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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 10, 2019

Minding the store this week.

What’s the logical option for your Mother’s Day gift? New music, of course! From hot names to cool emerging artists, these are the top new albums and singles hitting the market:

CIARA – Beauty Marks (iTunes)
Features: “Thinkin Bout You”, a current top 50 entry on the Top 40 radio chart, as well as prior singles “Dose” and “Level Up”

LOGIC – Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (iTunes)
Features: “Homicide”, a collaboration with Eminem that reached #1 on iTunes earlier this month

Notable albums out this week: Ari Lennox‘s Shea Butter Baby (iTunes), Bear Hands‘s Fake Tunes (iTunes), Howard Jones‘s Transform (iTunes), Mac DeMarco‘s Here Comes The Cowboy (iTunes), Marc Anthony‘s Opus (iTunes), Parachute‘s Parachute (iTunes), Rodney Atkins‘s Caught Up In The Country (iTunes), Shaggy‘s Wah Gwaan?! (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: James Bay‘s Oh My Messy Mind (iTunes), Jesse Saint John‘s Don’t Stop Dancing. Life Gets Sad. (iTunes), JT Roach‘s Witches Lake (iTunes), Kian‘s Bliss (iTunes), Moontower‘s Season 1: The Ballad Of William Hollywood (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“:( (Sad Face)”, Bahari (iTunes)
“100 Bands”, Mustard featuring Quavo, 21 Savage, Meek Mill & YG (iTunes)
“A Whole New World”, ZAYN & Zhavia Ward (iTunes)
“Afterhours”, Teamwork featuring Nina Nesbitt x AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“All That Matters (Acoustic)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Badass Woman”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Beer Never Broke My Heart”, Luke Combs (iTunes)
“Between You & I”, Kita Alexander (iTunes)
“BFA (Best Friend’s Ass)”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike featuring Paris Hilton (iTunes)
“Bite”, Charlie Cunningham (iTunes)
“Blame It On My Youth”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“Blow It All”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Body 2 Body”, MK (iTunes)
“Burned By The Love”, Juke Ross (iTunes)
“Can’t Take It From Me”, Major Lazer featuring Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Caroline”, Calboy featuring Polo G (iTunes)
“Civil War”, Russ (iTunes)
“Cologne”, Isaac Dunbar (iTunes)
“Crave”, Madonna featuring Swae Lee (iTunes)
“Dance Monkey”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Death Of Me”, Brandon Jenner (iTunes)
“Diva”, Aazar featuring Swae Lee & Tove Lo (iTunes)
“Don’t Give Up On Me Now”, R3HAB x Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Don’t Hurt Like It Used To”, Grace Carter (iTunes)
“Dreams”, Haley Reinhart (iTunes)
“Drunk On Saturday”, ILOVEMAKONNEN (iTunes)
“Evil Spider”, Bene (iTunes)
“Falling Like The Stars”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Flames”, SG Lewis featuring Ruel (iTunes)
“Fuckboy”, BAUM (iTunes)
“Go Slow”, Gorgon City & Kaskade featuring Roméo (iTunes)
“Happy Thoughts”, Benjamin Ingrosso & Felix Sandman (iTunes)
“Heart” / “No Vacancy”, Rainbow Kitten Surprise (iTunes)
“Hijack”, Hein Cooper (iTunes)
“I Don’t Care”, Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“I’m So Sad” and “Sunset”, Gnash (iTunes)
“Juice (Breakbot Remix)”, Lizzo (iTunes)
“Legendary”, Skillet (iTunes)
“Let Me Take You”, Whethan featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Low Blow”, CXLOE (iTunes)
“Mama”, Raveena (iTunes)
“Missing You”, Ingrid Michaelson (iTunes)
“On My Mind”, Sonny Alven (iTunes)
“On My Way”, Sophie Francis (iTunes)
“On The Beach”, Jubël (iTunes)
“One Big Party”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“Pages”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Poison”, Allan Rayman (iTunes)
“Pups”, A$AP Ferg featuring A$AP Rocky (iTunes)
“Retrograde”, Dinah Jane (iTunes)
“Runaway”, Eric Nam (iTunes)
“Save Yourself”, Vanic featuring Gloria Kim (iTunes)
“She Live”, Maxo Kream featuring Megan Thee Stallion (iTunes)
“Shiny”, Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Sixteen (Don Diablo Remix)”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“Song For Sammy”, Missy Higgins (iTunes)
“Stay (Don’t Go Away)”, David Guetta featuring RAYE (iTunes)
“The Big One”, Joe Janiak (iTunes)
“The River”, AURORA (iTunes)
“Too Much”, Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Tough Love”, Avicii featuring Agnes and Vargas & Lagola (iTunes)
“Triggered (Freestyle)”, Jhené Aiko (iTunes)
“Walk Away (Martin Jensen Remix)”, Alle Farben featuring James Blunt (iTunes)
“We’re The Same”, Vigiland featuring Alexander Tidebrink (iTunes)
“What I Like About You (Acoustic)”, Jonas Blue featuring Theresa Rex (iTunes)
“Wink Emoji”, Yung Pinch featuring GASHI (iTunes)
“Wreck (Stripped)”, Hux (iTunes)
“Wrong One”, Seth Sentry (iTunes)
“You And I”, Barns Courtney (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Carly Rae Jepsen, Lewis Capaldi and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 20, 2018

