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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 17, 2013

“Kiss” on *my* list.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 17, 2013…

Debuts:
40. ZAC BROWN BAND, “Goodbye In Her Eyes”
36. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Mirrors”

Biggest Mover(s):
FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Out Of My League” (19-11, eight spots)

10. MAROON 5, “Daylight” (down 1)
Album: Overexposed (2012, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

09. ONE DIRECTION, “Kiss You” (up 1)
Album: Take Me Home (2012, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (steady, second week)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013 – U.S. release, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. OLLY MURS, “Army Of Two” (steady, second week)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013 – U.S. release, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. FUN., “Carry On” (down 1)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

05. TRAIN, “Mermaid” (down 3)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Suit & Tie” (up 1)
Album: The 20/20 Experience (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. ONEREPUBLIC, “If I Lose Myself” (up 1)
Album: Native (2013, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

02. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Gone, Gone, Gone” (up 1)
Album: The World From The Side Of The Moon (2012, 19/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. P!NK featuring NATE RUESS, “Just Give Me A Reason” (steady, second week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 4, 2015

Another Big #1 for Chad and Ian.

Two Great Big weeks at the top.

DEBUTS
40. JR JR – Gone
39. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. Rob Thomas – Hold On Forever (34)
25. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Newman – Come And Get It (07) | PEAK: #02
09. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Years & Years – Desire (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Causes – Walk On Water (06) | PEAK: #06
05. X Ambassadors – Renegades (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
03. One Direction – Drag Me Down (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Grace Mitchell – Jitter (5)
2. Grizfolk – Troublemaker (8)
3. Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (2)
4. Wylder – Sunstroke (1)
5. John Newman featuring Charlie Wilson – Tiring Game (6)
6. James Morrison – Demons (7)
7. Harry Connick Jr. – (I Do) Like We Do (9)
8. Jeff Lynne’s ELO – When I Was A Boy (-)
9. Rudimental featuring Ed Sheeran – Lay It All On Me (-)
10. Secret Weapons – Something New (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Ben Rector – Brand New
Bronze Radio Return – Light Me Up
Bryan Adams – Brand New Day
David Cook – Criminals
Demi Lovato – Confident
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Green River Ordinance – Maybe It’s Time (Gravity)
Hippo Campus – South (new)
HØØNCH – Top (new)
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline
Max Frost – Withdrawal
Patrick James – In New Light (new)
Rachel Platten – Stand By You
Ruen Brothers – Aces (new)
Ryan Adams – Bad Blood
Ryan Corn – White Flag
Sia – Alive
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Front Bottoms – HELP (new)
The Score – Oh My Love
The Vamps – Wake Up (new)
Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran – I Was Made For Loving You
Tor Miller – Carter & Cash (new)
X Ambassadors – Unsteady (new)
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • Two female soloists are tied for the Biggest Mover title this week: both “On My Mind” by Ellie Goulding (31-25) and “She Used To Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles (39-33) climb a healthy six notches this week. They’ll also be competing on the album listing when the two release their new sets on the same date, November 6. For Goulding, it’s Delirium, and for Bareilles, it’s What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress. Both songs are off to good starts, but how will they do in the long run? Stay tuned!
  • This week’s Highest Debut at #39 is from the new band called DNCE. Their song is “Cake By The Ocean”. You may know by now that the leader of this quartet is Joe Jonas, who previously recorded with the Jonas Brothers and as a soloist. That middle Jonas sibling, along with bassist Cole Whittle, drummer Jack Lawless and guitarist JinJoo Lee, comprise the act. It’s a little early to tell when they’ll issue their debut album, but you’ll be hearing a lot of this song during the fall.
  • The only other new entry this week is from another act that’s new to the countdown, JR JR. They climb aboard at #40 with “Gone”. They previously released material as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. until the summer of this year. The track is also charting at Alternative radio, which marks their first record to rank there as well. Their self-titled album dropped last week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 27, 2015

Another Big #1 for Chad and Ian.

A second Big #1 for Chad and Ian.

