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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 6, 2013

Tryin' to catch our breaths from this flashback.

Tryin’ to catch our breaths from this flashback.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 6, 2013…

Debuts:
38. PASSION PIT, “Carried Away”
37. TAYLOR SWIFT, “22”

Biggest Mover(s):
LAWSON, “Learn To Love Again” (39-29, ten spots)

10. TRAIN, “Mermaid” (up 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Catch My Breath” (steady, third week)
Album: Greatest Hits – Chapter One (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. ADELE, “Skyfall” (down 2)
Album: Skyfall – Single (2012, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. THE SCRIPT, “Six Degrees Of Separation” (steady, second week)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. ROBBIE WILLIAMS, “Candy” (down 2)
Album: Take The Crown (2012, Farrell Music/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. JASON MRAZ, “93 Million Miles” (steady, second week)
Album: Love Is A Four Letter Word (2012, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (up 4)
Album: Red (2012, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013 – U.S. release, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. P!NK, “Try” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. FUN., “Carry On” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 1, 2012

"Free" to chart where they want.

“Free” to roam the 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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 1, 2012…

Debuts:
40. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Ghost”
39. MIKEY WAX, “Counting On You”
38. M83, “Midnight City”
34. ADAM LAMBERT, “Better Than I Know Myself”

Biggest Mover(s):
NEON TREES, “Everybody Talks” (36-31)
KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (33-28)
GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (29-24, five spots)

10. NICKELBACK, “When We Stand Together” (down 3)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

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

08. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fine By Me” (up 2)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

07. OLLY MURS, “Dance With Me Tonight” (up 2)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco/Epic Records – U.K.) / Right Place Right Time (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

06. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (steady, second week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. THE FRAY, “Heartbeat” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Scars & Stories (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

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

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 15, 2012

A "Fine" week four years ago.

A “Fine” week four years ago.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 15, 2012…

Debuts:
38. JASON MRAZ, “I Won’t Give Up”
35. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team”
29. TRAIN, “Drive By”

Biggest Mover(s):
ONE DIRECTION, “One Thing” (34-26)
GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (22-14)
KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (18-10, eight spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (up 8)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

09. CHRISTINA PERRI, “A Thousand Years” (up 1)
Album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2011, Chop Shop/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. DAUGHTRY, “Crawling Back To You” (down 2)
Album: Break The Spell (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fine By Me” (up 1)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

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

05. OLLY MURS, “Dance With Me Tonight” (up 2)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco/Epic Records – U.K.) / Right Place Right Time (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

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

02. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (up 1)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (steady, third week)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #60-41

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the next 20 songs on the countdown, two singers named Jamie (neither of which Ray Parker, Jr. sang about in 1984), a quintet that’s no longer together after just one major-label single, a recent On The Verge track at CHR/Top 40 radio, a song title that is a word away from being a hot Moody Blues remake, and one of the year’s top fidelity anthems that many people deemed “good”. If you’re ready to be tempted with some tantalizing tunes, sit back and listen to the songs ranked #60 through #41:

FLETCHER
060. FLETCHER – “War Paint”
Label: Snapback Entertainment
Album: (single only)
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Jamie Lawson
059. JAMIE LAWSON – “Wasn’t Expecting That”
Label: Gingerbread Man/Elektra
Album: Jamie Lawson
Peak: #12

Mika
058. MIKA – “Talk About You”
Label: Casablanca/Republic
Album: No Place In Heaven
Peak: #11

Fancy Reagan
057. FANCY REAGAN – “Knock Me Out”
Label: Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Lions Head
056. LIONS HEAD – “Begging”
Label: Tanz Dich Glücklich/Columbia
Album: (single only)
Peak: #10

Jamie Scott
055. JAMIE SCOTT – “Unbreakable”
Label: Capitol
Album: My Hurricane
Peak: #1 for six weeks [2014 CY]

