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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 14, 2010

Dreamin’ of 2010’s 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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 14, 2010…

Debuts:
39. BRUNO MARS, “Grenade”
38. ORIANTHI featuring LACEY STURM (of FLYLEAF), “Courage”
37. SICK PUPPIES, “Maybe”

Biggest Mover(s):
KATY PERRY, “Firework” (31-23, eight spots)

10. BRUNO MARS, “Just The Way You Are” (down 2)
Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010, Atlantic/Elektra Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

09. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass” (up 1)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

08. PLAIN WHITE T’S, “Rhythm Of Love” (down 1)
Album: Wonders Of The Younger (2010, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

07. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (up 2)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. SUGARLAND, “Stuck Like Glue” (steady, third week)
Album: The Incredible Machine (2010, Mercury Nashville Records)
Peak: #4

05. NEON TREES, “Animal” (down 2)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (down 3)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (down 1)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

02. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (up 2)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (up 4)
Album: Crazy Love (Hollywood Edition) (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 10, 2010

No secrets, just 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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 10, 2010…

Debuts:
35. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass”

Biggest Mover(s):
JAMES BAY, “Stay The Night” (31-22)
KYLIE MINOGUE, “Get Outta My Way” (30-21, nine spots)

10. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (up 7)
Album: Crazy Love: Hollywood Edition (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “I Run To You” (down 1)
Album: Lady Antebellum (2008, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. DAUGHTRY, “September” (up 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

07. MAROON 5, “Misery” (down 2)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (down 3)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (up 2)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. ONEREPUBLIC, “Secrets” (up 2)
Album: Waking Up (2009, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (up 1)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

01. NEON TREES, “Animal” (steady, second week)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 24, 2010

A way to “Stay” in 2010.

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 24, 2010…

Debuts:
38. KATY PERRY, “Firework”
37. DUCK SAUCE, “Barbra Streisand”
36. TRAIN, “Marry Me”
35. DUFFY, “Well, Well, Well”

Biggest Mover(s):
LADY ANTEBLLUM, “I Run To You” (31-21, ten spots)

10. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (up 8)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. SUGARLAND, “Stuck Like Glue” (up 2)
Album: The Incredible Machine (2010, Mercury Nashville Records)
Peak: #4

08. PLAIN WHITE T’S, “Rhythm Of Love” (up 4)
Album: Wonders Of The Younger (2010, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

07. BRUNO MARS, “Just The Way You Are” (up 3)
Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010, Atlantic/Elektra Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. ONEREPUBLIC, “Secrets” (down 1)
Album: Waking Up (2009, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (up 1)
Album: Crazy Love: Hollywood Edition (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (steady, second week)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (steady, third week)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

01. NEON TREES, “Animal” (steady, furth week)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 21, 2010

"Stuck" in 2010.

“Stuck” in 2010.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 21, 2010…

Debuts:
39. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep”

Biggest Mover(s):
TAKE THAT, “The Flood” (31-25, six spots)

10. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Get Outta My Way” (up 1)
Album: Aphrodite (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for four weeks

09. PLAIN WHITE T’S, “Rhythm Of Love” (down 1)
Album: Wonders Of The Younger (2010, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

08. NEON TREES, “Animal” (down 3)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (down 4)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

06. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (down 2)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. PINK, “Raise Your Glass” (up 4)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

04. SUGARLAND, “Stuck Like Glue” (up 2)
Album: The Incredible Machine (2010, Mercury Nashville Records)
Peak: #4

03. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (up 4)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (steady, second week)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (steady, second week)
Album: Crazy Love (Hollywood Edition) (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 5, 2010

"More" where that came from.

“More” where that came from.

