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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 11, 2013

“True” jams.

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 August 11, 2013…

Debuts:
40. KATY PERRY, “Roar”
39. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World”
38. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem”

Biggest Mover:
MIKA featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Popular Song” (39-27, twelve spots)

10. SARA BAREILLES, “Brave” (down 4)
Album: The Blessed Unrest (2013, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

09. FAMILY OF THE YEAR, “St. Croix” (up 1)
Album: Loma Vista (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (down 3)
Album: Random Access Memories (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

07. PASSENGER, “Holes” (up 4)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises” (up 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Her Favorite Song” (down 3)
Album: Where Does This Door Go (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (up 4)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “What If” (up 1)
Album: Bookmarks (2013, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (up 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

01. P!NK featuring LILY ROSE COOPER, “True Love” (steady, second week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 4, 2010

The

“Gurls” and boys of 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 July 4, 2010…

Debuts:
40. JESSIE JAMES, “Boys In The Summer”
39. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Touch”

Biggest Movers:
MAROON 5, “Misery” (28-13, fifteen spots)

10. TRAIN, “If It’s Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (20o9, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

09. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (down 1)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

08. KE$HA, “Your Love Is My Drug” (up 1)
Album: Animal (2010, Kemosabe/RCA Records)
Peak: #8

07. JACK JOHNSON, “You And Your Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: To The Sea (2010, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. MIKE POSNER, “Cooler Than Me” (steady, fourth week)
Album: 31 Minutes To Takeoff (2010, J Records)
Peak: #4

05. JOHN MAYER featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Half Of My Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (steady, second week)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. ROB THOMAS, “Mockingbird” (steady, third week)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon” (steady, second week)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 12, 2010

"All" about 2010.

“All” about 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 September 12, 2010…

Debuts:
39. MIKE POSNER, “Please Don’t Go”
38. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Like It’s Her Birthday”

Biggest Mover(s):
RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (26-19, seven spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (down 3)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. LIFEHOUSE, “All In” (up 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (steady, second week)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

07. ADAM LAMBERT, “If I Had You” (up 2)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #6

06. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (steady, second week)
Album: Euphoria  (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

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

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

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

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

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

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 11, 2010

"King" and other chart royalty.

“King” and other chart royalty.

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 July 11, 2010…

Debuts:
40. LOLENE, “Rich (Fake It ‘Til You Make It)”
39. ONEREPUBLIC, “Secrets”
37. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “I Run To You”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (29-17, twelve spots)

10. TRAIN, “If It’s Love” (steady, third week)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (20o9, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

09. KE$HA, “Your Love Is My Drug” (down 1)
Album: Animal (2010, Kemosabe/RCA Records)
Peak: #8

08. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (up 3)
Album: Euphoria (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. MAROON 5, “Misery” (up 6)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. MIKE POSNER, “Cooler Than Me” (steady, fifth week)
Album: 31 Minutes To Takeoff (2010, J Records)
Peak: #4

05. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon” (down 3)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. ROB THOMAS, “Mockingbird” (down 1)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. JOHN MAYER featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Half Of My Heart” (up 2)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (up 2)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (steady, third week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown 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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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #80-61

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 20 songs on the countdown, our entries include a controversial Country crossover, a trio named after a male who isn’t actually in the group, the first single from a musical to hit my chart in four years, a Best New Artist nominee and a song title that I will get to experience for the first time on March 1, 2017. Age is just a number, by the way, but it’s a countdown; we have plenty of numbers to go. Let’s get back to counting backwards, from #80 down to #61:

Songs with a + denote chart peaks as of the top 40 dated November 29, 2015
Ties broken by: 1) chart peak (and) 2) number of weeks to reach peak points

Modest Mouse
080. MODEST MOUSE – “Lampshades On Fire”
Label: Epic
Album: Strangers To Ourselves
Peak: #18

Shawn Mendes
079. SHAWN MENDES – “Something Big”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: Handwritten
Peak: #14

Eden XO
078. EDEN XO – “Too Cool To Dance”
Label: Capitol
Album: (single only)
Peak: #6 for two weeks [2014 CY]

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
077. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – “Cecilia And The Satellite”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Peak: #3 for three weeks [2014 CY]

