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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #30-21

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.

30. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts”
Album: Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #5

29. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Love You Anymore”
Album: Love
Label: Reprise/Warner
Peak: #3

28. ROB THOMAS, “Can’t Help Me Now”
Album: Chip Tooth Smile
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #5

27. THE STRUMBELLAS, “Salvation”
Album: Rattlesnake
Label: Underneath A Mountain/Glassnote/AWAL
Peak: #4

26. MAGGIE ROGERS, “Light On”
Album: Heard It In A Past Life
Label: Debay Sounds/Capitol
Peak: #3

25. THE CRANBERRIES, “All Over Now”
Album: In The End
Label: Curtain Call/BMG
Peak: #4

24. WALK THE MOON, “Timebomb”
Album: (single only)
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for two weeks

23. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Forever Now”
Album: Love
Label: Reprise/Warner
Peak: #4

22. ANDY GRAMMER, “Don’t Give Up On Me”
Album: Naïve
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #2

21. CALVIN HARRIS & RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Giant”
Album: (single only)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 29, 2019

Billie, do be a hero.

A performer you should see in a crown will be crowned by the charts next week, but there are plenty of other options for fans this week, including several big country sets and notable rock titles. Check out these releases hitting the market on Friday:

BILLIE EILISH – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (iTunes)
Features: “Bury A Friend” and “You Should See Me In A Crown”, which entered the top ten at Alternative radio, with “When The Party’s Over” currently in the top 30 at Top 40 radio

GEORGE STRAIT – Honky Tonk Time Machine (iTunes)
Features: “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar'”, currently in the top 20 at Country radio

JAKE OWEN – Greetings From… Jake (iTunes)
Features: “Down To The Honkytonk'”, currently in the top five at Country radio, and “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”, spending a week at #1 last July

Notable albums out this week: Ben Platt‘s Sing To Me Instead (iTunes), Dylan Joel‘s You Were Made To Blossom (iTunes), Eli Young Band‘s This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits (iTunes), Greg Holden‘s World War Me (iTunes), Jamie Lawson‘s The Years In Between (iTunes), LION BABE‘s Cosmic Wind (iTunes), LOCASH‘s Brothers (iTunes), Logic‘s Supermarket (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Melii‘s phAses (iTunes), O.A.R.‘s The Mighty (iTunes), The Maine‘s You Are OK (iTunes), The Strumbellas‘s Rattlesnake (iTunes), Yelawolf‘s Trunk Muzik 3 (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Jake Miller‘s Based On A True Story (iTunes), Saweetie‘s ICY (iTunes), Simple Creatures‘s Strange Love (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All I Wanna Do”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“All Day And Night”, Jax Jones with Martin Solveig & Madison Beer (iTunes)
“All You Need To Know”, Gryffin & Slander featuring Calle Lehmann (iTunes)
“Amelie”, The Faim (iTunes)
“Another Lover”, Leland (iTunes)
“Bad Habits”, anders (iTunes)
“Better Man”, Westlife (iTunes)
“Big Picture”, James TW (iTunes)
“Bloody Nose”, Lil Xan (iTunes)
“Born Without A Heart”, Faouzia (iTunes)
“Broken And Beautiful”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Bubble Up” / “Hold You Tight”, Diplo (iTunes)
“Buzzkill” and “White Lies, Like Flies”, Cubbi (iTunes)
“Change Your Mind”, Dillon Francis featuring Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Coffee”, Joel Adams (iTunes)
“Con Altura”, ROSALÍA & J Balvin featuring El Guincho (iTunes)
“Crying” / “What Do U Like (Ojivolta Remix)”, Jesse Saint John (iTunes)
“Dangerous Game”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Deepest Of Wells”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Deja Vu”, Brit Daniels (iTunes)
“Don’t Worry Bout Me”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Downhill Lullaby”, Sky Ferreira (iTunes)
“End Like This”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Feel You Now”, The Driver Era (iTunes)
“Final Destination”, Simon Samaeng (iTunes)
“Friends”, Flume featuring Reo Cragun (iTunes)
“God’s Country”, Blake Shelton (iTunes)
“Got It In You”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Hailey”, James Smith (iTunes)
“Hate My Guts”, Blackbear (iTunes)
“Her”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Here We Go Again”, Sigma featuring Louisa (iTunes)
“Hustle”, P!nk (iTunes)
“I Could Get Used To This”, Becky Hill & Weiss (iTunes)
“I Do”, CAPPA (iTunes)
“I Love It”, Rob Thomas (iTunes)
“Just Friends”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Kills You Slowly”, The Chainsmokers (iTunes)
“Lights On”, Izzy Bizu (iTunes)
“Look Back At It”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring Park Woo Jin (iTunes)
“Lost In The Middle Of Nowhere (Remix)”, Kane Brown featuring Becky G (iTunes)
“Mr. Lonely”, Midland (iTunes)
“Moneydontfixlonely”, Sophia Messa (iTunes)
“Movies At Night”, James Droll (iTunes)
“Never Say Never”, Draper featuring Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Night Running”, Cage The Elephant featuring Beck (iTunes)
“Nights Like This”, EBEN (iTunes)
“No Friends”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Nothing Really Matters”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“One Day”, Sam Feldt & Yves X featuring ROZES (iTunes)
“Only When It Rains”, Frank Walker x Astrid S (iTunes)
“Poison The Well”, Modest Mouse (iTunes)
“Pretty Shining People (HONNE Remix)”, George Ezra (iTunes)
“Pushing All My Friends Away”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Red Lights”, JXN featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Scatterbrain”, Kulick (iTunes)
“Self” and “Talk (Disclosure VIP Remix), Khalid (iTunes)
“Seventy Lies”, I Know Leopard (iTunes)
“Sex In The Morning”, Lena featuring Ramz (iTunes)
“Sometimes”, DallasK & Nicky Romero featuring XYLØ (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“Think Of Me”, The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Thinkin’ ‘Bout You”, Ciara (iTunes)
“Thorns”, Faustix (iTunes)
“Unstatus Quo”, Duckwrth (iTunes)
“Walk Away”, Alle Farben featuring James Blunt (iTunes)
“Ways To Go”, Rence (iTunes)
“What Sucks About Love”, Chris Burton featuring Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Win You Over”, Whethan & Bearson featuring Soak (iTunes)
“You”, Shaggy featuring Alexander Stewart (iTunes)
“Young (Acoustic)”, Oli Fox (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Khalid, Sara Bareilles and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 17, 2019

