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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: So Much In “Love”

All about "Love".

All about “Love”.

It is time for yet another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

Given that today is Valentine’s Day, I had to do a special countdown for all of you readers out there, and so, we’ll be taking a look at a list of the top ten “love” titles to hit my survey since it began in 1999. Their chart run data has been weighed (since different eras reflect different turnover rates.) Enjoy!

10. JANET JACKSON, “Someone To Call My Lover” (#2)
Album: All For You (2001, Virgin Records)
Peak Month: July 2001

09. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (#1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak Month: Aug. 2004

08. PINK featuring LILY ROSE COOPER, “True Love” (#1)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak Month: Aug. 2013

07. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (#2)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak Month: Nov. – Dec. 2006

06. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” (#1)
Album: J.Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak Month: Feb. 2001

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (#1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak Month: Feb. – Mar. 2009

04. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH, “The Game Of Love” (#1)
Album: Shaman (2002, Arista Records)
Peak Month: Nov. – Dec. 2002

03. SAVAGE GARDEN, “I Knew I Loved You” (#1)
Album: Affirmation (1999, Columbia Records)
Peak Month: Dec. 1999 – Jan. 2000

02. MAROON 5, “This Love” (#1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak Month: Feb. – Apr. 2004

01. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (#1)
Album: Spirit (2008, J/Syco Records)
Peak Month: Mar. – June 2008

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 23, 2001

Heroes of all kinds.

Heroes of all kinds.

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Let’s take a trip back, way back, to a few weeks into sixth grade and revisit the top songs from this week in 2001…

Debuts:
40. LIFEHOUSE, “Breathing”
39. NELLY, “#1”
22. ALL-STAR TRIBUTE, “What’s Going On?”

Biggest Mover:
BACKSTREET BOYS, “Drowning” (34-19, 15 spots)

10. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “Hero” (up 10)
Album: Escape (2001, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. THE WISEGUYS, “Start The Commotion” (down 2)
Album: The Antidote (1998, Mammoth Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. JIVE JONES, “Me, Myself & I” (up 1)
Album: Me, Myself + I (2001, Jive Records)
Peak: #7

07. DESTINY’S CHILD, “Emotion” (up 4)
Album: Survivor (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

06. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Everywhere” (down 1)
Album: The Spirit Room (2001, Maverick Records)
Peak: #5

05. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “I’m Real” (down 3)
Album: J.Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. *NSYNC, “Gone” (steady, second week)
Album: Celebrity (2001, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. MICHAEL JACKSON, “You Rock My World” (up 3)
Album: Invincible (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” (up 1)
Album: America Town (2000, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. ALICIA KEYS, “Fallin'” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Songs In A Minor (2001, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 20, 2005

"Beautiful" boys.

“Beautiful” boys.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. This week, we settle into my sophomore year of high school. It wasn’t really my favorite year, but the music of that era got me through it. Here’s a look at my top 40 from November 20, 2005:

Debuts:
40. SHAKIRA, “Don’t Bother”
38. KT TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree”

Biggest Mover(s):
LINDSAY LOHAN, “Confessions Of A Broken Heart (Daughter To Father)” (25-16) (9 spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day”
Long before it was featured on American Idol and became a smash in the United States, Powter’s song was a hit the year prior in countries like the United Kingdom and his native Canada. At the time, it was coming off a six-week run at #1 on my chart, but as soon as a U.S. release was announced, it would launch back up my top 40 for an additional ten weeks at the top in 2006. Not “Bad” at all.

09. HOWIE DAY, “She Says”
After the ballad “Collide” spent three weeks at #1 earlier that year, Day’s label, Epic, reissued this initial second single from Stop All The World Now in a newly recorded version. Though it didn’t do nearly as well on the radio charts, it spent a week at #4 on my survey. The singer born in Brewer, ME would chart once more in 2009 with “Be There”. He’s currently on a small tour around New England.

08. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Save The Last Dance For Me”
This Canadian crooner was on his way to big success. His debut era was full of remakes, including “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” by the Bee Gees and “Kissing A Fool” by George Michael, but this was his first to break into my top ten. The song first done by The Drifters holds the record for most weeks spent at #3 — nine consecutive frames. Luckily, he’s gone onto four #1 singles here.

07. MADONNA, “Hung Up”
Time goes by so slowly… although this song came and went in the U.S. for the “Material Girl” after a disappointing American Life era two years prior. Sampling the 1979 ABBA track, “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”, “Hung” spent a week at #1 on my top 40, followed by “Sorry”, which peaked at #3 a few months later. Parent album Confessions On A Dance Floor went Platinum.

06. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH and THE WRECKERS, “I’m Feelin’ You”
Lightning doesn’t strike twice, though it was close enough. After collaborating on “The Game Of Love”, a #1 on my chart in late 2002, “I’m” peaked at #3. This was both Branch and Santana‘s last top ten single on my chart; she would go top 20 solo in the fall of 2011 with “Loud Music”, the same year the band peaked with a top 20 cover of Def Leppard‘s “Photograph” with Chris Daughtry.

05. JAMIE CULLUM, “Get Your Way”
The jazz man from Rochford, England kept it classy and cool on his Twentysomething album, released here in 2004, but it was his followup, Catching Tales, that swung him in a soulful direction. Cullum’s song would peak at #4 during a 20 week run, by far his most successful single to rank on my chart. He entered the top 40 earlier this year with the minor entry, “Everything You Didn’t Do”.

04. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten”
It was used as the theme song to The Hills and it was all over the airwaves back in 2005 and 2006. “Unwritten” spent ten big weeks at #1, the second-longest run at the top by a female performer in my chart’s history. Bedingfield last hit the top ten late in 2012 on a duet with Lifehouse, “Between The Raindrops”, which went as high as #7. A new album may be forthcoming from her in the new year.

03. DARREN HAYES, “So Beautiful”
Formerly with the duo Savage Garden, who went to #1 on my chart in 1999 with “I Knew I Loved You”, this was featured on the act’s best of compilation titled Truly Madly Completely. “Beautiful” is Hayes’s last of five singles to reach the top of my chart (thus far), a six-week #1, making him the most successful Australian performer in my records. He’s been in the top 40 as recently as last year.

02. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful”
After serving six years in the British Army from 1996-2002, Blunt pursued a career in music, releasing Back To Bedlam in the fall of 2004 in the United Kingdom.  As the third single, it became a smash, reigniting the era with a run of five weeks at #1 in that territory. On my chart, it would spend eight non-consecutive weeks at #1 beginning the next week. He recently charted with “Bonfire Heart”.

01. KELLY CLARKSON, “Because Of You”
It’s the biggest of the big ballads on the chart, and what a phenomenal song it is. The Breakaway era was an astounding one for Clarkson, as she racked up a 6x Platinum certification and six top 40 singles on my chart before it was all over. Two went to #1, one being “Because”, which was in its third and final week at the top, and “Behind These Hazel Eyes”, which managed four weeks. She recently released an all-Christmas album, Wrapped In Red, and last week, single “Underneath The Tree” debuted at #40. See where it lands on this week’s chart tomorrow.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 6, 2002

Goin' "Thru" the archives.

Goin’ “Thru” the archives.

You seemed to enjoy my Labor Day Special which involved ten years of my top ten countdowns over the Labor Day Weekend, so why not make it a regular feature on the blog? Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. We start off with this rewind to my first weeks as a seventh grader. These were the top ten songs on my personal chart eleven years ago this week for the chart dated October 6, 2002:

10. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH, “The Game Of Love”
Coming off her first #1 on my chart, “Goodbye To You”, Branch took a fast ride up on this Santana single that served as the lead single from Shaman. Several weeks later, it would arrive at #1 and stay there through mid-December, when “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera took its place. The two acts would team up again on 2005’s “I’m Feelin’ You”, Branch being a part of The Wreckers, which went to #3.

