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Adam’s Top 100 of 2021: The Complete List

2021: it was the rollercoaster ride that we didn’t need after the year that was 2020. There were plenty of strange events that occurred in the last twelve months, but here’s one that I think we can celebrate for the time being. Yes, my Top 100 of 2021 is now available below.

When it came to the music on my personal chart, 2021 was a particularly good year for good song titles: six of them rank in the top 100, including “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me”, “Good 4 U” and “We’re Good”. We also felt the force of three powerful pop releases: “Higher Power”, “Solar Power” and “Your Power”. Of course, there was a lot of love on the charts as well, including singles like “Can You Handle My Love??”, “Love Again”, “Talk About Love” and more. From “Cloudy Day” to “Remember That Night?” and “Drivers License” to “Last Train Home”, there was much to discover and enjoy on my record player, the radio, streaming platforms and, of course, TikTok.

So, after crunching all the numbers up, here are the top 100 songs based on my weekly personal chart:

The 2021 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 6, 2020 to the chart dated November 28, 2021. Peaks noted for each entry reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, an entry with the highest 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. 162 entries had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a small decrease from the 166 that did so in 2020. A total of 14 titles reached the #1 spot for at least one week this year, up one from the 13 that achieved the feat in 2020.

01. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Drivers License” (884 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

02. COLDPLAY, “Higher Power” (816 points)
Album: Music Of The Spheres
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. DUA LIPA, “Love Again” (797 points)
Album: Future Nostalgia
Label: Warner
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” (783 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for five weeks

05. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Good 4 U” (756 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. ED SHEERAN, “Bad Habits” (738 points)
Album: =
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 for four weeks

07. SILK SONIC, “Leave The Door Open” (728 points)
Album: An Evening With Silk Sonic
Label: Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. PASSENGER, “Sword From The Stone” (723 points)
Album: Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. TONES AND I, “Fly Away” (715 points)
Album: Welcome To The Madhouse
Label: Bad Batch/Elektra/EMG
Peak: #1 for two weeks

10. AVA MAX, “My Head & My Heart” (708 points)
Album: Heaven & Hell
Label: Artist Partner/Atlantic
Peak: #2 for six weeks

11. MILEY CYRUS featuring DUA LIPA, “Prisoner” (693 points)
Album: Plastic Hearts and Album: Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition)
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for four weeks

12. DUA LIPA, “We’re Good” (684 points)
Album: Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition)
Label: Warner
Peak: #2 for two weeks

13. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Willow” (678 points)
Album: Evermore
Label: Republic
Peak: #3 for two weeks

14. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Follow You” (637 points)
Album: Mercury – Act 1
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #3 for two weeks

15. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Déjà Vu” (631 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #4 for two weeks

16. JOHN MAYER, “Last Train Home” (629 points)
Album: Sob Rock
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3 for two weeks

17. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (599 points)
Album: The Lockdown Sessions
Label: Mercury/Interscope
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

18. DURAN DURAN, “Invisible” (597 points)
Album: Future Past
Label: Tape Modern/BMG
Peak: #3

19. MIMI WEBB, “Good Without” (594 points)
EP: Seven Shades Of Heartbreak
Label: Epic
Peak: #3 for three weeks

20. ED SHEERAN, “Afterglow” (577 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 for two weeks

21. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (559 points) (2020 YE: #66)
Album: Fine Line
Label: Erskine/Columbia
Peak: #1 for four weeks

22. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Wrecked” (542 points)
Album: Mercury – Act 1
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #4 for four weeks

23. BLEACHERS, “Stop Making This Hurt” (538 points)
Album: Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night
Label: RCA
Peak: #6 for two weeks

24. SILK SONIC, “Skate” (532 points)
Album: An Evening With Silk Sonic
Label: Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #2 for three weeks

25. BEN RECTOR featuring STEVE WINWOOD, “Range Rover” (512 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: OK Kid
Peak: #5

26. TONES AND I, “Cloudy Day” (508 points)
Album: Welcome To The Madhouse
Label: Bad Batch/Elektra/EMG
Peak: #5

27. LANY, “If This Is The Last Time” (501 points)
Album: Mama’s Boy
Label: Polydor/Interscope
Peak: #3 for four weeks

28. MAROON 5, “Beautiful Mistakes” (496 points)
Album: Jordi
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #6 for two weeks

