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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 12, 2004

Adam’s chart houses the jams.

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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 12, 2004:

Debuts:
39. HALL & OATES, “I’ll Be Around”
35. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away”
28. KEANE, “Somewhere Only We Know”

Biggest Mover(s):
THREE DAYS GRACE, “Just Like You” (25-17)
GREEN DAY, “American Idiot” (24-16, eight spots)

10. SKYE SWEETNAM, “Tangled Up In Me” (up 1)
Album: Noise From The Basement (2004, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. MODEST MOUSE, “Float On” (up 1)
Album: Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #9

08. NITTY, “Nasty Girl” (up 4)
Album: Player’s Paradise (2005, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6

07. KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (steady, third week)
Album: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records) and Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

06. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses” (steady, third week)
Album: Harmonium (2004, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2

05. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (steady, second week)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (down 2)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (up 1)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring MISSY ELLIOTT, “Car Wash” (up 1)
Album: Shark Tale (Soundtrack) (2004, DreamWorks/Geffen/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (steady, fifth week)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 4, 2007

One wonders about these songs.

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 11 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 4, 2007…

Debuts:
38. THE DECEMBERISTS, “O Valencia!”
37. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beautiful Disaster”

Biggest Mover(s):
SCISSOR SISTERS, “She’s My Man” (30-22)
TAYLOR HICKS, “Just To Feel That Way” (29-21, eight spots)

10. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (down 3)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

09. JAMES MORRISON, “You Give Me Something” (up 1)
Album: Undiscovered (2007, Polydor/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. MODEST MOUSE, “Dashboard” (up 1)
Album: We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (up 1)
Album: Meet The Robinsons (Soundtrack) (2007, Walt Disney/Melisma/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean” (down 2)
Album: Foiled (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #3

05. DAUGHTRY, “It’s Not Over” (up 1)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

04. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (up 1)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

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

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

01. DBCLIFFORD, “Simple Things” (steady, third week)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records – Canada)
Peak: #1 for six 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 (March 17)

The "Butterfly" effect.

The “Butterfly” effect.

As the SXSW festivities get people loaded into Austin, the album chart is about to get loaded with a number of big releases. It’s certainly a diverse list, much like the conference. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of March 17:

  • It was quite a roller coaster ride last night as Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp A Butterfly album was uploaded, then erased and then uploaded again at iTunes in multiple versions, followed by Spotify, Amazon and other retailers. It appears that everything is now in place for proper sales and data numbers to take effect and the album will almost certainly be at the top of next week’s Billboard 200. Given the early kerfuffle, it’s unclear just how well this will do, but plan on some good commercial and critical love. (iTunes)
  • Moved up after an album leak several weeks ago, Welsh singer and songwriter Marina & The Diamonds is back with FROOT, her first album since 2012. No singles have been issued to radio from the set, but several songs blasted into the top ten on iTunes upon their release. Look for the album to easily rank in the top ten (or even top five) when the official results are revealed. (iTunes)
  • Currently on top of the Alternative chart with “Lampshades On Fire”, their second #1 at the format and first in 11 years, Washington rockers Modest Mouse make their return with Strangers To Ourselves. Amazingly, this is their first set in eight long years. Despite a delay of two weeks from its original date, this should have a strong finish. (iTunes)
  • The soundtrack from Furious 7 is out this week, notable as the final film appearance of actor Paul Walker, who died in a car accident in late 2013. The album features many urban acts, including rapper Wiz Khalifa‘s single “See You Again”, featuring newcomer Charlie Puth. The movie opens in two weeks. (iTunes)
  • Sleeping With Sirens had a real breakout with their last album, Feel, and after a change in label, they’re now out with Madness. Given how popular the instant grat cuts from this have been over the past few weeks, another top ten debut is likely for them. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Great Good Fine OK‘s 2M2H (EP) (iTunes), Liz Longley‘s Liz Longley (iTunes), Marcus Miller‘s Afrodeezia (iTunes), Mark Knopfler‘s Tracker (iTunes), Passion‘s Even So Come (Live) (iTunes), Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield‘s Sing Elliott Smith (iTunes), Tobias Jesso Jr.‘s Goon (iTunes) and Twin Shadow‘s Eclipse (iTunes).

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

  • “Bethlehem Steel”, a pre-release track from Delta Rae. (iTunes)
  • “Biscuits”, the new single from Kacey Musgraves. (iTunes)
  • “Cliché”, new from Christina Grimmie. (iTunes)
  • “Entropy”, a collaboration of Grimes and Bleachers. (iTunes)
  • “My House”, another instant grat track from Flo Rida. (iTunes)
  • “Stitches”, a new pre-release track from Shawn Mendes. (iTunes)

With Lamar’s album moved up one full week, next week’s schedule will definitely feature new albums from Action Bronson, Big Data and more. A full preview is coming in seven!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 21, 2014

Spending their "Days" at the top.

Spending their “Days” at the top.

