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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 22, 2013

The “Best” bops of 2013.

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 December 22, 2013…

Debuts:
40. BASTILLE, “Bad Blood”
39. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Reach Out Richard”
38. PETER THOMAS featuring BETTY WHO, “All Of You”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAGIC!, “Rude” (33-26, seven spots)

10. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (up 1)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

09. DAUGHTRY, “Waiting For Superman” (down 1)
Album: Baptized (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #6

08. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (up 4)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (down 2)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (up 1)
Album: Helios (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (up 1)
Album: All This Bad Blood (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (down 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. THE 1975, “Girls” (steady, second week)
Album: The 1975 (2013, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Say Something” (up 2)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Black Magnetic/Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: Midnight Memories (2013, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 13, 2015

Lighting up the charts in 2015.

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 13, 2015…

Debuts:
40. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Pride”
39. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Oasis”
37. MICHAEL BUBLE, “The More You Give (The More You’ll Have)”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADELE, “When We Were Young” (35-21, fourteen spots)

10. GWEN STEFANI, “Used To Love You” (up 1)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

09. ROB THOMAS, “Hold On Forever” (up 1)
Album: The Great Unknown (2015, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #9

08. DNCE, “Cake By The Ocean” (up 1)
Album: DNCE (2016, Republic Records)
Peak: #4

07. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “High Dive” (down 3)
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2015, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. THE 1975, “Love Me” (steady, second week)
Album: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (2015, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. ONE DIRECTION, “Perfect” (up 2)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

04. BANNERS, “Shine A Light” (up 1)
Album: BANNERS (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #4

03. COLDPLAY, “Adventure Of A Lifetime” (steady, second week)
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams (2015, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ELLIE GOULDING, “On My Mind” (steady, third week)
Album: Delirium (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. ADELE, “Hello” (steady, fourth week)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 2, 2012

“Try” to picture this playlist.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 2, 2012…

Debuts:
40. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring BLAKE SHELTON, “Just A Fool”

Biggest Mover(s):
TRAIN, “Mermaid” (up 37-25, twelve spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE featuring NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Between The Raindrops” (up 1)
Album: Almería (2012, Geffen Records)
Peak: #7

09. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (up 5)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. JASON MRAZ, “93 Million Miles” (up 2)
Album: Love Is A Four Letter Word (2012, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

07. THE SCRIPT featuring WILL.I.AM, “Hall Of Fame” (down 2)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. ANDY GRAMMER, “Miss Me” (down 2)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. ONE DIRECTION, “Live While We’re Young” (down 2)
Album: Take Me Home (2012, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

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

03. P!NK, “Try” (up 4)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 30, 2011

“Someone” enjoys these flashbacks.

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 30, 2011…

Debuts:
40. ADELE, “Rumour Has It”
39. KARMIN, “Crash Your Party”
38. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fine By Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
WILL YOUNG, “Come On” (up 40-34)
THE FRAY, “Heartbeat” (up 26-20, six spots)
(see #9 below)

10. DARREN HAYES, “Black Out The Sun” (up 2)
Album: Secret Codes and Battleships (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. DAUGHTRY, “Crawling Back To You” (up 6)
Album: Break The Spell (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. WILL YOUNG, “Jealousy” (steady, second week)
Album: Echoes (2011, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. NICKELBACK, “When We Stand Together” (steady, second week)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All” (steady, second week)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

05. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “We Owned The Night” (steady, second week)
Album: Own The Night (2011, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. ONE DIRECTION, “What Makes You Beautiful” (down 1)
Album: Up All Night (2011, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

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

02. COLDPLAY, “Paradise” (up 2)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 30, 2015

“Down” for some 2015 hits.

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 30, 2015…

Debuts:
39. BOY & BEAR, “Walk The Wire”
36. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Wildest Dreams”

Biggest Mover(s):
NATE RUESS, “Great Big Storm” (23-16, seven spots)

10. GAVIN JAMES, “The Book Of Love” (down 2)
Album: Bitter Pill (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard” (steady, second week)
Album: Jukebox The Ghost (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. ONE DIRECTION, “Drag Me Down” (up 5)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. WALK THE MOON, “Different Colors” (down 3)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. SHAWN MENDES, “Stitches” (up 1)
Album: Handwritten (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #5

05. RØMANS, “Uh Huh” (down 2)
Album: Overthinking – Pt. 1 (EP) (2015, Roc Nation Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Run Away With Me” (up 2)
Album: E·MO·TION (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

03. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Hold Each Other” (up 2)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. JOHN NEWMAN, “Come And Get It” (steady, second week)
Album: Revolve (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. DURAN DURAN featuring JANELLE MONÁE and NILE RODGERS, “Pressure Off” (steady, second week)
Album: Paper Gods (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 19, 2018

His second shot at the top.

