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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 16, 2011

Flooding the charts with hits.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 16, 2011…

Debuts:
40. MIRANDA COSGROVE, “Dancing Crazy”
36. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Hold It Against Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
AVRIL LAVIGNE, “What The Hell” (36-32)
SARA BAREILLES, “Uncharted” (33-29, four spots)
(see #8 below)

10. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (up 1)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

09. THE SCRIPT, “For The First Time” (down 4)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #3

08. TAKE THAT, “The Flood” (up 4)
Album: Progress (2010, Polydor Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. TRAIN, “Marry Me” (up 3)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

06. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (down 3)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

05. LEE DEWYZE, “Sweet Serendipity” (up 1)
Album: Live It Up (2010, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (up 3)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World” (up 1)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Records Nashville)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “Firework” (steady, third week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five 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 November 23, 2018

Fall in “Love” this Thanksgiving.

Pass the turkey, stuffing and the new albums… it might be a slow date, but these are the notable digital and physical releases out this Friday:

RITA ORA – Phoenix (iTunes)
Ora has largely struggled with a U.S. audience; her latest radio single, “Let You Love Me”, is charting below the top 40 at Top 40 radio. Still, as one of the bigger titles this week, it could attain a decent debut on the Billboard 200 list.

Notable albums out this week: Amy Macdonald‘s Woman Of The World: The Best Of 2007-2018 (iTunes), Chic‘s The Chic Organization: 1977-1979 (iTunes), Cliff Richard‘s Rise Up (iTunes), Take That‘s Odyssey (iTunes), William Beckmann‘s Outskirts Of Town (iTunes), 10 Years Of Mom+Pop (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Hunter Hayes‘s This Christmas (iTunes), Ward Davis‘s Asunder (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1999 (Michael Calfan Remix)”, Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“Ballers And Skaters”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Bite My Tongue”, Sam Bluer (iTunes)
“Body”, Glowie featuring Saweetie (iTunes)
“Business”, Call Me Loop (iTunes)
“Cheering For Me Now”, John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda (iTunes)
“Come Out And Play”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Control”, Feder featuring Bryce Vine & Dan Caplen (iTunes)
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, Brett Eldredge (iTunes)
“Don’t Call Me Back”, LA WOMEN (iTunes)
“Friends”, Jai Waetford (iTunes)
“Gold & Blue”, Van Bellman (iTunes)
“Goodbye (R3HAB Remix)”, Jason Derulo x David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj & Willy William (iTunes)
“It Is What It Is”, RuthAnne (iTunes)
“Kelly”, Kelly Rowland (iTunes)
“LA On A Saturday Night (Acoustic)”, Hearts & Colors (iTunes)
“Lay Your Worry Down (Acoustic Version)”, Milow featuring Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Leave Me Lonely”, Hilltop Hoods (iTunes)
“Mine”, VINCINT (iTunes)
“New Crowned King”, Cody Simpson (iTunes)
“Not At Peace”, Ria Mae (iTunes)
“On The 5 (RAC Remix)”, Winnetka Bowling League (iTunes)
“Perfect To Me (Back N Fourth Remix)”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Piano Man (BBC Live)”, Tom Odell (iTunes)
“Polaroid (Acoustic)”, Jonas Blue, Liam Payne & Lennon Stella (iTunes)
“Reel It In (Remix)”, Aminé featuring Gucci Mane (iTunes)
“Run In The Rain (Acoustic)”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Solitude”, JXN (iTunes)
“Stand Out Fit In”, ONE OK ROCK (iTunes)
“Stuck In The Middle”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Sundress”, A$AP Rocky (iTunes)
“Testify”, Jamie Lawson (iTunes)
“Thursday (Acoustic)”, Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Use Me”, Shaggy (iTunes)
“Vámonos”, Kris Kross Amsterdam, Ally Brooke & Messiah (iTunes)
“When We Were Young”, M-Phazes featuring Luke Steele (iTunes)
“Zombie Bastards”, Weezer (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Alessia Cara, Clean Bandit, The 1975 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 March 24, 2017

That’s just Who she is.

