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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 4, 2004

Not “Out” of big 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 July 4, 2004…

Debuts:
39. KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway”
38. TOBY LIGHTMAN, “Real Love”
37. SKYE SWEETNAM, “Tangled Up In Me”
34. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985”
(see #2 below)

Biggest Mover(s):
MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (30-18, twelve spots)

10. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

09. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (steady, second week)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. HILARY & HAYLIE DUFF, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (steady, second week)
Album: A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

07. MIS-TEEQ, “Scandalous” (down 2)
Album: Mis-Teeq (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5

06. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (steady, second week)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (down 3)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Or Music/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

03. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (debut)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 27, 2004

“Down” with the 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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 27, 2004…

Debuts:
38. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Chocolate”
33. WILL FERRELL, “Afternoon Delight”
30. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved”
28. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Spider-Man Theme”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #9 below)

10. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (up 7)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

09. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (up 17)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. HILARY & HAYLIE DUFF, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (up 2)
Album: A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

07. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (down 2)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

06. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (up 1)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. MIS-TEEQ, “Scandalous” (up 1)
Album: Mis-Teeq (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5

04. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (steady, third week)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Or Music/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

03. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (steady, second week)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 30, 2004

“Me” and my chart in 2004.

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 30, 2004…

Debuts:
39. TRAIN, “Ordinary”
38. MARIA MENA, “You’re The Only One”
34. RICHARD MARX, “When You’re Gone”
24. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started”

Biggest Mover(s):
HILARY & HAYLIE DUFF, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (28-21, seven spots)

10. MIS-TEEQ, “Scandalous” (up 2)
Album: Mis-Teeq (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5

09. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (up 1)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, OR/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

08. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Take My Breath Away” (down 2)
Album: In This Skin: Collector’s Edition (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (up 2)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (up 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

05. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (down 1)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (up 1)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, E.V.L.A./Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. CHERIE, “I’m Ready” (steady, second week)
Album: Cherie (2004, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (steady, second week)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. HOOBASTANK, “The Reason” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Reason (2003, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 18, 2004

Movie magic.

Some movie magic.

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 twelve years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 18, 2004…

Debuts:
37. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move”
33. NELLY featuring JAHEIM, “My Place”

Biggest Mover(s):
KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (36-30)
TOBY LIGHTMAN, “Real Love” (33-27)
MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (15-9, six spots)

10. TRAPT, “Echo” (steady, second week)
Album: Trapt (20o2, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (up 6)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (down 4)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Or Music/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

07. HILARY & HAYLIE DUFF, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (up 1)
Album: A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

06. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (up 1)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

05. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (up 1)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (up 1)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (down 1)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (up 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (up 1)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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POP! Goes The Discovery: A First Spin Of Spotify’s Discover Weekly

Wide awake and streaming.

Wide awake and streaming.

Discovery Weekly premiered on Spotify feeds everywhere on Monday, a “weekly mixtape” (as determined by the service) that is specially focused on exposing listeners to newer acts and album tracks/one-off releases that are customized to their tastes. With many streaming choices for consumers at the moment, including a huge competitor in the recently launched Apple Music, I have decided to stay with Spotify and keep my usual lists updated on there. (Of course, I’ll take up as many free trials as I can.) So, off I went into the unknown to check out what I could discover…

Due to most of my streaming activity coming from current-based lists, it’s no surprise that this affected my Discovery picks; they managed to assemble a collection of songs that were all released either this and last year. I’m sure this will change as my streams vary in the future. For now, the series of 28 (now 29, see below) songs chosen for me this week looks like this:

SAM DEW – “Air” (RCA)
ZAK WATERS – “Pony”
(Faux)
YOUNG RISING SONS – “F**ked Up”
(Interscope)
IMAGINARY FUTURE featuring KINA GRANNIS – “Forever On Your Side”
(self-released)
KOPECKY – “Talk To Me”
(ATO)
THE MOWGLI’S – “Whatever Forever”
(Photo Finish/Republic)
GIN WIGMORE – “New Rush”
(Island/Republic)
SACHAL – “Cover The Water” 
(OKeh/Sony Music)
ELLE KING – “America’s Sweetheart”
 (RCA)
ZAC BROWN BAND – “Beautiful Drug”
(Southern Ground/Big Machine/Republic/John Varvatos)
HILARY DUFF – “My Kind”
(RCA)
LORD HURON – “Louisa”
(IAMSOUND)
JON BELLION – “All Time Low” 
(Capitol)
SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS – “Sugar”
(Party Fowl)
ALESSO featuring RYAN TEDDER – “Scars”
(Def Jam)
SHEPPARD – “Find Someone”
(Republic)
ELLIPHANT – “Never Been In Love (RAC Remix)”
(Kemosabe/TEN Music)
KID ASTRAY – “It’s Alright”
(Cosmos)
ANGEL SNOW – “Secret”
(self-released)
RYAN CABRERA – “House On Fire”
(Dynamite Music)
ZERBIN – “Worlds On Fire”
(self-released)
JORDAN BRATTON – “Victoria”
(RCA)
COLEMAN HELL – “Take Me Up” 
(Columbia) **
MISS E – “Hummingbird”
(Tilted Prod.)
CRUISR – “Go For It”
(Vagrant)
BEN SCHULLER – “Breaking Out”
(self-released)
OH HONEY – “Sugar, You”
(Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic)
RACHEL PLATTEN – “Lone Ranger”
(Columbia)
KIESZA – “Stronger”
(Island/Republic)