29. THE KNOCKS featuring FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “All About You” (492 points)
EP: Melody & Silence
Label: Big Beat/EMG
Peak: #6 for two weeks

30. CHRIS CORNELL, “Watching The Wheels” (488 points)
Album: No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1
Label: UMe
Peak: #7 for three weeks

31. SARA KAYS, “Remember That Night?” (486 points)
EP: Struck By Lightning
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #4 for two weeks

32. WALK THE MOON, “Can You Handle My Love??” (478 points)
Album: Heights
Label: RCA
Peak: #6

33. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (474 points) (2020 YE: #58)
Album: Future Nostalgia
Label: Warner
Peak: #1 for five weeks (2020/2021)

34. MILKY CHANCE, “Colorado” (470 points)
Album: Trip Tape
Label: Muggelig/Further.
Peak: #5

35. JESSIA, “I’m Not Pretty” (456 points)
EP: How Are You?
Label: Artist Driven/Republic
Peak: #5 for three weeks

36. HARRY STYLES, “Treat People With Kindness” (453 points)
Album: Fine Line
Label: Erskine/Columbia
Peak: #7

37. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Traitor” (451 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #7

38. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Justified” (443 points)
Album: Star-Crossed
Label: MCA Nashville/Interscope
Peak: #3 for five weeks

39. SAM FISCHER & DEMI LOVATO, “What Other People Say” (443 points)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over
Label: RCA – Island/Republic
Peak: #7 for three weeks

40. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring HAIM, “No Body, No Crime” (434 points)
Album: Evermore
Label: Republic
Peak: #8

41. BEN PLATT, “Imagine” (427 points)
Album: Reverie
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #7

42. DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (427 points)
Album: Small Town Boy
Label: Spark/Capitol
Peak: #8 for three weeks

43. JP SAXE, “A Little Bit Yours” (417 points) (2020 YE: #87)
Album: Dangerous Levels Of Introspection
Label: Arista
Peak: #2 for three weeks

44. ANNE-MARIE & NIALL HORAN, “Our Song” (414 points)
Album: Therapy
Label: Major Toms/Warner
Peak: #9 for two weeks

45. JP SAXE & MAREN MORRIS, “Line By Line” (410 points)
Album: Dangerous Levels Of Introspection
Label: Arista
Peak: #10 for two weeks

46. DURAN DURAN, “Anniversary” (404 points)
Album: Future Past
Label: Tape Modern/BMG
Peak: #1 for two weeks

47. ANSON SEABRA, “Walked Through Hell” (403 points)
Album: Feeling For My Life
Label: Virgin
Peak: #6

48. GWEN STEFANI, “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” (381 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #9 for three weeks

49. ED SHEERAN, “Shivers” (379 points)
Album: =
Label: Atlantic
Peak: TBD

50. RITT MOMNEY, “Put Your Records On” (361 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Disruptor/Columbia
Peak: #6 for five weeks

51. LORDE, “Solar Power” (360 points)
Album: Solar Power
Label: Republic
Peak: #10

52. THE SCRIPT, “I Want It All” (351 points)
Album: Tales From The Script: Greatest Hits
Label: Legacy/The Orchard
Peak: TBD

53. THE STRUMBELLAS, “Greatest Enemy” (345 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Underneath A Mountain/Glassnote/AWAL
Peak: #10 for three weeks

54. P!NK, “All I Know So Far” (344 points)
Album: All I Know So Far (Setlist)
Label: RCA
Peak: #10 for two weeks

55. VAULTBOY, “Everything Sucks” (341 points)
EP: Vaultboy
Label: Fast Friends/Venice
Peak: #10

56. FITZ, “Head Up High” (323 points)
Album: Head Up High
Label: Elektra/EMG
Peak: #9 for two weeks

57. MILEY CYRUS, “Midnight Sky” (311 points) (2020 YE: #22)
Album: Plastic Hearts
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for four weeks (2020)

58. BILLIE EILISH, “Your Power” (310 points)
Album: Happier Than Ever
Label: Darkroom/Interscope
Peak: #10

59. MAROON 5, “Lost” (303 points)
Album: Jordi
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #11

60. REGARD, TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE, “You” (285 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Ministry Of Sound/Epic
Peak: #12

