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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 14, 2010

“You” know I enjoyed these songs…

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 February 14, 2010…

Debuts:
40. ZAC BROWN BAND, “Highway 20 Ride”
39. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Today Was A Fairytale”
38. ANGEL TAYLOR, “Like You Do”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see below, #10)

10. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (up ten)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

09. BOYS LIKE GIRLS featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Two Is Better Than One” (up 6)
Album: Love Drunk (2009, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

08. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

07. THE FRAY, “Syndicate” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (steady, second week)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

04. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (steady, third week)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (steady, third week)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (steady, fifth week)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 14, 2010

Welcome to the chart “Life”.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 14, 2010…

Debuts:
40. MARIT LARSEN, “If A Song Could Get Me You”
39. TONIC, “Release Me”
38. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon”

Biggest Mover(s):
V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (35-26, nine spots)

10. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (down 1)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

09. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (down 2)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (steady, second week)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

07. CAVO, “Let It Go” (up 3)
Album: Bright Nights Bright Days (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (steady, second week)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

05. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

04. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (down 2)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, ninth week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 24, 2010

You, you, you.

We all “Need” a flashback this weekend.

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 7 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 24, 2010…

Debuts:
40. GLORIANA, “How Far Do You Wanna Go?”
39. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You”
38. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away”
37. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Slice”

Biggest Mover:
MELISSA ETHERIDGE, “Fearless Love” (39-33, six spots)

10. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Fifteen” (down 1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #9

09. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. MUSE, “Uprising” (steady, third week)
Album: The Resistance (2009, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (steady, second week)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (down 1)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (up 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

04. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (steady, second week)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (steady, second week)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, second week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 28, 2010

Sophomore year smashes.

Sophomore year smashes.

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 February 28, 2010…

Debuts:
40. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water”

Biggest Mover(s):
ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful” (39-29, ten spots)

10. JOSHUA RADIN, “I’d Rather Be With You” (steady, second week)
Album: Simple Times (2008, Mom + Pop Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (steady, second week)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

08. THE FRAY, “Syndicate” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (down 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

06. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

05. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (down 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

04. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (down 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 2)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (steady, second week)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, seventh week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 21, 2010

The hits

The hits “according” to me.

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 heart of the winter in mid-February and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
40. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Red”
39. ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful”

Biggest Mover(s):
COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (30-17, thirteen spots)

10. JOSHUA RADIN, “I’d Rather Be With You” (up 6)
Album: Simple Times (2008, Mom + Pop Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (up 1)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

08. THE FRAY, “Syndicate” (down 1)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

06. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (down 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

05. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (down 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

03. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (down 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (up 2)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 31, 2010

You, you, you.

You, you, you.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. This was the first full week back from Winter Break for Sophomore Year of college, which meant class was in session and my radio show, The Pop Stop, was back on the air. Here’s a look at my top 40 from January 31, 2010:

Debuts:
40. SADE, “Soldier Of Love”

Biggest Mover:
BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (38-28) (10 spots)

10. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Fifteen”
Here’s a girl who likes to have fun with numbers; she’s one of the only acts to make the charts with two numerical titles. Last year, she entered with “22”, which took a slow rise up to #12. In 2010, it was this hit, which would rise even higher than #15 and peak at #9. It was the lowest peaking of the three pop releases from the Fearless era on my survey.

09. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet”
Last time I did an update from the fall of 2009, this was at #2 on the weekly chart just before a five-week run at the #1 spot. It’s a classic, and still gets a significant amount of Adult Contemporary play today. Bublé just won a GRAMMY Award a week ago for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for To Be Loved. He remains on tour through summer 2014.

08. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates”
In 2002, Jones burst onto the scene with Come Away With Me, a pop and jazz album that swept that GRAMMYs in 2003. “Pirates” was her last chart hit to date, although she did release a solo album two years ago titled Little Broken Hearts and an Everly Brothers tribute album with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Foreverly, late last year.

07. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me”
He’s one of the most successful runner-ups in American Idol‘s history, and it doesn’t hurt that we share the same first name. “Whataya” was the second single from For Your Entertainment and it entertained me to the point of two weeks at #1 that year. Thus far, Lambert’s charted four songs. His most recent, “Never Close Our Eyes”, hit #15 in 2012.

