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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (April 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 April in this month’s Radio Report:

BLEACHERS – “Don’t Take The Money” (RCA, April 4 – Alternative)
Album: Everybody Lost Somebody (2017)
Past ALT History: Jack Antonoff’s popular project has stormed the top five on the Alternative chart with two tracks: “I Wanna Get Better” (#1, one week) and “Rollercoaster” (#3). With a strong start over the past few days, I expect this release to join them soon.

COIN – “I Don’t Wanna Dance” (Columbia, April 4 – Alternative)
Album: How Will You Know If You Never Try (2017)
Past ALT History: This Nashville group’s breakout hit, “Talk Too Much”, talked its way up to #8 earlier this year. Despite the slow run of that song, the band now has some momentum ahead of their album release later this month. We’ll see how this tune moves.

HEY VIOLET – “Break My Heart” (Caroline, April 4 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: The California group, previously known as Cherri Bomb, reached a peak of #18 earlier this year with “Guys My Age”. Their label, also responsible for Ben Rector’s “Brand New” (#26) from last summer, doesn’t have much pull on the pop side.

MIKE POSNER – “In The Arms Of A Stranger” (Island/Republic, April 4 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: At Night. Alone. (2016)
Past CHR History: Posner has eight top 50 appearances to date, half failing to reach the top 40. However, his 2016 comeback will be remembered as one of the most impressive of the decade, with a remix of “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” spending two weeks at the top.

OLIVIA HOLT – “History” (Hollywood, April 4 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: Olivia (EP) (2016)
Past CHR History: This is Holt’s first track to impact here. Is another classic top 30 brick wall in the works for Hollywood’s latest? Considering the results of other pop acts on their roster, like Jordan Fisher, Sabrina Carpenter and Shawn Hook, it could happen.

JAMES TW – “Ex” (Island/Republic, April 10 – Hot AC)
Album: TBA
Past HAC History: I was really rooting for his ballad “When You Love Someone”, which spent seven weeks atop my personal chart in 2016, when it was at the format. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be, just edging into the top 30. I’m hoping this has a nice run.

RUTH B – “Superficial Love” (Columbia, April 10 – Hot AC)
Album: Safe Haven (2017)
Past HAC History: From Vine star to radio star, the Canadian singer and songwriter’s “Lost Boy” got found in the top ten, peaking at #6 last year. There’s been an unusually long amount of time between the two singles at Hot AC. How will it affect the chart run?

SIGRID – “Don’t Kill My Vibe” (Island/Republic, April 11 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: This Norwegian performer is headed to U.S. radio for the first time, and her debut single is already a sales and streaming hit in her home country. We’ll see if the newcomer can match the heights of a-ha and their #1 from 1985, “Take On Me”.

TINASHE – “Flame” (RCA, April 11 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: While not yet a prominent name on the CHR airwaves, this performer has achieved some success at the format in the last few years, including the #20 hit “2 On” in 2014. Plus, who doesn’t love an artist promoting her new song on a fire truck?

LANY – “ILYSB” (Interscope, April 17 – Hot AC)
Album: Make Out (EP) (2015)
Past HAC History: If you’re a happenin’ hipster in the SoundCloud universe, you’re probably wondering why a track from 2014 is headed to radio. Honestly, I am too, but it’s nice to see this California trio is finally getting their first shot at some notable airplay.

THE 1975 – “A Change Of Heart” (Interscope, April 18 – Alternative)
Album: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (2016)
Past ALT History: The four guys from Manchester must’ve been pretty frustrated seeing song after song of theirs miss the top ten at the format, so they did something about it. “Somebody Else”, their fifth top 40 single here, took its time and reached a #3 peak.

YOUNGR – “Out Of My System” (Island/Republic, April 25 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: What happens when the kid of Kid Creole takes on the playground we call Alternative radio? Format newcomer Dario Darnell is out to prove that his single is a wonderful thing, baby. This song’s been around for a year, but it still sounds fresh.

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: May 22, 2016

Firing up the top spot.

A fiery four-week run for Barns.

