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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 25, 2017

From dusk till Shawn.

DEBUTS
40. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now
39. Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Andy Grammer – Give Love (34)
26. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (33)
22. Lorde – Perfect Places (29)
16. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (24) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Tom Walker – Just You And I (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Train – Drink Up (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (06) | PEAK: #04
06. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Paramore – Hard Times (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
03. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Hanson – I Was Born (2)
2. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (4)
3. Loote – High Without Your Love (6)
4. John Mayer – In The Blood (1)
5. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (9)
6. Billy Raffoul – Driver (7)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fool (-)
8. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
9. All Time Low – Good Times (10)
10. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (-)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – Someone To You
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul
Katy Perry – Save As Draft (new)
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
Lights – Giants (new)
Rachel Crow – Dime
Secret Weapons – Ghost (new)
Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (new)
The Killers – The Man
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third top 40 single for the 26-year-old out of Aylesbury, England named Barns Courtney. “Golden Dandelions” blooms at #39. Courtney had my #3 song of 2016 with “Fire”, which spent four weeks at #1. That single also reached the top five at Triple A radio and top 20 on the Alternative chart. He hasn’t released a full-length album yet. (An EP of his, The Dull Drums, was out earlier this year.)
  • The week’s other new entry is by another English singer and songwriter, 23-year-old Hertford-born George Ezra. He heads onto the survey at #40 with “Don’t Matter Now”. Of course, Ezra’s album Wanted On Voyage, released three years ago, gave him a handful of chart hits in Europe, including “Blame It On Me” and “Budapest”. Ezra’s second set is due later this year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 18, 2017

Illuminating the top spot.

DEBUTS
39. Picture This – Never Change
36. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Andy Grammer – Give Love (39)
29. Lorde – Perfect Places (34)
24. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – So Close (28)
12. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (17)
11. Tom Walker – Just You And I (18) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Train – Drink Up (09) | PEAK: #09
08. New Politics – One Of Us (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Paramore – Hard Times (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. John Mayer – In The Blood (1)
2. Hanson – I Was Born (4)
3. Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions (9)
4. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (7)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
6. Loote – High Without Your Love (10)
7. Billy Raffoul – Driver (8)
8. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (6)
9. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (-)
10. All Time Low – Good Times (-)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – Someone To You
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (new)
Jennifer Hudson – Remember Me
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul (new)
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
Rachel Crow – Dime
The Killers – The Man (new)
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes on his first #1 on my chart, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. It climbs 2-1 in its ninth week in the countdown. Mendes went as high as #2 last year with “Treat You Better”. Another treasure from Canada, Carly Rae Jepsen, lands this week’s Highest Debut with “Cut To The Feeling”. The cut from Leap! hops in at #36. It’s Jepsen’s seventh time on my chart since 2012. Additionally, Irish duo Picture This lands in the picture at #39 with their first top 40 hit, “Never Change”.
  • Right now, as this post goes public, I’m likely dancing the night away at a family wedding. Needless to say, full commentary is going to be back next weekend.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 11, 2017

Hit ’em up, Styles.

DEBUTS
40. James Arthur – Can I Be Him
39. Andy Grammer – Give Love
37. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Lorde – Perfect Places (39)
31. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – So Close (33)
24. Chord Overstreet – Hold On (29)
18. Tom Walker – Just You And I (24)
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Train – Drink Up (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (15) | PEAK: #08
07. Paramore – Hard Times (07) | PEAK: #07
06. New Politics – One Of Us (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. John Mayer – In The Blood (1)
2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (4)
3. Picture This – Never Change (7)
4. Hanson – I Was Born (5)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (2)
6. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (6)
7. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (10)
8. Billy Raffoul – Driver (9)
9. Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions (-)
10. Loote – High Without Your Love (-)

