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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 25, 2021

Attention, all Passenger.

DEBUTS
39. Ben Platt – Imagine
38. Regard, Troye Sivan & Tate McRae – You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Mimi Webb – Good Without (37) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato – What Other People Say (07) | PEAK: #07
09. Duncan Laurence – Arcade (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Sara Kays – Remember That Night? (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Imagine Dragons – Follow You (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (06) | PEAK: #02
05. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (02) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
03. Dua Lipa – We’re Good (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (3)
2. MisterWives – Superbloom (2)
3. Zak Abel – Be Kind (1)
4. Barenaked Ladies – Flip (10)
5. Illenium & Iann Dior – First Time (6)
6. Addison Rae – Obsessed (4)
7. Years & Years – Starstruck (9)
8. January Jane – Versions Of You (5)
9. Demi Lovato featuring Ariana Grande – Met Him Last Night (8)
10. Taylor Swift – Mr. Perfectly Fine (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Madelyn
Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together
James Arthur – Medicine
Rag’N’Bone Man & P!nk – Anywhere Away From Here
Tom Gregory – River

Chart Notes:

  • Passenger spends a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Sword From The Stone”, as songs by Silk Sonic (#2) and Dua Lipa (#3) keep knocking at the door to the top. We’ll see if it opens up by next weekend. In a slow week for notable movers, Mimi Webb takes the Biggest Mover title, climbing from 37-31 with “Good Without”. Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae earn this week’s Highest Debut with “You”, which comes in at #38. The collaboration is finding good support at both Dance and Top 40 radio, making it an early contender for the Song Of The Summer. Ben Platt also debuts at #39 with “Imagine”, a single which impacts at Hot AC radio on Monday. This is his second top 40 entry on my chart to date.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 18, 2021

“Stone” rolls to the top.

DEBUTS
38. Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love
37. Mimi Webb – Good Without | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. AJ Mitchell – Stop (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
32. Sofia Carson – Fool’s Gold (37)
18. Olivia Rodrigo – Déjà Vu (24) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
10. Imagine Dragons – Follow You (16) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Imagine Dragons – Follow You (16) | PEAK: #10
09. JESSIA – I’m Not Pretty (06) | PEAK: #05
08. Duncan Laurence – Arcade (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato – What Other People Say (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – We’re Good (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (01) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
01. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Zak Abel – Be Kind (1)
2. MisterWives – Superbloom (2)
3. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (3)
4. Addison Rae – Obsessed (4)
5. January Jane – Versions Of You (7)
6. Illenium & Iann Dior – First Time (6)
7. Regard, Troye Sivan & Tate McRae – You (-)
8. Demi Lovato featuring Ariana Grande – Met Him Last Night (9)
9. Years & Years – Starstruck (10)
10. Barenaked Ladies – Flip (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Madelyn
Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together
James Arthur – Medicine
James TW – Butterflies
Rag’N’Bone Man & P!nk – Anywhere Away From Here
Taylor Swift – Mr. Perfectly Fine (new)
Tom Gregory – River

Chart Notes:

  • Passenger takes the driver’s seat on my personal chart and earns his sixth #1 song to date with “Sword From The Stone”, moving from 2-1 and replacing Olivia Rodrigo‘s “Driver’s Seat” after its lengthy eight week run at the top. Passenger last charted at #1 in August 2016 with “Somebody’s Love”, but is best known for “Let Her Go”, which became my top song of 2013 with a 12-week reign at the summit. The week’s new entries are by Mimi Webb and Tom Grennan: “Good Without” and “Little Bit Of Love” debut at #37 and #38, respectively. Both are current top 20 singles in the United Kingdom, with the latter appearing in the top ten.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 11, 2021

“License” gets its final renewal.

