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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 27, 2001

This countdown really pops.

This countdown really pops.

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 get a move on back to the good ol’ elementary school days (fifth grade!) and check out my favorite songs from this week in 2001…

Debuts:
40. NIKKA COSTA, “Like A Feather”
36. LFO, “Every Other Time”
35. CRAIG DAVID, “Fill Me In”
33. JANET JACKSON, “Someone To Call My Lover”

Biggest Mover(s):
SUGAR RAY, “When It’s Over” (25-16, nine spots)

10. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Play” (down 2)
Album: J. Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. MANDY MOORE, “In My Pocket” (up 4)
Album: Mandy Moore (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. *NSYNC, “Pop” (up 8)
Album: Celebrity (2001, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. MADONNA, “What It Feels Like For A Girl” (steady, second week)
Album: Music (2000, Maverick/WBR Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “Mad Season” (down 2)
Album: Mad Season (2000, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4

05. EDEN’S CRUSH, “Get Over Yourself” (down 3)
Album: Popstars (2001, 143/London-Sire Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Irresistible” (up 2)
Album: Irresistible (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

03. BACKSTREET BOYS, “More Than That” (up 2)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. O-TOWN, “All Or Nothing” (up 1)
Album: O-Town (2001, J Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. CHRISTINA AGUILERA/LIL’ KIM/MYA/PINK, “Lady Marmalade” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Moulin Rouge! Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film (2001, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 5, 2000

Showing some strength.

Showing some strength.

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 get a move on all the way back to fifth grade (yikes!) and revisit the top songs from this week in 2000…

Debuts:
40. SADE, “By Your Side”
38. TONI BRAXTON, “Spanish Guitar”
37. FUEL, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
35. O-TOWN, “Liquid Dreams”

Biggest Mover(s):
SHAGGY featuring RIKROK, “It Wasn’t Me” (22-14, eight spots)

10. DIDO, “Here With Me” (down 1)
Album: No Angel (2000, Arista Records)
Peak: #9

09. NINE DAYS, “If I Am” (up 2)
Album: The Madding Crowd (2000, 550 Music)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. VITAMIN C, “The Itch” (up 5)
Album: More (2001, Elektra Records)
Peak: #5

07. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Stronger” (up 7)
Album: Oops!… I Did It Again (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

06. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “If You’re Gone” (up 1)
Album: Mad Season (2000, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. *NSYNC, “This I Promise You” (down 3)
Album: No Strings Attached (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. DREAM, “He Loves U Not” (steady, third week)
Album: It Was All A Dream (2001, Bad Boy Entertainment/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. DESTINY’S CHILD, “Independent Women, Part I” (up 2)
Album: Charlie’s Angels: Music From The Motion Picture (2000, Columbia Records) and Survivor (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Shape Of My Heart” (up 1)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. RICKY MARTIN, “She Bangs” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Sound Loaded (2000, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 12, 1999 (15th Anniversary Edition)

Cherishing the first chart ever.

Cherishing the first chart ever.

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.

This is a very special edition of the Flashback as it marks the fifteenth anniversary of my first official top 40 chart. Back in the day, I would write the chart down with pen and paper as I listened to Kiss 108 in Boston or American Top 40 early on Sunday morning. Things have definitely changed since then… never did I think I would still be ranking my favorites weekly fifteen years after I first began my chart. Obviously, it’s been an amazing run that will continue onward. However, let’s go back once more to that very first top ten from this week in 1999:

10. *NSYNC featuring GLORIA ESTEFAN, “Music Of My Heart”
Album: Music Of The Heart: The Album (1999, Sony Music Soundtrax/Epic Records)
Chart History: Though this was Estefan’s only single to reach my top 40, the Florida quintet would go onto four #1 songs between 2000 and 2002. JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake both went top ten as solo acts.

09. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “Bailamos”
Album: Enrique and Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Wild Wild West (1999, Interscope Records)
Chart History: Four singles in total from Iglesias’s debut English effort climbed aboard my chart, though his biggest hit to date remains the 2001 single “Hero”, which made it to #1. He has not charted since the fall of 2011.

