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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 21, 2013

“Easy” choices for my top picks.

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 July 21, 2013…

Debuts:
40. TOAD THE WET SPROCKET, “New Constellation”
39. ONE DIRECTION, “Best Song Ever”
36. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN, “Everything Has Changed”

Biggest Mover(s):
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Take Back The Night” (37-25, twelve spots)

10. SHEPPARD, “Let Me Down Easy” (steady, second week)
Album: Sheppard (EP) (2012, Empire Of Song Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises” (up 2)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “What If” (up 4)
Album: Bookmarks (2013, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. MAROON 5, “Love Somebody” (steady, second week)
Album: Overexposed (2012, A&M/Octone/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. BRUNO MARS, “Treasure” (down 2)
Album: Unorthodox Jukebox (2012, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

05. SARA BAREILLES, “Brave” (steady, third week)
Album: The Blessed Unrest (2013, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

04. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (down 1)
Album: Random Access Memories (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

03. P!NK featuring LILY ROSE COOPER, “True Love” (up 3)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Her Favorite Song” (steady, second week)
Album: Where Does This Door Go (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (steady, eleventh week)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve 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: June 1, 2014

“Home” is where the chart is.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 1, 2014…

Debuts:
40. YOUNG RISING SONS, “High”
39. JESSE MCCARTNEY, “Superbad”

Biggest Movers:
JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (35-28, eight spots)

10. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (up 3)
Album: I Wanna Feel (single) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

09. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (down 2)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

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

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (up 2)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

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

04. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (steady, second week)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (steady, third week)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

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

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, fourth 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 12, 2013

A restless chart for the 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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 12, 2013…

Debuts:
40. ARMIN VAN BUUREN featuring TREVOR GUTHRIE, “This Is What It Feels Like”
39. MAROON 5, “Love Somebody”

Biggest Movers:
DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (27-18, nine spots)

10. PASSION PIT, “Carried Away” (down 2)
Album: Gossamer (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. FUN., “Why Am I The One?” (down 2)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. 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

07. MATT HIRES, “Restless Heart” (up 2)
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)” (up 4)
Album: Here’s To The Good Times… This Is How We Roll (2013, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. DANIEL POWTER, “Crazy All My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

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

03. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “It’s A Beautiful Day” (down 2)
Album: To Be Loved (2013, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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

01. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (up 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 3, 2019

All in a Weekend’s listening.

Father’s Day may be more than a month away, but the daddy of this week’s notable releases could come from a band that’s looking for their first #1 album in six years. Sink your teeth into this, because here come the top new albums and singles hitting the market:

JUDAH & THE LION – Pep Talks (iTunes)
Features: “Over My Head”, a top ten Alternative radio hit, and follow-up single “Why Did You Run?”

VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Father Of The Bride (iTunes)
Features: “Harmony Hall”, a recent #1 Triple A and top ten Alternative radio hit, and follow-up single “This Life”