DEBUTS
39. AJ Mitchell – Stop
37. Sofia Carson – Fool’s Gold | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Dean Lewis – Falling Up (35)
27. Demi Lovato – Dancing With The Devil (32)
24. Olivia Rodrigo – Déjà Vu (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Anson Seabra – Walked Through Hell (25)
09. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. JP Saxe & Maren Morris – Line By Line (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (15) | PEAK: #09
08. Duncan Laurence – Arcade (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato – What Other People Say (07) | PEAK: #07
06. JESSIA – I’m Not Pretty (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Dua Lipa – We’re Good (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (01) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Zak Abel – Be Kind (2)
2. MisterWives – Superbloom (1)
3. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (3)
4. Addison Rae – Obsessed (5)
5. Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love (8)
6. Illenium & Iann Dior – First Time (4)
7. January Jane – Versions Of You (6)
8. Mimi Webb – Good Without (-)
9. Demi Lovato featuring Ariana Grande – Met Him Last Night (-)
10. Years & Years – Starstruck (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Madelyn (new)
Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together
James Arthur – Medicine
James TW – Butterflies
Rag’N’Bone Man & P!nk – Anywhere Away From Here (new)
Tom Gregory – River

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo spends an eighth week at #1 on my personal chart with her hit “Driver’s License”, as her latest single “Déjà Vu” is the Biggest Mover in the top 40, up from 36-24. This will likely be the last week at the top for “License”, as the rest of the top ten is bulleted and ready to make some sizable moves. Sofia Carson and AJ Mitchell are in with this week’s two debuts: “Fool’s Gold” and “Stop”, entering at #37 and #39, respectively. Carson’s song is about to reach the top 50 at Top 40 radio, while Mitchell’s song goes for adds on Tuesday.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 4, 2021

Licenses and lucky sevens.

DEBUTS
36. Olivia Rodrigo – Déjà Vu | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Demi Lovato – Dancing With The Devil (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
19. Imagine Dragons – Follow You (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. JP Saxe & Maren Morris – Line By Line (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Harry Styles – Treat People With Kindness (07) | PEAK: #07
08. Duncan Laurence – Arcade (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato – What Other People Say (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (08) | PEAK: #06
05. JESSIA – I’m Not Pretty (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – We’re Good (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. MisterWives – Superbloom (1)
2. Zak Abel – Be Kind (2)
3. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (3)
4. Illenium & Iann Dior – First Time (4)
5. Addison Rae – Obsessed (7)
6. January Jane – Versions Of You (6)
7. Sofia Carson – Fool’s Gold (-)
8. Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love (-)
9. James Arthur – Medicine (10)
10. James TW – Butterflies (-)

In The Mix:
Bülow – First Place
Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together
Ingrid Michaelson & ZAYN – To Begin Again
James Newman – Embers
Maisie Peters – John Hughes Movie
Tom Gregory – River

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo scores a seventh big week at #1 on my personal chart with her international smash “Driver’s License”, as her new single “Déjà Vu” is the only debut in the countdown at #36. The song impacts at Top 40 radio on Tuesday. Meanwhile, tracks from Demi Lovato (“Dancing With The Devil”) and Imagine Dragons (“Follow You”) tie for the Biggest Mover, both up seven spots.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 28, 2021

Driving and thriving.

DEBUTS
40. Annika Wells – Sucks Being Sober
39. Demi Lovato – Dancing With The Devil | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Imagine Dragons – Follow You (32)
19. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (26)
16. Sara Kays – Remember That Night? (21)
08. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (17) | BIGGEST MOVER — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Tones And I – Fly Away (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato – What Other People Say (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (17) | PEAK: #08
07. Harry Styles – Treat People With Kindness (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Willow (04) | PEAK: #03
05. JESSIA – I’m Not Pretty (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – We’re Good (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. MisterWives – Superbloom (1)
2. Zak Abel – Be Kind (4)
3. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (3)
4. Illenium & Iann Dior – First Time (7)
5. Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together (5)
6. January Jane – Versions Of You (6)
7. Addison Rae – Obsessed (-)
8. James Newman – Embers (8)
9. Bülow – First Place (9)
10. James Arthur – Medicine (10)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – If I Didn’t Have You
Ingrid Michaelson & ZAYN – To Begin Again
James TW – Butterflies
Maisie Peters – John Hughes Movie
Sofia Carson – Fool’s Gold (new)
Tom Gregory – River

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo is parked at the top for a sixth week on my personal chart with her hit “Driver’s License”, as Silk Sonic (the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) earns the Biggest Mover title for the third week in a row with “Leave The Door Open”, up from 17-8 and headed for #1. A couple of new tracks check in the top 40: chart regular Demi Lovato enters at #39 with “Dancing With The Devil”, while newcomer Annika Wells starts at #40 with “Sucks Being Sober”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 7, 2021

Flying high into February.