DEBUTS
40. BANNERS – Shine A Light
39. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine
38. Andy Grammer – Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)
37. Pentatonix – Can’t Sleep Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (28)
13. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Years & Years – Desire (12) | PEAK: #08
07. John Newman – Come And Get It (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Causes – Walk On Water (07) | PEAK: #06
05. X Ambassadors – Renegades (06) | PEAK: #05
04. One Direction – Drag Me Down (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (03) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wylder – Sunstroke (1)
2. Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (2)
3. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (-)
4. JR JR – Gone (-)
5. Grace Mitchell – Jitter (6)
6. John Newman featuring Charlie Wilson – Tiring Game (8)
7. James Morrison – Demons (9)
8. Grizfolk – Troublemaker (-)
9. Harry Connick Jr. – (I Do) Like We Do (-)
10. David Cook – Criminals (7)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Ben Rector – Brand New
Bronze Radio Return – Light Me Up (new)
Bryan Adams – Brand New Day
Demi Lovato – Confident
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Green River Ordinance – Maybe It’s Time (Gravity)
Jeff Lynne’s ELO – When I Was A Boy (new)
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline (new)
Max Frost – Withdrawal
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party
Rachel Platten – Stand By You
Rudimental featuring Ed Sheeran – Lay It All On Me (new)
Ryan Adams – Bad Blood
Ryan Corn – White Flag (new)
Sia – Alive (new)
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Score – Oh My Love
Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran – I Was Made For Loving You
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • We have a new one at the top this week, which marks the second #1 for the New York duo A Great Big World. They climb 2-1 with “Hold Each Other”, the first release from their forthcoming album Won’t Stop Running, which is due on November 13. The last time the guys were at the top was with “Already Home”, a single that landed them at #1 for seven weeks in a row and earned it the runner-up slot on my Top 100 of 2014. Of course, member Chad King was still Chad Vaccarino at the time, but hey, some things are bound to change in the process. Can’t wait to hear more music from them!
  • This week’s Highest Debut on my chart is by the American a cappella group that had one of the biggest-selling albums of last year, a seasonal effort called That’s Christmas To Me. It reached Platinum status and will likely sell well once again during a period around the holidays, though none of its tracks made my survey. Now, the four men and one woman who call their act Pentatonix have an original tune getting airplay at two formats called “Can’t Sleep Love”, and it enters my chart at #37. An album full of all new songs from the five performers is due out on October 16.
  • 31-year-old singer Andy Grammer had a huge era on my chart with his self-titled debut album, which featured the singles “Keep Your Head Up” (#2), “Fine By Me” (#4) and “Miss Me” (#1 for two weeks). His sophomore era has been a little more, how should I say it… inconsistent, perhaps? “Back Home” (#10) and “Honey, I’m Good” (#9) saw lower peaks, and the latest single from him at #38, “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)”, still isn’t his best work. Nevertheless, it seems as though radio is at least starting it off well. How far will it go for me? Stay tuned.
  • Four years ago, a song called “Rise Above 1” made it up to #6 on my weekly top 40 for actor/singer Reeve Carney and two featured members of the group U2, leader Bono and guitarist The Edge. It was also a minor hit on the Hot AC chart. That release marked the last song from the score of a musical (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark) to hit my chart… until now. Sara Bareilles enters at #39 with “She Used To Be Mine”, from the musical Waitress. Bareilles wrote the music and lyrics to the whole show.
  • Finally, down at #40, is the first chart hit for the singer/songwriter named BANNERS. His song is called “Shine A Light”, a glistening gem that hits radio in October. The act is just one person, Mike Nelson, who was raised in Liverpool and now lives in Toronto. You might remember his song “Ghosts” that debuted earlier this year under the name RAINES, though it’s been reissued recently under his new name.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 20, 2015

Their new era is "Off" to a good start.

Making it five five weeks at the top top.

