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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 26, 2020

Chart’s got “Heart”.

DEBUTS
40. Martin Garrix featuring Clinton Kane – Drown
39. Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth – I Hope
36. Niall Horan – Black And White | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Kelly Clarkson – I Dare You (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Shawn Hook – I Don’t Wanna Dance (08) | PEAK: #08
09. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (06) | PEAK: #03
08. Harry Styles – Falling (13) | PEAK: #08
07. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Sam Fischer – This City (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. The Killers – Caution (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Dua Lipa – Physical (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lukas Graham – Scars (2)
2. Lindsay Lohan – Back To Me (4)
3. Alec Benjamin – Oh My God (7)
4. Christina Aguilera – Loyal Brave True (1)
5. OneRepublic – Better Days (10)
6. Jason Mraz – Look For The Good (9)
7. The Pretenders – The Buzz (8)
8. The 1975 – If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) (-)
9. Natalie Taylor – Surrender (-)
10. The Rolling Stones – Living In A Ghost Town (-)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – Six Feet Apart
Alesso featuring Liam Payne – Midnight
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
Avril Lavigne – We Are Warriors (new)
Leon Bridges featuring John Mayer – Inside Friend
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
Sheppard – Come Back (new)
Walk Off The Earth featuring Gnash – Nicknames

Chart Notes:

  • After reaching #1 last week with “Physical”, Dua Lipa is still holding onto the top spot… but with a different tune. “Break My Heart” makes a 4-1 move to become her fifth chart-topper to date and third of 2020, the most of any artist on my chart this year. Lipa is the first performer to replace themselves at #1 since 2006 and is the first woman to do so. Though its five-week run to the top spot isn’t a record, “Break My Heart” does match the speedy climbs of hits like Adele‘s “Hello” (2015) and Taylor Swift‘s “Look What You Made Me Do” (2017), which held at #1 for seven and four weeks, respectively. In non-Dua Lipa news, Niall Horan‘s “Black And White” leads a batch of three debuts at #36. This is the fourth track to enter my chart from his recent album Flicker, one of which got to #1: 2019’s “Nice To Meet Ya”. “I Hope”, a recent #1 hit at the Country radio format by American Idol alum Gabby Barrett, enters at #39 thanks to a new version with Charlie Puth. Finally, at #40, Martin Garrix and Clinton Kane are also new to the chart with “Drown”. The collaboration ranks just below the top 50 at Top 40 radio.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 19, 2020

“Physical” works some musical muscle.

DEBUTS
40. Moon Taxi – Hometown Heroes
35. Kelly Clarkson – I Dare You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Jaymes Young – Happiest Year (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford – Lay Your Head On Me (32)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Harry Styles – Adore You (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Shawn Hook – I Don’t Wanna Dance (10) | PEAK: #08
07. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (03) | PEAK: #03
05. The Killers – Caution (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Sam Fischer – This City (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – Physical (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Christina Aguilera – Loyal Brave True (1)
2. Lukas Graham – Scars (3)
3. Alanis Morissette – Smiling (2)
4. Lindsay Lohan – Back To Me (7)
5. Martin Garrix featuring Clinton Kane – Drown (10)
6. Jimmie Allen & Noah Cyrus – This Is Us (4)
7. Alec Benjamin – Oh My God (9)
8. The Pretenders – The Buzz (8)
9. Jason Mraz – Look For The Good (-)
10. OneRepublic – Better Days (-)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – Six Feet Apart
Alesso featuring Liam Payne – Midnight
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
Leon Bridges featuring John Mayer – Inside Friend
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
Twenty One Pilots – Level Of Concern
Walk Off The Earth featuring Gnash – Nicknames

Chart Notes:

  • Dua Lipa earns her fourth #1 single on my chart with “Physical”, which flips and somersaults into the top spot from #2 last week. This is her second chart-topper of 2020, following a four-week run with “Don’t Start Now” from January and February. She could extend that to three in the next week or two at the rate that “Break My Heart” is climbing, which jumps from 8-4 in just its fourth week in the top 40. Starting at #35 as the higher of two debuts is “I Dare You”, the new chart entry for American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson. The track heads for adds at the Hot AC radio format on Monday. Also impacting that day, but at the Triple A format, is Moon Taxi‘s “Hometown Heroes”, which enters at #40.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 12, 2020

A fiver for Fischer.

