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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 9, 2017

Katy and Skip don’t slip.

DEBUTS
38. Train – Drink Up
34. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (36)
29. Sheppard – Keep Me Crazy (34)
22. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl (29)
21. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. New Politics – One Of Us (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Cold (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (11) | PEAK: #09
08. James TW – Ex (09) | PEAK: #08
07. MUNA – I Know A Place (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. Imagine Dragons – Believer (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Lorde – Green Light (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Julia Michaels – Issues (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (1)
2. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (4)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (3)
4. Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger (7)
5. Fastball – I Will Never Let You Down (5)
6. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (9)
7. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (-)
8. Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (6)
9. LANY – ILYSB (10)
10. Oh Wonder – Ultralife (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios (new)
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy
Ruth B. – If This Is Love (new)
The Cranberries – Why
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
Tom Walker – Just You And I (new)
Weezer – Feels Like Summer
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • There are five notable movers in the countdown this week, up five or more spots, and all five are from different countries. A nice move of twelve notches, jumping 33-21, makes “Don’t Take The Money” by New Jersey’s Bleachers the Biggest Mover. From outside of the U.S., there’s England’s Ed Sheeran and “Galway Girl”, up 29-22, Canada’s Scott Helman and “Kinda Complicated”, up 36-30, Denmark’s New Politics and “One Of Us”, up 23-18, and finally, Australia’s Sheppard and “Keep Me Crazy”, up 34-29. Keep up with all the global gems every Sunday here on PGTC!
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the first solo top 40 hit for Harry Styles, with “Sign Of The Times” coming in at #34. Styles is prepping for the release of his first album outside of One Direction, which is due sometime later this year. Since 2016, the group’s Zayn Malik, now just ZAYN, and Niall Horan have also reached my chart; in fact, both spent some time at #1. Will Styles hit the top and make it 3-for-3 this summer? Stay tuned!
  • A little further down, landing at #38, is the second top 40 hit from Train‘s most recent album, a girl a bottle a boat. “Drink Up” follows “Play That Song”, which spent two weeks at #2 earlier this year. “Drink” marks the 25th song to reach my top 40 for the band since 1999, and the 26th for lead singer Pat Monahan, who scored a solo #1 in 2007 with “Her Eyes”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 2, 2017

“Rhythm” is gonna get you.

DEBUTS
40. Delta Rae – A Long And Happy Life
36. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated
33. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe (35)
29. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl (36)
23. New Politics – One Of Us (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (09) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
09. James TW – Ex (10) | PEAK: #09
08. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. MUNA – I Know A Place (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. Imagine Dragons – Believer (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Lorde – Green Light (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Julia Michaels – Issues (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (2)
2. Bea Miller – Song Like You (1)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (4)
4. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (10)
5. Fastball – I Will Never Let You Down (9)
6. Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (7)
7. Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger (-)
8. Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On (8)
9. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (-)
10. LANY – ILYSB (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises (new)
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy
Oh Wonder – Ultralife (new)
The Cranberries – Why (new)
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You (new)
Train – Drink Up (new)
Weezer – Feels Like Summer
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut shouldn’t be a surprise, as it comes from a performer that’s had four #1 hits on my chart between two different acts. He’s Jack Antonoff, who had four top 40 songs with fun. in 2012-13, and now has his fourth top 40 entry with Bleachers. “Don’t Take The Money” takes a seat at #33. Antonoff is also a writer and producer on two songs currently in my top ten: “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (#8) by ZAYN and Taylor Swift, and “Green Light” (#4) by Lorde. Yeah, I’m a fan of his work, perhaps…
  • Canadian singer/songwriter Scott Helman last hit my chart two years ago with “Bungalow”. It peaked at #8 for two weeks. Now, he returns with the radio single from his forthcoming set titled Hôtel de Ville. “Kinda Complicated” is new at #36. The song also climbs into the top 40 at Hot AC radio in Canada this week, and is closing in on 200,000 streams on Spotify. We’ll see how it does on my chart in the coming weeks.
  • Finally, at #40, is the latest chart entry for North Carolina’s Delta Rae. “A Long And Happy Life” marks the first single, and title track, off the first EP under their new record deal with Big Machine. (They were previously signed with Sire.) It goes for adds at Country radio on April 17, and though there’s a bit of competition already, I think it’ll do just fine. Good luck, guys!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 26, 2017

“Rhythm” of the reign.