08. LOU BEGA, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)”
Album: A Little Bit Of Mambo (1999, RCA Records)
Chart History: After the success of “Mambo”, followup “Tricky Tricky” also made my top ten. He’s not been top 40 since that song, though he’s had some minor success in parts of Europe with a handful of other single releases.

07. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “If You Had My Love”
Album: On The 6 (1999, WORK Group)
Chart History: Lopez was a mainstay on my top 40 for several years at the beginning; “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” remains her sole #1. Despite a well-received comeback a few years back, 2005’s “Get Right” was her last single to chart.

06. SUGAR RAY, “Someday”
Album: 14:59 (1999, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Chart History: The California group had a few other big singles after their summer classic. 2001’s “When It’s Over” gave them their highest peak to date, climbing up into the #2 spot. Their last top 40 came in 2005 with “Shot Of Laughter”.

05. TAL BACHMAN, “She’s So High”
Album: Tal Bachman (1999, Columbia Records)
Chart History: Bachman never repeated the crazy success of “High” in the U.S. nor in his native Canada, but a few singles were released after it, including the minor Hot AC entry “If You Sleep” in the spring of 2000. “Sleep” bubbled under my top 40 around then.

04. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Black Balloon”
Album: Dizzy Up The Girl (1998, Warner Bros. Records)
Chart History: Still huge on the charts at that point, the Dolls continued to break my top ten with “Broadway” and “Here Is Gone”, which went to #1 in 2002. A series of Hot AC hits have kept them around on my top 40 as recently as last year, going to #18 with “Rebel Beat”.

03. SMASH MOUTH, “All Star”
Album: Astro Lounge (1999, Interscope Records)
Chart History: It was an anthem that lit up the #1 spot at both CHR and Hot AC radio and even rose to #2 on Alternative radio. It’s been quite a while since the format’s spun them. Their cover of “I’m A Believer” spent four weeks at #1 on my survey in 2001. They last charted with “So Insane” in 2006.

02. 98 DEGREES, “I Do (Cherish You)”
Album: 98 Degrees and Rising (1998, Motown Records) and Notting Hill: Music From The Motion Picture (1999, Universal Records)
Chart History: Out of all the boy bands on my first top 40, this one ranked the highest, charting with a song that was first a hit on the Country survey a year prior for Mark Wills. The quartet’s version was heard across multiple formats and ties their highest peak on my chart with “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)”, a #2 in 2000.

01. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Genie In A Bottle”
Album: Christina Aguilera (1999, RCA Records)
Chart History: It’s a perfect piece of pop; what else can you say about “Genie”? It launched Aguilera into superstar status and gave her a string of hits on my top 40, including the #1 songs “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)” in 2000 and “Beautiful” in 2003. Though the glory days are long behind her, she still goes top 40 from time to time as a featured act.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 17, 2002

This chart (tastes so sweet.)

This chart (tastes so sweet.)

Welcome back for another edition of 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. By March of sixth grade, we were all itching to get out and head off to middle school. It was just a few months away. Meanwhile, here’s a look at my top 40 from March 17, 2002:

Debuts:
40. LENNY KRAVITZ, “Stillness Of Heart”
39. P. DIDDY featuring USHER and LOON, “I Need A Girl (Part 1)”
34. NO DOUBT, “Hella Good”
33. NICKELBACK, “Too Bad”

Biggest Mover:
ALICIA KEYS, “How Come You Don’t Call Me?” (40-27) (13 spots)

10. SHAKIRA, “Underneath Your Clothes”
After shaking her hips and rolling around in the mud until “Whenever, Wherever” became a worldwide hit and her debut English one as well, our favorite Columbian singer slowed it down a bit for her followup single. Luckily, it was also pretty big, going top ten on the Hot 100 and my own chart. Today, you’ll find her on The Voice and promoting her new album.

09. NELLY FURTADO, “…On The Radio (Remember The Days)”
Remember the days when Furtado ruled the airwaves? The performer’s 2000 debut, Whoa, Nelly! went 2x Platinum in the U.S. alone. After two pretty big hits here, “Radio” failed to secure much airplay, and missed the Hot 100 completely. Her next era, 2003’s Folklore, was severely under-appreciated worldwide, but became her biggest to date on my survey.