Though it’s unlikely that anyone will top Drake this week, unless there’s some secret release just waiting to drop, we do have several fun albums in the mix, as well as some familiar names. Let’s check out all the action right here:

BETTY WHO – The Valley (iTunes)
This pop paradise is ready for some playlist action, and you’ll certainly find some cuts from it on our own playlist below! Her remake of “I Love You Always Forever” hit the top ten in Australia last year, and instant grats like “Human Touch” and “Mama Say” are great slices of what’s sure to be an enjoyable effort. We’re hoping it ends up somewhere in the top 50.

MIKE WILL MADE-IT – Ransom 2 (iTunes)
Producer/songwriter Michael Williams II has created some of the biggest Urban records so far this decade, and for his debut album, he’s bringing out the big names: among them, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Rae Sremmurd. Expect a solid week ahead for it.

RAELYNN – WildHorse (iTunes)
This is the former The Voice contestant’s first full-length set, though she did get out an EP during the time at her former record label in 2015. The current single from it, “Love Triangle”, is approaching the top 30 on the Country radio chart.

More albums out this week: Colton Dixon‘s Identity (iTunes), James Blunt‘s The Afterlove (iTunes), Mansionz‘s Mansionz (iTunes), Paul McCartney‘s Flowers In The Dirt (Special Edition) (iTunes), RuPaul‘s American (iTunes), Take That‘s Wonderland (iTunes), Trey Songz‘s Tremaine (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Boyce Avenue‘s Cover Sessions, Vol. 4 (iTunes), Delta Rae‘s A Long And Happy Life (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“50,000” and “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” (Dave Audé Remixes), Sting (iTunes)
“Chainsmoking”, Jacob Banks (iTunes)
“Cold (Hot Shade & Mike Perry Remix)”, Maroon 5 featuring Future (iTunes)
“Deliverance”, Rationale (iTunes)
“Dreams”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“Focus”, Life Of Dillon featuring L. Marshall (iTunes)
“High”, Sir Sly (iTunes)
“Hold It Down”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“How Can I Explain”, CAFUNÉ (iTunes)
“I Miss You (Acoustic)”, Grey featuring Bahari (iTunes)
“Issues (Acoustic)”, Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Just A Feeling”, Phantoms featuring Vérité (iTunes)
“Last Young Renegade”, All Time Low (iTunes)
“Let Go” and “More Of Me”, Natasha Bedingfield (iTunes)
“Light Up Your Body”, David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Long Way Back”, Sheryl Crow (iTunes)
“Make It Work”, NAWAS (iTunes)
“Mo Bounce”, Iggy Azalea (iTunes)
“Older Now”, 888 (iTunes)
“Speak To A Girl”, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (iTunes)
“Still Got Time”, ZAYN featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR (iTunes)
“The Heart Part 4”, Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Truth Is A Beautiful Thing”, London Grammar (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Bob Dylan, MercyMeNelly Furtado and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 12, 2017

Finding their "Place" at the top.

In the “Know”.

DEBUTS
40. Ruth B. – Superficial Love
38. Wrabel – Bloodstain | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (37)
26. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (31)
22. Take That – Giants (27)
21. Lorde – Green Light (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Maroon 5 – Cold (22)
16. James TW – Ex (21)
(see #9)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Imagine Dragons – Believer (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Julia Michaels – Issues (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Daniel Powter – Delicious (06) | PEAK: #05
05. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
04. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (03) | PEAK: #02
01. MUNA – I Know A Place (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (1)
2. Skip Marley – Lions (4)
3. Bea Miller – Song Like You (8)
4. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (6)
5. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (7)
6. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (-)
7. Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (-)
8. New Politics – One Of Us (-)
9. Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On (-)
10. Sheppard – Keep Me Crazy (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Celine Dion – How Does A Moment Last Forever (new)
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy (new)
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights
Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger (new)
Saint Motel – Born Again (new)
Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe (new)
Stargate featuring P!nk and Sia – Waterfall (new)
Steps – Scared Of The Dark (new)
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This