06. OWL CITY, “Fireflies”
Here’s another Adam in the countdown – you can’t have too many of them, or maybe you cane. Adam Young was 23 at the time when he totaled six weeks at #1 with his debut on my survey, “Fireflies”, which at this point was on the decline. The Minneapolis singer would return to the #1 spot for two weeks with Carly Rae Jepsen on “Good Time” in 2012.

05. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You”
Here’s the second act from American Idol in the top ten this week; Chris Daughtry came in fourth place on the fifth season of the program. He and his band were right in the middle of his second album era, Leave This Town, their second effort to reach the top of the Billboard 200. Leadoff “No Surprise” was #1 for two weeks, and this was at its peak.

04. ORIANTHI, “According To You”
Remember this Australian singer and musician who was picked as the lead guitarist for Michael Jackson’s ill-fated This Is It tour? After his death in 2009, she released an album several months later, Believe, and this first single from it rose to #2 on my top 40. She then charted with two other minor singles, “Shut Up And Kiss Me” (#26) and “Courage” (#20).

03. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone”
Their days of climbing up the top 40 with this song were certainly “Gone”; it was spending its sixth of eight weeks at #3. The group has since parted with their longtime record label, Geffen, after an unsuccessful album, Almería, last yearJason Wade has also expressed putting out a solo effort given the band’s hiatus, but that has yet to see the light of day.

02. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven”
Coming off a huge chart-topper in “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”, an eight-week #1 in 2009, the trio based out of Dublin would also go to the top with this, albeit only for one frame this time around. The group is currently in the studio, presumably putting the finishing touches on their fourth studio album, due later this year. I’m looking forward to it.

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now”
Grab your ten gallon hat and some twang in your talk because this week back in 2010, Country was king, or shall I say queen. To date, “Need You Now” is the biggest Country crossover ever on my personal chart, spending 11 consecutive weeks at #1 and ending the year 2010 in that same position. “Now” those are some stats. The trio last entered with “Downtown”, which peaked at #23 in March. Their current single, “Compass”, is climbing up the Country chart.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (Mar. 12)

The star (is out today.)

The star (is out today.)

This is Ground Control to Major Releases: go ahead and strut those sales. Here are the new albums orbiting the music universe for the week of March 12:

  • Ziggy Stardust is back with his first album since 2003’s Reality. David Bowie makes a triumphant return with The Next Day, a huge critical success and likely a commercial one too. Two singles from the effort have charted at AAA radio. It will almost certainly be in the top two on next week’s album chart. (iTunes)
  • Challenging Mr. Bowie and going for their fifth number-one album, Bon Jovi release What About Now, featuring leadoff single “Because We Can”. It’s seeing moderate airplay on the adult contemporary formats. (iTunes)
  • The compilation Sound City: Real To Reel is out today, a musical companion to the Dave Grohl-directed film, which features collaborations with him and artists like Paul McCartney and Stevie Nicks. (iTunes)
  • The latest from the man they call Slowhand, Eric Clapton‘s Old Sock, is in stores. It’s his 20th studio album. Current single “Gotta Get Over” is at AAA radio now. (iTunes)
  • R&B boy band Mindless Behavior are back with an Urban hit, “Keep Her On The Low”, and their second full-length release, All Around The World. (iTunes)
  • Christian supergroup Audio Adrenaline puts out their first studio album in five years, Kings & Queens. (iTunes)
  • As the soundtrack to the annual Passion conference, Let The Future Begin puts together top talent and speakers in the world of Christian music. (iTunes)
  • Rockers Adrenaline Mob get their adrenaline pumpin’ with a seven-song covers EP appropriately titled Coverta. (iTunes)
  • Smash‘s Megan Hilty is smashing on her solo release, It Happens All The Time. (iTunes)
  • Guitarist Orianthi, probably best known for her participation in the late Michael Jackson‘s This Is It tour, is out with Heaven In This Hell today. (Amazon)

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

  • “Body Party”, another song off of Ciara‘s forthcoming album, One Woman Army. It samples “My Boo” by the Ghost Town DJ’s. (iTunes)
  • “Easy”, the first single by Sheryl Crow to be released exclusively to Country radio. (iTunes)
  • “Problem”, a new single from pop and dance singer Natalia Kills. (iTunes)

We’ll be back next week with a hot new release from Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience. It’s expected to be huge. Also, look out for new releases from Country singer Kacey Musgraves and Alternative rockers Walk Off The Earth. See you in seven!

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