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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 21, 2008

“What” makes my personal chart.

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 September 21, 2008…

Debuts:
40. JESSE MCCARTNEY, “It’s Over”
39. DARIUS RUCKER, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”
37. KAISER CHIEFS, “Never Miss A Beat”
34. WILL YOUNG, “Changes”

Biggest Mover(s):
SNOW PATROL, “Take Back The City” (35-28)
SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (24-17, seven spots)

10. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (down 2)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. KID ROCK, “All Summer Long” (steady, second week)
Album: Rock N Roll Jesus (2008, Top Dog/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8

08. LIFEHOUSE, “Broken” (up 2)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beating My Heart” (down 2)
Album: OK Now (2008, Island Records/Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

06. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” (up 1)
Album: All Sides (2008, Everfine/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

05. LEONA LEWIS, “Better In Time” (up 1)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. P!NK, “So What” (steady, second week)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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

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

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 29, 2019

Billie, do be a hero.

A performer you should see in a crown will be crowned by the charts next week, but there are plenty of other options for fans this week, including several big country sets and notable rock titles. Check out these releases hitting the market on Friday:

BILLIE EILISH – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (iTunes)
Features: “Bury A Friend” and “You Should See Me In A Crown”, which entered the top ten at Alternative radio, with “When The Party’s Over” currently in the top 30 at Top 40 radio

GEORGE STRAIT – Honky Tonk Time Machine (iTunes)
Features: “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar'”, currently in the top 20 at Country radio

JAKE OWEN – Greetings From… Jake (iTunes)
Features: “Down To The Honkytonk'”, currently in the top five at Country radio, and “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”, spending a week at #1 last July