Mat Kearney
054. MAT KEARNEY – “Billion”
Label: Republic
Album: Just Kids
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Olly Murs
053. OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY – “Wrapped Up”
Label: Columbia
Album: Never Been Better
Peak: #5 for two weeks

Maroon 5
052. MAROON 5 – “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”
Label: 222/Interscope
Album: V
Peak: #5

Hoodie Allen and Ed Sheeran
051. HOODIE ALLEN featuring ED SHEERAN – “All About It”
Label: Atlantic
Album: People Keep Talking
Peak: #8 for two weeks

Nate Ruess
050. NATE RUESS – “Great Big Storm”
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Album: Grand Romantic
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
049. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – “High Dive”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Kelly Clarkson
048. KELLY CLARKSON – “Heartbeat Song”
Label: RCA
Album: Piece By Piece
Peak: #9 for three weeks

Matt Woods
047. MATT WOODS – “In The Dark”
Label: Sticky Company
Album: In The Dark (EP)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Gavin James
046. GAVIN JAMES – “Bitter Pill”
Label: Capitol
Album: (single only)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

Conrad Sewell
045. CONRAD SEWELL – “Hold Me Up”
Label: 300 Entertainment
Album: (single only)
Peak: #9

Andy Grammer
044. ANDY GRAMMER – “Honey, I’m Good”
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Album: Magazines Or Novels
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Matt Nathanson
043. MATT NATHANSON – “Gold In The Summertime”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Show Me Your Fangs
Peak: #9 for three weeks

Taylor Swift
042. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Wildest Dreams”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #2

Take That
041. TAKE THAT – “These Days”
Label: Polydor (U.K.)
Album: III
Peak: #1 for one week

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 40 through 31, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 18, 2011

Brits with hits.

Brits with hits.

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 my senior year of college and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2011…

Debuts:
40. ELLIE GOULDING, “Lights”
39. COLDPLAY, “Paradise”

Biggest Mover(s):
KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All” (33-26, 7 spots)

10. OLLY MURS, “Heart Skips A Beat” (up 3)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco/Epic Records – U.K.) and Right Place Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6

09. O.A.R., “Heaven” (up 2)
Album: King (2011, Wind-Up Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Not Over You” (up 2)
Album: Sweeter (2011, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. WILL YOUNG, “Jealousy” (up 5)
Album: Echoes (2011, RCA Records – U.K.)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

06. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Brighter Than The Sun” (up 2)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. COLDPLAY, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” (down 1)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

04. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Just A Kiss” (up 1)
Album: Own The Night (2011, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #2

03. MAROON 5 featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Moves Like Jagger” (down 2)
Album: Hands All Over (re-issue) (2011, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

01. THE SCRIPT, “Nothing” (up 1)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (April 2015)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new singles will be lighting up the national charts during the month. Which tracks will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a small selection of new songs being serviced in April on the AAA, Alternative, CHR and Hot AC formats in this month’s Radio Report:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

Martin Garrix and Usher
MARTIN GARRIX featuring USHER – “Don’t Look Down” (April 7) (*)
Label: Spinnin’/RCA
It was last year that teenage Dutch DJ/producer Garrix took a fairly slow ride up to #12 on the pop survey with the instrumental titled “Animals”. How did he get some studio time with an R&B legend at his young age? No idea, but the unusual pair is working.

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth
WIZ KHALIFA featuring CHARLIE PUTH – “See You Again” (April 7) (*)
Label: Atlantic/RRP
The soundtrack to Furious 7 debuted a few weeks ago, and “Again” is currently seeing traction at multiple formats in advance of the film’s premiere this Friday. It’s Puth’s radio debut here and could become Khalifa’s fifth main-credited top 40 track on CHR.

Ne-Yo
NE-YO – “Coming With You” (April 14) (*)
Label: Motown/Capitol
Despite a last-ditch attempt to save “She Knows” at pop radio amidst its negative callout scores, that single is tumbling down and brings us to the follow-up from Non-Fiction. It’s far from the ideal era, but some initial moderate airplay should carry it upward.