A Golden surprise at #1.

DEBUTS
40. George Ezra – Pretty Shining People
39. Noah Kahan – Mess
38. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me
37. Louis Tomlinson – Two Of Us | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (26)
18. Lizzo – Juice (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (08) | PEAK: #08
07. The Cranberries – All Over Now (09) | PEAK: #07
06. The Strumbellas – Salvation (06) | PEAK: #04
05. Westlife – Hello My Love (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way (6)
2. Betty Who – I Remember (4)
3. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (1)
4. Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up (3)
5. Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time (10)
6. Galantis featuring OneRepublic – Bones (-)
7. Sara Bareilles – Fire (-)
8. Freya Ridings – You Mean The World To Me (-)
9. AJ Mitchell – All My Friends (-)
10. Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Find Someone (new)
Ava Max – So Am I
Bülow – Sweet Little Lies
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
H.E.R. – Hard Place
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Jonas Brothers – Sucker
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years
Lennon Stella – Bitch (Takes One To Know One) (new)
Marshmello featuring CHVRCHES – Here With Me
Nina Nesbitt – The Best You Had
NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku – So Close
Shinedown – Get Up
The Head And The Heart – Missed Connection (new)
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin
Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her
X Ambassadors – Boom

Chart Notes:

  • After narrowly missing the top spot last year with “High Horse”, which had a four-week run at #2, Kacey Musgraves easily secures a #1 song this time around with a short six-week sprint to the summit for “Rainbow”. Both this cut and “High” are from her Grammy-winning set Golden Hour, with the former continuing to see increased airplay at a handful of radio formats following her performance on the recent award show. A total of four debuts land on this week’s chart update, led by Louis Tomlinson‘s “Two Of Us” at #37. “Two” marks Tomlinson’s third solo song outside of One Direction to make my survey. The soundtrack cut “Don’t Give Up On Me”, featured in Five Feet Apart, starts at #38 for Andy Grammer. Further entries from Noah Kahan (“Mess”) at #39 and George Ezra (“Pretty Shining People”) at #40 round out the list; “Mess” recently impacted at the Triple A radio format, while “Pretty” spiked in the U.K. last week after its music video debuted.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 10, 2019

More “Time” at the top.