DEBUTS
40. Donovan Woods – Grew Apart
38. Tom Gregory – Fingertips
36. Jaymes Young – Happiest Year | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford – Lay Your Head On Me (38)
26. Passenger – The Way That I Love You (31)
23. Benee featuring Gus Dapperton – Supalonely (28)
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Shawn Hook – I Don’t Wanna Dance (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Taylor Swift – The Man (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (16) | PEAK: #08 | BIGGEST MOVER
07. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (06) | PEAK: #06
06. The Killers – Caution (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Harry Styles – Adore You (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Dua Lipa – Physical (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Sam Fischer – This City (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Christina Aguilera – Loyal Brave True (1)
2. Alanis Morissette – Smiling (3)
3. Lukas Graham – Scars (6)
4. Jimmie Allen & Noah Cyrus – This Is Us (4)
5. Katy Perry – Never Worn White (5)
6. Moon Taxi – Hometown Heroes (-)
7. Lindsay Lohan – Back To Me (9)
8. The Pretenders – The Buzz (8)
9. Alec Benjamin – Oh My God (10)
10. Martin Garrix featuring Clinton Kane – Drown (-)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – Six Feet Apart (new)
Alesso featuring Liam Payne – Midnight (new)
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
Haim – The Steps
Leon Bridges featuring John Mayer – Inside Friend (new)
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
OneRepublic – Better Days
Twenty One Pilots – Level Of Concern (new)
Walk Off The Earth featuring Gnash – Nicknames
Wilder Woods – Someday Soon

Chart Notes:

  • Sam Fischer‘s “This City” continues its domination over the city that is my personal chart, earning a fifth week at the top. However, big hits by Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and The Killers could end his reign as early as next week, as they continue to gain. All three debuts this week are by male newcomers: Jaymes Young is in at #36 with “Happiest Year”, whose first charting song has been fueled by the video app TikTok. A recent top 40 entry in Austria and Germany by Tom Gregory, “Fingertips”, starts at #38. Juno Award winner Donovan Woods also lands on the list at #40 with “Grew Apart”, which impacts at the Triple A radio format later this month. How will they do on my chart? Stay tuned.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 5, 2020

Shut up and Fisch.

DEBUTS
38. Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford – Lay Your Head On Me
37. Chaz Cardigan – Not OK! | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. A Great Big World – I Will Always Be There (39)
18. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (23)
16. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Killers – Caution (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Hook – I Don’t Wanna Dance (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – The Man (09) | PEAK: #08
07. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Harry Styles – Adore You (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Dua Lipa – Physical (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Sam Fischer – This City (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Christina Aguilera – Loyal Brave True (3)
2. Sheppard – Don’t Believe In Love (1)
3. Alanis Morissette – Smiling (4)
4. Jimmie Allen & Noah Cyrus – This Is Us (7)
5. Katy Perry – Never Worn White (6)
6. Lukas Graham – Scars (9)
7. Haim – The Steps (8)
8. The Pretenders – The Buzz (-)
9. Lindsay Lohan – Back To Me (-)
10. Alec Benjamin – Oh My God (-)

In The Mix:
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
Billie Joe Armstrong – I Think We’re Alone Now
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
Mickey Guyton – What Are You Gonna Tell Her?
OneRepublic – Better Days
Walk Off The Earth featuring Gnash – Nicknames
Wilder Woods – Someday Soon

Chart Notes:

  • Sam Fischer‘s “This City” keeps on going, spending a fourth week at #1 on my personal chart. Dua Lipa‘s “Break My Heart” has a huge 31-16 jump in its second week in the countdown, easily scoring the Biggest Mover title. Two newer releases that are moving up at the Alternative radio format debut on my chart this week: Chaz Cardigan‘s “Not OK!” at #37 and the Major Lazer and Marcus Mumford collaboration “Lay Your Head On Me” at #38. Cardigan’s first radio single impacts towards the end of April, while Major Lazer and Mumford’s tune led the adds report at the format last Tuesday.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 29, 2020

Still the Sam.

