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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 28, 2018

Oh, pretty “Woman”.

DEBUTS
40. Lissie – Best Days
39. Mat Kearney – Kings & Queens | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. George Ezra – Paradise (40)
32. River Matthews – Sunshine (37)
30. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
29. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (35)
21. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (26)
(see #7, #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Troye Sivan – My My My! (18) | PEAK: #10 | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks (tie)
09. Walk The Moon – One Foot (07) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Maroon 5 – Wait (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (13) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. The Script – Arms Open (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Sheppard – Coming Home (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (05) | PEAK: #03
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (1)
2. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (4)
3. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (3)
4. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (6)
5. Jack & Jack – Beg (5)
6. Sting & Shaggy – Don’t Make Me Wait (-)
7. Bülow – Not A Love Song (10)
8. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (8)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (9)
10. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Girlfriend (new)
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier
Jeremy Loops – Waves
Justin Timberlake – Supplies
Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton – Say Something (new)
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl (new)
The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree
Toto – Spanish Sea

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the eighth top 40 hit for singer and songwriter Mat Kearney. “Kings & Queens” enters at #39 on the countdown, which you can currently find on a self-titled EP, but will also be included on his forthcoming album titled CRAZYTALK. Of his eight chart entries, two have gone as high as #2: 2007’s “Nothing Left To Lose” and 2015’s “Heartbeat”. The only other entry this week, coming in at #40, is Lissie‘s “Best Days”. It’s her first time on my personal chart. Nearly ten years ago, in February 2008, an unrelated song with the same title spent three weeks at the top for Graham Colton, which remains his biggest release to date on my top 40.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 21, 2018

When a man loves a “Woman”.

DEBUTS
40. George Ezra – Paradise
39. Milck – Quiet
38. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely
37. River Matthews – Sunshine
36. Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy
35. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Dua Lipa – IDGAF (38)
26. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (34)
18. Troye Sivan – My My My! (30) | BIGGEST MOVER
13. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (19)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Wait (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – World Gone Mad (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Walk The Moon – One Foot (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Sheppard – Coming Home (07) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – Arms Open (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (3)
2. Mat Kearney – Kings & Queens (-)
3. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (6)
4. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (-)
5. Jack & Jack – Beg (10)
6. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (-)
7. Lissie – Best Days (-)
8. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (-)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (9)
10. Bülow – Not A Love Song (-)

In The Mix:
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier (new)
Hundred Handed – Too Good
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
Jeremy Loops – Waves
Justin Timberlake – Supplies (new)
Sugarland – Still The Same
The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy (new)
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree (new)
Toto – Spanish Sea (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After another successful Women’s March across the country, I can’t think of a better choice than a single called “Woman” to be named my top song this week. Kesha and The Dap-Kings Horns bolt from 5-1 in their sixth week on my chart, giving Kesha’s most recent album, Rainbow, a second consecutive #1 hit. “Praying”, the lead single from it, spent four weeks at the top last year. The leader of the Dap-Kings, the lovely Sharon Jones, passed away in November 2016. “Woman” goes for adds at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio this week, though it already appears in the top 50 at both formats. I’m rooting for it!
  • Yes, there are a massive six debuts on this week’s chart! It’s always exciting to have a busy week like this one, especially with all the great music since the top of the year. Two of the six are by artists who have reached #1 on my chart: Kelly Clarkson and “I Don’t Think About You”, the highest entry at #35, as well as Jukebox The Ghost and “Everybody’s Lonely”, at #38. Another two of the six are by acts who have at least one top five song: Blue October and “I Hope You’re Happy”, bowing at #36, as well as George Ezra and “Paradise”, new at #40. Finally, we have two newcomers in the bunch: River Matthews and “Sunshine”, checking in at #37, as well as Milck and “Quiet”, which tip-toes in at #39. Phew! That was a mouthful. The next few weeks should be very interesting for all of these future radio singles, the majority of which impact at the Hot AC or Triple A formats sometime later this month or early next month. Stay tuned!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 14, 2018

The door to the top swings “Open”.

