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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 6, 2020

Feeling like a success.

How are you feeling now that the weekend is upon us? Feel the energy of New Music Friday with quality albums from Lauv, Mandy Moore and NCT 127 and fresh singles from Bazzi, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and Steve Aoki. Moore great releases await you below:

LAUV – ~How I’m Feeling~ (iTunes)
Features: “Modern Loneliness”, which recently impacted at the Top 40 format, as well as prior chart songs with Anne-Marie and Troye Sivan

MEGAN THEE STALLION – Suga (iTunes)
Features: “B.I.T.C.H.”, now approaching the top ten and top 20 on the Urban and Rhythmic charts, respectively

Notable albums out this week: Brandy Clark‘s Your Life Is A Record (iTunes), Caroline Rose‘s Superstar (iTunes), Flora Cash‘s Baby, It’s Okay (iTunes), Jadakiss‘s Ignatius (iTunes), Lauren Alaina‘s Getting Good (iTunes), Mandy Moore‘s Silver Landings (iTunes), NCT 127‘s Neo Zone (iTunes), Phantogram‘s Ceremony (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Elle Winter‘s Yeah, No. (iTunes), Joel Adams‘s Joel Adams (iTunes), Jutes‘s Overrated (iTunes), X Ambassadors‘s Belong (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Of The Feelings”, Kiesza (iTunes)
“Alone With You”, Kito featuring AlunaGeorge (iTunes)
“Bad Bitch”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“Black Licorice”, Peach Pit (iTunes)
“Blue Moon Rising (Reflex Revision)”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“Bow Down” and “Fly”, Danity Kane (iTunes)
“B.S.”, Jhené Aiko featuring H.E.R. (iTunes)
“Bummed”, Chet Porter featuring Alison Wonderland (iTunes)
“Buzz”, Maddie Medley (iTunes)
“Confessions”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“Crowded Room”, Christian French (iTunes)
“Daydream”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Detroit 3AM”, David Guetta & MORTEN (iTunes)
“Draw The Line”, WILD (iTunes)
“Drinks”, Cyn (iTunes)
“End Of Story”, Jacy (iTunes)
“Every Color”, Louis The Child & Foster The People (iTunes)
“Famous On The Internet”, Camden Welles (iTunes)
“Flowers On A Grave”, Bush (iTunes)
“FWB”, Brakence (iTunes)
“Gaslighter”, Dixie Chicks (iTunes)
“Get Naked”, Emily Vaughn (iTunes)
“Good Old Days”, JR JR (iTunes)
“Grew Apart”, Donovan Woods (iTunes)
“Halfway Dead”, Steve Aoki featuring Global Dan & Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Here Tonight”, Christian Paul (iTunes)
“Holy Moly”, Blueface featuring NLE Choppa (iTunes)
“How Do We Look So Good?”, Stellie (iTunes)
“I Love Me”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“If That’s Alright”, Betcha (iTunes)
“Into The Unknown”, Aurora (iTunes)
“Jungle”, Millie Turner (iTunes)
“Krazy”, Rudimental featuring Afronaut Zu (iTunes)
“Lemon Drop” and “Python”, Absofacto (iTunes)
“Lemonade (Acoustic)”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Lie A Little”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Loyal Brave True”, Christina Aguilera (iTunes)
“Murphy’s Law”, Róisín Murphy (iTunes)
“My Way”, Ella Banks (iTunes)
“Never Worn White”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Numb”, Elderbrook (iTunes)
“Ocean Waves”, Alaina Castillo (iTunes)
“One Last Time”, Alesso & Dubvision (iTunes)
“Past Life”, Trevor Daniel (iTunes)
“Pick Me Up”, Lola Young (iTunes)
“Potions (Acoustic)”, Slander & Said The Sky featuring JT Roach (iTunes)
“Red”, Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Resolution”, Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Rosie”, LoveLeo (iTunes)
“Social Butterfly”, Soul Asylum (iTunes)
“Skybox”, Gunna (iTunes)
“Slow Down”, Gone West (iTunes)
“Sometimes”, Kodaline (iTunes)
“Spring Break”, AJ Mitchell featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Stand By Me”, John Newman (iTunes)
“Stay”, Hot Chelle Rae (iTunes)
“Stronger Than A Lion”, Delta Rae (iTunes)
“Sugar (Remix)”, BROCKHAMPTON featuring Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Tantrum”, Ashnikko (iTunes)
“The Book Of You & I”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“The People”, BJ The Chicago Kid (iTunes)
“The Steps”, Haim (iTunes)
“Today And Tomorrow”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Tricky”, Shoffy featuring Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Want You Back”, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine (iTunes)
“You”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Young & Alive”, Bazzi (iTunes)
“Youth”, Grouplove (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums and EPs from Grouplove and Niall Horan are among the major titles on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part Three, 25-11

