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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 14, 2008

Digging into the “Best” music.

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 December 14, 2008…

Debuts:
40. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear”
39. KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You”
36. GERALDINE MCQUEEN, “Once Upon A Christmas Song”
32. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus”

Biggest Mover(s):
HINDER, “Without You” (30-22, eight spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Best Of Me” (up 1)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for five weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (up 5)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. PINK, “So What” (down 2)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Keeps Gettin’ Better” (up 1)
Album: Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade Of Hits (2008, RCA Records)
Peak: #7

06. THE KILLERS, “Human” (up 1)
Album: Day & Age (2008, Island Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell” (steady, second week)
Album: When The World Comes Down (2008, DGC/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (down 1)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (up 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (steady, third week)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Womanizer” (steady, third week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 13, 2009

Breaking into 2009’s best.

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 December 13, 2009…

Debuts:
38. JARON & THE LONG ROAD TO LOVE, “Pray For You”
37. THE FRAY, “Syndicate”
36. JOSHUA RADIN, “I’d Rather Be With You” (re-entry)
27. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now”

Biggest Mover(s):
DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (23-12, eleven spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (up 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

09. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (up 1)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. NICKELBACK, “Never Gonna Be Alone” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

07. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Maybe” (up 1)
Album: Everybody (2009, Cabin 24 Records)
Peak: #7

06. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (down 2)
Album: Crazy Love (2009, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Someday” (steady, second week)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. TRAIN, “Hey, Soul Sister” (up 2)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Already Gone” (down 1)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

02. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (up 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (steady, third week)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 4, 2011

“Back to” 2011.

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 December 4, 2011…

Debuts:
38. THE CRANBERRIES, “Tomorrow”
36. JAVIER COLON featuring NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “As Long As We Got Love”
35. MATT CARDLE, “Starlight”

Biggest Mover(s):
OLLY MURS, “Dance With Me Tonight” (29-21, eight spots)

10. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (up 4)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

09. ELLIE GOULDING, “Lights” (up 1)
Album: Lights (2011, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. BRUNO MARS, “It Will Rain” (up 1)
Album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Soundtrack) (2011, Chop Shop/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. ADELE, “Someone Like You” (down 2)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. THE FRAY, “Heartbeat” (up 1)
Album: Scars & Stories (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

05. KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All” (down 2)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

04. KATY PERRY, “The One That Got Away” (up 2)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. NICKELBACK, “When We Stand Together” (down 1)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. COLDPLAY, “Paradise” (down 1)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. DAUGHTRY, “Crawling Back To You” (up 3)
Album: Break The Spell (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 15, 2006

So “Far” from 2006.

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 eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 15, 2006…

Debuts:
40. VANESSA HUDGENS, “Come Back To Me”
39. PET SHOP BOYS, “Numb”
34. THE RACONTEURS, “Steady As She Goes”
24. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose”

Biggest Mover(s):
AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (25-12, thirteen spots)

10. JOSH HOGE, “360” (down 2)
Album: Call It What You Want (Unreleased, Epic Records) / Everything She Was (2008, Blackledge/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. ROD STEWART, “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” (up 2)
Album: Still The Same… Great Rock Classics Of Our Time (2006, J Records)
Peak: #9

08. SCISSOR SISTERS, “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'” (up 2)
Album: Ta-Dah (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. ROB THOMAS, “Streetcorner Symphony” (down 1)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

05. SNOW PATROL, “Chasing Cars” (down 2)
Album: Eyes Open (2006, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. EVANESCENCE, “Call Me When You’re Sober” (up 1)
Album: The Open Door (2006, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #4

03. NICKELBACK, “Far Away” (up 1)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records/Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (down 1)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. JOHN MAYER, “Waiting On The World To Change” (up 1)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 9, 2005

It’s all “Because of” 2005.

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 twelve years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 9, 2005…

Debuts:
40. BRYAN ADAMS, “Why Do You Have To Be So Hard To Love”
39. DANIEL POWTER, “Free Loop (One Night Stand)”
38. ANDY BELL, “Crazy”
35. THE VERONICAS, “4ever”
33. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Save The Last Dance For Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
JAMES BLUNT, “High” (32-22, ten spots)

10. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (up 4)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2005, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

09. SHERYL CROW, “Good Is Good” (up 1)
Album: Wildflower (2005, A&M Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

08. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH and THE WRECKERS, “I’m Feeling You” (up 1)
Album: All That I Am (2005, Arista Records)
Peak: #3

07. BON JOVI, “Have A Nice Day” (up 1)
Album: Have A Nice Day (2005, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. RACHEL STEVENS, “I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)” (up 1)
Album: Come And Get It (2005, 19/Polydor Records)
Peak: #6

05. HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH, “One Love” (down 1)
Album: Looking For Lucky (2005, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

04. KELLY CLARKSON, “Because Of You” (up 1)
Album: Breakaway (2004, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. JOSH KELLEY, “Only You” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Almost Honest (2005, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

02. NICKELBACK, “Photograph” (steady, second week)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. DARREN HAYES, “So Beautiful” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden (2005, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 8, 2004

1985? More like 2004.

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 thirteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 8, 2004…

Debuts:
40. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Shadow”
21. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses”

Biggest Mover:
(see #10 below)

10. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (up 17)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “My Happy Ending” (steady, second week)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #5

08. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started” (steady, second week)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7

07. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (down 3)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (down 1)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (up 1)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

04. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (down 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (up 4)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (down 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (up 1)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 12, 2009

Diamond ditties from my top 40.

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 12, 2009…

Debuts:
40. CAITLIN CROSBY, “Still Have My Heart”
39. DIERKS BENTLEY, “Sideways”
38. JACK’S MANNEQUIN, “Swim”

Biggest Movers:
BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “Love Drunk” (36-29, seven spots)

10. DAVID COOK, “Come Back To Me” (down 2)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “Funny The Way It Is” (down 2)
Album: Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King (2009, RCA Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. DAUGHTRY, “No Surprise” (up 2)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Belong With Me” (up 4)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. P!NK, “Please Don’t Leave Me” (down 1)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace/Zomba Records)
Peak: #2

05. SHINEDOWN, “Second Chance” (down 1)
Album: The Sound Of Madness (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. KATY PERRY, “Waking Up In Vegas” (up 2)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

03. NICKELBACK, “If Today Was Your Last Day” (steady, second week)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. THE FRAY, “Never Say Never” (steady, third week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. ROB THOMAS, “Her Diamonds” (steady, eighth week)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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