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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 30, 2015

“Down” for some 2015 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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 30, 2015…

Debuts:
39. BOY & BEAR, “Walk The Wire”
36. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Wildest Dreams”

Biggest Mover(s):
NATE RUESS, “Great Big Storm” (23-16, seven spots)

10. GAVIN JAMES, “The Book Of Love” (down 2)
Album: Bitter Pill (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard” (steady, second week)
Album: Jukebox The Ghost (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. ONE DIRECTION, “Drag Me Down” (up 5)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. WALK THE MOON, “Different Colors” (down 3)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. SHAWN MENDES, “Stitches” (up 1)
Album: Handwritten (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #5

05. RØMANS, “Uh Huh” (down 2)
Album: Overthinking – Pt. 1 (EP) (2015, Roc Nation Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Run Away With Me” (up 2)
Album: E·MO·TION (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

03. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Hold Each Other” (up 2)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. JOHN NEWMAN, “Come And Get It” (steady, second week)
Album: Revolve (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. DURAN DURAN featuring JANELLE MONÁE and NILE RODGERS, “Pressure Off” (steady, second week)
Album: Paper Gods (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #10, #09 and #08

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

Are we ready for the top ten, boys and girls? We’ll reveal three songs today, three tomorrow, two on Tuesday and the final two on Wednesday. Get excited, because here come the songs that rank at #10, #09 and #08 for the year 2015…

ROMANS
010. ROMANS – “Uh Huh”
Label: Roc Nation
Album: Overthinking – Part 1 (EP)
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Top 40 Weeks: 24

Singer, songwriter and producer Sam Roman has collaborated with acts such as Disclosure, Mary J. Blige, Naughty Boy and Olly Murs, but 2015 was his year to shine as a main-credited artist, and he did. “Uh Huh” was an exciting and energetic surprise.

On My Chart: “Uh Huh” immediately debuted at #3 Next In Line on the chart dated May 24, then came into the top 40 at #36 a week later. It hit the top ten in its sixth week and #1 in its 11th week (August 9) on the chart. After its run at the top, it began a slow descent down the top ten, then fell more rapidly once it exited that region. By the chart of November 15, it was out of the top 40.

On The Charts: This song went to two U.S. radio formats, Hot AC and Triple A, and though it picked up a handful of stations on both panels, it was not a hit on either one. However, it’s been spun nearly 1.3 million times on Spotify.

Gavin James
009. GAVIN JAMES – “The Book Of Love”
Label: Capitol
Album: Bitter Pill
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Top 40 Weeks: 25

24-year-old Dublin-born James made his debut on my chart this year, and the Irish singer managed to score two top ten singles in a row. (“Bitter Pill” came in at #46.) His album Bitter Pill recently debuted at #5 in his home country, though it’s not out here yet.

On My Chart: “Book” was first put into rotation beneath my chart during the last week of March and then made the top 40 four weeks later. It entered the top ten in its seventh week. On the chart dated July 19, it climbed 2-1 in its 13th week on. After a second frame at the top, it began falling down the top 40 until the week of October 18, when it fell out after a 25 week total on the chart.

On The Charts: Though “Book” was serviced to Triple A radio in the U.S., it didn’t chart at the format. However, it did make the top 40 on the Belgian and Dutch charts. It’s amassed over 9.2 million streams at Spotify across studio and live versions.

Walk The Moon
008. WALK THE MOON – “Different Colors”
Label: RCA
Album: Talking Is Hard
Peak: #1 for one week
Top 40 Weeks: 26

After hitting #6 on my survey in 2012 with “Anna Sun”, this Ohio quartet came back with a bang in the fall of 2014 with a giant hit, “Shut Up And Dance”, becoming one of the biggest crossover records of 2015. This splashy single followed it to the top of my list.

On My Chart: This hit from the band came in at #7 Next In Line for the week of April 26 and then entered at #40 the next week. Reaching the top ten in its eighth week, it took until its 14th week (August 2) to spend its sole frame at the top of my listing. By the week of November 1, it was off after a 26 week run, marking the group’s second consecutive single to reach the half-year mark.

On The Charts: “Different” was a success at the group’s core format, Alternative, where it peaked at #6 in October. It also made it to #40 on the Hot AC chart. In both cases, its performance was hindered by massive recurrent play of “Shut Up And Dance”.

Tomorrow, we go higher into the top ten, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 20, 2015

Their new era is "Off" to a good start.

Making it five five weeks at the top top.

