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Adam’s Top 100 of 2014: #60-41

The cream of the pop!

The cream of the pop for 2014.

Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

With all that in mind, I think it’s time to rejoin the countdown at #60…

One Direction
060. ONE DIRECTION, “You & I” (#11 for two weeks)
Writers: Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott, John Ryan / Producers: Bunetta, Ryan
Label: Columbia

Eric Hutchinson
059. ERIC HUTCHINSON, “Tell The World” (#10 for three weeks)
Writers/Producers: Eric Hutchinson, Jerrod Bettis
Label: Let’s Break/Kobalt

American Authors
058. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (#1 for one week – 2013)
Writers: Zac Barnett, James Shelley, Dave Rublin, Matthew Sanchez, Shep Goodman, Aaron Accetta / Producers: Goodman, Accetta
Label: Island/Republic

Ingrid Michaelson
057. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Girls Chase Boys” (#12)
Writers: Ingrid Michaelson, Trent Dabbs, Barry Dean / Producers: Cason Cooley, Katie Herzig
Label: Cabin 24/Mom + Pop

Coldplay
056. COLDPLAY, “True Love” (#11)
Writers: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin / Producers: Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin, Paul Epworth, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic

Bleachers
055. BLEACHERS, “Rollercoaster” (#3 +)
Writers/Producers: John Hill, Jack Antonoff
Label: RCA

Taylor Henderson
054. TAYLOR HENDERSON, “Borrow My Heart” (#10)
Writers: Alex Hope, Hayley Warner, Louis Schoorl / Producer: Schoorl
Label: Sony Music (AUS)

Oh Honey
053. OH HONEY, “Be Okay” (#10)
Writers/Producers: Christian Medice, Phoebe Ryan, Mitchy Collins, Danielle Bouchard, Denis Lipari, Lawrence Principato
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic

Walk The Moon
052. WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (#1 for one week +)
Writers: Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman, Benjamin Berger, Ryan McMahon / Producer: Tim Pagnotta
Label: RCA

American Authors
051. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Believer” (#8 for two weeks)
Writers: Zac Barnett, James Shelley, Dave Rublin, Matthew Sanchez, Shep Goodman, Aaron Accetta / Producers: Goodman, Accetta
Label: Island/Republic

DJ Cassidy, Jessie J and Robin Thicke
050. DJ CASSIDY featuring JESSIE J and ROBIN THICKE, “Calling All Hearts” (#6 for two weeks)
Writers: Cassidy Podell, Jessica Cornish, Claude Kelly, Gregory Cohen, Robin Thicke / Producers: Podell, Cohen
Label: Columbia

Passenger
049. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (#1 for two weeks – 2013)
Writer: Mike Rosenberg / Producers: Chris Vallejo, Mike Rosenberg
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

The Griswolds
048. THE GRISWOLDS, “Beware The Dog” (#9 for four weeks)
Writers: Daniel Duque-Perez, Christopher Whitehall / Producer: Tony Hoffer
Label: Wind-Up

Fitz & The Tantrums
047. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Fools Gold” (#10 for four weeks)
Writers: Michael Fitzpatrick, Noelle Scaggs, Joe Karnes, James King, Jeremy Ruzumna, John Wicks, Dave Bassett / Producer: Tony Hoffer
Label: Elektra/Atlantic

Young Rising Sons
046. YOUNG RISING SONS, “High” (#8 for two weeks)
Writers: Andy Tongren, Dylan Scott, Julian Dimagiba, Steve Patrick, Christian Medice, Shep Goodman, Aaron Accetta / Producers: Goodman, Accetta
Label: Dirty Canvas/Interscope

Passenger
045. PASSENGER, “Heart’s On Fire” (#9)
Writer: Mike Rosenberg / Producers: Chris Vallejo, Mike Rosenberg
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

Andy Grammer
044. ANDY GRAMMER, “Back Home” (#10 for two weeks)
Writers: Andy Grammar, Ryan Met / Producers: Met, Jon Levine
Label: S-Curve

The 1975
043. THE 1975, “Girls” (#1 for one week – 2013)
Writers: George Daniel, Matthew Healy, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald / Producers: Daniel, Healy, Hann, MacDonald, Mike Crossey
Label: Interscope

Gary Barlow
042. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (#5 for two weeks)
Writers: Gary Barlow / Producer: Steve Power
Label: Polydor (U.K.)