61. JOHN MAYER, “Wild Blue” (282 points)
Album: Sob Rock
Label: Columbia
Peak: #8 for four weeks

62. PARIS JACKSON, “Let Down” (271 points)
Album: Wilted
Label: Dragonflower/Republic
Peak: #10

63. BASTILLE, “Distorted Light Beam” (266 points)
Album: Give Me The Future
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

64. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (263 points)
Album: Music Of The Spheres
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: TBD

65. SANTANA, ROB THOMAS & AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Move” (263 points)
Album: Blessings And Miracles
Label: Starfaith/BMG
Peak: #14

66. ASHE & FINNEAS, “Till Forever Falls Apart” (256 points)
Album: Ashlyn
Label: Mom+Pop/Further.
Peak: #13

67. BLEACHERS featuring BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, “Chinatown” (256 points)
Album: Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night
Label: RCA
Peak: #15 for three weeks

68. THE BAND CAMINO, “1 Last Cigarette” (253 points)
Album: The Band CAMINO
Label: DBLBLK/Elektra/EMG
Peak: #13

69. ADELE, “Easy On Me” (250 points)
Album: 30
Label: Melted Stone/Columbia
Peak: TBD

70. TROYE SIVAN, “Angel Baby” (248 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #10 for two weeks

71. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (242 points) (2020 YE: #9)
Album: Heaven & Hell
Label: Artist Partner/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks (2020)

72. BASTILLE, “Survivin'” (237 points) (2020 YE: #95)
EP: Goosebumps
Label: Republic
Peak: #8

73. SHAWN MENDES & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Monster” (228 points)
Album: Wonder
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #11 for three weeks

74. DAYGLOW, “Close To You” (225 points)
Album: Harmony House
Label: Very Nice/AWAL
Peak: #16 for two weeks

75. MUNA featuring PHOEBE BRIDGERS, “Silk Chiffon” (214 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans
Peak: TBD

76. MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, “Good Day For A Good Day” (212 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Boo Boo Wax/Thirty Tigers
Peak: #15 for two weeks

77. ASHE, “Save Myself” (211 points) (2020 YE: #35)
Album: Ashlyn
Label: Mom+Pop/Further.
Peak: #3 for two weeks (2020)

78. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (211 points) (2020 YE: #93)
Album: The Good Times And The Bad Ones
Label: Signature Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #8 for two weeks

79. ABBA, “Don’t Shut Me Down” (210 points)
Album: Voyage
Label: Polar/Capitol
Peak: #17 for three weeks

80. BIG RED MACHINE featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Renegade” (205 points)
Album: How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?
Label: Jagjaguwar/37d03d
Peak: #15

81. TROYE SIVAN, KACEY MUSGRAVES & MARK RONSON, “Easy” (204 points)
EP: In A Dream
Label: Capitol
Peak: #17

82. REMI WOLF, “Hello Hello Hello” (203 points)
EP: I’m Allergic To Dogs!
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #16

83. BRYNN ELLIOTT, “Tell Me I’m Pretty” (201 points)
EP: Can I Be Real?
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #18

84. BELLA POARCH, “Build A Bitch” (198 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Warner
Peak: #16

85. ANDY GRAMMER, “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me” (196 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #14

86. JAX, “Like My Father” (195 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #9 for three weeks

87. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (194 points) (2020 YE: #48)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Big Beat/EMG
Peak: #4 (2020)

88. KATY PERRY, “Electric” (191 points)
Album: Pokémon 25
Label: Capitol
Peak: #17

89. SHAWN MENDES & TAINY, “Summer Of Love” (175 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #17

90. DAYA, “Bad Girl” (168 points)
EP: The Difference
Label: Sandlot/AWAL
Peak: #19

91. STING, “Rushing Water” (161 points)
Album: The Bridge
Label: A&M/Interscope
Peak: TBD

92. FOREST BLAKK, “If You Love Her” (159 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #20

93. ROYAL & THE SERPENT, “Overwhelmed” (157 points) (2020 YE: #57)
EP: Get A Grip and EP: Searching For Nirvana
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6 (2020)

94. DEMI LOVATO, “Dancing With The Devil” (150 points)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #19

95. CHARLI XCX, “Good Ones” (149 points)
Album: Crash
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: TBD

96. SHAWN MENDES, “Wonder” (144 points) (2020 YE: #74)
Album: Wonder
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8 for three weeks (2020)

