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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 13, 2009

Drunk on the hits.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for 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 feature the highlights of a past countdown. 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 stroll back nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 13, 2009:

Debuts:
40. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “You And Me”
39. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Maybe”

Biggest Mover(s):
MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (37-29, eight spots)

10. MIKA, “We Are Golden” (up 2)
Album: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (2009, Casablanca/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. KATY PERRY, “Waking Up In Vegas” (down 2)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

08. UNCLE KRACKER, “Smile” (up 5)
Album: Happy Hour (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

07. GREEN DAY, “21 Guns” (down 1)
Album: 21st Century Breakdown (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Fallin’ For You” (up 2)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Chances” (steady, second week)
Album: Slice (2009, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. GARY GO, “Wonderful” (steady, second week)
Album: Gary Go (2008, Decca Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “Love Drunk” (steady, third week)
Album: Love Drunk (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Belong With Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. DAUGHTRY, “No Surprise” (steady, second week)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 20, 2009

A “Wonderful” look at 2009.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for 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 feature the highlights of a past countdown. 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 stroll back eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 20, 2009…

Debuts:
40. MARIAH CAREY, “I Want To Know What Love Is”
39. NICKELBACK, “Never Gonna Be Alone”

Biggest Mover(s):
MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (29-17, twelve spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “Already Gone” (up 4)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

09. GREEN DAY, “21 Guns” (down 2)
Album: 21st Century Breakdown (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. UNCLE KRACKER, “Smile” (steady, second week)
Album: Happy Hour (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

07. MIKA, “We Are Golden” (up 3)
Album: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (2009, Casablanca/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Fallin’ For You” (steady, second week)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “Love Drunk” (down 2)
Album: Love Drunk (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. DAUGHTRY, “No Surprise” (down 3)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Belong With Me” (down 1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Chances” (up 3)
Album: Slice (2009, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. GARY GO, “Wonderful” (up 3)
Album: Gary Go (2008, Decca Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 11, 2007

All about that chart "Life".

All about that chart “Life”.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for 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 feature the highlights of a past countdown. 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 stroll back ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 11, 2007…

Debuts:
39. SCISSOR SISTERS, “She’s My Man”
38. ROBIN THICKE, “Lost Without You”
37. TAYLOR HICKS, “Just To Feel That Way”
35. TAKE THAT, “Shine”

Biggest Movers:
ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (32-23, nine spots)

10. MIKA, “Grace Kelly” (steady, third week)
Album: Life In Cartoon Motion (2007, Casablanca Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. JOHN MAYER, “Belief” (down 1)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. DAUGHTRY, “It’s Not Over” (up 3)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

07. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (up 2)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

06. AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (down 2)
Album: All The Stars And Boulevards (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

05. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (down 2)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

04. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (up 1)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean” (up 3)
Album: Foiled (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #3

02. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (steady, second week)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “World” (steady, third week)
Album: Two Lights (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #60-41

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the next 20 songs on the countdown, two singers named Jamie (neither of which Ray Parker, Jr. sang about in 1984), a quintet that’s no longer together after just one major-label single, a recent On The Verge track at CHR/Top 40 radio, a song title that is a word away from being a hot Moody Blues remake, and one of the year’s top fidelity anthems that many people deemed “good”. If you’re ready to be tempted with some tantalizing tunes, sit back and listen to the songs ranked #60 through #41:

FLETCHER
060. FLETCHER – “War Paint”
Label: Snapback Entertainment
Album: (single only)
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Jamie Lawson
059. JAMIE LAWSON – “Wasn’t Expecting That”
Label: Gingerbread Man/Elektra
Album: Jamie Lawson
Peak: #12

Mika
058. MIKA – “Talk About You”
Label: Casablanca/Republic
Album: No Place In Heaven
Peak: #11

Fancy Reagan
057. FANCY REAGAN – “Knock Me Out”
Label: Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Lions Head
056. LIONS HEAD – “Begging”
Label: Tanz Dich Glücklich/Columbia
Album: (single only)
Peak: #10

