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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 21, 2004

“Everything” you need to bop to.

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 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 21, 2004…

Debuts:
(none)

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #10 below)

10. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (up 16)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

09. USHER featuring LUDACRIS and LIL’ JON, “Yeah!” (down 4)
Album: Confessions (2004, LaFace/Zomba Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (up 1)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

07. SARAH CONNOR, “Bounce” (up 1)
Album: Sarah Connor (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. NELLY FURTADO, “Try” (up 1)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #6

05. JOHN MAYER, “Clarity” (down 1)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. THE DARKNESS, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (up 2)
Album: Permission To Land (2003, Must Destroy/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Three Days Grace (2003, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

02. SWITCHFOOT, “Meant To Live” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. MAROON 5, “This Love” (steady, seventh week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 4, 2004

All “Love” for these jams.

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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 4, 2004…

Debuts:
37. THE CORRS, “Summer Sunshine”
36. BRANDY featuring KANYE WEST, “Talk About Our Love”
35. SIMPLY RED, “You Make Me Feel Brand New”

Biggest Mover(s):
YELLOWCARD, “Ocean Avenue” (37-24, thirteen spots)

10. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (down 2)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

09. BLINK-182, “I Miss You” (up 2)
Album: Blink-182 (2003, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

08. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Away From The Sun” (up 5)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #8

07. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Red Blooded Woman” (up 5)
Album: Body Language (2004, Parlophone/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. SARAH CONNOR, “Bounce” (steady, second week)
Album: Sarah Connor (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. THE DARKNESS, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (steady, third week)
Album: Permission To Land (2003, Must Destroy/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Three Days Grace (2003, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

02. SWITCHFOOT, “Meant To Live” (steady, sixth week)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. MAROON 5, “This Love” (steady, ninth week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 28, 2004

“Believe” in these hits from 2004.

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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 28, 2004…

Debuts:
38. MARIO WINANS featuring ENYA & P. DIDDY, “I Don’t Wanna Know”
37. YELLOWCARD, “Ocean Avenue”
36. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Take My Breath Away”

Biggest Mover(s):
FINGER ELEVEN, “One Thing” (37-17, twenty spots)

10. JOHN MAYER, “Clarity” (down 5)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. JOEY MCINTYRE, “L.A. Blue” (up 2)
Album: 8:09 (2004, Artemis Records)
Peak: #9

08. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (up 2)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

07. NELLY FURTADO, “Try” (down 1)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #6

06. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (up 2)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. SARAH CONNOR, “Bounce” (up 2)
Album: Sarah Connor (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. THE DARKNESS, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Permission To Land (2003, Must Destroy/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Three Days Grace (2003, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

02. SWITCHFOOT, “Meant To Live” (steady, fifth week)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. MAROON 5, “This Love” (steady, eighth week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 14, 2004

Big "Bounce" into the top ten.

Big “Bounce” into the top ten.

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 the middle of March and take a look at my favorite songs from this week at age 14 in 2004…

Debuts:
40. OUTKAST, “Roses”
39, FINGER ELEVEN, “One Thing”
38. HOOBASTANK, “The Reason”
37. USHER, “Burn”
36. D12, “My Band”
26. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #8 and #9 below)

10. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (down 1)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

09. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (up 8)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. SARAH CONNOR, “Bounce” (up 8)
Album: Sarah Connor (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. NELLY FURTADO, “Try” (up 3)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #6

06. THE DARKNESS, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Permission To Land (2003, Must Destroy/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. USHER featuring LUDACRIS and LIL’ JON, “Yeah!” (steady, second week)
Album: Confessions (2004, LaFace/Zomba Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. JOHN MAYER, “Clarity” (steady, second week)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You” (steady, third week)
Album: Three Days Grace (2003, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

02. SWITCHFOOT, “Meant To Live” (steady, third week)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. MAROON 5, “This Love” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 29, 2004

Aren't they just lovable?

Aren’t they just lovable?