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

75 songs have come and gone, and now, we’re headed into the top 25 on my Top 100 of 2016. All 25 titles reached the top five at some point during their runs, which deserves a “HandClap” or two. From the U.K. to Canada and back to the U.S., we have a diverse group of acts coming to you in the next 15 songs. So, take the “Adventure Of A Lifetime” and scroll down to see what singles were powerful enough to rank just below the top ten on my year-end survey…

The 2016 chart year encompasses the period of 52 charts from the list dated December 6, 2015 to the list dated November 27, 2016. Peaks provided reflect the highest position reached by the final chart of the survey year. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks stayed in the top 40. 168 songs in total had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 165 that did so in 2015.

25. THE 1975, “The Sound”
Writer(s): The 1975
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

They keep falling short of the top ten on Alternative radio, but this English quartet has five top ten singles on my own survey.

24. PHANTOGRAM, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”
Writer(s): Eric Frederic, Phantogram, Dan Wilson, Edwin Bocage, Alfred Scramuzza
Album: Three
Label: Republic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 21

Though I was familiar with this duo’s music before 2016, this track was their first to make my list. The production is amazing.

23. SERENA RYDER, “Got Your Number”
Writer(s): Todd Clark, Derek A.E. Fuhrmann, Ryder
Album: TBA
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22+

“Stompa” made my top 20 in 2013, but I’m a much bigger fan of this lovely single. It went top ten on Hot AC radio in Canada.

22. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart”
Writer(s): Todd Clark, Hook, Stephen Kozmeniuk
Album: TBA
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23

Todd Clark strikes again! He just knows how to craft an excellent tune. Hook’s been charting in Canada for several years now.

21. ADELE, “Hello”
Writer(s): Adele, Greg Kurstin
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia
Peak: #1 for seven weeks (2015/2016)
Weeks: 19 (25 total, including 2015 weeks)

Yes, it would’ve done better if those six weeks had counted for the 2016 year, but it’s a smash! She has two songs left on here.

20. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “HandClap”
Writer(s): Fitz & The Tantrums, Sam Hollander, Eric Frederic
Album: Fitz & The Tantrums
Label: Elektra/Atlantic
Peak: #3
Weeks: 22

Months after it reached the top five on Alternative radio, the crossover craze has begun for this single. Get your hands ready.

19. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You”
Writer(s): Stefani, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like
Label: Interscope
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22

Stefani’s comeback album gave her three top 40 hits on my personal chart, with this outstanding single becoming the biggest.

18. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Hell No”
Album: It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense
Writer(s): Michaelson, Barry Dean, Luke Laird
Label: Cabin 24/Sony RED
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23

Michaelson touched my top ten once before with 2009’s “Maybe”, but this ear candy was more than just a “maybe” this year.

17. JORDAN FISHER, “All About Us”
Writer(s): Rory Andrew, Jenna Andrews, Dylan Pace-Rodriguez, Francesco Yates
Album: Jordan Fisher (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

Best known for roles in Grease: Live and Teen Beach Movie, Fisher scored with a sensational set (his debut EP) during 2016.

