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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.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 11, 2009

The golden boys of Fall.

The golden boys of Fall.

Welcome back for the second edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback, now with a few added extra features. 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’re going back to my sophomore year of college for a countdown full of singer-songwriters and the occasional euro-pop curveball. It’s my chart from October 11, 2009:

Debuts:
40. MUSE, “Uprising” (#8, January 2010)
39. MIKA, “Blame It On The Girls” (#11, November)
38. SNOW PATROL, “Just Say Yes” (#28, November)
37. SHINEDOWN, “If You Only Knew” (#17, December)

Biggest Mover(s):
ROB THOMAS, “Someday” (13-5) and THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (30-22) (8 spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “Already Gone”
Ah, yes, the single that never should’ve been. Clarkson wasn’t a fan of the song from the beginning, producer Ryan Tedder was declared unoriginal in a fiasco over it and Beyoncé‘s “Halo” and the music video for it fell flat, which director Joseph Khan also ranted about. However, it was a hit. “Gone” would eventually rise to a peak of #3, her last top ten single from the All I Ever Wanted era.

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Belong With Me”
Some say she’s had as many boyfriends as she’s had hit singles. I say, let’s keep it centered on the music, people. After two weeks at #1, this fell from 5-9 this week. It was her second pop single from Fearless following another song that went to #1, “Love Story”, which began a three-week run in February. Swift is going strong, charting four singles (so far) from her most recent album, Red.

08. MIKA, “We Are Golden”
Taken from his album The Boy Who Knew Too Much, this first single was a top 5 success in the United Kingdom, but saw limited peaks in other countries. In the U.S., it was released to radio and picked up a handful of radio stations, but never charted at any format. This would be his last top 10 record (#6) on my chart until his “Popular Song” with Ariana Grande hit #8 this year.

07. UNCLE KRACKER, “Smile”
He drifted away from the charts for several years after the disappointing sales of his 2004 Seventy Two And Sunny album, but he returned in a big way with this song, stuck at #7 for a third week. This remains his last song to crack the Hot 100. “Smile” was also remixed for Country radio and went top ten on that format, leading to a few other singles of his to pick up some airplay there.

06. TRAIN, “Hey, Soul Sister”
Leader Pat Monahan‘s solo single, “Her Eyes”, went to #1 on my personal chart in 2007, although it and its parent album are largely forgotten about nowadays. Thus, this single of theirs, up 10-6, was Monahan and the band’s reintroduction into the national spotlight, thrusting them into the top ten in many countries. “Sister” would spend four weeks at #4 on my survey in later 2009.

05. ROB THOMAS, “Someday”
Taking a huge leap of 13-5 was the followup to “Her Diamonds”, which hogged the top spot for eight weeks earlier that year. It was still in the top 40 that week dropping to #26. Both of these singles originate on Cradlesong, one of my favorite albums of 2009. This song would end up locked at #2 for four weeks behind Michael Bublé‘s “Haven’t Met You Yet” before descending the top 40.

04. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Fallin’ For You”
She was discovered off MySpace (remember when that could happen?) and signed to Universal Republic Records, who made her 2007 album Coco a major hit. This leadoff single from her next album, Breakthrough, was a strong seller and had some decent airplay across multiple formats. After two weeks at #3, “You” fell to #4 that week. Followup single “I Never Told You” went to #2.

03. GARY GO, “Wonderful”
Singer-songwriter Gary Baker took the name Gary Go and took this single of his all the way to #1 on my chart for three weeks, dropping out this week. During the song’s run here in the U.S., he actually stopped by the radio station I was working for to do a promotional appearance and he was quite nice in person. He would chart again earlier this year on Benny Benassi‘s “Cinema”.

02. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet”
Lifted from his 2009 album Crazy Love, this was the Canadian crooner’s third original song to make my chart following 2005’s “Home” (#3) and 2007’s “Everything” (#1). It climbed into the runner-up spot after only six weeks in the top 40 and would go to #1 later that month. It spent five weeks there, his longest run at the top. It’s also his biggest international hit thus far in his career.

01. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Chances”
After the Two Lights era gave him back-to-back number one singles on my survey, 2006’s “The Riddle (You And I)” and 2007’s “World”, this first single from Slice also made it to the top spot, advancing from 2-1 that week. Originally promoted by Columbia Records, their campaign to break Train‘s “Hey, Soul Sister” at radio left John Ondrasik’s song stalled out midway up the Hot AC chart, and he jumped to Wind-Up Records midway into the era. He’s currently on with a former #3 single, “What If”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 29, 2013

Rosenbergs are red, violets are blue...