DEBUTS
38. Dua Lipa – IDGAF
30. Troye Sivan – My My My! | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (39)
24. Justin Timberlake – Filthy (34)
19. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Maroon 5 – Wait (23)
(see #5 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (06) | PEAK: #05
08. Bastille – World Gone Mad (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Sheppard – Coming Home (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (11) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – One Foot (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (04) | PEAK: #02
01. The Script – Arms Open (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. River Matthews – Sunshine (1)
2. Milck – Quiet (5)
3. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (4)
4. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (2)
5. Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy (10)
6. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (6)
7. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (7)
8. Flagship – Midnight (3)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (9)
10. Jack & Jack – Beg (-)

In The Mix:
Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (new)
Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (new)
Hundred Handed – Too Good
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
Jeremy Loops – Waves
Sugarland – Still The Same

Chart Notes:

  • Big congrats to Irish trio The Script, who score their seventh #1 hit on my chart with “Arms Open”, up from 3-1. This entry follows “Rain”, which stalled at #2 for four weeks last year. (Both singles are from the album Freedom Child, which debuted at #1 on the charts in Ireland, Scotland and the U.K. in September.) “Arms” is the act’s 12th top ten song in a row, a massive run that began in 2009 with “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”, which would eventually spend eight weeks at #1 that spring.
  • Two chart-topping artists have the two debuts on this week’s chart, starting with a high one from Troye Sivan and “My My My!”, which flies in at #30. Two years ago, Sivan’s “Youth” spent three weeks at #1, which was followed by a #6 follow-up in “Wild”, featuring Alessia Cara. Meanwhile, entering at #38, the follow-up to recent two-week chart-topper “New Rules” is ready to slay the competition. Dua Lipa‘s latest single is titled “IDGAF”, but you should GAF about her endless pop bops.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 7, 2018

“Too” weeks, one hit.

DEBUTS
39. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You
34. Justin Timberlake – Filthy
31. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
23. Maroon 5 – Wait (28)
14. James Arthur – Naked (19)
11. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (17) | BIGGEST MOVER — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – World Gone Mad (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Scott Helman – PDA (07) | PEAK: #07
08. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (06) | PEAK: #03
07. Sheppard – Coming Home (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (08) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (04) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – Arms Open (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Walk The Moon – One Foot (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. River Matthews – Sunshine (2)
2. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (1)
3. Flagship – Midnight (3)
4. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (6)
5. Milck – Quiet (-)
6. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (7)
7. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (5)
8. Sugarland – Still The Same (8)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (-)
10. Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy (-)

In The Mix:
Dua Lipa – IDGAF (new)
Hundred Handed – Too Good
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
Jeremy Loops – Waves (new)
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • It was a big first week of 2018 for new music by top artists, from lead singles and remixes to soundtrack cuts, and they’re all very much reflected in the countdown this week. Leading the festivities, at #31, is a remix of “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and one of 2017’s hottest newcomers, Cardi B. The original version of the hit, recorded by just Mars, first appeared on his 2016 album 24K Magic. Justin Timberlake also bounces in with this week’s #34 track, “Filthy”. Just ahead of his performance at the Super Bowl, the superstar is out with his forthcoming album Man Of The Woods, due February 2. Finally, climbing in at #39, is another collaboration, this entry from Liam Payne and Rita Ora. “For You” is the first track to be released from the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Freed, which opens in theaters on February 9. (Gee, that’s a whole lot of f-words. Luckily, all of them are clean!)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 31, 2017

He knows this spot all “Too” well.

DEBUTS
39. John Splithoff – Sing To You
37. Serena Ryder – Ice Age | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Tom Walker – Leave A Light On (39)
31. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way (36)
28. Maroon 5 – Wait (34)
17. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (38) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
14. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – World Gone Mad (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Sheppard – Coming Home (13) | PEAK: #09
08. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Scott Helman – PDA (09) | PEAK: #07
06. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (03) | PEAK: #03
05. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (06) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – Arms Open (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (1)
2. River Matthews – Sunshine (7)
3. Flagship – Midnight (4)
4. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (3)
5. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (5)
6. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (-)
7. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (9)
8. Sugarland – Still The Same (10)
9. Olivia Holt – Generous (-)
10. New Politics – Color Green (-)

In The Mix:
Hundred Handed – Too Good (new)
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking (new)
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (new)
Milck – Quiet (new)

Chart Notes:

  • A huge congrats to Niall Horan, who scores his third solo chart-topper in a row with “Too Much To Ask”, moving 2-1 after a long run of five weeks in the runner-up position. Horan previously scored #1 hits with “This Town” and “Slow Hands”, the latter of which was recently named the top title on my Top 100 of 2017. (It spent seven weeks at the top in July and August.) Meanwhile, three new songs jump into the top ten this week, all by international acts: Calum Scott (up 11-8 with “You Are The Reason”) and Bastille (up 12-10 with “World Gone Mad”) come from England, and Sheppard (up 13-9 with “Coming Home”) formed in Australia. Get out your pop passports — Adam’s Top 40 is taking over the world. Maybe.
  • A pair of new songs launch into the top 40 at the end of this calendar year, with Serena Ryder‘s “Ice Age” (#37) and John Splithoff‘s “Sing To You” (#39) breaking into the countdown. For Ryder, her latest single is the third one to be issued from the album Utopia, which also provided us with 2016’s “Got Your Number” (#2) and 2017’s “Electric Love” (#13). Newcomer Splithoff and “Sing” actually appeared on a list I compiled at the end of 2016 as one of the top 30 independent tracks of that year. (Of course, if you know my work with Train Tracks, I gave the song its first airplay in May 2016.) The single impacts at Hot AC radio on January 22 via Asylum Records.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 3, 2017

“One” thing leads to another.