DEBUTS
38. Maggie Rogers – Burning
37. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired…
35. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Julia Michaels featuring Niall Horan – What A Time (38)
32. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (37)
27. John Mayer – I Guess I Just Feel Like (34)
19. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (26)
15. P!nk – Walk Me Home (23) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #2 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Backstreet Boys – Chances (08) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. The Cranberries – All Over Now (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. The Strumbellas – Salvation (05) | PEAK: #04
05. Westlife – Hello My Love (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (07) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (3)
2. Kian – Waiting (2)
3. Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up (5)
4. Betty Who – I Remember (6)
5. Louis Tomlinson – Two Of Us (-)
6. Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way (-)
7. George Ezra – Pretty Shining People (-)
8. Noah Kahan – Mess (-)
9. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (-)
10. Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time (10)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Feel Something
AJ Mitchell – All My Friends
Anna Clendening – Invisible
Ava Max – So Am I (new)
Bülow – Sweet Little Lies
Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
Freya Ridings – You Mean The World To Me
Galantis featuring OneRepublic – Bones
Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back
H.E.R. – Hard Place
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Jonas Brothers – Sucker
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years
Marshmello featuring CHVRCHES – Here With Me (new)
Max Frost – Money Problems
Nina Nesbitt – The Best You Had
NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku – So Close
Sara Bareilles – Fire
Sasha Sloan – Older
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin
Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her
X Ambassadors – Boom

Chart Notes:

  • Walk The Moon‘s “Timebomb” holds at #1 for a second week on my personal chart, marking the group’s 13th week overall at the summit over their five #1 singles since 2014. However, that entry’s run may be curtailed by Kacey Musgraves‘s “Rainbow”, which leaps from 7-2 in only its fifth week in the top 40. For now, the cut from Golden Hour ties for Musgraves’s highest-charting tune to date on my survey, with “High Horse” galloping into the runner-up position last year. Other notable movers in the top 40 include the latest Hot AC releases from John Mayer, P!nk and Rob Thomas, all of which are well on their way towards the top ten. Carly Rae Jepsen leads a pack of three new entries at #35 with one of the two tracks she released last week, “Now That I Found You”, which was recently featured in a trailer for the third season of Netflix’s Queer Eye. Impacting at the Top 40 format on Tuesday, “I’m So Tired…” by Lauv and Troye Sivan gets awakened with a #37 debut. Finally, the new single from Maggie Rogers heats up the top 40: at #38, her second chart entry is “Burning”. Her “Light On”, a former #3 hit, is still on the list this week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 3, 2019

“Time” for a new #1.

DEBUTS
38. Julia Michaels featuring Niall Horan – What A Time
37. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over
34. John Mayer – I Guess I Just Feel Like | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. P!nk – Walk Me Home (31)
(see #7 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (09) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
09. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Backstreet Boys – Chances (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (16) | PEAK: #07
06. Westlife – Hello My Love (07) | PEAK: #06
05. The Strumbellas – Salvation (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (4)
2. Kian – Waiting (3)
3. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (6)
4. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (-)
5. Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up (10)
6. Betty Who – I Remember (5)
7. Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back (8)
8. MKTO – How Can I Forget (7)
9. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (9)
10. Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Feel Something
AJ Mitchell – All My Friends (new)
Anna Clendening – Invisible
Bebe Rexha – Last Hurrah
Bülow – Sweet Little Lies (new)
Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
Galantis featuring OneRepublic – Bones (new)
H.E.R. – Hard Place
James Bay featuring Julia Michaels – Peer Pressure
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Jonas Brothers – Sucker (new)
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years
Maggie Rogers – Burning (new)
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems
Nina Nesbitt – The Best You Had (new)
NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku – So Close
Sara Bareilles – Fire
Sasha Sloan – Older
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin
Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her (new)
X Ambassadors – Boom

Chart Notes:

  • Climbing from 3-1 this week, “Timebomb” becomes the fifth #1 on my personal chart for the Ohio band Walk The Moon. They last led my top 40 in late 2017 with “One Foot”, which had a six-week run at the summit. Hot singles from Kacey Musgraves, P!nk and Rob Thomas move up the most positions on the current update, with Thomas’s “One Less Day (Dying Day)” climbing the furthest, up a huge 11 spots to #26. John Mayer‘s “I Guess I Just Feel Like” leads a pack of three debuts on the countdown, coming in at #34. This track follows “New Light”, which held in the #2 spot for two weeks on my list last year. Billie Eilish scores her first chart single at #37 with the song “When The Party’s Over”, one of two active radio tracks from the highly-anticipated album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, due at the end of the month. As “When” soars at the Top 40 format, the other tune, “Bury A Friend”, is nearing the top 20 on the Alternative chart. Finally, at #38, Julia Michaels and Niall Horan team up for the collaboration “What A Time”, the lead radio single from the former artist’s recent EP Inner Monologue, Pt. 1. The song recently went for adds at the Top 40 format during the same week as Eilish’s record noted above, earning over three dozen adds in a week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 24, 2019

Not a “Bad” week at all.

DEBUTS
37. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young)
31. P!nk – Walk Me Home | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (39)
29. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (37)
16. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (26) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Greg Holden – Something Beautiful (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
08. George Ezra – Hold My Girl (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Westlife – Hello My Love (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Backstreet Boys – Chances (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (06) | PEAK: #05
04. The Strumbellas – Salvation (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (3)
2. John Mayer – I Guess I Just Feel Like (-)
3. Kian – Waiting (1)
4. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (6)
5. Betty Who – I Remember (5)
6. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (10)
7. MKTO – How Can I Forget (7)
8. Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back (9)
9. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (8)
10. Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Feel Something (new)
Anna Clendening – Invisible
Bebe Rexha – Last Hurrah
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
H.E.R. – Hard Place (new)
James Bay featuring Julia Michaels – Peer Pressure (new)
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years
Julia Michaels featuring Niall Horan – What A Time (new)
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems
NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku – So Close
Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time
Sara Bareilles – Fire
Sasha Sloan – Older
Sheppard – On My Way
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin
X Ambassadors – Boom
Zedd & Katy Perry – 365

Chart Notes:

  • As the Las Vegas group Imagine Dragons remains at #1 for the second week with “Bad Liar” and Kacey Musgraves climbs from 26-16 with “Rainbow”, the week’s Biggest Mover, two top 40 veterans with multiple chart-toppers enter the list with their new hits. In at #31, P!nk has the higher of the two debuts with “Walk Me Home”, which isn’t a hot remake of the 2000 chart entry performed by Mandy Moore. This “Walk” is the lead single from her forthcoming album Hurts 2B Human, due in April. Look out for its splashy debut in the top 25 on the Hot AC survey. A tune that just missed the top 40 on that list this week, but is likely to enter soon, comes in at #37 on my own list: “One Less Day (Dying Young)” from Rob Thomas. His forthcoming album Chip Tooth Smile is also due in April. Thomas has the distinction of reaching the summit as both a solo artist and with the band Matchbox Twenty, but he’s had more #1 hits on my chart outside of the act. Will either of these entries bloom at the top this spring? We’ll find out soon.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 17, 2019

Imagine that! A new chart-topper.

DEBUTS
39. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me
37. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Backstreet Boys – No Place (31)
20. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (27)
17. Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes (22)
15. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (21)
11. Westlife – Hello My Love (16)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maggie Rogers – Light On (08) | PEAK: #03
09. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (06) | PEAK: #03
08. George Ezra – Hold My Girl (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Backstreet Boys – Chances (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. The Strumbellas – Salvation (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kian – Waiting (1)
2. half•alive – Still Feel (2)
3. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (4)
4. Dan + Shay – Speechless (3)
5. Betty Who – I Remember (6)
6. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (10)
7. MKTO – How Can I Forget (5)
8. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (8)
9. Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back (-)
10. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (-)

