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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 2, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

Great Scott! He tops the chart again.

DEBUTS
38. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
36. The Script – No Good In Goodbye | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Martin Luke Brown – Nostalgia (40)
27. Passenger – 27 (33)
26. Take That – These Days (31)
20. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (26)
15. Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (23) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (08) | PEAK: #02
08. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 – Animals (09) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – Superheroes (05) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
05. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Real Love (2)
2. Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now? (3)
3. American Authors – Luck (5)
4. Coldplay – Ink (8)
5. Big Data featuring White Sea – The Business Of Emotion (7)
6. Christina Perri – The Words (-)
7. OneRepublic – I Lived (4)
8. Sheppard – Smile (10)
9. U2 – Every Breaking Wave (-)
10. Matt Hires – Hold You Up (-)

In The Mix:
Anthem Lights – Top Of The World
Avicii featuring Robbie Williams – The Days
David Guetta featuring Sam Martin – Dangerous
Grizfolk – Hymnals
Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie
Mikey Wax – Only One
Neil Diamond – Nothing But A Heartache
Nick Gardner – Lose You
Ryan Cabrera – House On Fire
Sam Hunt – Leave The Night On
The Madden Brothers – Dear Jane
Train – Bulletproof Picasso
You+Me – You And Me

Chart Notes:

  • Despite a slightly modest start, “Too Cool To Dance” from Eden XO is really rocketing up the chart now. After tying for the Biggest Mover on last week’s list, she holds the title by herself this week, up another eight notches from #23 to #15. The 25-year-old singer and songwriter from California is one of six solo females appearing in the top 40 and the highest newcomer of them.
  • The highest of this week’s two debuts jumps aboard at #36 for The Script and “No Good In Goodbye”. It is the Irish trio’s second charting single from their recent album No Sound Without Silence, the first being the #1 “Superheroes”, which is still in my top ten. Five of the band’s nine top 40 hits have gone to the top; we’ll see if this makes six.
  • Also entering this week on the chart is the second release from superstar Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album, which looks to sell over 1.3 million copies in its debut frame. That’s huge. “Blank Space” is already charging ahead at several airplay formats and comes in at #38 on my own top 40.
  • It appears that there will be room for two debuts on next week’s countdown — it will be a tossup between American Authors, Christina Perri, Clean Bandit / Jess Glynne, Coldplay and Sheppard for who actually makes it in there (at this point.) Stay tuned!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 26, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

No breaks at the top for “Unbreakable”.

DEBUTS
40. Martin Luke Brown – Nostalgia
39. Ingrid Michaelson – Afterlife | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Passenger – 27 (38)
26. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (30) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Animals (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (08) | PEAK: #02
07. Rixton – Wait On Me (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (06) | PEAK: #06
05. The Script – Superheroes (05) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (9)
2. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Real Love (8)
3. Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now? (2)
4. OneRepublic – I Lived (4)
5. American Authors – Luck (6)
6. Hilary Duff – All About You (3)
7. Big Data featuring White Sea – The Business Of Emotion (-)
8. Coldplay – Ink (-)
9. Bryan Adams – She Knows Me (7)
10. Sheppard – Smile (-)

In The Mix:
AJR – Infinity
Anthem Lights – Top Of The World (new)
Avicii featuring Robbie Williams – The Days
Better Than Ezra – Gonna Get Better
Brian Wilson and Various Artists – God Only Knows
Christina Perri – The Words (new)
David Guetta featuring Sam Martin – Dangerous
Goo Goo Dolls – Caught In The Storm
Grizfolk – Hymnals
Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie
Matt Hires – Hold You Up (new)
Mikey Wax – Only One (new)
Neil Diamond – Nothing But A Heartache
Nick Gardner – Lose You
Ryan Cabrera – House On Fire (new)
Sam Hunt – Leave The Night On
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
The Madden Brothers – Dear Jane (new)
Train – Bulletproof Picasso (new)
U2 – Every Breaking Wave (new)
You+Me – You And Me

