Tag Archives: The Script

ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 1, 2009

The sobering chart stats are here…

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 11 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 1, 2009…

Debuts:
40. DAVID COOK, “Come Back To Me”

39. FRANZ FERDINAND, “No You Girls”
38. MAT KEARNEY, “Closer To Love”

37. THE SATURDAYS, “Just Can’t Get Enough”

Biggest Mover(s):
PET SHOP BOYS, “Love Etc.” (33-20, thirteen spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You” (up 2)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (up 2)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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

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

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

05. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (up 1)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

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

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

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

01. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (steady, third week)
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.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers, Retro

ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 1, 2015

“Good” times in 2015.

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 February 1, 2015…

Debuts:
38. SAINT MOTEL, “My Type”
37. LIFE OF DILLON, “Overload”

Biggest Mover(s):
ELLIE GOULDING, “Love Me Like You Do” (up 25-15, ten spots)

10. WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (down 3)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Style” (up 7)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. HOODIE ALLEN featuring ED SHEERAN, “All About It” (up 2)
Album: People Keep Talking (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. MARTIN LUKE BROWN, “Nostalgia” (up 1)
Album: Nostalgia (Single) (2014, Parlophone Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Blank Space” (down 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. ONE DIRECTION, “Night Changes” (up 1)
Album: FOUR (2014, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. MAT KEARNEY, “Heartbeat” (up 1)
Album: JUST KIDS (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. MARK RONSON featuring BRUNO MARS, “Uptown Funk” (steady, third week)
Album: Uptown Special (2015, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “No Good In Goodbye” (steady, third week)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. ED SHEERAN, “Thinking Out Loud” (steady, third week)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four 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.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers, Retro

ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 17, 2010

“Need” those Country crossovers…

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 17, 2010…

Debuts:
40. BON JOVI, “Superman Tonight”
39. MELISSA ETHERIDGE, “Fearless Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
OWL CITY, “Vanilla Twilight” (39-32, seven spots)

10. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Fifteen” (up 4)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #9

08. MUSE, “Uprising” (steady, second week)
Album: The Resistance (2009, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (up 5)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (steady, second week)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

05. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (down 1)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (down 2)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (down 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (up 4)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven 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.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers, Retro

Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 5, 2020

Playing into the new year.

DEBUTS
(none)

TOP GAINERS
29. Sam Fischer – This City (34)
28. Taylor Janzen – What I Do… (33)
26. Niall Horan – Put A Little Love On Me (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
14. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go (20) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Script – The Last Time (07) | PEAK: #03
09. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Louis Tomlinson – We Made It (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Harry Styles – Adore You (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Harry Styles – Lights Up (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (03) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
04. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – Orphans (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (1)
2. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (2)
3. Mitch James – Sunday Morning (3)
4. Finneas – Let’s Fall In Love For The Night (4)
5. Louis Tomlinson – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart (5)
6. Anson Seabra – Trying My Best (9)
7. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (6)
8. James Blunt – The Truth (-)
9. Daughtry – Alive (10)
10. Old Dominion – One Man Band (-)

In The Mix:
Delaney Jane – Safe With You
HAIM – Hallelujah

Chart Notes:

  • As 2019 turns to 2020, Coldplay‘s “Orphans” remains at #1 for the third week on my personal chart, though its run will likely be coming to an end next week. New songs from future tourmates Lewis Capaldi and Niall Horan tie for the Biggest Mover, both up six notches. Owing to a much smaller release schedule at this time of year, there are no new entries in the top 40. However, there’s always next week!

 (See my full chart on Crownnote)

Leave a comment

Filed under Personal Charts

Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 29, 2019

Things are chilly on top.