Chart Notes:

  • In 2016, Wrabel scored my #1 song of the year with “11 Blocks”, which spent five weeks at the top. This week, he’s back with his first chart entry of 2017, “Bloodstain”. It’s new at #38. The track made its radio debut on WIAD-FM in Washington, DC a few weeks ago, though it hasn’t been commercially available (to download or stream) until this past Friday. Will the 28-year-old singer make it two years in a row with the top song on my annual listing? This one’s just getting started, so stay tuned!
  • With her follow-up to “Lost Boy”, Ruth B. has her second top 40 single with “Superficial Love”, entering at #40. Of course, you’ll remember that “Lost” started out on Vine, led to her major-label contract and a #10 entry on my personal chart. It just so happens that “Superficial” also began on the service before becoming a tune on her EP The Intro in 2015. A new version is now available, and you can hear it on a handful of Hot AC stations.
  • There’s a lot of action beneath the chart this week, as a number of new tracks enter the Next In Line and In The Mix sections. Two New bands, who aren’t actually new acts, could debut quicker than the ones listed; they are New Kids On The Block and New Politics. You may also want to look out for Bea Miller‘s latest single, which takes a nice jump as well. Where will they land? Check back on Sunday to find out!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 5, 2017

Finding their "Place" at the top.

Finding their “Place” at the top.

DEBUTS
40. The Band Perry – Stay In The Dark
38. MisterWives – Machine
37. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man
32. Lorde – Green Light | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Take That – Giants (33)
22. Maroon 5 – Cold (28)
14. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (21)
(see #5)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (11) | PEAK: #10
09. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Julia Michaels – Issues (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (04) | PEAK: #03
06. Daniel Powter – Delicious (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (06) | PEAK: #03
02. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. MUNA – I Know A Place (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (2)
2. Skip Marley – Lions (4)
3. Wrabel – Bloodstain (10)
4. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (1)
5. Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic (3)
6. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
7. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (6)
8. Bea Miller – Song Like You (-)
9. Ruth B – Superficial Love (-)
10. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (7)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights
Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On
Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (new)
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This

Chart Notes:

  • Josette Maskin, Katie Gavin and Naomi McPherson make up the trio MUNA, and they lead my chart with the week’s new #1 song, “I Know A Place”. It’s up 3-1. It’s taken from the album About U, which is one of my favorite sets of 2017 so far. “Place” recently climbed into the top 50 on the Hot AC format, where it continues to gain in spins from about a dozen stations. How long will the ladies stay at the top? Stay tuned!
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to 20-year-old singer and songwriter Lorde, debuting at #32 with “Green Light”. It’s the first single from her forthcoming album Melodrama. We’ll see if the New Zealand performer zooms toward the top spot in a few weeks. The first act from the country to reach #1 on my list was Daniel Bedingfield, who spent three weeks there with “Gotta Get Thru This” in 2002.
  • He’s already on the chart with “Love On The Weekend”, and now, John Mayer enters the top 40 at #37 with “Still Feel Like Your Man”. It’s the first single from Wave Two of The Search For Everything, which is due in its entirety on April 14. Well, I may have to give up bread for a period around that time, but I sure hope he delivers some tasty new tunes…
  • Just below Mayer’s new hit are debuting records from MisterWives (“Machine”, #38) and The Band Perry (“Stay In The Dark”, #40) that look to make some moves up the chart through the spring. The former song is at Alternative radio later this month, while the latter entry went for Hot AC adds about a week ago.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 15, 2009

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Sobering chart stats and more.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 15, 2009…

Debuts:
40. SIMPLY RED, “Go Now”

Biggest Movers:
RYAN STAR, “Last Train Home” (39-30, nine spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (up 5)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

09. KAISER CHIEFS, “Good Days Bad Days” (up 1)
Album: Off With Their Heads (2008, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #8

08. TAKE THAT, “Greatest Day” (down 3)
Album: The Circus (2008, Polydor Records – U.K.)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

07. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus” (steady, second week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (up 3)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (down 1)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. PINK, “Sober” (up 2)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (up 1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three 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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 15, 2015

A new "High" for Andrew.