DEBUTS
40. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes
39. Fall Out Boy – Hold Me Tight Or Don’t | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (37)
27. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game (32)
23. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Sheppard – Coming Home (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Script – Arms Open (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #06
07. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – New Rules (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (03) | PEAK: #02
02. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (2)
2. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (1)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (5)
4. Why Don’t We – These Girls (7)
5. James Arthur – Naked (-)
6. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way (-)
7. Us The Duo – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (10)
8. Jon McLaughlin – Christmas Time Is Here (But You’re Not) (-)
9. Serena Ryder – Ice Age (-)
10. 98 Degrees – Season Of Love (-)

In The Mix:
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Dashboard Confessional – We Fight
Flagship – Midnight
Hanson – Finally It’s Christmas
Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (new)
Louis Tomlinson – Miss You (new)
Mainland – I Found God
Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds
Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (new)
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Tom Walker – Leave A Light On (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a good week for Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons on my personal chart, as the former’s “Hold Me Tight Or Don’t” debuts at #39, while the latter’s “Whatever It Takes” enters at #40. Both cuts are third singles from their respective albums: Fall Out Boy’s M A N I A is due out January 19, and Imagine Dragons’ ƎVOLVE got to #2 on the Billboard 200 last summer. On the most recent radio update, “Tight” becomes the tenth top 40 hit on the Hot AC survey for the former act, and “Takes” will become the tenth top 40 hit on the Alternative chart for the latter band next week. (Gee, the similarities are striking!)
  • Just two weeks until my Top 100 of 2017! Global songs from Julia Michaels, Kesha, Niall Horan and Shawn Mendes are all in the mix, and a whole lot more. Check back from December 18-22 for the final results!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 26, 2017

Keep on Walkin’.

DEBUTS
40. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire
39. Kelly Clarkson – Christmas Eve
37. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason
36. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (39)
32. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game (37)
27. Sheppard – Coming Home (34)
26. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears (32)
20. Bastille – World Gone Mad (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? (10) | PEAK: #10
09. P!nk – What About Us (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (06) | PEAK: #06
06. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – New Rules (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (04) | PEAK: #02
02. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (2)
2. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (3)
3. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (1)
4. Fall Out Boy – Hold Me Tight Or Don’t (10)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (9)
6. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (-)
7. Why Don’t We – These Girls (8)
8. Loote – Out Of My Head (5)
9. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (7)
10. Us The Duo – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (-)

In The Mix:
98 Degrees – Season Of Love (new)
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Brandi Carlile – The Joke (new)
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Dashboard Confessional – We Fight (new)
Flagship – Midnight
Hanson – Finally It’s Christmas (new)
Jon McLaughlin – Christmas Time Is Here (But You’re Not) (new)
Mainland – I Found God
Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Serena Ryder – Ice Age

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a very Hot AC post-Thanksgiving countdown this week, with four debuts by artists who have all charted at the format. A regular on that list is pop superstar P!nk, scoring the Highest Debut at #36 with the title track from her #1 album Beautiful Trauma. It’s the follow-up to “What About Us”, which spent three weeks at the top and now ranks at #9 on my top 40. “You Are The Reason” marks the second chart entry for English performer Calum Scott, launching at #37. His “Dancing On My Own”, a cover of the Robyn song, reached #24 on the Hot AC survey earlier this year, while also peaking at #9 on my list in November and December 2016. (It’s his sole U.S. single to date.)
  • The first seasonal title to chart this year bows at #39. Kelly Clarkson‘s “Christmas Eve” is already in the top ten on the AC list, which shouldn’t be too surprising. Clarkson’s last holiday song to make my top 40 was 2013’s “Underneath The Tree”, a #12 hit that December. “Love So Soft” is still in the top ten on the Hot AC chart, while it climbs back up a notch to #3 on my own survey. Finally, at #40, is the third chart single for Gavin James, “Hearts On Fire”. His “Bitter Pill” missed the top 40 at the format in 2015, though it was in the top 50 for several weeks. (It spent two weeks at #7 here.) “Hearts” has some early airplay at a handful of stations.
  • Yes, Adam’s Top 100 of 2017 officially begins on December 18! It’s a week-long event, and there will be plenty of great tunes in the mix. Tell a friend! (Or not.)

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