DEBUTS
40. Gwen Stefani – Misery
39. Parachute – Without You
37. Coldplay – Up&Up | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. American Authors – What We Live For (38)
27. OneRepublic – Wherever I Go (36)
20. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (30) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (26)
18. Goo Goo Dolls – So Alive (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Daya – Sit Still, Look Pretty (11) | PEAK: #10
09. The 1975 – The Sound (05) | PEAK: #03
08. BANNERS – Start A Riot (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Zayn – Pillowtalk (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (10) | PEAK: #06
05. P!nk – Just Like Fire (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (03) | PEAK: #03
02. The Strumbellas – Spirits (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Barns Courtney – Fire (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. MUNA – Loudspeaker (2)
2. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (Don’t You Cry For Me) (6)
3. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (4)
4. Frankie – New Obsession (10)
5. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (7)
6. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (9)
7. LÉON – Tired Of Talking (-)
8. AudioDamn! – Don’t Call Me When It’s Over (-)
9. Sara Hartman – Satellite (-)
10. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (-)

In The Mix:
A Great Big World – Won’t Stop Running (new)
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Garbage – Empty
Greyson Chance – Back On The Wall
Haley Reinhart – Better
Justin Klump – Loved You Good
Max Jury – Beg & Crawl
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dark Necessities
Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon
Tom Odell – Magnetised
Tyler Glenn – Trash

Chart Notes:

  • Coldplay have a split single on their hands to follow their hit “Adventure Of A Lifetime”, a two-week #1 on my survey. The run for “Hymn For The Weekend” is just beginning at a few mainstream formats, but I’m on Team “Up&Up”, which lands a nice debut in the Alternative top 40 this week. It’s also my Highest Debut, coming in at #37. All three songs are featured on the A Head Full Of Dreams album, which hit #2 on the Billboard 200 last year.
  • The Virginia group called Parachute has accumulated five chart hits on my top 40, four as a quintet and one as a trio. The sixth entry for them is their second as a trio, and it’s titled “Without You”. It’s new at #39 this week. Interestingly, there’s a second radio single by a trio called The Rua of the same name, both at Hot AC radio and both being promoted by the very same marketing group. Seeing double yet?
  • Finally, at #40, is the third top 40 hit from Gwen Stefani‘s This Is What The Truth Feels Like album. It’s “Misery”, which is not a hot Soul Asylum or Maroon 5 cover. It goes for adds at Hot AC radio on Monday. Stefani has two singles on this week’s chart, with “Make Me Like You” (#2) heading downward.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 15, 2016

Firing up the top spot.

Quite the Barns burner.

DEBUTS
38. American Authors – What We Live For
36. OneRepublic – Wherever I Go | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Zayn – Like I Would (40)
30. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (38)
26. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (36)
15. Bahari – Dancing On The Sun (20)
10. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (26) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (26) | PEAK: #10
09. BANNERS – Start A Riot (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (04) | PEAK: #02
07. P!nk – Just Like Fire (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Zayn – Pillowtalk (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. The 1975 – The Sound (03) | PEAK: #03
04. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (06) | PEAK: #03
02. The Strumbellas – Spirits (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Barns Courtney – Fire (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Parachute – Without You (1)
2. MUNA – Loudspeaker (2)
3. Coldplay – Up&Up (3)
4. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (4)
5. Gwen Stefani – Misery (5)
6. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (8)
7. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (9)
8. Haley Reinhart – Better (7)
9. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (10)
10. Frankie – New Obsession (-)

In The Mix:
AudioDamn! – Don’t Call Me When It’s Over
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Garbage – Empty
Greyson Chance – Back On The Wall
Justin Klump – Loved You Good
LÉON – Tired Of Talking (new)
Max Jury – Beg & Crawl
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dark Necessities
Sara Hartman – Satellite (new)
Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
The Rebel Light – Strangers
The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (new)
Tom Odell – Magnetised
Tyler Glenn – Trash
X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (new)

Chart Notes:

  • When you’re hot, you’re hot! After climbing aboard at #26 last week, Justin Timberlake rockets to #10 with “Can’t Stop The Feeling”, featured in the upcoming animated film Trolls. The international hit is one of three songs from the movies in the top ten. (For those of you keeping score, Barns Courtney‘s “Fire” (Burnt) and P!nk‘s “Just Like Fire” (Alice Through The Looking Glass) are the other two.) That two-week run into the top ten matches the run for Adele‘s “Hello” six months ago, but that song jumped 25-10 for a gain of 15 notches.
  • OneRepublic‘s “Wherever I Go” is the Highest Debut on this week’s chart, coming in at #36. It’s the first single from their forthcoming album, due later this year. You’ll probably see and hear a lot of this song beginning on Tuesday. That’s when a music video for it premieres, the band performs it on The Voice and it debuts in a beer commercial. Pretty busy day!
  • The other new song in this week’s chart is “What We Live For”, the fifth top 40 single for American Authors. It enters at #38. It’s also the title of their sophomore album, which is due to be released on July 1. “Live” is the third single to be issued from the set; the others were “Go Big Or Go Home” (#4) and “Pride” (#10).

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 8, 2016

Firing up the top spot.

Barns keeps the blaze going.

DEBUTS
40. Zayn – Like I Would
38. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No
36. Jordan Fisher – All About Us
26. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
25. Goo Goo Dolls – So Alive (31)
24. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Bahari – Dancing On The Sun (25)
18. Chris Ayer – On The Blvd (23)
10. P!nk – Just Like Fire (17)
07. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (14)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – Just Like Fire (17) | PEAK: #10
09. BANNERS – Start A Riot (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (14) | PEAK: #07
06. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Zayn – Pillowtalk (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (02) | PEAK: #02
03. The 1975 – The Sound (04) | PEAK: #03
02. The Strumbellas – Spirits (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Barns Courtney – Fire (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Parachute – Without You (2)
2. MUNA – Loudspeaker (3)
3. Coldplay – Up&Up (6)
4. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (4)
5. Gwen Stefani – Misery (7)
6. American Authors – What We Live For (-)
7. Haley Reinhart – Better (8)
8. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (-)
9. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (-)
10. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (-)

In The Mix:
Andy Black – We Don’t Have To Dance
AudioDamn! – Don’t Call Me When It’s Over (new)
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Finish Ticket – Color
Frankie – New Obsession (new)
Garbage – Empty
Greyson Chance – Back On The Wall (new)
Justin Klump – Loved You Good
Max Jury – Beg & Crawl
Paper Route – Laugh About It
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dark Necessities (new)
Rooney – My Heart Beats 4 U
Sawyer Fredericks – Take It All
Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots (new)
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Rebel Light – Strangers
Tom Odell – Magnetised
Tyler Glenn – Trash

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut, and a very high one at that, comes in at #26. Justin Timberlake is back on my personal chart with that single everyone is talking about, “Can’t Stop The Feeling”, featured in the upcoming animated film Trolls. It’s had a huge lead on iTunes since it came out, and several million streams across various services. Will it be crowned the Song Of The Summer for 2016? We’ll see soon.
  • New at #36 is the first top 40 entry for Jordan Fisher, best known for his recent appearance on Grease: Live and several roles in Disney Channel shows and films. “All About Us” goes for adds at CHR/Top 40 radio in about five weeks, but it’s on a number of monitored stations already. I’m expecting big things for the song over the summer.
  • Two years ago, New York singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson just missed my top ten (#12) with “Girls Chase Boys”. At #38 this week, she’s back in the chase with the lovable “Hell No”, the leadoff single from It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense. A release date hasn’t been set for the album yet.
  • Finally, in at #40, is the second top 40 solo single for Zayn. “Like I Would” follows closely behind “Pillowtalk”, a recent #1 on my chart for three weeks. Both singles are found on Mind Of Mine, but “Like” is only available on the deluxe edition.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 1, 2016

Firing up the top spot.

Firing up the top spot.