DEBUTS
40. Alec Benjamin – Mind Is A Prison
39. Conan Gray – Maniac | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
24. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain (29)
20. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go (25)
10. Harry Styles – Adore You (17) | BIGGEST MOVER — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Harry Styles – Adore You (17) | PEAK: #10
09. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (09) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Louis Tomlinson – We Made It (10) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script – The Last Time (07) | PEAK: #03
06. Harry Styles – Lights Up (06) | PEAK: #06
05. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (03) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
02. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – Orphans (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (1)
2. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (2)
3. Mitch James – Sunday Morning (3)
4. Finneas – Let’s Fall In Love For The Night (4)
5. Louis Tomlinson – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart (5)
6. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (7)
7. Delaney Jane – Safe With You (6)
8. HAIM – Hallelujah (10)
9. Anson Seabra – Trying My Best (-)
10. Daughtry – Alive (9)

In The Mix:
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
James Blunt – The Truth (new)
Old Dominion – One Man Band (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Coldplay‘s “Orphans” marks its second week at #1 on my personal chart, as it remains atop the Alternative and Triple A radio lists as well. It’s also another good week for Harry Styles‘s “Adore You”, which soars from 17-10 to become the Biggest Mover for a third consecutive chart. At #39, newcomer Conan Gray enters with “Maniac”, followed by Alec Benjamin with “Mind Is A Prison” at #40. “Mind” becomes Benjamin’s second top 40 song to date; he earned a week at #1 in January with “Let Me Down Slowly”.

 (See my full chart on Crownnote)

Leave a comment

Filed under Personal Charts

Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 22, 2019

Cold goes hot again.

DEBUTS
36. Sam Fischer – This City
35. Niall Horan – Put A Little Love On Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Lizzo – Water Me (38)
17. Harry Styles – Adore You (26) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
14. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Louis Tomlinson – We Made It (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (05) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (09) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script – The Last Time (03) | PEAK: #03
06. Harry Styles – Lights Up (06) | PEAK: #06
05. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
02. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – Orphans (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (1)
2. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (2)
3. Mitch James – Sunday Morning (5)
4. Finneas – Let’s Fall In Love For The Night (10)
5. Louis Tomlinson – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart (8)
6. Delaney Jane – Safe With You (9)
7. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (-)
8. Alec Benjamin – Mind Is A Prison (-)
9. Daughtry – Alive (-)
10. HAIM – Hallelujah (-)

In The Mix:
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
HAIM – Now I’m In It
Lennon Stella – Kissing Other People

Chart Notes:

  • Coldplay earns their eighth #1 song on my personal chart and first in nearly four years with “Orphans”, advancing from 2-1 this week. The act replaces Niall Horan at the top after a six-week run, but his latest single (“Put A Little Love On Me”) is off to a good start, debuting at #35. At #36, newcomer Sam Fischer also makes his debut with “This City”. He was recently signed to RCA following the track’s viral rise in the world of TikTok. Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas from PGTC!

 (See my full chart on Crownnote)

Leave a comment

Filed under Personal Charts

ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #80-71

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

80. SHAWN MENDES, “Lost In Japan”
Album: Shawn Mendes
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #3 (2018)
2018 YE: #60

79. WESTLIFE, “Better Man”
Album: Spectrum
Label: Virgin EMI (UK)
Peak: #15

78. NOAH KAHAN, “Cynic”
Album: Busyhead
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

77. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Miracle Pill”
Album: Miracle Pill
Label: Warner
Peak: #14

76. SIGRID, “Sucker Punch”
Album: Sucker Punch
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #7
2018 YE: #80

75. DEAN LEWIS, “Be Alright”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for four weeks (2018)
2018 YE: #24

74. MAROON 5, “Memories”
Album: (single only)
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #10

73. JOHN MAYER, “I Guess I Just Feel Like”
Album: (single only)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #13

72. MAGGIE ROGERS, “Burning”
Album: Heard It In A Past Life
Label: Debay Sounds/Capitol
Peak: #13

71. THE SCRIPT, “The Last Time”
Album: Sunsets & Full Moons
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3+

Scroll up for more information from this year’s top 100 list. Thanks for visiting PGTC!

Leave a comment

Filed under Adam's Top 100 of 2019, Charts/Trade Papers, Personal Charts