DEBUTS
40. PRETTYMUCH – Summer On You
39. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Elle King – Shame (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Anne-Marie – 2002 (25)
17. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Ben Rector – Drive (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (09) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (-)
2. Muse – Something Human (2)
3. Picture This – When We Were Young (1)
4. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (5)
5. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (-)
6. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
7. Robyn – Missing U (8)
8. P!nk – Secrets (10)
9. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (9)
10. Bishop Briggs – Baby (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls (new)
Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (new)
LP – Girls Go Wild (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (new)
Matt Maeson – Cringe (new)
Max Frost – Good Morning
Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (new)
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to George Ezra on his second consecutive #1 song on my personal chart, “Shotgun”, moving 2-1 in its 11th week in the top 40. It follows “Paradise”, which had a three-week run this past spring and is still on my chart, now at #31 in its 31st week. It’s been quite a ride, but is it enough for “Paradise” to secure the top spot on my Top 100 of 2018? Kind of early to be teasing a year-end chart, don’t you think? Check back in… four months to see what happens. In the meantime, look for “Shotgun” to stick at the top through sometime next month. Just below Ezra’s song, Kacey Musgraves‘s “High Horse” (climbing 9-5) and Niall Horan and Maren Morris‘s “Seeing Blind” (climbing 13-10) are solid contenders for my next #1 title, the latter becoming Horan’s fifth consecutive top ten hit from his album Flicker. Of course, the previous four singles from the set went to #1, so the pressure is on! Up ten notches from last week’s top 40, Dean Lewis‘s “Be Alright” (climbing 33-23) and Elle King‘s “Shame” (climbing 37-27) tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, and both should enter the top ten in the next month or so. Additionally, there are two debuts on the current update: “Loyal To Me” (#39) by Nina Nesbitt and “Summer On You” (#40) by PRETTYMUCH. “Loyal” marks the first chart entry for Nesbitt, after bubbling under with “Somebody Special” earlier this year, while “Summer” is the second hit for the five-man group, who got to #10 last year with “Would You Mind”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 12, 2018

More “Heart”, more chart.

DEBUTS
40. Matt Nathanson – Used To Be
39. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me
38. OneRepublic – Connection
37. Elle King – Shame | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Anne-Marie – 2002 (31)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Ben Rector – Drive (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
02. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Picture This – When We Were Young (1)
2. Muse – Something Human (6)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
4. Josh Groban – Granted (2)
5. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (9)
6. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (5)
7. American Authors – Deep Water (4)
8. Robyn – Missing U (-)
9. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (10)

In The Mix:
Max Frost – Good Morning
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects
The Revivalists – All My Friends
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • This looks to be the last week at the top for “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by the Backstreet Boys, which settles at the summit for a third week. As you’ve seen recently, George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” (#2) and John Mayer‘s “New Light” (#3) are competing to be the next #1 single on my chart, and we’ll see who wins soon. It’s a very active week for debuts, with four of them in the mix. In at #37, Elle King claims the highest one with her new single “Shame”. It’s her first time in the top 40 since “Not Easy”, a release that paired King, Alex Da Kid and X Ambassadors; it peaked at #13 in January of last year. The newest hit by OneRepublic checks in at #38: “Connection” is featured prominently in a Fiat Chrysler advertisement for their Summer Of Jeep campaign. On the new act side, first-timer Brynn Elliott enters at #39 with “Might Not Like Me”, which goes for Hot AC adds next week. This entry first came onto my radar in January of last year, prompting its inclusion on an episode of Train Tracks, but I never charted it at the time. Finally, at #40, Matt Nathanson returns with his first chart hit in nearly three years with “Used To Be”. During a 2015 chart run, “Gold In The Summertime” peaked at #9 for the first three weeks of August.

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