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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 16, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Miley Cyrus makes that musical move to “Malibu”, Childish Gambino returns to the pop playground and more! It’s just a few days before my five year college reunion, and I’m ready to celebrate the hits from this week’s graduating gems on the honor roll we call the Most Added list. Grab your caps and gowns… and a few adds too:

HIGHLY MILEY: After debuting at #37 on the published update last Sunday, Miley Cyrus easily claims this week’s Most Added song at the CHR format with “Malibu”. The track surfs in with 116 adds. Hole‘s “Malibu”, which was mentioned briefly in Sunday’s post, received 42 adds on impact (the second Most Added song that week, behind Alanis Morissette‘s “Unsent” with 95 adds) on its way to a peak of #35 in February 1999. While the state of California resides in a number of top 40 titles throughout the decades, the cities and towns located on the musical map of The Golden State include Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Francisco, San José, Sausalito and Ventura. (Of course, Malibu brings that total up by one.) Look out for Cyrus’s next studio album later this year, which you can purchase in Malibu, or pretty much anywhere else in the world.

CHILDISH BEHAVIOR: The performer known as Childish Gambino has charted with two minor singles so far this decade: a top 50 entry called “Heartbeat” (#43, 3/4/12) and the top 40 entry “V. 3005″ (#38, 9/14-21 and 10/5/14). Needless to say, the pop panel and the performer don’t exactly have a relationship that’s hand in Glover; at least, not at this point. However, that isn’t going to stop the California artist from trying for his second top 40 single at the format with “Redbone”. The current #1 on the Urban AC chart, which also ranks in the top ten at Urban radio and top 15 at Rhythmic, impacts with 14 stations this week, which gives it a tied total for the 8th Most Added spot. We’ll see if the children drive Childish to his biggest pop hit yet this summer.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. MILEY CYRUS, “Malibu” (RCA)
2-T. LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE featuring JUSTIN BIEBER
, “Despacito (Remix)” (UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam/Republic)
2-T. NIALL HORAN, “Slow Hands” (Capitol)
4. SHAWN MENDES, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (Island/Republic)
5. CHARLIE PUTH, “Attention” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
6-T. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
6-T. KENDRICK LAMAR, “Humble.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
8-T. AJR“Weak” (RED)
8-T. CHILDISH GAMBINO, “Redbone” (Glassnote)
10-T. CHEAT CODES featuring DEMI LOVATO, “No Promises” (300 Ent.)
10-T. HAILEE STEINFELD, “Most Girls” (Republic)
10-T. SAM HUNT, “Body Like A Back Road” (MCA Nashville/Capitol)

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #30-21

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

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

In the next ten songs on this year’s Top 100, we go international with acts from Canada, England and Ireland. We’ll also recall the sweet year that was 2015, rev our engines to a rockin’ record, and hunt down a discotheque Juliet teenage dream. Sounds like the time is here to enter into the top 30 with some trivia bites and check out the next ten songs on the list…

The Script
030. THE SCRIPT – “Man On A Wire”
Label: Columbia
Album: No Sound Without Silence
Peak: #5

Top 40 Trivia: This Irish trio had a lot to celebrate with their latest era, as it continued to do very well on my survey. The three guys landed two number-one songs, one of which is still to come, and this additional top five, extending their top ten streak to ten in a row. The video, as well as the “Superheroes” clip, was filmed in South Africa, a country that gave us several chart acts in 2015.

Maroon 5
029. MAROON 5 – “Sugar”
Label: 222/Interscope
Album: V
Peak: #4 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This year was extra… sugary at radio across all formats. At least five of them were serviced: following this was a song called “Sugar, You” by Oh Honey at Hot AC, then “Sugar” by Jennifer Nettles at Country, a different tune titled “Sugar” by Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds at AAA, and finally, “Sugar” by Robin Schulz and Francesco Yates at CHR/Top 40.

