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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 29, 2015

Overloading on pop bops.

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 March 29, 2015…

Debuts:
40. PARACHUTE, “Crave”
39. EDEN XO, “The Weekend”
37. MATT WOODS, “In The Dark”

Biggest Mover(s):
MARTIN LUKE BROWN, “Take Out Of Me” (39-30, nine spots)

10. THE SCRIPT, “Man On A Wire” (up 3)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

09. SCOTT HELMAN, “Bungalow” (up 1)
Album: Augusta (EP) (2014, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. NATE RUESS, “Nothing Without Love” (up 4)
Album: Grand Romantic (2015, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. TORI KELLY, “Nobody Love” (up 2)
Album: Unbreakable Smile (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Sugar” (down 3)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. LIFE OF DILLON, “Overload” (up 1)
Album: Prologue (EP) (2015, Disruptor/Epic Records)
Peak: #2

04. SAINT MOTEL, “My Type” (up 1)
Album: My Type (EP) (2014, Elektra Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Style” (down 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. YEARS & YEARS, “King” (up 1)
Album: Communion (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. ELLIE GOULDING, “Love Me Like You Do” (steady, third week)
Album: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Soundtrack) (2015, CT/Republic-Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 13, 2016

Double “You”.

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 two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 13, 2016…

Debuts:
40. DAYA, “Words”
39. JAMES ARTHUR, “Say You Won’t Let Go”
37. KELLY CLARKSON, “It’s Quiet Uptown”

Biggest Mover(s):
LP, “Lost On You” (up 29-21, eight spots)

10. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge” (up 5)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. SAINT MOTEL, “Move” (down 4)
Album: Saintmotelevision (2016, Elektra Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. STING, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” (up 1)
Album: 57th & 9th (2016, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

07. TRAIN, “Play That Song” (up 1)
Album: A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat (2017, Sunken Forest/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Fire Escape” (steady, third week)
Album: Zombies On Broadway (2017, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me” (down 2)
Album: Nobody But Me (2016, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. ONEREPUBLIC, “Kids” (steady, second week)
Album: Oh My My (2016, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. NIALL HORAN, “This Town” (up 4)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts” (steady, second week)
Album: Long Live The Angels (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone” (steady, fourth week)
Album: First Impressions – EP (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (March 2017)

Radio Report - March 2017

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in March in this month’s Radio Report:

SHERYL CROW – “Halfway There” (Warner Bros., March 6 – Triple A)
Album: Be Myself (2017)
Past AAA History: She’s had a long history at the format, including five #1 hits. 2002’s “Soak Up The Sun” spent eight weeks there.

LORDE – “Green Light” (Lava/Republic, March 6 / 7 – Hot AC and CHR/Top 40)
Album: Melodrama (2017)
Past CHR/HAC History: “Royals” (2013) and “Team” (2014) were #1 songs at both formats. Will “Green” speed its way to the top?

NOAH KAHAN – “Young Blood” (Republic, March 13 – Triple A)
Album: TBA
Past AAA History: This is the Vermont native’s debut release, making it his first ever adds date! It’s climbing on my personal chart.

BEA MILLER – “Song Like You” (Hollywood, March 13 / 14 – Hot AC and CHR/Top 40)
Album: Chapter One: Blue (EP) (2017)
Past CHR/HAC History: Miller’s had minor success at the two formats so far. On the CHR list, 2014’s “Young Blood” reached #38.

MISTERWIVES  – “Machine” (Republic, March 14 – Alternative)
Album: Connect The Dots (2017)
Past ALT History: “Reflections” and “Our Own House” fizzled below the top 30 at the format, but there’s early action for this tune.

DUA LIPA – “Be The One” (Warner Bros., March 21 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: Dua Lipa (2017)
Past CHR History: “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” was pulled in January, narrowly missing the top 20. We’ll see how this “One” charts.

SAINT MOTEL – “Born Again” (Elektra/Atlantic, March 21 – Alternative)
Album: saintmotelevision (2016)
Past ALT History: “Born” is likely to become the band’s fourth top 40 song at the format. Their biggest, “My Type”, hit #9 in 2015.

Which of these new songs would you like to see on the charts later this year? Let me know!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part Two, 50-26

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

On the second day of my year-end chart reveal, my true love gave to me… 25 more songs to bop to, of course! Yes, it’s time to head into the top 50 with plenty of big songs, as well as a few tracks you may have overlooked. DNCE and OneRepublic take a pair of pop ditties and place them in this pack, while a “Lost Boy” meets a “Boyfriend” on “Another Lonely Night”. So, let’s go “Up&Up” the countdown until we reach that #1 song of the year…

The 2016 chart year encompasses the period of 52 charts from the list dated December 6, 2015 to the list dated November 27, 2016. Peaks provided reflect the highest position reached by the final chart of the survey year. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks stayed in the top 40. 168 songs in total had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 165 that did so in 2015.