** This song was added on Tuesday after the initial batch of songs appeared, with no reason given.

Label Breakdown
Independent: 12
Sony Music: 7 (8 counting “Take”)
Universal Music: 8
Warner Music: 1

Top 5 Picks
1. Elle King: as “Ex’s And Oh’s” goes to CHR radio, “America’s Sweetheart” could be the followup to maintain her momentum.
2. Zac Brown Band: “Beautiful Drug” is an obvious crossover single that should work well for the upcoming autumn months.
3. Young Rising Sons: I’ve been a fan of this New Jersey act since last year, and “F**ked Up” is a highlight of their live shows.
4. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds: This buzzy band based in the Big Apple hits a sweet spot with “Sugar”, a tasty tune.
5. Miss E: A sync for “Hummingbird” on the series Orange Is The New Black put this music into motion, and it is a solid single.

Though only a handful of the acts were new to me, mostly independent ones at that, I wasn’t familiar with fifteen of the songs on the playlist, which definitely showcases the strength of selection in terms of deeper cuts and/or under-appreciated album cuts. I thought that it was particularly interesting that one of the major labels, Warner Music, was only allotted one slot in the over two dozen songs. I’m not sure that the snub was intentional, but a better distribution of bigger and smaller labels is something that a next update could improve upon. I also think the length of the playlist should be slightly longer, but that’s coming from a person who builds much longer playlists and listens to them for hours at a time. That being said, somewhere between 32-38 songs (let’s call it between 2 hours and 2 hours, 20 minutes) would be a little more ideal for me, especially given the familiarity of the acts in round one of this experiment.

Given the results so far, I would certainly use the playlist again, though probably more for finding or rediscovering songs from a band or singer I’m already familiar with rather than a totally new act. As a listener who views the radio, sales and streaming lists, reactions in the statistics from these mixtape additions could help to identify tracks that could work at the many formats or sync in advertising, both of which could lead to other opportunities and bumps in numbers, whether it be in social media, spins, etc. I shall be keeping a list handy; you never know when something might come back up on a blog post here!

Until then, let me know what you think of this new feature on Spotify. Click on the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page to find PGTC on Facebook and Twitter and follow the blog by using the tab below.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 23, 2004

"Ready" for another top ten countdown.

“Ready” for another top ten countdown.

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 end of May and the weekend before Memorial Day for my favorite songs from this week in 2004…

Debuts:
39. KEVIN LYTTLE, “Turn Me On”
34. EAMON, “I Love Them…”
31. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRITNEY SPEARS, “Everytime” (27-20, seven spots)

10. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (up 1)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Epic/OR Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

09. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (up 3)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

08. HANSON, “Penny & Me” (down 3)
Album: Underneath (2004, 3CG Records)
Peak: #2

07. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (up 3)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Take My Breath Away” (steady, second week)
Album: In This Skin: Collector’s Edition (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (up 3)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, E.V.L.A./Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (down 2)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. CHERIE, “I’m Ready” (up 1)
Album: Cherie (2004, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (up 1)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. HOOBASTANK, “The Reason” (steady, third week)
Album: The Reason (2003, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 1, 2004

Going all the "Way".

Going all the “Way”.

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on 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. Let’s take a trip back to the summer before my first year of high school for the top songs this week in 2004…

Debuts:
40. FATBOY SLIM featuring BOOTSY COLLINS, “The Joker”
39. JAMIE CULLUM, “All At Sea”
38. STORY OF THE YEAR, “Anthem Of Our Dying Day”

Biggest Mover:
KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (25-11) (14 spots)

10. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (down 3)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, E.V.L.A./Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

09. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “My Happy Ending” (up 3)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for one week

08. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started” (up 1)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7 for one week

07. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (up 1)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (steady, third week)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for one week

05. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (steady, third week)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (steady, third week)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (down 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (down 1)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (up 2)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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