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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #90-81

As 2019 and the decade draw 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. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

90. NINA NESBITT, “Loyal To Me”
Album: The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change
Label: Cooking Vinyl/RED
Peak: #2 (2018)
2018 YE: #41

89. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Young And In Love”
Album: Stranger Songs
Label: Cabin 24/RED
Peak: #17

88. SCOTT HELMAN, “Everything Sucks”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner
Peak: #7+

87. PASSENGER, “Survivors”
Album: Runaway
Label: Black Crow/Nettwerk
Peak: #18

86. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me”
Album: (single only)
Label: Mosley/Interscope
Peak: #16

85. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel”
Album: Charlie’s Angels (Soundtrack)
Label: Republic
Peak: #13

84. MAREN MORRIS, “Girl”
Album: Girl
Label: Columbia Nashville
Peak: #19

83. KATY PERRY, “Small Talk”
Album: (single only)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #13

82. WALK OFF THE EARTH, “I’ll Be There”
Album: Here We Go!
Label: Golden Carrot/The Orchard (RED)
Peak: #13

81. LADY GAGA, “Always Remember Us This Way”
Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #17

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 27, 2013

Worldly hits in the top ten.

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 October 27, 2013…

Debuts:
40. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker”
38. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (40-26, 14 spots)

10. EMELI SANDÉ, “My Kind Of Love” (up 2)
Album: Our Version Of Events (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

09. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (steady, second week)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (up 3)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem” (steady, third week)
Album: A Bad Girl In Harlem (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2

06. KATY PERRY, “Roar” (down 3)
Album: Prism (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World” (down 1)
Album: Night Visions (2012, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (up 2)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

02. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue” (up 3)
Album: Sheppard (EP) (2012, Empire Of Song/MGM Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “Atlas” (steady, third week)
Album: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 18, 2016

“Wild” adventures in Chart Land.

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 September 18, 2016…

Debuts:
40. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Roll Up”
39. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts”
38. THE FRAY, “Singing Low”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #5 below)

10. TROYE SIVAN featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Wild” (down 3)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. GAVIN DEGRAW, “She Sets The City On Fire” (up 1)
Album: Something Worth Saving (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. PASSENGER, “Somebody’s Love” (down 3)
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (2016, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. SHAWN MENDES, “Treat You Better” (down 3)
Album: Illuminate (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Goldmine” (up 3)
Album: The Malibu Sessions (2016, PlummyLou/RED Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me” (up 8)
Album: Nobody But Me (2016, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. SERENA RYDER, “Got Your Number” (up 2)
Album: Electric Love (EP) (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. BASTILLE, “Good Grief” (steady, second week)
Album: Wild World (2016, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. PHANTOGRAM, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (steady, second week)
Album: Three (2016, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. WRABEL, “11 Blocks” (steady, fifth week)
Album: We Could Be Beautiful (EP) (2017, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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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

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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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