Jamie Scott
055. JAMIE SCOTT – “Unbreakable”
Label: Capitol
Album: My Hurricane
Peak: #1 for six weeks [2014 CY]

Mat Kearney
054. MAT KEARNEY – “Billion”
Label: Republic
Album: Just Kids
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Olly Murs
053. OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY – “Wrapped Up”
Label: Columbia
Album: Never Been Better
Peak: #5 for two weeks

Maroon 5
052. MAROON 5 – “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”
Label: 222/Interscope
Album: V
Peak: #5

Hoodie Allen and Ed Sheeran
051. HOODIE ALLEN featuring ED SHEERAN – “All About It”
Label: Atlantic
Album: People Keep Talking
Peak: #8 for two weeks

Nate Ruess
050. NATE RUESS – “Great Big Storm”
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Album: Grand Romantic
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
049. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – “High Dive”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Kelly Clarkson
048. KELLY CLARKSON – “Heartbeat Song”
Label: RCA
Album: Piece By Piece
Peak: #9 for three weeks

Matt Woods
047. MATT WOODS – “In The Dark”
Label: Sticky Company
Album: In The Dark (EP)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Gavin James
046. GAVIN JAMES – “Bitter Pill”
Label: Capitol
Album: (single only)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

Conrad Sewell
045. CONRAD SEWELL – “Hold Me Up”
Label: 300 Entertainment
Album: (single only)
Peak: #9

Andy Grammer
044. ANDY GRAMMER – “Honey, I’m Good”
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Album: Magazines Or Novels
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Matt Nathanson
043. MATT NATHANSON – “Gold In The Summertime”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Show Me Your Fangs
Peak: #9 for three weeks

Taylor Swift
042. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Wildest Dreams”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #2

Take That
041. TAKE THAT – “These Days”
Label: Polydor (U.K.)
Album: III
Peak: #1 for one week

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 40 through 31, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 25, 2009

Chart and "Soul".

Chart and “Soul”.

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. Alright, let’s get a move on and back to midterm season during my sophomore year of college with my top songs from this week in 2009…

Debuts:
38. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates”
37. CREED, “Rain”
36. JOHN MAYER, “Who Says”
32. KRIS ALLEN, “Live Like We’re Dying”

Biggest Mover(s):
MUSE, “Uprising” (38-29, nine spots)

10. MIKA, “We Are Golden” (down 1)
Album: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (2009, Casablanca/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. UNCLE KRACKER, “Smile” (down 2)
Album: Happy Hour (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

08. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (up 2)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. GARY GO, “Wonderful” (down 2)
Album: Gary Go (2008, Decca Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. KELLY CLARKSON, “Already Gone” (up 2)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

05. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Fallin’ For You” (down 2)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. TRAIN, “Hey, Soul Sister” (up 2)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. ROB THOMAS, “Someday” (up 1)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Chances” (down 1)
Album: Slice (2009, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (up 1)
Album: Crazy Love (2009, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (June 16)

The original Taylor.

One of this week’s swift sellers.

The boys of summer are out to shine on this week with three male soloists all looking at notable debuts on the horizon. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of June 16:

  • “Today Today Today” is the day that the legendary James Taylor‘s latest album, Before This World, is out to the world. It’s his first set of original material since 2002’s October Road, though he’s released some covers and live albums since it. With Father’s Day fast approaching on Sunday, the older demo may drive his latest set to the top of the charts. (iTunes)
  • Former American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert returns with his third studio album, The Original High, his first to be released with Warner Bros. Records. First single “Ghost Town” is currently haunting the homes of multiple formats. Will the set become his third top five album on the Billboard 200? It definitely has a shot. (iTunes)
  • From fun., singer Nate Ruess is out with his solo debut, Grand Romantic. It features “Nothing Without Love”, recently a minor hit on the CHR and Hot AC radio charts, and a collaboration with Beck. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Amos Lee and the Colorado Symphony‘s Live At Red Rocks (iTunes), Big Smo‘s Bringin’ It Home (EP) (iTunes), Giorgio Moroder‘s Déjà Vu (iTunes), Hilary Duff‘s Breathe In. Breathe Out. (iTunes), Hudson Mohawke‘s Lantern (iTunes), Jill Scott‘s Golden Moments (iTunes), Mika‘s No Place In Heaven (iTunes), Robert Glasper‘s Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios) (iTunes), Ryn Weaver‘s The Fool (iTunes), Smashing Satellites‘s SonicAluzion (iTunes), The SteelDrivers‘s The Muscle Shoals Recordings (iTunes), Third Eye Blind‘s Dopamine (iTunes), Walk Off The Earth‘s Sing It All Away (iTunes) and the compilation Dylan, Cash, and The Nashville Cats: A New Music City (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Dime Store Cowgirl”, an instant grat song from Kacey Musgraves. (iTunes)
  • “Dreams”, the new single from Beck. (iTunes)
  • “Get Better”, an instant grat track from Frank Turner. (iTunes)
  • “Golden”, a single from Travie McCoy and Sia. (iTunes)
  • “Look What We’ve Become”, new from Grace Potter. (iTunes)
  • “Pressure Off”, the new single from Duran Duran and Janelle Monáe. (iTunes)

Country singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves is likely to score next week’s top new entry with Pageant Material, but how will other new albums from Tori Kelly and X Ambassadors chart? A full preview is coming in seven.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 5, 2015

A new "Love" for Ellie.

Four weeks of “Love”.

DEBUTS
39. MIKA – Talk About You
38. Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Parachute – Crave (40)
31. Matt Woods – In The Dark (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (34)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Script – Man On A Wire (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Scott Helman – Bungalow (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Maroon 5 – Sugar (06) | PEAK: #04
07. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Taylor Swift – Style (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Life Of Dillon – Overload (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Saint Motel – My Type (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. MAGIC! – No Way No (2)
2. Olly Murs – Seasons (4)
3. Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits (3)
4. Florida Georgia Line – Sun Daze (7)
5. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (5)
6. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (9)
7. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (-)
8. Francesco Yates – Better To Be Loved (6)
9. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (-)
10. Jason French – You Just Want My Money (-)

In The Mix:
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers – I’ll Be There
Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
Gavin James – The Book Of Love
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
Jacquie Lee – Tears Fall
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
Madonna – Ghosttown
Mumford & Sons – Believe
Plain White T’s – Pause (new)
Ruen Brothers – Summer Sun
Shift K3y – Name And Number
Tuxedo – Do It
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World (new)
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • Though the pace of the chart this week is noticeably slower overall, several songs register moderate-sized moves. Leading the way is “In The Dark” by Matt Woods. After debuting last week at #37, he climbs to #31, a gain of six notches. His EP is out in two weeks, though “Dark” is available for purchase now. Just behind Woods’s hit are “Crave” by Parachute (40-35) and “Teach Me How To Dance With You” by Causes (34-29) with leaps of five spots on the countdown.
  • The highest of the week’s two debuts is in at #38 for Brandon Flowers and “Can’t Deny My Love”, the first release from his forthcoming second solo album, The Desired Effect. The track looks to push into the top 40 on the Alternative survey in the coming days. It was five years ago that Flowers spent three weeks at the top on my list with the amazing “Crossfire”. We’ll have to wait and see if his latest can do the same.
  • Also debuting this week is the latest top 40 hit from MIKA, “Talk About You”, in at #39. The singer and songwriter made his first appearance on my chart in late 2006 with the song “Grace Kelly”, which peaked at #10 for several weeks in 2007. “Talk” is the leadoff single from No Place In Heaven, due in June, though it’s not available as a pre-order here just yet.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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