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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 13, 2016

Double “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 two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 13, 2016…

Debuts:
40. DAYA, “Words”
39. JAMES ARTHUR, “Say You Won’t Let Go”
37. KELLY CLARKSON, “It’s Quiet Uptown”

Biggest Mover(s):
LP, “Lost On You” (up 29-21, eight spots)

10. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge” (up 5)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. SAINT MOTEL, “Move” (down 4)
Album: Saintmotelevision (2016, Elektra Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. STING, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” (up 1)
Album: 57th & 9th (2016, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

07. TRAIN, “Play That Song” (up 1)
Album: A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat (2017, Sunken Forest/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Fire Escape” (steady, third week)
Album: Zombies On Broadway (2017, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me” (down 2)
Album: Nobody But Me (2016, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. ONEREPUBLIC, “Kids” (steady, second week)
Album: Oh My My (2016, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. NIALL HORAN, “This Town” (up 4)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts” (steady, second week)
Album: Long Live The Angels (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone” (steady, fourth week)
Album: First Impressions – EP (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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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 100 OF 2017: Part One, 100-61

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. 2017 was certainly a year of considerable change in many different industries: media, politics, etc., and that change was reflected in much of the music that was released this year. In fact, “Never Change” gives a new Irish duo, Picture This, their first song to reach my year-end survey. Luckily, “Love” was still felt throughout the year, featured in the titles of songs from Andy Grammer, John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson and more. “Money” was on the mind of Jack Antonoff from Bleachers, as well as the four guys from Foster The People. You already know that I played songs from Harry Styles and Paramore about a million “Times”, while Lorde and MUNA found “Places” to rest on the survey earlier this year, but where will they “Place” here?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s start the countdown. Check out the first 40 songs on my Top 100 of 2017…

The 2017 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 4, 2016 to the chart dated November 26, 2017. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks charted in the top 40 and top ten. 176 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 168 that did so in 2016.

100. SHEPPARD, “Keep Me Crazy”
Album: Watching The Sky
Label: Republic
Peak: #20

99. LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM & CHRISTINE MCVIE, “In My World”
Album: Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #20

98. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me”
Album: Nobody But Me
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for four weeks (2016 Chart Year)

97. MAROON 5, “Don’t Wanna Know”
Album: Red Pill Blues (Deluxe)
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #10 (2016 Chart Year)

96. THE HEAD AND THE HEART, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Album: TBA
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #13+ (as of 11/26/17)

95. SHAWN HOOK featuring VANESSA HUDGENS, “Reminding Me”
Album: My Side Of Your Story (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #19

94. WRABEL, “Bloodstain”
Album: We Could Be Beautiful (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #19

93. MONDO COZMO, “Automatic”
Album: Plastic Soul
Label: Republic
Peak: #19

92.  ZAYN featuring SIA, “Dusk Till Dawn”
Album: TBA
Label: RCA
Peak: #16

91. JAMES TW, “Please Keep Loving Me”
Album: TBA
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #19

90. PICTURE THIS, “Never Change”
Album: Picture This
Label: Republic
Peak: #17

89. NOAH KAHAN, “Hurt Somebody”
Album: TBA
Label: Republic
Peak: #8+ (as of 11/26/17)

88. SCOTT HELMAN, “PDA”
Album: Hôtel de Ville
Label: Warner Music Canada
Peak: #12+ (as of 11/26/17)

87. THE HEAD AND THE HEART, “All We Ever Knew”
Album: Signs Of Light
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #18

86. LUKAS GRAHAM, “You’re Not There”
Album: Lukas Graham
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #11

85. TAKE THAT, “Giants”
Album: Wonderland
Label: Polydor
Peak: #14

84. CALUM SCOTT, “Dancing On My Own”
Album: Only Human
Label: Capitol
Peak: #9 (2016 Chart Year)

83. STING, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”
Album: 57th & 9th
Label: A&M/Interscope
Peak: #4

82. ROD STEWART featuring DNCE, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
Album: TBA
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

