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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 26, 2017

“Rhythm” of the reign.

DEBUTS
38. Sheppard – Keep Me Crazy
36. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe (40)
32. New Politics – One Of Us (39)
24. Wrabel – Bloodstain (31)
22. MisterWives – Machine (30) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. JP Cooper – September Song (24)
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. James TW – Ex (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (07) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Lorde – Green Light (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Imagine Dragons – Believer (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (06) | PEAK: #06
05. MUNA – I Know A Place (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Julia Michaels – Issues (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bea Miller – Song Like You (1)
2. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (4)
3. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (-)
4. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
5. Skip Marley – Lions (2)
6. Delta Rae – A Long And Happy Life (-)
7. Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (7)
8. Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On (9)
9. Fastball – I Will Never Let You Down (-)
10. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Celine Dion – How Does A Moment Last Forever
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy
Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger
Stargate featuring P!nk and Sia – Waterfall
Weezer – Feels Like Summer

Chart Notes:

  • It’s Ed Sheeran‘s world, and we’re all living it. The singer/songwriter is now up to his third chart hit from ÷ on my chart. At #36, “Galway Girl” is the week’s Highest Debut, while “Shape Of You” slips to #12 and “Castle On The Hill” stays at #2 for its third week. Galway, of course, is a city in Ireland, though it’s unclear if the Galwegians are content with all the attention as of late. I guess we’ll see soon!
  • Aussie sextet Sheppard now has just as many chart entries as they do members. Their sixth song to reach my top 40, “Keep Me Crazy”, debuts at #38. Their single’s already hit in the top 40 in Australia. The group first made my chart in the spring of 2013 with “Let Me Down Easy”, which topped out at #10 that July.
  • In case you missed it, make sure to check out the new Crowncast, a podcast co-hosted by Crownnote owner Kurt Trowbridge and yours truly. It’s a fun listen, full of music statistics and shade, and we’d really appreciate your support. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 19, 2017

A “Rhythm” divine.

DEBUTS
40. Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe
39. New Politics – One Of Us | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. The Band Perry – Stay In The Dark (37)
31. Wrabel – Bloodstain (38)
24. JP Cooper – September Song (30)
18. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
13. Lorde – Green Light (21) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (08) | PEAK: #08
09. Daniel Powter – Delicious (06) | PEAK: #05
08. Imagine Dragons – Believer (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (05) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
06. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Julia Michaels – Issues (07) | PEAK: #05
04. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. MUNA – I Know A Place (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bea Miller – Song Like You (3)
2. Skip Marley – Lions (2)
3. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (1)
4. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (6)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (4)
6. Sheppard – Keep Me Crazy (10)
7. Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (7)
8. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (5)
9. Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On (9)
10. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Celine Dion – How Does A Moment Last Forever
Delta Rae – A Long And Happy Life (new)
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy
Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger
Saint Motel – Born Again
Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (new)
Stargate featuring P!nk and Sia – Waterfall
Steps – Scared Of The Dark
Weezer – Feels Like Summer (new)

Chart Notes:

  • In just its sixth week in the countdown, “Chained To The Rhythm” by Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley leaps from 3-1. It marks the fifth #1 on my chart for Perry, her first since 2011, and her 18th total week at the top since 2009. For Marley, well, there’s nothing like going to the top with your first chart hit! “Chained” should appear on Perry’s upcoming studio album. At the current time, we don’t know much about it, but I’m certainly eager to hear the set.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is a new top 40 hit for the Danish trio New Politics. “One Of Us” enters at #39. Their biggest hit to date, “Harlem”, spent a week at #2 in November 2013. Though the trio has seven top 40 entries to date on the Alternative chart, they have yet to reach the top, and nothing from their last album came close to a top ten peak. We’ll see if this one gets them any closer to #1.
  • Only one newcomer debuts on this week’s chart, and that would be Norwegian singer Sigrid. She breaks into the countdown at #40 with “Don’t Kill My Vibe”. The single impacts at CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC radio at the end of the month, so follow the blog and our socials for more details regarding its airplay status. “Don’t” recently surpassed 6.5 million streams on Spotify.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 14, 2015

Time to "Party".

