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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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Adam’s Top 100 of 2014: #07 – Neon Trees, “Sleeping With A Friend”

The cream of the pop!

The cream of the pop for 2014.

Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

Were you "Sleeping" on this one?

Were you “Sleeping” on this one?

007. NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (715 points)
Writers: Tyler Glenn, Tim Pagnotta / Producer: Pagnotta
Label: Island/Republic

Debut Date: January 12, 2014
Peak Date: March 2 to April 6, 2014
Peak: #1 for six weeks
Weeks on Chart: 26

After ruling my chart for four weeks in 2010 with “Animal”, the Utah quartet led by Tyler Glenn cooled off a bit as their next four singles, two from 2010’s Habits and the two from 2012’s Picture Show, all failed to break into my top ten. By the fall of 2013, things came to a halt once again when Glenn posted a frustrated social media rant regarding the executives responsible for the group’s artist development deal. It could’ve been pretty ugly. Luckily, they came back with a pretty great song, a tune that took them to the top for the second time.

“Sleeping” was an instant impact record on the countdown when it debuted at #39 during the second week of January, hitting #1 in its eighth week on the chart. Though it logged six weeks at the top, two weeks more than the run for “Animal”, it quickly fell and lacked in the longevity department. However, at 26 weeks, it did manage to spend half a year on the survey. Its chart peaks nationally in both the U.S. and Canada were not as notable, though it did rank on five distinct radio format lists.

Though the Pop Psychology era was derailed over the summer by a last-minute single change (“Love In The 21st Century” to “Text Me In The Morning”, which ultimately bombed) and a lightly promoted third single, “First Things First”, the Trees still grew their roots and their audience in the States. The album did go top ten upon its debut. The new year may not be the most active one for the band on the charts, but I’m sure that neon will be glowing even brighter soon.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 17, 2010

A trip from Mars to "Hollywood".

A trip from Mars to “Hollywood”.

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Let’s take a trip back to the midterms season of my junior year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
37. MAROON 5, “Give A Little More”
31. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World”

Biggest Mover(s):
PINK, “Raise Your Glass” (35-20, 15 spots)

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

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

08. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (down 2)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

06. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (up 4)
Album: Crazy Love: Hollywood Edition (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

04. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (up 1)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

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

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

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

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (September 2014)

The radio airwaves are looking ripe this autumn as plenty of new acts and established artists crash the party with new tunes. Which ones will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are some of my favorites being serviced in September on the AAA, Alternative, CHR and Hot AC formats:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

Calvin Harris and John Newman
CALVIN HARRIS featuring JOHN NEWMAN – “Blame” (September 9) (*)
Label: Columbia
Coming off a recent top 5 smash in “Summer”, Harris is obviously red-hot at CHR radio. Newman, however, could only break the U.S. with “Love Me Again”, a moderate success on the charts last year. Though the pair should do just fine in Europe, it’ll be interesting to see if that lack of recognition in the States could affect it in the long run. Get ready to jam.

Cobra Starship and Icona Pop
COBRA STARSHIP featuring ICONA POP – “Never Been In Love” (September 9) (*)
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
The last time Gabe Saporta and friends hit the pop survey was in 2012 with “Middle Finger”, while the Swedish duo just edged in the top 40 this past spring with “Just Another Night”. Sure, it’s an odd combination on paper, but the two acts and producer Ricky Reed (from the group Wallpaper.) have a hot song on their hands with this adorable pop anthem.

Dirty Heads
DIRTY HEADS – “My Sweet Summer” (September 9) (**)
Label: Five Seven Music
Back on the Alternative scene in a big way, “Summer” is headed towards the top of that chart in the coming weeks. This could match the peak of their debut single, “Lay Me Down”, if that happens — that’s their only release to crossover onto Hot AC outlets thus far, which occurred in 2010. The seasons may be changing, but this could still pull in some airplay.

Hozier
HOZIER – “Take Me To Church” (September 9 / 16) (** / *)
Label: Columbia
This one is a former chart-topper on the AAA chart and is already climbing the top ten at Alternative radio, thus, it’s no real surprise that label Columbia is jumping at a crossover sooner rather than later. The 24-year-old Irish performer is already a success in his homeland, where “Church” peaked at #2, and may be a Best New Artist contender. Stay tuned!

Bea Miller
BEA MILLER – “Young Blood” (September 23) (*)
Label: Hollywood
15-year-old Miller made her debut on the U.S. version of The X Factor two years ago, but just released her debut EP in the spring through Disney affiliated label. Though they’re somewhat inconsistent and often depend on elongated chart runs, this could break in a more impactful way into 2015 if her audience grows. It doesn’t seem like they’re in any rush.