SecondCity
041. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (#8 for four weeks)
Writers: Bryce Wilson, Toni Braxton, Adam Fenton, Kenneth Edmonds, Rowan Harrington, Daniel Bedingfield / Producer: Harrington
Label: Columbia

Check back tomorrow for 40-31 on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 13, 2014

Viva la Coldplay.

Written in the “Stars”.

DEBUTS
40. Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep
39. Jason Mraz – Love Someone | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Shift K3y – Touch (40)
33. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (38)
22. Jess Glynne – Right Here (27)
21. The Madden Brothers – We Are Done (29) | BIGGEST MOVER
13. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (19)
11. Maroon 5 – Maps (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Believer (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Passenger – Heart’s On Fire (11) | PEAK: #09
08. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (05) | PEAK: #03
06. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. A Great Big World – Already Home (02) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (2)
2. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (3)
3. Sheppard – Something’s Missing (8)
4. Grouplove – I’m With You (6)
5. Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky (7)
6. Bastille – Flaws (9)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold (10)
8. Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (-)
9. Mary Lambert – Secrets (-)
10. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (-)

In The Mix:
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Connell Cruise – Into The Wild
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor
Moko – Your Love (new)
Neon Trees – Text Me In The Morning
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (new)
Sander Kleinenberg – We-R-Superstars
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine (new)
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance

Chart Notes:

  • Two acts rank in the top ten with two singles each this week, and both are no strangers to the region. Deep into the top three, we find Graffiti6 with “The Bridge” (#2) and Jamie Scott with “My Hurricane” (#3), both with a lead vocal by Scott. The former is from the duo’s second album of the same name, while the latter is from the solo act’s forthcoming album, now due October 7. Once again, at #6 and #9, we find two spots occupied by Passenger, with the higher position belonging to former #1 “Scare Away The Dark” and the other filled by “Heart’s On Fire”.
  • This week’s Biggest Mover comes from the Madden Brothers; they are up 29-21 in their fifth week with “We Are Done”. Benji and Joel Madden have their first chart entry as a duo, but as members of Good Charlotte, they went top 40 six times between 2003 – 2010. Three of those hits cracked the top ten, all from 2002’s The Young and the Hopeless: “Girls & Boys” (#4), “Hold On” (#6) and “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous” (#1, four weeks).
  • After slowly making its way through the Mix and Next In Line, the tenth top 40 entry for singer/songwriter Jason Mraz is this week’s Highest Debut. Coming in at #39, “Love Someone” leads off Mraz’s Yes! album, due in stores on Tuesday. The set is a collaboration with the California quartet Raining Jane. Back in 2003, his debut single, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)”, ranked as my #1 song of the year.
  • Down at #40 is this week’s second debut, an infectious dance track from two sets of the producers, soloist Ferreck Dawn and the duo Redondo. “Love Too Deep” is set for a release in the U.K. in just under a month through 3Beat Productions. Both acts are celebrating their first time in the top 40 with this single, whose music video is just under 300,000 views over two accounts.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 6, 2014

Viva la Coldplay.

Video didn’t kill these “Stars”.

DEBUTS
40. Shift K3y – Touch
38. Ed Sheeran – Don’t | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
18. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (25)
17. Maroon 5 – Maps (27) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
07. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Foster The People – Best Friend (07) | PEAK: #06
09. Ed Sheeran – Sing (06) | PEAK: #02
08. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (05) | PEAK: #03
04. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. A Great Big World – Already Home (03) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
01. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jason Mraz – Love Someone (1)
2. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (2)
3. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (4)
4. Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep (9)
5. George Ezra – Budapest (5)
6. Grouplove – I’m With You (7)
7. Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky (8)
8. Sheppard – Something’s Missing (-)
9. Bastille – Flaws (-)
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold (-)

In The Mix:
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Connell Cruise – Into The Wild
Emerson Hart – Hurricane
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Lady Antebellum – Bartender
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor
Mary Lambert – Secrets (new)
Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones
Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (new)
Neon Trees – Text Me In The Morning
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Sander Kleinenberg – We-R-Superstars
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (new)

Chart Notes:

  • For three weeks in April, Coldplay ruled the survey with the first single from their album Ghost Stories, “Magic”. Well, I guess the quartet has a #1 single for all seasons because as spring turned to summer, they’re back at the top with “A Sky Full Of Stars”, advancing 2-1 on this week’s chart. “Sky” is now their sixth chart-topper; their first was “Viva La Vida” in 2008. Their longest was 2011’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”, which took in seven weeks.
  • 30-year-old Jamie Scott made his debut on my chart in October 2011, when he and Tommy Danvers, as the duo Graffiti6, worked their way up to #1 with the song “Free”. Three years later, a song from the now defunct act is up to #4 on my chart, titled “The Bridge” (from their second album of the same name) and Scott’s own solo song leaps from 12-7. “My Hurricane” leads his new effort, due September 9. Look out #1, he’s spinning towards you.
  • Once again, that hit-making quintet known as Maroon 5 is this week’s Biggest Mover, jumping from 27-17, a gain of ten notches, with “Maps”. It’s the first single taken from the forthcoming album V, their fifth set since 2003. The disc is set to hit retail on September 2. “Maps” was co-written by lead singer Adam Levine, as well as Ryan Tedder, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik and Noel Zancanella.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from a familiar name; in fact, he’s still in the top ten with a former #2 hit “Sing”. With his new single from X, the talented Ed Sheeran enters at #38 with “Don’t”. That album of his recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, his first to do so. “Don’t” was recently used in a commercial for Beats By Dre.
  • At #40 is this week’s second debut by the artist who calls himself Shift K3y. “Touch” hit the top five in the United Kingdom back in April and was recently picked up in the U.S. via Columbia Records. The 21-year-old, born Lewis Jankel, releases a followup, “I Know”, in September.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 29, 2014

Oh, darling, my chart's on fire.

Coming at you like a “Dark” horse.

DEBUTS
38. Kiesza – Hideaway
37. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. The Madden Brothers – We Are Done (38)
27. Maroon 5 – Maps (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (30)
23. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (29)
16. American Authors – Believer (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (08) | PEAK: #02
09. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (13) | PEAK: #09
08. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Foster The People – Best Friend (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Ed Sheeran – Sing (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (03) | PEAK: #03
04. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (05) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Already Home (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (06) | PEAK: #02
01. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jason Mraz – Love Someone (5)
2. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (6)
3. Shift K3y – Touch (-)
4. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (4)
5. George Ezra – Budapest (3)
6. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (-)
7. Grouplove – I’m With You (10)
8. Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky (-)
9. Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep (9)
10. Emerson Hart – Hurricane (7)

In The Mix:
Bastille – Flaws
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Birdy – Tee Shirt
Colbie Caillat – Try
Connell Cruise – Into The Wild (new)
Francesco Yates – Call (new)
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Jacquie Lee – Broken Ones
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Lady Antebellum – Bartender
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor
Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones
Neon Trees – Text Me In The Morning
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Sander Kleinenberg – We-R-Superstars
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
Sheppard – Something’s Missing (new)
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul

Chart Notes:

  • A year ago this week, the performer named Passenger was spending his eighth of twelve weeks at #1 with the smash “Let Her Go”. Now, the 30-year-old singer and songwriter, born Mike Rosenberg, has his fourth chart-topping single in a row with “Scare Away The Dark”. It’s the leadoff release in North America from his latest album, Whispers. This also marks his 20th week at #1 in my chart’s history; it’s not a record, but it’s still notable. “Dark” is currently top 30 at AAA radio.
  • There’s a “Gold” rush on the chart this week as Christina Perri lands her second top ten entry from Head Or Heart. Up from 13-9, “Burning Gold” is another winner from the Pennsylvania born singer. When it comes to precious pop metals of that kind, only “We Are Golden” by Mika (#6, 2009) and “Gold” by Britt Nicole (#10, 2013) shined their way into the top ten. Elementary, my dear chart fans.
  • It should be no surprise that Maroon 5 take the title of this week’s Biggest Mover, up 35-27 with “Maps”. Their song is already all over the airwaves, but it’s taking a little longer to catch on with me. Lead singer Adam Levine is taking over cinemas as well this week as a film he stars in, Begin Again, opens in a small run. Look for the band’s new album, V, this September. It’s sure to be another big success for them.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from Australian quartet The Griswolds. Last year, they just missed the top 40 with a song titled “Heart Of A Lion”; now, they debut at #37 with “Beware The Dog”. Don’t expect that the rest of the animal kingdom is going to appear on their first album, but it is an interesting coincidence. The song is also charting nicely at Alternative radio, where it recently entered the top 40.
  • Lastly, at #38, is a song that debuted at #1 on the U.K. charts back in April. Canadian newcomer Kiesza enters with “Hideaway” after some time below the top 40. It officially goes to CHR radio this week, but it’s already been added in some major markets. A followup, “Giant In My Heart”, is released in Europe in August. A U.S. EP from the singer is scheduled to be issued through Island/Republic Records on July 8.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 22, 2014

Spread the word -- they're on top of the World.