Notable albums out this week: Ashley Tisdale‘s Symptoms (iTunes), Donovan Woods‘s The Other Way (iTunes), Joy Williams‘s Front Porch (iTunes), Passenger‘s Sometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing At All (iTunes), PnB Rock‘s TrapStar Turnt PopStar (iTunes), Sam Grow‘s Love And Whiskey (iTunes), SYML‘s SYML (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music!, Vol. 70 (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Corey Hart‘s Dreaming Time Again (iTunes), Diplo‘s Higher Ground (iTunes), Izzy Bizu‘s Glita (iTunes), Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler‘s Brent (iTunes), Kim Churchill‘s I Am (iTunes), Lo Lo‘s Sweater Collection (iTunes), Mags‘s Conversations I’ve Had With Myself (iTunes), New Dialogue‘s Teach Me How To Feel (iTunes), No Rome‘s Crying In The Prettiest Places (iTunes), Qveen Herby‘s EP 6 (iTunes), Ruben‘s Melancholic (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“28 Grams”, Wolfgang Gartner (iTunes)
“Alligator”, Of Monsters And Men (iTunes)
“All My Friends (Eden Prince Remix)”, AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“All This Love”, Robin Schulz featuring Harlœ (iTunes)
“Bestie”, Bhad Bhabie featuring Megan Thee Stallion (iTunes)
“Body Parts”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Breaking Free”, Jon Lemmon (iTunes)
“Casual Love”, Autograf x The Griswolds (iTunes)
“Close By”, OBB (iTunes)
“Colder When It Rains”, X Lovers (iTunes)
“Drunk Me (R3HAB Remix)”, Mitchell Tenpenny (iTunes)
“Empire”, Nick Fradiani (iTunes)
“Exhale”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Fire Alarm”, Castlecomer featuring Welshly Arms (iTunes)
“Ghosts”, Wylder (iTunes)
“Gimme”, BANKS (iTunes)
“Got My Number”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Gravy Train”, Yung Gravy (iTunes)
“Gucci Down”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Headcase”, Kyan Palmer x Nicopop. (iTunes)
“Hold Me While You Wait”, Lewis Capaldi (iTunes)
“Homicide”, Logic featuring Eminem (iTunes)
“I Just Don’t Care That Much (Acoustic)”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“I Like (The Idea Of) You”, Tessa Violet (iTunes)
“I Lost A Friend”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“I Miss Myself”, NOTD featuring HRVY (iTunes)
“I Need Help!”, Fitz And The Tantrums (iTunes)
“I Rise”, Madonna (iTunes)
“If I Can’t Have You”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Insecurities”, Drumaq (iTunes)
“Joy”, Bastille (iTunes)
“Life”, Conrad Sewell (iTunes)
“Lipstick Stains”, Brasko featuring Saint Pressure (iTunes)
“Love Again”, New Hope Club (iTunes)
“Midnight In Prague”, Lil Xan (iTunes)
“Misfits”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Multiple Choice”, Dawin (iTunes)
“New York City”, Kylie Minogue (iTunes)
“Painkiller”, Ruel (iTunes)
“People Need A Melody”, The Head And The Heart (iTunes)
“Rebel Girl”, Angels & Airwaves (iTunes)
“Rocket Man”, Taron Egerton (iTunes)
“Shadows Will Fall”, Nighttime Crowd featuring Sam Fischer (iTunes)
“Shine (Alex Adair Remix)”, Brother Leo (iTunes)
“Sing It With Me”, JP Cooper featuring Astrid S (iTunes)
“Slo”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Some People Do”, Old Dominion (iTunes)
“Started”, Iggy Azalea (iTunes)
“Taller”, Jamie Cullum (iTunes)
“The Real Thing”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“Tiny Victories”, Christina Perri (iTunes)
“Where We Going”, Josey Greenwell (iTunes)
“You Are The Night”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“You Can Tell Him”, Delta Rae (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Ciara, Parachute and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 31, 2018

Big bam Bloom.

What’ll be blooming at the usual sales and streaming services this Friday? Ah, we may have a hint. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

TROYE SIVAN – Bloom (iTunes)
One of the higher debuts on next week’s album ranking should belong to Sivan’s new set, which features the mid-charting pop radio single “My My My!” from earlier this year. It also features a collaboration with Ariana Grande titled “Dance To This”. It’s likely to reach the top ten during its first week.

WHY DON’T WE – 8 Letters (iTunes)
This is the first album for the popular boy band, who have released a series of EPs in the past couple of years. Three of the cuts have been released prior to the album’s debut: the title track, “Hooked” and “Talk”. Though its data will be front-loaded, it’ll score a solid entry.

Notable albums out this week: Afrojack‘s Press Play (iTunes), Amos Lee‘s My New Moon (iTunes), Ayokay‘s In The Shape Of A Dream (iTunes), Blac Youngsta‘s F*ck Everybody 2 (iTunes), Bun B‘s Return Of The Trill (iTunes), Curren$y‘s Fire In The Clouds (iTunes), Lloyd‘s Tru (iTunes), Passenger‘s Runaway (iTunes), The Kooks‘s Let’s Go Sunshine (iTunes), The WLDLFE‘s I’m Not Worried Anymore (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Benji Lewis‘s Together Apart (iTunes), HoodCelebrityy‘s Inna Real Life (iTunes), Josie Moon‘s Rose Tinted (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“90’s Country”, Walker Hayes (iTunes)
“2002 (Remix)”, Anne-Marie featuring Saweetie & Ms Banks (iTunes)
“Backwards”, Chris Jobe (iTunes)
“Body Talks”, The Struts featuring Kesha (iTunes)
“Brown Sugar”, Steven Tyler & Nuno Bettencourt (iTunes)
“Buss It”, Sage The Gemini featuring Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Chains”, Bruns (iTunes)
“Corner Love”, Lido featuring Unge Ferrari (iTunes)
“Correct”, MNEK (iTunes)
“Dancing (Mumbai Wedding)”, NONONO (iTunes)
“Deep Down”, Zhavia Ward (iTunes)
“Diamonds Are Invincible”, Michael Jackson x Mark Ronson (iTunes)
“Don’t Call Me”, Nevada featuring Loote (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Me Go”, Cody Simpson (iTunes)
“DTF”, The Game featuring YG, Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih (iTunes)
“Glimpse”, Havana Brown featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Haha No One Can Hear You!”, Gallant (iTunes)
“I’m With You”, Hight featuring Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Just Watch”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“LivWithoutU”, St. Paul & The Broken Bones (iTunes)
“Love Me (BYNON Remix)”, Forest Blakk (iTunes)
“Love No More”, Loud Luxury x Anders (iTunes)
“Love Wins”, Carrie Underwood (iTunes)
“Motions”, MAGIC! (iTunes)
“My Blood”, Twenty One Pilots (iTunes)
“Old News”, Mitch James (iTunes)
“One In A Million” / “You Don’t Wanna Know”, Hudson Taylor (iTunes)
“One Shot”, Mabel (iTunes)
“Prayers”, Good Charlotte (iTunes)
“Remedy”, Alesso (iTunes)
“Right On Time”, Ray J featuring Flo Rida, Brandy and Designer Doubt (iTunes)
“Rotation 112th (Remix)”, Jay Rock featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Say The Word”, Emily Vaughn featuring Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Superhero”, Lauv (iTunes)
“The Dark Side”, Muse (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“Yung And Bhad”, Bhad Bhabie featuring City Girls (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Lauren Daigle, Paul McCartney and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 26, 2018