DEBUTS
39. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind
38. Rob Thomas – Hold On Forever
34. Marc Scibilia – How Bad We Need Each Other | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Outasight – The Wild Life (39)
30. Maroon 5 – Feelings (36)
28. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (13) | PEAK: #10
09. ROMANS – Uh Huh (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Causes – Walk On Water (09) | PEAK: #07
06. X Ambassadors – Renegades (07) | PEAK: #06
05. John Newman – Come And Get It (04) | PEAK: #02
04. One Direction – Drag Me Down (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (03) | PEAK: #03
02. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wylder – Sunstroke (2)
2. Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (3)
3. Pentatonix – Can’t Sleep Love (9)
4. Andy Grammer – Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) (8)
5. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (5)
6. Grace Mitchell – Jitter (10)
7. David Cook – Criminals (7)
8. John Newman featuring Charlie Wilson – Tiring Game (-)
9. James Morrison – Demons (-)
10. BANNERS – Shine A Light (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Ben Rector – Brand New
Bryan Adams – Brand New Day
Demi Lovato – Confident (new)
DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (new)
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Green River Ordinance – Maybe It’s Time (Gravity) (new)
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
Harry Connick Jr. – (I Do) Like We Do (new)
JoJo – When Love Hurts
JR JR – Gone
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic
Max Frost – Withdrawal
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party
Nick Jonas – Levels
Rachel Platten – Stand By You
Robin Thicke – Back Together
Ryan Adams – Bad Blood (new)
Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (new)
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Score – Oh My Love
Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran – I Was Made For Loving You
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • Nashville newcomer Marc Scibilia first released “How Bad We Need Each Other” in 2012, and three years later, the single is finally headed to Hot AC radio. He lands this week’s Highest Debut on my top 40 at #34. The track can currently be found on an EP entitled Out Of Style, but it’s only available on Spotify. However, his forthcoming album of the same name, due at both purchase and streaming platforms, is out on October 30.
  • We say goodbye to Rob Thomas‘s “Trust You” this week, a song that just missed cracking the top ten, but his next single is taking its place in the countdown. “Hold On Forever” is the second release from The Great Unknown and bows in at #38. In a few weeks, Thomas will be back on the road to play a number of U.S. dates in both the South and the Midwest.
  • It just premiered a few days ago, and now, the latest single from Ellie Goulding makes its way onto my survey at #39. “On My Mind” marks the leadoff single from her forthcoming album, Delirium, due on November 6. Earlier this year, the singer landed at #1 on my chart for four weeks with “Love Me Like You Do”. Can she make it two in a row? We’ll see.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 30, 2015

Their new era is "Off" to a good start.

“Off” keeps going on.

DEBUTS
39. Boy & Bear – Walk The Wire
36. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That (39)
23. Years & Years – Desire (28)
16. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (23) | BIGGEST MOVER
08. One Direction – Drag Me Down (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (09) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
08. One Direction – Drag Me Down (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (07) | PEAK: #06
05. ROMANS – Uh Huh (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (06) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (05) | PEAK: #03
02. John Newman – Come And Get It (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Maroon 5 – Feelings (1)
2. Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (3)
3. The Heydaze – Dumb (2)
4. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (4)
5. Wylder – Sunstroke (6)
6. Outasight – The Wild Life (10)
7. Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (5)
8. Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (-)
9. Paul Rey – Good As Hell (-)
10. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Andy Grammer – Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)
David Cook – Criminals
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Mitchell – Jitter
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
John Newman featuring Charlie Wilson – Tiring Game (new)
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Leona Lewis – Thunder
Lost Element – Twenty Five
Marc Scibilia – How Bad We Need Each Other (new)
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party
Nick Jonas – Levels
Patrick James – Bugs
Robin Thicke – Back Together
Rob Thomas – Hold On Forever
Ryn Weaver – Promises
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Score – Oh My Love
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran – I Was Made For Loving You (new)
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • Boy band One Direction takes a five notch leap from 13-8 with “Drag Me Down”, the first single from their next studio set and last one before a hiatus next year. “Drag” is the group’s tenth top ten single on my chart, and of those ten, “Story Of My Life” remains their only #1. New to the top 20 is the week’s Biggest Mover, “Great Big Storm” by Nate Ruess. It rises from 23-16 in its sixth week on the chart. The single is currently rising on the Hot AC survey after making the top 40 this month.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the fifth top 40 song from Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album, which has sold in excess of five million units in the U.S. alone. “Wildest Dreams” bows in at #36, while former single “Bad Blood” looks to be out of the countdown next week. As expected, “Wildest” is exploding at both CHR and Hot AC radio, and once a music video debuts tonight, it will soar up to the top tier of the sales chart. The clip features actor Scott Eastwood.
  • In 2014, the Australian band Boy & Bear launched a pair of singles on my chart from their album Harlequin Dream, which was certified Gold down under. “Southern Sun” was the bigger of the two, peaking at #8 in February, while followup “Three Headed Woman” climbed to #12 in October. Their new single, “Walk The Wire”, enters at #39 this week. Their forthcoming album, Limit Of Love, is due in October.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 16, 2015