DEBUTS
39. A Great Big World – I Will Always Be There
31. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Passenger – The Way That I Love You (40)
15. The Killers – Caution (22) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Shawn Hook – I Don’t Wanna Dance (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – The Man (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain (06) | PEAK: #03
07. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (09) | PEAK: #06
05. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Dua Lipa – Physical (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Harry Styles – Adore You (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Sam Fischer – This City (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheppard – Don’t Believe In Love (1)
2. ZZ Ward – Break Her Heart (2)
3. Christina Aguilera – Loyal Brave True (5)
4. Alanis Morissette – Smiling (7)
5. Chaz Cardigan – Not OK! (-)
6. Katy Perry – Never Worn White (6)
7. Jimmie Allen & Noah Cyrus – This Is Us (10)
8. Haim – The Steps (8)
9. Lukas Graham – Scars (9)
10. Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford – Lay Your Head On Me (-)

In The Mix:
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
Billie Joe Armstrong – I Think We’re Alone Now (new)
Ellie Goulding featuring Blackbear – Worry About Me
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age (new)
Mickey Guyton – What Are You Gonna Tell Her?
OneRepublic – Better Days (new)
The Pretenders – The Buzz
Walk Off The Earth featuring Gnash – Nicknames
Wilder Woods – Someday Soon

Chart Notes:

  • Sam Fischer holds at #1 for a third week with his first top 40 hit on my personal chart, “This City”. With the Friday release of her new studio album Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa picks up her third top 40 entry of the era with “Break My Heart”, landing at #31. You’ll also find her at #4 with “Physical” and at #11 with the former chart-topper “Don’t Start Now”. A Great Big World also glides into the countdown at #39 with “I Will Always Be There”, which saw an early release at some digital services several days ago (with a wide release planned for next month.) “Fall On Me”, the duo’s second collaboration with Christina Aguilera, reached #18 earlier this year. Be well and stay safe!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 27, 2016

A brand new flashback for you.

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 March 27, 2016…

Debuts:
40. DURAN DURAN featuring KIESZA, “Last Night In The City”
39. DEMI LOVATO, “Stone Cold”
36. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, “HandClap”

Biggest Mover(s):
DAYA, “Sit Still, Look Pretty” (39-32, seven spots)

10. RUTH B, “Lost Boy” (up 2)
Album: The Intro (EP) (2015, Columbia Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. THE 1975, “The Sound” (up 5)
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (2016, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

08. MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (up 2)
Album: At Night, Alone. (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (down 3)
Album: Tangled Up (2015, Valory/BMLG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New” (up 1)
Album: Brand New (2015, Aptly Named/Caroline/Capitol Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart” (up 1)
Album: Analog Love (2015, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #4

04. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You” (up 1)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. ZAYN, “Pillowtalk” (steady, second week)
Album: Mind Of Mine (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body” (steady, third week)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. TROYE SIVAN, “Youth” (steady, third week)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 13, 2016

A youthful top ten from 2016.

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 13, 2016…

Debuts:
39. NICK FRADIANI, “Get You Home”
37. BANNERS, “Start A Riot”

Biggest Mover(s):
BARNS COURTNEY, “Fire” (36-28, eight spots)

10. ELLIE GOULDING, “Something In The Way You Move” (steady, third week)
Album: Delirium (2015, Polydor/Interscope Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You” (up 2)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. ADELE, “When We Were Young” (down 3)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

07. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Oasis” (down 4)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Black Magnetic/Epic Records)
Peak: #3

06. ZAYN, “Pillowtalk” (up 3)
Album: Mind Of Mine (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New” (up 1)
Album: Brand New (2015, Aptly Named/Caroline/Capitol Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart” (up 3)
Album: Analog Love (2015, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #4

03. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (down 2)
Album: Tangled Up (2015, Valory/BMLG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body” (up 2)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. TROYE SIVAN, “Youth” (up 1)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (May 2017)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in May in this month’s Radio Report:

TRAIN – “Drink Up” (Columbia, May 1 – Hot AC)
Album: a girl a bottle a boat (2017)
Past HAC History: Leader Pat Monahan and the San Francisco group have been a mainstay on the Hot AC chart since 1999, and at the beginning of the year, “Play That Song” became their 14th top ten single on the survey. We’ll see if the panel takes a sip of this.

FOSTER THE PEOPLE – “Doing It For The Money” (Columbia, May 2 – Alternative)
Album: III (EP) (2017)
Past ALT History: The California quartet, who previously charted as a trio, has a total of six top 40 hits to date at the format, with four breaking into the top ten. The lone #1, “Pumped Up Kicks”, spent six sensational weeks at the summit in the summer of 2011.

OH WONDER – “Ultralife” (Republic, May 2 – Alternative)
Album: Ultralife (2017)
Past ALT History: This London duo, who built a following on various streaming services and Hype Machine blogs, put out a single per month for one year, which began in the fall of 2014. One of them, “Lose It”, received some minor airplay in the spring of 2016.