Who’s better than Ezra?

DEBUTS
40. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized
34. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. OneRepublic – Connection (35)
29. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me (34)
25. Snow Patrol – Empress (30)
21. Elle King – Shame (27)
16. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (08) | PEAK: #06
09. Imagine Dragons – Natural (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (10) | PEAK: #08
07. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Ben Rector – Drive (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (05) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Muse – Something Human (2)
2. Picture This – When We Were Young (3)
3. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (4)
4. Robyn – Missing U (7)
5. Bishop Briggs – Baby (10)
6. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (-)
7. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (9)
8. Jukebox The Ghost – Fred Astaire (-)
9. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (8)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Ariana Grande – Breathin (new)
Barns Courtney – 99 (new)
Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One
KT Tunstall – The River (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
LP – Girls Go Wild
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a second week at the top for George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” on my personal chart, as Kacey Musgraves‘s “High Horse” appears ready to lead the record rodeo next month, up 5-2 on the latest update. Last week’s top new entry from newcomer Nina Nesbitt makes a huge move from 39-29, as “Loyal To Me” secures the title of Biggest Mover. Two collaborations debut on the countdown this week, with “Happier” from DJ/producer Marshmello and rockers Bastille claiming the Highest Debut at #34. The British band has led by chart three times between 2013 and 2016, with their most recent chart single, “Quarter Past Midnight”, reaching #7 earlier this summer. The second debut is a single that pairs singer/songwriter Mat Kearney and DJ/producer RAC, coming in at #40 with “Memorized”. It’s the second top 40 entry from Kearney’s album CRAZYTALK, which follows “Kings & Queens”, a #21 song from the spring of this year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 19, 2018

His second shot at the top.

DEBUTS
40. PRETTYMUCH – Summer On You
39. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Elle King – Shame (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Anne-Marie – 2002 (25)
17. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Ben Rector – Drive (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (09) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (-)
2. Muse – Something Human (2)
3. Picture This – When We Were Young (1)
4. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (5)
5. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (-)
6. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
7. Robyn – Missing U (8)
8. P!nk – Secrets (10)
9. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (9)
10. Bishop Briggs – Baby (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls (new)
Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (new)
LP – Girls Go Wild (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (new)
Matt Maeson – Cringe (new)
Max Frost – Good Morning
Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (new)
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to George Ezra on his second consecutive #1 song on my personal chart, “Shotgun”, moving 2-1 in its 11th week in the top 40. It follows “Paradise”, which had a three-week run this past spring and is still on my chart, now at #31 in its 31st week. It’s been quite a ride, but is it enough for “Paradise” to secure the top spot on my Top 100 of 2018? Kind of early to be teasing a year-end chart, don’t you think? Check back in… four months to see what happens. In the meantime, look for “Shotgun” to stick at the top through sometime next month. Just below Ezra’s song, Kacey Musgraves‘s “High Horse” (climbing 9-5) and Niall Horan and Maren Morris‘s “Seeing Blind” (climbing 13-10) are solid contenders for my next #1 title, the latter becoming Horan’s fifth consecutive top ten hit from his album Flicker. Of course, the previous four singles from the set went to #1, so the pressure is on! Up ten notches from last week’s top 40, Dean Lewis‘s “Be Alright” (climbing 33-23) and Elle King‘s “Shame” (climbing 37-27) tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, and both should enter the top ten in the next month or so. Additionally, there are two debuts on the current update: “Loyal To Me” (#39) by Nina Nesbitt and “Summer On You” (#40) by PRETTYMUCH. “Loyal” marks the first chart entry for Nesbitt, after bubbling under with “Somebody Special” earlier this year, while “Summer” is the second hit for the five-man group, who got to #10 last year with “Would You Mind”.

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