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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 2, 2003

“Rich” with hits.

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 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 2, 2003…

Debuts:
40. PAULINA RUBIO, “I’ll Be Right Here (Seuxal Lover)”
37. EVANESCENCE, “Bring Me To Life”
33. MISSY ELLIOTT featuring LUDACRIS, “Gossip Folks”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #10 below)

10. DF DUB, “Country Girl” (up 9)
Album: Country Girl (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Cry Me A River” (down 4)
Album: Justified (2002, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. PUDDLE OF MUDD, “She Hates Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Come Clean (2001, Flawless/Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

07. JOHN MAYER, “Your Body Is A Wonderland” (up 2)
Album: Room For Squares (2001, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. JC CHASEZ, “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)” (up 1)
Album: Drumline (Soundtrack) (2002, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. DIXIE CHICKS, “Landslide” (up 1)
Album: Home (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4

04. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “I’m With You” (steady, second week)
Album: Let Go (2002, Arista Records)
Peak: #3

03. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring LL COOL J, “All I Have” (steady, second week)
Album: This Is Me… Then (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

02. COUNTING CROWS featuring VANESSA CARLTON, “Big Yellow Taxi” (steady, second week)
Album: Hard Candy (2002, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous” (steady, third week)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Daylight/Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 8, 2002

No hating on these hits.

No hating on these hits.

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 fourteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 8, 2002…

Debuts:
40. SERA, “That Girl Wouldn’t Listen”
38. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring LL COOL J, “All I Have”

Biggest Mover(s):
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Cry Me A River” (35-20, fifteen spots)

10. MADONNA, “Die Another Day” (down 4)
Album: Die Another Day (Soundtrack) (2002, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #6

09. O-TOWN, “These Are The Days” (steady, second week)
Album: O2 (2002, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. NIVEA featuring BRIAN and BRANDON CASEY, “Don’t Mess With My Man” (up 2)
Album: Nivea (2001, Jive Records)
Peak: #6

07. PINK, “Family Portrait” (steady, second week)
Album: Missundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. MISSY ELLIOTT, “Work It” (up 2)
Album: Under Construction (2002, Elektra Records)
Peak: #5

05. EMINEM, “Lose Yourself” (down 2)
Album: 8 Mile (Soundtrack) (2002, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. PUDDLE OF MUDD, “She Hates Me” (up 1)
Album: Come Clean (2001, Flawless/Geffen/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Beautiful” (up 1)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring JADAKISS and STYLES, “Jenny From The Block” (steady, fourth week)
Album: This Is Me… Then (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH, “The Game Of Love” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Shaman (2002, Arista Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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Enjoy The “Silence”: An Active Look At Rock Crossovers

Disturbed, but determined.

Disturbed, but determined.

It’s one of those surprising sales stories of 2016. How could a metal band doing a Simon & Garfunkel cover sell 370,000 copies of their single with minuscule pop airplay? Well, it’s happening to Disturbed, the group from Chicago that’s had many hits on the Active Rock listing since 2000. Given their dark imagery and loud sound, it’s no surprise that the act performs well there, but stays well away from any format where it would be played next to the likes of… oh, you know, Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift. Well, it appears that may be changing, as their record label, Reprise, is beginning to test the waters at CHR/Pop (and Hot AC) radio with a very reactive record.

“The Sound Of Silence” is already in rotation at stations in Baltimore, New Orleans and San Francisco across the two panels, with a number of other markets likely to add the record soon enough. Considering it’s a few weeks away from achieving 500,000 in sales, not to mention its 20+ million Spotify streams and 30+ million video views, this one looks like a monster… literally. Interestingly, this comes at a time when a #1 at Active Rock radio (“Sound” has been atop that chart for five weeks) hasn’t charted in the CHR top 50 since the fall of 2012. The Pretty Reckless narrowly missed the chart in 2014 with “Heaven Knows”, but “Sound” is the more popular sound when it comes to pure statistics, and has a better shot at hitting the top 50 than “Heaven” did.

With the dry spell of Active Rock crossovers now versus the more accepting crossover runs of 10-15 years ago, let’s have a look at a list of the chart-topping Active hits that also grabbed some CHR ground from 2000 until the current day:

All data prior to the summer of 2006 is from Radio & Records, with Mediabase 24/7 used to the current day. Peaks marked with an * represent those with the addition of two frozen charts around the holidays. This freeze was discontinued in 2006.

