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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 8, 2011

Grabbin’ spots in the top ten.

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 May 8, 2011…

Debuts:
39. KEVIN HAMMOND, “Broken Down”
38. TRAIN, “Save Me, San Francisco”
36. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Just A Kiss”

Biggest Mover(s):
TAYLOR SWIFT, “The Story Of Us” (40-32, eight spots)

10. MATT NATHANSON, “Faster” (up 4)
Album: Modern Love (2011, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “MoneyGrabber” (up 3)
Album: Pickin’ Up The Pieces (2010, Dangerbird Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. DURAN DURAN, “All You Need Is Now” (down 4)
Album: All You Need Is Now (2010, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

06. MAROON 5, “Never Gonna Leave This Bed” (up 2)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #5

05. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Do” (up 2)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. PARACHUTE, “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)” (up 1)
Album: The Way It Was (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. JESSIE J featuring B.O.B, “Price Tag” (steady, third week)
Album: Who You Are (2011, Lava/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

02. THE BAND PERRY, “If I Die Young” (steady, second week)
Album: The Band Perry (2010, Republic Nashville Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. JASON ALDEAN featuring KELLY CLARKSON, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (steady, third week)
Album: My Kinda Party (2010, Broken Bow Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 21, 2018

Is he “Granted” permission to the top?

Will you cross the bridge to musical memories with us this Friday? There are plenty of big releases in the mix. These are the notable digital and physical releases hitting the market today:

JOSH GROBAN – Bridges (iTunes)
Groban’s new album, his first since 2015, is boosted by the radio single “Granted”, which is flying towards the top ten on the AC list. With three #1 albums since 2004 and several other top ten titles in the nearly 17 years he’s been charting, this set should easily take a seat in the upper region of the list.

MACHINE GUN KELLY – BINGE (iTunes)
Featuring the explosive single “Rap Devil”, which hit #1 on iTunes and is sticking around the top five, Kelly’s latest set should excite his fanbase. Given the album’s large streaming potential, it’s likely to become his third top five entry on the Billboard 200 chart.

Notable albums out this week: AJR‘s The Click (Deluxe Edition) (iTunes), BROCKHAMPTON‘s iridescence (iTunes), Christine & The Queens‘s Chris (iTunes), Macy Gray‘s Ruby (iTunes), Metric‘s Art Of Doubt (iTunes), Prince‘s Piano & A Microphone (1983) (iTunes), St. Lucia‘s Hyperion (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Bright Light Bright Light‘s Tough Love (iTunes), French Montana‘s No Stylist (iTunes), Mahalia‘s Seasons (iTunes), Noah Cyrus‘s Good Cry (iTunes), The Band Perry‘s Coordinates (iTunes), The Neighbourhood‘s Ever Changing (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Song With No Name”, Norah Jones (iTunes)
“All I Am (Acoustic)”, Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“All That Acid”, Mickey Kojak (iTunes)
“Back Together”, Loote (iTunes)
“Backin’ It Up”, Pardison Fontaine featuring Cardi B (iTunes)
“Beyond (Live)”, Leon Bridges featuring Luke Combs (iTunes)
“Bottled Up”, Dinah Jane featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“California Snow”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Dear Yessie”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Do You Think About Me (Wideboys Remix)”, Captain Cuts & Zookëper featuring Georgia Ku (iTunes)
“Do You Wanna Get Lucky”, Daniel Powter (iTunes)
“Emoji”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Fake It”, Prince Fox (iTunes)
“Falling Down”, Lil Peep & XXXTentacion (iTunes)
“False Confidence”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Focus (Yaeji Remix)”, Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Give A Little (Mokita & Goldhouse Remix)”, Maggie Rogers (iTunes)
“Gold Rush (Mansionair Remix)”, Death Cab For Cutie (iTunes)
“Grace”, Lewis Capaldi (iTunes)
“Grace”, Rod Stewart (iTunes)
“Guiding Light”, Mumford & Sons (iTunes)
“Havana (Live)”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Head Above Water”, Avril Lavigne (iTunes)
“Here Comes The Change”, Kesha (iTunes)
“I Wish You Were Here”, HRVY (iTunes)
“I’m With You (Single Edit)”, Vance Joy (iTunes)
“I’ve Been Waiting”, Briston Maroney (iTunes)
“Imaginary Friend”, (iTunes)
“It’s Not This”, Bearson featuring Lemaitre & Josh Pan (iTunes)
“Last Summer”, Johnny Orlando (iTunes)
“Let You Love Me”, Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Little Things”, Allie X (iTunes)
“Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter”, Ingrid Michaelson (iTunes)
“Losing My Mind”, Betcha (iTunes)
“Lover, Leaver”, Greta Van Fleet (iTunes)
“Made It Out Alright”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Naturally Pretty Girls”, Elle King (iTunes)
“One Of Us”, Cher (iTunes)
“Outstanding”, Lido (iTunes)
“Radar”, Whethan featuring HONNE (iTunes)
“Rare”, Ruth B. (iTunes)
“Run To Me”, Causes (iTunes)
“Say It Back”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“She Knows”, NAWAS (iTunes)
“Signs”, Starley (iTunes)
“Snatching It Back”, Kid Rock (iTunes)
“Stranger”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“Thinking 2 Much”, Jeremy Zucker (iTunes)
“This Feeling”, The Chainsmokers featuring Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“TOOGOODTOBETRUE”, Gallant featuring Sufjan Stevens and Rebecca Sugar (iTunes)
“Two Punks In Love”, bülow (iTunes)
“Venice Bitch”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“When Bad Does Good”, Chris Cornell (iTunes)
“Zero”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from CherKanye West, Logic 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 40 FLASHBACK: April 17, 2011