Nickelback
NICKELBACK – “What Are You Waiting For?” (September 23) (**)
Label: Republic
I know, I know. “Adam, you’re excited about a Nickelback song? Really?” Yes, it’s true. The Canadian quartet has been rather consistent on my top 40 since they first began charting in 2001. Now off their old home Roadrunner and at new home Republic, the four are gearing up for a comeback. Will the format welcome them back with open arms? We’ll see.

ALTERNATIVE (*) and AAA (**)

Sheppard
SHEPPARD – “Geronimo” (September 2) (*)
Label: Republic
It was nearly a year and a half ago that I first wrote about this Australian sextet after discovering their debut single “Let Me Down Easy” on the radio there. It peaked at #10 on my chart during the summer. Now, their music has reached the masses; the multi-Platinum “Geronimo” spent three weeks at #1 in that country earlier this year. Look out for this one.

Bleachers
BLEACHERS – “Rollercoaster” (September 9) (*)
Label: RCA
Their first big record was “I Wanna Get Better”, a #1 for a frame on the Alternative chart, but it became much worse as it crashed out of the top ten and into recurrent status in just about a month’s time. Major ouch. Luckily, Jack Antonoff has a followup in the wings with this track. It may not be as immediate, but it will certainly do the job as it rises upward.

Foster The People
FOSTER THE PEOPLE – “Are You What You Want To Be?” (September 9) (*)
Label: Columbia
You could call it a sophomore slump; the trio’s album sales haven’t been so good this era and there hasn’t been a major crossover smash like “Pumped Up Kicks”, but I may be in the minority liking Supermodel and the singles from it more than their debut album. This is the third single from it following “Coming Of Age” and “Best Friend”. It’s a solid choice.

Neon Trees
NEON TREES – “First Things First” (September 16) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
I’m not sure what it is with these four and second singles, but there have been some odd swap-outs. In 2011, “1983” was pulled in favor of “Your Surrender”, which did not peak high. This year, “Love In The 21st Century” was replaced with “Text Me In The Morning”, which rightfully tanked. Hopefully, this inspirational song can get the album back on track.

Sam Smith
SAM SMITH – “I’m Not The Only One” (September 23) (**)
Label: Capitol
This recent top ten hit in New Zealand, Scotland and the United Kingdom is finally on its way to the U.S. now that “Stay With Me” is beginning to fall in airplay. A clip for the song premiered a few weeks ago and guests two small screen stars from the FOX network, Glee‘s Dianna Agron and The Mindy Project‘s Chris Messina. The hype will carry this song well.

Walk The Moon
WALK THE MOON – “Shut Up And Dance” (September 23) (* / **)
Label: RCA
It’s been a little time since we’ve heard from this Ohio quartet, who had two solid singles make the AAA and Alternative charts in 2012-3: “Anna Sun” and “Tightrope”. There’s a radio rip of this song that hit the web a few months back, but a higher quality edit has yet to surface. We’ll likely be hearing it soon, but it sounds like another awesome cut from them.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 8, 2010

So cold, they're hot.

So cold, they’re hot.

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Let’s take a trip back to just before junior year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
40. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine”

Biggest Mover:
KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (33-19) (14 spots)

10. MIKE POSNER, “Cooler Than Me” (down 2)
Album: 31 Minutes To Takeoff (2010, J Records)
Peak: #4

09. ADAM LAMBERT, “If I Had You” (up 3)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #6

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

07. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (down 1)
Album: Euphoria (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. JOHN MAYER featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Half Of My Heart” (down 2)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. LIFEHOUSE, “All In” (up 2)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (down 1)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (up 2)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 25, 2014

"Something" more than the hit single.

Just hold on, we’re going “Home”.

DEBUTS
39. American Authors – Believer
38. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance
35. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Neon Trees – Love In The 21st Century (38)
33. Daughtry – Battleships (37)
28. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (32)
18. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (26) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Oh Honey – Be Okay (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Foster The People – Best Friend (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Coldplay – Magic (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Sing (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Already Home (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jesse McCartney – Superbad (3)
2. Saint Raymond – Everything She Wants (2)
3. Hudson Taylor – Battles (4)
4. Kiesza – Hideaway (8)
5. Us The Duo – No Matter Where You Are (10)
6. George Ezra – Budapest (9)
7. Young Rising Sons – High (-)
8. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (-)
9. Lady Antebellum – Bartender (-)
10. Jacquie Lee – Broken Ones (-)

