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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 2, 2014

“Coming” to a countdown near you.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 2, 2014…

Debuts:
39. OH HONEY, “Be Okay”
36. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better”

Biggest Mover(s):
DJ CASSIDY featuring JESSIE J & ROBIN THICKE, “Calling All Hearts” (31-24, seven spots)

10. KARMIN, “I Want It All” (up 1)
Album: Pulses (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. BOY & BEAR, “Southern Sun” (steady, second week)
Album: Harlequin Dream (2013, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

08. GARY BARLOW & ELTON JOHN, “Face To Face” (steady, second week)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #4

07. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (down 1)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age” (up 1)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. BASTILLE, “Bad Blood” (steady, second week)
Album: Bad Blood (2013, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. MAGIC!, “Rude” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Don’t Kill The Magic (2014, Latium/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

03. GROUPLOVE, “Shark Attack” (steady, third week)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (down 1)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (up 1)
Album: Pop Psychology (2014, Island Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 10, 2010

No secrets, just hits…

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 10, 2010…

Debuts:
35. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass”

Biggest Mover(s):
JAMES BAY, “Stay The Night” (31-22)
KYLIE MINOGUE, “Get Outta My Way” (30-21, nine spots)

10. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (up 7)
Album: Crazy Love: Hollywood Edition (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “I Run To You” (down 1)
Album: Lady Antebellum (2008, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. DAUGHTRY, “September” (up 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

07. MAROON 5, “Misery” (down 2)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (down 3)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (up 2)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. ONEREPUBLIC, “Secrets” (up 2)
Album: Waking Up (2009, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (up 1)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

01. NEON TREES, “Animal” (steady, second week)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 24, 2010

A way to “Stay” in 2010.

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 24, 2010…

Debuts:
38. KATY PERRY, “Firework”
37. DUCK SAUCE, “Barbra Streisand”
36. TRAIN, “Marry Me”
35. DUFFY, “Well, Well, Well”

Biggest Mover(s):
LADY ANTEBLLUM, “I Run To You” (31-21, ten spots)

10. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (up 8)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. SUGARLAND, “Stuck Like Glue” (up 2)
Album: The Incredible Machine (2010, Mercury Nashville Records)
Peak: #4

08. PLAIN WHITE T’S, “Rhythm Of Love” (up 4)
Album: Wonders Of The Younger (2010, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

07. BRUNO MARS, “Just The Way You Are” (up 3)
Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010, Atlantic/Elektra Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. ONEREPUBLIC, “Secrets” (down 1)
Album: Waking Up (2009, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (up 1)
Album: Crazy Love: Hollywood Edition (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (steady, second week)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (steady, third week)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

01. NEON TREES, “Animal” (steady, furth week)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 21, 2010

"Stuck" in 2010.

“Stuck” in 2010.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 21, 2010…

Debuts:
39. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep”

Biggest Mover(s):
TAKE THAT, “The Flood” (31-25, six spots)

10. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Get Outta My Way” (up 1)
Album: Aphrodite (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for four weeks

09. PLAIN WHITE T’S, “Rhythm Of Love” (down 1)
Album: Wonders Of The Younger (2010, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

08. NEON TREES, “Animal” (down 3)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (down 4)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

06. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (down 2)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. PINK, “Raise Your Glass” (up 4)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

04. SUGARLAND, “Stuck Like Glue” (up 2)
Album: The Incredible Machine (2010, Mercury Nashville Records)
Peak: #4

03. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (up 4)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (steady, second week)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (steady, second week)
Album: Crazy Love (Hollywood Edition) (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 12, 2010

"All" about 2010.

“All” about 2010.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 12, 2010…

Debuts:
39. MIKE POSNER, “Please Don’t Go”
38. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Like It’s Her Birthday”

Biggest Mover(s):
RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (26-19, seven spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (down 3)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. LIFEHOUSE, “All In” (up 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (steady, second week)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

07. ADAM LAMBERT, “If I Had You” (up 2)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #6

06. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (steady, second week)
Album: Euphoria  (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

04. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (steady, second week)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. NEON TREES, “Animal” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Misery” (down 1)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (up 1)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 26, 2010

Two Killer chart hits.

Two Killer chart hits.