97. ABBA, “I Still Have Faith In You” (142 points)
Album: Voyage
Label: Polar/Capitol
Peak: #21 for two weeks

98. ZARA LARSSON, “Talk About Love” (141 points)
Album: Poster Girl
Label: TEN/Epic
Peak: #20

99. KELSEA BALLERINI & LANY, “I Quit Drinking” (139 points)
Album: GG BB XX (Deluxe)
Label: Black River Entertainment/The Orchard – Polydor/Interscope
Peak: #22 for two weeks

100. BANNERS, “Someone To You” (134 points) (2020 YE: #31)
EP: Empires On Fire and Album: Where The Shadow Ends (Reissue)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #2 (2020)

Happy New Year from PGTC! See you in 2022.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 7, 2021

DEBUTS
40. Bastille – No Bad Days
39. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti
38. Benson Boone – Ghost Town
37. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Scott Helman – Pretty (35)
18. Sting – Rushing Water (23)
12. Jax – Like My Father (19) | BIGGEST MOVER
11. Troye Sivan – Angel Baby (16)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (07) | PEAK: #07
09. Silk Sonic – Skate (09) | PEAK: #02
08. John Mayer – Wild Blue (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – I Want It All (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Adele – Easy On Me (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
01. Duran Duran – Anniversary (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Dean Lewis – Looks Like Me (4)
2. Trevor Daniel – Alone (1)
3. TWICE – The Feels (2)
4. ABBA – Just A Notion (5)
5. U2 – Your Song Saved My Life (-)
6. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (3)
7. Jenna Raine – See You Later (Ten Years) (-)
8. The Wanted – Rule The World (6)
9. The Walters – I Love You So (10)
10. JESSIA – But I Don’t (-)

In The Mix:
Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket (new)
Joel Corry featuring Mabel – I Wish
Kelly Clarkson – Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You) (new)
Kylie Minogue and Jessie Ware – Kiss Of Life
Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight
Neon Trees – Holiday Rock (new)
Rob Thomas – Small Town Christmas (new)
Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Forty years after releasing their debut album, Duran Duran is still making some quality music and their current single certainly proves it. “Anniversary” rises from 2-1 on my personal chart this week, becoming the band’s fourth #1 tune since 2005. It follows “Invisible”, the lead single from Future Past, which reached #3 earlier this year. American Idol alum Jax scores the week’s Biggest Mover with “Like My Father”, which leaps from 19-12 and continues to see airplay at the Hot AC radio format. The debut activity picks back up this week with four new titles in the top 40, led by the third chart entry from the duo Silk Sonic: at #37, “Smokin’ Out The Window” previews An Evening With Silk Sonic, which comes out on Friday. Another Idol alum is in at #38: it’s Benson Boone with “Ghost Town”, which continues to grow from a viral TikTok moment. Ed Sheeran is next with “Overpass Graffiti”, which lands at #39. It’s the third chart hit from his recent album =. Finally, Bastille enters at #40 with “No Bad Days”, the second song to chart from their forthcoming album Give Me The Future.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 31, 2021

The “heart” of the Halloween chart.

DEBUTS
40. Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Scott Helman – Pretty (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Sting – Rushing Water (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
08. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (13) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – Wild Blue (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Silk Sonic – Skate (05) | PEAK: #02
08. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – I Want It All (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Adele – Easy On Me (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Duran Duran – Anniversary (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Trevor Daniel – Alone (1)
2. TWICE – The Feels (2)
3. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (6)
4. Dean Lewis – Looks Like Me (-)
5. ABBA – Just A Notion (9)
6. The Wanted – Rule The World (7)
7. Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight (8)
8. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (-)
9. Bastille – No Bad Days (-)
10. The Walters – I Love You So (-)

In The Mix:
Gavin James – Greatest Hits
Jenna Raine – See You Later (Ten Years) (new)
Joel Corry featuring Mabel – I Wish (new)
Kylie Minogue & Jessie Ware – Kiss Of Life (new)
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Smith & Thell – Pixie’s Parasol

Chart Notes:

  • For the eighth week in a row, Elton John and Dua Lipa top my personal chart with “Cold Heart”, tying for the longest-running #1 song of the year. Waiting in the wings for another week, songs from Duran Duran (#2), Kacey Musgraves (#3), Ed Sheeran (#4) and Adele (#5) are still looking for an opening. Only only new entry cracks the countdown this week: “Fall Into Me”, landing at #40 for Forest Blakk. The song impacts at the Hot AC format in about a week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 24, 2021

Another session at number one.

