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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: October 5, 2014

Music that’s worth the “Wait”.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 5, 2014…

Debuts:
40. EDEN XO, “Too Cool To Dance”
39. CHARLI XCX, “Break The Rules”
38. JAMES BLUNT, “When I Find Love Again”
34. LILLY WOOD & THE PRICK and ROBIN SCHULZ, “Prayer In C”
30. ONE DIRECTION, “Steal My Girl”

Biggest Mover(s):
WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (20-13, seven spots)

10. MAROON 5, “Maps” (down 3)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. MARY LAMBERT, “Secrets” (steady, second week)
Album: Heart On My Sleeve (2014, Capitol Records)
Peak: #8

08. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (steady, second week)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Cecilia And The Satellite” (up 3)
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2014, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

06. RIXTON, “Wait On Me” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for five weeks

05. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Unpack Your Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Behind The Light (2014, 19/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

04. ED SHEERAN, “Don’t” (down 1)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

03. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (down 2)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. JAMIE SCOTT, “Unbreakable” (up 2)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Shake It Off” (up 1)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 25, 2014

“Already” four years ago.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 25, 2014…

Debuts:
39. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Believer”
38. MILKY CHANCE, “Stolen Dance”
35. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane”

Biggest Movers:
COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (26-18, eight spots)

10. OH HONEY, “Be Okay” (up 1)
Album: With Love (EP) (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #10

09. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (steady, second week)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

08. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (steady, second week)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (down 3)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

05. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (up 2)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

04. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (up 2)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

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

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, third week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 8, 2014

“Home” on the countdown.

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 June 8, 2014…

Debuts:
40. JESS GLYNNE, “Right Here”
39. US THE DUO, “No Matter Where You Are”

Biggest Movers:
YOUNG RISING SONS, “High” (40-33)

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

09. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (up 5)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

08. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (up 2)
Album: I Wanna Feel (single) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

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

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

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

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

03. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (up 1)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (up 1)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (March 3)

Piece of Mind.

Piece of the chart pie.

It’s a new month and there’s a new set of releases ready to storm the top of the charts, including the latest from a pop star with TV roots and several newcomers. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of March 3:

  • Former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson takes it Piece By Piece with her latest studio album, featuring the single “Heartbeat Song”, which is currently enjoying a nice digital run and moderate airtime at three formats. With her run of six consecutive top five debuts, including two #1 albums, this will obviously be up there next week. Question is, will the set be as strong in the long run? Hard to tell at this point. (iTunes)
  • You know them from the top ten hit “Me And My Broken Heart” and their current single “Hotel Ceiling”, and now those youngsters who call themselves Rixton are finally out with their delayed album, Let The Road. The initial hype from it is largely gone, but it should make a decent entry on the charts, especially with such a long pre-order window. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: AJR‘s Living Room (iTunes), Brandi Carlile‘s The Firewatcher’s Daughter (iTunes), Lady Lamb The Beekeeper‘s After (iTunes), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘s Chasing Yesterday (iTunes), Purity Ring‘s Another Eternity (iTunes), RuPaul‘s Realness (iTunes), The Janoskians‘s Would You Love Me (EP) (iTunes) and Tuxedo‘s Tuxedo (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Adore”, new from Cashmere Cat and Ariana Grande. (iTunes)
  • “Double Tap”, new from Jordin Sparks and 2 Chainz. (iTunes)
  • “I Really Like You”, the new single from Carly Rae Jepsen. (iTunes)
  • “Let You Go”, a collaboration from The Chainsmokers and Great Good Fine OK. (iTunes)
  • “New Romantics”, a former 1989 deluxe track from Taylor Swift. (iTunes)

Next week, it’s the latest Spring Break compilation from Luke Bryan versus Madonna and her Rebel Heart of a release for a chance at the top. How will they do against newcomers Fences and Sheppard? A full preview is coming in seven.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (January 2015)

Happy New Year to all of the PGTC readers around the world! It’s time once again to search the airwaves and find out if your favorite songs will be lighting up the national charts in 2015. What singles will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are some of the singles being serviced in January on the AAA, Alternative, CHR and Hot AC formats in this month’s Radio Report:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

Avicii and RAS
AVICII (featuring RAS) – “The Nights” (January 6) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
It was “The Days” that looked CHR-bound a few months ago, but that was abruptly pulled from the schedule. Maybe the change in time will change up the airwaves this spring. The Swedish DJ/producer’s latest single is already selling well on digital outlets like iTunes with a small amount of airplay thus far. Sure, this song is no “Wake Me Up!”, but hey, what is?

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding
CALVIN HARRIS featuring ELLIE GOULDING – “Outside” (January 13) (*)
Label: Columbia
Some say that lightning doesn’t strike twice, but Harris and Goulding are looking to prove that theory wrong. Two years ago, the Scottish DJ/producer and English chanteuse collaborated on “I Need Your Love”, climbing up into the top 5 on CHR radio late in the summer. This second pairing, a top ten single across the globe last year, has big potential here too.

Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey
NICKI MINAJ featuring SKYLAR GREY – “Bed Of Lies” (January 13) (*)
Label: YMCMB/Republic
Though Urban radio has fully embraced Minaj’s latest era, The Pinkprint, programmers at pop radio haven’t warmed up to the new music. Even “Anaconda”, a big digital hit with an eye-popping music video to boot, missed the top 20 and fell sharply. “Bed” has been another strong streamer, but with CHR’s sleeping on prior releases, the dream is a difficult one.