How well did they

“Something” about these bops…

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 17, 2011…

Debuts:
40. OWL CITY, “Alligator Sky”
39. BC JEAN, “I’ll Survive You”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE CARS, “Sad Song” (27-20, seven spots)

10. SARA BAREILLES, “Uncharted” (up 3)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #10

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

08. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Do” (up 1)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. THE BAND PERRY, “If I Die Young” (steady, second week)
Album: The Band Perry (2010, Republic Nashville Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. PARACHUTE, “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)” (up 2)
Album: The Way It Was (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. JESSIE J featuring B.O.B, “Price Tag” (steady, second week)
Album: Who You Are (2011, Lava/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

04. PINK, “F**kin’ Perfect” (down 2)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (steady, second week)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

02. JASON ALDEAN featuring KELLY CLARKSON, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (up 2)
Album: My Kinda Party (2010, Broken Bow Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. DURAN DURAN, “All You Need Is Now” (steady, second week)
Album: All You Need Is Now (2010, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 10, 2011

The "Price" is right.

The “Price” is right.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 10, 2011…

Debuts:
40. THREE DAYS GRACE, “Lost In You”
39. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Arms”
38. SELENA GOMEZ & THE SCENE, “Who Says”

Biggest Mover(s):
HANSON, “Give A Little” (34-29)
THE CARS, “Sad Song” (32-27)
FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “MoneyGrabber” (22-17, five spots)

10. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “What The Hell” (down 3)
Album: Goodbye Lullaby (2011, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Do” (up 1)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. PARACHUTE, “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)” (up 1)
Album: The Way It Was (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. THE BAND PERRY, “If I Die Young” (up 1)
Album: The Band Perry (2010, Republic Nashville Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

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

05. JESSIE J featuring B.O.B, “Price Tag” (up 1)
Album: Who You Are (2011, Lava/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

04. JASON ALDEAN featuring KELLY CLARKSON, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (steady, fourth week)
Album: My Kinda Party (2010, Broken Bow Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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

02. PINK, “F**kin’ Perfect” (down 1)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. DURAN DURAN, “All You Need Is Now” (up 2)
Album: All You Need Is Now (2010, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 24, 2011

How well did they "Do"?

How well did they “Do”?

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to my junior year of college and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2011…

Debuts:
40. MAT KEARNEY, “Hey Mama”
39. PLAIN WHITE T’s, “Boomerang”

Biggest Mover(s):
BC JEAN, “I’ll Survive You” (39-32, up 7 spots)

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

09. MARTIN SOLVEIG featuring DRAGONETTE, “Hello” (up 4)
Album: Smash (2011, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Do” (steady, second week)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. PINK, “F**kin’ Perfect” (down 3)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (down 3)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

05. PARACHUTE, “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)” (up 1)
Album: The Way It Was (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. THE BAND PERRY, “If I Die Young” (up 3)
Album: The Band Perry (2010, Republic Nashville Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. JESSIE J featuring B.O.B, “Price Tag” (up 2)
Album: Who You Are (2011, Lava/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

02. DURAN DURAN, “All You Need Is Now” (down 1)
Album: All You Need Is Now (2010, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. JASON ALDEAN featuring KELLY CLARKSON, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (up 1)
Album: My Kinda Party (2010, Broken Bow Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 27, 2011

From D to J.