DEBUTS
40. Scott Helman – Pretty | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Westlife – Starlight (40)
23. Jax – Like My Father (28)
07. Adele – Easy On Me (18) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Vaultboy – Everything Sucks (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (06) | PEAK: #06
08. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Adele – Easy On Me (18) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – I Want It All (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Silk Sonic – Skate (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Duran Duran – Anniversary (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Trevor Daniel – Alone (3)
2. TWICE – The Feels (2)
3. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (1)
4. Sting – If It’s Love (4)
5. Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me (6)
6. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (7)
7. The Wanted – Rule The World (9)
8. Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight (8)
9. ABBA – Just A Notion (-)
10. Rod Stewart – One More Time (10)

In The Mix:
Dean Lewis – Looks Like Me (new)
Gavin James – Greatest Hits
Jesy Nelson featuring Nicki Minaj – Boyz
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Smith & Thell – Pixie’s Parasol (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Elton John and Dua Lipa continue their strength at the top of my personal chart with “Cold Heart”, now in its seven week at the summit. John’s latest release The Lockdown Sessions is out now and should have a moderate entry on the Billboard 200 early next month. To no one’s surprise, Adele has the Biggest Mover on my chart with “Easy On Me”, which jumps from 18-7 on its way to the top spot. Meanwhile, Scott Helman beautifies the top 40 with this week’s only debut: “Pretty”, which comes in at #40.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 17, 2021

Locked down at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Westlife – Starlight
39. January Jane – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
38. Noah Kahan featuring Joy Oladokun – Someone Like You
18. Adele – Easy On Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
15. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (21) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
09. The Script – I Want It All (15) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (06) | PEAK: #02
09. The Script – I Want It All (15) | PEAK: #09
08. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Duran Duran – Anniversary (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Silk Sonic – Skate (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (1)
2. TWICE – The Feels (5)
3. Trevor Daniel – Alone (9)
4. Sting – If It’s Love (4)
5. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (2)
6. Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me (-)
7. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (10)
8. Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight (8)
9. The Wanted – Rule The World (-)
10. Rod Stewart – One More Time (-)

In The Mix:
Duran Duran – Tonight United
Gavin James – Greatest Hits (new)
Jesy Nelson featuring Nicki Minaj – Boyz
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Patrick Droney – Like The Water
Scott Helman – Pretty (new)

Chart Notes:

  • For the sixth week in a row, Elton John and Dua Lipa keep it chill at the top spot on my personal chart with “Cold Heart”. John’s latest album The Lockdown Sessions is out on Friday. However, this week’s update is all about the new entries and there’s a huge one at #18: “Easy On Me”, the comeback hit for Adele. So, how quickly will it fly to the top? Stay tuned! Meanwhile, her new album 30 will be released on November 19 and it’s sure to be an immediate success. There are three other debuts on the chart by artists who are not named Adele: at #38, Noah Kahan and Joy Oladokun are off to a good start with “Someone Like You”, the second top 40 entry from Kahan’s recent album I Was / I Am. A remake of “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” enters at #39 for January Jane, as they take on the Hall & Oates chart-topper from late 1981 and early 1982. Finally, Ireland’s Westlife is in at #40 with “Starlight”, which previews their latest album Wild Dreams ahead of its release on November 26.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 10, 2021

“Cold” remains hot for another week.

