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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 9, 2015

All chart roads lead to ROMANS.

All chart roads lead to ROMANS.

DEBUTS
40. Years & Years – Desire
39. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. One Direction – Drag Me Down (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (25)
15. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (09) | PEAK: #09
08. John Newman – Come And Get It (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (04) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
05. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (06) | PEAK: #02
01. ROMANS – Uh Huh (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (1)
2. FLETCHER – War Paint (2)
3. The Heydaze – Dumb (3)
4. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (8)
5. Little Mix – Black Magic (4)
6. Maroon 5 – Feelings (10)
7. Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man (9)
8. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (7)
9. Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (-)
10. Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (-)

In The Mix:
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
Connell Cruise – Into The Wild
Day Wave – Drag
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (new)
Halsey – New Americana
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
Leona Lewis – Thunder
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Outasight – The Wild Life (new)
Patrick James – Bugs (new)
Robin Thicke – Back Together (new)
Ryn Weaver – Promises
Sam Bruno – Search Party
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (new)
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)
Wylder – Sunstroke (new)

Chart Notes:

  • We have a new one at the top this week, as singer, songwriter and producer Sam Roman, better known as just ROMANS, is up 2-1 with his first single to reach my top 40, “Uh Huh”. That achievement makes him the fifth artist this year to hit the top of my chart during their first run up my list, which is an unusually high number of acts, but not a record (well, not yet.) Look out for the song at the Hot AC format when it goes for adds this week; fingers crossed that it will have an awesome result!
  • 27-year-old Australian singer Conrad Sewell lands this week’s Highest Debut at #39 with “Hold Me Up”. It’s the first time on the chart for the performer from Brisbane, though he’s already gone to #1 in his native country with another tune, “Start Again”. We’ll see what happens with Sewell’s first U.S. release when it goes for adds at pop radio this week. Additionally, it’s the first song to rank for label 300 Entertainment, who previously bubbled under with Jacquie Lee and Meg Mac.
  • Their former #1 song, “King”, is still in the countdown, but English trio Years & Years makes a desirable debut at #40 this week with the song “Desire”. It is their second U.S. single from the album Communion, which debuted just inside the top 50 on the Billboard 200 album chart a few weeks ago. However, the song entered and peaked at #22 in the U.K. late last year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 2, 2015

A "Different" song lands at the top.

A “Different” song lands at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day
38. Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars
36. One Direction – Drag Me Down | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (40)
25. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (29)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Newman – Come And Get It (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (06) | PEAK: #03
07. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (08) | PEAK: #06
05. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (02) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
03. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. ROMANS – Uh Huh (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (2)
2. FLETCHER – War Paint (7)
3. The Heydaze – Dumb (5)
4. Little Mix – Black Magic (6)
5. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up (-)
6. Years & Years – Desire (-)
7. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (8)
8. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (-)
9. Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man (9)
10. Maroon 5 – Feelings (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (new)
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Grace – You Don’t Own Me (new)
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (new)
Leona Lewis – Thunder
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun
Ryn Weaver – Promises (new)
Sam Bruno – Search Party
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • In its 14th week on the top 40, “Different Colors” by Walk The Moon successfully brightens up the top spot, climbing 3-1. It’s the second chart-topper in a row from their Talking Is Hard album. Late last year, “Shut Up And Dance” shimmied to #1 in its 12th week and spent three weeks at the summit. Of course, the song has also become a huge crossover hit over the past few months. Will “Different” provide different results for the band this time around? We’ll just have to wait and see.
  • No surprise here: this week’s Highest Debut is the latest from One Direction and their first release as a quartet. “Drag Me Down” lands at #36 after a huge two days at both radio and retail (at one point, outselling its nearest competitor by a five to one ratio. “Drag” leads their forthcoming fifth studio album, which should be released during the fall. We’ll see if it’ll land a fifth #1 album in a row for the guys on the Billboard 200 listing.
  • Singer/songwriter Martin Luke Brown is heading out of the top 40 with “Take Out Of Me”, a former #8 hit, though he is looking for a top ten once again with “Scars On Scars”, debuting at #38 this week. His biggest single so far, “Nostalgia”, rose to #7 earlier this year and spent half a year on the chart. Brown is currently in the middle of some summer festival dates.
  • Our final debut this week is from the California duo of Daniel Chang and Michael Garner. They are Hunter Hunted, and a nice song from their Ready For You album is new at #40, “Lucky Day”. The track (and the two men) are currently appearing in a series of online ads for Sperry.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 26, 2015

A "Book" worth reading.