Time to “Party”.

This week’s New Music Friday might make you cry, but it will hopefully leave your ears content with some fresh sounds for the weekend, including several sets from new and emerging acts. Here’s a look at the week’s new album and single releases:

  • MELANIE MARTINEZ — Cry Baby (iTunes)
    • Former The Voice contestant Martinez is out with her first studio album this week, which features a couple of cuts from her 2014 EP titled Dollhouse. Though the title track from that release went to radio and could not gain much traction, “Pity Party” will be heading to the CHR format next month. Look for a nice debut next week.
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS — Wondaland Presents: The Eephus (iTunes)
    • Featuring the radio singles “Classic Man” by Jidenna, a former #1 on the Rhythmic radio chart, and “Yoga” by he and Janelle Monáe, this EP marks a solid introduction to Wondaland Records, created and led by Monáe. Given added SEA and TEA sales, it should see a medium-sized debut.
  • NEW POLITICS — Vikings (iTunes)
    • After a label swap from RCA to Warner Bros. last year, this trio from Copenhagen has managed to place two songs on the Alternative chart, though neither one could make the top ten like 2013’s “Harlem”. Still, this set should give them a ride into the top 100 on the Billboard 200.
  • More albums out this week: Aer‘s One Of A Kind (iTunes), B.o.B‘s Psycadelik Thoughtz (iTunes), Bullet For My Valentine‘s Venom (iTunes), Chinx‘s Welcome To JFK (iTunes), Dillon Francis‘s This Mixtape Is Fire (iTunes), Emily West‘s All For You (iTunes), Grace Potter‘s Midnight (iTunes), Neck Deep‘s Life’s Not Out To Get You (iTunes), Rayland Baxter‘s Imaginary Man (iTunes), Soundtrack to True Detective (Music from the HBO Series) (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: FKA twigs‘s M3LL155X (iTunes), Tyler Rich‘s Valerie (iTunes)

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

  • “Bitter Pill”, new from Gavin James. (iTunes)
  • “Black Cadillac”, an instant grat track from Shinedown. (iTunes)
  • “Honey I’m Home”, new from Francesco Yates. (iTunes)
  • “I’m In Love With A Monster”, new from Fifth Harmony. (iTunes)
  • “Live Forever”, new from The Band Perry. (iTunes)
  • “Walk The Wire”, a new single from Boy & Bear. (iTunes)
  • “You Kill Me With Silence”, an album cut from Duran Duran. (iTunes)
  • “Your Type”, an album cut from Carly Rae Jepsen. (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include new albums from Bon Jovi, Carly Rae Jepsen and Rob Thomas. See you then!

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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 2013: 60-41

They're here...

They’re here…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… no, forget about Christmas, it’s time for another Top 100 of the year based on my personal charts for the 2013 chart year! It’s everything from the year that was, from “Crazy All My Life” to “I Want Crazy” to “Keep Me Crazy”. We had passengers, pits and punks all rank among the top 40 this year, as well as dolls, dragons and more. We travelled to “Pompeii” and “St. Croix”, and now we’re on our way to the “Best Song Ever” on the “Best Day Of My Life”. It could very well be the “Best I Ever Had”. Alright, enough of my yapping, now.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 24, 2013. Those marked with a plus had not yet reached their highest position as of that date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

Now, let’s get back to the countdown and pick it up at #60 with the original American Idol

Kelly Clarkson

060. Kelly Clarkson – “Catch My Breath” (#9)
Writers: Kelly Clarkson, Jason Halbert, Eric Olson / Producers: Sound Kollectiv

**First of two songs in the top 100

They'll fight for this "Love".

059. Lawson – “Learn To Love Again” (#12)
Writers: Joakim Berg, Andy Brown, Carl Falk, Eric Turner, Rami Yacoub, Michel Zitron / Producer: Falk, Yacoub

Related Posts: Single Review (January 1, 2013)
**Third of three songs in the top 100

Third time lucky.

