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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 11, 2013

“True” jams.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 11, 2013…

Debuts:
40. KATY PERRY, “Roar”
39. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World”
38. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem”

Biggest Mover:
MIKA featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Popular Song” (39-27, twelve spots)

10. SARA BAREILLES, “Brave” (down 4)
Album: The Blessed Unrest (2013, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

09. FAMILY OF THE YEAR, “St. Croix” (up 1)
Album: Loma Vista (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (down 3)
Album: Random Access Memories (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

07. PASSENGER, “Holes” (up 4)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises” (up 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Her Favorite Song” (down 3)
Album: Where Does This Door Go (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (up 4)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “What If” (up 1)
Album: Bookmarks (2013, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (up 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

01. P!NK featuring LILY ROSE COOPER, “True Love” (steady, second week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 28, 2017

Now is the time for chart glory.

There’s a sizable Fire burning among the albums being released this week, and plenty of notable names from the worlds of pop, rap and rock music. Here are the albums and singles you need to know this Friday:

ARCADE FIRE – Everything Now (iTunes)
With two #1 albums in a row, it’s no surprise that the fifth studio release by this Canadian sextet is the leading contender for the top spot next week. The title track from it is currently in the top 20 on the Alternative chart, and #1 on the Triple A list. Many of the reviews for it appear to be mixed thus far, though it’s still early on in the process.

CAGE THE ELEPHANT – Unpeeled (iTunes)
Led by the single “Whole Wide World”, this is a new live album by the Kentucky band, featuring both singles and album cuts off their past studio albums. Their previous release, 2015’s Tell Me I’m Pretty, had a top 30 peak and gave them two #1 titles on the Alternative chart. Will this set achieve the same results? Stay tuned!

JULIA MICHAELS – Nervous System (iTunes)
This singer has plenty of notable hits to her credit as a songwriter, and she entered the top ten on both Hot AC and Top 40 radio earlier this year with “Issues”. Now, follow-up “Uh Huh” is making some solid gains at the latter format. You’ll find these singles and more on this seven-song set.

More albums out this week: Aminé‘s Good For You (iTunes), Coast Modern‘s Coast Modern (iTunes), Jillette Johnson‘s All I Ever See In You Is Me (iTunes), Joe Nichols‘s Never Gets Old (iTunes), Joywave‘s Content (iTunes), Luke Christopher‘s TMRWFRVR (iTunes), Passenger‘s The Boy Who Cried Wolf (iTunes), Vic Mensa‘s The Autobiography (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: PHANGS‘s Get In My Arms (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“95”, Picture This (iTunes)
“All The Ways To Say Goodbye”, Mitch James (iTunes)
“Are We There Yet”, Timeflies featuring Chase Rice (iTunes)
“Beatnik Trip”, Gin Wigmore (iTunes)
“Boys”, Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Cages”, needtobreathe (iTunes)
“Caught In The Middle”, Anastacia (iTunes)
“Champagne Supernova”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Cloud Riders”, Tori Amos (iTunes)
“Come At Me”, DEV (iTunes)
“Complicated”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. David Guetta featuring Kiiara (iTunes)
“Do Re Mi”, Blackbear featuring Gucci Mane (iTunes)
“Either Way”, Snakehips & Anne-Marie featuring Joey Bada$$ (iTunes)
“England Lost” and “Gotta Get A Grip”, Mick Jagger (iTunes)
“Faded Heart”, BØRNS (iTunes)
“F.D.N.”, Dreezy (iTunes)
“Happy Love (SAINT WKND Remix)”, ROMANS (iTunes)
“Heaven”, State Of Sound (iTunes)
“High Without Your Love (Bender Remix)”, Loote (iTunes)
“I Am Not A Trend (No Rules)”, Michael Blume (iTunes)
“It’s You”, Wrabel & Magical Thinker (iTunes)
“Learn To Let Go”, Kesha (iTunes)
“Living Now”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Love In Ruins”, Gryffin featuring Sinead Harnett (iTunes)
“Marmalade”, Macklemore featuring Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Midnight”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“My Boy”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“No Stopping You”, Brett Eldredge (iTunes)
“On My Mind”, James Cherry (iTunes)
“Please Keep Loving Me”, James TW (iTunes)
“Rose”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“Run For Cover”, The Killers (iTunes)
“Rx”, Theory Of A Deadman (iTunes)
“Sober”, Cheat Codes & Nicky Romero (iTunes)
“So Close (THANKS Remix)”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Streets Of Gold”, Isaiah (iTunes)
“Sun Comes Out”, Decco x Leo Stannard (iTunes)
“Too Good”, Marsicans (iTunes)
“Unforgettable”, Thomas Rhett (iTunes)
“Wanna Know Love (Piano Version)”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
“Would You Ever”, Skrillex featuring Poo Bear (iTunes)
“You Da Baddest”, Future featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 8, 2014

“Home” on the countdown.