DEBUTS
39. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind
38. Rob Thomas – Hold On Forever
34. Marc Scibilia – How Bad We Need Each Other | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Outasight – The Wild Life (39)
30. Maroon 5 – Feelings (36)
28. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (13) | PEAK: #10
09. ROMANS – Uh Huh (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Causes – Walk On Water (09) | PEAK: #07
06. X Ambassadors – Renegades (07) | PEAK: #06
05. John Newman – Come And Get It (04) | PEAK: #02
04. One Direction – Drag Me Down (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (03) | PEAK: #03
02. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wylder – Sunstroke (2)
2. Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (3)
3. Pentatonix – Can’t Sleep Love (9)
4. Andy Grammer – Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) (8)
5. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (5)
6. Grace Mitchell – Jitter (10)
7. David Cook – Criminals (7)
8. John Newman featuring Charlie Wilson – Tiring Game (-)
9. James Morrison – Demons (-)
10. BANNERS – Shine A Light (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Ben Rector – Brand New
Bryan Adams – Brand New Day
Demi Lovato – Confident (new)
DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (new)
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Green River Ordinance – Maybe It’s Time (Gravity) (new)
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
Harry Connick Jr. – (I Do) Like We Do (new)
JoJo – When Love Hurts
JR JR – Gone
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic
Max Frost – Withdrawal
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party
Nick Jonas – Levels
Rachel Platten – Stand By You
Robin Thicke – Back Together
Ryan Adams – Bad Blood (new)
Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (new)
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Score – Oh My Love
Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran – I Was Made For Loving You
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • Nashville newcomer Marc Scibilia first released “How Bad We Need Each Other” in 2012, and three years later, the single is finally headed to Hot AC radio. He lands this week’s Highest Debut on my top 40 at #34. The track can currently be found on an EP entitled Out Of Style, but it’s only available on Spotify. However, his forthcoming album of the same name, due at both purchase and streaming platforms, is out on October 30.
  • We say goodbye to Rob Thomas‘s “Trust You” this week, a song that just missed cracking the top ten, but his next single is taking its place in the countdown. “Hold On Forever” is the second release from The Great Unknown and bows in at #38. In a few weeks, Thomas will be back on the road to play a number of U.S. dates in both the South and the Midwest.
  • It just premiered a few days ago, and now, the latest single from Ellie Goulding makes its way onto my survey at #39. “On My Mind” marks the leadoff single from her forthcoming album, Delirium, due on November 6. Earlier this year, the singer landed at #1 on my chart for four weeks with “Love Me Like You Do”. Can she make it two in a row? We’ll see.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 13, 2015

Their new era is "Off" to a good start.

Four times the “Pressure”.

DEBUTS
40. Paul Rey – Good As Hell
39. Outasight – The Wild Life | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (40)
29. Boy & Bear – Walk The Wire (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lions Head – Begging (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Causes – Walk On Water (12) | PEAK: #09
08. ROMANS – Uh Huh (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. X Ambassadors – Renegades (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (05) | PEAK: #05
05. One Direction – Drag Me Down (06) | PEAK: #05
04. John Newman – Come And Get It (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (04) | PEAK: #03
02. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Marc Scibilia – How Bad We Need Each Other (7)
2. Wylder – Sunstroke (3)
3. Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (6)
4. Rob Thomas – Hold On Forever (8)
5. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (4)
6. Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (2)
7. David Cook – Criminals (9)
8. Andy Grammer – Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) (10)
9. Pentatonix – Can’t Sleep Love (-)
10. Grace Mitchell – Jitter (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Ben Rector – Brand New
Bryan Adams – Brand New Day (new)
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
James Morrison – Demons (new)
John Newman featuring Charlie Wilson – Tiring Game
JoJo – When Love Hurts
JR JR – Gone
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic
Max Frost – Withdrawal
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party
Nick Jonas – Levels
Rachel Platten – Stand By You (new)
Robin Thicke – Back Together
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Score – Oh My Love
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran – I Was Made For Loving You
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • Two new songs make the top ten this week, including the second top ten in a row for the band Causes. They climb 12-9 with with “Walk On Water”, the same title that hit the top 40 in the past for Neil Diamond (#17, 1972) and Eddie Money (#9, 1988) on the Hot 100. We’ll see if the quartet’s splashy single can break the American charts soon. Also up a notch this week is the first hit for the duo Lions Head, climbing 11-10 with “Begging”. They’ve been roaring up a storm in concert overseas as of late.
  • 32-year-old Richard Andrew calls himself Outasight, but he’s in plain sight on my top 40 with this week’s Highest Debut at #39. “The Wild Life” is the first radio single from his forthcoming effort, Big Trouble, due on October 23. In 2011, “Tonight Is The Night”, his debut single, was featured in a Pepsi commercial. It went to #14 on the pop radio survey in March 2012. It was followed by “Now Or Never”, which peaked at #25 four months later. Neither song broke my chart.
  • A notch below that is this week’s only other debut, which comes from Swedish newcomer Paul Rey. “Good As Hell” grabs a good hold on the countdown, entering at #40. The musician, born Pauli Jokela, is originally from the city of Lund. That city is also the hometown of DJ/producer Axwell (from Axwell Λ Ingrosso) and recent Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 6, 2015