DEBUTS
40. Sara Kays – Remember That Night?
38. Scott Helman – Good Problems
33. Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato – What Other People Say | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Sabrina Carpenter – Skin (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
31. Duncan Laurence – Arcade (37)
29. Jessia – I’m Not Pretty (34)
18. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (23)
12. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (17)
05. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (12) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. JP Saxe – A Little Bit Yours (05) | PEAK: #02
09. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Reintroduce Myself (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Chris Cornell – Watching The Wheels (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Harry Styles – Golden (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Taylor Swift – Willow (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (12) | PEAK: #05
04. LANY – If This Is The Last Time (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa – Prisoner (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Ed Sheeran – Afterglow (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Tones And I – Fly Away (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Smith & Thell – Radioactive Rain (1)
2. Anson Seabra – Walked Through Hell (3)
3. Taylor Swift featuring The National – Coney Island (4)
4. Serena Ryder – Better Now (9)
5. Mike Posner featuring Stanaj & Yung Bae – Momma Always Told Me (8)
6. Silk City & Ellie Goulding – New Love (7)
7. Joshua Bassett – Lie Lie Lie (6)
8. Daya – Bad Girl (-)
9. Ant Clemons featuring Justin Timberlake – Better Days (10)
10. Joy Oladokun – Breathe Again (-)

In The Mix:
Benny Blanco, Marshmello & Vance Joy – You
Bon Jovi – Story Of Love
Carolesdaughter – Violent
Elijah Woods – Lights
Meduza featuring Dermot Kennedy – Paradise
Moon Taxi – Say
Shawn Hook – Take Me Home
The Killers – C’est La Vie
Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us

Chart Notes:

  • With her second #1 tune on my personal chart, Tones And I jumps from 2-1 with “Fly Away”. Her international hit “Dance Monkey” spent six weeks at the top in 2019. Recent radio singles from Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter are tied for the Biggest Mover, with both advancing seven spots this week. Three tracks are new to the top 40, led by the recent collaboration from Sam Fischer and Demi Lovato at #33. “What Other People Say” impacts at the Hot AC radio format next week. Further down, chart mainstay Scott Helman lands at #38 with “Good Problems”, while “Remember That Night?” by newcomer Sara Kays bows at #40.

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2020: The Complete List

2020 was quite a year, one that will be remembered for some time to come: the pandemic, politics, protests and much more. While our lives will be much different headed into the new year, we can only hope that 2021 will bring some sort of normalcy and positive change.

Perhaps one of the few upsides of 2020 was the amount of great music that came out: despite the challenges of the last ten months, the music community remained creative and I’d like to think that some of that is reflected in my 2020 year-end chart. “Love” was in the air once again, with the top 100 containing 15 titles that used the word or the word family, including “I Love Me”, “Love Me Land”, “Stupid Love”, “Used To Love” and others. From “Me” to “You”, my chart saw some action from “Fall On Me” and “Rain On Me” to “Adore You” and “Someone To You” and even “Me & You Together Song”. Hits from Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga dominated the year, but there’s lots more to discover from the rankings of my list, including winners from radio, sync and yes, a few TikTok tunes as well.

So, after crunching all the numbers up, here are the top 100 songs based on my weekly personal chart:

The 2020 chart year encompasses a period of 53 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 1, 2019 to the chart dated November 29, 2020. Peaks listed for each track reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, an entry with the highest peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 166 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a small decrease from the 167 that did so in 2019. A total of 13 titles reached the #1 spot for at least one week this year, down significantly from the 20 that did so in 2019.

01. DUA LIPA, “Break My Heart” (1,025 points)
Album: Future Nostalgia
Label: Warner
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

02. LADY GAGA & ARIANA GRANDE, “Rain On Me” (967 points)
Album: Chromatica
Label: Interscope
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

03. JP SAXE featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “If The World Was Ending” (937 points)
EP: Hold It Together
Label: Arista
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. HARRY STYLES, “Adore You” (922 points)
Album: Fine Line
Label: Erskine/Columbia
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. DUA LIPA, “Don’t Start Now” (908 points)
Album: Future Nostalgia
Label: Warner
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. SAM FISCHER, “This City” (868 points)
EP: Not A Hobby and Homework
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for five weeks

07. THE KILLERS, “Caution” (765 points)
Album: Imploding The Mirage
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #2 for six weeks