HAILEE STEINFELD – “Most Girls” (Republic, May 2 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Actress and singer Steinfeld’s had three top 40 pop hits since 2015, including the #14 single “Love Myself” and the Zedd and Grey-assisted “Starving”, which held for three weeks at #5 earlier this year. There’s no word yet on her debut album.

KATY PERRY featuring MIGOS – “Bon Appétit” (Capitol, May 2 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Perry’s “Chained To The Rhythm” lost its rhythm in the #8 spot recently, despite one of the biggest batches of first week adds (174) in the history of the PPW era. Even with a few social media missteps, the singer (and rap trio) will soldier on.

CLEAN BANDIT featuring ZARA LARSSON – “Symphony” (Big Beat/Atlantic, May 16 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Daily struggle! This English trio’s “Rockabye”, featuring Anne-Marie and Sean Paul, recently reached #4 at the format. They have yet to hit #1. Larsson got to #5 in a duet with MNEK last year, “Never Forget You”, and has five entries to date.

SHAWN HOOK featuring VANESSA HUDGENS – “Reminding Me” (Hollywood, May 16 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Canadian singer Hook reached #21 last year with “Sound Of Your Heart”, a single that also made the top 30 on the Hot AC chart. American actress and singer Hudgens last hit the top 40 in 2006 with “Come Back To Me”, which peaked at #18.

RAG’N’BONE MAN – “Skin” (Columbia, May 23 – Alternative)
Album: Human (2017)
Past ALT History: The 32-year-old English performer is still climbing at the Hot AC and Top 40 formats with title track “Human”. The global hit, initially boosted by iHeartMedia’s On The Verge program, spent two weeks at #1 on the Alternative chart in March.

Plenty of unreleased summer singles are still on the way, so make sure you watch out for them as they debut…

Which of these new songs would you like to see on the charts later this year? Let me know!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 30, 2017

Praise the Lorde.

DEBUTS
40. FRANKIE featuring Marc E. Bassy – Problems Problems
38. Katy Perry – Bon Appétit
37. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Serena Ryder – Electric Love (39)
33. Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens – Reminding Me (40)
29. Paramore – Hard Times (34)
22. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (30) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Scott Helman – Kind Complicated (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (06) | PEAK: #05
08. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (11) | PEAK: #07
06. James TW – Ex (07) | PEAK: #07
05. Julia Michaels – Issues (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Imagine Dragons – Believer (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Lorde – Green Light (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (2)
2. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (1)
3. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (3)
4. Tom Walker – Just You And I (6)
5. LANY – ILYSB (5)
6. TLC – Way Back (8)
7. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (7)
8. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World (10)
9. Oh Wonder – Ultralife (-)
10. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (-)

In The Mix:
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Billy Raffoul – Driver (new)
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls (new)
Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (new)
Mary Lambert – Know Your Name (new)
Saint Motel – Destroyer
Skip Marley – Calm Down (new)
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • Three new songs make this week’s top 40, and the highest of them is the latest single for California’s Foster The People. A surprise EP called III just dropped from the quartet (formerly trio) on Thursday, and one of the three cuts from it, “Doing It For The Money”, debuts at #37. In 2014, the guys reached my top ten with “Coming Of Age” (#3) and “Best Friend” (#6), the first two singles off their Supermodel album. (A third single, “Are You What You Want To Be?”, peaked at #16.) Is their new one bound for a top ten peak as well? We’ll see very soon.
  • Katy Perry (and featured artist Skip Marley) recently topped my chart for four weeks with “Chained To The Rhythm”. In this week’s top 40, it’s down to #4, but Perry doesn’t miss a beat, debuting at #38 with “Bon Appétit”. It’s the second release from her forthcoming album, which we still don’t know much about. “Rhythm” recently peaked at #8 on the pop radio chart, making it Perry’s lowest-charting lead single ever at the format, and its first week total of 174 adds is now a record for a song that failed to hit #1 in the PPW (plays-per-week) era.
  • Finally, at #40, is the second top 40 single for FRANKIE. Originally released in early 2015 via Nashville label South By Sea and subsequently picked up by RCA later that year, “Problems Problems” was just reissued with singer Marc E. Bassy. It’s been just under year since the act first hit my top 40 with “New Obsession”, which hit #24. Bassy led the band 2AM Club to one top 40 single, “Worry About You” (#22), on my chart in 2010, though he had a top ten Rhythmic radio hit last year with the G-Eazy-assisted “You & Me”.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part Three, 25-11

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

75 songs have come and gone, and now, we’re headed into the top 25 on my Top 100 of 2016. All 25 titles reached the top five at some point during their runs, which deserves a “HandClap” or two. From the U.K. to Canada and back to the U.S., we have a diverse group of acts coming to you in the next 15 songs. So, take the “Adventure Of A Lifetime” and scroll down to see what singles were powerful enough to rank just below the top ten on my year-end survey…

The 2016 chart year encompasses the period of 52 charts from the list dated December 6, 2015 to the list dated November 27, 2016. Peaks provided reflect the highest position reached by the final chart of the survey year. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks stayed in the top 40. 168 songs in total had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 165 that did so in 2015.