Notable albums out this week: Ben Platt‘s Sing To Me Instead (iTunes), Dylan Joel‘s You Were Made To Blossom (iTunes), Eli Young Band‘s This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits (iTunes), Greg Holden‘s World War Me (iTunes), Jamie Lawson‘s The Years In Between (iTunes), LION BABE‘s Cosmic Wind (iTunes), LOCASH‘s Brothers (iTunes), Logic‘s Supermarket (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Melii‘s phAses (iTunes), O.A.R.‘s The Mighty (iTunes), The Maine‘s You Are OK (iTunes), The Strumbellas‘s Rattlesnake (iTunes), Yelawolf‘s Trunk Muzik 3 (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Jake Miller‘s Based On A True Story (iTunes), Saweetie‘s ICY (iTunes), Simple Creatures‘s Strange Love (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All I Wanna Do”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“All Day And Night”, Jax Jones with Martin Solveig & Madison Beer (iTunes)
“All You Need To Know”, Gryffin & Slander featuring Calle Lehmann (iTunes)
“Amelie”, The Faim (iTunes)
“Another Lover”, Leland (iTunes)
“Bad Habits”, anders (iTunes)
“Better Man”, Westlife (iTunes)
“Big Picture”, James TW (iTunes)
“Bloody Nose”, Lil Xan (iTunes)
“Born Without A Heart”, Faouzia (iTunes)
“Broken And Beautiful”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Bubble Up” / “Hold You Tight”, Diplo (iTunes)
“Buzzkill” and “White Lies, Like Flies”, Cubbi (iTunes)
“Change Your Mind”, Dillon Francis featuring Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Coffee”, Joel Adams (iTunes)
“Con Altura”, ROSALÍA & J Balvin featuring El Guincho (iTunes)
“Crying” / “What Do U Like (Ojivolta Remix)”, Jesse Saint John (iTunes)
“Dangerous Game”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Deepest Of Wells”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Deja Vu”, Brit Daniels (iTunes)
“Don’t Worry Bout Me”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Downhill Lullaby”, Sky Ferreira (iTunes)
“End Like This”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Feel You Now”, The Driver Era (iTunes)
“Final Destination”, Simon Samaeng (iTunes)
“Friends”, Flume featuring Reo Cragun (iTunes)
“God’s Country”, Blake Shelton (iTunes)
“Got It In You”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Hailey”, James Smith (iTunes)
“Hate My Guts”, Blackbear (iTunes)
“Her”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Here We Go Again”, Sigma featuring Louisa (iTunes)
“Hustle”, P!nk (iTunes)
“I Could Get Used To This”, Becky Hill & Weiss (iTunes)
“I Do”, CAPPA (iTunes)
“I Love It”, Rob Thomas (iTunes)
“Just Friends”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Kills You Slowly”, The Chainsmokers (iTunes)
“Lights On”, Izzy Bizu (iTunes)
“Look Back At It”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring Park Woo Jin (iTunes)
“Lost In The Middle Of Nowhere (Remix)”, Kane Brown featuring Becky G (iTunes)
“Mr. Lonely”, Midland (iTunes)
“Moneydontfixlonely”, Sophia Messa (iTunes)
“Movies At Night”, James Droll (iTunes)
“Never Say Never”, Draper featuring Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Night Running”, Cage The Elephant featuring Beck (iTunes)
“Nights Like This”, EBEN (iTunes)
“No Friends”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Nothing Really Matters”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“One Day”, Sam Feldt & Yves X featuring ROZES (iTunes)
“Only When It Rains”, Frank Walker x Astrid S (iTunes)
“Poison The Well”, Modest Mouse (iTunes)
“Pretty Shining People (HONNE Remix)”, George Ezra (iTunes)
“Pushing All My Friends Away”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Red Lights”, JXN featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Scatterbrain”, Kulick (iTunes)
“Self” and “Talk (Disclosure VIP Remix), Khalid (iTunes)
“Seventy Lies”, I Know Leopard (iTunes)
“Sex In The Morning”, Lena featuring Ramz (iTunes)
“Sometimes”, DallasK & Nicky Romero featuring XYLØ (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“Think Of Me”, The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Thinkin’ ‘Bout You”, Ciara (iTunes)
“Thorns”, Faustix (iTunes)
“Unstatus Quo”, Duckwrth (iTunes)
“Walk Away”, Alle Farben featuring James Blunt (iTunes)
“Ways To Go”, Rence (iTunes)
“What Sucks About Love”, Chris Burton featuring Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Win You Over”, Whethan & Bearson featuring Soak (iTunes)
“You”, Shaggy featuring Alexander Stewart (iTunes)
“Young (Acoustic)”, Oli Fox (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Khalid, Sara Bareilles 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: October 19, 2008

The rise and “Fall” of 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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 19, 2008…

Debuts:
40. JAMES TAYLOR, “It’s Growing”
39. DANIEL POWTER, “Best Of Me”
38. JACK’S MANNEQUIN, “The Resolution”
36. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell”

Biggest Mover(s):
NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (39-32)
DAVID COOK, “Light On” (33-26, seven spots)

10. SECONDHAND SERENADE, “Fall For You” (up 1)
Album: A Twist In My Story (2008, Glassnote Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

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

08. JASON MRAZ, “Make It Mine” (up 5)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8

07. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (up 2)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. DAVID ARCHULETA, “Crush” (up 1)
Album: David Archuleta (2008, 19/Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #5

05. DAUGHTRY, “What About Now” (steady, second week)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. LIFEHOUSE, “Broken” (steady, second week)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

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

02. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” (steady, second week)
Album: All Sides (2008, Everfine/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. P!NK, “So What” (steady, second week)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six 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: September 28, 2008

Crushin’ those chart stats.

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 September 28, 2008…

Debuts:
40. BOYZONE, “Love You Anyway”
39. KEANE, “The Lovers Are Losing”

33. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Womanizer”

Biggest Mover(s):
JESSE MCCARTNEY, “It’s Over” (40-31, nine spots)

10. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beating My Heart” (down 3)
Album: OK Now (2008, Island Records/Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

09. DAUGHTRY, “What About Now” (up 2)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

08. DAVID ARCHULETA, “Crush” (up 4)
Album: David Archuleta (2008, 19/Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #5

07. LIFEHOUSE, “Broken” (up 1)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

06. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” (steady, second week)
Album: All Sides (2008, Everfine/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

05. LEONA LEWIS, “Better In Time” (steady, second week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (down 2)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

02. P!NK, “So What” (up 2)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Next Plane Home” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six 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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 7, 2016

All "Good" at #1.