DEBUTS
39. Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point
38. John Mellencamp & Bruce Springsteen – Wasted Days
33. Sting – Rushing Water | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Whitney Houston & Clean Bandit – How Will I Know (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Andy Grammer – Damn It Feels Good To Be Me (30)
21. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
17. John Mayer – Wild Blue (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Duran Duran – Anniversary (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Milky Chance – Colorado (05) | PEAK: #05
07. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (06) | PEAK: #02
05. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Silk Sonic – Skate (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (1)
2. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (3)
3. January Jane – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (8)
4. Sting – If It’s Love (4)
5. TWICE – The Feels (9)
6. Noah Kahan featuring Joy Oladokun – Someone Like You (-)
7. Lorde – Mood Ring (5)
8. Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight (-)
9. Trevor Daniel – Alone (-)
10. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (-)

In The Mix:
Duran Duran – Tonight United
Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me
Jesy Nelson featuring Nicki Minaj – Boyz (new)
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Patrick Droney – Like The Water
Rod Stewart – One More Time
The Anxiety – Meet Me At Our Spot

Chart Notes:

  • Starting a super retro countdown this week, Elton John and Dua Lipa hold at the top for the fifth consecutive week with “Cold Heart”. It’s their collaboration from John’s The Lockdown Sessions project, which is due in less than two weeks. Tied for the week’s Biggest Mover, Coldplay and BTS leap from 27-21 on the chart with “My Universe”, while the late Whitney Houston rises from 40-34 with a Clean Bandit remix of 1986’s “How Will I Know”. Sting leads a batch of three debuts that could be from 1985 or 2021, as “Rushing Water” (from his upcoming album The Bridge) flows onto the chart at #33. John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen debut at #38 with “Wasted Days”, while Tears For Fears are in at #39 with the title cut from The Tipping Point, their first studio album since 2004.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 3, 2021

“Cold” is still bold.

DEBUTS
40. Whitney Houston & Clean Bandit – How Will I Know
35. Charli XCX – Good Ones
34. Jax – Like My Father | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. John Mayer – Wild Blue (27)
19. The Script – I Want It All (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Dua Lipa – Love Again (05) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
06. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (02) | PEAK: #02
05. Milky Chance – Colorado (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Silk Sonic – Skate (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (2)
2. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (1)
3. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (4)
4. Sting – If It’s Love (3)
5. Lorde – Mood Ring (8)
6. Olivia Vedder – My Father’s Daughter (5)
7. FINNEAS – The 90s (6)
8. January Jane – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (-)
9. TWICE – The Feels (-)
10. Sting – Rushing Water (-)

In The Mix:
Duran Duran – Tonight United
Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me
James Blunt – Love Under Pressure
John Mellencamp featuring Bruce Springsteen – Wasted Days (new)
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Patrick Droney – Like The Water (new)
Rod Stewart – One More Time
The Anxiety – Meet Me At Our Spot
Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart
Trevor Daniel – Alone (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Frozen solid at #1 on my personal chart for the fourth consecutive week, “Cold Heart” is still beating at the top spot for Elton John and Dua Lipa. Their duet, which is featured on John’s The Lockdown Sessions compilation, should be safe at the summit for the next few weeks. Coldplay and BTS climb from 36-27 on the chart with “My Universe”, earning it the title of this week’s Biggest Mover. Three releases debut in the top 40: “Like My Father” is the highest at #34, as Jax earns her second top 40 single of 2021. Charli XCX is one notch lower with “Good Ones”, off to a fairly good start at #35. Finally, the late Whitney Houston debuts at #40 with a new remix of 1986’s “How Will I Know”, reimagined by Clean Bandit. The original song spent two weeks at #1 on the CHR radio chart.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 26, 2021

At the heart of the chart world.

DEBUTS
36. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (38)
27. John Mayer – Wild Blue (34)
12. Duran Duran – Anniversary (20)
11. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (21) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (12) | PEAK: #10
09. John Mayer – Last Train Home (06) | PEAK: #03
08. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Milky Chance – Colorado (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – Love Again (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Silk Sonic – Skate (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (1)
2. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (2)
3. Sting – If It’s Love (3)
4. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (4)
5. Olivia Vedder – My Father’s Daughter (6)
6. FINNEAS – The 90s (7)
7. Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (5)
8. Lorde – Mood Ring (8)
9. Jax – Like My Father (-)
10. Charli XCX – Good Ones (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Melchor – What A Damn Shame
Duran Duran – Tonight United (new)
Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me (new)
James Blunt – Love Under Pressure
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Rod Stewart – One More Time
Sabrina Carpenter – Skinny Dipping
The Anxiety – Meet Me At Our Spot (new)
Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart
Whitney Houston & Clean Bandit – How Will I Know (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Chilling at #1 on my personal chart for the third week in a row, “Cold Heart” is frozen in place for Elton John and Dua Lipa. Lifting from 21-11, Ed Sheeran claims the Biggest Mover in the countdown for the second time with “Shivers”, as “Bad Habits” holds at #2 for the fourth nonconsecutive week. There’s just one new entry in the top 40 this week and it’s a noteworthy collaboration: at #36, “My Universe” pairs Coldplay and BTS on their first song together. The former’s “Higher Power”, a recent #1 hit on my chart, is down to #16.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 19, 2021

A #1 song with heart.