08. GABBY BARRETT featuring CHARLIE PUTH, “I Hope” (764 points)
Album: Goldmine
Label: Warner/Warner Nashville
Peak: #2 for five weeks

09. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (676 points)
Album: Heaven & Hell
Label: APG/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

10. DUA LIPA, “Physical” (637 points)
Album: Future Nostalgia
Label: Warner
Peak: #1 for one week

11. KYGO & TINA TURNER, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” (636 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: RCA
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

12. DUA LIPA, “Hallucinate” (630 points)
Album: Future Nostalgia
Label: Warner
Peak: #1 for three weeks

13. SCOTT HELMAN, “Wait No More” (624 points)
Album: Nonsuch Park (SA)
Label: Warner
Peak: #3 for three weeks

14. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Before You Go” (613 points)
Album: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (Extended)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #2 for two weeks

15. TONES AND I, “Never Seen The Rain” (611 points)
EP: The Kids Are Coming
Label: Bad Batch/Elektra
Peak: #3 for three weeks

16. LADY GAGA, “Stupid Love” (592 points)
Album: Chromatica
Label: Interscope
Peak: #2 for two weeks

17. THE 1975, “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” (591 points)
Album: Notes On A Conditional Form
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Peak: #3 for two weeks

18. THE 1975, “Me & You Together Song” (578 points)
Album: Notes On A Conditional Form
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Peak: #6

19. MANDY MOORE, “Save A Little For Yourself” (574 points)
Album: Silver Landings
Label: Verve Forecast
Peak: #3 for four weeks

20. KATY PERRY, “Daises” (573 points)
Album: Smile
Label: Capitol
Peak: #3 for three weeks

21. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (569 points)
EP: Stella & Steve
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #3 for two weeks

22. MILEY CYRUS, “Midnight Sky” (556 points)
Album: Plastic Hearts
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for four weeks

23. MAGGIE ROGERS, “Love You For A Long Time” (551 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #5 for four weeks

24. ASHE, “Moral Of The Story” (542 points)
EP: Moral Of The Story: Chapter 1
Label: Mom+Pop/Further.
Peak: #3 for two weeks

25. COLDPLAY, “Orphans” (540 points)
Album: Everyday Life
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

26. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Cardigan” (532 points)
Album: Folklore
Label: Republic
Peak: #4 for three weeks

27. MAJOR LAZER featuring MARCUS MUMFORD, “Lay Your Head On Me” (527 points)
Album: Music Is The Weapon
Label: Mad Decent/Columbia
Peak: #5

28. TONES AND I, “Bad Child” (525 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Bad Batch/Elektra
Peak: #4

29. THE KILLERS, “My Own Soul’s Warning” (502 points)
Album: Imploding The Mirage
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #6 for three weeks

30. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya” (492 points) (2019 YE: #70)
Album: Heartbreak Weather
Label: Neon Haze/Capitol
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2019/2020)

31. BANNERS, “Someone To You” (486 points)
EP: Empires On Fire and Album: Where The Shadow Ends (Reissue)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #2

32. KELLY CLARKSON, “I Dare You” (476 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #5 for three weeks

33. CHRIS CORNELL, “Patience” (457 points)
Album: No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1
Label: UMe
Peak: #6

34. SCOTT HELMAN, “Everything Sucks” (455 points) (2019 YE: #88)
Album: Nonsuch Park (SA)
Label: Warner
Peak: #2 for three weeks

35. ASHE, “Save Myself” (452 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Mom+Pop/Further.
Peak: #3 for two weeks

36. ZARA LARSSON, “Love Me Land” (450 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: TEN/Epic
Peak: #8 for four weeks

37. TONES AND I, “Ur So F**king Cool” (442 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Bad Batch/Elektra
Peak: #6 for three weeks

38. TAYLOR SWIFT, “The Man” (434 points)
Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #8

39. HARRY STYLES, “Falling” (432 points)
Album: Fine Line
Label: Erskine/Columbia
Peak: #7 for four weeks

40. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “This Love Isn’t Crazy” (426 points)
Album: Dedicated Side B
Label: School Boy/Interscope
Peak: #8 for three weeks

41. ZEDD & JASMINE THOMPSON, “Funny” (415 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #7 for three weeks

42. BILLIE EILISH, “Everything I Wanted” (413 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Darkroom/Interscope
Peak: #7 for two weeks

43. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Reasons I Drink” (407 points)
Album: Such Pretty Forks In The Road
Label: Epiphany/Thirty Tigers
Peak: #8

44. MARTIN GARRIX & DEAN LEWIS, “Used To Love” (405 points)
Album: (single only)
Label: STMPD/RCA
Peak: #8

45. NIALL HORAN, “Put A Little Love On Me” (397 points)
Album: Heartbreak Weather
Label: Neon Haze/Capitol
Peak: #10 for two weeks

46. SHAWN HOOK, “I Don’t Wanna Dance” (392 points)
EP: Take Me Home
Label: Ultra
Peak: #8

47. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (383 points) (2019 YE: #20)
EP: The Kids Are Coming
Label: Bad Batch/Elektra
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2019)

48. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (371 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Big Beat/EMG
Peak: #4

49. JAYMES YOUNG, “Happiest Year” (368 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Please Rewind/Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #10

50. NIALL HORAN, “Black And White” (366 points)
Album: Heartbreak Weather
Label: Neon Haze/Capitol
Peak: #9 for two weeks

51. PASSENGER, “The Way That I Love You” (360 points)
Album: Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #9

52. HARRY STYLES, “Lights Up” (358 points) (2019 YE: #94)
Album: Fine Line
Label: Erskine/Columbia
Peak: #6 for four weeks

53. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (351 points)
Album: Walls
Label: Syco/Arista
Peak: #8 for three weeks

54. SAINT MOTEL, “Preach” (339 points)
EP: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Pt. 2
Label: Elektra
Peak: #9

55. THE SCRIPT, “The Last Time” (338 points) (2019 YE: #71)
Album: Sunsets & Full Moons
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3 for five weeks (2019/2020)

56. MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, “I Got You” (329 points)
Album: Work Hard And Be Nice
Label: Boo Boo Wax/Thirty Tigers
Peak: #10 for two weeks

57. ROYAL & THE SERPENT, “Overwhelmed” (325 points)
EP: Get A Grip
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

58. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (310 points)
Album: Future Nostalgia
Label: Warner
Peak: #1 for four (+) weeks

59. DEMI LOVATO, “I Love Me” (308 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #10

60. THE CHICKS (f/k/a DIXIE CHICKS), “Gaslighter” (307 points)
Album: Gaslighter
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

61. NEON TREES, “Used To Like” (299 points)
Album: I Can Feel You Forgetting Me
Label: Thrill Forever/ADA
Peak: #11

62. GAVIN JAMES, “Boxes” (291 points)
EP: Boxes
Label: Capitol
Peak: #11 for two weeks

63. MAROON 5, “Nobody’s Love” (275 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #11 for two weeks

64. KALEO, “I Want More” (266 points)
Album: Surface Sounds
Label: Elektra
Peak: #15

65. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (265 points) (2019 YE: #42)
Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #2 (2019)

66. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (263 points)
Album: Fine Line
Label: Erskine/Columbia
Peak: #3 for three (+) weeks

67. CHAZ CARDIGAN, “Not OK!” (261 points)
EP: Vulnerabilia
Label: Loud Robot/Capitol
Peak: #14 for two weeks

68. MARSHMELLO & DEMI LOVATO, “OK Not To Be OK” (260 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #11

69. MADDIE POPPE, “Not Losing You” (249 points) (2019 YE: #93)
Album: Whirlwind
Label: 19/Hollywood
Peak: #8

70. CLAIRE ROSINKRANZ, “Backyard Boy” (246 points)
EP: BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd
Label: Purple Monkey/Republic
Peak: #12

71. MANDY MOORE, “Tryin’ My Best, Los Angeles” (242 points)
Album: Silver Landings
Label: Verve Forecast
Peak: #12

72. LIZZO, “Cuz I Love You” (242 points)
Album: Cuz I Love You
Label: Nice Life/Atlantic
Peak: #13 for two weeks

73. NIALL HORAN, “No Judgement” (240 points)
Album: Heartbreak Weather
Label: Neon Haze/Capitol
Peak: #14

74. SHAWN MENDES, “Wonder” (234 points)
Album: Wonder
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8 for three weeks