81. SIGRID, “Don’t Kill My Vibe”
Album: Don’t Kill My Vibe (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #16

80. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Fire Escape”
Album: Zombies On Broadway
Label: Crush Music/Vanguard
Peak: #4 (2016 Chart Year)

79. ALEX DA KID featuring X AMBASSADORS & ELLE KING, “Not Easy”
Album: TBA
Label: RCA
Peak: #13

78. MISTERWIVES, “Machine”
Album: Connect The Dots
Label: Republic
Peak: #15

77. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask”
Album: Flicker
Label: Capitol
Peak: #2+ (as of 11/26/17)

76. CHORD OVERSTREET, “Hold On”
Album: TBA
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #14

75. SERENA RYDER, “Electric Love”
Album: Electric Love (EP)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #13

74. OCEAN PARK STANDOFF, “Good News”
Album: Ocean Park Standoff (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #14

73. BASTILLE, “Blame”
Album: Wild World
Label: Capitol
Peak: #14

72. ZEDD & LIAM PAYNE, “Get Low”
Album: TBA
Label: Interscope
Peak: #12

71. GROUPLOVE, “Good Morning”
Album: Big Mess
Label: Canvasback/Atlantic
Peak: #12

70. JP COOPER, “September Song”
Album: Raised Under Grey Skies
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

69. X AMBASSADORS, “Ahead Of Myself”
Album: TBA
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #15

68. U2, “You’re The Best Thing About Me”
Album: Songs Of Experience
Label: Interscope
Peak: #6+ (as of 11/26/17)

67. TAYLOR SWIFT, “…Ready For It?”
Album: reputation
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Peak: #10

66. BON JOVI, “Roller Coaster”
Album: This House Is Not For Sale
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #11

65. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts”
Album: Long Live The Angels
Label: Capitol
Peak: #2 (2016 Chart Year)

64. PRETTYMUCH, “Would You Mind”
Album: TBA
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #10

63. DNCE, “Kissing Strangers”
Album: TBA
Label: Republic
Peak: #9

62. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot”
Album: What If Nothing
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for two weeks (as of 11/26/17)

61. SHAWN MENDES, “Mercy”
Album: Illuminate
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #9

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2017 tomorrow…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 11, 2016

"Town" has the crown.

“Town” has the crown.

DEBUTS
40. Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
38. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
37. Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande – Faith
35. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Martin Luke Brown – Shadow & Light (37)
28. Passenger – Anywhere (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. LP – Lost On You (12) | PEAK: #10
09. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (04) | PEAK: #04
07. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (06) | PEAK: #04
06. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (03) | PEAK: #02
04. Train – Play That Song (07) | PEAK: #04
03. James TW – When You Love Someone (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – This Town (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (3)
2. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (6)
3. Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You (4)
4. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (7)
5. Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake – True Colors (10)
6. DNCE – Truthfully (8)
7. Tyler Hilton – Next To You (-)
8. The Score – Unstoppable (-)
9. Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love (-)
10. MAGIC! – No Regrets (-)

In The Mix:
Alice Merton – No Roots (new)
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away (new)
Britney Spears featuring Tinashe – Slumber Party
Broods – Heartlines (new)
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside
Coldplay – Everglow
James Hersey – Miss You
Lolo – Shine
Måns Zelmerlöw – Glorious
Molly Kate Kestner – Good Die Young (new)
MUNA – I Know A Place (new)
Ricky Reed – Express Myself
Ryan Adams – Do You Still Love Me? (new)
Ryan Corn – The Pressure

Chart Notes:

  • Three years ago this week, the band One Direction scored their first #1 on my chart with “Story Of My Life”. It spent three weeks at #1. Earlier this year, former member ZAYN reached the top spot with “Pillowtalk”. It, too, spent three weeks at #1. So, if this week’s new chart-topper also spends three weeks in the pole position, I guess it wouldn’t be so strange. We’ll see! A solo hit from the band’s Niall Horan is up 2-1, and it’s called “This Town”. Look for a solo album from Horan next year.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third chart single from OneRepublic‘s Oh My My. “Let’s Hurt Tonight” comes in at #35. It heads for Hot AC radio adds on January 9, but it could very well reach the top 50 before its impact date. Leader Ryan Tedder is all over this week’s chart; not only does his group have a second hit in the countdown, “Kids” (holding at #16), but he’s also one of the writers on the song that debuts at #37. You’ll find more information on that single below…
  • One of the notable movie hits on the chart this week is taken from the animated film Sing, which opens on December 21. The legendary Stevie Wonder has his first credited hit on my survey in a collaboration with Ariana Grande. “Faith” comes in at #37. At age 66, Wonder is now one of the oldest performers to ever make my chart, and he’s one of two acts over 60 in the top 40 this week. (Sting, who recently turned 65, has “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” at #8.)
  • On Thursday night, a surprise collaboration from ZAYN and Taylor Swift was quickly spread over social media after Swift posted a picture of the single cover across her various accounts. Their song is “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, and it’s featured in the film Fifty Shades Darker. It’s new at #38. This is Swift’s third single to chart from a movie, following “Eyes Open” (The Hunger Games) and “Today Was A Fairytale” (Valentine’s Day).
  • Finally, at #40, is Tom Chaplin and his first single in the top 40 as a solo act, “Quicksand”. Between 2004 and 2014, he had a series of chart hits with the band Keane, including “Silenced By The Night”, which spent four weeks at the top in 2012. The Wave hit shelves in the U.K. in October, and it’s out in the U.S. on January 13.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 4, 2016

"Someone" new at the top.

Different month, same James.

DEBUTS
40. Bastille – Blame
36. Passenger – Anywhere | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (39)
26. Milky Chance – Cocoon (31)
17. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (23)
11. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (19) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Play That Song (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Niall Horan – This Town (03) | PEAK: #02
01. James TW – When You Love Someone (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tom Chaplin – Quicksand (1)
2. Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande – Faith (3)
3. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (5)
4. Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You (4)
5. Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie (2)
6. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (6)
7. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (7)
8. DNCE – Truthfully (-)
9. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (-)
10. Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake – True Colors (8)

In The Mix:
Britney Spears featuring Tinashe – Slumber Party
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside
Coldplay – Everglow
James Hersey – Miss You
Lolo – Shine
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Måns Zelmerlöw – Glorious
Matt Nathanson – Bill Murray
Olly Murs – Grow Up
Ricky Reed – Express Myself
Ryan Corn – The Pressure
Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love

Chart Notes:

  • On the chart dated June 19, the first singles from the latest albums by Bastille and Passenger debuted on my chart. At #31 was the former group’s “Good Grief”, while the latter singer’s “Somebody’s Love” leaped in at #29. Well, those two acts have a second battle in the works, as their next U.S. radio singles both debut this week, albeit lower than the June entries. Coming in at #36 is Passenger‘s “Anywhere”, which goes for Triple A adds on January 30, while Bastille‘s “Blame” is at #40, and it goes for Alternative adds on January 17. Who will be the winner of round two? Stay tuned.
  • Unconfirmed next singles from DNCE and OneRepublic take their spots in the Next In Line this week, but the two songs in question are already receiving some airplay in several prominent radio markets. Grace VanderWaal and the collaboration from Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande may try for top 40 status next week. We’ll see how they do!
  • For the first time since 2011, it appears there will be no Christmas or other holiday-related songs making the weekly chart. At least it was a good run! The biggest seasonal song to reach my survey during this period was Kelly Clarkson‘s “Underneath The Tree”, which hit #12 in late 2013.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 27, 2016

"Someone" new at the top.

More “Love” to close out the chart year.