From D to J – place your (alpha)bets.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. 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 go back to Junior Year of college, when I was studying hard during the day and fundraising on the telephone at night. Meanwhile, here’s what was happening on my chart dated March 27, 2011:

Debuts:
40. ONEREPUBLIC, “Good Life”
39. LIFEHOUSE, “Falling In”
38. HANSON, “Give A Little”
36. THE CARS, “Sad Song”

Biggest Mover:
BRITNEY SPEARS, “Till The World Ends” (31-23) (8 spots)

10. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Do”
The daughter of Fleetwood Mac producer Ken Caillat was making some moves with this sweet single. “Do” led Caillat’s third album All Of You and landed her a fourth top 40 hit on the Hot 100. On my chart, it was her fifth to go top ten. She last charted in early 2014 with “Hold On”, which quickly faded away. No plans have surfaced for a followup release yet.

09. PARACHUTE, “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)”
Third time was the charm for this Virginia act, who previously charted in 2009 with “She Is Love” and “Under Control”. The leadoff single from The Way It Is climbed to #1 for three weeks and remains their biggest single to date. Their most recent album, 2013’s Overnight, didn’t place any singles on my survey. They’re currently touring with Gavin DeGraw.

08. THE BAND PERRY, “If I Die Young”
After “Hip To My Heart” became a minor single on the Country radio chart in early 2010, this Tennessee trio of talented siblings (say that five times fast) got a little musically morbid with this depressing ditty. However, the single impressed a few different audiences and crossed over to CHR radio. “Young” climbed to #2 on my top 40 and spent two weeks there.

07. JESSIE J featuring B.O.B, “Price Tag”
Her days of judging The Voice in the U.K. may be over, but the British singer is going back to what made her a star in the first place. Her second European single became her first song to rank on my chart. “Tag” peaked at #2, her biggest single on my top 40. She’s currently featured on the collaboration “Calling All Hearts” with DJ Cassidy and Robin Thicke.

06. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “What The Hell”
The name of her album was Goodbye Lullaby, and while Lavigne said goodbye to RCA after the release of this album, she certainly wasn’t done on the charts. She last made my top 40 a year ago with “Here’s To Never Growing Up”, which came close to a top ten peak, reaching #13. After touring South America, she’s opening for the Backstreet Boys this summer.

05. DURAN DURAN, “All You Need Is Now”
Nearly three decades after first hitting the Hot 100, the band from Birmingham, then recording as a quartet, was on the verge of scoring their first #1 on my chart since 2005’s “What Happens Tomorrow”, which became my top single of that year. “Now” was co-written by producer Mark Ronson. Is there anything new coming from the group in 2014? We’ll see.

04. JASON ALDEAN featuring KELLY CLARKSON, “Don’t You Wanna Stay”
Coming off a run of two weeks at #1 on the Country chart, “Stay” was crossing over to the mainstream airwaves, and was about to start its first of four weeks at the top of my own chart. It was one of the biggest duets of 2011. Clarkson remains a chart mainstay and while Aldean continues to regularly rank on Country radio, he hasn’t entered my survey since this.

03. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep”
The last time I featured 2011 on the Flashback, this single was “rolling” its way up to six frames in the #1 spot. However, even musical miracle workers can’t rest at the top forever, and thus, it was holding at #3 and on its way down. What can I say that hasn’t been said about 21 and all the support for it and its singles? It was the kind of era we may never see again.

02. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up”
One of the worst records I can think of when it comes to the charts is possessing the single that spends the most weeks at #2 without ever hitting #1. Well, Grammer holds it on my survey with this song, which spent eight weeks knocking on the door to the top, only to leave empty-handed. Luckily, he’s recovered very nicely with three consecutive top five singles.

