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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 4, 2007

“Far” from 2018.

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 11 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 4, 2007…

Debuts:
39. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “Hero/Heroine”
38. SANTANA featuring CHAD KROEGER, “Into The Night”
37. KT TUNSTALL, “Saving My Face”
34. REGINA SPEKTOR, “Better”

Biggest Mover(s):
CELINE DION, “Taking Chances” (up 32-25)
DARREN HAYES, “Me, Myself And (I)” (up 26-19, seven spots)

10. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave” (steady, second week)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

09. DAUGHTRY, “Over You” (steady, second week)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #9 for four weeks

08. TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC, “Apologize” (steady, second week)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. ROZ BELL, “Papercut” (steady, second week)
Album: The First Sunbeams (2007, Universal Records – Canada)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

06. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Bubbly” (steady, third week)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for four weeks

05. MAROON 5, “Wake Up Call” (steady, third week)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #3

04. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. PAT MONAHAN, “Her Eyes” (steady, third week)
Album: Last Of Seven (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. SILVERCHAIR, “Straight Lines” (steady, second week)
Album: Young Modern (2007, Eleven: A Music Company/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “How Far We’ve Come” (steady, second week)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

Yes, a rare week when nothing moved in the top ten! Hard to believe, but they happen…

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 28, 2007

“You” know these 2007 artists.

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 28, 2007…

Debuts:
37. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Lost”

Biggest Mover(s):
KEANE, “The Night Sky” (39-30, nine spots)

10. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave” (down 3)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

09. DAUGHTRY, “Over You” (up 1)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA)
Peak: #9 for four weeks

08. TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC, “Apologize” (up 4)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. ROZ BELL, “Papercut” (up 2)
Album: The First Sunbeams (2007, Universal Records – Canada)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

06. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Bubbly” (steady, second week)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for four weeks

05. MAROON 5, “Wake Up Call” (steady, second week)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #3

04. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (steady, third week)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. PAT MONAHAN, “Her Eyes” (steady, second week)
Album: Last Of Seven (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. SILVERCHAIR, “Straight Lines” (down 1)
Album: Young Modern (2007, Eleven: A Music Company/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “How Far We’ve Come” (up 1)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 14, 2007

"Straight" back to 2007.

“Straight” back to 2007.

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 14, 2007…

Debuts:
40. DAVID GRAY, “You’re The World To Me”
39. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days”

Biggest Mover(s):
ROZ BELL, “Papercut” (23-11, twelve spots)

10. DAUGHTRY, “Over You” (up 2)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA)
Peak: #9 for four weeks

09. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “The Great Escape” (down 3)
Album: Boys Like Girls (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

08. JAMES BLUNT, “1973” (steady, third week)
Album: All The Lost Souls (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Bubbly” (up 2)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for four weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Wake Up Call” (up 1)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #3

05. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave” (down 1)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

04. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (up 1)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. SILVERCHAIR, “Straight Lines” (steady, second week)
Album: Young Modern (2007, Eleven: A Music Company/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “How Far We’ve Come” (steady, second week)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. PAT MONAHAN, “Her Eyes” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Last Of Seven (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 16, 2007

"Eyes" on the prize.

“Eyes” on the prize.

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the final year of high school and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2007…

Debuts:
39. TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC, “Apologize”
38. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, “Radio Nowhere”

Biggest Mover(s):
ROZ BELL, “Papercut” (37-31)
FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “I Just Love You” (36-30, 6 spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE, “First Time” (down 1)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2

09. SARA BAREILLES, “Love Song” (down 1)
Album: Little Voice (2007, Epic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. ROZ BELL, “Yesterday Man” (down 2)
Album: The First Sunbeams (2007, Universal Records – Canada)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

07. MAROON 5, “Wake Up Call” (up 3)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #3

06. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (up 1)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. DARREN HAYES, “On The Verge Of Something Wonderful” (down 2)
Album: This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007, Powdered Sugar Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “How Far We’ve Come” (up 1)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

03. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “The Great Escape” (up 1)
Album: Boys Like Girls (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave” (down 1)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

01. PAT MONAHAN, “Her Eyes” (up 1)
Album: Last Of Seven (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 7, 2007

They're bubbly, to be Blunt.

They’re bubbly, to be Blunt.

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Let’s take a trip back to fourth and final year of high school and revisit the top songs from this week in 2007…

Debuts:
40. DARREN HAYES, “Me, Myself And (I)”
37. TAKE THAT, “Rule The World”

Biggest Mover(s):
SCOUTING FOR GIRLS, “She’s So Lovely” (35-30)
KALAN PORTER, “Down In Heaven” (22-17, 5 spots)

10. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Inconsolable” (steady, second week)
Album: Unbreakable (2007, Jive/Zomba)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Bubbly” (up 2)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for four weeks

08. JAMES BLUNT, “1973” (steady, second week)
Album: All The Lost Souls (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. MAROON 5, “Wake Up Call” (down 1)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #3

06. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “The Great Escape” (down 3)
Album: Boys Like Girls (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (steady, third week)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave” (down 2)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

03. SILVERCHAIR, “Straight Lines” (up 4)
Album: Young Modern (2007, Eleven: A Music Company/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “How Far We’ve Come” (up 2)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. PAT MONAHAN, “Her Eyes” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Last Of Seven (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2013: #7, Train – “Mermaid”

Water you waiting for?

Water you waiting for?

First Chart Entry: “Meet Virginia” (#6, 1999)
Biggest Hit To Date: “Drive By” (#1 for three weeks, 2012)

“MERMAID”
#1 for three weeks, 25 weeks in the top 40

Music Video:

The lovely locomotive lads opted for a shiny boat in their highest-charting song on this year’s countdown and washed up on a woman who tickled leader Pat Monahan‘s fancy. What can I say? It’s the classic buoy meets girl tale.

Riding the tide of their successful 2012 California 37 album, this third radio single from it was co-written by Monahan and songwriting teams Espionage and Stargate, with Espionage and Butch Walker co-producing the track. In a bit of a twist, this song was actually on the airwaves during the winter months, although I guess it was a helpful reminder that summer would eventually show its face. Its rise up the charts was about average, climbing to #1 in its thirteenth week on and spending the first three weeks of March in the top spot. (I first wrote about it in November 2012.) I can’t say I’ve heard it in regular rotation on the radio since it was a current on the charts, though the song remains a fan favorite.

“Mermaid” did very little outside of the States, and even in the U.S., it missed the Hot 100 by a few spots, peaking in the Bubbling Under. It did, however, become the band’s latest top 20 entry on the Hot Adult Contemporary survey, a streak that likely has a few more years left in it. After all, the band is still a hot touring act, Monahan has a popular weekly podcast and their music is still all over the place. This one may have gone overboard, but it wasn’t a total loss.

2013 was yet another great year for Train and I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings, including a new album due to be released in the third quarter. Stay tuned.

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