08. MICHELLE BRANCH, “All You Wanted”
18-year-old Branch became the newest superstar on Madonna‘s Maverick Records in the summer of 2001 with her top ten CHR and Hot AC single “Everywhere”, but “Wanted” did even better at both formats during this spring season. She last made my chart in 2011 with “Loud Music” and has been struggling to release an album, West Coast Time, since then.

07. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”
After five weeks at #1 on my chart, the U.S. comeback smash for this lovely lady was slowly falling down my top ten. It made waves across the world, and lifted Fever to Platinum status here. Minogue’s latest album is Kiss Me Once, in stores on Tuesday. First single “Into The Blue” looks to break the top 20 in the U.K., her biggest hit there in nearly four years.

06. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “Escape”
In 2002, Iglesias still had his trademark mole and could still deliver the hits on his own, like this track from his album of the same name. You may remember the video in which tennis star Anna Kournikova played his lover, which turned into a real-life thing. He’s still nursing the damage from three consecutive CHR radio flops from his latest effort, Sex + Love.

05. *NSYNC (featuring NELLY), “Girlfriend”
Whether you enjoyed the rap remix of this or not, it’s clear that it helped the boy band garner their third big single from the album Celebrity and showcased a more urban side to them. Unfortunately, it would also be their last appearance on the Hot 100. The five went on a “hiatus” shortly after the run for this and the subsequent PopOdyssey Tour wrapped up.

04. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Hands Clean”
Under Rug Swept was the name of this singer and songwriter’s album at the time, but someone must’ve left the broom in the closet because it entered at #1 on the Billboard 200. “Hands” performed the best from it, though followup “Precious Illusions” also entered my chart. Morissette last made it on during the summer of 2012 with “Guardian”, peaking at #17.

03. PINK, “Don’t Let Me Get Me”
When in doubt, call out the head of your label and a fellow pop star and you may just get yourself a huge song. L.A. Reid and Britney Spears may have been her targets, but so was the coveted top spot. This was her second #1 following her contribution to 2001’s massive “Lady Marmalade” from the film Moulin Rouge. She recently performed at The Oscars.

02. IIO, “Rapture (Tastes So Sweet)”
When I was 12, I just wanted to dance… I think. Once again, the U.S. was late to the party with this global dance hit, and it peaked just outside the top 40 on the Hot 100. However, it was hot in the clubs and on my chart, where it was holding at its peak. It was the biggest single on my chart for the New York duo of Markus Moser and Nadia Ali, who left in 2005.

01. DARREN HAYES, “Insatiable”
From Savage Garden to his solo material, I’ve always loved Hayes’s music; he could sing the phone book and I would consider charting it. (Maybe that’s going a little too far.) It was this week in 2002 that “Insatiable” was atop my chart for a fifth frame as it also graced the AC and CHR radio surveys. Parent album Spin was one of my favorites that year. The 41-year-old Brisbane born performer last ranked on my top 40 in 2012 with “Stupid Mistake”, which got as high as #9.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 16, 2000

Da ba dee, da ba "Bye".

Da ba dee, da ba “Bye”.

Welcome back for another edition of 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. Second half of fourth grade meant that the Projects Fair was on the horizon; I’ll have you know that I had a fabulous report on firefighters. It was fun. Meanwhile, here’s a look at my top 40 from January 16, 2000:

Debuts:
40. SPLENDER, “I Think God Can Explain”
37. KID ROCK, “Only God Knows Why”
20. *NSYNC, “Bye Bye Bye”

Biggest Mover:
S CLUB 7, “Bring It All Back” (36-26) (10 spots)

10. SUGAR RAY, “Falls Apart (Run Away)”
We start off the top ten with this track from the California band and their third hit (fourth single overall) from their 14:59 era. “Falls” was produced by David Kahne and co-written by he and the group. It may not have had the longest shelf life on the charts, but it did make an impact and drove its parent album sales to over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone. They last made my top 40 in 2005.