Their new era is "Off" to a good start.

This “Pressure” test gets a passing grade.

DEBUTS
40. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive
39. Maroon 5 – Feelings | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That (34)
28. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (36)
20. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (30) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Years & Years – Desire (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. X Ambassadors – Renegades (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (09) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
08. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. ROMANS – Uh Huh (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. One Direction – Drag Me Down (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (04) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (03) | PEAK: #03
02. John Newman – Come And Get It (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Outasight – The Wild Life (6)
2. Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (2)
3. Wylder – Sunstroke (5)
4. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (4)
5. Paul Rey – Good As Hell (9)
6. Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (8)
7. Marc Scibilia – How Bad We Need Each Other (-)
8. Rob Thomas – Hold On Forever (-)
9. David Cook – Criminals (-)
10. Andy Grammer – Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Ben Rector – Brand New (new)
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Mitchell – Jitter
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
John Newman featuring Charlie Wilson – Tiring Game
JoJo – When Love Hurts
JR JR – Gone (new)
Leona Lewis – Thunder
Lost Element – Twenty Five
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic
Max Frost – Withdrawal (new)
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party
Nick Jonas – Levels
Patrick James – Bugs
Pentatonix – Can’t Sleep Love (new)
Robin Thicke – Back Together
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Score – Oh My Love
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran – I Was Made For Loving You
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After a couple of modest moves up the chart, Irish singer Gavin James has this week’s Biggest Mover with “Bitter Pill”. It’s a ten notch leap for the 24-year-old, up 30-20. The single is taken from James’s forthcoming album, due early next year. By the way, for all you chart enthusiasts who like a jaded jam or two, these are the previous “bitter” tracks to grab a place in the top 40: Dinah Washington‘s “This Bitter Earth” (#24, 1960), followed by “Bitter Bad” by Melanie (#36, 1973), then the 90’s brought INXS‘s “Bitter Tears” (#32, 1991), “Bittersweet Me” by R.E.M. (#25, 1996) and finally, The Verve and their hit “Bittersweet Symphony” (#22, 1998). (Peaks before Oct. 1973 are from the Hot 100; otherwise, peaks are from R&R.)
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the latest single from Maroon 5, “Feelings”, entering at #39. It is the band’s followup to “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”, which recently peaked at #5, but came and went very quickly. The group’s been charting since the summer of 2003, and this marks their 23rd top 40 song to reach my chart, an amazing feat. The single heads to radio in just over a week, so listen for it on your local station.
  • It spent month after month climbing the Alternative radio listing, but Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness‘s “Cecilia And The Satellite” was finally sent recurrent recently after hitting #5 in July. That being said, it did peak at #3 on my top 40 last November (not to toot my own horn, but toot toot.) His followup, “High Dive”, bows in at #40 this week on my chart. It goes to radio at the format on October 13.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 30, 2015

Their new era is "Off" to a good start.

“Off” keeps going on.

