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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 8, 2008

“4” the nostalgia.

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 11 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 8, 2008…

Debuts:
40. ECHO JET, “Wave”
39. DAVE BARNES, “Until You”
38. GAVIN ROSSDALE, “Love Remains The Same”

Biggest Mover(s):
COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (36-15, 21 spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “It’s Not My Time” (up 6)
Album: 3 Doors Down (2008, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #10 for four weeks

09. WEEZER, “Pork And Beans” (up 2)
Album: Weezer (Red Album) (2008, Geffen Records)
Peak: #8

08. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (up 9)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, “Summertime” (steady, second week)
Album: The Block (2008, Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. MADONNA featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “4 Minutes” (down 2)
Album: Hard Candy (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. GAVIN DEGRAW, “In Love With A Girl” (up 1)
Album: Gavin DeGraw (2008, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Realize” (up 1)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

03. DUFFY, “Mercy” (steady, third week)
Album: Rockferry (2008, Mercury/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (steady, fourth week)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic/RRP Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, 14th week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 8, 2019

Race around the WRLD.

It’s a juicy week for fresh releases and the flavor combination is undeniable. What treat packs the top taste? These are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

JUICE WRLD – Death Race For Love (iTunes)
Features: the pre-release songs “Hear Me Calling” and “Robbery”, as well as a collaboration with Young Thug

MAREN MORRIS – Girl (iTunes)
Features: the title track, currently in the top 30 on the Country radio chart

Notable albums out this week: BamSavage‘s Yesterday’s Tomorrow (iTunes), David Gray‘s Gold In A Brass Age (iTunes), Dido‘s Still On My Mind (iTunes), Foals‘s Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 (iTunes), Gesaffelstein‘s Hyperion (iTunes), James Morrison‘s You’re Stronger Than You Know (iTunes), New Kids On The Block‘s Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes), Sigrid‘s Sucker Punch (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Aaron Taos‘s Birthday Boy (iTunes), Alesso‘s Mixtape – Progresso, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Call Me Loop‘s Drama (iTunes), Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine‘s 8:47 (iTunes), Kat Saul‘s …From Unit 408 (iTunes), Mark Diamond‘s Hummingbird One (iTunes), Myylo‘s I’m A Nice Boy (iTunes), Patrick James‘s What We’re Fighting For (iTunes), Super Duper‘s Vessels (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s The Dream Chapter: Star (iTunes), Upsahl‘s Hindsight 20/20 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Antisocial Socialites”, Kyan Palmer & nicopop. featuring Yuri Joness (iTunes)
“Are You Like Me”, New Dialogue (iTunes)
“Big Blue” / “Sunflower”, Vampire Weekend (iTunes)
“Blind (Acoustic)”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“By The River”, Klingande featuring Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Cut My Teeth”, James Droll (iTunes)
“Dancing With A Stranger (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Sam Smith & Normani (iTunes)
“Dollar To A Diamond”, Maya B (iTunes)
“Favorite Sound”, Audien x Echosmith (iTunes)
“Feelings”, John Newman (iTunes)
“Ghost Of Ohio”, Andy Black (iTunes)
“Gloria”, Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Go Easy”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Good For Me”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“Goodbye Boy”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“GTFO”, Cubbi (iTunes)
“Have Mercy”, YBN Cordae (iTunes)
“Here With Me”, Marshmello featuring CHVRCHES (iTunes)
“Hit Your Heart”, Dagny x Steve Aoki (iTunes)
“Honest”, PUBLIC (iTunes)
“Honestly”, Jai Waetford featuring Carmouflage Rose (iTunes)
“House Of Glass”, Cage The Elephant (iTunes)
“How It’s Supposed To Be (Kid Froopy Remix)”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Hypersonic Missiles”, Sam Fender (iTunes)
“I’m Not Sorry”, Hardwell & Mike Williams (iTunes)
“IDK”, Bruce Wiegner (iTunes)
“Insomnia”, Daya (iTunes)
“It Only Gets Better”, WILD (iTunes)
“Kiss & Tell”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Kombucha”, Winnetka Bowling League (iTunes)
“Like It Was”, Denny White (iTunes)
“Lil Boat (Remix)”, 88GLAM featuring Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Lo/Hi”, The Black Keys (iTunes)
“Love Someone (Piano Demo)”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Mama (Tiësto’s Big Room Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“My Bad”, Khalid (iTunes)
“My Man”, Delacey (iTunes)
“No Such Thing”, Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Nobody”, Mac DeMarco (iTunes)
“Plan On You”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“Pretty Shining People (Jack Wins Remix)”, George Ezra (iTunes)
“Pushing 20”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Recognise”, Lost Frequencies featuring Flynn (iTunes)
“Rise”, Jonas Blue featuring IZ*ONE (iTunes)
“Running Scared (Desert Song)”, The Strumbellas (iTunes)
“Sidelines”, Wallows (iTunes)
“So Am I”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Sweater Collection”, Lo Lo (iTunes)
“Tell Me”, Prince Fox featuring Ellise (iTunes)
“Temporary Love”, Ben Platt (iTunes)
“The King”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Timekeeper”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“Two Of Us”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Why Did You Run?”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Wish You Were Gay”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“With You”, Jay Sean & Gucci Mane featuring Asian Doll (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Greyson Chance, Johnny Orlando and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 27, 2008

New Kiss on the block.