09. SMASH MOUTH, “Then The Morning Comes”
Coming off a big #1 on the pop chart, “All Star”, Steve Harwell and the boys had to follow up their summer anthem with this chilled-out track just in time for fall and winter. Lifted from Astro Lounge, their only top ten album on the Billboard 200, the song rose to #11 on the Hot 100 and cracked the top 5 at CHR radio. Sadly, night had to fall on “Morning” and the band’s success diminished after it.

08. BLINK 182, “All The Small Things”
I was one of the many who had a chuckle or two when the music video for this used to air on Total Request Live, parodying recent clips at the time from the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and more. Plus, who can’t resist a good “na na na na” chorus? Simple, yet effective. “Small” remains their trio’s largest single to reach my chart, which they last entered in 2004 with the ballad “I Miss You”.

07. FILTER, “Take A Picture”
Hey man, nice song. The rockers out of Ohio burst onto the scene in 1995, but it wasn’t until 1999’s Title Of Record that they reached their commercial peak with this top 5 Alternative record. It was inspired by frontman Richard Patrick’s drunken adventures on a plane trip. This would be their only song to reach my chart, though they’re still together and reached the rock charts as recently as 2013.

06. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “The Rhythm Divine”
The Latin explosion in 1999 brought us a lot of great new acts and Iglesias was one of them with his English breakthough hit, “Bailamos”. This was the next release, which wasn’t nearly as big, but still made the top ten on my chart. The singer is still at work on his next album, another bilingual effort. Three English singles have been issued from it so far; the most recent is “I’m A Freak”, with Pitbull.

05. CELINE DION, “That’s The Way It Is”
Representing for Canada, Dion is the only performer from the Great White North in the week’s top ten. The song was co-written by Max Martin, which was unusual at the time because he was known for his work with teen pop acts. However, “Way” was yet another hit for the diva and helped her first greatest hits compilation, All The Way… A Decade Of Song, rise to #1. She last went top 40 in 2008.

04. SAVAGE GARDEN, “I Knew I Loved You”
It led the pop radio chart for five weeks and ranked on the Adult Contemporary for what seemed like an eternity; this was one big song you heard everywhere back in the day. It was also coming off a run atop my own list. The Australian duo would rank two other singles on my chart, “Crash And Burn” and “Affirmation”, before splitting in 2001. Darren Hayes charted as a solo act beginning in 2002.

03. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely”
There was about to be a boy band battle brewing on the survey with the high debut of *NSYNC‘s “Bye Bye Bye” and this quickly rising ballad, which was up to #3 after just six weeks on the chart. “Lonely” had a pretty dramatic, but memorable video, one that I remember seeing quite a lot on television. This would eventually hit #1 later that month before it was knocked out by “Bye” in February.

02. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “What A Girl Wants”
Long before the Lotus rose and the Bionic woman claimed that she wasn’t herself on that particular night, Aguilera was deep in the heart of her debut era and continuing to shine with this light and fun single. Certified Gold, it went to #1 on the Hot 100 for two weeks, though it was kept out of the top spot on my own chart. She would rack up another two big singles from her self-titled album in 2000.

01. EIFFEL 65, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”
In 1992, three friends based in Turin, Italy began their ride to a huge worldwide hit, a novelty song about a man stuck in a “blue world” emotionally and physically. It was addictive, and for three weeks in January 2000, it ruled my chart. Unfortunately, the song wore out quickly, and after a minor followup in “Move Your Body” (which did much better in Europe), their days on the U.S. scene were done. After two more moderately successful albums in their homeland, they broke up, but reformed in 2012 to tour.

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TOP TEN: All Synced Up

It's gonna be them.

It’s gonna be them.

They were one of the biggest boy bands of the late 90’s and early 00’s, selling millions of records and playing to sold out dates around the world. They had t-shirts, bedspreads, lunch boxes… all the merchandise under the sun. They also managed to be pitted against the Backstreet Boys in the biggest boy band rivalry of all-time. Then, in 2002, the boys took a hiatus, with Justin Timberlake and J.C. Chasez pursuing solo efforts, and although there’s always been speculation that *NSYNC will reunite, there hasn’t been a rumor as loud as the one recently that the band will be back together and performing at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday. Cue the screaming girls! Before they (potentially but probably) hit the stage, let’s do a rundown of my favorite songs from the band, both singles and album tracks:

10. “MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS”
Home For Christmas / 1998

While you were waiting for Santa Claus to sneak the presents under the tree, this original song from their holiday-themed album was a favorite both on MTV’s Total Request Live and on all-holiday music radio stations.