Marlon Roudette
MARLON ROUDETTE – “When The Beat Drops Out” (April 21) (*)
Label: Columbia
The 32-year-old singer and songwriter from London saw his song “New Age” become a big single across Europe in 2011, but that never made it to the States. Now, coming off a U.K. top ten entry, Roudette is ready for his “Beat” to bring the heat this summer.

Years & Years
YEARS & YEARS – “King” (April 21) (*)
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope
Actor and singer Olly Alexander has been leading this trio for five years and their perseverance led them to a chart-topping song in the U.K. from just a few weeks ago. After a series of successful SXSW showcases, the royalty shall rule over the record charts.

Galantis
GALANTIS – “Runaway (U & I)” (April 28) (*)
Label: Big Beat/Atlantic
Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw have been big as writers and in the dance world, but this marks their first song to go for adds here. “Runaway” was co-written by Cathy Dennis, who went to #1 on R&R’s CHR chart with 1991’s “Touch Me (All Night Long)”.

Olly Murs and Demi Lovato
OLLY MURS featuring DEMI LOVATO – “Up” (April 28) (*)
Label: Syco/Columbia
“Wrapped Up” may have wrapped up its run in the U.S. without any big numbers, but “Up” has been waiting in the wings since it broke the top five (#4) in the U.K. in December of last year. At least this is enough to tide the Lovatics over until her next effort.

ALTERNATIVE (*) and AAA (**)

Halsey
HALSEY – “Ghost” (April 7) (*)
Label: Astralwerks/Capitol
19-year-old Ashley Frangipane has been honing her craft for some time now, but everything began to work out nicely during the past year as she signed her record deal and began getting regular play on SiriusXM’s Hits 1 channel. A spooky summer awaits us.

Kaiser Chiefs
KAISER CHIEFS – “Falling Awake” (April 7) (**)
Label: ATO
The sounds of Education, Education, Education & War failed to light up the album and radio charts in the States like they did in Europe, but the quintet’s latest single might turn things around. It certainly blends in well with its hooky late 80’s pop influence.

Joy Williams
JOY WILLIAMS – “Woman (Oh Mama)” (April 14) (**)
Label: Columbia
Her days in a duo are, sadly, finished for now, but we haven’t seen a solo set from Williams in some time. Well, that changes with Venus, due out this summer. The tribal pop sound of it may stand out next to her past work, but it’s a total jam and sounds fresh.

Wolf Alice
WOLF ALICE – “Moaning Lisa Smile” (April 7) (*)
Label: RCA
Here’s a buzzworthy band based in London who have several early supporters behind them at Alternative radio. However, it was the BBC station network that aided them across the pond. As far as a U.S. breakthrough, they’re hungry like the… oh, you know.

twenty | one | pilots
TWENTY ONE PILOTS – “Tear In My Heart” (April 14) (*)
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun are fairly local to Alternative radio after scoring with three top 40 singles from Vessel, including the #10’s “Holding On To You” and “House Of Gold”. Does this have the “Heart” to grow into their biggest song to date? Stay tuned!

Kaleo
KALEO – “All The Pretty Girls” (April 21) (**)
Label: Elektra/Atlantic
Iceland has given us a number of solid bands over the past few years, and this male quartet from the small southwestern town of Mosfellsbær may be the next to deliver a hit with their American debut. SiriusXM’s The Spectrum is leading the pack on “Girls”.

Walk Off The Earth
WALK OFF THE EARTH – “Rule The World” (April 28) (*)
Label: Columbia
Several years ago, this Canadian quintet built up a following on YouTube after posting a series of well-received cover videos. An album followed, R.E.V.O., and “Red Hands” spread across AAA and Hot AC radio. Their anthemic new single could do the same.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 22, 2012

"Fire" up the flashback.

“Fire” up the flashback.

