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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 25, 2018

More Troye to enjoy.

DEBUTS
40. Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In
33. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (40)
29. Bishop Briggs – White Flag (34)
23. Paramore – Rose-Colored Boy (29)
22. Echosmith – Over My Head (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Taylor Swift – Delicate (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lissie – Best Days (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Dua Lipa – IDGAF (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 – Wait (06) | PEAK: #05
06. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (03) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
05. George Ezra – Paradise (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Niall Horan – On The Loose (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Troye Sivan – My My My! (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (1)
2. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (3)
3. In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You) (7)
4. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (2)
5. Sigrid – Strangers (6)
6. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (10)
7. Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (5)
8. Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely (8)
9. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (4)
10. Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – Capital Letters (9)

In The Mix:
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up
Bon Jovi – When We Were Us
Donovan Woods – Burn That Bridge (new)
James Bay – Pink Lemonade
Jesse McCartney – Better With You (new)
Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (new)
Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special
Panic! At The Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night) (new)
P!nk – Whatever You Want (new)
Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (new)
The Driver Era – Preacher Man (new)
Years & Years – Sanctify

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to 19-year-old Shawn Mendes, new at #33 with “In My Blood”. It’s his sixth entry on my chart, the biggest of which was a three-week #1 from last summer, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. His third album is due later this year, which also features “Lost In Japan”, a groovy tune that debuted alongside “Blood” late last week. A second new entry is in at #40: charting with their first entry in just under six years, Snow Patrol returns with “Don’t Give In”, giving the group their seventh top 40 hit since 2006. Their biggest of the seven came that year, a four-week #1 called “Chasing Cars”. On May 25, the band is releasing their upcoming studio album, Wildness. It’s great to have them back!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 19-20, 2018)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are the five new tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJR featuring RIVERS CUOMO – “Sober Up” (S-Curve/Hollywood) (formerly BMG/RED)
Album: The Click (2017)
Past T40 History: The family trio has two mid-charting top 40 entries to date: 2014’s “I’m Ready” (#25) and 2017’s “Weak” (#27).

ECHOSMITH – “Over My Head” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Inside A Dream (2018)
Past T40 History: Another family trio, once a quartet, is looking for their first top ten song since 2014’s “Cool Kids”, which hit #9.

G-EAZY featuring CHARLIE PUTH – “Sober” (RCA)
Album: The Beautiful & Damned (2017)
Past T40 History: Both artists now have two #1 singles at the format to date, as G-Eazy’s “Him & I” (with Halsey) holds at the top.

KHALID & NORMANI – “Love Lies” (RCA)
Album: Love, Simon (Soundtrack) (2018)
Past T40 History: Khalid has four top 40 entries to date, but Normani (of Fifth Harmony) has never ranked here with a solo song.

PARAMORE – “Rose-Colored Boy” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
Album: After Laughter (2017)
Past T40 History: “Boy” is the second pop radio single from their newest release; the first, “Hard Times”, peaked at #42 last June.

Next week: a collaboration from Eminem and Kehlani is the only song (so far) impacting at the format.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 18, 2018

Sivan is ser-van’ the hits.

DEBUTS
40. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)
39. Phillip Phillips – Into The Wild | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Bishop Briggs – White Flag (39)
31. Echosmith – Over My Head (36)
29. Paramore – Rose-Colored Boy (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Taylor Swift – Delicate (32) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks (tie)
20. Rozzi – Never Over You (25)
17. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
13. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lissie – Best Days (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (04) | PEAK: #02
07. George Ezra – Paradise (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Maroon 5 – Wait (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Niall Horan – On The Loose (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
02. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Troye Sivan – My My My! (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (1)
2. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (3)
3. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (6)
4. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (5)
5. Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (7)
6. Sigrid – Strangers (-)
7. In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You) (-)
8. Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely (-)
9. Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – Capital Letters (-)
10. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up
Bon Jovi – When We Were Us
Coin – Growing Pains
James Bay – Pink Lemonade
Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special
Years & Years – Sanctify

Chart Notes:

  • After reaching #9 last year with “Miles”, Phillip Phillips returns with the follow-up, “Into The Wild”, new at #39. Both titles can be found on Phillips’s most recent release, Collateral. (It’s not a hot Connell Cruise cover, but that single peaked at #27 on my chart three years ago.) A spot below him, at #40, is a soundtrack single by Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers. Taken from the film Love, Simon, which opened on Friday, “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)” heads for adds at the Alternative format Tuesday. Bleachers has been to #1 twice on my chart, while fun. (which Antonoff also played in) scored three chart-toppers in 2012 and 2013.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 11, 2018

Still “My” choice.