058. Passenger – “The Wrong Direction” (#1 for two weeks)
Writer: Mike Rosenberg / Producers: Mike Rosenberg, Chris Vallejo

Related Posts: Profile on Passenger (March 22, 2013), “The Wrong Direction” Hits #1 (November 24, 2013)
**First of three songs in the top 100

Read up on this "Story".

057. One Direction – “Little Things” (#10)
Writers: Fiona Bevan, Ed Sheeran / Producer: Jake Gosling

Related Posts: Kids These Days (December 4, 2012)
**Fourth of four songs in the top 100

Is he your "Favorite"?

056. Mayer Hawthorne – “The Stars Are Ours” (#11)
Writers: Andrew Cohen, Pharrell Williams / Producer: Williams

Related Posts: Album Review of Where Does This Door Go? (July 8, 2013)
**First of two songs in the top 100

Swingin' on by.

055. Robbie Williams – “Candy” (#4)
Writers: Gary Barlow, Terje Olsen, Robbie Williams / Producer: Jacknife Lee

Emeli Sandé

054. Emeli Sandé – “My Kind Of Love” (#7)
Writers: Emile Haynie, Emeli Sandé / Producers: Alex P, Haynie, Danny Keyz, RedOne

Related Posts: Emeli’s “Next” Move (December 8, 2012)

She's the eye in the sky looking at you.

053. Adele – “Skyfall” (#1 for three weeks, 2012)
Writers: Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth / Producer: Epworth

A Wicked collaboration.

052. Mika featuring Ariana Grande – “Popular Song” (#8)
Writers: Mathieu Jomphe, Mika, Priscilla Renea, Stephen Schwartz / Producers: Mika, Greg Wells

Related Posts: Pushing For “Popular” (May 1, 2013)

"Life" in the fast lane.

051. American Authors – “Best Day Of My Life” (#1 for one week)
Writers: American Authors (Zachary Barnett, James Shelley, Dave Rublin and Matt Sanchez) / Producers: Aaron Accetta/Shep Goodman

Related Posts: Profile on American Authors (August 9, 2013), “Best Day Of My Life” Hits #1 (November 17, 2013)

After the "Gold" rush.

050. Britt Nicole – “Gold” (#10)
Writers: Jess Cates, Dan Muckala, Britt Nicole / Producer: Muckala

Related Posts: From Christian To Crossover (February 3, 2013)

No Taylor Swift remakes here.

049. Matchbox Twenty – “Overjoyed” (#10)
Writers: Kyle Cook, Paul Doucette, Rob Thomas / Producer: Matt Serletic

**Second of two songs in the top 100

Jason Mraz

048. Jason Mraz – “93 Million Miles” (#5)
Writers: Jason Mraz, Michael Natter / Producer: Joe Chiccarelli

A girl in "Trouble" is a temporary thing.

047. Taylor Swift – “22” (#12)
Writers/Producers: Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift

**Two of three songs in the top 100

Are you Experienced?

046. Justin Timberlake – “Take Back The Night” (#8)
Writers: James Fauntleroy, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, Justin Timberlake / Producers: Harmon, Mosley, Timberlake

Related Posts: Single Premiere (July 12, 2013), Whose “Night” Is It Anyways? (July 15, 2013), Album Review of The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2 (September 24, 2013)
**First of three songs in the top 100

New Politics

045. New Politics – “Harlem” (#2)
Writers: New Politics (David Boyd, Søren Hansen and Louis Vecchio), Jake Sinclair, Mike Viola, The Dudes (Jack Ploch, Nelson Ploch, Roger Ploch, Sam Ploch and Sadler Vaden) for sample of “Saturday” / Producers: Hansen, Sinclair

Ed Sheeran

044. Ed Sheeran – “Lego House” (#7)
Writers: Jake Gosling, Chris Leonard, Ed Sheeran / Producer: Dea Hamilton

Related Posts: All Dolled Up (February 27, 2013)
**Second of two songs in the top 100

Takin' it Shep by Shep.