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 end of January during my last year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2012…

Debuts:
39. MATT NATHANSON featuring SUGARLAND, “Run”
37. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Dancin’ Away With My Heart”
34. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back”

Biggest Mover(s):
TRAIN, “Drive By” (29-17, twelve spots)

10. DAUGHTRY, “Crawling Back To You” (down 2)
Album: Break The Spell (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. CHRISTINA PERRI, “A Thousand Years” (steady, second week)
Album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2011, Chop Shop/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. THE FRAY, “Heartbeat” (down 2)
Album: Scars & Stories (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

07. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (up 3)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

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

05. COLDPLAY, “Paradise” (down 2)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Parlophone/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fine By Me” (up 3)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. OLLY MURS, “Dance With Me Tonight” (up 2)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco/Epic Records – U.K.)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (steady, second week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 18, 2015

Gettin' "Loud" at the top.

Gettin’ “Loud” at the top.

DEBUTS
32. Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song

TOP GAINERS
31. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Maroon 5 – Sugar (35)
22. Taylor Swift – Style (30)
13. Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (06) | PEAK: #05
09. Martin Luke Brown – Nostalgia (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Take That – These Days (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. One Direction – Night Changes (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Take That – Get Ready For It (1)
2. Train – Bulletproof Picasso (2)
3. Madonna – Living For Love (3)
4. Gorgon City featuring Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night (5)
5. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart (4)
6. Charli XCX – Doing It (8)
7. Years & Years – King (10)
8. Coldplay – Miracles (6)
9. Kim Churchill – Backwards Head (7)
10. Kid Rock – First Kiss (-)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Fire N Gold
Dreamers – Wolves
Echosmith – Bright
Life Of Dillon – Overload (new)
Matt McAndrew – Wasted Love
Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse (new)
Mikey Wax – Only One
Neon Dreams – Love Experts
Oh Hellos – Hello My Old Heart (new)
Saint Motel – My Type (new)
Scars On 45 – Take You Home (new)
The Arkells – Leather Jacket
Waters – I Feel Everything
Young Summer – Severing Ties (new)
Zara Larsson – Uncover (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After three weeks at #1, Taylor Swift‘s “Blank Space” falls back to #3, and replacing it is Ed Sheeran‘s “Thinking Out Loud”, up 2-1. This is the second chart-topper for the 23-year-old English singer/songwriter, who spent a frame at #1 back in April 2012 with “The A Team”. It’s also his first #1 of the era: previous singles “Sing” and “Don’t” could only go as high as #2, the former for two weeks and the latter for one. All three can be found on X.
  • Looking to break into next week’s top ten are three tracks: “All About It” by Hoodie Allen and the aforementioned Ed Sheeran is up 13-11, while another collaboration, Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne‘s “Real Love”, advances up two from 14-12. Also, leaping 18-13 this week is “Honey, I’m Good” from Andy Grammer. Everyone except Allen has at least one top ten to their name, so we’ll see how the battle continues in seven days.
  • The week’s only debut comes from superstar Kelly Clarkson, bowing in at #32 with “Heartbeat Song”. It’s the first single to be taken from her forthcoming album Piece By Piece, due in March. After reaching the top ten on iTunes at the first part of the week, it’s fallen back some, but with strong radio data, it should see a nice debut on the Hot 100.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 11, 2015

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DEBUTS
40. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
39. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay
38. Scott Helman – Bungalow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Maroon 5 – Sugar (39)
30. Taylor Swift – Style (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Modest Mouse – Lampshades On Fire (32)
26. Prince Royce featuring Snoop Dogg – Stuck On A Feeling (30)
15. Shawn Mendes – Something Big (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – 27 (11) | PEAK: #10
09. One Direction – Night Changes (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Take That – These Days (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (07) | PEAK: #05
05. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (06) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Take That – Get Ready For It (5)
2. Train – Bulletproof Picasso (-)
3. Madonna – Living For Love (10)
4. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart (8)
5. Gorgon City featuring Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night (-)
6. Coldplay – Miracles (7)
7. Kim Churchill – Backwards Head (9)
8. Charli XCX – Doing It (-)
9. Lifehouse – Flight (6)
10. Years & Years – King (-)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Fire N Gold (new)
Dreamers – Wolves (new)
Echosmith – Bright (new)
Kid Rock – First Kiss (new)
Matt McAndrew – Wasted Love (new)
Mikey Wax – Only One
Neon Dreams – Love Experts (new)
The Arkells – Leather Jacket (new)
Waters – I Feel Everything