The Hole story and nothing but it.

DEBUTS
40. Keane – Higher Than The Sun
39. Hudson Taylor – Care
38. The 1975 – Girls | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Pink – Walk Of Shame (40)
29. Daughtry – Waiting For Superman (37)
28. Lawson – Juliet (33)
27. Bastille – Laura Palmer (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Passenger – The Wrong Direction (24)
14. New Politics – Harlem (20)
10. Sheppard – Hold My Tongue (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Sheppard – Hold My Tongue (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Mika featuring Ariana Grande – Popular Song (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Passenger – Let Her Go (06) | PEAK: #01 for twelve weeks
06. Grouplove – Ways To Go (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Bastille – Pompeii (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Katy Perry – Roar (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Coldplay – Atlas (07) | PEAK: #03
02. The 1975 – Chocolate (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Passenger – Holes (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. NONONO – Pumpin’ Blood (1)
2. John Mayer featuring Katy Perry – Who You Love (2)
3. Eminem – Berzerk (6)
4. Phillip Phillips – Where We Came From (5)
5. Bruno Mars – Gorilla (7)
6. A Great Big World – Say Something (10)
7. Switchfoot – Who We Are (9)
8. Kacey Musgraves – Follow Your Arrow (-)
9. Mayer Hawthorne – Crime (-)
10. Bronze Radio Return – Further On (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew Allen – Play With Fire
Atlas Genius – If So
Britney Spears – Work Bitch
Butch Walker – Coming Home (new)
Cedric Gervais & Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better
Celine Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
David Myles featuring Classified – So Blind
Emblem3 – 3,000 Miles
Hunter Hunted – Keep Together
Justin Timberlake – TKO
Lee DeWyze – Fight
Lily Kershaw – As It Seems
Lorde – Team
Maroon 5 – Lucky Strike (new)
Matt Nathanson – Kinks Shirt (new)
Matt White – Gimme What You Got (new)
OneRepublic – Something I Need
Plain White T’s – The Giving Tree
The Feeling – Rescue
The Killers – Shot At The Night
Tom Odell – Hold Me
Vance Joy – Riptide (new)
Yuna – Rescue

Chart Notes:

  • At just four weeks old, Coldplay‘s “Atlas” is the fastest climbing song of the year by far, already up to #3. It comes from the soundtrack to the upcoming movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Last year, Adele‘s “Skyfall”, also from a movie (Skyfall, as if you couldn’t tell), made it to #1 in its sixth week. Can the band beat her by a week or tie the run she set last year? Will “Atlas” make it to #1 period? Stay tuned!
  • Rolling into this week’s top ten is the second hit in a row for the Australian sextet Sheppard, leaping 15-10 with “Hold My Tongue”. They previously made it to #10 for three weeks with “Let Me Down Easy” earlier this year. In the history of musical mouths, only one has tied its tongue around the top spot, appropriately titled “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove. It spent two weeks at #1 last year. As for the Hot 100, you have to go way back to 1971 to tickle the taste buds of top 40 hits; that’s when Brenda & The Tabulations went to #23 with “Right On The Tip Of My Tongue”. There’s your useless musical trivia for the day.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the second entry for The 1975, who debut at #38 with “Girls”. The four members in the band met at school in Wilmslow, England. Their first single, “Chocolate”, climbs to #2 after three consecutive weeks at #3.
  • There’s a new duo in at #39 this week. Hudson Taylor arrive from Dublin, Ireland consisting of 19-year-old Alfie and 21-year-old Harry Hudson-Taylor. The single is lifted from their forthcoming EP, Osea, due in the United Kingdom on October 13. (Read my profile on the duo.)
  • Lastly, at #40, is a song that just debuted on Friday from Keane, “Higher Than The Sun”. This is now the band’s fifteenth single to reach my top 40, several of which have hit the top ten, including 2004’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (#7), 2006’s “Is It Any Wonder?” (#2) and 2012’s “Silenced By The Night” (#1 for 4 weeks). (Listen to the single premiere of “Sun”.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 22, 2013

Third time lucky.