Sara Bareilles
076. SARA BAREILLES – “She Used To Be Mine”
Label: Epic
Album: What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress
Peak: #10 for three weeks+

Life Of Dillon
075. LIFE OF DILLON – “Dreams”
Label: Epic
Album: Prologue (EP)
Peak: #15

Train
074. TRAIN – “Bulletproof Picasso”
Label: Columbia
Album: Bulletproof Picasso
Peak: #15

Martin Luke Brown
073. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Scars On Scars”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: (single only)
Peak: #16 for two weeks

BANNERS
072. BANNERS – “Shine A Light”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #5 for two weeks+

Bleachers
071. BLEACHERS – “Rollercoaster”
Label: RCA
Album: Strange Desire
Peak: #3 for two weeks [2014 CY]

BØRNS
070. BØRNS – “Electric Love”
Label: Interscope
Album: Dopamine
Peak: #16 for three weeks

The Avener
069. THE AVENER – “Fade Out Lines”
Label: Republic
Album: The Wanderings Of The Avener
Peak: #15 for two weeks

Tori Kelly
068. TORI KELLY – “Should’ve Been Us”
Label: Capitol
Album: Unbreakable Smile
Peak: #13

Little Big Town
067. LITTLE BIG TOWN – “Girl Crush”
Label: Capitol Nashville/Interscope
Album: Pain Killer
Peak: #14 for three weeks

Passenger
066. PASSENGER – “27”
Label: Nettwerk
Album: Whispers
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Taylor Swift
065. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Bad Blood”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: 1989
Peak: #12

Rob Thomas
064. ROB THOMAS – “Trust You”
Label: Atlantic
Album: The Great Unknown
Peak: #12

Olly Murs and Demi Lovato
063. OLLY MURS featuring DEMI LOVATO – “Up”
Label: Columbia
Album: Never Been Better
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne
062. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE – “Real Love”
Label: Atlantic
Album: New Eyes
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Ellie Goulding
061. ELLIE GOULDING – “On My Mind”
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope
Album: Delirium
Peak: #2+

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 60 through 41, 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: November 29, 2015

"Hello" from the top spot.

“Hello” from the top spot.

DEBUTS
40. Lukas Graham – 7 Years
39. Marianas Trench – One Love
38. Duran Duran – What Are The Chances?
37. St. Lucia – Dancing On Glass
35. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (39)
31. Carly Rae Jepsen – Your Type (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Secret Weapons – Something New (32)
25. The Score – Oh My Love (31)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (10) | PEAK: #10
09. One Direction – Drag Me Down (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. One Direction – Perfect (11) | PEAK: #08
07. The 1975 – Love Me (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (04) | PEAK: #02
05. BANNERS – Shine A Light (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Hello (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Train – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (6)
2. The Front Bottoms – HELP (1)
3. Matt Woods – Blue Skies (3)
4. Band Of Merrymakers featuring Natasha Bedingfield – Wishlist (7)
5. Train – Merry Christmas Everybody (10)
6. Adele – When We Were Young (-)
7. Cam – Burning House (-)
8. AudioDamn! – Radar (-)
9. Marc Broussard – Almost Christmas (-)
10. FLETCHER – Live Young Die Free (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew Ripp – Hole In My Heart
Ben Haenow featuring Kelly Clarkson – Second Hand Heart
BØRNS – 10,000 Emerald Pools
Carly Rae Jepsen – Last Christmas
Causes – To The River
Elton John – Looking Up
Grace Mitchell – Nolo (new)
HØØNCH – Top
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline
Nathan Sykes – Over And Over Again
Olly Murs – Kiss Me
Phoebe Ryan – Mine
Royal Wood – Long Way Out
Ruen Brothers – Aces
SafetySuit – Looking Up
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – I Know What You Did Last Summer
Tor Miller – Carter & Cash
Transviolet – New Bohemia
X Ambassadors – Unsteady
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • The Highest Debut on this week’s chart comes from Justin Timberlake, debuting at #35 with “Drink You Away”. After a recent performance on the CMA Awards, the two-year-old album cut has found a second life and was recently serviced as a radio single (with a new edit) to several formats. Though no other promotion is expected for the tune, it will be interesting to see how it does in the end.
  • Singer Jean-Philip Grobler makes his debut on my chart as St. Lucia, new at #37 with “Dancing On Glass”. It’s currently a top gaining song on the Alternative radio format and has already accumulated two million plays (and counting) on Spotify. Grobler and his band begin a tour in New York City in late January before moving across the country.
  • Though they’re falling down my chart with a former #1 titled “Pressure Off”, Duran Duran is turning the pressure up, as they enter at #38 with a new release from Paper Gods. It’s “What Are The Chances?” and it’s listed on the release schedule in the U.K. for next week, though details beyond that aren’t available.
  • Rounding out this week’s five new entries are “One Love” by Canadian group Marianas Trench at #39, which is also just under the top 40 at Hot AC radio, and “7 Years” by Danish quartet Lukas Graham at #40, a viral hit that’s been aided by major playlists on Spotify. Both acts are newcomers to the chart.
  • That’s going to do it for the 2015 Chart Year! Come back next week for the first survey of December and the 2016 Year. An update on the Top 100 of 2015 will also be coming.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 22, 2015