Chart Notes:

  • Three songs debut on this week’s top 40 and the highest is from newcomer Scott Helman, a singer/songwriter out of Toronto, Canada. “Bungalow” comes in at #38 and can be found on the EP Augusta, only available up north (as of now, at least.) The single is also approaching the top 20 on Alternative radio in Canada with some nice weekly gains.
  • Aussie rockers The Griswolds were on the chart a few months ago with “Beware The Dog”, which climbed to #9 in August and stayed there for four weeks. Their follow-up, “If You Wanna Stay”, debuts at #39 this week. Both tracks  are from their Be Impressive album. “Stay” goes to Alternative radio in the States in just under two weeks.
  • Finally, at #40, is Ellie Goulding with an instant impact single, “Love Me Like You Do”. It’s this year’s first song to debut from a film soundtrack, featured on the forthcoming set from Fifty Shades Of Grey, out next month. You may remember that “Fade Out Lines” by The Avener, down at #22, will also be heard during the movie.
  • Monday marks the debut of Kelly Clarkson‘s “Heartbeat Song” and it’s sure to be a winner. How will it rank on the top 40 next week? Can Madonna, Take That or Train also join the party? Come back on Sunday to find out!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 4, 2015

A "Space" at the top (and I'll write her name.)

A “Space” at the top (and I’ll write her name.)

DEBUTS
40. Smallpools – Karaoke
39. Maroon 5 – Sugar
36. Taylor Swift – Style | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (40)
15. Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – All About It (21) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. One Direction – Night Changes (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (08) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Take That – These Days (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Scott Helman – Bungalow (2)
2. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (6)
3. Sheppard – Smile (3)
4. Nick Gardner – Lose You (4)
5. Take That – Get Ready For It (8)
6. Lifehouse – Flight (7)
7. Coldplay – Miracles (9)
8. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart (-)
9. Kim Churchill – Backwards Head (10)
10. Madonna – Living For Love (-)

In The Mix:
Mikey Wax – Only One
Train – Bulletproof Picasso
Waters – I Feel Everything (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Two songs are new to the top ten this week: singer/songwriter Mat Kearney climbs a healthy three spots from 11-8 with “Heartbeat”, the leadoff single from his new album, titled Just Kids. Kearney’s highest ranking release to date is “Nothing Left To Lose”, which spent two weeks at #2 in 2007. Taking the same jump of three positions, up from #13 to #10, is One Direction‘s “Night Changes”. It’s the second top ten hit from FOUR and follow-up to “Steal My Girl” (#7).
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third top 40 hit from Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album, “Style”, at #36. Though it hasn’t officially been announced as the set’s newest single, the song is just below the top 50 on CHR radio and its total spins are over double what they were last week. (It should chart there soon.) Meanwhile, Swift also commands the #1 spot as “Blank Space” holds there for a second week, while “Shake It Off” falls to #26.
  • Following “Maps” and “Animals”, Maroon 5 is new to the top 40 at #39 with “Sugar”, the third single to be released from V. Several sugary titles have gone to #1 on the Hot 100, including 1963’s “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs, 1969’s “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies and 1971’s “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones. Could the California sextet go all the way as well? We’ll see.
  • The week’s final entry at #40 is the second charting song for the quartet called Smallpools. “Karaoke” comes from the band’s debut album, LOVETAP!, due on February 3. The group last climbed onto the chart in late 2013 and early 2014 with “Over & Over”, which was taken from a self-titled EP. It peaked at #17 for two weeks.

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