Holed up at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Pink – Walk Of Shame
37. Daughtry – Waiting For Superman
36. Bastille – Laura Palmer | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Conor Maynard – R U Crazy (40)
30. John Newman – Cheating (35)
25. Walk Off The Earth – Gang Of Rhythm (30)
24. Passenger – The Wrong Direction (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (28)
15. Sheppard – Hold My Tongue (20)
07. Coldplay – Atlas (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper – True Love (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Mika featuring Ariana Grande – Popular Song (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Coldplay – Atlas (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Passenger – Let Her Go (04) | PEAK: #01 for twelve weeks
05. Grouplove – Ways To Go (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Katy Perry – Roar (05) | PEAK: #04
03. The 1975 – Chocolate (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Bastille – Pompeii (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Passenger – Holes (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. NONONO – Pumpin’ Blood (4)
2. John Mayer featuring Katy Perry – Who You Love (1)
3. The 1975 – Girls (-)
4. Hudson Taylor – Care (-)
5. Phillip Phillips – Where We Came From (3)
6. Eminem – Berzerk (6)
7. Bruno Mars – Gorilla (9)
8. Kings Of Leon – Supersoaker (5)
9. Switchfoot – Who We Are (-)
10. A Great Big World – Say Something (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew Allen – Play With Fire
Atlas Genius – If So
Britney Spears – Work Bitch (new)
Bronze Radio Return – Further On (new)
Cedric Gervais & Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better
Celine Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
Daft Punk featuring Panda Bear – Doin’ It Right
David Myles featuring Classified – So Blind
Emblem3 – 3,000 Miles (new)
Hunter Hunted – Keep Together (new)
Justin Timberlake – TKO (new)
Kacey Musgraves – Follow Your Arrow (new)
Lee DeWyze – Fight (new)
Lily Kershaw – As It Seems
Lorde – Team
Marie Miller – You’re Not Alone
Mayer Hawthorne – Crime (new)
OneRepublic – Something I Need
Pet Shop Boys – Love Is A Bourgeois Construct
Plain White T’s – The Giving Tree
The Feeling – Rescue
The Killers – Shot At The Night (new)
Tom Odell – Hold Me (new)
Yuna – Rescue

Chart Notes:

  • From the Fun With Numbers department, ten of the songs on this week’s chart are either by or feature an act in my top 40 for the first time. Five are bands, including Bastille and The 1975, three are solo males, like Mayer Hawthorne and Passenger and two are solo females, Ariana Grande and Ashley Monroe.
  • The Biggest Mover of the week belongs to a familiar fellow; that would be Passenger with “The Wrong Direction”, up 31-24. Ironically, he took a bigger leap up the chart last week of nine spots, but that was squashed by the massive jump of 31-12 by Coldplay‘s “Atlas”. Each of the singer’s three singles thus far have held the title of Biggest Mover for at least one week during their chart run.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the second hit in a row for the British quartet Bastille, “Laura Palmer”, which enters at #36. The song’s based off of a character from the 1990 television series Twin Peaks, in which the manners of her death during the first episode became one of the main arcs for the show. It was a minor hit earlier this year in several European countries, and is now actively charting in places like Belgium and Italy.
  • At #37 is the latest by Daughtry, who have gone a bit electro-pop on their latest single, “Waiting For Superman”. It’s from their forthcoming album titled Baptized. The debut of “Waiting” marks the band’s eleventh song to make my chart, two of which went to #1: 2009’s “No Surprise” and 2011’s “Crawling Back To You”.
  • Finally, at #40, is the latest song by Pink. “Walk Of Shame” is the fifth single to chart from The Truth About Love and is the followup to her recent #1 with Lily Rose Cooper, “True Love”. It’s already been serviced to radio in Australia and looks to be climbing up iTunes there as well.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 15, 2013

His single is smoking.

Puffin’ at the top of the pops.

DEBUTS
40. Conor Maynard – R U Crazy

TOP GAINERS
31. Passenger – The Wrong Direction (40)
30. Walk Off The Earth – Gang Of Rhythm (37)
14. Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World (21)
12. Coldplay – Atlas (31) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. One Direction – Best Song Ever (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Mika featuring Ariana Grande – Popular Song (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper – True Love (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Grouplove – Ways To Go (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Katy Perry – Roar (07) | PEAK: #07
04. Passenger – Let Her Go (04) | PEAK: #01 for twelve weeks
03. The 1975 – Chocolate (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Bastille – Pompeii (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Passenger – Holes (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. John Mayer featuring Katy Perry – Who You Love (1)
2. Bastille – Laura Palmer (8)
3. Phillip Phillips – Where We Came From (3)
4. NONONO – Pumpin’ Blood (10)
5. Kings Of Leon – Supersoaker (4)
6. Eminem – Berzerk (9)
7. Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time (5)
8. Pet Shop Boys – Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (6)
9. Bruno Mars – Gorilla (-)
10. Daft Punk featuring Panda Bear – Doin’ It Right (-)