American Authors
028. AMERICAN AUTHORS – “Go Big Or Go Home”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #4

Top 40 Trivia: The phrase “go big or go home” originated from a piece of branding by a company called Porker Pipes. Based in California, they created a line of exhaust systems for Harley-Davidson motorcycles about two decades ago. Of course, we hear it a lot today, mostly in the context of sports. However, it was inevitable that those five words would show up in a song or two as well.

Shawn Mendes
027. SHAWN MENDES – “Stitches”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: Handwritten
Peak: #5

Top 40 Trivia: Mendes’s song took a lengthy 23 weeks to hit #1 on the CHR/Top 40 chart, longer than any other chart entry in 2015. If you’re wondering if that’s a record, it’s close, but not quite. That title still belongs to 2012’s “Give Your Heart A Break” by Demi Lovato, which hit #1 in its 25th week. Mendes’s new duet with Camila Cabello could be a record to watch there in 2016.

One Direction
026. ONE DIRECTION – “Night Changes”
Label: Syco/Columbia
Album: FOUR
Peak: #5 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This boy band has one more song in the countdown that they recorded as a quartet, but it was “Night” that lives on as their last official single under their original lineup (including member Zayn Malik.) Malik quit the band pretty close to when this song peaked at radio, though it was already descending on my chart for several weeks. The group goes on a hiatus fairly soon.

Taylor Swift
025. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Blank Space”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: 1989
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Swift’s 1989 is going for a sixth #1 on the CHR/Top 40 chart next year, as “Out Of The Woods” will be, well, out on the charts in a big way. Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream managed to accomplish the feat between 2010 and 2012, and perhaps the bad blood between them (allegedly) is serving as fuel for the 26-year-old singer. She has one more entry to come on the Top 100.

Sam Hunt
024. SAM HUNT – “Take Your Time”
Label: MCA Nashville/Capitol
Album: Montevallo
Peak: #3 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: 2015 was a great year for Country crossovers on my top 40. Four of them entered the chart, with one of them in the running to be a smash on next year’s Top 100 (Thomas Rhett‘s “Die A Happy Man”, which climbed to #32 on the weekly list at the close of the chart year.) Hunt’s release was the biggest, and he’s now competing for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards.

Walk The Moon
023. WALK THE MOON – “Shut Up And Dance”
Label: RCA
Album: Talking Is Hard
Peak: #1 for three weeks [2014 CY]

Top 40 Trivia: On the last chart of the 2014 Chart Year, this song began its run at the top. Had all of its weeks been included on this year’s survey, I’m sure it would have been way higher. Alas, “Shut” had a massive 36-week run on my chart and might be their biggest hit for me for some time. If you want to do some more dancing, the third and final of those titles is on the way tomorrow.

Nate Ruess
022. NATE RUESS – “Nothing Without Love”
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Album: Grand Romantic
Peak: #3 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Perhaps a new fun. era would have been better than what occurred this year for Ruess’s first solo outing. No, it wasn’t particularly grand or romantic to see his debut album dive after its first week or to see this single bottom out quickly, but I still thought it was solid. Past “Nothing” songs to go top ten on my list include ones by Mat Kearney, O-Town and The Script.

X Ambassadors
021. X AMBASSADORS – “Renegades”
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Album: VHS
Peak: #5 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: The letter X marks a tiny spot in top 40 radio history, as only one act (prior to this one) and one song beginning with the letter had ever reached that portion of the chart. In November 1993, the R&B group Xscape went to #8 with their debut single, “Just Kickin’ It”. In September 1980, “Xanadu”, by Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra, got to #2.

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 20 through 11, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 16, 2015

All chart roads lead to ROMANS.