Two times the “Love”.

DEBUTS
40. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm
35. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Life Of Dillon – Dreams (35)
29. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Lions Head – Begging (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (03) | PEAK: #03
05. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (05) | PEAK: #05
04. ROMANS – Uh Huh (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (02) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
01. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars (4)
2. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (3)
3. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (5)
4. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (2)
5. The Heydaze – Dumb (7)
6. Little Mix – Black Magic (6)
7. FLETCHER – War Paint (8)
8. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (9)
9. Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man (-)
10. Sam Bruno – Search Party (10)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run (new)
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up (new)
CRO – Dream
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Gavin James – Bitter Pill (new)
Grace Potter – Empty Heart (new)
Grizfolk – Troublemaker (new)
Halsey – New Americana
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
KAPTAN – Anywhere We Go
Leona Lewis – Thunder
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Maroon 5 – Feelings (new)
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar (new)
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free (new)
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)
Years & Years – Desire (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After debuting on the top 40 last week at #39, “Run Away With Me” from Canadian performer Carly Rae Jepsen picks up the pace in this musical marathon and bolts up to #29, a gain of ten notches. This marks the second time in July that a single has managed to make a double-digit leap, the other one being “Pressure Off” by Duran Duran, Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers, which also climbed ten notches (32-22) on the chart dated July 5. Look out for more as its chart “Run” continues.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is by A Great Big World, the New York duo of Ian Axel and Chad King (formerly Vaccarino.) I was a huge fan of their single “Already Home”, a seven-week #1 on my chart that ended up as the #2 song on the Top 100 of 2014. Now, “Hold Each Other” holds down the #35 spot, and it should rise quickly in the coming weeks. There’s no word yet on when their second album will be released.
  • Also new this week is the second radio single from Nate Ruess‘s recent solo set, Grand Romantic. “Nothing Without Love” recently climbed to a peak of #3, and now, “Great Big Storm” brings a gust of wind and blows onto the chart at #40. A video for the single recently premiered and it continues to garner adds at the Hot AC format.

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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: May 31, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

It’s the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

DEBUTS
40. Nick Fradiani – Beautiful Life
39. Rob Thomas – Trust You
38. Shawn Mendes – Stitches
36. ROMANS – Uh Huh | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (40)
29. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (35)
28. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (33)
22. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (29)
20. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
18. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Matt Woods – In The Dark (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (06) | PEAK: #03
07. Delta Rae – Scared (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Parachute – Crave (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Years & Years – King (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Saint Motel – My Type (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anderson East – Satisfy Me (5)
2. Allen Stone – Freedom (4)
3. Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (8)
4. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (-)
5. Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick (9)
6. New Politics – West End Kids (10)
7. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (-)
8. Hilary Duff – Sparks (-)
9. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (6)
10. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (7)