In The Mix:
All Time Low – Good Times (new)
BANNERS – Someone To You (new)
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Jennifer Hudson – Remember Me
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
Rachel Crow – Dime
Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (new)
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • After five huge weeks at #2, Harry Styles makes it to the top of my personal chart with “Sign Of The Times”, the first single from his self-titled solo album. Together with Niall Horan and ZAYN, pop group One Direction becomes the first act to send three of its members to #1 on my chart in solo projects. By the way, the record for the most weeks spent at #2 prior to a run at #1 on my personal chart is seven, which is held by two tracks: Darren Hayes‘s “Darkness” (2004-2005, two weeks at #1) and Natasha Bedingfield‘s “Unwritten” (2005-2006, ten nonconsecutive weeks at #1).
  • Earlier this year, singer and songwriter Julia Michaels had no “Issues” squeezing into the #1 spot on my top 40 for a week. Now, she’s looking to repeat that feat with her follow-up single, “Uh Huh”, which is the week’s Highest Debut at #37. Believe it or not, this is the third top 40 song called “Uh Huh” to make my chart in the past 15 years, following hits from B2K (2002) and ROMANS (2015). (The latter entry spent two weeks at #1 that August.) Michaels’s original song goes for adds at Top 40 radio on June 20.
  • As for this week’s other two debuts, both songs are impacting at the Hot AC format later this month. Launching on June 19 is “Give Love” by Andy Grammer, which enters at #39. The 33-year-old scores his eighth top 40 hit on my chart, with five of those entries becoming top ten hits. A notch lower, and going for adds a week later, is “Can I Be Him” by James Arthur. He hit my top ten earlier this year with “Say You Won’t Let Go”, which reached #1 at the format recently.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 4, 2017

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick…

DEBUTS
40. Arcade Fire – Everything Now
39. Lorde – Perfect Places
38. Mondo Cozmo – Automatic | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Chord Overstreet – Hold On (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (26)
15. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (22)
(see #6 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lorde – Green Light (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. DNCE – Kissing Strangers (09) | PEAK: #09
08. James TW – Ex (06) | PEAK: #03
07. Paramore – Hard Times (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (12) | PEAK: #06
05. New Politics – One Of Us (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. John Mayer – In The Blood (2)
2. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (3)
3. LANY – ILYSB (1)
4. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (6)
5. Hanson – I Was Born (8)
6. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (4)
7. Picture This – Never Change (9)
8. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (-)
9. Billy Raffoul – Driver (10)
10. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (-)

In The Mix:
Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions (new)
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Jennifer Hudson – Remember Me
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass (new)
Loote – High Without Your Love
Rachel Crow – Dime
Saint Motel – Destroyer
The Score – Legend
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • All three of this week’s new entries impact at the Alternative radio format in the next few weeks, but one’s had a head start at the Triple A format, where it was last week’s Most Added title. That song is “Automatic” by Mondo Cozmo, new at #38 this week. Singer and songwriter Josh Ostrander topped the latter format’s chart in January with previous single “Shine”, a track that also reached the top 15 at the former format in March. An album, Plastic Soul, is due in July.
  • While Lorde‘s “Green Light” remains in my top ten this week, her follow-up lands in the countdown at #39. “Perfect Places” can also be found on her forthcoming album, Melodrama, due on June 16. If you attended the Governors Ball Music Festival this weekend, you saw her perform it live with co-writer Jack Antonoff, who also co-wrote “Green” and claims my #1 spot for the fifth week in a row as Bleachers with “Don’t Take The Money”.
  • Finally, at #40, is Arcade Fire‘s “Everything Now”. It’s the title track from the Montreal group’s upcoming set, due July 28. They bubbled under my top 40 in the spring of 2007 with “Keep The Car Running”, which was a minor hit on the Alternative chart. Their Infinite Content Tour hits North America in September.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 28, 2017

Not Gone yet.

DEBUTS
39. Chord Overstreet – Hold On
38. Jasmine Thompson – Old Friends
37. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – So Close | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Katy Perry – Swish Swish (40)
27. Tom Walker – Just You And I (33)
26. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (28)
12. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl (11) | PEAK: #10
09. DNCE – Kissing Strangers (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (05) | PEAK: #05
07. Lorde – Green Light (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. James TW – Ex (03) | PEAK: #03
05. New Politics – One Of Us (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. LANY – ILYSB (1)
2. John Mayer – In The Blood (6)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
4. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (9)
5. TLC – Way Back (3)
6. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (-)
7. Mondo Cozmo – Automatic (-)
8. Hanson – I Was Born (-)
9. Picture This – Never Change (-)
10. Billy Raffoul – Driver (-)