Saying “uh huh” to a second week at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Jarryd James – Do You Remember
39. Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man
37. FLETCHER – War Paint
36. Gavin James – Bitter Pill | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Years & Years – Desire (40)
33. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up (39)
32. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (37)
26. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (31)
23. Causes – Walk On Water (29)
18. One Direction – Drag Me Down (27) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
12. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (07) | PEAK: #07
09. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (06) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
06. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. John Newman – Come And Get It (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (02) | PEAK: #02
01. ROMANS – Uh Huh (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Heydaze – Dumb (3)
2. Maroon 5 – Feelings (6)
3. Little Mix – Black Magic (5)
4. Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That (-)
5. Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (9)
6. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (-)
7. Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (10)
8. Wylder – Sunstroke (-)
9. Connell Cruise – Into The Wild (-)
10. Grace – You Don’t Own Me (-)

In The Mix:
Austin Mahone – Dirty Work
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run
Boy & Bear – Walk The Wire (new)
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
David Cook – Criminals (new)
Day Wave – Drag
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
Leona Lewis – Thunder
Lost Element – Twenty Five (new)
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic (new)
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party (new)
Outasight – The Wild Life
Patrick James – Bugs
Robin Thicke – Back Together
Ryn Weaver – Promises
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams
The Band Perry – Live Forever (new)
The Score – Oh My Love (new)
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • Irish singer Gavin James remains one of this year’s top newcomers on my personal chart, having just fallen out of #1 a few weeks ago with his remake of “The Book Of Love”. (It holds at #5 this week.) Although “Book” wasn’t pushed at radio here, a new single from James is. That would be “Bitter Pill”, which comes in at #36 as the Highest Debut in the top 40. “Bitter” was co-written by a chart favorite, Jamie Scott, who also had a hand in writing One Direction‘s “Drag Me Down”, up 27-18 as the week’s Biggest Mover for the second chart in a row.
  • Four years ago, a quartet called Lakoda Rayne was featured on the first season of the U.S. version of The X Factor, and they made the top ten in the competition. Unfortunately, the ladies took ninth place, and have since broken up. Now, 21-year-old Cari Fletcher, performing as FLETCHER, is buzzing as a solo act with a track that’s accumulated nearly 5.4 million plays on Spotify. She debuts at #37 with “War Paint”. Watch out for more on this glossy gem as the months go on.
  • The California band called Saint Motel spent four weeks at #1 with “My Type”, and while that falls out of the countdown, a second song from them enters at #39. “Cold Cold Man” is taken from the same EP as their prior single and heads for adds at Alternative radio in a week and a half. The group has a number of U.S. tour dates planned through the fall, including opener sets for Nate Ruess and Walk The Moon.
  • Finally, down at #40, is the first chart single for Jarryd James. The singer/songwriter from Brisbane climbed to a #2 peak in his native Australia with the independently-released “Do You Remember”, which has since been reissued by a major label. A full-length album is due this fall.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 9, 2015

All chart roads lead to ROMANS.

All chart roads lead to ROMANS.

DEBUTS
40. Years & Years – Desire
39. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. One Direction – Drag Me Down (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (25)
15. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (09) | PEAK: #09
08. John Newman – Come And Get It (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (04) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
05. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (06) | PEAK: #02
01. ROMANS – Uh Huh (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (1)
2. FLETCHER – War Paint (2)
3. The Heydaze – Dumb (3)
4. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (8)
5. Little Mix – Black Magic (4)
6. Maroon 5 – Feelings (10)
7. Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man (9)
8. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (7)
9. Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (-)
10. Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (-)

In The Mix:
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
Connell Cruise – Into The Wild
Day Wave – Drag
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (new)
Halsey – New Americana
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
Leona Lewis – Thunder
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Outasight – The Wild Life (new)
Patrick James – Bugs (new)
Robin Thicke – Back Together (new)
Ryn Weaver – Promises
Sam Bruno – Search Party
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (new)
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)
Wylder – Sunstroke (new)

Chart Notes:

  • We have a new one at the top this week, as singer, songwriter and producer Sam Roman, better known as just ROMANS, is up 2-1 with his first single to reach my top 40, “Uh Huh”. That achievement makes him the fifth artist this year to hit the top of my chart during their first run up my list, which is an unusually high number of acts, but not a record (well, not yet.) Look out for the song at the Hot AC format when it goes for adds this week; fingers crossed that it will have an awesome result!
  • 27-year-old Australian singer Conrad Sewell lands this week’s Highest Debut at #39 with “Hold Me Up”. It’s the first time on the chart for the performer from Brisbane, though he’s already gone to #1 in his native country with another tune, “Start Again”. We’ll see what happens with Sewell’s first U.S. release when it goes for adds at pop radio this week. Additionally, it’s the first song to rank for label 300 Entertainment, who previously bubbled under with Jacquie Lee and Meg Mac.
  • Their former #1 song, “King”, is still in the countdown, but English trio Years & Years makes a desirable debut at #40 this week with the song “Desire”. It is their second U.S. single from the album Communion, which debuted just inside the top 50 on the Billboard 200 album chart a few weeks ago. However, the song entered and peaked at #22 in the U.K. late last year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 2, 2015

A "Different" song lands at the top.

A “Different” song lands at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day
38. Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars
36. One Direction – Drag Me Down | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (40)
25. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (29)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Newman – Come And Get It (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (06) | PEAK: #03
07. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (08) | PEAK: #06
05. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (02) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
03. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. ROMANS – Uh Huh (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (2)
2. FLETCHER – War Paint (7)
3. The Heydaze – Dumb (5)
4. Little Mix – Black Magic (6)
5. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up (-)
6. Years & Years – Desire (-)
7. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (8)
8. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (-)
9. Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man (9)
10. Maroon 5 – Feelings (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (new)
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Grace – You Don’t Own Me (new)
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (new)
Leona Lewis – Thunder
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun
Ryn Weaver – Promises (new)
Sam Bruno – Search Party
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • In its 14th week on the top 40, “Different Colors” by Walk The Moon successfully brightens up the top spot, climbing 3-1. It’s the second chart-topper in a row from their Talking Is Hard album. Late last year, “Shut Up And Dance” shimmied to #1 in its 12th week and spent three weeks at the summit. Of course, the song has also become a huge crossover hit over the past few months. Will “Different” provide different results for the band this time around? We’ll just have to wait and see.
  • No surprise here: this week’s Highest Debut is the latest from One Direction and their first release as a quartet. “Drag Me Down” lands at #36 after a huge two days at both radio and retail (at one point, outselling its nearest competitor by a five to one ratio. “Drag” leads their forthcoming fifth studio album, which should be released during the fall. We’ll see if it’ll land a fifth #1 album in a row for the guys on the Billboard 200 listing.
  • Singer/songwriter Martin Luke Brown is heading out of the top 40 with “Take Out Of Me”, a former #8 hit, though he is looking for a top ten once again with “Scars On Scars”, debuting at #38 this week. His biggest single so far, “Nostalgia”, rose to #7 earlier this year and spent half a year on the chart. Brown is currently in the middle of some summer festival dates.
  • Our final debut this week is from the California duo of Daniel Chang and Michael Garner. They are Hunter Hunted, and a nice song from their Ready For You album is new at #40, “Lucky Day”. The track (and the two men) are currently appearing in a series of online ads for Sperry.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 26, 2015

A "Book" worth reading.

Two times the “Love”.