16. THE STRUMBELLAS, “Spirits”
Writer(s): The Strumbellas
Album: Hope
Label: Glassnote
Peak: #2
Weeks: 25

Whether you have “guns” or “dreams” in your head, depending on the version, this Canadian sextet had a nice breakout year.

15. COLDPLAY, “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Writer(s): Coldplay, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 20 (24 total, including 2015 weeks)

The English band scored their seventh huge #1 on my chart this year, a record at the time, but it’s since been passed by Adele.

14. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New”
Writer(s): Rector, David Hodges, Abe Stoklasa
Album: Brand New
Label: Aptly Named/Capitol/Caroline
Peak: #5
Weeks: 25

Rector’s first hit on my chart was a giant, and it certainly had some longevity. Bandmate Cody Fry’s “Go” also hit the top 100.

13. P!NK, “Just Like Fire”
Writer(s): P!nk, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster, Oscar Holter
Album: Alice Through The Looking Glass (Soundtrack)
Label: RCA
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

2016 was another great year for soundtracks. This song gave the pop superstar her third top ten hit from a movie since 2001.

12. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body”
Writer(s): Walk The Moon
Album: Talking Is Hard
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

Three #1 hits, three different calendar years, all from the same album. It’s a rare feat, but a cool one for this great Ohio band.

11. PASSENGER, “Somebody’s Love”
Writer(s): Passenger
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

You know how I love his music so, and the fifth #1 hit on my chart from this English musician was no exception. Great album!

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow, when I reveal the first half of my top ten songs from the list…

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (December 2016)

Radio Report - December 2016

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 December in this month’s Radio Report.

BEBE REXHA – “I Got You” (Warner Bros., December 6 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Despite her various accomplishments as a writer and a featured singer, Rexha’s two main-credited chart entries have barely scratched the top 30 at the format. This one is gaining some solid early stations, but will radio give her another chance?

PHANTOGRAM – “Same Old Blues” (Republic, December 6 – Alternative)
Album: Three (2016)
Past ALT History: This New York City duo, consisting of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, recently hit the top ten on this format with a song that also reached #2 on my personal chart, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”. Their latest single should be another winner.

RAG’N’BONE MAN – “Human” (RCA, December 6 – Alternative)
Album: Human (2017)
Past ALT History: This massive international single is currently top ten on iTunes in at least 20 countries around the globe, with #1 peaks in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. Needless to say, all that momentum should help spread the buzz here quickly.

LOST KINGS featuring EMILY WARREN – “Phone Down” (Disruptor/RCA, December 13 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Robert Gainley and Dr. No are best known for their remixes, much like how The Chainsmokers began. (The two acts share a manager.) Warren was the featured vocalist on FRENSHIP’s “Capsize”, which just missed the top 20 several weeks ago.

Which of these new songs would you like to see atop the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab above to find PGTC on social media.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 9, 2016

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More for Michael.

DEBUTS
(none)

TOP GAINERS
25. Train – Play That Song (36)
22. Niall Horan – This Town (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – Good Grief (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Saint Motel – Move (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (07) | PEAK: #07
06. James TW – When You Love Someone (10) | PEAK: #06
05. OneRepublic – Kids (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nathan Sykes – Famous (3)
2. LP – Lost On You (5)
3. Nick Fradiani – All On You (2)
4. The Score – Unstoppable (1)
5. Matt Simons – Lose Control (4)
6. The Mowgli’s – Bad Thing (6)
7. Royal Teeth – Kids Conspire (9)
8. Shawn Mendes – Mercy (-)
9. Matt Hires – Fighting A Ghost (10)
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Still The One (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off!
Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie
Capital Cities – Vowels
Captain Cuts – Love Like We Used To
Five For Fighting – Born To Win
for KING & COUNTRY – Priceless
Johnnyswim – Let It Matter
JoJo – No Apologies
Justin Klump – Keep On, Keepin’ On
Kris Allen – Love Will Find You
Olly Murs – Grow Up (new)
The Last Bandoleros – Where Do You Go?
Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand

Chart Notes:

  • While Michael Bublé‘s “Nobody But Me” remains at #1 for a third week, a few tracks in the top ten are looking to steal the top spot from it later this month. Up 6-5 is OneRepublic‘s “Kids”, their biggest hit on my chart in over three years. Making a four notch jump to #6 is newcomer James TW and “When You Love Someone”, impacting at Hot AC radio tomorrow. In just four weeks, Emeli Sandé‘s “Hurts” is at #10, up three from last week. Who will grab the throne first? Stay tuned!
  • Two of last week’s entries achieve double-digit moves on the chart this week. Train‘s “Play That Song” plays on at #25, up a very nice 11 spots. They last hit my top ten with “Angel In Blue Jeans” in 2014, and “Play” could hit the region in the next few weeks. However, this week’s Biggest Mover is Niall Horan‘s “This Town”, climbing an amazing 15 notches from 37-22. The singer from One Direction is also due for some top ten time by the end of the month.
  • Only seven more weeks until the end of the chart year! While you’re carving out some pumpkins for Halloween, I’ll continue to carve out this list of my top 100 songs of 2016. More to come…

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 7, 2016

The Day has come.

The Day has come.

Plenty of rockin’ albums on the schedule this week, as alternative sounds fill your ears for some Friday fun. However, we always have some competition in the mix. Will the pop acts prevail instead? Here are the latest notable albums and singles:

GREEN DAY — Revolution Radio (iTunes)
“Bang Bang” goes the start of this week’s releases review, and it’s about to get loud up in here. California’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool deliver their twelfth studio album since 1990, and they hope that it will become their first #1 album on the Billboard 200 since 2009. As far as their radio game goes, “Bang” is currently #3 on the Alternative chart. It should hit #1 a few weeks from now (if the current trends continue.)

ONEREPUBLIC — Oh My My (iTunes)
This Colorado band has been making hits since 2007, like “Apologize”, “Counting Stars” and “Good Life”. Perhaps they’re about to make a few more! The group’s current radio single is “Kids”, which stands in the top 20 on the Hot AC chart, but, surprisingly finds itself below the top 50 on CHR/Top 40 radio. Can they climb to the top of the pop playground? We’ll see very soon.

PHANTOGRAM — Three (iTunes)
The New York duo of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter is back with their first album in over two years. As the title states, this is the act’s third studio effort (and their second for a major label.) Lead single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” is still high up in the top ten on the Alternative chart, where it’s their biggest hit since “Fall In Love” (#3) in 2014.

More albums out this week: Alter Bridge‘s The Last Hero (iTunes), Brent Cobb‘s Shine On Rainy Day (iTunes), Britt Nicole‘s Britt Nicole (iTunes), Colbie Caillat‘s The Malibu Sessions (iTunes), Daya‘s Sit Still, Look Pretty (iTunes), Melissa Etheridge‘s Memphis Rock And Soul (iTunes), Norah Jones‘s Day Breaks (iTunes), Phish‘s Big Boat (iTunes), Sum 41‘s 13 Voices (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Buddy Brown‘s I Call BS On That (iTunes), Lizzo‘s Coconut Oil (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“24k Magic”, Bruno Mars (iTunes)
“Before The World Explodes”, The Wind + The Wave (iTunes)
“Born Again Tomorrow”, Bon Jovi (iTunes)
“Don’t Stop Me Now”, MNEK (iTunes)
“Drum”,  (iTunes)
“Gates”, Tyler Glenn (iTunes)
“Grow Up”, Olly Murs (iTunes)
“Million Reasons”, Lady Gaga (iTunes)
“Love Me Now”, John Legend (iTunes)
“Piece Of Mind”, The Killers (iTunes)
“Reverend”, Kings Of Leon (iTunes)
“You With Me”, Jimmy Eat World (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Chris Young, French MontanaKings Of Leon and more.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 2, 2016

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It’s all about “Me”.