In The Mix:
A Great Big World – Say Something
Andrew Allen – Play With Fire (new)
Atlas Genius – If So
Cedric Gervais & Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better (new)
Celine Dion – Loved Me Back To Life
Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile
David Myles featuring Classified – So Blind (new)
Kaskade – Atmosphere
Lily Kershaw – As It Seems (new)
Lorde – Team (new)
Marie Miller – You’re Not Alone
OneRepublic – Something I Need
Pink – Walk Of Shame (new)
Plain White T’s – The Giving Tree (new)
Switchfoot – Who We Are (new)
The Feeling – Rescue
Tom Odell – Grow Old With Me
Yuna – Rescue

Chart Notes:

  • Driving it home once again this week is Passenger, #1 for a second week with his song “Holes”. It’s the second number one in a row from his album All The Little Lights, and a third single from it may just do the same as “The Wrong Direction” leaps from 40-31. By the way, the last “hole” song to make my chart, not that you were likely wondering about it, was “Hole In The Head” by everyone’s favorite revolving door girl group, the Sugababes. After a minor American crossover during the summer of 2004, it went to #12 on my chart and remains their biggest single to rank in my top 40.
  • Two songs make it into the top ten this week. Mika and Ariana Grande rise from 11-9 with “Popular Song”. It’s the third top ten single for the Lebanese-born performer following “Grace Kelly” in 2006 and “We Are Golden” in 2009. It’s the first for Grande. Also jumping in with their now sixth top ten is One Direction, up 12-10 with “Best Song Ever”. It will be on their third studio album, Midnight Memories, due out in November.
  • I’m guessing that there weren’t any doubts that Coldplay would have this week’s Biggest Mover. The question was, by just how much would they climb? The answer is nineteen spots, as “Atlas” soars from 31-12. The song is the first single from the forthcoming motion picture, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. This one is firing up real fast and looks like it’s on target to hit the top relatively soon.
  • Only one debut this week, which is the third top 40 hit for young Conor Maynard, “R U Crazy”. The song lands at #40. It’s released digitally in the United Kingdom on October 8. Maynard’s biggest single so far is “Vegas Girl”, which peaked at #18 last year during a 14-week run.
  • Next week is filled with a plethora of new songs debuting, including “Work Bitch” by Britney Spears on Monday, “Waiting For Superman” by Daughtry on Tuesday, as well “TKO” by Justin Timberlake, “Higher Than The Sun” by Keane and “Shot At The Night” by The Killers all potentially making their debut later on in the week. Stay tuned to see where a few of them may debut on the chart come Sunday.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 18, 2013

Flower power.

Truly topping the chart.