It is time for yet another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to my junior year of college and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
39. FAR EAST MOVEMENT featuring RYAN TEDDER, “Rocketeer”
38. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS featuring LUDACRIS, “Tonight”

Biggest Mover(s):
TAYLOR SWIFT, “Back To December” (39-29, ten spots)

10. MAROON 5, “Give A Little More” (up 3)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

09. KATY PERRY, “Firework” (up 6)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

08. SUGARLAND, “Stuck Like Glue” (down 3)
Album: The Incredible Machine (2010, Mercury Nashville Records)
Peak: #4

07. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World” (up 4)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

06. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Get Outta My Way” (up 1)
Album: Aphrodite (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for four weeks

05. THE SCRIPT, “For The First Time” (up 1)
Album: Science & Faith (2011 – U.S. release, Epic Records)
Peak: #3

04. PINK, “Raise Your Glass” (steady, second week)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

03. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (steady, second week)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (steady, second week)
Album: Crazy Love (Hollywood Edition) (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (steady, second week)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011 – U.S. release, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 17, 2010

A trip from Mars to "Hollywood".

A trip from Mars to “Hollywood”.

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 midterms season of my junior year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
37. MAROON 5, “Give A Little More”
31. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World”

Biggest Mover(s):
PINK, “Raise Your Glass” (35-20, 15 spots)

10. BRUNO MARS, “Just The Way You Are” (up 3)
Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010, Atlantic/Elektra Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

09. MAROON 5, “Misery” (down 2)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

08. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (down 2)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. DAUGHTRY, “September” (up 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

06. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (up 4)
Album: Crazy Love: Hollywood Edition (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. ONEREPUBLIC, “Secrets” (down 1)
Album: Waking Up (2009, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

04. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (up 1)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (steady, second week)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (steady, third week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

01. NEON TREES, “Animal” (steady, third week)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 8, 2009

Takin' it day by day.

Takin’ it day by day.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Freshmen Year was all sorts of brutal, especially during the second half of it, from an 8:30 AM math lab to lousy meals in the dining hall at night. Yikes. Here’s a look at my top 40 from February 8, 2009:

Debuts:
39. RYAN STAR, “Last Train Home”

Biggest Mover:
KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (23-15) (8 spots)

10. KAISER CHIEFS, “Good Days Bad Days”
Two years after rising into my top ten with “Ruby”, the English quintet from Leeds finally made it back in early 2009 with this second single from their album Off With Their Heads. Lead singer Ricky Wilson is a judge on the third season of the U.K. edition of The Voice. The band is out with a new effort, Education, Education, Education & War, on April 1.

09. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear”
Her latest single called “Air Balloon” is out in the United Kingdom early next month, but back in 2009, Allen was just beginning her It’s Not Me, It’s You era. “Fear” went to #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart for four consecutive weeks, while it managed a peak of #5 on my own survey. Allen last charted as a featured act on Pink’s #1 song “True Love” last year.

08. COLDPLAY, “Lovers In Japan”
After the massive success of “Viva La Vida”, a #1 on my top 40 for two weeks the previous year, this four man band was turning Japanese. (I really think so!) Originally featured on their big album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, then remixed in hit form as the Osaka Mix on the EP Prospekt’s March, “Lovers” climbed to a peak of #5 on my survey.

07. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus”
Don’t call it a comeback – or perhaps do. After the disaster that was the Blackout era, which yielded no top 40 singles on my chart, previous single “Womanizer” became Spears’s first hit on my top 40 since “My Prerogative” in 2004. This title song from Circus also climbed into the top ten, at its peak this week. She’s currently selling out shows in Las Vegas.

06. PINK, “Sober”
This title almost hit the CHR top 40 back in 1999 when Jennifer Paige released a song of the same name; it topped out at #48 in February of that year. From the girl who sang “Crush”, I’m sure she was crushed. Ten years later, the singer born Alecia Moore easily carried it up the charts as the followup to “So What”. On my survey, it spent two weeks at #4.

05. TAKE THAT, “Greatest Day”
They sell bucket loads of albums in Europe, but here in the States, would you believe that they’re still a one hit wonder? It was 1995’s “Back For Good” that did the trick. Luckily, I kept up with most of their European efforts. This first single from The Circus spent four weeks at #4. Two additional singles, “Up All Night” and “Said It All”, also charted in 2009.