Chart Notes:

  • Jamie Scott calls his latest single “Unbreakable”, and his run at the top likely won’t be broken for some time. This is the song’s second week at #1 and his sixth frame overall in 2014. Scott’s album, My Hurricane, has been pushed back again by Virgin/Capitol to January 20 of next year after previous dates of September 9, October 7 and November 10 of this year. It’s unfortunate, of course, but I still look forward to hearing the full thing.
  • Two songs tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, both up seven spots from the last chart. Charging ahead is “Wrapped Up” by Olly Murs and Travie McCoy, climbing 33-26, and newcomer Eden XO steps up with a 30-23 jump with “Too Cool To Dance”. The former song will be on Murs’s forthcoming album, Never Been Better, while the latter single was just serviced to pop radio to some very good initial numbers.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from Ingrid Michaelson with the followup to “Girls Chase Boys”. Entering at #39, her latest is “Afterlife”, taken from her recent album Lights Out. A deluxe edition of that is released on November 10 and tacks on an additional second disc with six tracks, including some previously unreleased demos and much more.
  • You may have heard him on BBC Radio 1 earlier this month when he was playlisted as their newest Introducing artist. He’s 21-year-old English performer Martin Luke Brown, from Leicester, who debuts at #40 with “Nostalgia”. It is a great tune and I’m sure that we’ll hear even more fantastic originals from him in the new year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 19, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

This Hurricane is back on the radar.

DEBUTS
40. Train – Cadillac, Cadillac
39. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
38. Passenger – 27 | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Take That – These Days (40)
33. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (38)
28. James Blunt – When I Find Love Again (33)
20. One Direction – Steal My Girl (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Mary Lambert – Secrets (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (07) | PEAK: #02
07. Rixton – Wait On Me (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (09) | PEAK: #06
05. The Script – Superheroes (04) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ingrid Michaelson – Afterlife (5)
2. Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now? (3)
3. Hilary Duff – All About You (4)
4. OneRepublic – I Lived (7)
5. Martin Luke Brown – Nostalgia (-)
6. American Authors – Luck (10)
7. Bryan Adams – She Knows Me (8)
8. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Real Love (-)
9. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (-)
10. U2 – The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (9)

In The Mix:
A Great Big World – Rockstar
AJR – Infinity
Avicii featuring Robbie Williams – The Days
Better Than Ezra – Gonna Get Better
Big Data featuring White Sea – The Business Of Emotion (new)
Brian Wilson and Various Artists – God Only Knows
Coldplay – Ink (new)
David Guetta featuring Sam Martin – Dangerous
Goo Goo Dolls – Caught In The Storm
Grizfolk – Hymnals
Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie (new)
Neil Diamond – Nothing But A Heartache (new)
Nick Gardner – Lose You
Sam Hunt – Leave The Night On (new)
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
Sheppard – Smile
You+Me – You And Me

Chart Notes:

  • It was back in August that Jamie Scott spent his final of four weeks at #1 with “My Hurricane”, the title track from his forthcoming album. Now, he’s back with his second solo chart-topper in “Unbreakable”, which advances 2-1. It’s the fourth total #1 for the 30-year-old British performer, who also scored two in a row with Graffiti6 in 2012. Scott still has three songs on the chart this week, with “Hurricane” at #15 and his duo’s “The Bridge” at #36.
  • If you’re looking for big movers on the countdown, you’re out of luck, at least this week. There are four songs tied at a movement of five spots upward, with an additional three songs up four spots. Maybe there will be some shaking up on the next chart. However, James Blunt, Olly Murs / Travie McCoy and Take That all look top 20 bound in the coming weeks, while One Direction could break the top ten.
  • This week’s Highest Debut saw a video premiere this week: it’s “27” by my top artist of last year, Passenger, bowing in at #38. This marks the third release to chart from his album Whispers, following “Scare Away The Dark” (#1) and “Heart’s On Fire” (#9). The singer and songwriter is currently on tour on Europe and heads to Australia in 2015.
  • Also debuting with a third single is Ed Sheeran, in at #39 with “Thinking Out Loud”, from the album X. Though the song isn’t actively being promoted in the U.S. while “Don’t” continues to build at radio, “Loud” is #1 in Australia and New Zealand and top five in the United Kingdom. I’m sure it will smash here during the spring.
  • Finally, at #40, is the latest from the those Golden Gate guys, the band Train. Their second single from Bulletproof Picasso is “Cadillac, Cadillac”. The luxury car previously rode into the top 40 on the Hot 100 for Michael Martin Murphey and Natalie Cole, and perhaps the band’s new one will drive the same route.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 12, 2014