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. I’m pretty sure this is my only personal chart ever that was dated February 29, and it came during the second half of eighth grade. Here’s a look at my top 40 from February 29, 2004:

Debuts:
38. JOEY MCINTYRE, “L.A. Blue”
37. BEYONCÉ, “Naughty Girl”
36. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Sway”
32. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Red Blooded Woman”
24. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me”

Biggest Mover:
3 DOORS DOWN, “Away From The Sun” (40-35) (5 spots)

10. EAMON, “F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)”
No need to censor this description, although this song had a whole lot of editing for it to be played on the radio. More like a novelty song than a serious rap hit, the then 20-year-old spent three weeks at #1 on my top 40, and also topped a number of charts worldwide. The Staten Island native has yet to see another significant release reach the U.S. surveys.

09. THE DARKNESS, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”
These British glam rockers took the U.K. by storm in 2003 with their debut album, Permission To Land. In the fall of that year, “Believe” peaked at #2 on the Singles Chart there, but it took until 2004 to break the band here in the States.  It would climb to #4 on my top 40. They would chart once more in 2005 with “One Way Ticket”, which peaked at #16.

08. JOHN MAYER, “Clarity”
Between “Bigger Than My Body” in the fall of 2003 and “Daughters” in the fall of 2004 came this single, which didn’t receive nearly the amount of play those releases did. Still, it remains one of my favorite releases from Mayer’s Heavier Things. It spent two weeks at #4 on my survey and went top 15 at Hot AC. Sorry, Zedd and Foxes, this “Clarity” rules.

07. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal”
Though the song’s earliest version dates back to 1997, the biggest hit for Amy Lee and the boys on my chart wasn’t out as a single until late 2003. After debuting in October, it spent four weeks at #1, and was a multi-format radio hit during the spring months. The band last charted with a pair of singles in 2011, but are currently on hiatus as of two years ago.

06. USHER featuring LUDACRIS and LIL’ JON, “Yeah!”
It wasn’t intended to be the lead single from Confessions, but once it hit the air, it took off like wildfire. Not only was it his biggest hit ever on the charts, but it also helped the album sell almost 1.1 million copies in its debut frame, his biggest opening to date. It was eventually Diamond. Now a judge on The Voice, new music is expected from the singer this year.

05. JANET JACKSON, “Just A Little While”
Shall we pretend that Nipplegate didn’t happen for a minute? It sure didn’t look that way when it came to my chart. The rise was quick on this one and went out at a pretty rapid rate as well. #5 would be its peak on my top 40, while it would only climb to #45 on the Hot 100. Jackson’s had a few songs bubble under since this, but none have reached my chart.

04. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Toxic”
After “Me Against The Music” quickly burned out at radio in late 2003, a #6 hit on my chart, Jive Records released this as the second single from Spears’s In The Zone album. The result was her first chart-topper at CHR radio since 2000’s “Oops!…  I Did It Again”. On my chart, it went to #2, but it was the biggest song from that era. Take that, Britney Jean.

03. THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You”
With their debut single, the trio from Canada quickly leapt onto the rock charts and also managed to crossover to pop radio in early 2004. This was the peak of “Everything” on my chart, spending six consecutive weeks there, by far their largest single. Lead singer Adam Gontier left the group early last year; they have yet to find a permanent replacement.

02. SWITCHFOOT, “Meant To Live”
Beginning in the late 1990’s, this San Diego band catered to a Christian audience and achieved some minor positions on that album chart. Then, they signed to Columbia and released The Beautiful Letdown in spring 2003. With a new sound intact, the band scored two #1 singles on my chart, this and “Dare You To Move”. They are currently signed to Atlantic.

01. MAROON 5, “This Love”
They formed as the quartet Kara’s Flowers in 1994, but never found the momentum to hit the big time. However, under their current name and lineup, everything’s coming up roses. “Love” was the biggest #1 of the year, spending nine weeks at the top and landing at #1 for 2004. It’s their second longest running chart-topper on my top 40, just behind “Makes Me Wonder”, which spent 11 weeks there in 2007. Adam Levine and the guys continue to deliver the hits to this day.

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