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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 11, 2016

Welcome to the Houserwarming party.

You’re invited to the Houserwarming party.

After two surprise albums dropped last week, this week’s batch of releases may not seem as exciting. However, there are plenty of quality acts making their way into the music marketplace with new music. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • RANDY HOUSER — Fired Up (iTunes)
    • Houser’s certainly on a hot streak! His recent single “We Went” just went to the top of the Country radio chart. It gives him five top five hits in a row, which is, by far, the most successful period for the singer in his career. In fact, his latest album title seems like a pretty good indication of how he’s feeling. Look for it to reach the top ten.
  • 3 DOORS DOWN — Us And The Night (iTunes)
    • The Mississippi band is long past their glory days, but they still have an audience at Active Rock radio with “In The Dark”, currently rising in the top ten. Their last album managed a #3 bow in 2011. The new set will probably enter in the lower part of the top ten.
  • More albums out this week: AURORA‘s All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend (iTunes), Brian Fallon‘s Painkillers (iTunes), Cardiknox‘s Portrait (iTunes), Emmy The Great‘s Second Love (iTunes), Gavin James‘s U.S. release of Bitter Pill (iTunes), Jeff Buckley‘s You And I (iTunes), Killswitch Engage‘s Incarnate (iTunes), Lucius‘s Good Grief (iTunes), Matt Corby‘s Telluric (iTunes), Parachute‘s Wide Awake (iTunes), Pete Yorn‘s ArrangingTime (iTunes), The Wild Feathers‘s Lonely Is A Lifetime (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: gnash‘s Us (:):) (iTunes), Jukebox The Ghost‘s Thump Sessions (iTunes), Kane Brown‘s Chapter 1 (iTunes)

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

  • “Angel”, Jordan Smith (iTunes)
  • “Boombox”, Laura Marano (iTunes)
  • “California Kids”, Weezer (iTunes)
  • “Dangerous Woman”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
  • “Get You Home”, Nick Fradiani (iTunes)
  • “Lights Down Low”, MAX (iTunes)
  • “Like I Would”, Zayn (iTunes)
  • “Misery”, Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
  • “Now That I’ve Found You”, Martin Garrix featuring John & Michel (iTunes)
  • “Sing My Blues Away”, Cheap Trick (iTunes)
  • “Soundtrack To A Six Pack”, The Cadillac Three (iTunes)
  • “Two Feet Off The Ground”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
  • “Where The Hell Are My Friends”, LANY (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Gwen Stefani, Iggy Pop, Jordan Smith and more.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #40-31

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 ten songs on this year’s Top 100, a former American Idol winner, a young performer who auditioned for Idol and had her big break many years later, two songs from an English performer and the incredibly shrinking group that first made my chart as a quintet and is now a trio. Let’s enter into the top 40 with some added trivia and check out the next ten songs on the list…

Causes
040. CAUSES – “Walk On Water”
Label: RCA (U.K.)
Album: Under Bridges That You Built For Me
Peak: #6 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This quartet, led by Rupert Blackman, has one more song to go on the Top 100. Until we “dance” on over to the section of the chart, we have this miraculous musical moment, a title that’s been a hit on the Hot 100 two times before. In 1972, it was Neil Diamond who took his single to #17, and in 1988, Eddie Money took his song up to #9. That’s a whole lot of walking.

Kelly Clarkson
039. KELLY CLARKSON – “Invincible”
Label: RCA
Album: Piece By Piece
Peak: #7 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Clarkson remains the biggest contestant from any American Idol season to rank on my personal chart. 17 of her singles have hit the top ten on my chart, and 25 of her songs have become top 40 hits, way ahead of the act in second place. In my current chart, the title track from her latest album could extend that top ten total to 18 shortly. Stay tuned to see if that happens!

Martin Luke Brown
038. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Take Out Of Me”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: Take Out Of Me (EP)
Peak: #8

Top 40 Trivia: So far, in his short career, Brown has managed to place four singles in my top 40 in a year. I’d say that’s a pretty good start, and one that will hopefully lead him to even more success on the national charts in 2016. Though he hasn’t reached #1 yet, there is a Brown singer that has. In May 2010, it was VV Brown that spent four weeks at the top with “Shark In The Water”.

Ed Sheeran
037. ED SHEERAN – “Photograph”
Label: Atlantic
Album: x
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: When Sheeran’s song hit the top ten on the CHR/Pop chart earlier this year, it became the latest title to reach a top ten peak in three different decades. The other “Photograph” songs to do it were by Ringo Starr (#1, 1973) and Nickelback (#3, 2005). Additionally, “Photograph” by Def Leppard managed a #16 peak in 1983. I guess photos are popular in any decade.

