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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 14, 2001

Bring on the boy bands.

Bring on the boy bands.

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 16 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 14, 2001…

Debuts:
39. BAHA MEN, “You All Dat”
36. SOULDECISION, “Ooh… It’s Kinda Crazy”
30. RICKY MARTIN featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely”

Biggest Mover(s):
AEROSMITH, “Jaded” (35-21, fourteen spots)

10. EVERCLEAR, “AM Radio” (down 4)
Album: Songs From An American Movie, Vol. One: Learning How To Smile (2000, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

09. K-CI & JOJO, “Crazy” (up 4)
Album: X (2000, MCA Records)
Peak: #5

08. SHAGGY featuring RAYVON, “Angel” (up 3)
Album: Hot Shot (2000, MCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. O-TOWN, “Liquid Dreams” (down 2)
Album: O-Town (2001, J Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. FUEL, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” (up 2)
Album: Something Like Human (2000, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. OUTKAST, “Ms. Jackson” (down 2)
Album: Stankonia (2000, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. BACKSTREET BOYS, “The Call” (up 3)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. SHAGGY featuring RIKROK, “It Wasn’t Me” (down 2)
Album: Hot Shot (2000, MCA Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. MADONNA, “Don’t Tell Me” (up 2)
Album: Music (2000, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2

01. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” (up 1)
Album: J. Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 7, 2001

"Me" and my favorite songs of the week.

“Me” and my favorite songs of the week.

Happy New Year! It’s 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 feature a past countdown straight from archives of my top 40 chart. 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 fifteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 7, 2001…

Debuts:
40. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “I Did It”
37. DAFT PUNK, “One More Time”
35. AEROSMITH, “Jaded”

Biggest Mover(s):
SHAGGY featuring RAYVON, “Angel” (19-11, eight spots)

10. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Stronger” (down 2)
Album: Oops!… I Did It Again (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. NELLY FURTADO, “I’m Like A Bird” (down 2)
Album: Whoa, Nelly! (2000, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #2

08. FUEL, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” (up 3)
Album: Something Like Human (2000, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. BACKSTREET BOYS, “The Call” (up 5)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. EVERCLEAR, “AM Radio” (down 3)
Album: Songs From An American Movie, Vol. One: Learning How To Smile (2000, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. O-TOWN, “Liquid Dreams” (steady, second week)
Album: O-Town (2001, J Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. MADONNA, “Don’t Tell Me” (up 2)
Album: Music (2000, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2

03. OUTKAST, “Ms. Jackson” (down 1)
Album: Stankonia (2000, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” (up 2)
Album: J. Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. SHAGGY featuring RIKROK, “It Wasn’t Me” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Hot Shot (2000, MCA Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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Everything’s Coming Up “Roses”: Flower Power In The Top Ten

Florists with a chorus.

Florists with a chorus.

The smell of sweet success on the pop radio survey smells a lot like “Roses”, and that is also the name of the current single by a DJ duo who call themselves The Chainsmokers and a singer who goes by ROZES. Currently in the top ten on the building chart, a pretty big achievement in itself, the single recently surpassed the peak of the duo’s “#Selfie”, a defining novelty hit from 2014. So, if you haven’t done so already, feel free to take them off the “one-hit wonder” list, but don’t rule out a “two-hit wonder” yet. We’ll see just how high the song goes in the new year. Of course, this isn’t the first “Rose” title to go this far at the CHR/Pop format.

Now, many “Rose” song titles pre-date the beginning of the Radio & Records airplay chart from the fall of 1973. In 1942 alone, six “rose” titles hit the top ten on Billboard’s sales chart, and another four ranked there in 1949. Needless to say, we can’t cover every single one, or you’d be reading this post for a while. In just the 15 or so years before R&R existed, we had these:

“Paper Roses”, Anita Bryant (#5, 1960)
“San Antonio Rose”, Floyd Cramer (#8, 1961)
“Roses Are Red (My Love)”, Bobby Vinton (#1, 1962)
“Ramblin’ Rose”, Nat “King” Cole (#2, 1962)
“Sally, Go ‘Round The Roses”, The Jaynetts (#2, 1963)
“18 Yellow Roses”, Bobby Darin (#10, 1963)
“Red Roses For A Blue Lady”, Vic Dana (#10, 1965)
“(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden”, Lynn Anderson (#3, 1971)
“Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?”, Tony Orlando and Dawn (#3, 1973)
“Stop And Smell The Roses”, Mac Davis (#9, 1974)** (reached #15 on R&R)

There’s definitely a few classics in there. As far as the CHR/Pop radio archives are concerned, here are the tracks that “Roses” is a step away (#11 rolling chart, to date) from joining in the bouquet of beats of the R&R/Mediabase 24/7 era:

“Paper Roses”, Marie Osmond (#5, 1973)
Osmond’s remake of Bryant’s 1960 hit became her biggest solo entry on the pop survey, reaching #5. However, she did hit the top of the country survey three times in 1985 and 1986, two of those being duets. Her newest effort is due to be released on March 25.