DEBUTS
40. Shane Filan – Everything To Me
39. Sheppard – Hold My Tongue | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World (39)
25. Katy Perry – Roar (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Mika featuring Ariana Grande – Popular Song (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Grouplove – Ways To Go (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Family Of The Year – St. Croix (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky (08) | PEAK: #02
07. Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Train featuring Ashley Monroe – Bruises (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Passenger – Holes (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Passenger – Let Her Go (02) | PEAK: #01 for twelve weeks
03. Five For Fighting – What If (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Bastille – Pompeii (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper – True Love (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Phillip Phillips – Where We Came From (2)
2. James Blunt – Bonfire Heart (8)
3. Emeli Sandé – My Kind Of Love (-)
4. Capital Cities – Kangaroo Court (4)
5. MKTO – Classic (5)
6. Kings Of Leon – Supersoaker (9)
7. Ed Sheeran – You Need Me, I Don’t Need You (6)
8. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (-)
9. Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time (-)
10. Pet Shop Boys – Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – If So (new)
Avril Lavigne – Rock N Roll
Backstreet Boys – In A World Like This
Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile
Earth, Wind & Fire – My Promise
Ellie Goulding – Burn
Fitz & The Tantrums – 6AM
fun. – Out On The Town
Goo Goo Dolls – Come To Me
Hey Ocean! – Big Blue Wave
Kaskade – Atmosphere (new)
Michael Bublé featuring Bryan Adams – After All
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight (re-entry)
R5 – Pass Me By (new)
Serena Ryder – What I Wouldn’t Do
Tony Lucca – Never Gonna Let You Go
Walk Off The Earth – Gang Of Rhythm (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Holding onto the top spot for a third week, Pink and Lily Rose Cooper continue to dominate, but it looks at though they may be knocked out next week by either Bastille or Five For Fighting. If it happens, it would be the first #1 for the British band or the fourth #1 for the California singer-songwriter.
  • Tacking on another achievement to his growing list of them, British singer-songwriter Passenger now has two songs in my top 5, with “Holes” climbing 7-5 and “Let Her Go” dropping 2-4 after a 12-week run at #1. Only a handful of acts have managed to pull this off in my chart’s history, including Daniel Powter and James Blunt in 2006.
  • It’s probably not the biggest shock that Katy Perry takes the title of this week’s Biggest Mover with “Roar”, leaping from 40-25. It’s the first single from her forthcoming album, Prism, due in October. It should be in the top ten by early September.
  • The Highest Debut of the Week belongs to Australian sextet Sheppard, who enter at #39 with “Hold My Tongue”. It’s the second single to chart from their self-titled EP. First single, “Let Me Down Easy”, falls  to #20 this week.
  • Also debuting this week is former Westlife member Shane Filan. His first solo single, “Everything To Me” is in at #40. Last time he was in with the band was back in 2002 when “World Of Our Own” peaked at #6.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 11, 2013

Flower power.

Even more “Love”.

DEBUTS
40. Katy Perry – Roar
39. Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World
38. New Politics – Harlem | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams – Lose Yourself To Dance (40)
32. Mayer Hawthorne – The Stars Are Ours (37)
29. Matt Cardle & Melanie C – Loving You (34)
27. Mika featuring Ariana Grande – Popular Song (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed (28)
18. One Direction – Best Song Ever (24)
13. The 1975 – Chocolate (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Sara Bareilles – Brave (06) | PEAK: #04
09. Family Of The Year – St. Croix (10) | PEAK: #10
08. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky (05) | PEAK: #02
07. Passenger – Holes (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Train featuring Ashley Monroe – Bruises (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Bastille – Pompeii (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Five For Fighting – What If (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Passenger – Let Her Go (03) | PEAK: #01 for twelve weeks
01. Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper – True Love (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheppard – Hold My Tongue (3)
2. Phillip Phillips – Where We Came From (4)
3. Shane Filan – Everything To Me (6)
4. Capital Cities – Kangaroo Court (1)
5. MKTO – Classic (2)
6. Ed Sheeran – You Need Me, I Don’t Need You (8)
7. Elton John – Home Again (7)
8. James Blunt – Bonfire Heart (-)
9. Kings Of Leon – Supersoaker (-)
10. Backstreet Boys – In A World Like This (9)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (new)
Avril Lavigne – Rock N Roll
Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile (new)
Earth, Wind & Fire – My Promise
Ellie Goulding – Burn
Emeli Sandé – My Kind Of Love
Fitz & The Tantrums – 6AM
fun. – Out On The Town
Franz Ferdinand – Right Action
Goo Goo Dolls – Come To Me
Hey Ocean! – Big Blue Wave
Little Mix – Change Your Life
Michael Bublé featuring Bryan Adams – After All
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight (re-entry)
Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time
Pet Shop Boys – Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (new)
Serena Ryder – What I Wouldn’t Do
Tony Lucca – Never Gonna Let You Go

Chart Notes:

  • Mika and Ariana Grande take a huge leap from #39 to #27 with this week’s Biggest Mover, “Popular Song”. It was one of the most added singles at mainstream radio this past week. Mika last made my top 40 in the fall of 2009 with “Blame It On The Girls”, which rose to #11.
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to Danish rockers New Politics and their first single to make my chart, “Harlem”. It enters at #38. It’s a recent top 5 single from the Alternative chart that is now looking to make some waves on CHR radio.
  • Las Vegas quartet Imagine Dragons are back in my top 40 with “On Top Of The World”, debuting this week at #39. It’s their current single in Australia, where it’s a top 20 seller at the moment. It comes from their album Night Visions.
  • After a leak yesterday morning, Katy Perry‘s latest, “Roar”, doesn’t quite roar into the survey, but a #40 debut is going to have to do for this week. Look for it to make a large climb on the next chart.

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