75. JAMIE SCOTT, “Friendly Fire” (232 points)
Album: How Still The River
Label: Catherine
Peak: #15 for four weeks

76. HARRY STYLES, “Watermelon Sugar” (231 points)
Album: Fine Line
Label: Erskine/Columbia
Peak: #15

77. SZA x JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “The Other Side” (227 points)
Album: Trolls World Tour (Soundtrack)
Label: RCA
Peak: #12

78. CONAN GRAY, “Maniac” (225 points)
Album: Kid Krow
Label: Republic
Peak: #15 for two weeks

79. SILVERSUN PICKUPS, “Toy Soldiers” (220 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: New Machine
Peak: #15 for two weeks

80. CAM, “Redwood Tree” (219 points)
Album: The Otherside
Label: Triple Tigers/RCA
Peak: #17 for three weeks

81. KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA, “Raising Hell” (213 points)
Album: High Road
Label: Kemosabe/RCA
Peak: #12

82. A GREAT BIG WORLD & CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Fall On Me” (206 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: S-Curve
Peak: #18

83. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (197 points) (2019 YE: #57)
Album: Coconut Oil (EP)
Label: Nice Life/Atlantic
Peak: #6 for three weeks

84. SMITH & THELL, “Year Of The Young” (196 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Arista
Peak: #18

85. ZARA LARSSON, “Wow” (196 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: TEN/Epic
Peak: #19 for two weeks

86. FINNEAS, “Let’s Fall In Love For The Night” (193 points)
EP: Blood Harmony (Deluxe)
Label: OYOY/AWAL
Peak: #18

87. JP SAXE, “A Little Bit Yours” (184 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Arista
Peak: #5+

88. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Oh, What A World” (183 points)
Album: Golden Hour
Label: MCA Nashville/Capitol
Peak: #17

89. COLDPLAY, “Champion Of The World” (180 points)
Album: Everyday Life
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #19

90. PICTURE THIS, “One Night” (178 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Republic
Peak: #15 for three weeks

91. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Fearless” (178 points)
Album: Miracle Pill
Label: Warner
Peak: #17

92. DIXIE D’AMELIO, “Be Happy” (172 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: HITCO
Peak: #18 for two weeks

93. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (171 points)
Album: The Good Times And The Bad Ones
Label: Signature Ent./Atlantic
Peak: #11+

94. AVENUE BEAT, “F2020” (169 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Tape Room/Valory-in2une
Peak: #16

95. BASTILLE, “Survivin'” (162 points)
EP: Goosebumps
Label: Republic
Peak: #14+

96. BLINDLOVE, “I Wanna Be Okay” (145 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: IronHeart (now Bee & El/Warner)
Peak: #19

97. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Lie” (143 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Warner
Peak: #14 for two weeks

98. KEANE, “Love Too Much” (142 points) (2019 YE: #44)
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #3 (2019)

99. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Share That Love” (138 points)
Album: (n/a)
Label: Warner
Peak: #21

100. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (133 points)
Album: ~how i’m feeling~
Label: AWAL/in2une
Peak: #20

Happy New Year from PGTC! See you in 2021.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 28, 2020

Smile! It’s New Music Friday.

A smile has returned to New Music Friday, as we happily highlight the current albums and EPs from Dua Lipa, Internet Money and Katy Perry, as well as the new singles from BLACKPINK, Calvin Harris and David Guetta. Ready for some ice cream? Here’s the scoop:

Notable albums out this week: Colter Wall‘s Western Swing & Waltzes And Other Punchy Songs (iTunes), Disclosure‘s Energy (iTunes), Dua Lipa‘s Club Future Nostalgia (iTunes), Gregory Porter‘s All Rise (iTunes), Halsey‘s Badlands (Live From Webster Hall) (iTunes), Internet Money‘s B4 The Storm (iTunes), Jaden‘s CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3 (iTunes), JoJo‘s Good To Know (Deluxe) (iTunes), Katy Perry‘s Smile (iTunes), Lovelytheband‘s Conversations With Myself About You (iTunes), Metallica‘s S&M2 (Live) (iTunes), Mothica‘s Blue Hour (iTunes), NEEDTOBREATHE‘s Out Of Body (iTunes), PJ Morton‘s Gospel According To PJ (iTunes), Ricky Reed‘s The Room (iTunes), Seether‘s Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (iTunes), The Score‘s Carry On (iTunes), Tommy Siegel‘s Another Century Wasted (iTunes), Toni Braxton‘s Spell My Name (iTunes), At Home With The Kids (iTunes), Bill & Ted Face The Music (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Moontower‘s What Day Is It? (iTunes), Rich Brian‘s 1999 (iTunes), Sam Fischer‘s Homework (iTunes), Skip Marley‘s Higher Place (iTunes), Victoria Canal‘s Victoria (iTunes), Zella Day‘s Where Does The Devil Hide (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2014”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“A Little Longer”, Lauren Presley featuring Sam Will (iTunes)
“Alright”, Clara Mae featuring Russell Dickerson (iTunes)
“Are You Bored Yet? (Mura Masa Remix)”, Wallows featuring Clairo (iTunes)
“Beautiful & Bittersweet”, Mia Rodriguez (iTunes)
“Better Tomorrow”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Brand New Thing”, Zayde Wølf (iTunes)
“Broke”, Teddy Swims (iTunes)
“Catalina”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Come Over”, Rudimental featuring Anne-Marie & Tion Wayne (iTunes)
“Daydreaming”, Chris Wallace (iTunes)
“Dirty Nikes”, Ruth B. (iTunes)
“Don’t Go”, Gwen Bunn (iTunes)
“Down”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Downtown (2020)”, Allie X & Della Casa (iTunes)
“Exit”, Sebastian Mikael (iTunes)
“Expensive”, Ty Dolla $ign featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Feel Good”, SAYGRACE (iTunes)
“Giant”, ZZ Ward (iTunes)
“Gifted”, Cordae featuring Roddy Ricch (iTunes)
“Hey Stupid, I Love You (Spanglish)”, JP Saxe & Mau Y Ricky (iTunes)
“History (Acoustic)”, Seramic (iTunes)
“House With No Mirrors”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Hug”, Love For Hire (iTunes)
“I Do”, Lukas James (iTunes)
“Ice Cream”, BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“In The End”, Sheryl Crow (iTunes)
“Kelly (Fickle Friends Remix)”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Kill TV”, ONR featuring Nile Rodgers (iTunes)
“Kings Of Summer”, Wylder (iTunes)
“Knife Under My Pillow”, Maggie Lindemann (iTunes)
“Lemonade”, Circa Waves featuring Alfie Templeman (iTunes)
“Lies”, Steve Aoki & KREAM (iTunes)
“Lighter (Acoustic)”, Nathan Dawe featuring KSI & Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“Like That”, GRACEY & Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Little Runaway”, Celeste (iTunes)
“Lost One”, Jazmine Sullivan (iTunes)
“Love Language”, Crooked Colours (iTunes)
“Love Like”, Lu Kala (iTunes)
“Love U Again”, Olivia Holt & R3HAB (iTunes)
“Married In Vegas (Acoustic)”, The Vamps (iTunes)
“Midnight Drives”, Munn & Hannah Hausman (iTunes)
“Movin’ On”, India Shawn featuring Anderson .Paak (iTunes)
“Neva Felt This Way”, Tweet (iTunes)
“New Normal”, Cooper Alan (iTunes)
“Nightlight”, Illenium (iTunes)
“Over Now”, Calvin Harris x The Weeknd (iTunes)
“Pillow”, Ryan Woods (iTunes)
“Pure Love”, Julia Brennan (iTunes)
“Quiet”, Mark Diamond (iTunes)
“Royal Rumble”, Lil Tecca (iTunes)
“Rue”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“Sail Away”, Surfaces (iTunes)
“See Me”, Emily King (iTunes)
“Since I Was Young (MC4D Remix)”, Wrabel x Kesha (iTunes)
“Snowblood”, ERRA (iTunes)
“So Annoying”, Mae Muller (iTunes)
“Sometimes”, Air Traffic Controller (iTunes)
“Speed Of Life”, Austin Burke (iTunes)
“Starting Over”, Chris Stapleton (iTunes)
“Still Feel Like A Kid”, Dawes (iTunes)
“Strawberry Blonde”, Rence (iTunes)
“Sugar Rush”, Addison Grace (iTunes)
“Take You Back”, Russ & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Temptation”, Tiwa Savage & Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Text Talk Touch”, Alt Bloom & Gnash (iTunes)
“The Day It Rained In Southern California”, Stela Cole (iTunes)
“The Drugs Don’t Work”, Boh Doran (iTunes)
“Too Far Gone”, Caro (iTunes)
“Too Fast”, X Lovers (iTunes)
“We Go Together Like”, Abby Anderson (iTunes)
“Why Do You Lie To Me”, Topic & A7S featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Woman”, Nao featuring Lianne La Havas (iTunes)
“You Raise Me Up”, Mat & Savanna Shaw (iTunes)
“Younger Women”, VÉRITÉ (iTunes)
“Zoom”, Leikeli47 (iTunes)