50. LÉON, “Tired Of Talking”
Album: Treasure (EP)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #9

49. GWEN STEFANI, “Used To Love You”
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like
Label: Interscope
Peak: #6

48. ADAM LAMBERT, “Another Lonely Night”
Album: The Original High
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #7

47. CHRIS AYER, “On The Blvd”
Album: TBA
Label: Epic (Amsterdam/NL)
Peak: #10

46. TRYON, “Somebody To Love Me”
Album: TBA
Label: Noiseblock/Lakeside
Peak: #9

45. ONEREPUBLIC, “Wherever I Go”
Album: Oh My My
Label: Mosley/Interscope
Peak: #9

44. COLDPLAY, “Up&Up”
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #8

43. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Drink You Away”
Album: The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2
Label: RCA
Peak: #6

42. ONE DIRECTION, “Perfect”
Album: Made In The A.M.
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #3

41. RUTH B., “Lost Boy”
Album: The Intro (EP)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

40. TROYE SIVAN featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Wild”
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (original version)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #6

39. GAVIN DEGRAW, “She Sets The City On Fire”
Album: Something Worth Saving
Label: RCA
Peak: #7

38. SAINT MOTEL, “Move”
Album: Saintmotelevision
Label: Elektra/Atlantic
Peak: #5

37. MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Album: At Night, Alone.
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8

36. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone”
Album: First Impressions (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for six weeks+

35. BANNERS, “Start A Riot”
Album: BANNERS (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #7

34. DNCE, “Toothbrush”
Album: DNCE
Label: Republic
Peak: #6

33. TEGAN AND SARA, “Boyfriend”
Album: Love You To Death
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #5

32. DAYA, “Sit Still, Look Pretty”
Album: Sit Still, Look Pretty
Label: Artbeatz/Sony RED
Peak: #8

31. DNCE, “Cake By The Ocean”
Album: DNCE
Label: Republic
Peak: #4

30. ONEREPUBLIC, “Kids”
Album: Oh My My
Label: Mosley/Interscope
Peak: #3

29. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Goldmine”
Album: The Malibu Sessions
Label: PlummyLou/Sony RED
Peak: #4

28. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Out Of The Woods”
Album: 1989
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #3

27. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me”
Album: Nobody But Me
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for four weeks

26. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Oasis”
Album: When The Morning Comes
Label: Epic
Peak: #3

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 13, 2016

"Someone" new at the top.

“Love” is still in the air.

DEBUTS
40. Daya – Words
39. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
37. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (36)
30. Alex Da Kid featuring X Ambassadors & Elle King – Not Easy (37)
22. Shawn Mendes – Mercy (27)
21. LP – Lost On You (29) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Saint Motel – Move (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Play That Song (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. OneRepublic – Kids (04) | PEAK: #03
03. Niall Horan – This Town (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (02) | PEAK: #02
01. James TW – When You Love Someone (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie (1)
2. Matt Simons – Lose Control (2)
3. Sheppard – We Belong (6)
4. Nathan Sykes – Famous (4)
5. Goo Goo Dolls – Over And Over (3)
6. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (10)
7. Milky Chance – Cocoon (-)
8. Tom Chaplin – Quicksand (-)
9. Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You (-)
10. Martin Luke Brown – Shadow & Light (-)

In The Mix:
Capital Cities – Vowels
Coldplay – Everglow (new)
for KING & COUNTRY – Priceless
Jacob Whitesides – Focus
James Hersey – Miss You
John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (new)
matt pond PA – Whoa
Olly Murs – Grow Up
Passenger – When We Were Young (new)
Phantogram – Same Old Blues (new)
Ricky Reed – Express Myself
Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love
Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande – Faith

Chart Notes:

  • In 2011, Reeve Carney and pals Bono and The Edge (of U2) took “Rise Above 1” to #6 on my chart. It was a song from a musical titled Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Last year, Sara Bareilles‘s “She Used To Be Mine”, featured in the musical Waitress, got as high as #10. Now, another song adapted from a musical makes into the top 40. “It’s Quiet Uptown” is a new entry at #37 this week for Kelly Clarkson, originally from Hamilton: An American Musical and included on The Hamilton Mixtape, due December 2.
  • “Say You Won’t Let Go” has already hit #1 in countries like Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden and the U.K., which means James Arthur is ready for some U.S. chart success. He debuts at #39 on my chart this week. In 2012, he won the ninth season of the U.K. version of The X Factor, and his new album, Back From The Edge, just debuted at #1 there.
  • Finally, at #40, is the third top 40 song from Daya‘s Sit Still, Look Pretty album, which was released last month. “Words” is about to impact at CHR/Top 40 radio this Tuesday. Both The Monkees (#11, 1967) and the Bee Gees (#15, 1968) charted in the top 40 on the Hot 100 with the same title, but all three songs are different.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 6, 2016

"Someone" new at the top.