It is time for yet 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’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. Alright, let’s take a trip back to a month into my junior year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
38. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Get Outta My Way”

Biggest Mover(s):
MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (39-27, 12 spots)

10. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (down 3)
Album: Euphoria (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

09. DAUGHTRY, “September” (up 3)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

08. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “I Run To You” (up 2)
Album: Lady Antebellum (2008, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. ADAM LAMBERT, “If I Had You” (down 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #6

06. ONEREPUBLIC, “Secrets” (up 3)
Album: Waking Up (2009, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

05. MAROON 5, “Misery” (down 3)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (up 2)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

02. NEON TREES, “Animal” (up 1)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (steady, third week)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (May 2015) (Part Two)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new singles will be lighting up the national charts during the month. Which tracks will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a small selection of new songs being serviced in May on the Alternative and AAA formats in the second part of this month’s Radio Report:

ALTERNATIVE (*) and TRIPLE A (**)

IAMDYNAMITE
IAMDYNAMITE – “In The Summer” (May 5) (*)
Label: Brando
High school friends Christopher Martin and Chris Phillips founded their act in 2008 and released the album Supermegafantastic four years later. Chart numbers have been limited for the duo; they were last seen on Alternative with “Where Will We Go”. After a few months in the top 40, it peaked at #31 in March 2013. As the temperature continues to grow, it’ll be great to hear on the air.

Jukebox The Ghost
JUKEBOX THE GHOST – “Postcard” (May 5) (**)
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope
On the verge of entering the top 20 on my weekly survey is a great radio single from this Washington, DC trio. The band began to play together while at college in 2003 and just came out their fourth studio album last fall (and reissued it in a deluxe edition this year after signing their label deal.) It’s a solid record, and you can catch the guys as an opener for Ingrid Michaelson this summer.

Walk The Moon
WALK THE MOON – “Different Colors” (May 5) (* + **)
Label: RCA
This Ohio band may have us wondering if Talking Is Hard, but they certainly won’t be talking about a sophomore slump for their second major label album. It’s given them their biggest hit to date, “Shut Up And Dance”, a former #1 on the Alternative chart, as well as a big crossover single on the CHR and Hot AC lists. With early support from Alt Nation, these “Colors” are shining bright.

alt-J
ALT-J – “Hunger Of The Pine” (May 12) (*)
Label: Canvasback/Atlantic
If you ever pondered the thought of Miley Cyrus charting at Alternative radio, then you’re onto an idea that may become a reality soon. An interesting sample of her song “4×4” appears on the latest airplay single by this English quartet, the third to be lifted off  This Is All Yours. The band takes their show to Australia for several gigs later this month. They’re hungry for more chart success.

U2
U2 – “Song For Someone” (May 12) (**)
Label: Interscope
So, this whole Songs Of Innocence era has been memorable for all the wrong reasons, including the largely critical reaction to the free giveaway of their album on iTunes and lead singer Bono’s bicycle injury in New York last fall. Still, their core fans are around and AAA radio has been the most accepting of the new songs, with two top tens from the album to date. This “Song” may be third.

Coleman Hell
COLEMAN HELL – “Two Heads” (May 19) (*)
Label: Columbia
Recently signed to Columbia Records, Toronto’s Hell may be new to a mainstream audience, but he is certainly no stranger to the blog world. It was last year that he collaborated with producer La+ch on the song “You Are My Summer”, which received support from the online community and led to radio play in Australia and New Zealand. Now, he is poised for a big breakout in the States.

Hozier
HOZIER – “Someone New” (May 19) (*)
Label: Columbia
You couldn’t escape “Take Me To Church” for some time last year and into this year as it crossed to several formats. However, it’s been striking to see the followups to that international smash largely go unnoticed outside of the AAA format thanks to the label’s indecision on what to work. There seems to be a consensus on this track impacting this month, but given the change, is it too late?

Neon Trees
NEON TREES – “Songs I Can’t Listen To” (May 19) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
Well, that was quick. Who knew the Pop Psychology era would come and go like that? “Sleeping With A Friend”, the leadoff song from it, landed at #1 on my chart for six weeks. However, a last-minute single change for its followup ultimately killed any kind of momentum the band had garnered earlier in the year. Let’s hope that this song is one you can listen to… and maybe dance a little.

New Politics
NEW POLITICS – “West End Kids” (May 19) (*)
Label: Crush/Warner Bros.
A swap in record labels last year saw the trio based in Copenhagen issuing “Tonight You’re Perfect” during the spring on RCA and “Everywhere I Go (Kings & Queens)” in the fall on Warner. Both made the top 20 on the Alternative survey, but neither one stuck around. The band is hoping that this release can be their first top ten since “Harlem”. Will radio help these “Kids” on their quest?

Oh Hellos
THE OH HELLOS – “Hello My Old Heart” (May 19) (*)
Label: Elektra/ADA
From San Marcos, TX, siblings Maggie and Tyler Heath have been performing as a duo since 2011. Believe it or not, “Hello” dates back to that year, but it’s fresh to even more people now thanks to its upcoming run at radio. You might recall that it was included in a set of free downloads on iTunes back in February. Thanks to that feature, their fan base is up and their spin totals will be too.

Which of these new songs would you like to see on top of the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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