In The Mix:
Dagny – Wearing Nothing (new)
Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls
Jennifer Hudson – Remember Me (new)
Lauv – I Like Me Better (new)
LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love
Loote – High Without Your Love
Milky Chance – Blossom
Rachel Crow – Dime (new)
Saint Motel – Destroyer
The Score – Legend
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the fourth top 40 single from Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, “So Close”. It comes in at #37 on the countdown. “Close” is the follow-up to “Fire Escape”, which reached #4 for two weeks in November of 2016. Both songs can be found on his album Zombies On Broadway, which was released earlier this year. Of course, McMahon has another four top 40 entries on my chart from his days as the leader of Jack’s Mannequin, so he has a little history here. It impacts at Alternative radio on June 6.
  • The only newcomer to make my chart this week is 16-year-old English singer Jasmine Thompson. In the summer of 2015, she just missed the top 50 on the Top 40 chart with DJ/producer Felix Jaehn‘s remix of one of her popular remakes, “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)”. (The original, of course, was done by Rufus and Chaka Khan.) Thompson debuts at #38 with an original song, “Old Friends”, from her Wonderland EP. Watch out for it at the Hot AC format this summer!
  • Lastly, at #39, is a singer who returns to my chart after a six-year absence. 28-year-old Chord Overstreet first reached the countdown in 2011 with the cast of Glee on “Loser Like Me”, which held at #18 for two weeks. It also gained a bit of airplay at the Hot AC (#33) and Top 40 (#42) formats. Now, Overstreet is back with “Hold On”, which jumps in at #39. It heads to Top 40 radio, via a remix by Deepend, on June 6.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 21, 2017

Hot for Bleacher(s).

DEBUTS
40. Katy Perry – Swish Swish
37. Liam Payne – Strip That Down | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Tom Walker – Just You And I (39)
28. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (27)
(see #10, #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. DNCE – Kissing Strangers (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Imagine Dragons – Believer (05) | PEAK: #03
08. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (13) | PEAK: #08
07. New Politics – One Of Us (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Lorde – Green Light (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (07) | PEAK: #04
03. James TW – Ex (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. LANY – ILYSB (1)
2. Jasmine Thompson – Old Friends (7)
3. TLC – Way Back (3)
4. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (2)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
6. John Mayer – In The Blood (8)
7. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (4)
8. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – So Close (-)
9. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (10)
10. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (6)

In The Mix:
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Billy Raffoul – Driver
Chord Overstreet – Hold On (new)
Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls
LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love
Loote – High Without Your Love (new)
Mary Lambert – Know Your Name
Milky Chance – Blossom
Mondo Cozmo – Automatic (new)
Oh Wonder – Ultralife
Saint Motel – Destroyer
The Score – Legend (new)
Welshly Arms – Legendary
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to the fourth member of One Direction to hit my chart as a soloist. He’s Liam Payne, and he’s new at #37 with “Strip That Down”. The album version of this single features rapper Quavo of the trio Migos. The 23-year-old performer lands on the survey as Niall Horan‘s “Slow Hands” (#20) and Harry Styles‘s “Sign Of The Times” (#2) remain active, which could make for an interesting story later this summer. We’ll see how it goes. For now, Payne is off to a good start!
  • Katy Perry has this week’s other debut with “Swish Swish”, landing at #40. It’s the third radio single from her forthcoming album Witness, which you’ll witness in stores on June 9. The album version features rapper Nicki Minaj. This track comes about a month after “Bon Appétit” debuted, which stalled out at multiple formats following mixed research and tepid digital sales and streaming data. Will Perry’s new era get back on track? Stay tuned.
  • Next week, new radio songs from Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness and John Mayer, as well as a potential chart newcomer, Jasmine Thompson, should be among the stronger candidates in the running for a top 40 debut. However, as the number of big summer releases continues to grow, will anything pop up before the Memorial Day Weekend? Find out on Sunday!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #40-31

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, a former American Idol winner, a young performer who auditioned for Idol and had her big break many years later, two songs from an English performer and the incredibly shrinking group that first made my chart as a quintet and is now a trio. Let’s enter into the top 40 with some added trivia and check out the next ten songs on the list…

Causes
040. CAUSES – “Walk On Water”
Label: RCA (U.K.)
Album: Under Bridges That You Built For Me
Peak: #6 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This quartet, led by Rupert Blackman, has one more song to go on the Top 100. Until we “dance” on over to the section of the chart, we have this miraculous musical moment, a title that’s been a hit on the Hot 100 two times before. In 1972, it was Neil Diamond who took his single to #17, and in 1988, Eddie Money took his song up to #9. That’s a whole lot of walking.

