Tag Archives: The Knocks

Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 14, 2021

Licensed to chill at #1.

DEBUTS
38. Imagine Dragons – Follow You
37. Ashe & FINNEAS – Till Forever Falls Apart | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Maroon 5 – Beautiful Mistakes (32)
08. JESSIA – I’m Not Pretty (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – All About You (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Taylor Swift featuring HAIM – No Body, No Crime (10) | PEAK: #09
08. JESSIA – I’m Not Pretty (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Chris Cornell – Watching The Wheels (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ed Sheeran – Afterglow (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Tones And I – Fly Away (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift – Willow (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. MisterWives – Superbloom (5)
2. Joy Oladokun – Breathe Again (1)
3. The Band CAMINO – 1 Last Cigarette (7)
4. Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together (6)
5. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (9)
6. Silk City & Ellie Goulding – New Love (2)
7. Dean Lewis – Falling Up (-)
8. January Jane – Versions Of You (-)
9. James Newman – Embers (-)
10. Zak Abel – Be Kind (-)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – If I Didn’t Have You (new)
Gwen Stefani – Slow Clap (new)
James Arthur – Medicine
Maisie Peters – John Hughes Movie
Nick Jonas – Spaceman
Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo remains strong and steady at the top for a fourth consecutive week on my personal chart with “Driver’s License”, as Silk Sonic (the current project from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) moves up a very soulful 12 notches to #28 with this week’s Biggest Mover, “Leave The Door Open”. This week’s Highest Debut comes from another pair of collaborators: Ashe and FINNEAS, who debut at #37 with “Till Forever Falls Apart”. One notch lower, Imagine Dragons return with a preview of their upcoming album in “Follow You”, a new entry at #38.

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more chart coverage and commentary.

Leave a comment

Filed under Personal Charts

Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 28, 2021

Still got the drive.

DEBUTS
40. The Strumbellas – Greatest Enemy
39. P!nk & Willow Sage Hart – Cover Me In Sunshine | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Conan Gray – Overdrive (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Dua Lipa – We’re Good (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Swift featuring HAIM – No Body, No Crime (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa – Prisoner (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Chris Cornell – Watching The Wheels (07) | PEAK: #07
06. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – All About You (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Taylor Swift – Willow (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Tones And I – Fly Away (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Afterglow (03) | PEAK: #02
02. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Joy Oladokun – Breathe Again (1)
2. Mike Posner featuring Stanaj & Yung Bae – Momma Always Told Me (5)
3. Silk City & Ellie Goulding – New Love (3)
4. MisterWives – Superbloom (9)
5. Joshua Bassett – Lie Lie Lie (6)
6. Shawn Hook – Take Me Home (7)
7. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (10)
8. Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together (-)
9. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (-)
10. The Band CAMINO – 1 Last Cigarette (-)

In The Mix:
Maisie Peters – John Hughes Movie (new)
Moon Taxi – Say
Nick Jonas – Spaceman (new)
Zak Abel – Be Kind (new)
Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo scores a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Driver’s License”, her very first entry to date. The track climbs to #1 on this weekend’s Top 40 radio update, while also remaining atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. One of last week’s debuts from Conan Gray is now the Biggest Mover this time around, as “Overdrive” lifts from 40-34. P!nk and her 9-year-old daughter Willow Sage Hart have the Highest Debut of the week at #39 with “Cover Me In Sunshine”, which is beginning to pick up some airplay at the Hot AC format in both the U.S. and Canada, while The Strumbellas enter at #40 with the CanCon-approved “Greatest Enemy”.

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more chart coverage and commentary.

Leave a comment

Filed under Personal Charts

Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 21, 2021

Driven to reach the top.

DEBUTS
40. Conan Gray – Overdrive
39. Anson Seabra – Walked Through Hell | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
22. Dua Lipa – We’re Good (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Jessia – I’m Not Pretty (22)
14. JP Saxe & Maren Morris – Line By Line (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Reintroduce Myself (09) | PEAK: #09
08. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – All About You (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Chris Cornell – Watching The Wheels (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Willow (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa – Prisoner (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Afterglow (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Tones And I – Fly Away (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Joy Oladokun – Breathe Again (3)
2. Smith & Thell – Radioactive Rain (1)
3. Silk City & Ellie Goulding – New Love (4)
4. P!nk & Willow Sage Hart – Cover Me In Sunshine (10)
5. Mike Posner featuring Stanaj & Yung Bae – Momma Always Told Me (5)
6. Joshua Bassett – Lie Lie Lie (6)
7. Shawn Hook – Take Me Home (9)
8. Ant Clemons featuring Justin Timberlake – Better Days (7)
9. MisterWives – Superbloom (-)
10. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (-)

In The Mix:
Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together (new)
Meduza featuring Dermot Kennedy – Paradise
Moon Taxi – Say
The Strumbellas – Greatest Enemy (new)
Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo claims her first #1 song on my personal chart with “Driver’s License”, rising from 3-1. It’s already topped the Billboard Hot 100 survey and looks to be one of the early favorites for the best-performing single of the year. Dua Lipa blasts from 34-22 with this week’s Biggest Mover in the countdown, “We’re Good”. Newcomer Anson Seabra has the Highest Debut at #39 with “Walked Through Hell”, as a new song from Conan Gray sneaks in at #40. “Overdrive” is his third top 40 entry to date.