Charters gonna chart (chart, chart, chart, chart.)

Swiftly taking the top again.

DEBUTS
40. Take That – These Days
38. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (40)
33. James Blunt – When I Find Love Again (38)
31. MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down (36)
28. Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (34)
25. One Direction – Steal My Girl (30)
21. O.A.R. – Favorite Song (27)
15. Maroon 5 – Animals (22) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (13) | PEAK: #09
08. Mary Lambert – Secrets (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Rixton – Wait On Me (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (07) | PEAK: #05
04. The Script – Superheroes (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
03. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Passenger – 27 (4)
2. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (5)
3. Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now? (3)
4. Hilary Duff – All About You (2)
5. Ingrid Michaelson – Afterlife (9)
6. Train – Cadillac, Cadillac (10)
7. OneRepublic – I Lived (8)
8. Bryan Adams – She Knows Me (6)
9. U2 – The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (7)
10. American Authors – Luck (-)

In The Mix:
A Great Big World – Rockstar
AJR – Infinity
Avicii featuring Robbie Williams – The Days
Bea Miller – Young Blood
Better Than Ezra – Gonna Get Better
Brian Wilson and Various Artists – God Only Knows (new)
Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Real Love
David Guetta featuring Sam Martin – Dangerous (new)
Goo Goo Dolls – Caught In The Storm
Grizfolk – Hymnals
Martin Luke Brown – Nostalgia (new)
Nick Gardner – Lose You
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
Sheppard – Smile
You+Me – You And Me (new)

Chart Notes:

  • In just under a month, the latest release from Maroon 5 leaps to #15 as “Animals” claims the week’s Biggest Mover title, up seven spots. It’s the second single to chart from V; it follows “Maps”, and that former #2 is located back-to-back with it at #14. Will the animal kingdom devour its competition and take control of the chart throne? They are certainly hungry for more and could do it.
  • After charging into the chart last week at #30, One Direction climb modestly this week with “Steal My Girl”, up to #25. It just missed debuting in the top ten on the Hot 100, coming in at #13. Should it rise there or make the top ten at CHR radio, it will join only a few titles to “steal” a place that high, like Robbie Dupree‘s “Steal Away” (1980) and Len‘s “Steal My Sunshine” (1999).
  • Olly Murs earns this week’s Highest Debut with a little help from Travie McCoy. In at #38, “Wrapped Up” marks the leadoff single from Murs’s forthcoming album, Never Been Better, due for release in Australia and in the U.K. in late November. Look for it to be another big success for the 30-year-old singer. (No Stateside date has been decided as of yet.)
  • Also dancing onto the countdown is the latest single from former quintet turned quartet turned quintet and now trio Take That. “These Days” jumps aboard at #40, the first release from their appropriately titled forthcoming album III. Last time out in 2011, the group hit #18 with a song called “When We Were Young”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 5, 2014

Charters gonna chart (chart, chart, chart, chart.)

Charters gonna chart (chart, chart, chart, chart.)