“High” atop the chart.

DEBUTS
40. Lipstick Gypsy – The Cure
39. The Score – Oh My Love
38. Secret Weapons – Something New
37. Tori Kelly – Hollow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece (35)
25. Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night (34)
21. Gwen Stefani – Used To Love You (26)
12. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (29) | BIGGEST MOVER
09. The 1975 – Love Me (14)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (11) | PEAK: #10
09. The 1975 – Love Me (14) | PEAK: #09
08. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. BANNERS – Shine A Light (08) | PEAK: #08
06. Years & Years – Desire (03) | PEAK: #02
05. One Direction – Drag Me Down (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Adele – Hello (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Front Bottoms – HELP (3)
2. Matt Woods – Blue Skies (4)
3. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (-)
4. Duran Duran – What Are The Chances (-)
5. Carly Rae Jepsen – Your Type (10)
6. Marianas Trench – One Love (-)
7. Train – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (-)
8. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away (-)
9. Band Of Merrymakers featuring Natasha Bedingfield – Wishlist (-)
10. Lukas Graham – 7 Years (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew Ripp – Hole In My Heart
AudioDamn! – Radar (new)
Ben Haenow featuring Kelly Clarkson – Second Hand Heart
BØRNS – 10,000 Emerald Pools
Bronze Radio Return – Light Me Up
Causes – To The River
Elton John – Looking Up
Hippo Campus – South
HØØNCH – Top
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Marc Broussard – Almost Christmas (new)
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline
Nathan Sykes – Over And Over Again
Olly Murs – Kiss Me
Phoebe Ryan – Mine
Royal Wood – Long Way Out
Ruen Brothers – Aces
SafetySuit – Looking Up
St. Lucia – Dancing On Glass
The All-American Rejects – There’s A Place
Tor Miller – Carter & Cash
Train – Merry Christmas Everybody (new)
Transviolet – New Bohemia (new)
X Ambassadors – Unsteady
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut at #37 is the sole entry by an act that isn’t new to the countdown. 22-year-old singer and writer Tori Kelly is back with a new single called “Hollow”, her third song to make it onto my survey. It’s set to be included on a reissue of Kelly’s album of earlier this year, Unbreakable Smile, which debuted and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 list and went top ten in several other countries. By the way, her previous two hits were “Nobody Love” (#6 for two weeks) and “Should’ve Been Us” (#13).
  • If you listened to Pat Monahan’s Train Tracks show this weekend, then you heard the #38 entry this week receive a spin. It also finds itself at 875,000 streams and climbing on Spotify. (Watch out for the million mark real soon.) The song is called “Something New” and the act is Secret Weapons, one of three duos to debut and one of five overall in the top 40. You’ll be able to see the two guys opening for A Great Big World and Nate Ruess this week as they play Montreal, New York City and more.
  • I first wrote about the #39 debut on this week’s chart back in January. Now, I imagine you’re saying, “Adam, seriously, it’s November. Why wait so long?” I’m glad you asked. When I heard The Score‘s “Oh My Love” was headed to Hot AC radio after an adds date at Alternative was mysteriously pulled, not that it would’ve done anything there, I knew that I had to get back on it and give it an official run on my chart. So, here we are. Hope you feel the “Love” too.
  • Our final debut of the week at #40 is from new duo Lipstick Gypsy and their song “The Cure”. They are Chris Liggio and John Thomas, and they recently appeared on the Today Show as a part of a new act feature with syndicated morning radio host Elvis Duran. Their track is currently being played on both CHR and Hot AC stations, while another cut, “Infatuation”, is just under the Urban chart.

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