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more chart coverage and commentary.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers

Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 14, 2021

Still learning to “Fly”.

DEBUTS
40. Serena Ryder – Better Now
38. Daya – Bad Girl
34. Dua Lipa – We’re Good | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato – What Other People Say (33)
22. Jessia – I’m Not Pretty (29) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. JP Saxe & Maren Morris – Line By Line (24)
13. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (18)
06. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – All About You (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Reintroduce Myself (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Chris Cornell – Watching The Wheels (08) | PEAK: #08
07. LANY – If This Is The Last Time (04) | PEAK: #03
06. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (12) | PEAK: #06
05. Taylor Swift – Willow (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa – Prisoner (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Afterglow (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Tones And I – Fly Away (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Smith & Thell – Radioactive Rain (1)
2. Anson Seabra – Walked Through Hell (2)
3. Joy Oladokun – Breathe Again (10)
4. Silk City & Ellie Goulding – New Love (6)
5. Mike Posner featuring Stanaj & Yung Bae – Momma Always Told Me (5)
6. Joshua Bassett – Lie Lie Lie (7)
7. Ant Clemons featuring Justin Timberlake – Better Days (9)
8. Taylor Swift featuring The National – Coney Island (3)
9. Shawn Hook – Take Me Home (-)
10. P!nk & Willow Sage Hart – Cover Me In Sunshine (-)

In The Mix:
Benny Blanco, Marshmello & Vance Joy – You
Carolesdaughter – Violent
Elijah Woods – Lights
Meduza featuring Dermot Kennedy – Paradise
MisterWives – Superbloom (new)
Moon Taxi – Say
The Killers – C’est La Vie
Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us

Chart Notes:

  • Tones And I spends a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Fly Away”, leading a particularly good week for women on the survey: 50% of the top 40 is sung exclusively by female performers, and that doesn’t include another three collaborations of mixed genders. Further down, Jessia claims the Biggest Mover of the week with “I’m Not Pretty”, rising from 29-22. All three debuts are also done by women: Dua Lipa at #34 with “We’re Good”, Daya at #38 with “Bad Girl” and Serena Ryder at #40 with “Better Now”.

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more chart coverage and commentary.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 27, 2020

Still looking golden after Christmas.

DEBUTS
36. Taylor Swift featuring HAIM – No Body, No Crime
27. Ed Sheeran – Afterglow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Troye Sivan & Kacey Musgraves featuring Mark Ronson – Easy (36)
21. Bleachers featuring Bruce Springsteen – Chinatown (27)
19. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – All About You (25)
13. Taylor Swift – Willow (22) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Tones And I – Fly Away (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Why Don’t We – Fallin’ (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Bastille – Survivin’ (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Ritt Momney – Put Your Records On (06) | PEAK: #06
05. LANY – If This Is The Last Time (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa – Prisoner (05) | PEAK: #04
03. JP Saxe – A Little Bit Yours (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Dua Lipa – Levitating (02) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
01. Harry Styles – Golden (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Mammoth WVH – Distance (2)
2. Des Rocs – This Is Our Life (1)
3. Britney Spears & Backstreet Boys – Matches (7)
4. Dixie D’Amelio – One Whole Day (8)
5. Anson Seabra – Walked Through Hell (6)
6. Semisonic – Basement Tapes (3)
7. Tai Verdes – Stuck In The Middle (4)
8. Jeris Johnson & Ricky Desktop – Damn! (5)
9. Paul McCartney – Find My Way (-)
10. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (-)

In The Mix:
Forest Blakk – If You Love Her (new)
Gavin James – Man On The Moon
Grace Potter – Release
Nothing, Nowhere. – Fake Friend
Rina Sawayama – Lucid
The Band CAMINO – Roses
Why Don’t We – Slow Down

Chart Notes:

  • Following the holidays, Harry Styles stays at #1 for a third week on my personal chart with “Golden”, while Taylor Swift leaps from 22-13 with “Willow”, the Biggest Mover for the second week in a row. Ed Sheeran makes his return to my chart at #27 with his surprise song “Afterglow”, which was released on Monday morning with little advance notice. Sheeran has indicated via social media that the track is not the first official single from his fifth studio album, but something that he still wanted to put out. Further down the list, the aforementioned Swift is in at #36 with another single from her Evermore album: the HAIM-assisted “No Body, No Crime”. The cut impacts at the Country radio format in two weeks.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

Leave a comment

Filed under Personal Charts

Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 29, 2020

Ready to Dua it again.