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 27, 2008…

Debuts:
40. ERIC HUTCHINSON, “Rock And Roll”

Biggest Mover(s):
LEONA LEWIS, “Better In Time” (39-29, ten spots)

10. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

09. KATY PERRY, “I Kissed A Girl” (steady, fourth week)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beating My Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: OK Now (2008, Island Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

07. DANIEL POWTER, “Next Plane Home” (steady, second week)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. DELTA GOODREM, “In This Life” (steady, second week)
Album: Delta (2008, Mercury/Decca Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, “Summertime” (down 1)
Album: The Block (2008, Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (up 1)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (down 2)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Realize” (up 1)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (up 1)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 22, 2008

Viva 2008!

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 22, 2008…

Debuts:
40. BRENDAN JAMES, “Green”

Biggest Movers:
CAROLINA LIAR, “I’m Not Over” (30-18, twelve spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “It’s Not My Time” (steady, third week)
Album: 3 Doors Down (2008, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #10 for four weeks

09. WEEZER, “Pork And Beans” (down 1)
Album: Weezer (Red Album) (2008, Geffen Records)
Peak: #8

08. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (up 3)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, “Summertime” (steady, second week)
Album: The Block (2008, Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. GAVIN DEGRAW, “In Love With A Girl” (steady, third week)
Album: Gavin DeGraw (2008, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (steady, second week)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic/RRP Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

02. DUFFY, “Mercy” (steady, second week)
Album: Rockferry (2008, Mercury/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Realize” (steady, second week)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 12, 2017

A Stylish chart-topper.

Choose your musical direction, even a member of One Direction, and you shall be rewarded this week. With so many new albums and singles to choose from, there’s no way to go wrong. Here’s all the action from this week’s schedule:

HARRY STYLES – Harry Styles (iTunes)
Styles is the second member of One Direction (following ZAYN) to put out a solo album, and the highly-anticipated set could get a brisk sales week at the top of the chart. It’s led by the epic track “Sign Of The Times”, which is climbing towards the top ten at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio. With a residency on James Corden’s late night show coming next week, the latest in some larger looks for the performer on television, as well as plenty of digital and streaming promotion, the album’s progress will be interesting to watch.

PARAMORE – After Laughter (iTunes)
Released just under a month after the debut of single “Hard Times”, this trio’s fifth studio album marks the return of drummer Zac Farro, who left the band in 2010. (Feel free to insert your best “they’ve had more band members than hits” one-liner.) Recorded in Nashville, this release is looking to debut in the top five, which would be their third album in a row to hit the region.

MACHINE GUN KELLY – Bloom (iTunes)
After a chart-topping collaboration with Camila Cabello and a solid follow-up with Hailee Steinfeld, the Texas rapper is out to reach the top three on the Billboard 200, having previously peaked at #4 twice, with his third studio album. Expect him to continue to perform well at radio with this set through the end of the year.

ZAC BROWN BAND – Welcome Home (iTunes)
Going back to their roots on their latest studio release, this Georgia group is currently in the top 20 on the Country radio chart with the lead single from that effort, “My Old Man”. Brown and the boys likely won’t capture their fourth #1 on the Billboard 200, but at least the set will break the top ten.