The Cole wide world is listening.

As the second weekend of Coachella gets closer, make the most of this massive musical madness before you reach the festival. Here are the albums and singles you need to check out on digital services and in stores this Friday:

J. COLE – KOD (iTunes)
With his first album since 4 Your Eyez Only, which topped the Billboard 200 in December 2016, the popular hip-hop performer should get his fifth #1 title next week, with a very healthy boost from streaming-equivalent units. No radio single has been announced as of yet, but its cuts should receive quite a few spins at Rhythmic and Urban radio over the weekend, as well as plenty of playlist love.

Notable albums out this week: A Perfect Circle‘s Eat The Elephant (iTunes), Ashley Monroe‘s Sparrow (iTunes), Bishop Briggs‘s Church Of Scars (iTunes), Black Stone Cherry‘s Family Tree (iTunes), Brothers Osborne‘s Port Saint Joe (iTunes), Donovan Woods‘s Both Ways (iTunes), Kimbra‘s Primal Heart (iTunes), Lord Huron‘s Vide Noir (iTunes), Sting & Shaggy‘s 44/876 (iTunes), Stryper‘s God Damn Evil (iTunes), Upchurch‘s Creeker (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Bad Wolves‘s False Flags, Vol. 2 (iTunes), PRETTYMUCH‘s PRETTYMUCH (iTunes), Sasha Sloan‘s Sad Girl (iTunes), Seeb’s Nice To Meet You (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2002”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Alone (Calvin Harris Remix)”, Halsey featuring Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Basement”, Russ & Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Best Friend”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Better Off”, Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Better Off Alone”, Ryan Pulford (iTunes)
“Beyond”, Leon Bridges (iTunes)
“Can’t Do It Alone”, Peter Wise & Tiger Darrow (iTunes)
“Chasing Fire (Robin Schulz Remix)”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Control”, Lemaitre with Jerry Folk (iTunes)
“End Of Time”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Familiar”, Liam Payne & J Balvin (iTunes)
“Fix Me Up”, Matthew Young (iTunes)
“Game Over”, Martin Garrix & LOOPERS (iTunes)
“Good Boys”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Hair Too Long”, The Vamps (iTunes)
“Hands On Me”, BURNS featuring Maluma & Rae Sremmurd (iTunes)
“I Like That”, Janelle Monáe (iTunes)
“I Love You (All The Way)”, Luke Elliot (iTunes)
“Let Her Go”, Family Of The Year (iTunes)
“Little Victories”, Malia Civetz (iTunes)
“Lovely”, Billie Eilish & Khalid (iTunes)
“LY4L”, Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
“Mind Eraser”, CRUISR (iTunes)
“Need You Right Now”, HEDEGAARD featuring Hayley Warner (iTunes)
“Nightclub Love”, Matt Maltese (iTunes)
“No Tears Left To Cry”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“One”, VHS Collection (iTunes)
“OTW”, Khalid, 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Over You (Acoustic)”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Palace”, Cam (iTunes)
“Perdido”, Poo Bear & J Balvin (iTunes)
“Pink Lemonade (Acoustic)”, James Bay (iTunes)
“Push And Pull”, Hey Monea (iTunes)
“Queendom”, AURORA (iTunes)
“Rule The World”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“Sin Pijama”, Becky G & Natti Natasha (iTunes)
“Somebody”, The Chainsmokers featuring Drew Love (iTunes)
“Something True”, Jon Lemmon (iTunes)
“Stay With Me”, Jack & Jack (iTunes)
“Tip Pon It”, Sean Paul & Major Lazer (iTunes)
“Too Fat”, Sage The Gemini featuring Trina (iTunes)
“Trust Fund Baby (Acoustic)”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Two Shots (Acoustic)”, Goody Grace (iTunes)
“When I Grow Up”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Who’s Up”, LunchMoney Lewis (iTunes)
“Winnebago”, Gryffin featuring Quinn XCII & Daniel Wilson (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Janelle Monáe, Post Malone and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 14, 2001

Bring on the boy bands.