Tove Lo
TOVE LO – “Talking Body” (January 20) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
If she’s gotta stay high, then this single could be the one to take her back to the top. “Talking” is the follow-up to “Habits (Stay High)”, which spent one week at #1 back in November, while parent album Queen Of The Clouds ascended the sky to #14 on the Billboard 200. Already playing on Hits 1 and other outlets, this “body” is exercising some musical muscle.

Olly Murs and Travie McCoy
OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY – “Wrapped Up” (January 27) (*)
Label: Columbia
This hit collaboration recently wrapped itself around the top 5 on the Singles Chart in the United Kingdom, entering the survey at #3. That region is also where it currently sits on my personal chart. (We’ll know shortly if “Wrapped” matches that high point.) Murs hasn’t been as consistent on this side of the world, but I’m certainly rooting for this to break here.

Rixton
RIXTON – “Hotel Ceiling” (mid-to-late January – TBD) (*)
Label: School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope
Last year, the English group went top ten on the CHR chart with “Me And My Broken Heart”, but their momentum came to a halt when followup “Wait On Me” stalled in the 30’s last fall. Despite their debut album being pushed back to March, the group is charging ahead with this cut and could be spinning on the air soon. We’ll see when they check into the chart.

ALTERNATIVE (*) and AAA (**)

Milky Chance
MILKY CHANCE – “Flashed Junk Mind” (January 6) (* + **)
Label: Republic
Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch have stolen more than a few dances recently, but the two German musicians aren’t looking for just one twirl at the top of the charts. They have more on their “Mind”. The second release to be issued from Sadnecessary fits the same folk-driven route as their international winner, but it has not ranked nearly as well overseas.

Brandi Carlile
BRANDI CARLILE – “Wherever Is Your Heart” (January 13) (**)
Label: ATO
After four albums with Columbia Records, including a big breakout with 2007’s The Story, singer and songwriter Carlile joins ATO for her latest offering, The Firewatcher’s Daughter. Having been a consistent presence on the AAA scene for years, including two charted singles from her last album, radio is ready for a new song and this tune does not disappoint.

Vance Joy
VANCE JOY, “Mess Is Mine” (January 13) (*+ **)
Label: F-Stop/Atlantic
The Australian singer/songwriter born James Keogh got swept up in a “Riptide” in the chart waters they call Alternative radio, spending five weeks at the top over the summer. The song is now crossing over to Hot AC and CHR outlets, but in the meantime, his second single jumps onto the format that crowned his top tune. The song is off to a nice start thus far.

Smallpools
SMALLPOOLS – “Karaoke” (January 20) (*)
Label: RCA
It’s been a while since this quartet has been on the charts; you may remember “Dreaming”, a minor entry on Alternative radio during the summer of 2013. After a cancelled single in “Over & Over”, the band will finally be releasing their debut album on February 3. It’s titled LOVETAP! and hopefully “Karaoke” will tap its way to some major adds before the date.

The Avener
THE AVENER – “Fade Out Lines” (January 20) (*)
Label: Republic
Already a huge hit across Europe, including #1 success in Austria and Germany, this track makes its way to the States as part of the upcoming 50 Shades Of Grey film. 27-year-old DJ and producer Tristan Casara is behind the song, which is a reworking of “The Fade Out Line” by Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws, first issued in late 2011. “Out” is definitely in.

The Griswolds
THE GRISWOLDS – “If You Wanna Stay” (January 27) (*)
Label: Wind-Up
These four Aussie rockers broke the top 20 last year with their single “Beware The Dog”, and between that and their last release, “Heart Of A Lion”, you’d think they would be opening a zoo. However, that is not the case as their latest single is breaking the trend of animal anthems, but it’s still worth a listen. Look for it to chart at the format in the next few weeks.

Which songs would you like to see do well from the list above? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 21, 2014

Spending their "Days" at the top.

Spending their “Days” at the top.

DEBUTS
39. Modest Mouse – Lampshades On Fire
38. Prince Royce featuring Snoop Dogg – Stuck On A Feeling
37. Matt Simons – Catch And Release | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato – Up (39) BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
30. Rixton – Hotel Ceiling (35) BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (08) | PEAK: #06
09. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (12) | PEAK: #09
08. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (06) | PEAK: #03
06. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
05. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Take That – These Days (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (5)
2. Nick Gardner – Lose You (1)
3. Sheppard – Smile (3)
4. Scott Helman – Bungalow (8)
5. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (6)
6. Maroon 5 – Sugar (-)
7. Smallpools – Karaoke (-)
8. Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red (4)
9. Lifehouse – Flight (-)
10. Coldplay – Miracles (-)

In The Mix:
Kim Churchill – Backwards Head (new)
Madonna – Living For Love (new)
Mikey Wax – Only One
Taylor Swift – Style (new)
Train – Bulletproof Picasso

Chart Notes:

  • Commentary will be back next week due to my ongoing Top 100 of 2014. Until next Sunday, you can check out what’s been revealed so far below:
  • 100-81
  • 80-61
  • 60-41
  • 40-31
  • 30-21
  • 20-11

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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