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 June 8, 2014…

Debuts:
40. JESS GLYNNE, “Right Here”
39. US THE DUO, “No Matter Where You Are”

Biggest Movers:
YOUNG RISING SONS, “High” (40-33)

10. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (down 2)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (up 5)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

08. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (up 2)
Album: I Wanna Feel (single) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (steady, second week)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (steady, second week)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (steady, third week)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

04. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (down 2)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (up 1)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (up 1)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 19, 2013

“Go” back with “Us”.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 19, 2013…

Debuts:
39. OLLY MURS, “Dear Darlin'”
38. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRUNO MARS, “Treasure” (33-24, nine spots)

10. P!NK featuring NATE RUESS, “Just Give Me A Reason” (down 2)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. FUN., “Why Am I The One?” (steady, second week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “People Like Us” (up 3)
Album: Greatest Hits – Chapter One (2012, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. MATT HIRES, “Restless Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: This World Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend (2013, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE featuring NELLY, “Cruise (Remix)” (steady, second week)
Album: Here’s To The Good Times… This Is How We Roll (2013, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Out Of My League” (down 3)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

04. MICHAEL BUBLE, “It’s A Beautiful Day” (down 1)
Album: To Be Loved (2013, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Crazy All My Life” (up 2)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Mirrors” (up 2)
Album: The 20/20 Experience (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (steady, second week)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 19, 2017

Swiftly taking the top spot.

Swiftly taking the top spot.

DEBUTS
39. Take That – Giants
35. Maroon 5 – Cold
33. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You
32. James TW – Ex | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
22. Imagine Dragons – Believer (28)
16. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #7 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Julia Michaels – Issues (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Passenger – Anywhere (11) | PEAK: #09
08. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Daniel Powter – Delicious (06) | PEAK: #06
05. MUNA – I Know A Place (05) | PEAK: #05
04. LP – Lost On You (03) | PEAK: #02
03. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (2)
2. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (1)
3. Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic (5)
4. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (4)
5. JP Cooper – September Song (-)
6. Alice Merton – No Roots (3)
7. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (9)
8. Skip Marley – Lions (-)
9. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (6)
10. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (10)

In The Mix:
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
MisterWives – Machine (new)
Ruth B – Superficial Love (new)
Tavish Crowe – Fire
The Band Perry – Stay In The Dark
Wrabel – Bloodstain (new)

Chart Notes:

  • There’s a new one at the top this week! ZAYN and Taylor Swift‘s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” marches up a notch, giving Malik his third #1 on my chart, while Swift lands her seventh. As a result, the Fifty Shades Of Grey franchise (this song being from Fifty Shades Darker) is now the only series of films to have #1 hits on my chart from each of its two (so far) companion soundtracks. “Don’t” is also in the top three on the CHR/Top 40 chart. Should it reach #1 there, it’ll be the first male-female duet from a film to hit the top since Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle‘s “A Whole New World” (from Aladdin) in 1993.
  • He has a former #1 track that’s still in the countdown after 26 weeks, and he takes this week’s Highest Debut. For 19-year-old James TW, I’d say that’s a pretty great start to his run on Adam’s Top 40. “Ex” marks the spot at #32, following “When You Love Someone”, which slips to #23 on the current chart. “Ex” was co-written with Nolan Sipe, who claims has fifth (including previous single “When”) top 40 single on my chart as a writer.
  • “I Believe In You” is the latest single from chart regular Michael Bublé, and I certainly believe in it. It makes its entrance at #33. Bublé topped my list for four weeks with “Nobody But Me” last September and October, becoming his fifth #1 since the single “Everything” reached the top in June 2007. A music video starring dancer Derek Hough debuted earlier this month. It looks to pass four million views on YouTube soon.
  • Though Maroon 5 continues to reach the top ten on my chart fairly consistently, they haven’t hit #1 in just under five years. Will their new single “Cold” be the one to make some moves into the top spot? It’s too early to tell, but the song does make a debut at #35 this week. Their previous single, “Don’t Wanna Know”, reached #1 on both the CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC charts recently.
  • Finally, at #39, is a new entry from Take That. “Giants” is the lead single from their upcoming album Wonderland, which is due on March 24. The guys are the only act in the history of my chart to reach the top ten as a trio, quartet and quintet. Their current single is the fourth to make my top 40 under their current arrangement as a trio, as well as their 12th overall.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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FLASHBACK: Commanders-In-Chart, 2009-2017

On my ballot of bops.

On my ballot of bops.

Saying farewell to a President is hard after eight years in office. In fact, a number of us are saying “don’t leave.” Still, there are people out there who desire a change, someone who more accurately fits their views. Though I don’t get too political on here, I got to vote in my first election in 2008, and I was happy to vote for President Obama both then and in 2012. Needless to say, I appreciated his time and effort in office, and thank him for the work he did. (Let’s be respectful on here, kids, we can all have differing opinions.)