09. “I WANT YOU BACK”
*NSYNC / 1998

Ah, yes, the one the started it off for the boys here in the States. The cool pop track, co-written by Max Martin, caught on very quickly at radio, going to #5 on the pop airwaves, while cruising up to #13 on the Hot 100.

08. “MUSIC OF MY HEART” (with Gloria Estefan)
Original Soundtrack to Music Of The Heart / 1999

This is the band’s only collaboration on the list, a duet with Estefan. She also starred in the film with Angela Bassett and Meryl Streep. Due to strong physical sales, “Heart” went to #2 on the Hot 100 in the fall of 1999.

07. “HERE WE GO”
*NSYNC / 1998

Although never released as a single in the U.S., “Go” was a top ten success in Austria and Germany and went to #5 on the Swiss Singles Chart. It was also promoted in conjunction with the 1998 Disney film A Bug’s Life.

06. “I DRIVE MYSELF CRAZY”
*NSYNC / 1999

Originally titled “Thinking Of You”, this was the fourth U.S. single from *NSYNC. Unfortunately, they “made a mistake” releasing two ballads in a row; “Crazy” topped out at #12 on CHR radio and #67 on the Hot 100.

05. “TELL ME, TELL ME… BABY”
Celebrity / 2001

This is the highest non-single on the list, although one of the local stations sold it as the “second single” from Celebrity before it was officially announced as “Gone”. It’s as glossy as they come, fusing pop with dance.

04. “IT’S GONNA BE ME”
No Strings Attached / 2000

I’m sure you remember the video where they appeared as toy dolls, or at least for the “It’s gonna be May” meme that goes around every year. “Gonna” spent six weeks at #1 at CHR radio and also topped the Hot 100.

03. “TEARIN’ UP MY HEART”
*NSYNC / 1998

This was the first song I ever heard of theirs, mainly from seeing the video so much on the now defunct Fox Family Countdown. It’s a classic pop record. It tore up the radio charts too, going to #5 in the fall of 1998.

02. “POP”
Celebrity / 2001

This one came in with a bang and crashed just as quickly, which was too bad because it’s just an excellent song. Plus, member Lance Bass named his SiriusXM show after it, Dirty Pop. This landed at #5 on CHR radio.

01. “BYE BYE BYE”
No Strings Attached / 2000

Call it the “Holy Grail” of *NSYNC singles (I see what you did there, Adam) but it was ultimately the song that built the hype up that lead No Strings Attached to a debut week of over 2.4 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. I certainly couldn’t wait for it, and for a time, I knew most of the moves in the music video. I’ll have to brush off my steps and see how I can do. “Bye” went to #1 for ten weeks at CHR and top ten on the Hot 100.

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Leaders Of The Club: The Mouseketeers Go Mainstream (Again)

Those Disney darlings.

Those Disney darlings.

20 years ago, three tweens auditioned for the cast of The Mickey Mouse Club and from then on, music history would never be the same. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake rose to the top of the charts in the heat of the late 90’s bubblegum pop explosion with hit albums and singles, eventually branching out into reality television, film and other endeavors. I was 3 in 1993 when the trio first made their mark on the Club; the show was done the next year (though I saw it in repeats) and I’m betting a lot of people didn’t think those performers would do anything substantial. Heck, The Party, the quintet formed from cast members in the early 90’s, had only one top-40 hit and they were done. No big deal there.

Something was different with Aguilera, Spears and Timberlake. The latter two joined groups; one flopped and one flourished. I think you know which one is which. The two ladies then pursued solo careers, all three became superstars, etc. That was then. I’m now 23, and all three of them are top ten on iTunes’ top-selling songs chart, the first time that this has likely ever happened, or at least one of the first. As of the early morning, Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” (featuring Jay-Z) stands at #5, Aguilera’s feature on Pitbull‘s “Feel This Moment” is holding down #8, and “Scream & Shout” by will.i.am and Spears is down to #9.

