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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #40-31

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

40. DEAN LEWIS, “7 Minutes”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8

39. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved”
Album: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
Label: Capitol
Peak: #8

38. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Now That I Found You”
Album: Dedicated
Label: Schoolboy/Interscope
Peak: #7

37. STEPHEN PUTH, “Look Away”
Album: (single only)
Label: Arista
Peak: #6

36. ALEC BENJAMIN, “Let Me Down Slowly”
Album: Narrated For You
Label: Artist Partner Group/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for one week
2018 YE: #99

35. SMITH & THELL featuring SWEDISH JAM FACTORY, “Forgive Me Friend”
Album: Telephone Wires (EP)
Label: Arista
Peak: #6

34. ELTON JOHN & TARON EGERTON, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”
Album: Rocketman (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #7

33. NOAH KAHAN, “Mess”
Album: Busyhead
Label: Republic
Peak: #5

32. DEAN LEWIS, “Stay Awake”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #4

31. ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER, “I Don’t Care”
Album: No.6 Collaborations Project
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #80-71

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

80. SHAWN MENDES, “Lost In Japan”
Album: Shawn Mendes
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #3 (2018)
2018 YE: #60

79. WESTLIFE, “Better Man”
Album: Spectrum
Label: Virgin EMI (UK)
Peak: #15

78. NOAH KAHAN, “Cynic”
Album: Busyhead
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

77. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Miracle Pill”
Album: Miracle Pill
Label: Warner
Peak: #14

76. SIGRID, “Sucker Punch”
Album: Sucker Punch
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #7
2018 YE: #80

75. DEAN LEWIS, “Be Alright”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for four weeks (2018)
2018 YE: #24

74. MAROON 5, “Memories”
Album: (single only)
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #10

73. JOHN MAYER, “I Guess I Just Feel Like”
Album: (single only)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #13

72. MAGGIE ROGERS, “Burning”
Album: Heard It In A Past Life
Label: Debay Sounds/Capitol
Peak: #13

71. THE SCRIPT, “The Last Time”
Album: Sunsets & Full Moons
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3+

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 23, 2019

It’s all 4 ME!

DEBUTS
39. Goo Goo Dolls – Miracle Pill
37. James TW – Incredible
36. Michael Bublé – Forever Now | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
20. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. Keane – The Way I Feel (21)
15. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (20)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Noah Kahan – Mess (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Bastille – Joy (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (03) | PEAK: #02
04. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (3)
2. Dave Matthews Band featuring Brandi Carlile – Come Tomorrow (-)
3. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (2)
4. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (6)
5. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (8)
6. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (5)
7. BBMak – Bullet Train (7)
8. Noah Kahan – Cynic (-)
9. Cyn – Holy Roller (-)
10. LIVVIA – Dizzy (10)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other
Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil (new)
Daughtry – As You Are
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
Live – Hold Me Up
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand
Why Don’t We – Unbelievable
Zara Larsson – All The Time (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie‘s song “ME!” holds on for a fourth (and potentially final) week at #1 on my chart, while Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” easily claims the Biggest Mover title with a huge surge from 35-20 in its second week in the countdown. Both releases can be found on her upcoming album Lover. There are three debuts in the top 40 this week, all coming from performers who have previously hit the top. New at #36, five-time chart-topper Michael Bublé leads the way with “Forever Now”, the second radio single from his album ❤️. Back at the end of January, “Love You Anymore” got to #3. One spot below him, James TW enters at #37 with “Incredible”. During the fall of 2016, he topped my list for seven weeks with “When You Love Someone” and has charted a handful of times since then. Lastly, at #39, a duo that’s earned a string of notable hits on my survey ever since it officially began in September 1999: the Goo Goo Dolls with “Miracle Pill”. As a trio, they last went to #1 in 2002 with the song “Here Is Gone”. This is their first top 40 entry here since “So Alive”, which spent two weeks at #16 in the summer of 2016.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 16, 2019

Easy as one, two, ME!