2000
Creed – “Higher” (#1 for 17* weeks – Active, 1999-2000) (#3 – CHR, 2000)
3 Doors Down – “Kryptonite” (#1 for 10 weeks – Active, 2000) (#1 for five weeks – CHR, 2000)
Creed – “With Arms Wide Open” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2000) (#1 for five weeks – CHR, 2000)
Papa Roach – “Last Resort” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2000) (#40 – CHR, 2000)
3 Doors Down – “Loser” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2000) (#39 – CHR, 2000)

2000 became a great breakout year at CHR radio for both 3 Doors Down and Creed, who would go onto several successful eras at the format. “Kryptonite” and “With Arms Wide Open” became back-to-back #1’s that fall, holding atop the list for ten big weeks.

2001
Staind – “It’s Been Awhile” (#1 for 11 weeks – Active, 2001) (#4 – CHR, 2001)
Nickelback – “How You Remind Me” (#1 for 11 weeks – Active, 2001) (#1 for ten* weeks – CHR, 2001-2)

Two more newcomers with massive Active Rock chart-toppers made crossover runs in 2001, with both becoming signature hits for Staind and Nickelback. “How You Remind Me” outlasted “It’s Been Awhile” after they fell off the survey, but both did very well.

2002
Linkin Park – “In The End” (#1 for seven* weeks – Active, 2001-2) (#1 for six weeks – CHR, 2002)
Puddle Of Mudd – “Blurry” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2002) (#4 – CHR, 2002)
Nickelback – “Too Bad” (#1 for one week – Active, 2002) (#25 – CHR, 2002)

Another two new groups broke through in 2002: two-hit wonder Puddle Of Mudd (“She Hates Me” hit #7 on CHR that year) and Linkin Park, with their combination of rap and rock proving likable for a mainstream audience. “In The End” is still their top hit.

2003
3 Doors Down – “When I’m Gone” (#1 for one week – Active, 2003) (#1 for one week – CHR, 2003)
Linkin Park – “Somewhere I Belong” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2003) (#47 – CHR, 2003)
Trapt – “Headstrong” (#1 for one week – Active, 2003) (#5 – CHR, 2003)
Audioslave – “Like A Stone” (#1 for one week – Active, 2003) (#29 – CHR, 2003)
Staind – “So Far Away” (#1 for four weeks – Active, 2003) (#18 – CHR, 2004)

By the end of 2003, 16 #1 songs on the Active Rock chart placed in the top 50 on the CHR/Pop chart, 15 of them making the top 40 and ten making the top ten. Audioslave and Trapt were fresh on the chart this year, while Active mainstays continued to do well.

2004
Linkin Park – “Numb” (#1 for ten* weeks – Active, 2003-4) (#5 – CHR, 2004)
Crossfade – “Cold” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2004) (#22 – CHR, 2005)

After the success of “Numb”, an Urban-driven revival at many pop stations lead some harder rock material to be shunned, but that didn’t stop some songs from crossing over. “Cold” experienced two pushes at CHR, spending months on the list until August 2005.

2005
Green Day – “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (#1 for nine weeks – Active, 2005) (#1 for four weeks – CHR, 2005)
Staind – “Right Here” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2005) (#9 – CHR, 2006)
Nickelback – “Photograph” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2005) (#3 – CHR, 2005)

The rise of digital downloads helped some acts regain their footing at pop radio. Green Day‘s huge American Idiot album was the talk of the town, and singles from Nickelback (one of five top tens from All The Right Reasons) and Staind had stellar longevity.

2006
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Dani California” (#1 for three weeks – Active, 2006) (#24 – CHR, 2006)
Stone Sour – “Through Glass” (#1 for six weeks – Active, 2006) (#23 – CHR, 2006-7)

2006 was another down year for Active Rock songs, even with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and their comeback. It dominated the rock world, but they were just “too old” for some pop stations to play. Stone Sour had their biggest crossover track during 2006.

2007
Three Days Grace – “Pain” (#1 for nine weeks – Active, 2006-7) (#47 – CHR, 2007)
Linkin Park – “What I’ve Done” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2007) (#18 – CHR, 2007)
Finger Eleven – “Paralyzer” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2007) (#5 – CHR, 2007)
Three Days Grace – “Never Too Late” (#1 for six weeks – Active, 2007) (#14 – CHR, 2008)

After charting with “One Thing” in 2004, Finger Eleven struck the pop top ten with another big record. It hit 30 weeks in the top 50 in early 2008. Three Days Grace went top 40 for the first time since 2004, with “Never” being their final CHR single to date.