“Good” for three.

DEBUTS
40. High Dive Heart – Misfit
39. MAGIC! – Red Dress
38. O.A.R. – I Go Through | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (37)
19. Katy Perry – Rise (24)
13. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (19) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. LÉON – Tired Of Talking (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Coldplay – Up&Up (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Bastille – Good Grief (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – When You Love Someone (5)
2. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (1)
3. Hailey Knox – Geeks (6)
4. COIN – Talk Too Much (9)
5. Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (-)
6. AURORA – I Went Too Far (10)
7. Weathers – Happy Pills (3)
8. Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk – Setting The World On Fire (-)
9. Miike Snow – My Trigger (8)
10. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (-)

In The Mix:
Bronze Radio Return – Only Temporary
Cody Fry – Go (new)
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing
Marc Scibilia – Believer (new)
Norah Jones – Carry On (new)
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Stanaj – Romantic
The Score – Unstoppable (new)
The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Maryland’s O.A.R. has their eighth appearance on my personal chart with “I Go Through”. The song is new at #38, making it this week’s Highest Debut. It’s the first radio single from the hits compilation XX, a two-disc set that includes an album of studio cuts and a second of live tracks. Their biggest chart hit remains “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)”, which spent five weeks at #2 in the fall of 2008.
  • Just below them is an act scoring their fifth top 40 hit this week. MAGIC! comes in at #39 with “Red Dress”. The quartet is following up their recent single “Lay You Down Easy”, which hit #22 about two months ago. Both singles are taken off their album Primary Colours. In 2006, a completely different song called “Red Dress”, sung by the Sugababes, hit my top 20.
  • Finally, at #40, is the duo High Dive Heart and “Misfit”. It’s their first time on my chart, but in 2015, they charted on the Viral lists that Spotify generates with “Vintage”. That song officially reached #50 on the Hot AC listing in March. Last week, the two released a new song called “Playground”. (It’s not a hot Another Bad Creation cover.)

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board) (Listen to this week’s chart and more on Spotify)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 5, 2016

All these are contenders, take it slow...

All these are contenders, take it slow…

There are plenty of chart villains out there, but those hit heroes always look to save the day. The battle for Billboard 200 glory is a hard one, but someone’s got to take the top spot. Here are the new and notable albums and singles on the schedule this week:

  • VARIOUS ARTISTS — Suicide Squad (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
    • The film is a flop with the critics, but the soundtrack looks like it’ll have a good sales week. The biggest track from this compilation thus far is “Heathens”, a top five hit on the Alternative radio chart for duo twenty one pilots. The box office will be looking mighty evil this weekend, but will the album chart next week? Stay tuned.
  • FRANK OCEAN — Boys Don’t Cry (iTunes)
    • With a two-week Apple exclusive album allegedly coming out today, this set has the potential to be at #1 next week. It would, of course, have to come out first. Will he make the deadline? Will he continue sawing wood on his livestream? Ooh, the mystery goes on…
  • CHRIS LANE — Girl Problems (iTunes)
    • Lane is this close to being #1 on the Country radio chart, so watch out for the official update on Sunday night to see if he gets it. In the meantime, you can get your “Fix” and other cuts on this new release from the North Carolina singer.
  • DJ SNAKE — Encore (iTunes)
    • Slithering onto the schedule is this producer from Paris with his debut album. He’s had several huge hits on the radio since 2014, and that should translate into some decent sales in the coming week.
  • More albums out this week: Blackfoot‘s Southern Native (iTunes), Cody Johnson‘s Gotta Be Me (iTunes), Conor Maynard‘s Covers (iTunes), Nick Fradiani‘s Hurricane (iTunes), O.A.R.‘s XX (iTunes), Skillet‘s Unleashed (iTunes), The Cadillac Three‘s Bury Me In My Boots (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 59 (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Marc E. Bassy‘s Groovy People (iTunes), The Rebel Light‘s A Hundred Summer Days (iTunes)