Tori Kelly
036. TORI KELLY – “Nobody Love”
Label: Capitol
Album: Unbreakable Smile
Peak: #6 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Eight of the songs in this year’s Top 100 were a part of iHeartMedia’s On The Verge program, which gives radio stations at a given format a song to play for a minimum of 150 spins with special on-air branding. Kelly’s track is one of four from a CHR/Top 40 campaign, like the previously revealed Conrad Sewell and Prince Royce and a higher release by Nate Ruess.

Delta Rae
035. DELTA RAE – “Scared”
Label: Sire
Album: After It All
Peak: #7 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: They’ve been touring all over the States this year, but luckily, they get to take a breather over the holidays. This sextet from North Carolina is a fantastic live act, and their albums are certainly quality, including their latest set. In fact, it was in the spring that After became the group’s first album to make the Billboard 200. Here’s hoping that their profile continues to rise.

Scott Helman
034. SCOTT HELMAN – “Bungalow”
Label: Warner Bros. (Canada)
Album: Augusta (EP)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: 2015 wasn’t the biggest of years for Canadian-born artists on my top 40, but Helman, who lives in Toronto, had a solid debut with a track that just missed hitting the top ten on the Hot AC chart up north. Only Carly Rae Jepsen and Shawn Mendes managed to rank higher on my year-end list. Both “Machine” and “That Sweater” off his EP are now charting in Canada.

Years & Years
033. YEARS & YEARS – “Desire”
Label: Interscope
Album: Communion
Peak: #2 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This single from the English trio was the third to be released from their debut album and their first to break the top 40 in their native United Kingdom. That was in November of 2014. Almost a year later, in September, the song impacted pop radio in the U.S. and unfortunately tanked harder than their previous single, “King”. Can the trio have a proper U.S. hit in 2016?

Parachute
032. PARACHUTE – “Crave”
Label: Vanguard
Album: (single only)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: “Crave” was co-written by the leader of a former Adam’s Top 40 act. It’s the Gabe Dixon Band, and their one charting song, “Till You’re Gone”, peaked at #35 in the fall of 2008. Dixon, who now releases as a solo artist, is currently based in Nashville. (Another co-writer, Jamie Hartman, just missed making my chart in late 2007 as the lead vocalist of Ben’s Brother.)

Martin Luke Brown
031. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Nostalgia”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: (single only)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: A few of the acts that made this year’s Top 100 countdown were featured in the Introducing rotation slot on the weekly playlist compiled by the heads of BBC Radio 1. This slot, which a song holds for just a week, enables a new artist to receive seven spins across several different shows. Brown’s great song was played in October 2014 and led to his current record contract.

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 30 through 21, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 5, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

Another post, another Ghost.

DEBUTS
40. Jake Owen – Real Life
39. Family Of The Year – Make You Mine | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. X Ambassadors – Renegades (39)
22. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (32) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
17. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (12) | PEAK: #10
09. ROMANS – Uh Huh (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Parachute – Crave (05) | PEAK: #04
07. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Causes – Walk On Water (1)
2. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (2)
3. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (3)
4. Daya – Hide Away (7)
5. Life Of Dillon – Dreams (10)
6. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (8)
7. New Politics – West End Kids (5)
8. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (-)
9. The Heydaze – Dumb (-)
10. Little Mix – Black Magic (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (new)
Beck – Dreams
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me
Coasts – Oceans
CRO – Dream (new)
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer (new)
Django Django – Shake And Tremble
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
FLETCHER – War Paint (new)
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (new)
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers
Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars (new)
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun (new)
Scott Helman – That Sweater
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Architect Of Ruin
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break) (new)
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s top ten is pretty active with several songs headed upward, including two tracks entering into the region. Up 11-9 is newcomer ROMANS with “Uh Huh”, now officially impacting Hot AC radio in the U.S. in two weeks. Also up two spots is the latest from Kelly Clarkson, “Invincible”, moving 12-10. She’ll be looking for her third #1 with the song that is now her 17th top ten hit on my chart.
  • The California group named Family Of The Year has this week’s Highest Debut, coming in at #39 with “Make You Mine”. It’s the first single from their forthcoming self-titled album, due September 4. It’s also their first release to make my top 40 since the fall of 2013, when former top ten “St. Croix” (#7) fell out of the survey.
  • One notch below them is Jake Owen‘s “Real Life”, new at #40 this week. The Florida performer has been making Country hits since 2006, but this is his first to break my chart. It has a strong mid-to-late 90’s Alternative radio production to it, and that could lead to some big crossover play soon. Stay tuned.
  • Next week should see at least two debuts lighting up the chart, with potential second hits from two bands, Causes and Life Of Dillon, looking like frontrunners at the moment. Could newcomers Daya or The Heydaze steal one of those coveted slots? Find out on Sunday.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 28, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

Another toast to the Ghost.