2008
3 Doors Down – “It’s Not My Time” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2008) (#10 – CHR, 2008)
Theory Of A Deadman – “Bad Girlfriend” (#1 for four weeks – Active, 2008) (#46 – CHR, 2009)

After multiple top ten hits, including the aforementioned “Kryptonite” and “When I’m Gone”, 3 Doors Down had one last trip to the region in July. “It’s Not My Time” spent one week at #10. Theory Of A Deadman also made their crossover debut that year.

2009
Shinedown – “Second Chance” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2009) (#4 – CHR, 2009)
Linkin Park – “New Divide” (#1 for eight week – Active, 2009) (#27 – CHR, 2009)

The Florida group Shinedown had a career song beginning in late 2008 (and early 2009 at pop) with that big ballad, one of a few token rock hits to make their way to the pop airwaves towards the latter part of the decade. The band had a total of three CHR hits.

2012
Linkin Park – “Burn It Down” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2012) (#23 – CHR, 2012)

Far from their glory days, but still making radio hits, Linkin Park landed the two most recent Active Rock chart-toppers to find a home on the CHR/Pop chart. Question is, will Disturbed claim the next one and put 2016 on the map for crossovers? Stay tuned.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 15, 2002

Some "Beautiful" music.

Some “Beautiful” music.

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 my first year of middle school in seventh grade and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2002…

Debuts:
40. VONRAY, “Inside Out”
39. TELEPOPMUSIK, “Breathe”
37. JC CHASEZ, “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)”

Biggest Mover(s):
JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring LL COOL J, “All I Have” (38-29)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Cry Me A River” (20-11, nine spots)

10. PINK, “Family Portrait” (down 3)
Album: Missundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

09. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “I’m With You” (up 6)
Album: Let Go (2002, Arista Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

08. EMINEM, “Lose Yourself” (down 3)
Album: 8 Mile (Soundtrack) (2002, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. NIVEA featuring BRIAN and BRANDON CASEY, “Don’t Mess With My Man” (up 1)
Album: Nivea (2001, Jive Records)
Peak: #6

06. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous (up 5)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

05. MISSY ELLIOTT, “Work It” (up 1)
Album: Under Construction (2002, Elektra Records)
Peak: #5

04. PUDDLE OF MUDD, “She Hates Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Come Clean (2001, Flawless/Geffen/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring JADAKISS and STYLES, “Jenny From The Block” (down 1)
Album: This Is Me… Then (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Beautiful” (up 1)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH, “The Game Of Love” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Shaman (2002, Arista Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 19, 2003

It's a Chick thing.

It’s a Chick thing.

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 middle of January in seventh grade and revisit the top songs from this week in 2003…

Debuts:
40. BOOMKAT, “The Wreckoning”

Biggest Mover(s):
DF DUB, “Country Girl” (30-23, seven spots)

10. JC CHASEZ, “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)” (up 2)
Album: Drumline (Soundtrack) (2002, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. DIXIE CHICKS, “Landslide” (up 4)
Album: Home (2002, Open Wide/Columbia Records)
Peak: #4

08. NIVEA featuring BRIAN & BRANDON CASEY of JAGGED EDGE, “Don’t Mess With My Man” (down 2)
Album: Nivea (2002, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #5

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Beautiful” (down 3)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. COUNTING CROWS featuring VANESSA CARLTON, “Big Yellow Taxi” (up 2)
Album: Hard Candy (2002, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. PUDDLE OF MUDD, “She Hates Me” (down 4)
Album: Come Clean (2001, Flawless/Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring LL COOL J, “All I Have” (up 3)
Album: This Is Me… Then (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

03. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “I’m With You” (up 2)
Album: Let Go (2002, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #3

02. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Cry Me A River” (down 1)
Album: Justified (2002, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous” (up 1)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Daylight/Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 26, 2003

This chart's in sync.

This chart’s in sync.