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

  • “Cadillac”, Miguel (iTunes)
  • “Carry On”, Norah Jones (iTunes)
  • “Cool Girl”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
  • “Fool’s Paradise”, XYLØ (iTunes)
  • “Gone”, Afrojack featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
  • “Gravel To Tempo”, Hayley Kiyoko (iTunes)
  • “Live Some”, Drake White (iTunes)
  • “Make Me Feel”, Galantis and East & Young (iTunes)
  • “Overnight”, Jake Miller (iTunes)
  • “Pick-up Lines”, Justin Moore (iTunes)
  • “Private Show”, Britney Spears (iTunes)
  • “Put Your Hands Up”, The Struts (iTunes)
  • “Running Out Of Time”, Amos Lee (iTunes)
  • “Silvertongue”, Young The Giant (iTunes)
  • “That Love”, Shaggy (iTunes)
  • “Thunder In The Rain”, Kane Brown (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Dylan Scott, Justin Moore, Young The Giant and more.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (August 2016)

Radio Report - August 2016

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in August in this month’s Radio Report.

(I’ve reorganized the report a little for August, highlighting two releases from each radio format that I usually cover. It’s just a test, so let me know what you think!)

CHR/TOP 40

FRENSHIP featuring EMILY WARREN – “Capsize” (Columbia, August 16)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Both acts are newcomers; Warren co-wrote the recent #1 “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers and Daya.
Adam’s Top 40: #35 as of July 31, 2016

ANNE-MARIE – “Alarm” (Major Tom’s/Asylum/RRP, August 23)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: The Essex singer is new to U.S. radio entirely. Her single is a top ten hit in Australia thanks to iTunes discounts.

HOT AC

ANDY GRAMMER – “Fresh Eyes” (S-Curve/Hollywood, August 15)
Album: TBA (expected later this year)
Past Hot AC History: Grammer’s accumulated a string of six top 40 singles at the Hot AC format, including three top tens and a #1.
Adam’s Top 40: #39 as of July 31, 2016

AURORA – “I Went Too Far” (Glassnote, August 22)
Album: All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend (2016)
Past Hot AC History: AURORA has never charted at Hot AC, but “Conqueror” was a minor hit at Alternative radio this past spring.
Adam’s Top 40: #10 Next In Line as of July 31, 2016

ALTERNATIVE

JUDAH & THE LION – “Take It All Back” (Caroline, August 9)
Album: Folk Hop N’ Roll (2016)
Past Alternative History: Judah & The Lion has no prior chart history at any format, and only minor spins from the Triple A panel.
Adam’s Top 40: In The Mix as of July 31, 2016

DREAMERS – “Sweet Disaster” (Fairfax/Hollywood, August 16)
Album: This Album Does Not Exist (2016)
Past Alternative History: This trio has two minor charting songs to their credit at the format, “Wolves (You Got Me)” and “Drugs”.

TRIPLE A

O.A.R. – “I Go Through” (Vanguard/Concord, August 8)
Album: XX (2016)
Past AAA History: O.A.R. remains well-liked at Triple A; “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” held at the top for five weeks in 2008.
Adam’s Top 40: #4 Next In Line as of July 31, 2016

THE SAINT JOHNS – “Testifier” (Kemosabe/RED, August 8)
Album: Dead Of Night (2016)
Past AAA History: The Nashville duo’s previous single, “Lost The Feeling”, made the top 50 earlier this year, their first chart entry.

What’s premiering later this month?
GREEN DAY – “Bang Bang” [Alternative] (Warner Bros., August 16)
NORAH JONES – “Carry On” [Triple A] (Blue Note/Capitol, August 15)
SAINT MOTEL – “Move” [Alternative and Triple A] (Elektra/RRP, August 22/23)

Which of these new songs would you like to see atop the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab above to find PGTC on social media.

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