It's so typical of her to top my chart.

It’s so typical of her to top my chart.

DEBUTS
40. Carly Rae Jepsen – Your Type
39. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Secret Weapons – Something New (38)
31. The Score – Oh My Love (39)
28. Tori Kelly – Hollow (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece (30)
16. Gwen Stefani – Used To Love You (21)
06. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Years & Years – Desire (06) | PEAK: #02
08. One Direction – Drag Me Down (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. The 1975 – Love Me (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (12) | PEAK: #06
05. BANNERS – Shine A Light (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (03) | PEAK: #02
03. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Adele – Hello (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Front Bottoms – HELP (1)
2. Duran Duran – What Are The Chances (4)
3. Matt Woods – Blue Skies (2)
4. Marianas Trench – One Love (6)
5. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away (8)
6. Train – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (7)
7. Band Of Merrymakers featuring Natasha Bedingfield – Wishlist (9)
8. Lukas Graham – 7 Years (10)
9. St. Lucia – Dancing On Glass (-)
10. Train – Merry Christmas Everybody (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew Ripp – Hole In My Heart
AudioDamn! – Radar
Ben Haenow featuring Kelly Clarkson – Second Hand Heart
BØRNS – 10,000 Emerald Pools
Carly Rae Jepsen – Last Christmas (new)
Causes – To The River
Elton John – Looking Up
FLETCHER – Live Young Die Free (new)
HØØNCH – Top
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Marc Broussard – Almost Christmas
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline
Nathan Sykes – Over And Over Again
Olly Murs – Kiss Me
Phoebe Ryan – Mine
Royal Wood – Long Way Out
Ruen Brothers – Aces
SafetySuit – Looking Up
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – I Know What You Did Last Summer (new)
The All-American Rejects – There’s A Place
Tor Miller – Carter & Cash
Transviolet – New Bohemia
X Ambassadors – Unsteady
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • New at the top, Adele scores her fifth #1 on my chart with “Hello”, up 2-1. It’s the first single from her latest set, 25, and a lot of copies have been flying off shelves for the last two days. First week predictions for the effort keep on going up, some at or just under the three million mark in just the U.S. at this point. It’s quite the phenomenon and very well-deserved. It’s been three years since the singer last reached the summit of my top 40 with the title theme from Skyfall.
  • The Highest Debut on this week’s chart is a recent top ten on the Country radio chart for 25-year-old Thomas Rhett. It’s “Die A Happy Man”, new at #39. The tune is taken from his recent album Tangled Up, which debuted and peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200. Rhett’s single has yet to be officially serviced outside his home format, but “Happy” is being spun on at least five Hot AC stations.
  • Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen has scored with two big singles from her E•MO•TION album, “I Really Like You” (#1) and “Run Away With Me” (#2). Her latest, “Your Type”, is new at #40. A video recently premiered for it. Jepsen’s cover of the classic “Last Christmas” was also released this past Friday.
  • Just one more survey is left until the end of the 2015 Chart Year! It’s been another good year with a lot of great artists and singles. Stay tuned for more updates on the Top 100 of 2015, which will be counted down in mid-December on the blog.

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