In The Mix:
Anna Clendening – Invisible (new)
Bebe Rexha – Last Hurrah (new)
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back (new)
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
James TW – You & Me
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years
Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up (new)
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems
NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku – So Close (new)
Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time (new)
Sara Bareilles – Fire (new)
Sasha Sloan – Older
Sheppard – On My Way
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin
X Ambassadors – Boom
Zedd & Katy Perry – 365 (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After years of making my personal chart and not reaching the top spot, the Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons finally captures my #1 song of the week with “Bad Liar”. It’s the second radio single from the album Origins. Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves rises from 36-26 with the Biggest Mover on this week’s list, “Rainbow”. It’s a tune from Golden Hour, winner for Album Of The Year. The two debuts in the countdown both impact at the Hot AC format by the end of the month: Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved”, already a hit across Europe, starts at #37, while Dermot Kennedy‘s “Power Over Me”, currently in the top ten at Triple A radio here in the States, bows at #39. It’s the first entry for both male singers.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 10, 2019

Nothing breaks like a chart.

DEBUTS
40. Dido – Give You Up
38. Passenger – Survivors
36. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend (39)
33. Lizzo – Juice (36)
31. Backstreet Boys – No Place (36)
27. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Maren Morris – Girl (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
21. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (26)
09. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (15) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (15) | PEAK: #09
08. Maggie Rogers – Light On (07) | PEAK: #03
07. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (03) | PEAK: #03
05. The Strumbellas – Salvation (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Backstreet Boys – Chances (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kian – Waiting (2)
2. half•alive – Still Feel (1)
3. Dan + Shay – Speechless (5)
4. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (10)
5. MKTO – How Can I Forget (6)
6. Betty Who – I Remember (7)
7. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (4)
8. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (8)
9. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (-)
10. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (-)

In The Mix:
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me
Emily King – Look At Me Now
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back
James TW – You & Me
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems (new)
Rachel Crow – Up All Night
Sasha Sloan – Older
Sheppard – On My Way
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin (new)
X Ambassadors – Boom (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s another week at the top for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus with “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, spending their second frame at the top. In a solid week for notable movers, with seven titles rising either five or six spots, the week’s survey also has a healthy pack of three debuts in the top 40. Leading the way, “Rainbow” from Kacey Musgraves enters at #36. It’s the second chart song off her album Golden Hour, which produced a #2 hit last year in “High Horse”. Passenger scores his tenth top 40 single on my chart with “Survivors”, placing at #38. It’s the follow-up song to “Hell Or High Water”, which got as high as #6 last year. Finally, at #40, Dido returns with her first top 40 hit since January 2004. “Give You Up” is from her forthcoming album Still On My Mind, coming 15 years after “White Flag”, which reached #2 on my chart, fell out of the survey.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 23, 2018

The Star of Christmas week.

DEBUTS
39. Seeb x Bastille – Grip
37. Ariana Grande – Imagine | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Avril Lavigne – Tell Me It’s Over (40)
31. Greg Holden – Something Beautiful (37)
24. The Strumbellas – Salvation (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan – 1999 (25)
11. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (08) | PEAK: #07
08. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Backstreet Boys – Chances (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Maggie Rogers – Light On (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (4)
2. Sara Bareilles – Armor (2)
3. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (5)
4. Jess Glynne – Thursday (9)
5. Stephen Puth – Sexual Vibe (-)
6. Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (7)
7. Kian – Waiting (-)
8. Alice Merton – Funny Business (-)
9. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (-)
10. Elle King – Baby Outlaw (-)

In The Mix:
James TW – Soldier
Sasha Sloan – Older

Chart Notes:

  • On this week’s survey, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper hold firmly at #1 for the third consecutive week with “Shallow”, while The Strumbellas claim the Biggest Mover with “Salvation”, up eight spots to #24 in its second week on the list. At #37, Ariana Grande has the week’s Highest Debut with “Imagine”, another cut from her forthcoming studio album. The tune hasn’t officially been serviced to any radio format yet, though several stations have it in a more consistent rotation. A new collaboration from Seeb x Bastille also bows in the top 40: “Grip” starts at #39. The latter band is coming off the #1 song “Happier” with Marshmello, still in the top ten, which spent four weeks at the top. Have a lovely Christmas!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part Three, 25-11

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

75 songs have come and gone, and now, we’re headed into the top 25 on my Top 100 of 2016. All 25 titles reached the top five at some point during their runs, which deserves a “HandClap” or two. From the U.K. to Canada and back to the U.S., we have a diverse group of acts coming to you in the next 15 songs. So, take the “Adventure Of A Lifetime” and scroll down to see what singles were powerful enough to rank just below the top ten on my year-end survey…

The 2016 chart year encompasses the period of 52 charts from the list dated December 6, 2015 to the list dated November 27, 2016. Peaks provided reflect the highest position reached by the final chart of the survey year. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks stayed in the top 40. 168 songs in total had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 165 that did so in 2015.

