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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 28, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

Another toast to the Ghost.

DEBUTS
39. X Ambassadors – Renegades
38. Lions Head – Begging | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. John Newman – Come And Get It (38)
32. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (31)
11. ROMANS – Uh Huh (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Saint Motel – My Type (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Parachute – Crave (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Causes – Walk On Water (7)
2. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (2)
3. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (4)
4. Family Of The Year – Make You Mine (6)
5. New Politics – West End Kids (5)
6. Allen Stone – Freedom (3)
7. Daya – Hide Away (8)
8. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (10)
9. Jake Owen – Real Life (-)
10. Life Of Dillon – Dreams (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Beck – Dreams
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town (new)
Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (new)
Coasts – Oceans
Day Wave – Drag
Django Django – Shake And Tremble
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night (new)
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep (new)
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
Karmin – Didn’t Know You
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers
Little Mix – Black Magic (new)
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (new)
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Skinny Days – Alright Right Now
The Heydaze – Dumb (new)
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Architect Of Ruin
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • Locked in at #1 for a fifth week is the trio Jukebox The Ghost and “Postcard”, which now gives them the longest-running #1 song during the 2015 chart year (at least thus far.) The last song to spend that much time at the top was by singer Jamie Scott and “Unbreakable”, which lasted six weeks in late 2014. How long will this Ghost haunt my house of hits? Their treat may pull off more tricks, so stay tuned!
  • Duran Duran, Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers land this week’s Biggest Mover, “Pressure Off”, up 40-32. It leads off Paper Gods, which is out in the U.S. on September 18, though it’ll be released in Europe a week earlier. Though the group’s biggest hits ranked in the 1980’s, they’ve collected two #1’s on my chart with 2005’s “What Happens Tomorrow” and 2011’s “All You Need Is Now”.
  • Both of the week’s debuts are by new duos or groups to my top 40, and the highest, at #38, is by the American-German duo called Lions Head, consisting of Ignacio Uriarte and Filip Bakija. “Begging” is reacting nicely on sites such as SoundCloud, where the original version and two remixes have been streamed in excess of 470,000 times. That’s a mighty musical roar.
  • The other entry on this week’s chart is the current #1 song on the Alternative chart. “Renegades” by X Ambassadors bows in at #39. The quartet’s album, VHS, is due on Tuesday. Though their run was heavily aided by iHeartMedia’s On The Verge artist integration program at the format, their crossover attempt at Hot AC radio is not.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (June 23)

Chart-topping Material.

Chart-topping Material.

The musical “Merry Go ‘Round” keeps swinging this summer, as two lovely ladies of different genres and a band of heavy hitters sit at the top of the stack this week. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of June 23:

  • Though her leadoff release “Biscuits” struggled into the 40’s on the Country radio chart, fans of singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will make sure that her latest album will go much higher than that on the Billboard 200. The title of the set is Pageant Material, and it’s bound to be a good seller, especially at digital outlets. We’ll see if #1 is in reach soon. (iTunes)
  • Currently climbing the pop radio chart with her second single, “Should’ve Been Us”, 22-year-old Tori Kelly is out with a debut album this week, Unbreakable Smile. It also features the recent hit and iHeartMedia On The Verge choice “Nobody Love”. It’ll likely debut in the top ten and possibly the top five next week. (iTunes)
  • With their first studio album in nearly six years, Pennsylvania rockers Breaking Benjamin are searching for their third top ten album in a row with Dark Before Dawn, featuring the recent Active Rock radio chart-topper “Failure”. Catch them on the road beginning next week. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Alaska Thunderfuck‘s Anus (iTunes), Bully‘s Feels Like (iTunes), Canaan Smith‘s Bronco (iTunes), Elijah Blake‘s Shadows & Diamonds (iTunes), Emily King‘s The Switch (iTunes), Leon Bridges‘s Coming Home (iTunes), Mike Posner‘s The Truth (EP) (iTunes), The Heydaze‘s The Heydaze (EP) (iTunes) and Wolf Alice‘s My Love Is Cool (iTunes).

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

  • “Good For You”, a new single from Selena Gomez and A$AP Rocky. (iTunes)
  • “No Drama Queen”, a new song from Grouplove. (iTunes)
  • “No Sleep”, the new single from Janet Jackson. (iTunes)
  • “Worse Things Than Love”, a single from Timeflies and Natalie La Rose. (iTunes)

Just before the Global Release Day takes place in a little over two weeks, we have one more set of Monday releases on the 29th, including Joy Williams, Miguel and more. Look for a preview coming on Sunday night!

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (June 2015) (Part One)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new singles will be lighting up the national charts during the month. Which tracks will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a small selection of new songs being serviced in June on the CHR and Hot AC formats in the first part of this month’s Radio Report:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

American Authors
AMERICAN AUTHORS – “Go Big Or Go Home” (June 2) (* + **)
Label: Island/Republic
The latest single from the quartet that gave us 2014’s most-played song on Hot AC radio is simultaneously heading to CHR radio, making for one big impact date. Of course, that song was “Best Day Of My Life”, which continues to get play every day, even if it’s not the best one. “Go” has already earned a good placement with the NBA Playoffs. Now, let’s see if it’s a slam dunk on the charts.