DEBUTS
(none)

TOP GAINERS
34. Ellie Goulding – Army (39)
32. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (37)
17. P!nk – Just Like Fire (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
14. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (24) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
07. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. BANNERS – Start A Riot (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Tryon – Somebody To Love Me (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Troye Sivan – Youth (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. The Strumbellas – Spirits (08) | PEAK: #05
04. The 1975 – The Sound (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Zayn – Pillowtalk (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Barns Courtney – Fire (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (5)
2. Parachute – Without You (3)
3. MUNA – Loudspeaker (6)
4. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (4)
5. Anderson East – Devil In Me (1)
6. Coldplay – Up&Up (7)
7. Gwen Stefani – Misery (9)
8. Haley Reinhart – Better (8)
9. Zayn – Like I Would (-)
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (-)

In The Mix:
American Authors – What We Live For (new)
Andy Black – We Don’t Have To Dance
Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (new)
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Finish Ticket – Color
Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (new)
Garbage – Empty
Justin Klump – Loved You Good (new)
Kris Allen – Waves
Låpsley – Love Is Blind
Max Jury – Beg & Crawl (new)
Paper Route – Laugh About It
Rooney – My Heart Beats 4 U
Sawyer Fredericks – Take It All
St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Rebel Light – Strangers
Tom Odell – Magnetised
Tyler Glenn – Trash (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Newcomer Barns Courtney lands the new #1 song on my chart this week with “Fire”. It’s taken from the forthcoming EP titled Hands, due out May 27. The English singer was born in Ipswich, and is now based in London. Titles containing “fire” within them appear pretty regularly on the countdown, but this is the first song simply called “Fire” to ever make my chart. (Of course, songs with the title by bands like the Ohio Players, the Pointer Sisters and The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown were massive national hits decades ago.)
  • Despite a change at the top, there isn’t much change down below it. The two singles tied for the Biggest Mover last week? It remains a tie this week for P!nk‘s “Just Like Fire” (27-17) and Adele‘s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (24-14), both up an impressive ten notches. No debut song from last week moves up more than five spots. Plus, there are no new entries at all this week. Don’t worry, there will be some nice turnover by the next update, so stay tuned for what happens!
  • Misc. chart notes: Fitz & The Tantrums earn their fifth top ten in a row on my chart, as “HandClap” advances 12-7. It’s a single from their forthcoming self-titled album, due June 10. DNCE scrub up another three spots (22-19) to grab a second top 20 hit in “Toothbrush”. It follows “Cake By The Ocean”, which went to #4. Newcomer Jordan Fisher, who played the role of Doody in Grease: Live, looks chartbound next week as the #1 Next In Line with “All About Us”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 24, 2016

Make it Zayn.

Zayn and simple.

DEBUTS
40. Broods – Free
39. Ellie Goulding – Army
37. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend

TOP GAINERS
27. P!nk – Just Like Fire (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. Nick Fradiani – Get You Home (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. BANNERS – Start A Riot (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Tryon – Somebody To Love Me (09) | PEAK: #09
08. The Strumbellas – Spirits (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Taylor Swift – New Romantics (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Troye Sivan – Youth (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. The 1975 – The Sound (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
03. Barns Courtney – Fire (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Zayn – Pillowtalk (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anderson East – Devil In Me (1)
2. Matt Nathanson – Giants (3)
3. Parachute – Without You (6)
4. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (8)
5. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (-)
6. MUNA – Loudspeaker (-)
7. Coldplay – Up&Up (-)
8. Haley Reinhart – Better (9)
9. Gwen Stefani – Misery (-)
10. Oh Wonder – Lose It (10)

In The Mix:
Andy Black – We Don’t Have To Dance
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Finish Ticket – Color
Garbage – Empty (new)
Kris Allen – Waves
Låpsley – Love Is Blind
Paper Route – Laugh About It
Rooney – My Heart Beats 4 U (new)
Sawyer Fredericks – Take It All
St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man (new)
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Rebel Light – Strangers (new)
The Rubens – Hoops
Tom Odell – Magnetised
Zayn – Like I Would