In The Mix:
Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass – Extraordinary
Colbie Caillat – Try (new)
James Blunt – Postcards
Janelle Monáe – Heroes (new)
Jason Mraz – Love Someone (new)
Marc Broussard – Hurricane Heart (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Sarah McLachlan – In Your Shoes

Chart Notes:

  • Two weeks ago, it was tied for the Biggest Mover, and now Coldplay grabs the title once more for “A Sky Full Of Stars”, up eight this week from 26-18. It’s the second hit from the band’s new album, Ghost Stories, which looks to become their latest #1 album on the Billboard 200. There aren’t many more notable moves upward within the top 40, but several songs are up four spots, including tracks from Christina Perri and Neon Trees.
  • The Highest Debut of the Week marks the first solo entry from Graffiti6 leader Jamie Scott on my chart, “My Hurricane”, entering at #35. A forthcoming album is due for release this fall. The debut of “Hurricane” coincides with the run of “The Bridge”, the title track from the duo’s second album, which was independently released after label troubles with Capitol Records. How will this Jamie vs. Jamie battle proceed? Stay tuned to find out!
  • After taking over Europe with their first single, the duo of Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch, better known as Milky Chance, debut on my own top 40 with “Stolen Dance”. It’s in at #38. Promoted in the U.S. by Republic Records, it’s already building on the AAA and Alternative airwaves, where it will inevitably take a slow run up. “Dance” is taken from their album Sadnecessary, which has yet to be released here.
  • After spending a week at #1 on my chart last November with “Best Day Of My Life”, the former Boston and now Brooklyn based quartet American Authors are writing another musical memoir at #39, “Believer”. The single was originally serviced to Alternative radio last year and tanked, barely scratching the top 50. Now, given their bigger profile thanks to “Day” and a slightly new mix, more people will surely be believing in it.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 18, 2014

"Something" more than the hit single.

“Home” is where the chart is.

DEBUTS
39. The 2 Bears – Angel (Touch Me)
38. Neon Trees – Love In The 21st Century | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (37)
31. Duck Sauce – NRG (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (32)
16. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (07) | PEAK: #03
09. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Foster The People – Best Friend (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Coldplay – Magic (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Sing (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (04) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Already Home (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (8)
2. Saint Raymond – Everything She Wants (1)
3. Jesse McCartney – Superbad (-)
4. Hudson Taylor – Battles (6)
5. American Authors – Believer (10)
6. Jeremy Redmore – Bad Philosophy (4)
7. Donkeyboy – Crazy Something Normal (3)
8. Kiesza – Hideaway (-)
9. George Ezra – Budapest (-)
10. Us The Duo – No Matter Where You Are (-)

In The Mix:
Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass – Extraordinary
Jacquie Lee – Broken Ones (new)
James Blunt – Postcards (new)
Lady Antebellum – Bartender (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Red Wanting Blue – You Are My Las Vegas
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun (new)
Sarah McLachlan – In Your Shoes
Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells
Young Rising Sons – High (new)

Chart Notes:

  • For the second week in a row, A Great Big World rule the top 40 with “Already Home”, their first song to reach the top. Album Is There Anybody Out There? also produced a #2 entry last year, “Say Something”, which gained traction as a duet with Christina Aguilera. Though the duo’s only been charting since the fall of 2013, singer Ian Axel was listed beneath my survey in early 2011 with a solo version of their breakout release “This Is The New Year”.
  • The week’s Biggest Mover belongs to duo Duck Sauce, who debuted last week at #38 and now rise to #31, a gain of seven spots. Their last hit, “Barbra Streisand”, peaked at #13 in late 2010 and dented the Hot 100 at #89. Believe it or not, there’s been only one other saucy set of singers to hit Billboard’s big survey. In 1972, a Detroit trio called Hot Sauce peaked at #96 with their only charting record for Volt Records, “Bring It Home (And Give It To Me)”.
  • Following their recent #1 single, “Sleeping With A Friend”, the Utah quartet Neon Trees land this week’s Highest Debut with “Love In The 21st Century” at #38. The second release from Pop Psychology goes to Alternative radio soon, where “Sleeping” still currently ranks in the top 20. Overall, it’s the band’s seventh single to enter my chart.
  • At #39 is this week’s other debut, the first chart hit for a duo called The 2 Bears. They are Joe Goddard, one fifth of the band Hot Chip, and Raf Rundell. The two have been making music together since 2009 and their second album, titled The Night Is Young, is due this fall. “Angel (Touch Me)” is released digitally at the end of June.

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