04. DAVID COOK, “Light On”
If you’re looking for your American Idol fix, look no further than this former #1 single on my chart. Cook had two of them in a row, and then a #2 hit in “Come Back To Me”, making his debut era one of the most successful in my chart’s history. Cook last appeared in my top 40 in January 2012 with “Fade Into Me”, his fifth hit, which went as high as #15.

03. THE FRAY, “You Found Me”
Of all the acts represented in this week’s top ten, this is the only one that also has a current top ten single on my chart. That would be “Love Don’t Die”, the leadoff release from the band’s forthcoming Helios album, due on the 25th of this month. “Found” would become my top single of the year 2009, spending three weeks at #1 and 37 within the top 40.

02. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story”
It’s off to the land of Country crossovers for this hit in the countdown. Young Miss Swift had previously peaked at #3 with “Teardrops On My Guitar” in early 2008; thus, “Story” marked a new peak for her, settling on three frames at #1. New music is coming from the gal later this year; can she capture her fourth #1 with a song from it? We’ll find out soon.

01. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody”
It’s easy to hate on these guys, but no matter what poll you try to bring up, I still enjoy listening to their music. There, I said it. It was the leadoff single from the 3x Platinum album Dark Horse, and thus far, it’s the quartet’s last top ten single on the Hot 100 with a #10 peak. Their tour has come to an end, and perhaps they’ll be back in the studio to work on a new album. Meanwhile, their first greatest hits effort, The Best of Nickelback, Volume 1, was released last November.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 9, 2011

All the hits, to be Blunt.

All the hits, to be Blunt.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. We move up in time from elementary school to Junior Year of college, which, all things considered, was a pretty decent second semester. Here’s a look at my top 40 from January 9, 2011:

Debuts:
40. TINIE TEMPAH featuring ERIC TURNER, “Written In The Stars”
36. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “What The Hell”

Biggest Mover:
PINK, “F–kin’ Perfect” (34-27) (7 spots)

10. TRAIN, “Marry Me”
It was just a simple little song about love, but peaking just in time for all those spring weddings, Train‘s third single from Save Me, San Francisco provided just the right soundtrack for the big day. Already firmly on the comeback trail, “Marry” was their third top 40 hit in a row on the Hot 100, which never happened before. The band recently claimed a spot in my top ten of 2013 with “Mermaid”.

09. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire”
This performer recently celebrated his 36th birthday earlier this week, and what better way to celebrate than to look back on his biggest single to reach my chart. After reaching the top 20 with “Last Train Home”, this song would rise to #2 for two weeks. At this point, it had already peaked and was descending. Star’s latest album, the independently released Angels + Animals, is due this Tuesday.

08. MAROON 5, “Give A Little More”
If you forgot about this single from the band’s Hands All Over album, I think it’s safe to say you’re not the only one. It barely broke the CHR top 40 and the Hot AC top ten, and with a #86 peak on the Hot 100, it was certainly less rather than “more”. Though the era slowed to a crawl, it was revived by a collaboration with Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger”, and happy days are here again.

07. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep”
Before this singer took over the world, saved music sales, and almost established world peace with the just the sound of her voice, she was just looking to grab a good peak in the U.K. with the leadoff single from her sophomore album, 21. Well, she did… and then some. It went to #2 there and to #1 in many countries. It topped my chart for six weeks and also took the #1 spot on my 2011 year-end list.

06. LEE DEWYZE, “Sweet Serendipity”
Remember when this guy won the ninth season of American Idol back in 2010? Though he got a lot of support during the competition itself, his record sales faltered, his radio play was minimal, and he was soon without a label to call home. DeWyze now records on Vanguard Records; a single from his latest album, 2013’s Frames, simply titled “Fight”, is currently garnering some Hot AC airplay.

05. THE SCRIPT, “For The First Time”
Written about returning to the basics of life during the hard economic times, “Time” struck a nerve with many audiences, first in Europe in the summer of 2010 before making it to the U.S. in 2011. After two consecutive #1 singles on my survey, this managed to peak at #3, but they’ve since returned to the top spot on two other occasions. There is new music is coming from the trio later this year.

04. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World”
In 2010, this Country trio based in Nashville was living the good life with their Need You Now era; not only was the title track their biggest crossover hit to date on the Hot 100, but their album was certified 4x Platinum. It was an amazing feat. Four singles from the effort ranked on my top 40, this being the fourth, which rose to #3. They are currently moving up the Country chart with “Compass”.

03. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night”
He was Some Kind Of Trouble alright with this new-found breezy sound of his. “Night” was Blunt’s second #1 on my chart, holding for five weeks there. It’s his second biggest single behind ballad “You’re Beautiful”, which spent eight weeks at the top in 2005 and 2006. The British singer-songwriter is currently on my top 40 with “Heart To Heart”, the second release from his latest effort, Moon Landing.

02. PINK, “Raise Your Glass”
Bringing the party back to the pop charts, our favorite sassy singer was in the middle of promoting Greatest Hits… So Far!!! and enjoying the successes of it. This was the fifth of seven weeks at #2 for “Glass”, which ties it for second place for the most weeks in the runner-up spot only behind the eight-week #2 “Keep Your Head Up” by Andy Grammer. Her U.S. tour returns in February in Phoenix, AZ.

01. KATY PERRY, “Firework”
It was an inspirational anthem, and just like its title, it shot up and away into the sky and lit up my survey for five weeks. This was the second frame at the top for this third single from Teenage Dream, a song that would eventually be certified 6x Platinum and earn the biggest single sales of that album’s releases. Perry made my chart a few months ago with “Roar”, which quickly peaked at #3, but further singles “Unconditionally” and “Dark Horse” failed to make the top 40. The shine from that Prism is wearing off quickly.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 7, 2010

Pretty in Pink.

Pretty in Pink.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. From the end of midterms during my junior year of college (and I lived to tell about them), this was my chart from November 7, 2010:

Debuts:
39. ROBYN, “Dancing On My Own”
36. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up”
34. SANTANA featuring CHRIS DAUGHTRY, “Photograph”
33. TAKE THAT, “The Flood”

Biggest Mover(s):
DUCK SAUCE, “Barbra Streisand” (27-20) (7 spots)

10. PINK, “Raise Your Glass”
Climbing from 11-10 that week, “Raise” became the sixteenth top ten single of her career, a career that was chronicled on her compilation at the time, Greatest Hits… So Far!!! The album would climb to #5 and earn a Platinum certification. The single, unfortunately, stalled out at #2 on my chart behind two songs. However, followup “Perfect” would spend three weeks at #1 during the following year.

09. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night”
Holding steady that week was the seventh top 40 hit for Mr. Blunt, the only act in the top ten originally from the United Kingdom. Though his 2005 single “You’re Beautiful” will always be his signature song and his biggest hit on my chart, a #1 for eight non-consecutive weeks, this would become his second chart-topper on my survey, lasting five weeks. He recently dented the chart with “Bonfire Heart”.

08. BRUNO MARS, “Just The Way You Are”
The boy dubbed Little Elvis after performing with his family band as a child could have never dreamed that he would go onto be an international star. “Just” was the first song from Mars to make my chart, though he was already known at that point from a collaboration with rapper B.o.B., “Nothin’ On You”. He’s always been hit or miss with me, but millions of people love him. His current radio single is “Gorilla”.

07. PLAIN WHITE T’s, “Rhythm Of Love”
Up one from last week, this was the group’s first single from their 2010 album, Wonders Of The Younger. It’s no wonder that this one was a smash; not only was it catchy, but it was their first release to feature lead guitarist Tim Lopez doing the vocal rather than regular lead singer Tom Higgenson. Lopez also sings lead on the group’s latest track, “The Giving Tree”, which went to Hot AC radio several weeks back.

06. SUGARLAND, “Stuck Like Glue”
This week, the whole top six was staying in place! Little boring, huh? Of those six, two were crossing over from the Country radio airwaves, including this one from the duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. It was probably their most polarizing single because of Nettles’s “rap break” that wasn’t deemed Country enough for some of those stations. Really, guys? “Stuck” would end up peaking at #4 for one week.