043. Sheppard – “Hold My Tongue” (#1 for two weeks)
Writers: Jay Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard / Producer: Stuart Stuart

Related Posts: Profile on Sheppard (April 27, 2013), CMJ Wrap Up (October 21, 2013), “Hold My Tongue” Hits #1 (November 3, 2013)
**First of two songs in the top 100

The Hunger for more.

042. Coldplay – “Atlas” (#1 for three weeks)
Writers: Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin) / Producers: Coldplay, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson

Related Posts: Single Premiere (September 5, 2013), “Atlas” Hits #1 (October 13, 2013)

Imagination's got the best of you.

041. Imagine Dragons – “On Top Of The World” (#4)
Writers/Producers: Imagine Dragons (Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds and Wayne Sermon), Alexander “Alex Da Kid” Grant

Check back tomorrow for 40-31 on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 15, 2013

"Story" time.

“Story” time.

DEBUTS
40. Karmin – I Want It All

TOP GAINERS
33. MAGIC! – Rude (40)
31. John Newman – Losing Sleep (36)
29. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (34)
12. Christina Perri – Human (22) | BIGGEST MOVER — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Keane – Higher Than The Sun (07) | PEAK: #07
09. New Politics – Harlem (08) | PEAK: #02
08. Daughtry – Waiting For Superman (06) | PEAK: #06
07. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Bastille – Of The Night (09) | PEAK: #06
05. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. A Great Big World – Say Something (04) | PEAK: #04
03. The 1975 – Girls (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Passenger – The Wrong Direction (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. One Direction – Story Of My Life (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Strange Talk – Climbing Walls (1)
2. Kodaline – Love Like This (2)
3. Gavin DeGraw – Make A Move (3)
4. Cher – I Hope You Find It (4)
5. Disclosure featuring Sam Smith – Latch (6)
6. Sara Bareilles – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Live) (7)
7. The Wild After – Lesson Learned (10)
8. Lily Allen – Hard Out Here (5)
9. Peter Thomas featuring Betty Who – All Of You (-)
10. Gary Barlow & Elton John – Face To Face (-)

In The Mix:
Bastille – Bad Blood
Bruno Mars – Young Girls
Crosses – The Epilogue
Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas – Instant Crush
Daughtry – Battleships (new)
Gabriel Rios – Gold
James Blunt – Heart To Heart (new)
John Butler Trio – Only One
Kes – Gimme Your Love (new)
Lea Michele – Cannonball (new)
Los Lonely Boys – Don’t Walk Away
Mayer Hawthorne – Reach Out Richard (new)
MKTO – God Only Knows
Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – La La La
New Politics – Tonight You’re Perfect
OneRepublic – Burning Bridges
Parade Of Lights – We’re The Kids
Passenger – All The Little Lights (new)
Pink – Are We All We Are?
Robbie Williams featuring Lily Allen – Dream A Little Dream
The Griswolds – Heart Of A Lion
The Killers – Just Another Girl
twenty one pilots – House Of Gold
tyDi featuring Carmen Keigans – Live This Lie
Young The Giant – It’s About Time

Chart Notes:

  • They’ve sold millions of records and toured around the world, but the one thing One Direction hasn’t done is score a #1 on my personal chart — that is, until this week. “Story Of My Life” becomes the group’s first chart-topper, advancing from 3-1. Their previous high was #2, which “Live While We’re Young” rose to last year. This is the quintet’s ninth top 40 hit since they first charted in 2011.
  • It’s a man’s man’s man’s countdown: for yet another frame, all ten acts in the top ten this week are male. That will change next week, however, with the surging Christina Perri up 22-12 with “Human”, which holds a rare distinction of being the Biggest Mover for three weeks in a row. At least one guy looks to get in on the action as well, Gary Barlow, who rises 14-11 this week with “Let Me Go”.
  • The only debut on this week’s chart is from Boston-based duo Karmin. Their fifth top 40 hit is “I Want It All”, the second single from their forthcoming album Pulses. Last year, the two got as high as #7 with “Brokenhearted”.
  • Look out for my Top 100 of 2013 beginning later today and continuing through December 24. It’s sure to be fun, so come back and visit as the new sections go up!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 8, 2013

Blame it on the "Girls".