Bring on the boy bands.

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 16 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 14, 2001…

Debuts:
39. BAHA MEN, “You All Dat”
36. SOULDECISION, “Ooh… It’s Kinda Crazy”
30. RICKY MARTIN featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely”

Biggest Mover(s):
AEROSMITH, “Jaded” (35-21, fourteen spots)

10. EVERCLEAR, “AM Radio” (down 4)
Album: Songs From An American Movie, Vol. One: Learning How To Smile (2000, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

09. K-CI & JOJO, “Crazy” (up 4)
Album: X (2000, MCA Records)
Peak: #5

08. SHAGGY featuring RAYVON, “Angel” (up 3)
Album: Hot Shot (2000, MCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. O-TOWN, “Liquid Dreams” (down 2)
Album: O-Town (2001, J Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. FUEL, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” (up 2)
Album: Something Like Human (2000, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. OUTKAST, “Ms. Jackson” (down 2)
Album: Stankonia (2000, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. BACKSTREET BOYS, “The Call” (up 3)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. SHAGGY featuring RIKROK, “It Wasn’t Me” (down 2)
Album: Hot Shot (2000, MCA Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. MADONNA, “Don’t Tell Me” (up 2)
Album: Music (2000, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2

01. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” (up 1)
Album: J. Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 7, 2001

"Me" and my favorite songs of the week.

“Me” and my favorite songs of the week.

Happy New Year! It’s time for yet 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 a past countdown straight from archives of my top 40 chart. 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 fifteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 7, 2001…

Debuts:
40. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “I Did It”
37. DAFT PUNK, “One More Time”
35. AEROSMITH, “Jaded”

Biggest Mover(s):
SHAGGY featuring RAYVON, “Angel” (19-11, eight spots)

10. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Stronger” (down 2)
Album: Oops!… I Did It Again (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. NELLY FURTADO, “I’m Like A Bird” (down 2)
Album: Whoa, Nelly! (2000, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #2

08. FUEL, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” (up 3)
Album: Something Like Human (2000, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. BACKSTREET BOYS, “The Call” (up 5)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. EVERCLEAR, “AM Radio” (down 3)
Album: Songs From An American Movie, Vol. One: Learning How To Smile (2000, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. O-TOWN, “Liquid Dreams” (steady, second week)
Album: O-Town (2001, J Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. MADONNA, “Don’t Tell Me” (up 2)
Album: Music (2000, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2

03. OUTKAST, “Ms. Jackson” (down 1)
Album: Stankonia (2000, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” (up 2)
Album: J. Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. SHAGGY featuring RIKROK, “It Wasn’t Me” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Hot Shot (2000, MCA Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 11, 2001

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A “Dream” became reality 14 years ago.

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the third month of the year, my birthday month of March, and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2001…

Debuts:
40. TAMIA, “Stranger In My House”
32. AMANDA, “Everybody Doesn’t”
31. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Play”

Biggest Mover(s):
JANET JACKSON, “All For You” (22-12, ten spots)

10. JOE featuring MYSTIKAL, “Stutter” (steady, second week)
Album: My Name Is Joe (2000, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. A*TEENS, “Bouncing Off The Ceiling (Upside Down)” (up 4)
Album: Teen Spirit (2001, MCA/Stockholm Records)
Peak: #3

08. CRAZY TOWN, “Butterfly” (down 2)
Album: The Gift Of Game (1999, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

07. LIFEHOUSE, “Hanging By A Moment” (up 2)
Album: No Name Face (2000, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #2

06. DESTINY’S CHILD, “Survivor” (up 8)
Album: Survivor (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. VERTICAL HORIZON, “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)” (steady, second week)
Album: Everything You Want (1999, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. RICKY MARTIN featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely” (down 2)
Album: Sound Loaded (2000, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. SHAGGY featuring RAYVON, “Angel” (steady, second week)
Album: Hot Shot (2000, MCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. AEROSMITH, “Jaded” (down 1)
Album: Just Push Play (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. S CLUB 7, “Never Had A Dream Come True” (up 3)
Album: 7 (2000, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 25, 2001

Relationships on the record.