Mark Ronson and Mystikal
MARK RONSON featuring MYSTIKAL – “Feel Right” (June 2) (*)
Label: RCA
Though “Uptown Funk” has faded from the top of the radio and sales charts after a huge run, Ronson is looking to funk things up again with his latest track, which features a New Orleans rapper on a comeback. Born Michael Tyler, he was last in the top 40 way back in 2001 on the Double Take remix of Joe‘s “Stutter”, peaking at #11 on the format. It’s unexpected, but definitely very cool.

O.A.R.
O.A.R. – “Two Hands Up” (June 2) (**)
Label: Vanguard
“Two” is the third single to be released from the group’s 2014 album The Rockville LP, which also includes “Peace” and “Favorite Song”. The latter of those two singles barely touched the top 40 on Hot AC late last year and earlier this year, so the prospect of a third single is a bit perplexing. That being said, it’s another good song from the quintet and should garner some good action here.

Prince Royce and Pitbull
PRINCE ROYCE featuring PITBULL – “Back It Up” (June 2) (*)
Label: RCA
For a singer that’s notched high peaks on the Latin and Tropical charts with relative ease over the past few years, it was definitely a disappointment to see his first English single, “Stuck On A Feeling”, stall halfway up the CHR chart, even with its status as an On The Verge pick for iHeartMedia stations. Still on the prowl for his pop throne, this new collaboration is a sizzling summer sound.

Rob Thomas
ROB THOMAS – “Trust You” (June 2) (**)
Label: Atlantic
It’s been a long time coming for fans of the 43-year-old singer, songwriter and leader of Matchbox Twenty, but the release of a leadoff single is always welcome news. “Trust” is the first to be issued from the forthcoming The Great Unknown album, which is due to be released later this year. You can also see him on a tour of the same name. Let’s hope that Hot AC puts their trust in this.

Tori Kelly
TORI KELLY – “Should’ve Been Us” (June 2) (*)
Label: Capitol
Much like “Back It Up” earlier in this post, “Should’ve” is the followup to another On The Verge selection that stalled in the teens, Kelly’s being “Nobody Love”. With just weeks until the release of her debut album, Unbreakable Smile, the label may be working overtime to get her name back out there on the airwaves. Luckily, the R&B-influenced single should fit well on most CHR outlets.

MKTO
MKTO – “Bad Girls” (June 9) (*)
Label: Columbia
If you’ve seen the advertisement for the upcoming season of ABC’s Mistresses, then you’ve heard a portion of the latest single for the duo that’s seeking their fourth top 40 single at the radio format. Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller return with a song that might give “Classic” a run from its… well, classic status. (There can be two classics in their catalog, yes?) Look for it to soar very quickly.

Daya
DAYA – “Hide Away” (June 16) (*)
Label: Artbeatz/Z-Entertainment
It started on SiriusXM’s Venus last month, and now a dozen independent radio stations (and YouTube’s Tyler Oakley) are leading the way on this girl’s debut single. She’s a 16-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Pittsburgh, PA and her single was just featured on iTunes in their New Artists feature. With sales and streams going up, this could be a dark horse in the radio race.

Sage The Gemini and Nick Jonas
SAGE THE GEMINI featuring NICK JONAS – “Good Thing” (June 16) (*)
Label: Republic
Here’s a hot pairing with a jam that’s bound to be big over the summer months at several formats. It teams the California rapper, featured on Flo Rida‘s recent top ten hit, “G.D.F.R.”, and the New Jersey singer, currently falling in the top ten with “Chains”. It already has a good thing going on the sales side and will likely rise even higher once stations get on board closer to the adds date.

Karmin
KARMIN – “Didn’t Know You” (June 30) (*)
Label: P.I.C/in2une
After one EP and an album with Epic Records, Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan are keeping it independent as they move onto a new era. Can they work their way back up without a major backing? Well, the duo does have five top 40 releases to their credit on CHR radio (three peaked in the 30’s) and some decent support from core fans. We’ll see if they “Know” the right buttons to push.

Which of these new songs would you like to see on top of the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 3, 2015

They've booked a few nights here.

The Saints are coming.