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 | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. O.A.R. – Favorite Song (32)
25. Nickelback – What Are You Waiting For? (31)
22. Maroon 5 – Animals (28)
13. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (20) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Maps (07) | PEAK: #02
09. Mary Lambert – Secrets (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (08) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Rixton – Wait On Me (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (03) | PEAK: #02
03. The Script – Superheroes (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (-)
2. Hilary Duff – All About You (3)
3. Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now? (4)
4. Passenger – 27 (-)
5. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (8)
6. Bryan Adams – She Knows Me (5)
7. U2 – The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (7)
8. OneRepublic – I Lived (10)
9. Ingrid Michaelson – Afterlife (-)
10. Train – Cadillac, Cadillac (-)

In The Mix:
A Great Big World – Rockstar
AJR – Infinity
American Authors – Luck (new)
Bea Miller – Young Blood
Better Than Ezra – Gonna Get Better
Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Real Love (new)
Goo Goo Dolls – Caught In The Storm
Grizfolk – Hymnals (new)
Nick Gardner – Lose You
O-Town – Chasin’ After You
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
Sheppard – Smile

Chart Notes:

  • It started with “Love Story”, then “You Belong With Me” and then “Mine”, and now Taylor Swift earns her latest and fourth #1 on my chart with “Shake It Off”, advancing 2-1 in only its seventh week. “Shake” leads off 1989, due on October 27 in what very well could be the largest opening week of 2014. Of course, we are all curious if this will be Swift’s third consecutive million seller within that first frame. Stay tuned!
  • In a pretty packed week with five new entries on the chart, One Direction leaps in at #30 with the Highest Debut, “Steal My Girl”. It’s the first release to be issued from their forthcoming album Four, due on November 17. “Steal” marks their 12th song to reach my top 40, seven of which have gone top ten. The biggest, “Story Of My Life”, held the #1 spot for three weeks in December.
  • 27-year-old German DJ Robin Schulz has really made a name for himself in 2014 with several hit remixes across the European charts. His recent #1 in the United Kingdom, a remix of a four-year-old recording by Lilly Wood & The Prick called “Prayer In C”, is new this week at #34. The single now begins its quest at radio here with adds in several major markets this far.
  • Further down, singer/songwriter James Blunt comes in at #38 with “When I Find Love Again”. It’s his 11th entry to make my chart, two of which went to #1: “You’re Beautiful” in 2005 and “Stay The Night” in 2010. Below him is Charli XCX, new at #39 with “Break The Rules”, the followup to “Boom Clap”. Lastly, newcomer Eden XO bows in at #40 with “Too Cool To Dance”.
  • On next week’s survey, watch out for potential debuts from Olly Murs, along with Travie McCoy on “Wrapped Up”, and Passenger‘s latest single, simply called “27”. What other surprises does Q4 have up its sleeves for us? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 28, 2014

It's a band, it's a plane...

Fightin’ crime for five weeks.

DEBUTS
40. MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down

TOP GAINERS
31. Nickelback – What Are You Waiting For? (37)
28. Maroon 5 – Animals (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (28)
20. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Mary Lambert – Secrets (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Maroon 5 – Maps (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Rixton – Wait On Me (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (03) | PEAK: #02
01. The Script – Superheroes (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lilly Wood & The Prick featuring Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (3)
2. Charli XCX – Break The Rules (2)
3. Hilary Duff – All About You (4)
4. Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now? (5)
5. Bryan Adams – She Knows Me (8)
6. Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (-)
7. U2 – The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (9)
8. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (-)
9. James Blunt – When I Find Love Again (-)
10. OneRepublic – I Lived (-)

In The Mix:
A Great Big World – Rockstar
AJR – Infinity
Bea Miller – Young Blood
Better Than Ezra – Gonna Get Better
Goo Goo Dolls – Caught In The Storm
Hudson Taylor – Chasing Rubies
Ingrid Michaelson – Afterlife
Nick Gardner – Lose You
O-Town – Chasin’ After You
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
Sheppard – Smile (new)
Train – Cadillac, Cadillac

Chart Notes:

  • Up from 8-5 this week, Phillip Phillips garners his third top five hit on my top 40 with “Unpack Your Heart”. It’s the followup to “Raging Fire”, which climbed to #3 in April. Both singles are from his sophomore effort Behind The Light. Only one other male American Idol winner can claim as many top five hits and that is David Cook: in 2008 and 2009, “The Time Of My Life” (#1), “Light On” (#1) and “Come Back To Me” (#2) landed him that feat.
  • He never landed in the top ten as the lead singer of the band Jack’s Mannequin, but as Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, the 32-year-old easily takes his latest single in there, climbing 14-10 in his eighth week on with “Cecilia And The Satellite”. The soloist’s self-titled album is due October 14 and several pre-release songs from the set, including newest release “Canyon Run”, are available now at digital retailers.
  • After debuting last week at #40, the latest entry from Maroon 5 takes a hefty 12 spot jump to #28, “Animals”. It’s the second single to chart from the group’s album V and you’ve likely heard it in a commercial for the new Kia Soul model. Radio has been responding to it quite well in the past week and it should quickly rise to the top of the pack.
  • The only debut this week is from the Canadian band MAGIC!, new at #40 with “Let Your Hair Down”. It’s the act’s third time on the chart; “Rude” reached #2 in March, while “Don’t Kill The Magic”, the title track from their album, topped out at #26 in June. “Hair” is serviced to Hot AC radio next month.
  • Next week could feature as many as five debuts in the top 40, with the majority of them by female acts like Charli XCX and Eden XO, both in the Top 10 Next In Line. Also, watch for the splashy debut of “Steal My Girl” by One Direction, which premieres on Monday.

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

It's a band, it's a plane...

Sticking to the Script.

DEBUTS
40. Maroon 5 – Animals
37. Nickelback – What Are You Waiting For? | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (33)
24. Cobra Starship featuring Icona Pop – Never Been In Love (31)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (07) | PEAK: #05
09. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Rixton – Wait On Me (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Maroon 5 – Maps (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (03) | PEAK: #02
01. The Script – Superheroes (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down (2)
2. Charli XCX – Break The Rules (6)
3. Lilly Wood & The Prick featuring Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (8)
4. Hilary Duff – All About You (7)
5. Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now? (10)
6. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (4)
7. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (3)
8. Bryan Adams – She Knows Me (-)
9. U2 – The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (-)
10. Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (5)

In The Mix:
A Great Big World – Rockstar
AJR – Infinity
Bea Miller – Young Blood
Better Than Ezra – Gonna Get Better (new)
Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (new)
Goo Goo Dolls – Caught In The Storm
Hudson Taylor – Chasing Rubies
Ingrid Michaelson – Afterlife (new)
James Blunt – When I Find Love Again (new)
Nick Gardner – Lose You
OneRepublic – I Lived
O-Town – Chasin’ After You (new)
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
Train – Cadillac, Cadillac (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After debuting last week at #37, the second top 40 single for Bleachers climbs nine notches to #28 to become this week’s Biggest Mover. “Rollercoaster” is the second single from Strange Desire, which just missed the top ten on the Billboard 200. In early 1976, the Ohio Players went to #1 on the Hot 100 with a song called “Love Rollercoaster”. Will Jack Antonoff and his act ride their way to the top as well? Stay tuned!
  • This week’s Highest Debut goes to Canada’s Nickelback, back on the chart after a little over two years away. They may get a bit of flack, but I’m liking their latest, “What Are You Waiting For?”, which debuts at #37. It’s taken from the forthcoming album No Fixed Address, due this November on Republic Records. Active Rock radio is currently spinning another single, “Edge Of A Revolution”.
  • Down at #40 is Maroon 5 with the second hit from their album V. Following the recent #2 “Maps” is a single called “Animals”, which is not a hot Martin Garrix remake. It’s already started to receive some pretty large adds at CHR radio and officially impacts the format this week. This marks the band’s 20th song to reach my top 40.
  • With new singles by acts like Fergie (“L.A.LOVE (La La)”), Gwen Stefani (“Baby Don’t Lie”) and One Direction (“Steal My Girl”) all debuting in the next few weeks, you never know what will happen on the countdown. Watch out as October rolls in – there’s bound to be a lot of action.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 14, 2014

It's a band, it's a plane...