Next week, the newest sets from Big Sean and Lauren Alaina are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 14, 2020)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. Writing about music and radio charts at the moment is a bit strange, but for petition and donation resources in the fight against racial inequality in our country, please go to this website and do what you can. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

BACK INTO THE LIGHT: Returning to the summit on the Top 40 radio chart for a fourth nonconsecutive week, The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” is enduring on the pop airwaves, while simultaneously topping the list at the Hot AC format. The tune is now in its 25th week in the top 40. The most recent single from his After Hours album, “In Your Eyes”, stalled out a few weeks back at #19.

There’s some crazy top 40 action on the chart this week, including six new entries in the region. Gabby Barrett‘s “I Hope” makes a huge leap from 42-32 to become her first top 40 single at the format. It previously topped the Country radio chart in April. From the soundtrack to upcoming film Promising Young Woman, Cyn earns her first top 40 hit with “Drinks”, up from 41-35. After narrowly missing the top 40 with two releases in 2016, JoJo has her first top 40 song in eight years with “Man”, climbing from 43-37. It’s her sixth title to enter the region since 2004. The Surf Mesa and Emilee collaboration “ILY (I Love You Baby)” leaps from 45-38, with the two performers each earning their first top 40 entries. Sam Fischer jumps from 44-39 with “This City”, as he lands his first top 40 entry here as well. It now ranks in the top 20 on the Hot AC chart. Last but not least, Ashe climbs from 46-40 on the survey with “Moral Of The Story”, which is currently in the top 15 on the Alternative chart.

The top 50 is just as active on the chart with another six entries in that region, led by Tones And I‘s “Ur So F**king Cool” at #43. It follows the global hit “Dance Monkey”, which spent six nonconsecutive weeks at #6 on the Top 40 survey this year. Newcomer Pink Sweat$ isn’t sweating his entry at #45 with “17”, followed by the TikTok-fueled “Banana” by Conkarah and Shaggy, which begins to ripen at #47. Olivia O’Brien‘s “Josslyn” starts at #48, as she makes her first appearance on the chart since the end of 2016. That year also happens to be the same one when Melanie Martinez last charted at the format; her “Play Date” arrives at #49. Sia‘s new single “Together” ends this Sunday’s wild chart adventure; the cut from her upcoming film Music sneaks in at #50.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 31, 2020

Breaking through the end of the month.

DEBUTS
39. Gavin James – Boxes
38. Scott Helman – Wait No More
37. Tones And I – Ur So F**king Cool | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Carly Rae Jepsen – This Love Isn’t Crazy (36)
18. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Katy Perry – Daisies (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford – Lay Your Head On Me (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Sam Fischer – This City (08) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
08. Harry Styles – Falling (07) | PEAK: #07
07. Kelly Clarkson – I Dare You (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (05) | PEAK: #02
05. Tones And I – Bad Child (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Benee featuring Gus Dapperton – Supalonely (04) | PEAK: #03
02. The Killers – Caution (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Public – Honey In The Summer (2)
2. Goo Goo Dolls – Fearless (5)
3. OneRepublic – Better Days (1)
4. Asher Angel – Guilty (4)
5. Mandy Moore – Tryin’ My Best, Los Angeles (10)
6. Avril Lavigne – We Are Warriors (6)
7. Harper Finn – Norway (8)
8. Kygo & OneRepublic – Lose Somebody (-)
9. Tessa Violet – Bored (-)
10. Neon Trees – New Best Friend (-)

In The Mix:
Ben Rector – It Would Be You
John-Robert – Adeline (new)
Lukas Graham – Love Songs
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
Madison Beer – Selfish
Passenger – London In The Spring
Picture This – Troublemaker

Chart Notes:

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