At CHR radio, “Moment” is the only one to not be within the top ten, but its large gains should put it there soon. (It’s currently #16; “Scream” is #4 and “Suit” is #10.) Since I like to focus on the radio aspect of the industry, I thought it would be interesting to point out the last time that all three singers were simultaneously in the top 40 and in the top 10 together on the format. Trust me, it’s been a while. Each singer has had their shares of ups and downs over the years, but this unification of the three so high on the charts nearly 15 years after each singer debuted at radio is certainly something to be celebrated.

According to the archives of Mediabase 24/7 data, this is the last published chart that all three singers appeared in together:

Mediabase CHR Chart – January 18, 2009
#04: Britney Spears“Womanizer”
#31: T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake“Dead And Gone”
#40: Christina Aguilera“Keeps Gettin’ Better”

In this example, Spears was on the decline after peaking at #1 for two weeks in late December and early January. “Dead” was in its second week in the top 40. The collaboration with T.I. would eventually peak at #4 in April. Aguilera’s “Better” quickly peaked at #11 for two non-consecutive weeks in late October and early November before quickly falling, though it spent several weeks in the 30’s (and this last week at #40) thanks to year-end chart airplay. All three would make the top 40 several times between then and their current songs, with Aguilera accumulating the last singles (2), followed by Timberlake (3; all featured appearances) and then Spears with 8. Often times, two of them would be in the top 40 at the same time, but nothing panned out between the three until now.

If you’re looking for the last survey where all three singers appeared as main-credited acts, then we’ll need to travel back even further to 2003:

Radio & Records CHR Chart – November 21, 2003
#11: Britney Spears featuring Madonna“Me Against The Music”
#15: Christina Aguilera featuring Lil’ Kim“Can’t Hold Us Down”
#40: Justin Timberlake“Señorita”

Spears once again comes in highest on this survey with her first single from In The Zone. It was at its peak, though it hit the #10 spot unofficially at midweek. Next release “Toxic” would return her to the top after a four-year absence. Aguilera’s song was trending downward after spending a month at #3 starting in mid-September. It was the fourth single from Stripped, the biggest of which was “Beautiful”, her fourth and last #1 on the CHR chart to date. This was the last week in the top 40 for “Señorita”, probably the least remembered release from Justified. It too was a fourth single, and spent two weeks at #5 in September. I wasn’t really a fan of it back in the day, though I’ve learned to like it over the years. He largely remained absent from the charts until 2006, then Spears had zero charting singles between late 2004 and late 2007, and Aguilera became really hit or miss after the Back To Basics era. In short, things didn’t match up until the beginning of 2009. You see how rarely these things happen.

Now, for the big question. When was the last time these three all appeared in the top ten together? Wait for it…

Radio & Records CHR Chart – June 16, 2000
#01: Britney Spears“Oops! I Did It Again”
#02: *NSYNC“It’s Gonna Be Me”
#09: Christina Aguilera“I Turn To You”

“You’re kidding me!” Nope, our three Mouseketeers haven’t been in the top ten together on the pop chart since the summer of 2000, nearly thirteen years. I remember it well. Spears was spending her last of three weeks at #1 with “Oops!” before Timberlake and his group would take over the #1 spot for six weeks. Both acts were riding high on albums that sold north of one million copies in their first week, with *NSYNC‘s No Strings Attached pulling in a record 2.4 million copies in sales during its first seven days on shelves. (Let’s not forget that a fourth member of the Club, JC Chasez, was also in the group.) Aguilera didn’t exactly see the same numbers, but her debut album put four singles into the top ten, “Turn” being her third. It peaked at #6 a few weeks earlier.

Do you feel old yet? I do. Those darn chart retrospectives. Hope you’ve enjoyed this look back in time and congratulations to Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake for lasting this long on the charts, together for what could be the last time. M-I-C… see you real soon with more chart stories. (Follow me on Twitter: @AdamFSoybel.)

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