DEBUTS
38. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. John Mayer – Wild Blue (40)
32. Troye Sivan – Angel Baby (38)
24. ABBA – Don’t Shut Me Down (30)
21. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Duran Duran – Anniversary (27)
10. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (17) | PEAK: #10
09. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Milky Chance – Colorado (10) | PEAK: #07
06. John Mayer – Last Train Home (04) | PEAK: #03
05. Silk Sonic – Skate (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – Love Again (02) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (1)
2. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (4)
3. Sting – If It’s Love (5)
4. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (9)
5. Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (6)
6. Olivia Vedder – My Father’s Daughter (7)
7. FINNEAS – The 90s (8)
8. Lorde – Mood Ring (-)
9. Sabrina Carpenter – Skinny Dipping (-)
10. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Melchor – What A Damn Shame
James Blunt – Love Under Pressure
Justus Bennetts – Insomniac
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Rod Stewart – One More Time (new)
Sigrid – Burning Bridges
Young Bombs featuring JORDY – Summer In Brooklyn

Chart Notes:

  • For the second week in a row, “Cold Heart” leads my personal chart for Elton John and Dua Lipa. The latest release from Ed Sheeran is the Biggest Mover in the countdown, as “Shivers” jumps from 36-21 and paces well ahead of other notable moves for songs from Duran Duran and Kacey Musgraves, among others. Coming in at #38, this week’s only debut is from MUNA and Phoebe Bridgers with “Silk Chiffon”. The latter artist has never previously appeared on my chart, but the trio ranked at #1 for two weeks in 2017 with “I Know A Place”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 12, 2021

The coldest chart-topper of the year.

DEBUTS
40. John Mayer – Wild Blue
39. Andy Grammer – Damn It Feels Good To Be Me
38. Troye Sivan – Angel Baby
36. Ed Sheeran – Shivers | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. ABBA – Don’t Shut Me Down (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
27. Duran Duran – Anniversary (34)
17. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Milky Chance – Colorado (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood – Range Rover (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Tones And I – Cloudy Day (06) | PEAK: #05
06. Silk Sonic – Skate (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (08) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – Last Train Home (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Dua Lipa – Love Again (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (3)
2. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (-)
3. Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (1)
4. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (6)
5. Sting – If It’s Love (5)
6. Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (7)
7. Olivia Vedder – My Father’s Daughter (8)
8. FINNEAS – The 90s (-)
9. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (-)
10. Adam Melchor – What A Damn Shame (-)

In The Mix:
James Blunt – Love Under Pressure (new)
Justus Bennetts – Insomniac
Little Mix – Love (Sweet Love)
Lorde – Mood Ring
Mimi Webb – 24/5 (new)
Sabrina Carpenter – Skinny Dipping (new)
Sigrid – Burning Bridges
Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart
Young Bombs featuring JORDY – Summer In Brooklyn (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It leaped from 34-21-10-4 over the last month, but this week, “Cold Heart” hits the top spot on my personal chart for Elton John and Dua Lipa. The song is the first #1 on my list for the legendary John and the record-breaking tenth for Lipa, who knocks her own “Love Again” off the top and down to #2. Two songs tie for this week’s Biggest Mover: up ten spots, “Justified” jumps from 27-17 for Kacey Musgraves, while the reunited ABBA climbs from 40-30 with “Don’t Shut Me Down”. Four songs reach the top 40 this week, all performed by solo men: Ed Sheeran has the top new entry at #36 with “Shivers”, Troye Sivan is in at #38 with “Angel Baby”, Andy Grammer debuts at #39 with “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me” and John Mayer lands at #40 with “Wild Blue”. The four have a combined eight prior #1 hits on my chart between them: Mayer with three, Sheeran and Sivan with two and Grammer with one.

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