DEBUTS
40. DNCE – Body Moves
39. BANNERS – Into The Storm
37. Niall Horan – This Town
36. Train – Play That Song | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (39)
33. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own (40)
13. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (25) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. James TW – When You Love Someone (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Saint Motel – Move (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (05) | PEAK: #02
07. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (08) | PEAK: #07
06. OneRepublic – Kids (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Bastille – Good Grief (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Score – Unstoppable (1)
2. Nick Fradiani – All On You (2)
3. Nathan Sykes – Famous (3)
4. Matt Simons – Lose Control (4)
5. LP – Lost On You (7)
6. The Mowgli’s – Bad Thing (9)
7. Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords (6)
8. COIN – Talk Too Much (5)
9. Royal Teeth – Kids Conspire (10)
10. Matt Hires – Fighting A Ghost (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off!
Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie (new)
Capital Cities – Vowels (new)
Captain Cuts – Love Like They Used To (new)
Celine Dion – Recovering
Five For Fighting – Born To Win
for KING & COUNTRY – Priceless
Ingrid Michaelson – Still The One (new)
Johnnyswim – Let It Matter
JoJo – No Apologies
Justin Klump – Keep On, Keepin’ On (new)
Kris Allen – Love Will Find You
Shawn Mendes – Mercy (new)
The Last Bandoleros – Where Do You Go? (new)
Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
Young Rising Sons – Undefeatable

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to Train and “Play That Song”, their 23rd song (24th for lead singer Pat Monahan) to reach my chart since 1999. It enters at #36. “Play” is the leadoff single from A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat., due in January. The hit interpolates the melody from “Heart And Soul”, a piano classic that was last a national top 40 track in 1961. Two versions of it ranked on the Billboard Hot 100 then, one by The Cleftones (#18, June) and one by Jan & Dean (#25, July.)
  • The second member of One Direction gone solo is now in my top 40. First, there was ZAYN, and now, Niall Horan hits the chart with “This Town”, new at #37. Horan went to #1 twice as a member of the band. The single was co-written with the talented Jamie Scott, who has four chart-toppers to his credit: two solo, and two with Graffiti6. (This is a different “This Town” than the one O.A.R. hit #6 with in 2009.)
  • In at #39 is the third top 40 entry for BANNERS, the musician and singer born in Liverpool. “Into The Storm” is on the air in Canada, where it’s currently climbing the Alternative radio chart. As for the U.S., well, there’s been no radio push yet. His previous two singles made my top ten: “Shine A Light” (#4) and “Start A Riot” (#7).
  • Finally, at #40, is the third chart hit for the quartet DNCE. “Body Moves” is included on their self-titled set, due November 18. “Cake By The Ocean” (#4) and “Toothbrush” (#6) also appear on the tracklisting. Will they make it three in a row?

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 25, 2016

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“Nobody but” Bublé.

DEBUTS
40. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
39. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (36)
27. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (32)
25. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
12. James TW – When You Love Someone (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. OneRepublic – Kids (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (07) | PEAK: #02
06. Bastille – Good Grief (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Score – Unstoppable (1)
2. Nick Fradiani – All On You (4)
3. Nathan Sykes – Famous (9)
4. Matt Simons – Lose Control (6)
5. COIN – Talk Too Much (5)
6. Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords (8)
7. LP – Lost On You (-)
8. BANNERS – Into The Storm (-)
9. The Mowgli’s – Bad Thing (-)
10. Royal Teeth – Kids Conspire (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off!
Celine Dion – Recovering
Five For Fighting – Born To Win
for KING & COUNTRY – Priceless (new)
Johnnyswim – Let It Matter
JoJo – No Apologies
Kris Allen – Love Will Find You
Matt Hires – Fighting A Ghost
Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
Young Rising Sons – Undefeatable

Chart Notes:

  • In 2003, a then-new singer from Canada made his debut on my chart with a cover of “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” by The Bee Gees. His version hit #21 that October, and also reached the top 20 on the AC chart around that time. 13 years later, Michael Bublé has his fifth chart-topper on Adam’s Top 40, as “Nobody But Me” leaps from 5-1. Overall, this marks his 16th career week at #1 on my chart.
  • At #39, Canadian group The Strumbellas have this week’s Highest Debut with “We Don’t Know”. It’s their second time on my chart; earlier this year, they got as high as #2 with “Spirits”. The song is already a hit on Alternative radio in Canada, and it’s mere inches away from becoming a top 40 single on the U.S.-based format chart. Both tracks are from the album Hope.
  • Just below them is English newcomer Calum Scott, debuting at #40 with his remake of Robyn‘s “Dancing On My Own”. It recently reached the top five in countries like Australia, Ireland, Scotland and the United Kingdom. The song impacts at Hot AC radio on October 3. Scott’s a former contestant from Britain’s Got Talent.
  • With new singles from DNCE and Train, among other acts, coming on Friday, expect a very active chart next Sunday. Look out for In The Mix entries from BANNERS and Nathan Sykes to debut soon as well.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 18, 2016

11 at the 1.

“Blocks” is alive at five.

DEBUTS
40. Fitz & The Tantrums – Roll Up
39. Emeli Sandé – Hurts
38. The Fray – Singing Low | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (38)
26. Jordan Fisher – Lookin’ Like That (33)
24. Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You (30)
13. Saint Motel – Move (19)
05. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (13) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (07) | PEAK: #06
09. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (13) | PEAK: #05
04. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Good Grief (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Score – Unstoppable (2)
2. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (1)
3. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (4)
4. Nick Fradiani – All On You (6)
5. COIN – Talk Too Much (3)
6. Matt Simons – Lose Control (8)
7. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own (-)
8. Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords (-)
9. Nathan Sykes – Famous (-)
10. Tom Chaplin – Hardened Heart (10)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off!
Celine Dion – Recovering
Five For Fighting – Born To Win
Johnnyswim – Let It Matter
JoJo – No Apologies
Joshua Radin – High & Low
Kris Allen – Love Will Find You
Matt Hires – Fighting A Ghost
New District – Ain’t Got Money
Royal Teeth – Kids Conspire
The Mowgli’s – Bad Thing
Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
Tyler Glenn – Shameless
Young Rising Sons – Undefeatable

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the 12th top 40 hit for The Fray, the Denver act that first made my chart with “Over My Head (Cable Car)” in December 2005. The quartet strikes again with “Singing Low”, entering at #38. It’s the first release from the hits collection Through The Years: The Best Of The Fray, out November 4. Of those 12 chart tracks, eight made the top ten, and two reached #1: 2006’s “How To Save A Life” and 2009’s “You Found Me”.
  • This week marks the return of singer Emeli Sandé to my top 40, debuting at #39 with her third charting single, “Hurts”. A new album from the 29-year-old star, Long Live The Angels, is due on November 11. Her first chart song, “Next To Me”, hit #8 for three weeks in the summer of 2012. In the fall of 2013, “My Kind Of Love” climbed to #7.
  • Finally, at #40, Los Angeles sextet Fitz & The Tantrums roll up to the countdown with “Roll Up”. It follows “HandClap”, which spent two weeks at #3 in May. Both singles are taken from their self-titled third album. On Tuesday, “Roll” impacts at Alternative radio. Good luck, guys!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 11, 2016

11 at the 1.

“Blocks” rocks.