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood”
Taken from the re-release of his 2009 album, Crazy Love, this Bublé single isn’t generally remembered well, mostly because it got lost in the holiday shuffle and just faded away afterwards. However, after a quick rise into my top ten, this would become the singer’s third #1 on my chart following 2007’s “Everything” and 2009’s “Haven’t Met You Yet”. Bublé’s most recent album, To Be Loved, was certified Gold.

04. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire”
From playing in bands to appearing on 2006’s Rock Star: Supernova, this guy’s been all over the place. This single was released while Star was on Atlantic Records and a few months after his 11:59 album hit the Billboard 200. It remains his biggest single to reach my chart, on its way to spending two weeks at #2 before descending into 2011. Star is now an independent act, raising pledges to issue a new album.

03. NEON TREES, “Animal”
Formed in Provo, UT, this was the quartet’s first big hit on the charts; it was coming off a run of four weeks atop mine, and would go top ten on a few radio formats. 2012’s Picture Show gave them “Everybody Talks”, also a hit. To date, they have five top 40 singles on here. Lead singer Tyler Glenn recently called out the band’s manager on social media, so don’t expect new material from them anytime soon.

02. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream”
It was so close, yet so far for Perry’s followup to “California Gurls”. The big ballad and title track from her second album was at #2 for the sixth consecutive week. Ouch! Luckily, she wasn’t too far away from climbing to the top spot with “Firework”, which held it for five weeks. (It was at #31 on this particular chart, up five.) The singer just released an album, PRISM, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.

01. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine”
Young Miss Swift was doing everything right in 2010 with her album Speak Now. I remember that “Mine” leaked on a late afternoon back in early August; everyone wanted get a first listen to it, and Swift’s label, Big Machine, was right on top of it and serviced it to digital retail and radio that night. This was the song’s second of two weeks at #1; “Hollywood” would leap from 5-1 next week. She’s been doing fine on my chart ever since, now up to sixteen entries (which I think is larger than the number of ex-boyfriends she’s had) in the past six years, nine of which went top ten.

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (August 6)

This ain't no Teenage Dream.

Number “One”, perhaps?

From the fine folks in the world of folk to the pop acts who pop, here are all the releases you need to know about for the week of August 6:

  • Americana and folk duo The Civil Wars have this week’s biggest release with their second full-length album, a self-titled effort. With first single, “The One That Got Away”, currently in the top 100 on iTunes, it’s sure to debut high and be on the minds of the GRAMMY committee during award season. Look for it to potentially debut at #1, kicking out Robin Thicke from the top. (iTunes)
  • His single took several months to break at Country radio, but Brett Eldredge is looking at a winner this time around with the song “Don’t Ya”. You can find it on the album Bring You Back, which is out this week. (iTunes)
  • The 47th edition in the Now! That’s What I Call Music series is in stores today. The 20-song compilation features recent hits by Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons and Selena Gomez, among others. (iTunes)
  • After a European release in June, KT Tunstall‘s latest album, Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon, is landing on shelves. It’s her first album to be co-released in the U.S. through jazz label Blue Note Records. (iTunes)
  • Best known as an actor, but also an accomplished musician, Hugh Laurie issues his second album, Didn’t It Rain. It recently hit the top 5 in the United Kingdom. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include a deluxe edition of Elvis Presley‘s Elvis At Stax (iTunes), Home by Rudimental (iTunes) and the Animal EP by Ryan Star (iTunes).

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

  • “Days Of Gold”, a new track from Jake Owen. (iTunes)
  • “Shake”, the first single from The Head And The Heart‘s forthcoming album Let’s Be Still. (iTunes)
  • “The Wire”, another taste of Haim‘s album, Days Are Gone. (iTunes)
  • “Wild Child”, a new song from Brett Dennen. (iTunes)

Next week, it’s all about country superstar Luke Bryan and his Crash My Party album, but Glen Campbell could offer up a surprise hit in See You There as he reinterprets his past singles. We’ll give you a preview next Tuesday!

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