In The Mix:
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Coasts – Oceans (new)
Daya – Hide Away (new)
Day Wave – Drag (new)
Django Django – Shake And Tremble (new)
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Karmin – Didn’t Know You (new)
Katharine McPhee – Lick My Lips (new)
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers (new)
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right
Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (new)
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Phases – I’m In Love With My Life
Saints Of Valory – Fighting
Steven Tyler – Love Is Your Name
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
X Ambassadors – Renegades (new)
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • Several newcomers have made it to the top this year and latest to do so is the trio Jukebox The Ghost, who fly 5-1 with a song called “Postcard”. That leap marks the biggest climb into the top spot since September 2012, when “Hall Of Fame” by The Script and will.i.am made a move of 6-1. The Washington, D.C. act has been together for over a decade, but this hit lands them their first single to make my top 40 thanks to a recent album reissue and radio push earlier this month.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is also from a newcomer, ROMANS. You may remember his collaboration with Naughty Boy called “Home”, when he was credited as Sam Romans, though it fell short of my top 40. The singer was born in the English town of Pinner. A handful of top 40 artists were also born there, including Charlie Dore (best known for 1980’s “Pilot Of The Airwaves”) and, most notably, pop superstar Elton John. “Uh Huh” bows in at #36.
  • In January 2006, a teenager from Buffalo, NY made his chart debut with a single called “For You I Will (Confidence)”. The song peaked at #15, and was followed by “These Walls”, which reached #3. However, Teddy Geiger fell off the radar very quickly afterwards. Now, he’s making a comeback as a songwriter, co-writing this week’s #38 entry, “Stitches”, by Vine star and singer Shawn Mendes. It’s his second top 40 hit here.
  • There’s only one act on the chart this week that was also present on my first official chart in September 1999. Back then, he was the featured vocalist on Santana‘s “Smooth”. Now, he debuts with tenth solo hit and his twenty-second overall with a catalog of huge songs with Matchbox Twenty. It’s Rob Thomas and his latest at #39, “Trust You”. His new album, The Great Unknown, will be released later this year.
  • Recent American Idol winner Nick Fradiani has the last of the four entries on the survey with “Beautiful Life”, coming in at #40. He’s a 2008 graduate of the college I once attended, Wheaton College in Norton, MA, though he was gone before I came in that fall as a freshman. It’s still a first for my chart. “Beautiful” is the fifth coronation song by a winner to reach my top 40.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 24, 2015

A Rae of light at the top.

A Rae of light at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing
39. Neon Trees – Songs I Can’t Listen To
35. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
33. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (35)
28. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (29)
16. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (23)
05. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (11)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Parachute – Crave (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (10) | PEAK: #09
08. The Script – Man On A Wire (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Delta Rae – Scared (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (04) | PEAK: #03
05. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (11) | PEAK: #05
04. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (3)
2. Nick Fradiani – Beautiful Life (10)
3. ROMANS – Uh Huh (-)
4. Allen Stone – Freedom (-)
5. Anderson East – Satisfy Me (-)
6. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (7)
7. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (9)
8. Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (-)
9. Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick (-)
10. New Politics – West End Kids (-)

In The Mix:
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right
Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (new)
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Phases – I’m In Love With My Life
Saints Of Valory – Fighting
Steven Tyler – Love Is Your Name
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green (new)
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • New at the top this week is Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen and “I Really Like You”, advancing 3-1 this week. The song marks her second time atop my chart following 2012’s “Good Time” with Owl City, which stayed there for two weeks. “Really” is the first single off her new album, E·MO·TION, which may or may not be released late next month. (A date for the U.S. has not been issued as of yet, likely due to the song’s slow performance at radio.)
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson and “Invincible”, the second single from her recent chart-topping album, Piece By Piece. It enters up at #33 and follows “Heartbeat Song”, which peaked at #9. If it also hits the top ten on my chart, it’ll be her 17th to do so, far more than any other contestant in the show’s history. We will see just how mighty it is in the coming weeks.
  • Last Sunday night, you may have tuned in for the splashy music video launch of Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” (with cameos from everyone and their mother) at the beginning of the Billboard Music Awards. Now, that track debuts at #35 on the top 40 this week. It’s the fourth charting release from 1989, and all three previous singles reached the top spot.
  • Rolling in at #39 is the ninth chart hit Utah’s Neon Trees, the act led by 31-year-old Tyler Glenn. Their new one is “Songs I Can’t Listen To”, and it’s currently being tossed around the lower rungs of the Alternative chart. To date, the band’s had a #1 with two prior leadoff singles: “Animal” in 2010 and “Sleeping With A Friend” in 2014.
  • Lastly, down at #40, is Rixton and their fourth hit from the album Let The Road, titled “We All Want The Same Thing”. It is released in the U.K. on June 7, a day before their full-length set hits, which came out here in the States in early March.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 17, 2015

They've booked a few nights here.