More albums out this week: Dreamcar‘s Dreamcar (iTunes), LeToya Luckett‘s Back 2 Life (iTunes), Scott Helman‘s Hôtel de Ville (iTunes), Hello, Dolly! (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Goo Goo Dolls‘s You Should Be Happy (iTunes), Ingrid Michaelson‘s Alter Egos (iTunes), New Kids On The Block‘s Thankful (iTunes), Seramic‘s I Got You (iTunes), Tom Walker‘s Blessings (iTunes), Wrabel‘s We Could Be Beautiful (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Friend Like You”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Aye”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)
“Coloring Outside The Lines”, MisterWives (iTunes)
“Creatures Of The Night”, Hardwell featuring Austin Mahone (iTunes)
“Don’t You Know”, Jaymes Young (iTunes)
“Drama”, AJR (iTunes)
“Everybody Lost Somebody”, Bleachers (iTunes)
“Friday Night Majic”, Kat Dahlia (iTunes)
“Hard To Love”, Kacy Hill (iTunes)
“Heart Break”, Lady Antebellum (iTunes)
“Hot2Touch”, Felix Jaehn featuring Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Hungry Eyes”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“I Know You Won’t”, Rascal Flatts (iTunes)
“Invisible”, Linkin Park (iTunes)
“Keep It From You”, Glades (iTunes)
“Laugh”, Mackenzie Sol (iTunes)
“Legs Crossed”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Malibu”, Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Mama Say (Scavenger Hunt Remix)”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“Never Change”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Oh Lord”, In This Moment (iTunes)
“Raincoat”, Timeflies featuring Shy Martin (iTunes)
“Renegade”, Axwell /\ Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Right Now”, HAIM (iTunes)
“Rollin”, Calvin Harris featuring Future & Khalid (iTunes)
“Symphony (R3hab Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“That Would Be Nice”, Floduxe featuring Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“The Long Way”, Brett Eldredge (iTunes)
“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (NOTD Remix)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“These Days”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Want You Back”, Citizen Four (iTunes)
“Whatever It Takes”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“Work Is A Four Letter Word”, THØSS (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Linkin Park, Rascal Flatts and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 6, 2008

Fall back "In Love" with 2008.

Fall back “In Love” with 2008.

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 July 6, 2008…

Debuts:
36. KID ROCK, “All Summer Long”
35. SECONDHAND SERENADE, “Fall For You”
11. DANIEL POWTER, “Next Plane Home”

Biggest Mover(s):
JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beating My Heart” (21-14, seven spots)

10. DELTA GOODREM, “In This Life” (up 3)
Album: Delta (2008, Mercury/Decca Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

09. KATY PERRY, “I Kissed A Girl” (steady, second week)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. GAVIN DEGRAW, “In Love With A Girl” (steady, second week)
Album: Gavin DeGraw (2008, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (steady, second week)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Parlophone/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. DUFFY, “Mercy” (down 4)
Album: Rockferry (2008, Mercury/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (down 1)
Album: Spirit (2008 – U.S. release, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

04. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, “Summertime” (up 1)
Album: The Block (2008, Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (steady, second week)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic/RRP Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (up 4)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Realize” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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TOP TEN: One Summery Summary

Four reasons to love the season.

Four reasons to love the season.

With Memorial Day Weekend in full swing, the unofficial start of summer has begun. It’s time to get out the swimsuit, the shades and the sunblock, because looking like a lobster is so not in style (unless, of course, you are a lobster, but then you wouldn’t be at a computer reading this.) Summer may be about fashion and fitness, but it’s also a season of great music. The turnover on my list has been pretty striking from week-to-week recently, as those summer song contenders make themselves known, but it appears a dominant “summer” title song won’t be around on pop radio this year. (You’ll have to go to the country chart for that one.)

We’ve handled topics about summer songs before: national hits from past decades, radio races, etc. However, I haven’t covered a countdown of the top “summer” hits from my own personal chart. After all, the results of my top ten songs are different from the usual set of classics. A lot of these songs came and went, some without much life at all, but it’s still nice to give them a spin or two. So, if you’re ready for some vacation vibes, jump into this pop pool with some splashy stats from my survey:

(List is based on total chart points during the full run of each song.)

10. JESSIE JAMES, “Boys In The Summer” (2010)
Album: (single only) (Mercury Records)
Peak: #27

09. SEALS & CROFTS, “Summer Breeze ’04” (2004)
Album: (single only) (Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #27

08. JON MCLAUGHLIN featuring SARA BAREILLES, “Summer Is Over” (2012)
Album: Promising Promises (Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #23 for two weeks

07. MATTHEW MORRISON, “Summer Rain” (2011)
Album: Matthew Morrison (Mercury Records)
Peak: #18 for two weeks

06. THE CORRS, “Summer Sunshine” (2004)
Album: Borrowed Heaven (Atlantic Records)
Peak: #13 for three weeks

05. AEROSMITH, “Girls Of Summer” (2002)
Album: O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits (Columbia/Geffen Records)
Peak: #9

04. MATT NATHANSON, “Gold In The Summertime” (2015)
Album: Show Me Your Fangs (Vanguard Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

03. KID ROCK, “All Summer Long” (2008)
Album: Rock N Roll Jesus (Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8

02. MAROON 5, “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…” (2015)
Album: V (reissue) (Interscope Records)
Peak: #5

01. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, “Summertime” (2008)
Album: The Block (Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

Have any older summer favorites? Still madly in love with the boys of NKOTB? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter: click the “Get Social!” tab above to find us on there.

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