DEBUTS
40. Remi Wolf – Hello Hello Hello
39. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – All About You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber – Monster (38)
27. Tones And I – Fly Away (33)
26. Paris Jackson – Let Down (31)
24. Noah Kahan featuring Mxmtoon – Pride (29)
19. Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa – Prisoner (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. LANY – If This Is The Last Time (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ava Max – Kings & Queens (10) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Royal & The Serpent – Overwhelmed (07) | PEAK: #06
08. Shawn Mendes – Wonder (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Ritt Momney – Put Your Records On (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Ashe – Save Myself (04) | PEAK: #03
05. JP Saxe – A Little Bit Yours (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Joel Corry featuring MNEK – Head & Heart (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Harry Styles – Golden (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Dua Lipa – Levitating (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sir Sly – Material Boy (1)
2. Parson James – High Tide, Low Tide (2)
3. Kylie Minogue – Magic (3)
4. James Hersey – Forget (About Everyone Else) (7)
5. Des Rocs – This Is Our Life (5)
6. Semisonic – Basement Tapes (9)
7. Michael Franti & Spearhead – Work Hard And Be Nice (8)
8. Mammoth WVH – Distance (-)
9. Tai Verdes – Stuck In The Middle (10)
10. Jeris Johnson & Ricky Desktop – Damn! (-)

In The Mix:
Bleachers featuring Bruce Springsteen – Chinatown
Crowded House – Whatever You Want
Rina Sawayama – Lucid (new)
Rozzi – Orange Skies

Chart Notes:

  • Dua Lipa easily earns her fourth week at the top with “Levitating”, as the Miley Cyrus collaboration “Prisoner” takes the Biggest Mover title with a huge jump from 34-19 in its second week in the countdown. Two songs that are picking up solid early airplay at the Alternative format are new to my personal chart this week: “All About You” by The Knocks and Foster The People at #39 and “Hello Hello Hello” by Remi Wolf at #40. The two cuts mark the last top 40 entries of the 2020 chart year. Stay tuned for more information on my year-end chart.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

Leave a comment

Filed under Personal Charts

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 4, 2016

Everybody Wants new music.

Everybody Wants new music.

March brings some madness to the music biz, and there are many emerging acts, as well as old favorites, to grab your attention in our latest new releases recap. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • GRANGER SMITH — Remington (iTunes)
    • Smith recently topped the Country radio chart with “Backroad Song”, a single that was aided by iHeartMedia’s On The Verge program. “If The Boot Fits” was recently named the next single, and it heads for adds on March 14. Will the set named after a firearm company hit the top ten with a bullet? Stay tuned.
  • MIIKE SNOW — III (iTunes)
    • The Swedish trio’s first album in four years features the single “Genghis Khan”, which is very close to reaching the top ten on the Alternative radio survey. Though the act formed nearly a decade ago, this is their biggest U.S. hit to date.
  • THE KNOCKS — 55 (iTunes)
    • New York’s B-Roc and J-Patt have been remixing for other artists for years now, and the duo’s first full-length set sees them collaborating with acts like Carly Rae Jepsen and Walk The Moon, making for some great tunes.
  • THE STRUTS — Everybody Wants (iTunes)
    • Originally released in 2014, then pulled because of a new U.S. record deal, this reissue of the English band’s debut album features five new songs and the radio singles “Could Have Been Me” and “Kiss This”.
  • More albums out this week: Kendrick Lamar‘s untitled unmastered. (iTunes), Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz‘s Collegrove (iTunes), Loretta Lynn‘s Full Circle (iTunes), Nick Bean‘s L.O.V.E. (iTunes), Ninja Sex Party‘s Under The Covers (iTunes), Omi‘s Me 4 U: The Remixes (iTunes), The Rubens‘s Hoops (iTunes), The Saint Johns‘s Dead Of Night (iTunes), Tonight Alive‘s Limitless (iTunes), Violent Femmes‘s We Can Do Anything (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Day Wave‘s Hard To Read (iTunes), Frank Turner‘s Mittens (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “American Country Love Song”, Jake Owen (iTunes)
  • “Bourbon”, Gallant (iTunes)
  • “Chronic”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
  • “Desire”, Years & Years featuring Tove Lo (iTunes)
  • “Do It, Try It”, M83 (iTunes)
  • “Down”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
  • “Get Out”, Frightened Rabbit (iTunes)
  • “Lips”, Oyster Kids (iTunes)
  • “Love Yourself”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
  • “No”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
  • “Painkillers”, Brian Fallon (iTunes)
  • “Shovels & Dirt”, The Stumbellas (iTunes)
  • “Sleep Like A Baby”, K. Michelle (iTunes)
  • “When I Wake Up Tomorrow”, Cheap Trick (iTunes)
  • “You’re Not There”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from 3 Doors Down, Jeff Buckley, Randy Houser and more.

Leave a comment

Filed under Album Reviews