DEBUTS
39. Miley Cyrus – Mother’s Daughter
35. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. X Ambassadors – Hold You Down (37)
29. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (35)
21. Keane – The Way I Feel (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #6 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lizzo – Juice (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Bastille – Joy (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (15) | PEAK: #06
05. Noah Kahan – Mess (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – Incredible (1)
2. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (3)
3. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (7)
4. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (2)
5. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (5)
6. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (4)
7. BBMak – Bullet Train (10)
8. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (8)
9. Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (9)
10. LIVVIA – Dizzy (-)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (new)
Cyn – Holy Roller (new)
Daughtry – As You Are
Dave Matthews Band featuring Brandi Carlile – Come Tomorrow (new)
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (new)
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Lauren Daigle – Rescue (new)
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave (new)
Live – Hold Me Up
Michael Bublé – Forever Now (new)
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better
Noah Kahan – Cynic (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Why Don’t We – Unbelievable (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a third week at #1 for Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie‘s “ME!”, the first single off her forthcoming album Lover, due August 23. Keane‘s new hit “The Way I Feel” claims the Biggest Mover title this week, leaping from 34-21, as Katy Perry‘s “Never Really Over” also scores a bigger jump into the top ten, up from 15-6. Swift’s second single from her late summer release lands at #35 to become the week’s Highest Debut: that’s “You Need To Calm Down”. The only other new tune in the top 40 comes from Ashley O Miley Cyrus with her latest Top 40 chart entry, a song called “Mother’s Daughter”, which ranks at #39. It can be found on her set She Is Coming, an EP that was issued earlier this month.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 14, 2019

The Madame has arrived.

We have an X-cellent schedule for new music ahead of the weekend, including a few highly-anticipated sets from top pop and rock performers. So, get into the groove, you beautiful strangers, because here are the top new albums and singles hitting the market:

BASTILLE – Doom Days (iTunes)
Features: “Joy”, currently in the top 25 on both the Alternative and Triple A radio charts

MADONNA – Madame X (iTunes)
Features: The Swae Lee-assisted “Crave”, a recent top 20 entry on the AC radio chart that also appears in the top 50 on the Hot AC chart

Notable albums out this week: Bruce Springsteen‘s Western Stars (iTunes), Jamestown Revival‘s San Isabel (iTunes), Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real‘s Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) (iTunes), Noah Kahan‘s Busyhead (iTunes), Sizzy Rocket‘s Grrrl (iTunes), Tritonal‘s U & Me (iTunes), X Ambassadors‘s Orion (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Brandon Jenner‘s Plan On Feelings (iTunes), Daniella Mason‘s Mental State (iTunes), Glowie‘s Where I Belong (iTunes), Lawrence Taylor‘s Poor Boy (iTunes), Loote‘s Lost (iTunes), Nightly‘s Talk You Down (iTunes), Phangs‘s _A Break (iTunes), SVRCINA‘s Hearing Colour (iTunes), Virginia To Vegas‘s Hartland St. (iTunes), Zhavia‘s 17 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Ain’t No Tellin'”, Lil Jon & Mac Dre (iTunes)
“All I Have (Revisited)”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“All This Time”, Drax Project (iTunes)
“Angel”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“Better Luck Next Time”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“Black Men Don’t Cheat”, Lil Duval featuring Charlamagne Tha God (iTunes)
“Bounce Back”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“BRB”, Luh Kel (iTunes)
“Bruised Not Broken”, Matoma featuring MNEK & Kiana Ledé (iTunes)
“Crash My Car”, COIN (iTunes)
“Daddy”, Blueface featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Do U Need Me?”, Francis And The Lights (iTunes)
“Duo (Live)”, Ben Rector (iTunes)
“Focus”, Bazzi featuring 21 Savage (iTunes)
“Haunt You”, Social House (iTunes)
“Impossible”, Carlos Vara (iTunes)
“It’s You”, Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“Lady”, Blake Rose (iTunes)
“Let You Know”, Flume featuring London Grammar (iTunes)
“Lightweight”, Thomston (iTunes)
“Loco Contigo”, DJ Snake featuring J Balvin & Tyga (iTunes)
“Look Away”, Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Look What You’re Doing To Me”, BANKS featuring Francis And The Lights (iTunes)
“Love Songs”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Mess”, Julian Lamadrid (iTunes)
“Must Have Been The Wind”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“My Man (Louis Bell Remix)”, Delacey (iTunes)
“No Tears”, Lukr (iTunes)
“Nobody”, Denny White (iTunes)
“On The Way”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“One Good Reason”, Hunter Hayes (iTunes)
“Outnumbered”, Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“People Know How To Love One Another”, Kaiser Chiefs (iTunes)
“Personal Hell”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Red”, Delaney Jane (iTunes)
“Rescue Me”, Marshmello featuring A Day To Remember (iTunes)
“Runaway”, half•alive (iTunes)
“Sad Song”, Alesso featuring TINI (iTunes)
“Sanctuary”, Joji (iTunes)
“Sharpest Edges”, Gallant (iTunes)
“Shoulda Known Better”, MKTO (iTunes)
“Special”, Simple Creatures (iTunes)
“Summer Days (Haywyre Remix)”, Martin Garrix featuring Macklemore & Patrick Stump (iTunes)
“Temporary”, JHart (iTunes)
“Twang”, Mason Ramsey (iTunes)
“Vienna”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Want Me Back”, BENEE (iTunes)
“We Can Get High”, Galantis & Yellow Claw (iTunes)
“Who Do U Love?”, Monsta X featuring French Montana (iTunes)
“Wild Wild Woman”, Your Smith (iTunes)
“With You”, Kaskade & Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“You Need To Calm Down”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Mark Ronson, Prince and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 9, 2019