DEBUTS
38. Sheppard – Keep Me Crazy
36. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe (40)
32. New Politics – One Of Us (39)
24. Wrabel – Bloodstain (31)
22. MisterWives – Machine (30) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. JP Cooper – September Song (24)
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. James TW – Ex (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (07) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Lorde – Green Light (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Imagine Dragons – Believer (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (06) | PEAK: #06
05. MUNA – I Know A Place (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Julia Michaels – Issues (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bea Miller – Song Like You (1)
2. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (4)
3. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (-)
4. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
5. Skip Marley – Lions (2)
6. Delta Rae – A Long And Happy Life (-)
7. Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (7)
8. Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On (9)
9. Fastball – I Will Never Let You Down (-)
10. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Celine Dion – How Does A Moment Last Forever
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy
Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger
Stargate featuring P!nk and Sia – Waterfall
Weezer – Feels Like Summer

Chart Notes:

  • It’s Ed Sheeran‘s world, and we’re all living it. The singer/songwriter is now up to his third chart hit from ÷ on my chart. At #36, “Galway Girl” is the week’s Highest Debut, while “Shape Of You” slips to #12 and “Castle On The Hill” stays at #2 for its third week. Galway, of course, is a city in Ireland, though it’s unclear if the Galwegians are content with all the attention as of late. I guess we’ll see soon!
  • Aussie sextet Sheppard now has just as many chart entries as they do members. Their sixth song to reach my top 40, “Keep Me Crazy”, debuts at #38. Their single’s already hit in the top 40 in Australia. The group first made my chart in the spring of 2013 with “Let Me Down Easy”, which topped out at #10 that July.
  • In case you missed it, make sure to check out the new Crowncast, a podcast co-hosted by Crownnote owner Kurt Trowbridge and yours truly. It’s a fun listen, full of music statistics and shade, and we’d really appreciate your support. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 19, 2017

A “Rhythm” divine.

DEBUTS
40. Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe
39. New Politics – One Of Us | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. The Band Perry – Stay In The Dark (37)
31. Wrabel – Bloodstain (38)
24. JP Cooper – September Song (30)
18. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
13. Lorde – Green Light (21) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (08) | PEAK: #08
09. Daniel Powter – Delicious (06) | PEAK: #05
08. Imagine Dragons – Believer (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (05) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
06. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Julia Michaels – Issues (07) | PEAK: #05
04. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. MUNA – I Know A Place (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bea Miller – Song Like You (3)
2. Skip Marley – Lions (2)
3. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (1)
4. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (6)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (4)
6. Sheppard – Keep Me Crazy (10)
7. Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (7)
8. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (5)
9. Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On (9)
10. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Celine Dion – How Does A Moment Last Forever
Delta Rae – A Long And Happy Life (new)
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy
Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger
Saint Motel – Born Again
Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (new)
Stargate featuring P!nk and Sia – Waterfall
Steps – Scared Of The Dark
Weezer – Feels Like Summer (new)

Chart Notes:

  • In just its sixth week in the countdown, “Chained To The Rhythm” by Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley leaps from 3-1. It marks the fifth #1 on my chart for Perry, her first since 2011, and her 18th total week at the top since 2009. For Marley, well, there’s nothing like going to the top with your first chart hit! “Chained” should appear on Perry’s upcoming studio album. At the current time, we don’t know much about it, but I’m certainly eager to hear the set.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is a new top 40 hit for the Danish trio New Politics. “One Of Us” enters at #39. Their biggest hit to date, “Harlem”, spent a week at #2 in November 2013. Though the trio has seven top 40 entries to date on the Alternative chart, they have yet to reach the top, and nothing from their last album came close to a top ten peak. We’ll see if this one gets them any closer to #1.
  • Only one newcomer debuts on this week’s chart, and that would be Norwegian singer Sigrid. She breaks into the countdown at #40 with “Don’t Kill My Vibe”. The single impacts at CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC radio at the end of the month, so follow the blog and our socials for more details regarding its airplay status. “Don’t” recently surpassed 6.5 million streams on Spotify.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 12, 2017

Finding their "Place" at the top.

In the “Know”.

DEBUTS
40. Ruth B. – Superficial Love
38. Wrabel – Bloodstain | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (37)
26. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (31)
22. Take That – Giants (27)
21. Lorde – Green Light (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Maroon 5 – Cold (22)
16. James TW – Ex (21)
(see #9)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Imagine Dragons – Believer (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Julia Michaels – Issues (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Daniel Powter – Delicious (06) | PEAK: #05
05. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
04. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (03) | PEAK: #02
01. MUNA – I Know A Place (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (1)
2. Skip Marley – Lions (4)
3. Bea Miller – Song Like You (8)
4. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (6)
5. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (7)
6. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (-)
7. Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (-)
8. New Politics – One Of Us (-)
9. Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On (-)
10. Sheppard – Keep Me Crazy (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Celine Dion – How Does A Moment Last Forever (new)
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy (new)
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights
Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger (new)
Saint Motel – Born Again (new)
Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe (new)
Stargate featuring P!nk and Sia – Waterfall (new)
Steps – Scared Of The Dark (new)
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This

Chart Notes:

  • In 2016, Wrabel scored my #1 song of the year with “11 Blocks”, which spent five weeks at the top. This week, he’s back with his first chart entry of 2017, “Bloodstain”. It’s new at #38. The track made its radio debut on WIAD-FM in Washington, DC a few weeks ago, though it hasn’t been commercially available (to download or stream) until this past Friday. Will the 28-year-old singer make it two years in a row with the top song on my annual listing? This one’s just getting started, so stay tuned!
  • With her follow-up to “Lost Boy”, Ruth B. has her second top 40 single with “Superficial Love”, entering at #40. Of course, you’ll remember that “Lost” started out on Vine, led to her major-label contract and a #10 entry on my personal chart. It just so happens that “Superficial” also began on the service before becoming a tune on her EP The Intro in 2015. A new version is now available, and you can hear it on a handful of Hot AC stations.
  • There’s a lot of action beneath the chart this week, as a number of new tracks enter the Next In Line and In The Mix sections. Two New bands, who aren’t actually new acts, could debut quicker than the ones listed; they are New Kids On The Block and New Politics. You may also want to look out for Bea Miller‘s latest single, which takes a nice jump as well. Where will they land? Check back on Sunday to find out!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 5, 2017

Finding their "Place" at the top.