Blame it on the “Girls”.

DEBUTS
40. MAGIC! – Rude
39. Grouplove – Shark Attack
38. Hedley – Anything
36. John Newman – Losing Sleep | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (40)
28. Colbie Caillat – Hold On (34)
22. Christina Perri – Human (29) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
16. Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree (21)
14. Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – Of The Night (12) | PEAK: #09
08. New Politics – Harlem (06) | PEAK: #02
07. Keane – Higher Than The Sun (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Daughtry – Waiting For Superman (08) | PEAK: #06
05. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. A Great Big World – Say Something (04) | PEAK: #04
03. One Direction – Story Of My Life (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Passenger – The Wrong Direction (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. The 1975 – Girls (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Strange Talk – Climbing Walls (7)
2. Kodaline – Love Like This (6)
3. Gavin DeGraw – Make A Move (3)
4. Cher – I Hope You Find It (5)
5. Lily Allen – Hard Out Here (4)
6. Disclosure featuring Sam Smith – Latch (-)
7. Sara Bareilles – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Live) (10)
8. Sam York – The Script (8)
9. Dominique Pruitt – To Win Your Love (9)
10. The Wild After – Lesson Learned (-)

In The Mix:
Bastille – Bad Blood
Bruno Mars – Young Girls
Crosses – The Epilogue
Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas – Instant Crush (new)
Emblem3 – 3,000 Miles
Gabriel Rios – Gold (new)
Gary Barlow & Elton John – Face To Face (new)
John Butler Trio – Only One
Keane – Won’t Be Broken
Los Lonely Boys – Don’t Walk Away
MKTO – God Only Knows
Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – La La La
New Politics – Tonight You’re Perfect
OneRepublic – Burning Bridges (new)
Parade Of Lights – We’re The Kids
Peter Thomas featuring Betty Who – All Of You (new)
Pink – Are We All We Are?
Robbie Williams featuring Lily Allen – Dream A Little Dream (new)
The Griswolds – Heart Of A Lion
The Killers – Just Another Girl (new)
twenty one pilots – House Of Gold
tyDi featuring Carmen Keigans – Live This Lie
Young The Giant – It’s About Time

Chart Notes:

  • The revolving door at #1 continues this week as English rockers The 1975 earn their first #1 single on my chart, “Girls”, up 2-1. Their previous single, “Chocolate”, got as high as #2 for a week. (It’s currently at #26.) The quartet is currently playing a handful of radio station end-of-the-year concerts in the U.S., but they’ll be back for a full tour here starting in April.
  • Should the door to the top spot keep turning quickly, look for a fight between duo A Great Big World and boy band One Direction for the next reigning champ, both with popular ballads with an equal chance of hitting the top. It would be the first #1 for either act.
  • For the second week in a row, Christina Perri takes Biggest Mover honors with a gain of seven notches (29-22) for “Human”. Three additional songs advance six spots this week from Boy & Bear, Colbie Caillat and Gary Barlow.
  • Three of this week’s four debuts are by acts all charting with their third top 40 hits, a pretty interesting coincidence. The highest of them at #36 is John Newman with “Losing Sleep”, which follows “Love Me Again” (#22) and “Cheating” (#18) as the latest single from his album Tribute. Hedley is just behind him at #38 with “Anything”. The Canadian band first charted in 2006 with “On My Own” (#25), then with “Perfect” (#21) in 2010. Lastly, there’s Grouplove with “Shark Attack” at #39, the followup to the #5 “Ways To Go”. They’re best known for “Tongue Tied”, which spent two weeks at #1 last year. (For more: GrouploveHedley | John Newman)
  • Way down at #40 is the only newcomer to the chart, the Los Angeles-based quintet called MAGIC! and their debut single “Rude”. It’s currently a top 5 hit in Australia and looking for momentum in the U.S. next year. (Read my post on the single published this week.)

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