Relationships on the record.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Fifth grade was the year that I won a second place prize in the Projects Fair and found out what Radio & Records was, one of the beginnings on my musical journey. Here’s a look at my top 40 from February 25, 2001:

Debuts:
40. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring MACY GRAY, “Request Line”
38. ASHLEY BALLARD, “Hottie”
37. WILD ORCHID, “Stuttering (Don’t Say)”
34. DREAM, “This Is Me”

Biggest Mover:
DESTINY’S CHILD, “Survivor” (33-21) (12 spots)

10. MYA, “Free”
“Case Of The Ex” may have given this performer a big crossover hit in later 2000, but it was this followup to it that I always preferred, especially the radio remix which gave it a bit of disco breakdown in the middle of it. It didn’t fare as well nationally, but she got back into the groove that summer on a #1 for five weeks on my chart, “Lady Marmalade”.

09. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing”
Don’t be fooled by the rocks (or chart position) that she’s got; the dancing diva was hot stuff. During the first month of 2001, Lopez became the only act to have the #1 album (J.Lo) and appear in the #1 film (The Wedding Planner) in the U.S. during a given week. That’s big business. Further singles “Play” and “Ain’t It Funny” would also crack my top 5.

08. BACKSTREET BOYS, “The Call”
They dialed and dialed, got a few answering machines along the way, but still managed to hit #1 for two weeks in early 2001. It was the second single from Black & Blue following “Shape Of My Heart”. You may remember that it received a remix by The Neptunes, which got some play. Their career came to a low battery warning for me soon afterwards.

07. DIDO, “Thankyou”
When Eminem‘s “Stan” became a mid-charting single on both the pop radio chart and my own survey in late 2000, it was the sung hook by this singer that eventually outranked it. Originally featured on the soundtrack to 1998’s Sliding Doors, it had an unusually long run to a prominent chart peak, but one that landed her a handful of entries on my list.

06. VERTICAL HORIZON, “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)”
The lead singer of this trio attended the same high school that I did, Bancroft School in Worcester, MA. Fun fact of the day, I suppose. That would be Matt Scannell, who lived in MA for a time. His band’s third consecutive top ten hit on my survey would be the last from their 1999 Everything You Want album. They’re an independent act nowadays.

05. CRAZY TOWN, “Butterfly”
Formed in 1995, the California group rapped their way to a hit on both the Alternative and CHR radio surveys. It also led the Hot 100 for two non-consecutive frames. Leader Shifty Shellshock charted with two solo songs after the band’s sole entry: “Starry Eyed Surprise”, a 2002 feature with DJ Paul Oakenfold, and “Slide Along Side” in 2004.

04. S CLUB 7, “Never Had A Dream Come True”
There ain’t no charting like an S Club charting, at least in my opinion. “Dream” became the septet’s biggest single to hit my chart and their last. It spent three weeks at #1. A followup, “Don’t Stop Movin'”, was planned for a radio servicing, but postponed after the events of 9/11. They split in 2003, but rumors of a full reunion have been around for years.

03. AEROSMITH, “Jaded”
The boys from Boston were about take the reins on my chart for a week, but on this particular survey, they were up to #3. Parent album Just Push Play was certified Platinum thanks to the song’s success. Followup “Fly Away From Here” just missed my top ten. They last charted in 2012 with the ballad “What Could Have Been Love”, which rose to #12.

02. RICKY MARTIN & CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely”
Originally just a solo song by Martin on Sound Loaded, Aguilera was added on for its single release. This was Martin’s penultimate top ten single on my chart; he also hit with “Loaded” a few months later during a quick chart run. Aguilera reached my top ten earlier this year on a duet with duo A Great Big World, “Say Something”, which climbed to #2.

01. SHAGGY featuring RAYVON, “Angel”
Call it a divine ditty of sorts. It went to #7 on the Hot 100 for Merrilee Rush in 1968 and then up to #4 in 1981 for Juice Newton. The song was “Angel Of The Morning”, and of course, it’s been recorded plenty more times beyond these two hit versions. Well, the Jamaican rapper and Barbadian singer flipped it up, interpolated it into a chorus, and gave us the song that was #1 on my chart this week in 2001 for its last of three weeks. It’s a classic that I still love now.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 26, 2000

It wasn't them... or was it?