DEBUTS
39. Modest Mouse – Lampshades On Fire
38. Prince Royce featuring Snoop Dogg – Stuck On A Feeling
37. Matt Simons – Catch And Release | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato – Up (39) BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
30. Rixton – Hotel Ceiling (35) BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (08) | PEAK: #06
09. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (12) | PEAK: #09
08. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (06) | PEAK: #03
06. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
05. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Take That – These Days (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (5)
2. Nick Gardner – Lose You (1)
3. Sheppard – Smile (3)
4. Scott Helman – Bungalow (8)
5. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (6)
6. Maroon 5 – Sugar (-)
7. Smallpools – Karaoke (-)
8. Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red (4)
9. Lifehouse – Flight (-)
10. Coldplay – Miracles (-)

In The Mix:
Kim Churchill – Backwards Head (new)
Madonna – Living For Love (new)
Mikey Wax – Only One
Taylor Swift – Style (new)
Train – Bulletproof Picasso

Chart Notes:

  • Commentary will be back next week due to my ongoing Top 100 of 2014. Until next Sunday, you can check out what’s been revealed so far below:
  • 100-81
  • 80-61
  • 60-41
  • 40-31
  • 30-21
  • 20-11

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 15, 2007

All about "Me".

All about “Me”.

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. By this point in 2007, I was looking at colleges to apply to, and keeping busy with the Speech Team and our a cappella group, Uncommon Time. Meanwhile, here’s what was happening on my chart dated April 15, 2007:

Debuts:
40. BRANDI CARLILE, “The Story”
24. DARREN HAYES, “Who Would Have Thought?”

Biggest Mover:
MANDY MOORE, “Extraordinary” (33-25) (8 spots)

10. PAOLO NUTINI, “New Shoes”
Singer/songwriter Nutini was only 20 years old when his first single made my chart, which was at its peak position on this particular week. Though it just missed the Hot 100, it accumulated some minor airplay at the Hot AC format and landed in the #1 spot on AAA radio for four weeks. He recently entered my top 40 with new single “Scream (Funk My Life Up)”.

09. MODEST MOUSE, “Dashboard”
This band from Washington state broke my top ten three years prior with the song “Float On”, but it would take until their second album, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, to return to their upper reaches of the chart. The sextet hasn’t released a full-length effort since it, but they still perform live. No word on when new material from them will be coming.

08. JOSS STONE, “Tell Me ‘Bout It”
She bubbled under my chart a few times in 2004 with songs like “Fell In Love With A Boy” and “You Had Me”, but in the spring of 2007, Stone finally made my top 40 and the top ten with this leadoff single from her third album, Introducing… Joss Stone. The introduction didn’t last for long. Though she’s still recording, none of her songs since “Tell” have charted.

07. NICKELBACK, “If Everyone Cared”
With the fourth single from their biggest selling album ever, 2005’s All The Right Reasons, the Canadian group’s rocking song with a more politicized message took a long trip up on my chart, eventually topping out at #2 later that spring. They may no longer be with Roadrunner, their longtime record label since 1999, but they still had a fine chain of hits with them.

06. DAUGHTRY, “It’s Not Over”
It certainly was not over for the former American Idol finalist and his group, climbing into the countdown with their first single. “Over” spent five weeks at #5, their second highest peak from the Daughtry era behind “What About Now”, which rose to #3. The sextet released an album last year, the very poppy Baptized; single “Waiting For Superman” peaked at #6.

05. DBCLIFFORD, “Simple Things”
Watching the charts up in Canada brought this single to my attention, which spent six weeks at #1 earlier in 2007. Clifford was born in France and eventually moved up north before shifting his focuses on the United Kingdom during the past few years. A followup, “Don’t Wanna”, peaked at #2 on my survey that same year. The performer has yet to chart since then.

04. THE FRAY, “Look After You”
Back when they were touring behind their debut era, the Colorado band was one of the hottest new acts to rank on my top 40. This was the third of three top five hits for the band from How To Save To Life, peaking at #2 for a week. Though “All At Once” would break the streak later in 2007, they’re still very much active, scoring with the recent hit “Love Don’t Die”.

03. ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders”
From the soundtrack to the Disney animated flick Meet The Robinsons, this was Thomas’s fifth consecutive single to rise into the top 3 following four releases from his 2005 Something To Be album. That’s one hot streak. “Wonders” ended up in the runner-up spot for a few frames before falling down. A third solo effort is expected from the singer later this year.

02. JAMES MORRISON, “You Give Me Something”
He’s one of the most underrated vocalists on the survey this week, especially from an American perspective. “Something” was a big hit across Europe, but U.S. radio largely ignored it beyond a few outlets here and there. Morrison has not issued an album out in three years, but he’s been cooking up some new material as of earlier this year. Hope to hear it very soon!

01. MAROON 5, “Makes Me Wonder”
The hype was huge on this record from the California group, who were a month away from the release of their sophomore effort, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long. Needless to say, it zipped up the charts, both at radio and retail. “Wonder” was in its third of eleven weeks at #1 on my survey, and remains the last song in my chart’s history (at least thus far) to debut at the top spot. With six #1 songs and 18 entries since 2003, they’ll surely be reaching the 2-0 mark when their next album hits.

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback 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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