DEBUTS
39. X Ambassadors – Renegades
38. Lions Head – Begging | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. John Newman – Come And Get It (38)
32. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (31)
11. ROMANS – Uh Huh (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Saint Motel – My Type (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Parachute – Crave (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Causes – Walk On Water (7)
2. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (2)
3. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (4)
4. Family Of The Year – Make You Mine (6)
5. New Politics – West End Kids (5)
6. Allen Stone – Freedom (3)
7. Daya – Hide Away (8)
8. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (10)
9. Jake Owen – Real Life (-)
10. Life Of Dillon – Dreams (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Beck – Dreams
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town (new)
Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (new)
Coasts – Oceans
Day Wave – Drag
Django Django – Shake And Tremble
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night (new)
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep (new)
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
Karmin – Didn’t Know You
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers
Little Mix – Black Magic (new)
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (new)
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Skinny Days – Alright Right Now
The Heydaze – Dumb (new)
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Architect Of Ruin
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • Locked in at #1 for a fifth week is the trio Jukebox The Ghost and “Postcard”, which now gives them the longest-running #1 song during the 2015 chart year (at least thus far.) The last song to spend that much time at the top was by singer Jamie Scott and “Unbreakable”, which lasted six weeks in late 2014. How long will this Ghost haunt my house of hits? Their treat may pull off more tricks, so stay tuned!
  • Duran Duran, Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers land this week’s Biggest Mover, “Pressure Off”, up 40-32. It leads off Paper Gods, which is out in the U.S. on September 18, though it’ll be released in Europe a week earlier. Though the group’s biggest hits ranked in the 1980’s, they’ve collected two #1’s on my chart with 2005’s “What Happens Tomorrow” and 2011’s “All You Need Is Now”.
  • Both of the week’s debuts are by new duos or groups to my top 40, and the highest, at #38, is by the American-German duo called Lions Head, consisting of Ignacio Uriarte and Filip Bakija. “Begging” is reacting nicely on sites such as SoundCloud, where the original version and two remixes have been streamed in excess of 470,000 times. That’s a mighty musical roar.
  • The other entry on this week’s chart is the current #1 song on the Alternative chart. “Renegades” by X Ambassadors bows in at #39. The quartet’s album, VHS, is due on Tuesday. Though their run was heavily aided by iHeartMedia’s On The Verge artist integration program at the format, their crossover attempt at Hot AC radio is not.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 21, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

They have one spooky single.

DEBUTS
40. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off
39. Anderson East – Satisfy Me
38. John Newman – Come And Get It
37. Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Phases – I’m In Love With My Life (38)
31. Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (35)
26. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Rob Thomas – Trust You (27)
17. ROMANS – Uh Huh (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Years & Years – King (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Saint Motel – My Type (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Parachute – Crave (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lions Head – Begging (8)
2. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (4)
3. Allen Stone – Freedom (3)
4. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (6)
5. New Politics – West End Kids (5)
6. Family Of The Year – Make You Mine (-)
7. Causes – Walk On Water (-)
8. Daya – Hide Away (9)
9. X Ambassadors – Renegades (-)
10. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules (new)
Beck – Dreams
Coasts – Oceans
Day Wave – Drag
Django Django – Shake And Tremble
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
Jake Owen – Real Life (new)
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
Karmin – Didn’t Know You
Katharine McPhee – Lick My Lips
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Life Of Dillon – Dreams (new)
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Scott Helman – That Sweater (new)
Skinny Days – Alright Right Now
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Architect Of Ruin
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s top new entry is from a solo singer who once charted as a part of The Wanted. The English quintet went on a hiatus last year, but 22-year-old Nathan Sykes is ready to go with some solo material. “Kiss Me Quick” debuts at #37 and goes for adds at CHR radio on Tuesday, though it’s already been added to a few stations before its impact. “Kiss” is also the second song to make my chart through Global Entertainment’s label, the first being Lawson‘s “Roads” (#20) in March.
  • The last time John Newman charted on my top 40 was in the spring of 2014, when he went to #14 with “Losing Sleep”. It was one of three singles to ride the survey from his debut album, Tribute, though only one of them, “Love Me Again”, was a pop radio hit in the States. Now, his fourth top 40 hit and first from his forthcoming sophomore set lands at #38 this week, “Come And Get It”. For the record, it’s not a hot Badfinger or Selena Gomez cover.
  • Newcomer Anderson East is about to release his album titled Delilah on July 10, and the first single from it is new at #39 this week. “Satisfy Me” is current gaining at Triple A radio as the performer continues on tour with the John Butler Trio  through the middle of July. It was also just announced this week that he will be touring with The Lone Bellow in the fall.
  • Finally, new at #40 is a superstar collaboration from Duran Duran, Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers. “Pressure Off” just premiered on Friday, so expect a quick climb for the single in the coming weeks. It leads off Paper Gods, which is out in the U.S. on September 18. “Pressure” is the band’s first entry on my chart since 2011’s “Leave A Light On” (#22).