It wasn’t them… or was it?

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. We’re going way back to fifth grade for this countdown, and yes, I really shouldn’t have been listening to some of these songs at age ten. Here’s a look at my top 40 from November 26, 2000:

Debuts:
40. PINK, “You Make Me Sick”
39. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Christmas Time”
36. MYA, “Free”

Biggest Mover(s):
JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” (34-20) (14 spots)

10. USHER, “Pop Ya Collar”
It’s the song that sprung a leak and Napster was the culprit. After its surprise release via the service, “Collar” was serviced to U.S. radio in October and was off to a decent start, but was pulled in late November after parent album All About U was shelved and mixed reaction about his new pop sound. A 2001 release in several European countries, like Belgium and the U.K., landed him another top five hit.

09. NINE DAYS, “If I Am”
Best known for their big hit from earlier that year, “Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)”, this was the followup to it and charted on a few radio formats in the lower regions. Their album, The Madding Crowd, was certified Platinum. After a shelved second album with 550 Music (which was eventually released digitally), the band’s recorded on and off together independently, last putting out an EP earlier this year.

08. SPICE GIRLS, “Holler”
Released over two years after the departure of Geri Halliwell, album Forever marked the first and only full-length album that the girls released as a quartet. It went top 40 in the U.S., but was never certified. The single only received minor airplay here and missed the Hot 100. However, it was released in a double a-side single with “Let Love Find A Way” in their native U.K., marking their final #1 hit.

07. VITAMIN C, “The Itch”
The girl behind “Smile” and “Graduation (Friends Forever)” was scratching up the chart again. It was her last top ten on here, which was followed by “As Long As You’re Loving Me”, a minor hit. Album More was delayed until January and tanked given the post-Q4 market and singles underperforming. The singer now goes by her birth name, Colleen Fitzpatrick, today the VP of Music at Nickelodeon.

06. NELLY FURTADO, “I’m Like A Bird”
As you can tell, I was way early on this first single from the Canadian songstress. Furtado’s song debuted on the radio here in September and I was on it almost right away. Though it wouldn’t peak on the airplay charts until the summer of 2001, it was a massive hit across the globe, including a #1 peak in her native country. She’s had her ups and downs when it comes to sales and radio, but is still making music.

05. MIKAILA, “So In Love With Two”
The singer from Edmond, OK was just 13 when she entered my chart and the music industry on Island Records with her debut single. Followup “It’s All Up To You” was playlisted on a few stations with the release of her self-titled album in the spring of 2001, but both items tanked and the singer was dropped. She hasn’t charted since and ranks as one of the biggest one-hit wonders in my chart’s history.

04. RICKY MARTIN, “She Bangs”
With a crash, boom and a bang, the Latin heartthrob was topping the charts, including for four weeks on my own top 40. “Bangs” led Martin’s Sound Loaded album to debut at #4 on the Billboard 200. The song’s become a bit of a joke today, especially after an audition by American Idol contestant William Hung during the show’s third season in 2004, but the song is still good fun and a great throwback.

03. SHAGGY featuring RIKROK, “It Wasn’t Me”
Sometimes it’s wise to take the advice of a friend. This reggae song wasn’t intended to be a single, but after it was tested by a Hawaiian DJ, it became a smash, topping the Hot 100 for two weeks in February. This would be RikRok‘s only time ranking in my top 40; Shaggy would last chart in 2002 with the minor “Strength Of A Woman”, but continues to record original material that still charts overseas.

02. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Stronger”
Don’t you just remember her dancing with the chair in the music video? This self-empowerment anthem has been a favorite in her repertoire for some time now. It was the third consecutive top two hit from the Oops!… I Did It Again era on my chart and the last; “Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know”, the followup, would stall out just below the top ten. Spears releases her latest album, Britney Jean, next week.

01. DESTINY’S CHILD, “Independent Women, Part One”
Throw your hands up at them! What a jam this song was. Featured on the soundtrack to Charlie’s Angels, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, “Women” was one of the biggest hits of the group’s career, topping the Hot 100 for eleven weeks in 2000-2001, and would be followed by the Survivor era, which also stormed the charts in 2001. The trio last made my chart in 2004 with “Lose My Breath”. They most recently reunited for a one-off performance at Beyoncé‘s Super Bowl halftime show early last year.

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