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is a new single from Canadian sisters Tegan and Sara Quin. “Boyfriend” is already soaring up the radio listings in their home country, and it comes in at #37 on my own chart. In 2007, the two girls scored their biggest hit on my chart with “Back In Your Head”, which went to #12. Will this track from Love You To Death stay alive and get its time in the top ten? Stay tuned!
  • Following “On My Mind” (#2) and “Something In The Way You Move” (#10) is Ellie Goulding‘s newest single, “Army”, a debut at #39 this week. “Army” previously made the top 40 in Scotland and the United Kingdom, and now, it’s looking at a nice run on the pop airwaves here in the States. Goulding has a number of U.S. tour dates in May and June.
  • Finally, the New Zealand act called Broods debuts this week with “Free”. It’s the first single from their forthcoming album Conscious. Entering at #40, this isn’t the first time “Free” has appeared as a title on my chart. In 2001, it hit the top ten for Mya, and in 2012, it was a minor top 40 entry for Haley Reinhart.
  • The late Prince bubbled under my chart several times, but never quite made it in. However, covers of his material by acts like Jordan Knight (1999) and Alicia Keys (2002) did break my top 40. Still, we salute this great musician and all of his superb albums and songs over the many decades of his career.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 17, 2016

Make it Zayn.

Joy and Zayn.

DEBUTS
40. Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence
39. Goo Goo Dolls – So Alive
37. P!nk – Just Like Fire
35. MAGIC! featuring Sean Paul – Lay You Down Easy
34. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Bahari – Dancing On The Sun (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
29. Chris Ayer – On The Blvd (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. DNCE – Toothbrush (29)
14. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Strumbellas – Spirits (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Tryon – Somebody To Love Me (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – New Romantics (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Ben Rector – Brand New (05) | PEAK: #05
06. The 1975 – The Sound (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Troye Sivan – Youth (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Barns Courtney – Fire (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Zayn – Pillowtalk (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anderson East – Devil In Me (1)
2. Ellie Goulding – Army (3)
3. Matt Nathanson – Giants (4)
4. The Score – On And On (2)
5. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (-)
6. Parachute – Without You (9)
7. Broods – Free (-)
8. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (-)
9. Haley Reinhart – Better (-)
10. Oh Wonder – Lose It (-)

In The Mix:
Andy Black – We Don’t Have To Dance
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Coldplay – Up&Up (new)
Finish Ticket – Color
Gwen Stefani – Misery (new)
Jordan Fisher – All About Us (new)
Kris Allen – Waves
Låpsley – Love Is Blind
MUNA – Loudspeaker (new)
Paper Route – Laugh About It
Sawyer Fredericks – Take It All
St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (new)
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Rubens – Hoops
Tom Odell – Magnetised (new)
Zayn – Like I Would (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Forget the endless weeks of seeing two debuts on my usual update: it’s a spring cleaning week on my personal chart, as five new songs hop aboard the survey. The highest of the five entries is “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”, new at #34 for a singer I’ve never heard of before… do you know Adele? No? She must be a music industry secret. Jokes aside, “Love” isn’t officially confirmed as the third single from 25, but it has seen some key spins at a couple of big Hot AC stations during the last tracking week. Can it become her third chart-topper in a row from the album on my chart? Stay tuned.
  • From the forthcoming motion picture Alice Through The Looking Glass, P!nk is back on the countdown with a new one at #37. “Just Like Fire” is, well, on fire at radio thanks to sponsored airplay on stations owned by iHeartMedia, and is blazing in the top ten on iTunes. The singer has been a part of movie hits before, like her feature on “Lady Marmalade” in 2001, as well as “Feel Good Time” in 2003. (Moulin Rouge‘s “Lady” spent five weeks at #1, while “Feel” from Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle reached #7.)
  • A decade ago, even five years ago, if you had asked me about Disturbed ever reaching my chart, I would’ve laughed. Now, the band gets their first entry on here. Who knew? Their cover of “The Sound Of Silence” is an unexpected crossover hit in the making. At #40, “Sound” is the first #1 at Active Rock radio to reach my chart since Shinedown‘s “Second Chance”. It peaked at #2 in 2009 on both the weekly and year-end chart.
  • More chart notes: MAGIC!‘s fourth top 40 hit is new at #35 this week. “Lay You Down Easy” features Sean Paul. “Rude” remains their biggest single on my chart, a #2 hit in 2014. The Goo Goo Dolls feel “So Alive” with their debut at #39. It’s the band’s first entry in three years, and leads Boxes, out May 6. Two future summer songs from Bahari and Chris Ayer tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, both up eight.

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