It’s all in the James.

DEBUTS
38. Maty Noyes – In My Mind
37. Alex Da Kid featuring X Ambassadors & Elle King – Not Easy
36. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. LP – Lost On You (38)
27. Shawn Mendes – Mercy (32)
23. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (28)
16. Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know (21)
15. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (30) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
(see #09, #08 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Jordan Fisher – Lookin’ Like That (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Train – Play That Song (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Niall Horan – This Town (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Saint Motel – Move (05) | PEAK: #05
04. OneRepublic – Kids (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (04) | PEAK: #02
01. James TW – When You Love Someone (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie (4)
2. Nathan Sykes – Famous (2)
3. Matt Simons – Lose Control (3)
4. Goo Goo Dolls – Over And Over (5)
5. Maty Noyes – In My Mind (10)
6. Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers (8)
7. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go (-)
8. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (-)
9. Alex Da Kid featuring X Ambassadors and Elle King – Not Easy (-)
10. Daya – Words (-)

In The Mix:
Capital Cities – Vowels
for KING & COUNTRY – Priceless
Jacob Whitesides – Focus
Justin Klump – Keep On, Keepin’ On
Olly Murs – Grow Up
Ricky Reed – Express Myself (new)
Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love (new)
The Last Bandoleros – Where Do You Go?
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by a 31-year-old newcomer who calls himself Rag’n’Bone Man. His first chart hit is in at #36 on the countdown, and it’s called “Human”. The title has previously appeared in the top 40 for Christina Perri (#1, 2014), as well as The Killers (#5, 2008). This “Human” is currently #1 on iTunes in over a dozen countries, so make sure to check it out before it (hopefully) takes over the U.S. charts next year.
  • Producer Alex Da Kid has his first top 40 single as an artist this week, coming in at #37 with “Not Easy”. The song features X Ambassadors and Elle King. Upon release, the version issued to download and streaming platforms contains a section from rapper Wiz Khalifa, but as it heads for adds on Alternative and Triple A radio, that portion has been removed.
  • Also debuting this week is the first chart single for 19-year-old singer Maty Noyes. She’s at #38 with “In My Mind”, a single from her new EP Noyes Complaint. The set features five songs, including one with PGTC favorite Lostboycrow. You’ll see “Mind” in the top 50 on CHR/Top 40 radio soon.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 30, 2016

"Someone" new at the top.

TWo weeks for James.

DEBUTS
38. LP – Lost On You

TOP GAINERS
35. Lukas Graham – You’re Not There (40)
30. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (33)
21. Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know (28)
18. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (23)
14. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Niall Horan – This Town (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (05) | PEAK: #04
07. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (06) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
06. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Saint Motel – Move (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (04) | PEAK: #04
03. OneRepublic – Kids (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. James TW – When You Love Someone (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie (4)
2. Nathan Sykes – Famous (2)
3. Matt Simons – Lose Control (3)
4. Goo Goo Dolls – Over And Over (5)
5. Maty Noyes – In My Mind (10)
6. Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers (8)
7. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go (-)
8. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (-)
9. Alex Da Kid featuring X Ambassadors and Elle King – Not Easy (-)
10. Daya – Words (-)

In The Mix:
Capital Cities – Vowels
for KING & COUNTRY – Priceless
Jacob Whitesides – Focus
Justin Klump – Keep On, Keepin’ On
Olly Murs – Grow Up
Ricky Reed – Express Myself (new)
Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love (new)
The Last Bandoleros – Where Do You Go?
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand

Chart Notes:

  • Sting‘s “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” sees a notable boost this week, up 19-14. If he makes the top ten, he’ll be the first artist over 60 since 67-year-old Elton John in 2014, and the second oldest act (at 65) ever to hit the region. Singles by two Adam’s Top 40 favorites, Adele (“Water Under The Bridge”, 38-30) and Maroon 5 (“Don’t Wanna Know”, 28-21), look as though they’ll be searching for a spot in the top ten as well. Lots of action heading into the end of the year…
  • In August 2012, the singer named LP ranked In The Mix with her song “Into The Wild”. It had been running in a Citibank ad for some time. Well, that single never made it onto my top 40, but just over four years later, her current hit in Europe does. “Lost On You” is this week’s lone debut at #38. It’s currently in rotation at a handful of Alternative and Triple A outlets. Will it become one of 2017’s big U.S. radio records? Stay tuned.
  • Only four more weeks until the end of 2016 Chart Year! It’ll be here before you know it! Have a safe and fun Halloween, and don’t forget to check out the debut episode of Crowncast, featuring yours truly, on Crownnote.

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