25. THE 1975, “The Sound”
Writer(s): The 1975
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

They keep falling short of the top ten on Alternative radio, but this English quartet has five top ten singles on my own survey.

24. PHANTOGRAM, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”
Writer(s): Eric Frederic, Phantogram, Dan Wilson, Edwin Bocage, Alfred Scramuzza
Album: Three
Label: Republic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 21

Though I was familiar with this duo’s music before 2016, this track was their first to make my list. The production is amazing.

23. SERENA RYDER, “Got Your Number”
Writer(s): Todd Clark, Derek A.E. Fuhrmann, Ryder
Album: TBA
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22+

“Stompa” made my top 20 in 2013, but I’m a much bigger fan of this lovely single. It went top ten on Hot AC radio in Canada.

22. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart”
Writer(s): Todd Clark, Hook, Stephen Kozmeniuk
Album: TBA
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23

Todd Clark strikes again! He just knows how to craft an excellent tune. Hook’s been charting in Canada for several years now.

21. ADELE, “Hello”
Writer(s): Adele, Greg Kurstin
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia
Peak: #1 for seven weeks (2015/2016)
Weeks: 19 (25 total, including 2015 weeks)

Yes, it would’ve done better if those six weeks had counted for the 2016 year, but it’s a smash! She has two songs left on here.

20. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “HandClap”
Writer(s): Fitz & The Tantrums, Sam Hollander, Eric Frederic
Album: Fitz & The Tantrums
Label: Elektra/Atlantic
Peak: #3
Weeks: 22

Months after it reached the top five on Alternative radio, the crossover craze has begun for this single. Get your hands ready.

19. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You”
Writer(s): Stefani, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like
Label: Interscope
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22

Stefani’s comeback album gave her three top 40 hits on my personal chart, with this outstanding single becoming the biggest.

18. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Hell No”
Album: It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense
Writer(s): Michaelson, Barry Dean, Luke Laird
Label: Cabin 24/Sony RED
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23

Michaelson touched my top ten once before with 2009’s “Maybe”, but this ear candy was more than just a “maybe” this year.

17. JORDAN FISHER, “All About Us”
Writer(s): Rory Andrew, Jenna Andrews, Dylan Pace-Rodriguez, Francesco Yates
Album: Jordan Fisher (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

Best known for roles in Grease: Live and Teen Beach Movie, Fisher scored with a sensational set (his debut EP) during 2016.

16. THE STRUMBELLAS, “Spirits”
Writer(s): The Strumbellas
Album: Hope
Label: Glassnote
Peak: #2
Weeks: 25

Whether you have “guns” or “dreams” in your head, depending on the version, this Canadian sextet had a nice breakout year.

15. COLDPLAY, “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Writer(s): Coldplay, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 20 (24 total, including 2015 weeks)

The English band scored their seventh huge #1 on my chart this year, a record at the time, but it’s since been passed by Adele.

14. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New”
Writer(s): Rector, David Hodges, Abe Stoklasa
Album: Brand New
Label: Aptly Named/Capitol/Caroline
Peak: #5
Weeks: 25

Rector’s first hit on my chart was a giant, and it certainly had some longevity. Bandmate Cody Fry’s “Go” also hit the top 100.

13. P!NK, “Just Like Fire”
Writer(s): P!nk, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster, Oscar Holter
Album: Alice Through The Looking Glass (Soundtrack)
Label: RCA
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

2016 was another great year for soundtracks. This song gave the pop superstar her third top ten hit from a movie since 2001.

12. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body”
Writer(s): Walk The Moon
Album: Talking Is Hard
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

Three #1 hits, three different calendar years, all from the same album. It’s a rare feat, but a cool one for this great Ohio band.

11. PASSENGER, “Somebody’s Love”
Writer(s): Passenger
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

You know how I love his music so, and the fifth #1 hit on my chart from this English musician was no exception. Great album!

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow, when I reveal the first half of my top ten songs from the list…

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