DEBUTS
40. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
38. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape
37. Barns Courtney – Glitter & Gold | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. James TW – When You Love Someone (32)
20. The Griswolds – Out Of My Head (27)
13. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (21) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
(see #9, #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Bastille – Good Grief (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (1)
2. The Score – Unstoppable (4)
3. COIN – Talk Too Much (3)
4. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (5)
5. Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (2)
6. Nick Fradiani – All On You (6)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – Roll Up (-)
8. Matt Simons – Lose Control (10)
9. The Fray – Singing Low (-)
10. Tom Chaplin – Hardened Heart (7)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off!
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
Celine Dion – Recovering (new)
Five For Fighting – Born To Win (new)
Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords
Johnnyswim – Let It Matter (new)
JoJo – No Apologies
Joshua Radin – High & Low
Kris Allen – Love Will Find You (new)
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing
Matt Hires – Fighting A Ghost (new)
Nathan Sykes – Famous (new)
New District – Ain’t Got Money
Royal Teeth – Kids Conspire (new)
The Mowgli’s – Bad Thing (new)
Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers (new)
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
Tyler Glenn – Shameless
Young Rising Sons – Undefeatable

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by one of this year’s top newcomers to my chart. In fact, later this year, he’ll probably be in the running for my #1 song of 2016. Of course, that’s with “Fire”, a former #1 that stands at #36 in its 29th week. Singer Barns Courtney lands his second hit here with “Glitter & Gold”, new at #37. It goes for adds at the Triple A format on the 19th. It remains to be seen whether or not “Fire” can climb any higher than the top 20 at Alternative radio, but I hope it does.
  • In 1998, the Texas band Fastball took a song called “Fire Escape” to #12 on the Alternative chart and #25 on the CHR/Top 40 chart. It was the follow-up to “The Way”, a big multi-format hit earlier that year. 18 years later, a different song with the same title is hitting the airwaves, performed by Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness. It enters at #38 on my chart. A total of seven songs by McMahon (four under Jack’s Mannequin) have reached my top 40.
  • He’ll be 65 in a few weeks, and he’s still making great tunes. The legendary Sting returns to my chart with his first entry in a decade, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, entering at #40. It’s the leadoff single from 57th & 9th, due November 11. In the spring of 2006, he collaborated with Sheryl Crow on “Always On Your Side”, which peaked at #32.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 4, 2016

11 at the 1.

Turning it up to “11”.

DEBUTS
38. Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You
37. Jordan Fisher – Lookin’ Like That | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. James TW – When You Love Someone (38)
31. Cody Fry – Go (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
30. Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale (35)
21. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (27)
14. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (19)
07. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Katy Perry – Rise (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Lukas Graham – Mama Said (13) | PEAK: #09
08. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Bastille – Good Grief (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (2)
2. Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (4)
3. COIN – Talk Too Much (3)
4. The Score – Unstoppable (6)
5. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (10)
6. Nick Fradiani – All On You (9)
7. Tom Chaplin – Hardened Heart (7)
8. AURORA – I Went Too Far (8)
9. Barns Courtney – Glitter & Gold (-)
10. Matt Simons – Lose Control (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off! (new)
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
Fitz & The Tantrums – Roll Up (new)
Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords
JoJo – No Apologies
Joshua Radin – High & Low
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing
New District – Ain’t Got Money
Norah Jones – Carry On
Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (new)
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
Tyler Glenn – Shameless
Young Rising Sons – Undefeatable (new)

Chart Notes:

  • The week’s Highest Debut is the second top 40 entry for Jordan Fisher. “Lookin’ Like That” is new at #37. “All About Us”, his recent #1 song, is still in the top 20. Both tracks can be found on his self-titled EP, which came out last month. His latest single goes for adds at CHR/Top 40 radio on September 27, though several key stations are playing it early.
  • At #38 is the week’s other debut, “Still Falling For You” by singer Ellie Goulding. You’ll be hearing it in the movie Bridget Jones’s Baby, due later this month. This is the second soundtrack hit for her on my chart. Last year, “Love Me Like You Do” from Fifty Shades Of Grey spent four weeks at #1.
  • Next week, we’ll see if Barns Courtney, Matt Simons, The Score or The Strumbellas can achieve their second entry on my top 40, but several newcomers are on the rise as well. Check back on Sunday to see what happens!

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