01. PINK, “F**kin’ Perfect”
Spending a second week in a row at the top was this pop anthem, the first #1 for the singer on my top 40 since 2008’s “So What”. “Perfect” was the second of two songs released from Greatest Hits… So Far!!!, which has been certified Platinum in the States. I guess that proves she’s not just an acrobat in concert; she can really swing on those spectacular successes. The colorful chanteuse last charted last fall with “Walk Of Shame”, a single exclusive to Australia that missed my top 20.

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The Next Class Of Country Crossovers: Five Formidable Favorites

It took them a little time to fully embrace the digital era, but more and more Country fans are responding to their favorite acts on iTunes and other digital retailers to the point where those acts are on equal footing with dance, rock and pop singers and bands in single sales. Thus, record labels are promoting their rosters beyond the Country format, similar to the boom we saw about 30-35 years ago. What’s next in the world of crossover records? How many can hit at one time? Here are some recent Country songs and a few that are still building that I think could make an impact on a wider level by the end of the year:

Hitting the top again.

Hitting the top “Again”.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD – “See You Again”
PEAK: #4+

Former American Idol winner Underwood is still racking up the hits on Country chart, which is surprising to a grand total of no one. “Again” is her 18th top 5 song at the format and was certified Gold not too long ago. It will likely be one of her last releases from this era, seeing that it is the fourth single. Pop radio should’ve latched onto title track and second single “Blown Away” earlier this era, but it would likely do nothing with this song. However, an AC release could result in another top ten single for her. It’s light and the message is relatable, plus it can probably be released there in its original form. There’s no real risk in doing so.

Time is "Wasting" away.

Time is “Wasting” away.

CASSADEE POPE – “Wasting All These Tears”
PEAK: #34+

The season 3 winner of NBC’s The Voice is about to release her debut solo album, Frame By Frame, on October 8. With a CMT reality series in the works to coincide with the release of that album and an opening spot on tour with the group Rascal Flatts, she has a lot of things going right for her. A crossover hit may be the icing on the cake. Her former group Hey Monday never got the chance to break out at pop radio even if they did pick up a little bit of airplay. Pope’s fan base was capable of getting “Tears” as high as #3 on iTunes during its debut week; there’s absolutely a strong connection there from all shades of music fans.

He wants what he wants.

Wild and “Crazy” Kid.

HUNTER HAYES – “I Want Crazy”
PEAK: #1 for one week

Hayes skyrocketed to the top of the Country chart with “Wanted” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and now his latest makes it three in a row. Not bad for a guy who turns 22 next month. His latest single at Country radio is a new version of “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” with Jason Mraz, and while Mraz is a pop artist, this song isn’t meant to go to mainstream radio. “Crazy”, however, has a youthful energy and playfulness about it that should connect. He has a chance considering “Wanted” only crossed over six months ago. I would highly encourage label Atlantic to get behind a full crossover for it with a nice little remix.

Can you "Dig" it?

Not so one and “Done.”

THE BAND PERRY – “Done.”
PEAK: #1 for one week

The family band topped the Country chart with this single for a week in July, becoming their fourth song to pull off the trick. The first single from their album Pioneer,”Better Dig Two”, was supposed to see an adds date at pop radio in April. However, Republic decided to put all of their chips behind a remix of Florida-Georgia Line‘s “Cruise” with Nelly and ended up a with a huge summer single, which ultimately meant that “Dig” was pulled from the schedule. It was sad, but they can make it all better by releasing “Done.” It’s not a ballad like their signature song, “If I Die Young”, and you can just go out and pump your fists to it.

It grows like this.

It grows like this.

THOMAS RHETT – “It Goes Like This”
PEAK: #16+

Rhett is the son of Country musician Rhett Atkins, best known for his 1996 #1 “Don’t Get Me Started”. The 23-year-old charted two songs on Country radio last year, but “Goes” is his first song looking to make a run at the top. Despite being #16 on those airwaves thus far, he’s already up to #23 on iTunes. Only two other Country single releases are above him, which is outstanding for someone so new. He’s young and his song can be mixed with some pop-driven guitars against that already understated beat. I see it being a moderate AC/Hot AC hit, similar to the Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson duet, “Don’t You Wanna Stay”.

Which of these five singles do you think would make the next best Country crossover? Is there one not listed on here that you think could school them all? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media sites.

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