Finding their “Place” at the top.

DEBUTS
40. The Band Perry – Stay In The Dark
38. MisterWives – Machine
37. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man
32. Lorde – Green Light | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Take That – Giants (33)
22. Maroon 5 – Cold (28)
14. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (21)
(see #5)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (11) | PEAK: #10
09. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Julia Michaels – Issues (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (04) | PEAK: #03
06. Daniel Powter – Delicious (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (06) | PEAK: #03
02. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. MUNA – I Know A Place (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (2)
2. Skip Marley – Lions (4)
3. Wrabel – Bloodstain (10)
4. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (1)
5. Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic (3)
6. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
7. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (6)
8. Bea Miller – Song Like You (-)
9. Ruth B – Superficial Love (-)
10. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (7)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights
Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On
Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (new)
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This

Chart Notes:

  • Josette Maskin, Katie Gavin and Naomi McPherson make up the trio MUNA, and they lead my chart with the week’s new #1 song, “I Know A Place”. It’s up 3-1. It’s taken from the album About U, which is one of my favorite sets of 2017 so far. “Place” recently climbed into the top 50 on the Hot AC format, where it continues to gain in spins from about a dozen stations. How long will the ladies stay at the top? Stay tuned!
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to 20-year-old singer and songwriter Lorde, debuting at #32 with “Green Light”. It’s the first single from her forthcoming album Melodrama. We’ll see if the New Zealand performer zooms toward the top spot in a few weeks. The first act from the country to reach #1 on my list was Daniel Bedingfield, who spent three weeks there with “Gotta Get Thru This” in 2002.
  • He’s already on the chart with “Love On The Weekend”, and now, John Mayer enters the top 40 at #37 with “Still Feel Like Your Man”. It’s the first single from Wave Two of The Search For Everything, which is due in its entirety on April 14. Well, I may have to give up bread for a period around that time, but I sure hope he delivers some tasty new tunes…
  • Just below Mayer’s new hit are debuting records from MisterWives (“Machine”, #38) and The Band Perry (“Stay In The Dark”, #40) that look to make some moves up the chart through the spring. The former song is at Alternative radio later this month, while the latter entry went for Hot AC adds about a week ago.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 26, 2017

Swiftly taking the top spot.

In-Zayn in the brain.

DEBUTS
40. Noah Kahan – Young Blood
37. JP Cooper – September Song | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Take That – Giants (39)
28. Maroon 5 – Cold (35)
25. James TW – Ex (32)
21. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Imagine Dragons – Believer (22)
(see #10)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (16) | PEAK: #10
09. Julia Michaels – Issues (10) | PEAK: #09
08. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (08) | PEAK: #08
07. LP – Lost On You (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Daniel Powter – Delicious (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (03) | PEAK: #03
03. MUNA – I Know A Place (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (1)
2. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (4)
3. Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic (3)
4. Skip Marley – Lions (8)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (7)
6. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (10)
7. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (9)
8. The Band Perry – Stay In The Dark (-)
9. MisterWives – Machine (-)
10. Wrabel – Bloodstain (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask (new)
Bea Miller – Song Like You (new)
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights
Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On
John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (new)
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
Ruth B – Superficial Love
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Two newcomers make their way into the top 40 this week. The higher of the two is English performer JP Cooper, coming in at #37 with “September Song”. You might know the name from Jonas Blue‘s single “Perfect Strangers”, which was released last year and charted well across Europe. Though a number of “September” titles have hit the top 40 over the decades, many of them have peaked in other months. (For example, Earth, Wind & Fire‘s “September” reached #5 in Radio & Records in January 1979, while Neil Diamond‘s “September Morn” hit #6 in February 1980.) We’ll see how Cooper’s track does at the Hot AC format very soon.
  • At #40 is the week’s other entry, “Young Blood” by Vermont native Noah Kahan. His debut track recently topped a million streams at Spotify, while it impacts at the Triple A radio format on March 13. (A late birthday present, perhaps?) Kahan is on the road with Milky Chance for several shows next month. By the way, it was in 2004 that Vermont-born JoJo reached #2 on my chart with “Leave (Get Out)”, which remains the highest-charting song by an act from the state.
  • As I turn 27 (eek!) on Wednesday, I feel that it’s best to remind you that I’ve had two chart songs since 1999 that contain “27” in their titles. In December 2014, Passenger hit #10 with “27”, and in December 2007, Mike Doughty peaked at #28 with “27 Jennifers”. I know what you’re saying, “27! That’s still young!” Just wait, 30 is coming up in a few years…

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