DEBUTS
39. Boy & Bear – Walk The Wire
36. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That (39)
23. Years & Years – Desire (28)
16. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (23) | BIGGEST MOVER
08. One Direction – Drag Me Down (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (09) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
08. One Direction – Drag Me Down (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (07) | PEAK: #06
05. ROMANS – Uh Huh (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (06) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (05) | PEAK: #03
02. John Newman – Come And Get It (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Maroon 5 – Feelings (1)
2. Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (3)
3. The Heydaze – Dumb (2)
4. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (4)
5. Wylder – Sunstroke (6)
6. Outasight – The Wild Life (10)
7. Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (5)
8. Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (-)
9. Paul Rey – Good As Hell (-)
10. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Andy Grammer – Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)
David Cook – Criminals
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Mitchell – Jitter
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
John Newman featuring Charlie Wilson – Tiring Game (new)
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Leona Lewis – Thunder
Lost Element – Twenty Five
Marc Scibilia – How Bad We Need Each Other (new)
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party
Nick Jonas – Levels
Patrick James – Bugs
Robin Thicke – Back Together
Rob Thomas – Hold On Forever
Ryn Weaver – Promises
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Score – Oh My Love
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran – I Was Made For Loving You (new)
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • Boy band One Direction takes a five notch leap from 13-8 with “Drag Me Down”, the first single from their next studio set and last one before a hiatus next year. “Drag” is the group’s tenth top ten single on my chart, and of those ten, “Story Of My Life” remains their only #1. New to the top 20 is the week’s Biggest Mover, “Great Big Storm” by Nate Ruess. It rises from 23-16 in its sixth week on the chart. The single is currently rising on the Hot AC survey after making the top 40 this month.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the fifth top 40 song from Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album, which has sold in excess of five million units in the U.S. alone. “Wildest Dreams” bows in at #36, while former single “Bad Blood” looks to be out of the countdown next week. As expected, “Wildest” is exploding at both CHR and Hot AC radio, and once a music video debuts tonight, it will soar up to the top tier of the sales chart. The clip features actor Scott Eastwood.
  • In 2014, the Australian band Boy & Bear launched a pair of singles on my chart from their album Harlequin Dream, which was certified Gold down under. “Southern Sun” was the bigger of the two, peaking at #8 in February, while followup “Three Headed Woman” climbed to #12 in October. Their new single, “Walk The Wire”, enters at #39 this week. Their forthcoming album, Limit Of Love, is due in October.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 23, 2015

Their new era is "Off" to a good start.

Their new era is “Off” to a good start.

DEBUTS
40. Connell Cruise – Into The Wild
39. Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. FLETCHER – War Paint (37)
28. Years & Years – Desire (34)
18. Causes – Walk On Water (23)
13. One Direction – Drag Me Down (18)
06. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (11)
05. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (12) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (06) | PEAK: #04
09. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (07) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
08. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (11) | PEAK: #06
05. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (12) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
03. ROMANS – Uh Huh (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. John Newman – Come And Get It (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Maroon 5 – Feelings (2)
2. The Heydaze – Dumb (1)
3. Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (7)
4. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (6)
5. Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (5)
6. Wylder – Sunstroke (8)
7. Little Mix – Black Magic (3)
8. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (-)
9. Boy & Bear – Walk The Wire (-)
10. Outasight – The Wild Life (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night (new)
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (new)
Andy Grammer – Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) (new)
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
David Cook – Criminals
Day Wave – Drag
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Mitchell – Jitter (new)
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
JoJo – When Love Hurts (new)
Leona Lewis – Thunder
Lost Element – Twenty Five
Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (new)
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party
Nick Jonas – Levels (new)
Patrick James – Bugs
Paul Rey – Good As Hell (new)
Robin Thicke – Back Together
Rob Thomas – Hold On Forever (new)
Ryn Weaver – Promises
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Score – Oh My Love
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • I suppose proclaiming that Duran Duran has the #1 song on my chart in 2015 might provoke a few “What year is it again?” reactions, but a great song is a great song. “Pressure Off”, which also features Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers, climbs a notch from last week, giving the quartet their third #1 on my survey, Monáe her second (both as a featured act) and Rodgers his first. The band’s two previous chart-toppers were 2005’s “What Happens Tomorrow” and 2011’s “All You Need Is Now”. Look out for their new album, Paper Gods, in a little under three weeks.
  • Two hot singles soar into the top ten this week, as Canadian performer Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Run Away With Me” launches 11-6, while American duo A Great Big World‘s “Hold Each Other” holds the Biggest Mover title, leaping 12-5. Both singles should put up a good fight for #1 next month. Jepsen’s E•MO•TION album was released two days ago and could debut in the top 20 on the Billboard 200, while the duo’s sophomore set is due in November.
  • Of this week’s two new entries, 39-year-old English singer and songwriter Jamie Lawson grabs the Highest Debut with the #39 song on the countdown, “Wasn’t Expecting That”. First released in Ireland four years ago, where it peaked at #3, the cut rose to the same peak in Australia earlier this year. On Monday, it’s headed to Hot AC radio here. His self-titled album is due worldwide on October 9.
  • Connell Cruise‘s “Into The Wild” was playlisted beneath my top 40 last summer for a few weeks as it hit radio and retail in his native South Africa, but it disappeared by late July, and that could’ve very well been the end of the story. One year (and a U.S. record deal) later, Cruise makes a wild move onto my chart at #40 with his first hit. He’s currently on a U.S. radio tour.

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