Checking in for a fourth week.

DEBUTS
39. Bleachers – Like A River Runs
36. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…
35. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
28. Little Big Town – Girl Crush (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town (29)
23. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (28)
17. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Life Of Dillon – Overload (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Delta Rae – Scared (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – Man On A Wire (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Neon Trees – Songs I Can’t Listen To (2)
2. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (3)
3. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (7)
4. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (8)
5. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (-)
6. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (6)
7. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (4)
8. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (5)
9. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (9)
10. Nick Fradiani – Beautiful Life (-)

In The Mix:
Allen Stone – Freedom
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather (new)
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (new)
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right (new)
Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick
New Politics – West End Kids (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Phases – I’m In Love With My Life (new)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Saints Of Valory – Fighting
Steven Tyler – Love Is Your Name (new)
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age (new)
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (new)
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution
Years & Years – Shine (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third top 40 song from American Authors, the group that formed in Boston and is now based in New York City. Their single is “Go Big Or Go Home”, new at #35. You’ll be able to purchase it tomorrow. The four men scored a #1 on my chart in November 2013 with “Best Day Of My Life”, which spent a week at the top. Will they march their way their way back “Home” to the top? That story has yet to be written, so stay tuned.
  • As “Sugar” continues to descend on the chart, Maroon 5 rush out a new single with “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”, a new entry at #36 this week. It was recently tacked onto the digital editions of V. Should it hit the top ten later this season, it will be the first “summer” title to go that high since Kid Rock‘s “All Summer Long”, which peaked at #8 in September 2008. It should be another huge radio hit for the guys.
  • Last, but certainly not least, the third charting single from Strange Desire rolls in at #39 for 31-year-old singer/songwriter Jack Antonoff and Bleachers. It’s “Like A River Runs”, which is the follow-up to last year’s “Rollercoaster”, a #3 hit. Look for it to officially debut in the Alternative top 40 as well this week. He hits the road with Charli XCX in late July.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 10, 2015

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Mo’ time in the Motel.

DEBUTS
38. Ed Sheeran – Photograph
37. Little Big Town – Girl Crush | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (40)
29. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (33)
23. Jason French – You Just Want My Money (29)
22. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (27)
14. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Delta Rae – Scared (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Life Of Dillon – Overload (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. The Script – Man On A Wire (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bleachers – Like A River Runs (6)
2. Neon Trees – Songs I Can’t Listen To (-)
3. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (8)
4. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (4)
5. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (2)
6. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (5)
7. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (9)
8. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (-)
9. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (7)
10. Allen Stone – Freedom (10)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (new)
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Charli XCX – Famous
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (new)
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me (new)
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Saints Of Valory – Fighting (new)
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy (new)
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • Formed in The Netherlands in the city of Utrecht, the quartet called Causes (led by English singer Rupert Blackman) land their first top ten on my chart, advancing 12-9 this week with “Teach Me How To Dance With You”. The Dutch band’s hit is the fourth “Dance” cut to reach my top ten since last August, following “Stolen Dance” (#9) for Milky Chance, “Too Cool To Dance” (#6) from Eden XO and “Shut Up And Dance” (#1) by Walk The Moon. That’s a lot of movement there!
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third Country crossover song to reach my chart in the last few weeks. This tune is the first for the group named Little Big Town, crashing in at #37 with “Girl Crush”. Though the song has faced some controversy since first being issued to Country outlets, it’s now a bonafide sales hit. “Crush” titles have also made my top 40 in the past for Mandy Moore (2001) and David Archuleta (2008).
  • Rolling in at #38 is the week’s other debut, “Photograph” by singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. This marks the fourth single to come from his latest album, X, which includes a former #1 that’s still gliding down the top 40, “Thinking Out Loud”. The music video for the song was just released and features lots of home videos of a younger Sheeran.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 3, 2015

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The Saints are coming.