DEBUTS
40. Martin Luke Brown – Shadow & Light
39. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Daya – Words (37)
31. Milky Chance – Cocoon (38)
24. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (29)
19. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (27) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (14) | PEAK: #08
07. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Train – Play That Song (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – This Town (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (02) | PEAK: #02
01. James TW – When You Love Someone (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tom Chaplin – Quicksand (1)
2. Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie (4)
3. Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande – Faith (8)
4. Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You (7)
5. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (10)
6. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (9)
7. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (-)
8. Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake – True Colors (-)
9. Lolo – Shine (-)
10. Britney Spears featuring Tinashe – Slumber Party (-)

In The Mix:
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside (new)
Coldplay – Everglow
DNCE – Truthfully (new)
Jacob Whitesides – Focus
James Hersey – Miss You
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Måns Zelmerlöw – Glorious (new)
Matt Nathanson – Bill Murray (new)
matt pond PA – Whoa
Olly Murs – Grow Up
OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (new)
Passenger – When We Were Young
Ricky Reed – Express Myself
Ryan Corn – The Pressure (new)
Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by a newcomer, Minnesota native Julia Brennan. She’s new at #39 with “Inner Demons”. It’s been a big year for Brennan, who recently signed to Columbia Records after her song was aired (and now, added) on KDWB, the influential CHR/Top 40 station in the Minneapolis area. “Demons” has also been spun during specialty programming on SiriusXM station The Pulse.
  • London singer Martin Luke Brown has his fifth top 40 entry on my chart with “Shadow & Light”, illuminating at #40. His biggest chart hit so far is “Nostalgia”, which reached #7. Though he’s back to independent status, Brown continues to make a lot of great (and meaningful) songs.
  • That’s it for the 2016 Chart Year, and what a year it’s been. Check back for more details on my Top 100 of 2016 soon!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 20, 2016

"Someone" new at the top.

“Someone” is still at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Sheppard – We Belong
38. Milky Chance – Cocoon
27. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go (39)
29. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (31)
24. Alex Da Kid featuring X Ambassadors & Elle King – Not Easy (30)
16. LP – Lost On You (21)
14. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Jordan Fisher – Lookin’ Like That (11) | PEAK: #10
09. OneRepublic – Kids (04) | PEAK: #03
08. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Train – Play That Song (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – This Town (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (02) | PEAK: #02
01. James TW – When You Love Someone (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tom Chaplin – Quicksand (8)
2. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (6)
3. Matt Simons – Lose Control (2)
4. Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie (1)
5. Martin Luke Brown – Shadow & Light (10)
6. Nathan Sykes – Famous (4)
7. Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You (9)
8. Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande – Faith (-)
9. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (-)
10. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (-)

In The Mix:
Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake – True Colors (new)
Britney Spears featuring Tinashe – Slumber Party (new)
Capital Cities – Vowels
Coldplay – Everglow
Jacob Whitesides – Focus
James Hersey – Miss You
Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (new)
Lolo – Shine (new)
MAGIC! – No Regrets (new)
matt pond PA – Whoa
Olly Murs – Grow Up
Passenger – When We Were Young
Ricky Reed – Express Myself
Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love

Chart Notes:

  • This week marks a huge return to the countdown for John Mayer, debuting all the way up at #27 with his new single “Love On The Weekend”. His forthcoming album, The Search For Everything, is due next year. Mayer last made my top ten with a single from the album Battle Studies, “Half Of My Heart”, which reached #3. Judging by his high entry this week, I think he’s due for a place in the top ten sometime next month.
  • The German act Milky Chance says “Guten tag” to the top 40 for the third time with “Cocoon”, new at #38. Their latest hit also jumps into the top 40 at Alternative radio this week. Will it reach the heights of their international hit “Stolen Dance” in the new year? Stay tuned!
  • Finally, at #40, is the fifth entry to reach my chart for Sheppard, the four-man, two-woman band from Brisbane, Australia. They’re in with “We Belong”, and no, it’s not a hot Pat Benatar remake. However, it is a great original song, so check it out.

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