Kelly Clarkson
039. KELLY CLARKSON – “Invincible”
Label: RCA
Album: Piece By Piece
Peak: #7 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Clarkson remains the biggest contestant from any American Idol season to rank on my personal chart. 17 of her singles have hit the top ten on my chart, and 25 of her songs have become top 40 hits, way ahead of the act in second place. In my current chart, the title track from her latest album could extend that top ten total to 18 shortly. Stay tuned to see if that happens!

Martin Luke Brown
038. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Take Out Of Me”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: Take Out Of Me (EP)
Peak: #8

Top 40 Trivia: So far, in his short career, Brown has managed to place four singles in my top 40 in a year. I’d say that’s a pretty good start, and one that will hopefully lead him to even more success on the national charts in 2016. Though he hasn’t reached #1 yet, there is a Brown singer that has. In May 2010, it was VV Brown that spent four weeks at the top with “Shark In The Water”.

Ed Sheeran
037. ED SHEERAN – “Photograph”
Label: Atlantic
Album: x
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: When Sheeran’s song hit the top ten on the CHR/Pop chart earlier this year, it became the latest title to reach a top ten peak in three different decades. The other “Photograph” songs to do it were by Ringo Starr (#1, 1973) and Nickelback (#3, 2005). Additionally, “Photograph” by Def Leppard managed a #16 peak in 1983. I guess photos are popular in any decade.

Tori Kelly
036. TORI KELLY – “Nobody Love”
Label: Capitol
Album: Unbreakable Smile
Peak: #6 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Eight of the songs in this year’s Top 100 were a part of iHeartMedia’s On The Verge program, which gives radio stations at a given format a song to play for a minimum of 150 spins with special on-air branding. Kelly’s track is one of four from a CHR/Top 40 campaign, like the previously revealed Conrad Sewell and Prince Royce and a higher release by Nate Ruess.

Delta Rae
035. DELTA RAE – “Scared”
Label: Sire
Album: After It All
Peak: #7 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: They’ve been touring all over the States this year, but luckily, they get to take a breather over the holidays. This sextet from North Carolina is a fantastic live act, and their albums are certainly quality, including their latest set. In fact, it was in the spring that After became the group’s first album to make the Billboard 200. Here’s hoping that their profile continues to rise.

Scott Helman
034. SCOTT HELMAN – “Bungalow”
Label: Warner Bros. (Canada)
Album: Augusta (EP)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: 2015 wasn’t the biggest of years for Canadian-born artists on my top 40, but Helman, who lives in Toronto, had a solid debut with a track that just missed hitting the top ten on the Hot AC chart up north. Only Carly Rae Jepsen and Shawn Mendes managed to rank higher on my year-end list. Both “Machine” and “That Sweater” off his EP are now charting in Canada.

Years & Years
033. YEARS & YEARS – “Desire”
Label: Interscope
Album: Communion
Peak: #2 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This single from the English trio was the third to be released from their debut album and their first to break the top 40 in their native United Kingdom. That was in November of 2014. Almost a year later, in September, the song impacted pop radio in the U.S. and unfortunately tanked harder than their previous single, “King”. Can the trio have a proper U.S. hit in 2016?

Parachute
032. PARACHUTE – “Crave”
Label: Vanguard
Album: (single only)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: “Crave” was co-written by the leader of a former Adam’s Top 40 act. It’s the Gabe Dixon Band, and their one charting song, “Till You’re Gone”, peaked at #35 in the fall of 2008. Dixon, who now releases as a solo artist, is currently based in Nashville. (Another co-writer, Jamie Hartman, just missed making my chart in late 2007 as the lead vocalist of Ben’s Brother.)

Martin Luke Brown
031. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Nostalgia”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: (single only)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: A few of the acts that made this year’s Top 100 countdown were featured in the Introducing rotation slot on the weekly playlist compiled by the heads of BBC Radio 1. This slot, which a song holds for just a week, enables a new artist to receive seven spins across several different shows. Brown’s great song was played in October 2014 and led to his current record contract.

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 30 through 21, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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