As January 20 brings new leadership and a new sense of uncertainty to many people in the U.S., I thought it would be nice to address something that is certain, at least when it comes my top 40. During the past eight years, a lot of memorable songs reached the #1 spot on my chart, but just a dozen claimed runs of seven weeks or higher at the summit. It takes strong leadership, whether you’re running the country or a personal chart, to build momentum and keep on top, and that’s what these excellent tracks did. Sure, at least a few of these songs didn’t get the national attention that I hoped they would, but as far as my musical universe goes, they’re all classics. What songs will hold this long at #1 during the next president’s time in Washington? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

For now, enjoy all these musical treasures from January 2009 to January 2017: the presidents of pop, the leaders of longevity and all the other members of the chart cabinet.

SEVEN WEEKS
Coldplay
COLDPLAY, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”
July 10, 2011 – August 21, 2011
Album: Mylo Xyloto
Label: Capitol

Gotye and Kimbra
GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
February 12, 2012 – March 25, 2012
Album: Making Mirrors
Label: Universal Republic

A Great Big World
A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home”
May 11, 2014 – June 22, 2014
Album: Is There Anybody Out There?
Label: Epic

Jukebox The Ghost
JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard”
May 31, 2015 – July 12, 2015
Album: The Great Unknown
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope

Adele
ADELE, “Hello”
November 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia

James TW
JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone”
October 23, 2016 – December 4, 2016
Album: First Impressions (EP)
Label: Island/Republic

EIGHT WEEKS
The Script
THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”
March 29, 2009 – May 17, 2009
Album: The Script
Label: Epic

Rob Thomas
ROB THOMAS, “Her Diamonds”
May 24, 2009 – July 12, 2009
Album: cradlesong
Label: Atlantic

Fun.
FUN., “Some Nights”
July 22, 2012 – September 9, 2012
Album: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic

FUN., “Carry On”
December 2, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Album: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic

ELEVEN WEEKS
Lady Antebellum
LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now”
January 17, 2010 – March 28, 2010
Album: Need You Now
Label: Capitol Nashville

TWELVE WEEKS
Passenger
PASSENGER, “Let Her Go”
May 12, 2013 – July 28, 2013
Album: All The Little Lights
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (January 2017)

Radio Report - January 2017

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 during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in January in this month’s Radio Report:

ONEREPUBLIC – “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (Mosley/Interscope, January 9 – Hot AC)
Album: Oh My My (2016)
Past HAC History: Since 2007, Ryan Tedder and crew have been regulars on the chart. This should become their 14th top 40 song.

HEMBREE – “Holy Water” (Ribbon Music, January 10 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: From Kansas City, this male trio is a new name here. A handful of tastemakers on the panel have started to air it.

NOAH CYRUS featuring LABRINTH – “Make Me (Cry)” (RECORDS, January 10 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Cyrus will become the fourth member of that family to chart with her first hit. Labrinth had a minor hit in 2013.

BROODS – “Heartlines” (Capitol, January 16 – Hot AC)
Album: Conscious (2016)
Past HAC History: This New Zealand sibling duo has no prior history at this format, but they do have three top 40 Alternative hits.

BASTILLE – “Blame” (Capitol, January 17 – Alternative)
Album: Wild World (2016)
Past ALT History: This quartet is 4-for-4 as far as top five singles at the format, with two reaching #1: “Pompeii” and “Good Grief”.

LITTLE MIX – “Shout Out To My Ex” (Syco/Columbia, January 17 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: Glory Days (2016)
Past CHR History: The popular U.K. girl group has three top 40 hits so far, the biggest being “Black Magic”, which hit #23 in 2015.

MAGGIE LINDEMANN – “Pretty Girl” (300 Entertainment/in2une, January 17 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: It’s the first time at the format for the 18-year-old artist. The track is approaching six million streams at Spotify.

LINDSEY STIRLING featuring ZZ WARD – “Hold My Heart” (Lindseystomp/in2une, January 23 – Hot AC)
Album: Brave Enough (2016)
Past HAC History: This is the first collaboration for the two female soloists, who each have two minor top 40 singles at the format.

PASSENGER – “Anywhere” (Nettwerk, January 30 – Triple A)
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (2016)
Past AAA History: Mike Rosenberg got to #1 in 2013 with a reissue of “Let Her Go”. “Somebody’s Love” went top five late last year.

OCEAN PARK STANDOFF – “Good News” (Hollywood, January 31 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: California’s had many acts make their debut at the format. We’ll see if this Santa Monica trio is the next to chart.

These past picks are headed to additional formats this month:
CALUM SCOTT – “Dancing On My Own” (Capitol, 1/10 – CHR/Top 40) (See October 2016 Report for Hot AC date)
KALEO – “All The Pretty Girls” (Elektra/Atlantic, 1/17 – Alternative)
(See April 2015 Report for Triple A date)
LP – “Lost On You” (Vagrant/BMG, 1/17 – Alternative)
(See November 2016 Report for Triple A date)
THE SCORE – “Unstoppable” (Republic, 1/24 re-service – Alternative)
(See September 2016 Report for initial Alternative date)

Which of these new songs would you like to see on the charts later this year? Let me know!

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