Welcome back for another edition of 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. Now, time to relive the awkwardness that was seventh grade. It was a weird year, let’s just leave it at that. However, on the musical side of things, here’s a look at my top 40 from January 26, 2003:

Debuts:
40. CELINE DION, “I Drove All Night”
39. DANIEL BEDINGFIELD, “If You’re Not The One”
36. THE DONNAS, “Take It Off”
34. 50 CENT, “In Da Club”

Biggest Mover:
BOOMKAT, “The Wreckoning” (40-30) (10 spots)

10. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Beautiful”
After polarizing pop radio with her “Dirrty” track, which peaked at #2 on my own chart, Aguilera released this ballad with the Linda Perry touch and all was forgiven. Coming off a three-week run at #1, this was her last solo chart-topper to date. All five of the single releases from her 2002 album Stripped ranked in my top 5, which remains her biggest album in terms of total number of entries.

09. JOHN MAYER, “Your Body Is A Wonderland”
There was “No Such Thing” as one-hit wonder status for Mayer (see what I did there?) as the second single from Room For Squares took shape as a moderate radio hit. He wrote the song about his first girlfriend at age 14 and it was initially titled “Strawberry Wonderland” before the change to its published title. The performer’s had his ups and downs on the charts — he last made mine in 2012.

08. PUDDLE OF MUDD, “She Hates Me”
In 2001, the Missouri rockers began a run of big hits on the Alternative chart, including the 2002 crossover hit “Blurry”. By 2003, they found themselves with another rocker on the pop airwaves, an angsty anthem about songwriter (and one-time band member) Jimmy Allen’s ex-girlfriend at the time. “Hates” got as high as #2 on my survey, which remains their biggest and last song to enter.

07. JC CHASEZ, “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)”
After *NSYNC‘s hiatus in the summer of 2002, its two lead singers went solo. Justin Timberlake will be coming up later on the countdown, but at #7 was the first solo hit for Chasez, first featured on the soundtrack to the movie Drumline and then on solo album Schizophrenic. This was his biggest solo chart hit, peaking at #6 the next week, while fourth single “Build My World” went to #13.

06. COUNTING CROWS featuring VANESSA CARLTON, “Big Yellow Taxi”
Originally recorded and released in 1970 by singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, “Yellow” charted under three different acts including Mitchell (as well as The Neighborhood in 1970 and Amy Grant in 1995) before touching the radio airwaves in this duet version. A big single on the Hot AC survey, it was also one of their last CHR hits, and racked up a few weeks in the runner-up slot on my top 40.

05. DIXIE CHICKS, “Landslide”
Back-to-back remakes in the countdown, although this one was about to experience a plunge on the national charts several weeks later after lead singer Natalie Maines made her infamous comments about President Bush. The Fleetwood Mac cover was their one song to crossover to CHR radio thanks to a remix by Sheryl Crow. On my list, it peaked at #4 for two weeks in February before falling.

04. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Cry Me A River”
He could be picking up a few GRAMMY statuettes tomorrow night, that is, if he actually attends the show. (He reportedly turned down an invite to perform on it.) “River” was inspired by Timberlake’s relationship with pop star Britney Spears, and the music video went so far as to cast a look-alike in it. Whatever side you’re on, we can all agree it was a hit, and that’s not worth shedding any tears over.

03. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “I’m With You”
She was all of 18 years old when this was a hit, but the Canadian born singer was having a monster debut album with Let Go after two #1 singles on my chart, “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi”. This single was as its peak. Unfortunately, the performer hasn’t exactly shed her teenage image since and her peaks have suffered: her last leadoff single, 2013’s “Here’s To Never Growing Up”, just missed my top ten.

02. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring LL COOL J, “All I Have”
This was her… then. The R&B duet from the Bronx native’s last multi-Platinum album to date was another big hit, and the two worked so well together that in 2006, they teamed up again on the rapper’s hit, “Control Myself”. Lopez is currently teasing a promo single from her forthcoming album titled “Same Girl” and judging along with Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban on TV’s American Idol.

01. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous”
2003 was a big year for this pop punk band, just a few months after the release of their second album, The Young And The Hopeless. There was one particular girl in my grade who had a huge crush on the two brothers, Benji and Joel Madden. I’m guessing she was over them by the time high school started. Anyways, the quintet had three top ten singles on my survey during the era, this one spending four weeks at #1. Only one single from their next album charted, “Predictable” (#17), and they haven’t been on since 2004.

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