DEBUTS
40. Walk The Moon – Kamikaze
39. Bishop Briggs – White Flag
38. Paramore – Rose-Colored Boy | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Taylor Swift – Delicate (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (31)
18. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (07) | PEAK: #02
09. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan – On The Loose (11) | PEAK: #08
07. George Ezra – Paradise (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Wait (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (03) | PEAK: #02
03. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Troye Sivan – My My My! (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (4)
2. Phillip Phillips – Into The Wild (3)
3. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (1)
4. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (6)
5. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (2)
6. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (7)
7. Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (10)
8. Coin – Growing Pains (8)
9. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (5)
10. Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back
Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely
Bon Jovi – When We Were Us
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – Capital Letters
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
James Bay – Pink Lemonade (new)
Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling (new)
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special
Years & Years – Sanctify (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Debuts from Bishop Briggs, Paramore and Walk The Moon all make the top 40 this week, one of which is the follow-up single to a giant chart-topper from late last year. The highest of those three tracks, Paramore’s “Rose-Colored Boy”, colors the chart with a dazzling #38 debut. It’s the second song to enter the top 40 from their After Laughter set; “Hard Times” reached #4 last year. Female soloist Briggs is next, waving her “White Flag” into the #39 spot. It follows “Dream”, which stalled at #15 for two weeks in December. (It was last week’s Most Added song at the Alternative format.) Finally, the Moon men from Ohio walk in at #40 with “Kamikaze”, which gives them two of my top 40 hits of the week. “One Foot”, which had a great run of six weeks at #1 in November and December, moves back up to #15 in its 25th week on the chart. (Look for the song to easily land at the 30-week mark in April.)

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2017: Part Three, 30-11

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. 2017 was certainly a year of considerable change in many different industries: media, politics, etc., and that change was reflected in much of the music that was released this year. In fact, “Never Change” gives a new Irish duo, Picture This, their first song to reach my year-end survey. Luckily, “Love” was still felt throughout the year, featured in the titles of songs from Andy Grammer, John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson and more. “Money” was on the mind of Jack Antonoff from Bleachers, as well as the four guys from Foster The People. You already know that I played songs from Harry Styles and Paramore about a million “Times”, while Lorde and MUNA found “Places” to rest on the survey earlier this year, but where will they “Place” here?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s get back to the countdown. Check out the next 20 songs on my Top 100 of 2017…

The 2017 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 4, 2016 to the chart dated November 26, 2017. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks charted in the top 40 and top ten. 176 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 168 that did so in 2016.

30. HAIM, “Want You Back”
Album: Something To Tell You
Label: Columbia
Peak: #5
Weeks: 22

29. DUA LIPA, “New Rules”
Album: Dua Lipa
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 20+ (17 applied to 2017 ranking)

28. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Doing It For The Money”
Album: Sacred Hearts Club
Label: Columbia
Peak: #6
Weeks: 20

27. PARAMORE, “Hard Times”
Album: After Laughter
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Peak: #4
Weeks: 20

26. NOAH KAHAN, “Young Blood”
Album: TBA
Label: Republic
Peak: #5
Weeks: 21

25. NEW POLITICS, “One Of Us”
Album: Lost In Translation
Label: Crush Music/Warner Bros.
Peak: #5
Weeks: 21

24. JOHN MAYER, “Love On The Weekend”
Album: The Search For Everything
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3
Weeks: 21 (19 applied to 2017 ranking)

23. P!NK, “What About Us”
Album: Beautiful Trauma
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for three weeks
Weeks: 19+ (16 applied to 2017 ranking)

22. THE SCRIPT, “Rain”
Album: Freedom Child
Label: Columbia
Peak: #2
Weeks: 23 (20 applied to 2017 ranking)

21. MILEY CYRUS, “Malibu”
Album: Younger Now
Label: RCA
Peak: #2
Weeks: 21

20. JULIA BRENNAN, “Inner Demons”
Album: Inner Demons (EP)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3
Weeks: 24 (23 applied to 2017 ranking)

19. GEORGE EZRA, “Don’t Matter Now”
Album: TBA
Label: Columbia
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22

18. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer”
Album: EVOLVE
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #3
Weeks: 22

17. LP, “Lost On You”
Album: Lost On You
Label: Vagrant/BMG/RCA
Peak: #2
Weeks: 25 (20 applied to 2017 ranking)

16. JAMES TW, “Ex”
Album: TBA
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

15. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge”
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia
Peak: #1 for three weeks
Weeks: 27 (21 applied to 2017 ranking)

14. KATY PERRY featuring SKIP MARLEY, “Chained To The Rhythm”
Album: Witness
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for four weeks
Weeks: 21

13. ARCADE FIRE, “Everything Now”
Album: Everything Now
Label: Columbia
Peak: #2
Weeks: 23

12. LIAM PAYNE, “Strip That Down”
Album: TBA
Label: Republic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 23

11. LORDE, “Green Light”
Album: Melodrama
Label: Lava/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 23

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2017 tomorrow…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 16, 2017

Niall or nothing.