DEBUTS
40. Walk The Moon – Different Colors
36. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
29. Jason French – You Just Want My Money (34)
27. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (25)
13. Matt Woods – In The Dark (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Delta Rae – Scared (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Mat Kearney – Billion (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – Man On A Wire (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Life Of Dillon – Overload (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (10)
2. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (2)
3. Little Big Town – Girl Crush (-)
4. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (1)
5. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (5)
6. Bleachers – Like A River Runs (-)
7. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (4)
8. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (9)
9. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (-)
10. Allen Stone – Freedom (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Charli XCX – Famous
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes (new)
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box (new)
Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go) (new)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Shift K3y – Name And Number
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • Two songs tie for the Biggest Mover this week: Sam Hunt‘s recent #1 on country radio is up six spaces to #27. “Take Your Time” is currently being promoted to CHR and Hot AC radio via Capitol Records, and while the single is currently charting at the latter format, it has yet to debut on the former. Also up six, from 39-33, is “The Book Of Love” from Irish newcomer Gavin James. That title was also a hit on the Hot 100 (#5) for a totally different song by The Monotones in 1958.
  • This week’s Highest Debut marks the fifth chart single for former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert. He comes in at #36 with “Ghost Town”, the leadoff release from his forthcoming third studio album, The Original High, due June 16. It was the second most added song on CHR radio during last week. Lambert’s first entry remains his biggest so far, the chart-topping “Whataya Want From Me”, a two-week #1 from April 2010.
  • They’ve been up and down the chart with their former #1, “Shut Up And Dance”, for 34 weeks now. Of course, the record is a much higher total for the most weeks on my top 40, but Walk The Moon‘s certainly got one of the biggest tracks of this year. Their followup, “Different Colors”, debuts this week at #40. It’s already got the support of SiriusXM’s Alt Nation.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (April 28)

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Brown wants the crown.

The last release date in the month of April turns the twang up to a ten, but that’s not everything that the schedule is strumming up. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of April 28:

  • You know them from Country smashes like “Chicken Fried”, “Toes” and “Goodbye In Her Eyes”, but the latest album in the Zac Brown Band catalog has the band going in a few different directions. Perhaps that’s why they called it Jekyll + Hyde. “Homegrown” recently hit #1 at the format, but they’re also on top of the Active Rock survey with “Heavy Is The Head”, featuring Chris Cornell. No matter what side you prefer, the set should be #1 in sales next week. (iTunes)
  • Close to landing his third #1 single at the Country format with “A Guy Walks Into A Bar”, 31-year-old Missouri musician Tyler Farr is out with Suffer In Peace, his first album in a year and a half. The song was recently certified Gold, and the top ten (or possibly top five) is looking good for the new full-length release. (iTunes)
  • Josh Groban‘s recent #1 album in the United Kingdom is now out here this week, Stages. The new set is a collection of songs from classic musicals and features a duet with original American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson. Look for the effort to crash the top ten next week. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Blur‘s The Magic Whip (iTunes), Eric Clapton‘s Forever Man (iTunes), Everclear‘s Black Is The New Black (iTunes), George FitzGerald‘s Fading Love (iTunes), Insane Clown Posse‘s The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost) (iTunes), Matthew West‘s Live Forever (iTunes), Mew‘s +- (iTunes), Pat Benatar‘s 35th Anniversary Tour (Live) (iTunes), Raekwon‘s Fly International Luxurious Art (iTunes) and The Weepies‘s Sirens (iTunes).

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

  • “Ah Ha”, new from Nate Ruess. (iTunes)
  • “Counting On Love”, a new single from Matt McAndrew. (iTunes)
  • “Infinity”, new from Mariah Carey. (iTunes)

It’s all about Mumford & Sons next week as Wilder Mind hits stores on Monday. A full preview of the week, including other new releases from Ciara and My Morning Jacket, comes on Sunday night.

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