DEBUTS
40. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm
35. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Life Of Dillon – Dreams (35)
29. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Lions Head – Begging (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (03) | PEAK: #03
05. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (05) | PEAK: #05
04. ROMANS – Uh Huh (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (02) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
01. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars (4)
2. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (3)
3. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (5)
4. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (2)
5. The Heydaze – Dumb (7)
6. Little Mix – Black Magic (6)
7. FLETCHER – War Paint (8)
8. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (9)
9. Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man (-)
10. Sam Bruno – Search Party (10)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run (new)
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up (new)
CRO – Dream
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Gavin James – Bitter Pill (new)
Grace Potter – Empty Heart (new)
Grizfolk – Troublemaker (new)
Halsey – New Americana
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
KAPTAN – Anywhere We Go
Leona Lewis – Thunder
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Maroon 5 – Feelings (new)
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar (new)
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free (new)
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)
Years & Years – Desire (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After debuting on the top 40 last week at #39, “Run Away With Me” from Canadian performer Carly Rae Jepsen picks up the pace in this musical marathon and bolts up to #29, a gain of ten notches. This marks the second time in July that a single has managed to make a double-digit leap, the other one being “Pressure Off” by Duran Duran, Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers, which also climbed ten notches (32-22) on the chart dated July 5. Look out for more as its chart “Run” continues.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is by A Great Big World, the New York duo of Ian Axel and Chad King (formerly Vaccarino.) I was a huge fan of their single “Already Home”, a seven-week #1 on my chart that ended up as the #2 song on the Top 100 of 2014. Now, “Hold Each Other” holds down the #35 spot, and it should rise quickly in the coming weeks. There’s no word yet on when their second album will be released.
  • Also new this week is the second radio single from Nate Ruess‘s recent solo set, Grand Romantic. “Nothing Without Love” recently climbed to a peak of #3, and now, “Great Big Storm” brings a gust of wind and blows onto the chart at #40. A video for the single recently premiered and it continues to garner adds at the Hot AC format.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 19, 2015

A "Book" worth reading.

A “Book” worth reading.

DEBUTS
40. Causes – Walk On Water
39. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Jake Owen – Real Life (34)
24. X Ambassadors – Renegades (29)
15. John Newman – Come And Get It (22) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (07) | PEAK: #02
06. ROMANS – Uh Huh (08) | PEAK: #06
05. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
01. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (4)
2. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (2)
3. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (6)
4. Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars (10)
5. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (9)
6. Little Mix – Black Magic (8)
7. The Heydaze – Dumb (7)
8. FLETCHER – War Paint (-)
9. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (-)
10. Sam Bruno – Search Party (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Beck – Dreams
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
CRO – Dream
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me (new)
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Halsey – New Americana (new)
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
KAPTAN – Anywhere We Go
Leona Lewis – Thunder (new)
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun
Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture (new)
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • We have a new one at the top this week as Dublin’s Gavin James rises 2-1 in his 13th week in the top 40 with “The Book Of Love”. James is the first Irish act to make it to the top spot with their first entry on my survey since The Script‘s “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”, an eight week #1 back in 2009. Additionally, it is the first cover song (the act The Magnetic Fields did the original) to reach #1 since 2003. That’s when Sixpence None The Richer‘s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (recorded by Crowded House in 1986) had a three-week run there. You can find the single in its original form on the EP For You and in a version recorded in concert on the album Live At Whelans.
  • Last week, John Newman‘s “Come And Get It” was tied for the week’s Biggest Mover with a leap of seven notches to #22, but that same move this week (rising to #15) earns him the title all his own. That new peak lands him one spot away from his biggest chart single to date, “Losing Sleep”, which went to #14 in February of last year. Newman’s song also looks like it will be big on the official chart in the U.K., where it’s currently in the top three on iTunes.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen recently spent a week at the top on my personal chart with “I Really Like You”, and while that descends the top 40, the liking continues for the second single from her forthcoming album E•MO•TION. “Run Away With Me” is the week’s Highest Debut at #39 and is scheduled to impact pop radio on Tuesday. A video recently premiered for the track.
  • Also new this week is the second charting single for the quartet based in Amsterdam who call themselves Causes. “Walk On Water” is in at #40, while their former #2 hit, “Teach Me How To Dance With You”, holds in position at #7. The band inked a deal with RCA Records in the U.K. a few days ago. We’ll see if the U.S. is next.

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