09. LAS KETCHUP, “The Ketchup Song (Asereje)”
This trio from Córdoba, Spain got a lot of people up and dancing in 2002 with their novelty dance hit. There were a fair amount of people who thought this might be the next “Macarena” as it did extremely well internationally, but that didn’t translate into a U.S. hit despite some airplay in big markets. It would go to #1 on my chart in November and was kicked out by the Santana and Michelle Branch duet.

08. NICK CARTER, “Help Me”
After the Backstreet Boys took a hiatus at the end of 2001 following a single “Drowning” (a #1 on my chart) and their greatest hits collection The Hits: Chapter One, Carter was the first member to go solo. His Now Or Never album may have been certified Gold, but it’s not well-remembered; nor is this single, which received little airplay at CHR radio. Carter released another album in 2011 called I’m Taking Off.

07. WESTLIFE, “World Of Our Own”
They were huge in Ireland and in the United Kingdom, but RCA Records couldn’t break them in a bigger way here. Their biggest single to date here was 2000’s “Swear It Again”, a moderate radio single with better physical sales. This, however, didn’t muster up as much airplay and virtually no sales at all. The quintet turned quartet managed to stay together through last year, when they finally announced a split.

06. THICKE, “When I Get You Alone”
Before he was Robin Thicke, he simply used his last name on his first album, Cherry Blue Skies (renamed as A Beautiful World.) Sampling the #1 “A Fifth Of Beethoven” by Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band, a disco take on a segment of Beethoven‘s Fifth Symphony, the record never took off in the U.S., but with a hit like “Blurred Lines” earlier this year, he’ll never be alone without a few bucks.

05. OUR LADY PEACE, “Somewhere Out There”
These Canadian rockers had been around for almost a decade prior to this single; however, this was their only release to see any sort of significant crossover airplay in the States. Thus, this was my introduction to them, and the epic sound of their alternative and pop hit took a journey up to #2 before slowly making its way out of the top ten. The band last put out an album, Curve, in the spring of 2012.

04. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE featuring THE CLIPSE, “Like I Love You”
In 2002, *NSYNC took an urban direction by including Nelly on a remix of their last single ever, “Girlfriend”. This also influenced Timberlake on his first solo record later that year, Justified. After a high debut and a quick rise to #2, “Like” was surpassed by a few other hot singles, and his never regained the momentum to go to #1. However, his followup release, “Cry Me A River”, would spend a week there.

03. DANIEL BEDINGFIELD, “Gotta Get Thru This”
This former #1 single from Bedingfield featured a sped-up vocal and a pulsating rhythm. It was different from anything else on the airwaves at the time and due to this, it was a hit at CHR radio as well. In 2003, he made it to the runner-up spot with “If You’re Not The One” and then to #11 in 2005 with “Wrap My Words Around You”. He appeared as a judge on The X Factor in New Zealand earlier this year.

02. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring REDMAN, “Dirrty”
In 2002, we decided that inserting an extra letter “R” into words that didn’t need them was the hip thing to do, as evidenced by the #1 “Hot In Herre” by Nelly and then this single by a sexed-up Aguilera, whose clothing like her album title was Stripped. Alas, “Dirrty” had to settle in the #2 spot for a few weeks before flying down the chart. It was too shocking of an image change to get a widespread approval.

01. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Sk8er Boi”
If you loved that pop-punk realness that Lavigne was serving, then you were one of many back in 2002 digging her album Let Go. “Complicated” went to #1 a few months prior, so “Boi” became her second to pull off the rick despite its AOL speak which automatically dates it. I never was a skater boy (can I make it any more obvious?) but I was a fan of Rocket Power back then and that’s enough, right? Lavigne maintains a smaller presence on my chart, last making it on earlier this year with “Here’s To Never Growing Up” (#13).

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