All chart roads lead to ROMANS.

Saying “uh huh” to a second week at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Jarryd James – Do You Remember
39. Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man
37. FLETCHER – War Paint
36. Gavin James – Bitter Pill | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Years & Years – Desire (40)
33. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up (39)
32. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (37)
26. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (31)
23. Causes – Walk On Water (29)
18. One Direction – Drag Me Down (27) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
12. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (07) | PEAK: #07
09. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (06) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
06. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. John Newman – Come And Get It (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (02) | PEAK: #02
01. ROMANS – Uh Huh (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Heydaze – Dumb (3)
2. Maroon 5 – Feelings (6)
3. Little Mix – Black Magic (5)
4. Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That (-)
5. Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (9)
6. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (-)
7. Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (10)
8. Wylder – Sunstroke (-)
9. Connell Cruise – Into The Wild (-)
10. Grace – You Don’t Own Me (-)

In The Mix:
Austin Mahone – Dirty Work
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run
Boy & Bear – Walk The Wire (new)
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
David Cook – Criminals (new)
Day Wave – Drag
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
Leona Lewis – Thunder
Lost Element – Twenty Five (new)
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic (new)
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party (new)
Outasight – The Wild Life
Patrick James – Bugs
Robin Thicke – Back Together
Ryn Weaver – Promises
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams
The Band Perry – Live Forever (new)
The Score – Oh My Love (new)
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • Irish singer Gavin James remains one of this year’s top newcomers on my personal chart, having just fallen out of #1 a few weeks ago with his remake of “The Book Of Love”. (It holds at #5 this week.) Although “Book” wasn’t pushed at radio here, a new single from James is. That would be “Bitter Pill”, which comes in at #36 as the Highest Debut in the top 40. “Bitter” was co-written by a chart favorite, Jamie Scott, who also had a hand in writing One Direction‘s “Drag Me Down”, up 27-18 as the week’s Biggest Mover for the second chart in a row.
  • Four years ago, a quartet called Lakoda Rayne was featured on the first season of the U.S. version of The X Factor, and they made the top ten in the competition. Unfortunately, the ladies took ninth place, and have since broken up. Now, 21-year-old Cari Fletcher, performing as FLETCHER, is buzzing as a solo act with a track that’s accumulated nearly 5.4 million plays on Spotify. She debuts at #37 with “War Paint”. Watch out for more on this glossy gem as the months go on.
  • The California band called Saint Motel spent four weeks at #1 with “My Type”, and while that falls out of the countdown, a second song from them enters at #39. “Cold Cold Man” is taken from the same EP as their prior single and heads for adds at Alternative radio in a week and a half. The group has a number of U.S. tour dates planned through the fall, including opener sets for Nate Ruess and Walk The Moon.
  • Finally, down at #40, is the first chart single for Jarryd James. The singer/songwriter from Brisbane climbed to a #2 peak in his native Australia with the independently-released “Do You Remember”, which has since been reissued by a major label. A full-length album is due this fall.

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