DEBUTS
39. The Script – Rain
38. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (40)
32. Zedd & Liam Payne – Get Low (38)
29. Katy Perry – Save As Draft (34)
28. Kesha – Praying (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions (31)
21. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. Tom Walker – Just You And I (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (07) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Paramore – Hard Times (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (1)
2. Dean Lewis – Waves (2)
3. LP – No Witness (5)
4. Lights – Giants (9)
5. All Time Low – Good Times (6)
6. Billy Raffoul – Driver (4)
7. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (7)
8. Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (8)
9. The All-American Rejects – Sweat (10)
10. BANNERS – Someone To You (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Two Fux
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Echosmith – Goodbye (new)
Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale (new)
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Secret Weapons – Ghost
The Killers – The Man
The Struts – One Night Only (new)
Vance Joy – Lay It On Me (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to “Sorry Not Sorry” from Demi Lovato, which definitely doesn’t have to apologize for it launching at the #38 position on the chart. The song debuted on Tuesday, hitting its #2 peak within hours on iTunes, while it impacts at the Top 40 format this coming Tuesday. (You’ll hear much more about it in the Add Lib report that night.) “Sorry” is expected to appear on her forthcoming sixth studio album, though a release date is not known at this time.
  • One spot below Lovato is the latest entry on my personal chart for The Script, the Irish trio with an impressive six #1 hits to date. The forecast calls for some “Rain”, as it falls on the #39 spot. The guys have ten top ten hits in a row, every single one of chart entries since 2009. By the way, this is not a hot Creed remake, but their “Rain” hit #20 on my chart in January 2010.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 9, 2017

Headed in a good Direction.

DEBUTS
40. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts
39. Loote – High Without Your Love
38. Zedd & Liam Payne – Get Low
37. Kesha – Praying | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Katy Perry – Save As Draft (40)
27. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (34) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
26. James Arthur – Can I Be Him (31)
23. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (28)
21. Mondo Cozmo – Automatic (26)
12. Lorde – Perfect Places (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Tom Walker – Just You And I (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
06. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Paramore – Hard Times (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (2)
2. Dean Lewis – Waves (8)
3. Hanson – I Was Born (3)
4. Billy Raffoul – Driver (5)
5. LP – No Witness (9)
6. All Time Low – Good Times (6)
7. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (7)
8. Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (10)
9. Lights – Giants (-)
10. The All-American Rejects – Sweat (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Two Fux
BANNERS – Someone To You
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Secret Weapons – Ghost
The Killers – The Man

Chart Notes:

  • Two solo releases, two #1 songs: Niall Horan hits another home run with “Slow Hands”, up a notch from 2-1. His first track to reach the top spot on my chart was “This Town”, which spent its one week there in mid-December of last year. It looks like his first album won’t be out until the middle of the fall, so allow me to cry a few tears into my phone… (I’m sure it’ll be a great listen whenever it appears.) When it comes to Irish acts, The Script still leads with the most #1 songs (six) on my survey.
  • A powerful single from Kesha‘s upcoming album Rainbow premiered on Thursday, and it comes in as the Highest Debut on my personal chart this week. “Praying” leaps in at #37. The song was co-written by the singer, Ryan Lewis, Ben Abraham and Andrew Joslyn. The August 11 release looks to be a very diverse set, including collaborations with Dolly Parton and Eagles Of Death Metal, as well as the horn section from The Dap-Kings, who were led by the late Sharon Jones.
  • DJ/producer Zedd and singer Liam Payne team up on a hot new collaboration called “Get Low”, coming in at #38. Payne’s first solo hit, “Strip That Down”, advances from 8-5 this week and could reach the top spot sometime in August. The 23-year-old singer is one of two members from One Direction to debut on my latest chart, the second of whom also scores with two songs in the top 40. What can I say? It’s good to be them.
  • There are another two debuts below those titles in the countdown: at #39, Loote‘s “High Without Your Love” marks the first top 40 song for the male-female duo from New York City. A spot lower, at #40, Harry Styles claims his second solo hit with “Two Ghosts”. It’s the second radio single from his self-titled album; “Sign Of The Times”, a recent #1, now falls from 4-8.

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