“The Rose”, Bette Midler (#1 for one week, 1980)
Midler’s song missed the top of the Hot 100, but it did reach the summit of the pop radio chart, making it one of five songs from a film to make it to #1 in 1980. Midler would return to the top ten in 1989 with “Wind Beneath My Wings” from the movie Beaches.

“Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, Poison (#1 for two weeks, 1988)
Released as the third single from Open Up and Say… Ahh!, this ballad became hugely successful after the modest run of their last single, “Fallen Angel”. They last hit the pop radio list in 1993 with “Stand”. Leader Bret Michaels continues to perform solo today.

“Bed Of Roses”, Bon Jovi (#4, 1993)
After the title track from Keep The Faith barely missed the top ten in late 1992, this powerful ballad quickly found itself there and in the top five by late February. It’s also one of their longest singles to date; its radio edit runs about four minutes and 45 seconds.

“Kiss From A Rose”, Seal (#1 for eight weeks, 1995)
What a career single this was, a song that didn’t perform well overseas when it was initially released the year prior. Then, Batman Forever helped it fly to the top of the charts around the globe. The British performer’s latest album, 7, came out a few weeks ago.

“Roses”, Outkast (#5, 2004)
Though it landed a few spots away from the #1 heights of “Hey Ya!” and “The Way You Move”, the third release to be issued from Speakerboxxx/The Love Below still did some damage on several radio formats. It remains their last single to chart here as a duo.

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A Musical Mystery: Is Someone Dropping A Surprise Album?

Tunes for June?

Tunes for June?

It started out as a blind item Thursday night on the trade site HITS Daily Double — the potential for a surprise album to be issued at some point during the first week of June. Immediately, music message boards were buzzing as to whom could be behind such a release. Now, this obviously has no confirmation, it’s merely a suggestion of a rumbling inside this industry, but the potential is huge for another blockbuster dependent on the soloist or band with such an album. I, myself, haven’t a clue as to who it actually is. However, I’m here to give suggestions! Let’s sort this one out together…

  • It could be a diva with a flashy new release. Should the mystery item be something like Adele‘s 25, it could save a 15% drop in albums year-to-date. It may even be capable of selling 1 million copies in its first week as the followup to the Diamond certified 21. There’s also singer Taylor Swift, who is due for a new album at some point this year. Both the country and pop communities would be excited by new music from her. We also have Rihanna, who last year was reported to be involved with two albums seeing a 2014 release date rather than completing a new set for a 2013 date. Finally, there’s Lady Gaga; we’ve heard whispers of an ARTPOP 2 coming at some point, and we’re also likely to see her collaboration effort with Tony Bennett, Cheek To Cheek, this year. Question is, will it be now?
  • It could be a solo rapper. Given the recent $3 billion deal between Apple and Beats By Dre, could we be upon the release of that decade-plus-in-the-making Detox by Dr. Dre? It certainly makes sense given all the news lately, but then again, it’s been pushed back so many times that it may never see the light of day. Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V is also in the running given that a leadoff single is now on the charts; so is his cohort Nicki Minaj with The Pink Print. Both are anticipated after an underperforming Young Money compilation. We also can’t forget about rapper Wiz Khalifa‘s Blacc Hollywood; with no date yet, it could fit in here. Kanye West may be an option as well.
  • It could be act that’s had decades of success and is looking to making some sort of comeback. Madonna‘s name has been thrown around quite a bit since the announcement of a surprise release; she and Katy Perry have been working together recently, and she’s been in the studio with both Avicii and Natalia Kills. Prince recently signed a new deal with his old label Warner Bros. – could this be the first of his new albums for them? There’s also U2, who have released a few tunes since the beginning of the year: “Invisible” and “Ordinary Love” (from the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.) Was their album really pushed back to 2015… or is now the right time to put it out?
  • We also have the performers that could be the ultimate shock. Could you imagine if Gwen Stefani dropped an album out of nowhere? After all, she will be judging on The Voice this season and has been working on some sounds with the other new judge on the panel, Pharrell. Given all their playing at festivals in the last few months, wouldn’t it make sense for Outkast to release an album? Epic has a little momentum (can’t give them too much credit) with the Michael Jackson posthumous effort. What about Justin Bieber in his attempt to silence the critics? What about JoJo and her first album in eight years? Far too many options, so little time to analyze them all.

The curiosity factor is going to go on for some time and I’m not sure I’ve helped things totally, but we’ll see what happens this week! Think it may be someone else? Frank OceanJanet Jackson? Kesha? Let me know! Comment below or find me on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab above.

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