Flying high once again.

DEBUTS
40. Neon Trees – First Things First
38. O.A.R. – Favorite Song
37. Bleachers – Rollercoaster
33. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me (39)
31. Cobra Starship featuring Icona Pop – Never Been In Love (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Foster The People – Are You What You Want To Be? (30)
22. Coldplay – True Love (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (13) | PEAK: #10
09. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (07) | PEAK: #04
07. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Rixton – Wait On Me (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Maroon 5 – Maps (02) | PEAK: #02
01. The Script – Superheroes (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nickelback – What Are You Waiting For? (-)
2. MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down (5)
3. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (1)
4. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (2)
5. Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (7)
6. Charli XCX – Break The Rules (-)
7. Hilary Duff – All About You (-)
8. Lilly Wood & The Prick featuring Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (-)
9. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (10)
10. Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now? (-)

In The Mix:
A Great Big World – Rockstar (new)
AJR – Infinity (new)
Bea Miller – Young Blood
Bryan Adams – She Knows Me (new)
Goo Goo Dolls – Caught In The Storm
Hudson Taylor – Chasing Rubies
Maroon 5 – Animals
Nick Gardner – Lose You (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
U2 – The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Lots of action on the top 40 this weekend with four songs new to the countdown. Debuting at #33 is highest of them and the second hit for the Ohio band Walk The Moon, titled “Shut Up And Dance”. Their first, “Anna Sun”, went to #6 two years ago. The quartet is one of a handful of bands from the Buckeye State to reach my chart, which also includes 98 Degrees, Blessid Union Of Souls, Relient K and Youngstown.
  • At #37 is the second entry for Bleachers, led by fun.‘s Jack Antonoff. “Rollercoaster” is the followup to “I Wanna Get Better”, which spent a week at the top earlier this year. It’s also picking up strong gains this week on Alternative radio, where it will debut in the top 40 on the published update later today. Both are taken from the album Strange Desire, released back in July.
  • In one notch lower at #38 is a new release for Maryland rockers O.A.R., who bow in with “Favorite Song”. It’s their seventh time on the chart and four of those singles went top ten. Their biggest of the seven is “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)”, which spent five weeks at #2 in 2008. Will this one become a bigger favorite of mine as the year goes on? Stay tuned!
  • Finally, at #40, is a new song from Neon Trees, the quartet from Provo, UT. “First Things First” is the third single to be issued from their album Pop Psychology, the other two being “Sleeping With A Friend” (#1 for six weeks) and “Love In The 21st Century”. “First” goes to Alternative radio this week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 7, 2014

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Flying high once again.

DEBUTS
40. Cobra Starship featuring Icona Pop – Never Been In Love
39. Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Foster The People – Are You What You Want To Be? (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Coldplay – True Love (33)
24. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman (29)
20. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (25)
14. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (20)
06. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (11)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (06) | PEAK: #02
09. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Rixton – Wait On Me (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (11) | PEAK: #06
05. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Maroon 5 – Maps (02) | PEAK: #02
01. The Script – Superheroes (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (1)
2. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (2)
3. Neon Trees – First Things First (9)
4. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (8)
5. MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down (7)
6. The 1975 – Heart Out (3)
7. Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (5)
8. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (-)
9. O.A.R. – Favorite Song (-)
10. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (6)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Young Blood
Charli XCX – Break The Rules (new)
Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now?
Goo Goo Dolls – Caught In The Storm (new)
Hilary Duff – All About You
Hudson Taylor – Chasing Rubies
Lilly Wood & The Prick featuring Robin Schulz – Prayer In C
Maroon 5 – Animals
Nickelback – What Are You Waiting For? (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine

Chart Notes:

  • Stay putting at #1 for the second week running is The Script with their fifth #1 single on my chart, “Superheroes”. This marks their 19th week total atop the survey, which started with the eight week run of “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” back in 2009. Look for the single to debut in the top three on the Singles Chart over in the United Kingdom this weekend, which will mark their third time entering in the region on that survey.
  • Just outside the top ten are three great songs looking to break in next week: “Secrets” by Mary Lambert, holding at #12 for the third week in a row, “Unpack Your Heart” by Phillip Phillips, climbing to #13, and “Unbreakable” by Jamie Scott, which takes a six notch leap to #14. All are very worthy contenders, though the two males have been there before, while newcomer Lambert hasn’t. We’ll see what happens.
  • After entering last week at #39, the current hit for Foster The People takes the title of this week’s Biggest Mover. The inquisitive “Are You What You Want To Be?” is up to #30 this week, a gain of nine notches for the third top 40 single from Supermodel. The song goes to Alternative radio on Tuesday and should rank there relatively quickly.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the second entry for Jessie Ware, who debuts at #39 with “Say You Love Me”. Ware rose to the top 20 last year with “Wildest Moments” and did an uncredited backing vocal on Mayer Hawthorne‘s “Her Favorite Song”, a #2 single. “Say” is taken from her forthcoming album Tough Love, due later next month.
  • Also, at #40 is this week’s second debut, “Never Been In Love” by American quintet Cobra Starship and Swedish duo Icona Pop, together for the first time. For you chart trivia buffs, the title has cracked the top 40 only once on the Hot 100: in 1982, former Eagles member Randy Meisner went to #28 with his song of the same name.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 31, 2014

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DEBUTS
40. The Fray – Hold My Hand
39. Foster The People – Are You What You Want To Be? | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Coldplay – True Love (40)
20. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (28)
11. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (22) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Rixton – Wait On Me (13) | PEAK: #10
09. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Maroon 5 – Maps (03) | PEAK: #02
01. The Script – Superheroes (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (3)
2. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (2)
3. The 1975 – Heart Out (1)
4. Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me (9)
5. Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (5)
6. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (7)
7. MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down (10)
8. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (-)
9. Neon Trees – First Things First (-)
10. Cobra Starship featuring Icona Pop – Never Been In Love (-)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Young Blood
Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now? (new)
Hilary Duff – All About You
Hudson Taylor – Chasing Rubies
Lilly Wood & The Prick featuring Robin Schulz – Prayer In C
Maroon 5 – Animals
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
Todd Carey – Nintendo
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance

Chart Notes:

  • New at #1 this week is Irish trio The Script, climbing 2-1 with “Superheroes”. It’s their fifth single to reach the top of my chart and their quickest rise to the top at six weeks, replacing 2012’s “Hall Of Fame”, which hit #1 in its tenth week on. The song leads off their new album No Sound Without Silence, due in the U.S. on September 30. I’m sure it will be a great listen once it’s out, and perhaps give us a few more chart-worthy cuts.
  • As if there was any doubt, last week’s big debut from Taylor Swift all the way up at #22 with “Shake It Off” translates into this week’s Biggest Mover, up 11 spots to #11. It’s the first release from her forthcoming album 1989, due October 27. Two songs with “shake” in their titles cracked the Hot 100 in 1989: “Shake For The Sheik” by The Escape Club (#28) and “Shake It Up” by Bad Company (#82).
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to California’s Foster The People. Their album Supermodel may have fallen off the radar, but their third single from it enters this week at #39, titled “Are You What You Want To Be?” The two prior releases, “Coming Of Age” and “Best Friend”, both went top ten earlier this year. Will this single do the same? We shall know soon — stay tuned.
  • Also, down at #40 in the latest entry for The Fray, “Hold My Hand”. It’s the third release from album Helios, though previous single “Break Your Plans” failed to go top 40. (It did reach the top 20 on the Hot AC survey.) “Hand” has also been a nationally charting title for Don Cornell (1954), Hootie & The Blowfish (1994) and Michael Jackson / Akon (2010).

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