25. THE 1975, “The Sound”
Writer(s): The 1975
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

They keep falling short of the top ten on Alternative radio, but this English quartet has five top ten singles on my own survey.

24. PHANTOGRAM, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”
Writer(s): Eric Frederic, Phantogram, Dan Wilson, Edwin Bocage, Alfred Scramuzza
Album: Three
Label: Republic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 21

Though I was familiar with this duo’s music before 2016, this track was their first to make my list. The production is amazing.

23. SERENA RYDER, “Got Your Number”
Writer(s): Todd Clark, Derek A.E. Fuhrmann, Ryder
Album: TBA
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22+

“Stompa” made my top 20 in 2013, but I’m a much bigger fan of this lovely single. It went top ten on Hot AC radio in Canada.

22. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart”
Writer(s): Todd Clark, Hook, Stephen Kozmeniuk
Album: TBA
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23

Todd Clark strikes again! He just knows how to craft an excellent tune. Hook’s been charting in Canada for several years now.

21. ADELE, “Hello”
Writer(s): Adele, Greg Kurstin
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia
Peak: #1 for seven weeks (2015/2016)
Weeks: 19 (25 total, including 2015 weeks)

Yes, it would’ve done better if those six weeks had counted for the 2016 year, but it’s a smash! She has two songs left on here.

20. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “HandClap”
Writer(s): Fitz & The Tantrums, Sam Hollander, Eric Frederic
Album: Fitz & The Tantrums
Label: Elektra/Atlantic
Peak: #3
Weeks: 22

Months after it reached the top five on Alternative radio, the crossover craze has begun for this single. Get your hands ready.

19. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You”
Writer(s): Stefani, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like
Label: Interscope
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22

Stefani’s comeback album gave her three top 40 hits on my personal chart, with this outstanding single becoming the biggest.

18. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Hell No”
Album: It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense
Writer(s): Michaelson, Barry Dean, Luke Laird
Label: Cabin 24/Sony RED
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23

Michaelson touched my top ten once before with 2009’s “Maybe”, but this ear candy was more than just a “maybe” this year.

17. JORDAN FISHER, “All About Us”
Writer(s): Rory Andrew, Jenna Andrews, Dylan Pace-Rodriguez, Francesco Yates
Album: Jordan Fisher (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

Best known for roles in Grease: Live and Teen Beach Movie, Fisher scored with a sensational set (his debut EP) during 2016.

16. THE STRUMBELLAS, “Spirits”
Writer(s): The Strumbellas
Album: Hope
Label: Glassnote
Peak: #2
Weeks: 25

Whether you have “guns” or “dreams” in your head, depending on the version, this Canadian sextet had a nice breakout year.

15. COLDPLAY, “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Writer(s): Coldplay, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 20 (24 total, including 2015 weeks)

The English band scored their seventh huge #1 on my chart this year, a record at the time, but it’s since been passed by Adele.

14. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New”
Writer(s): Rector, David Hodges, Abe Stoklasa
Album: Brand New
Label: Aptly Named/Capitol/Caroline
Peak: #5
Weeks: 25

Rector’s first hit on my chart was a giant, and it certainly had some longevity. Bandmate Cody Fry’s “Go” also hit the top 100.

13. P!NK, “Just Like Fire”
Writer(s): P!nk, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster, Oscar Holter
Album: Alice Through The Looking Glass (Soundtrack)
Label: RCA
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

2016 was another great year for soundtracks. This song gave the pop superstar her third top ten hit from a movie since 2001.

12. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body”
Writer(s): Walk The Moon
Album: Talking Is Hard
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

Three #1 hits, three different calendar years, all from the same album. It’s a rare feat, but a cool one for this great Ohio band.

11. PASSENGER, “Somebody’s Love”
Writer(s): Passenger
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

You know how I love his music so, and the fifth #1 hit on my chart from this English musician was no exception. Great album!

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow, when I reveal the first half of my top ten songs from the list…

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