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 14, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

The hits from Ghost to Ghost.

DEBUTS
38. Phases – I’m In Love With My Life

TOP GAINERS
35. Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (40)
33. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (39)
30. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (35)
27. Rob Thomas – Trust You (33)
21. ROMANS – Uh Huh (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
18. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Years & Years – King (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. Saint Motel – My Type (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Parachute – Crave (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anderson East – Satisfy Me (1)
2. Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick (3)
3. Allen Stone – Freedom (2)
4. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (4)
5. New Politics – West End Kids (5)
6. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (8)
7. John Newman – Come And Get It (10)
8. Lions Head – Begging (-)
9. Daya – Hide Away (9)
10. Hilary Duff – Sparks (6)

In The Mix:
Beck – Dreams (new)
Causes – Walk On Water
Coasts – Oceans
Day Wave – Drag
Django Django – Shake And Tremble
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
Family Of The Year – Make You Mine (new)
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Jarryd James – Do You Remember
Jasmine Thompson – Adore (new)
Karmin – Didn’t Know You
Katharine McPhee – Lick My Lips
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day (new)
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Skinny Days – Alright Right Now (new)
Steven Tyler – Love Is Your Name
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Architect Of Ruin (new)
X Ambassadors – Renegades
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a truly international top three again this week, with Jukebox The Ghost representing for the United States at #1, the quartet Causes out of the Netherlands at #2, and Ireland’s Gavin James jumping up four spots to #3. “Postcard” is stuck like a stamp to my musical memo for the third week in a row, but both “Teach Me How To Dance With You” and “The Book Of Love” could become #1 contenders in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to see what happens on the top 40.
  • For the second week in a row, newcomer ROMANS says “Uh Huh” to taking the week’s Biggest Mover, leaping seven spots to #21. The English singer/songwriter shared a few pictures this week of his time working in the studio with Naughty Boy and Labrinth. Two songs also move up six notches: “Gold In The Summertime” by Matt Nathanson (39-33) and “Trust You” by Rob Thomas (33-27). Look for all three to keep moving in the right direction next week.
  • This week’s sole new entry is from an act that used to call themselves JJAMZ, but none of their jams made it onto my chart. Fast forward to the current day and they’re now called Phases, a Los Angeles quartet led by Z Berg, who is the daughter of music exec and producer Tony Berg. He’s best known for his part in top 40 tracks for acts like Bette Midler and Michael Penn. Berg’s daughter’s band lands at at #38 with “I’m In Love With My Life”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 7, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

A Ghost with the most.

DEBUTS
40. Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us
39. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Rob Thomas – Trust You (39)
28. ROMANS – Uh Huh (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (28)
15. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (20)
07. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Matt Woods – In The Dark (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (13) | PEAK: #07
06. Years & Years – King (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Parachute – Crave (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Saint Motel – My Type (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anderson East – Satisfy Me (1)
2. Allen Stone – Freedom (2)
3. Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick (5)
4. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (7)
5. New Politics – West End Kids (6)
6. Hilary Duff – Sparks (8)
7. Phases – I’m In Love With My Life (-)
8. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (-)
9. Daya – Hide Away (-)
10. John Newman – Come And Get It (-)

In The Mix:
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Causes – Walk On Water (new)
Coasts – Oceans
Day Wave – Drag
Django Django – Shake And Tremble
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (new)
Karmin – Didn’t Know You
Katharine McPhee – Lick My Lips
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Lions Head – Begging (new)
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Steven Tyler – Love Is Your Name
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
X Ambassadors – Renegades
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • Last week’s top new entry is now the Biggest Mover of the week, “Uh Huh”, by newcomer ROMANS. It leaps 36-28 on the chart and looks like it could be top ten bound next month. Other notable movers on the survey include “The Book Of Love” by Gavin James, climbing 13-7, and “Trust You” from Rob Thomas, up 39-33. James’s song is his first entry on my list, while Thomas’s hit is his 22nd to reach my chart.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from a singer who was born in my home state: Massachusetts. Matt Nathanson is back with a great song for season, “Gold In The Summertime”, new at #39 this week. The singer originally from Lexington, but now a San Francisco, California resident, is looking for his third #1 on my top 40. His first two were “Car Crash” and “Faster”.
  • With two hits on this week’s survey, Tori Kelly may be falling with “Nobody Love”, but she debuts at #40 with the second single from Unbreakable Smile, “Should’ve Been Us”. It was the Most Added track on CHR radio during the past week, but with an unusually low total of 27 adds. The 22-year-old’s album is due out on June 23.

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