The more the MErrier.

DEBUTS
40. OneRepublic – Rescue Me
37. X Ambassadors – Hold You Down
34. Keane – The Way I Feel | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (40)
31. Christian Paul – Strong (37)
28. James Arthur – Falling Like The Stars (33)
24. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (32)
15. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (28) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Broken & Beautiful (12) | PEAK: #10
09. P!nk – Walk Me Home (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Noah Kahan – Mess (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Lizzo – Juice (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (02) | PEAK: #02
05. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – Incredible (2)
2. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (1)
3. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (6)
4. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (3)
5. Miley Cyrus – Mother’s Daughter (-)
6. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (5)
7. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (-)
8. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (-)
9. Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (-)
10. BBMak – Bullet Train (10)

In The Mix:
Daughtry – As You Are (new)
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
Gone West – What Could’ve Been (new)
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Live – Hold Me Up
LIVVIA – Dizzy (new)
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy (new)

Chart Notes:

  • As Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie‘s “ME!” holds at the top for a second week and Katy Perry‘s “Never Really Over” soars from 28-15 to get the Biggest Mover title, there are three new songs in the countdown, two by groups that have previously reached the top. The highest, landing at #34, is the first chart entry in just over five years for the English quartet Keane. “The Way I Feel” marks their 17th top 40 single since the fall of 2004 when they first entered with “Somewhere Only We Know”, which reached #7. The group’s “Silenced By The Night”, their sole chart-topper to date, spent four weeks at the summit in 2012. American acts X Ambassadors and OneRepublic also score their latest top 40 songs at #37 and #40, respectively, with “Hold You Down” and “Rescue Me”. Though the former act has made the top five without hitting the top, the latter’s been to #1 once: they spent three weeks there in December 2007 and January 2008 with the Timbaland-assisted “Apologize”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 2, 2019

MEet the new #1 song.

DEBUTS
40. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway
32. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again
28. Katy Perry – Never Really Over | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. James Arthur – Falling Like The Stars (39)
31. Barns Courtney – You And I (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (07) | PEAK: #07
09. Noah Kahan – Mess (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (11) | PEAK: #08
07. P!nk – Walk Me Home (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Lizzo – Juice (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (3)
2. James TW – Incredible (1)
3. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (4)
4. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (2)
5. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (6)
6. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (9)
7. OneRepublic – Rescue Me (-)
8. Zara Larsson – WOW (8)
9. X Ambassadors – Hold You Down (-)
10. BBMak – Bullet Train (10)

In The Mix:
Collective Soul – Right As Rain
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Live – Hold Me Up (new)
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Earning a record-breaking ninth #1 single on my personal chart, Taylor Swift‘s “ME!” (featuring Brendon Urie) rises from 2-1 this week. It’s the first track to be released from her forthcoming album, due sometime later this year. Urie also ranks at #1 for the second week in a row: “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by his band Panic! At The Disco, last week’s chart-topper, drops to #3. Further down, Swift’s one-time rival Katy Perry earns this week’s Highest Debut at #28 with “Never Really Over”, which also scores a splashy top 30 debut on the Hot AC and Top 40 charts. Its entry marks Perry’s first song to appear in my top 40 this year, though her collaborations with Daddy Yankee and Zedd received solid airplay at several radio formats in the last few months. Also checking in with a notable debut at #32, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” brings the legendary Elton John back to the top 40 with newcomer Taron Egerton, who portrays John in the new movie Rocketman. In the process, John, who is now 72, becomes one of the oldest performers to enter my list: he’s about six months younger than Rod Stewart was when his updated version of “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” (with DNCE) debuted in September 2017. Finally, at #40, P!nk and Chris Stapleton make the top 40 with a hit off the former’s album Hurts 2B Human called “Love Me Anyway”. The song is receiving airplay from several stations on the Country radio panel.

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