Can anyone displace them from their “Home”?

DEBUTS
35. Maroon 5 – Maps

TOP GAINERS
30. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (38)
29. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Jesse McCartney – Superbad (33)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Andy Grammer – Back Home (10) | PEAK: #10
09. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (09) | PEAK: #08
08. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (07) | PEAK: #02
07. Foster The People – Best Friend (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Sing (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (03) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Already Home (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kiesza – Hideaway (2)
2. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (3)
3. George Ezra – Budapest (1)
4. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (4)
5. Jason Mraz – Love Someone (5)
6. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (10)
7. Emerson Hart – Hurricane (7)
8. Jacquie Lee – Broken Ones (8)
9. Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep (-)
10. Grouplove – I’m With You (-)

In The Mix:
Alex Clare – War Rages On
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Birdy – Tee Shirt
Colbie Caillat – Try
Ed Sheeran – Don’t (new)
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine (new)
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (new)
John Mayer – XO
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky
Lady Antebellum – Bartender
La Roux – Uptight Downtown
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor
Marc Broussard – Hurricane Heart
Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones
Neon Trees – Text Me In The Morning
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Sander Kleinenberg – We-R-Superstars (new)
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You (new)
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul

Chart Notes:

  • At seven weeks at #1, “Already Home” by A Great Big World becomes the longest running #1 of the year, surpassing the six weeks totaled by both “Human” by Christina Perri and “Sleeping With A Friend” by Neon Trees. Will the duo make it to eight frames at the top? Not if Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne or Passenger have their way. There’s a mighty competition brewing here.
  • Up ten spots from 39-29 is the now duo Train with this week’s Biggest Mover, “Angel In Blue Jeans”. As expected, it’s already building quickly at Hot AC radio; being a staple at the format helps. Back in 2003, the band released a single titled “Calling All Angels”, so as far as heavenly hits go, it seems as though they’ve landed on Cloud 9. “Jeans” is the first single from Bulletproof Picasso, their seventh studio album, due September 16.
  • The week’s only debut is from pop/rockers Maroon 5, who enter at #35 with “Maps”. It’s the first single from their forthcoming album V, due September 2. Three out of their last four leadoff singles went to #1 on my chart, with the only exception being 2003’s “Harder To Breathe”, which peaked at #2. Can their latest pull off the trick? The quintet will certainly need a new GPS if they look to navigate their top-selling track to the top spot.
  • Look for a few debuts in the top 40 next week, with several newcomers at the top of the Next In Line. Then again, Grouplove could earn their third charting hit from Spreading Rumours in “I’m With You”, or Jason Mraz chart with his tenth entry, “Love Someone”. Also, keep an eye out for Graffiti6‘s “U Got The Sunshine” from The Bridge and newcomers Heymous Molly with “Life’s A Beach”, both new to the Mix. We’ll see what happens next Sunday!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 15, 2014

Spread the word -- they're on top of the World.

Mega hits call for megaphones.

DEBUTS
40. The Madden Brothers – We Are Done
39. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans
38. Charli XCX – Boom Clap | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Jess Glynne – Right Here (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (32)
25. American Authors – Believer (30)
15. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Andy Grammer – Back Home (11) | PEAK: #10
09. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Foster The People – Best Friend (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Sing (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Already Home (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. George Ezra – Budapest (1)
2. Kiesza – Hideaway (2)
3. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (8)
4. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (4)
5. Jason Mraz – Love Someone (5)
6. Hudson Taylor – Battles (3)
7. Emerson Hart – Hurricane (9)
8. Jacquie Lee – Broken Ones (6)
9. Lady Antebellum – Bartender (7)
10. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (-)

In The Mix:
Alex Clare – War Rages On
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You (new)
Birdy – Tee Shirt (new)
Colbie Caillat – Try
Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep
Grouplove – I’m With You
Janelle Monáe – Heroes
John Mayer – XO
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky
La Roux – Uptight Downtown
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor (new)
Marc Broussard – Hurricane Heart
Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (new)
Neon Trees – Text Me In The Morning
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul

Chart Notes:

  • Up from 40-34, Jess Glynne takes this week’s Biggest Mover with “Right Here”, out in the U.K. next month. The song was produced by duo Gorgon City; their new release, “Here For You”, looks to be a top seller over there as it debuts this week. Glynne also appears on this week’s #4 song, “Rather Be”, with the act Clean Bandit. You can see that song performed live on the TODAY Show on Thursday, the 19th.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is already a top ten sales hit on iTunes thanks to the popular soundtrack from the movie The Fault In Our Stars. Charli XCX goes for a fancy frolic into the countdown at #38 with “Boom Clap”, her first song to reach my top 40. The 22-year-old performer is originally from the town of Stevenage, England and should be out with a new studio album later this year.
  • Racking up their 18th single to enter my chart, the shrinking Train, now down to a duo, debuts at #39 with “Angel In Blue Jeans”. It’s the first single from their forthcoming album Bulletproof Picasso, released on September 16. By the way, the first top 40 hit about blue jeans goes way back to 1962, when Jimmy Clanton rose to #7 on the Hot 100 that September with “Venus In Blue Jeans”.
  • Lastly, at #40, is a debut from The Madden Brothers titled “We Are Done”. Benji and Joel previously charted as two members of Good Charlotte, best known for “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous”, which spent four weeks at #1 on my chart in 2003. The duo’s first album on their own, Greetings From California…, hits stores on October 7.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 8, 2014

Spread the word -- they're on top of the World.

Spread the word — they’re on top of the World.

DEBUTS
40. Jess Glynne – Right Here
39. Us The Duo – No Matter Where You Are | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Young Rising Sons – High (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
30. American Authors – Believer (35)
22. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (28)
09. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (14)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (14) | PEAK: #09
08. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Foster The People – Best Friend (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Sing (03) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Already Home (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. George Ezra – Budapest (4)
2. Kiesza – Hideaway (2)
3. Hudson Taylor – Battles (3)
4. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (6)
5. Jason Mraz – Love Someone (7)
6. Jacquie Lee – Broken Ones (9)
7. Lady Antebellum – Bartender (8)
8. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (-)
9. Emerson Hart – Hurricane (-)
10. The Madden Brothers – We Are Done (-)

In The Mix:
Alex Clare – War Rages On
Charli XCX – Boom Clap (new)
Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass – Extraordinary
Colbie Caillat – Try
Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep (new)
Grouplove – I’m With You (new)
James Blunt – Postcards
Janelle Monáe – Heroes
John Mayer – XO
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven (new)
Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky
La Roux – Uptight Downtown
Marc Broussard – Hurricane Heart
Neon Trees – Text Me In The Morning
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (new)
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul

Chart Notes:

  • A Great Big World continue their hold at the chart’s summit with “Already Home”, now in its fifth frame there. It’s taken from their first-length album, Is There Anybody Out There?,  which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year. “Home” is the longest-running #1 song by a duo (outside of a duet between two solo performers) on my chart since 2003, when the brother-sister act Boomkat spent six weeks at the top with “The Wreckoning”.
  • Advancing from 14-9, “A Sky Full Of Stars” becomes the tenth top ten hit on my list for Coldplay and the second to reach the region from their recent #1 album Ghost Stories. Of those ten, five have reached the top, including “Magic” from earlier this year. Can “Sky” become their sixth song to pull off the trick? Stay tuned!
  • The week’s Biggest Mover is from the New Jersey quartet Young Rising Sons; last week, they debuted at #40, and now they’re up seven to #33 with “High”. The song is a top 5 airplay hit on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation and also featured in an advertisement for NBC’s summer programming. Only one other single simply titled “High” went for a climb up my chart. That song, a totally different composition by James Blunt, peaked at #3 in 2006.
  • They made a name for themselves on Vine (and YouTube) and now the married duo who call their act Us The Duo lands this week’s Highest Debut at #39 with “No Matter Where You Are”. It goes to Hot AC radio later this month. It’s also the title track from their second album, available now digitally and due for a physical release on June 16.
  • Also debuting this week is a solo cut from Jess Glynne, who currently ranks in the top five as a featured vocalist on Clean Bandit‘s “Rather Be”. Now out on her own, she enters with “Right Here” at #40. It’s released in the U.K. on July 13 and is expected to be another big hit for the 24-year-old singer from London.

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