DEBUTS
40. Walk The Moon – Different Colors
36. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
29. Jason French – You Just Want My Money (34)
27. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (25)
13. Matt Woods – In The Dark (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Delta Rae – Scared (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Mat Kearney – Billion (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – Man On A Wire (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Life Of Dillon – Overload (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (10)
2. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (2)
3. Little Big Town – Girl Crush (-)
4. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (1)
5. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (5)
6. Bleachers – Like A River Runs (-)
7. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (4)
8. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (9)
9. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (-)
10. Allen Stone – Freedom (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Charli XCX – Famous
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes (new)
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box (new)
Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go) (new)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Shift K3y – Name And Number
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • Two songs tie for the Biggest Mover this week: Sam Hunt‘s recent #1 on country radio is up six spaces to #27. “Take Your Time” is currently being promoted to CHR and Hot AC radio via Capitol Records, and while the single is currently charting at the latter format, it has yet to debut on the former. Also up six, from 39-33, is “The Book Of Love” from Irish newcomer Gavin James. That title was also a hit on the Hot 100 (#5) for a totally different song by The Monotones in 1958.
  • This week’s Highest Debut marks the fifth chart single for former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert. He comes in at #36 with “Ghost Town”, the leadoff release from his forthcoming third studio album, The Original High, due June 16. It was the second most added song on CHR radio during last week. Lambert’s first entry remains his biggest so far, the chart-topping “Whataya Want From Me”, a two-week #1 from April 2010.
  • They’ve been up and down the chart with their former #1, “Shut Up And Dance”, for 34 weeks now. Of course, the record is a much higher total for the most weeks on my top 40, but Walk The Moon‘s certainly got one of the biggest tracks of this year. Their followup, “Different Colors”, debuts this week at #40. It’s already got the support of SiriusXM’s Alt Nation.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 26, 2015

They've booked a few nights here.

They’ve booked a few nights here.

DEBUTS
40. Jakubi – Couch Potato
39. Gavin James – The Book Of Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (39)
25. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Matt Woods – In The Dark (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Delta Rae – Scared (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Mat Kearney – Billion (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (11) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script – Man On A Wire (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Years & Years – King (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Life Of Dillon – Overload (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Saint Motel – My Type (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (2)
2. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (4)
3. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town (-)
4. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (5)
5. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (8)
6. Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits (3)
7. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (-)
8. Francesco Yates – Better To Be Loved (7)
9. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (-)
10. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (-)

In The Mix:
Allen Stone – Freedom
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want (new)
Bleachers – Like A River Runs
Charli XCX – Famous
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
Jacquie Lee – Tears Fall
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That (new)
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken (new)
Little Big Town – Girl Crush (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Plain White T’s – Pause
Shawn Mendes – Stitches (new)
Shift K3y – Name And Number
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • In the 1980’s, a California band named The Motels had a string of four top 40 songs, including two top tens: 1982’s “Only The Lonely” and 1983’s “Suddenly Last Summer”. Three decades later, another California band called Saint Motel brings the word back and sings the words on this week’s new #1 song, “My Type”. The track is currently rising towards the top ten on Alternative radio and has some good crossover potential this summer.
  • Up nine notches to #25 is this week’s Biggest Mover, trio Jukebox The Ghost’s “Postcard”. It’s their first top 40 release and can be found on their self-titled album. Though the volume of postcards sent through the mail has decreased over time thanks to email and social media, you can still buy packs of them for use. I’m sure the three guys would appreciate some.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from newcomer Gavin James, a 23-year-old from Dublin, Ireland who comes in at #39 with “The Book Of Love”. The song was originally recorded by Boston band The Magnetic Fields in 1999, and many covers of it have been issued throughout the years. James’s version is currently a hit in Belgium and The Netherlands.
  • Also debuting this week is another new act, Jakubi, a five-piece Australian group based in Melbourne. They’re new at #40 with “Couch Potato”. In a week, the five men begin a West Coast tour before making stops in the Midwest and Northeast in late May and June. A video clip for the song recently debuted.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 19, 2015

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Royalty rules again.

DEBUTS
40. Florida Georgia Line – Sun Daze
39. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (39)
30. MIKA – Talk About You (35)
27. Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love (32)
23. Matt Woods – In The Dark (28)
19. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (24)
16. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (22) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Mat Kearney – Billion (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – Style (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Scott Helman – Bungalow (08) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script – Man On A Wire (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Life Of Dillon – Overload (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Saint Motel – My Type (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Years & Years – King (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (9)
2. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (4)
3. Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits (5)
4. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (7)
5. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (10)
6. MAGIC! – No Way No (3)
7. Francesco Yates – Better To Be Loved (8)
8. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (-)
9. Jacquie Lee – Tears Fall (-)
10. Jakubi – Couch Potato (-)

In The Mix:
Allen Stone – Freedom (new)
Anderson East – Satisfy Me (new)
Bleachers – Like A River Runs (new)
Charli XCX – Famous
Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Plain White T’s – Pause
Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (new)
Shift K3y – Name And Number
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
Tuxedo – Do It
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • In his fifth week on the chart, Martin Luke Brown reclaims the title of Biggest Mover with “Take Out Of Me”, up 22-16. You’ll be able to purchase Brown’s debut EP, named after his latest single, within the next week in most countries. Brown’s former top ten entry, “Nostalgia”, drops four notches to #38 this week as it hits the half-year mark at 26 weeks on. Way to go, Martin! Look for more new music later this year.
  • Remember this post of a month ago where I predicted six Country hits that could make the jump to pop radio? Well, guess I made some guesses. Two of those tracks climb aboard this week, including Sam Hunt‘s “Take Your Time”, in at #39. It is the first chart single for Hunt, who claims this week’s #1 single at the radio format. He previously led on that survey last year with “Leave The Night On”.
  • Also debuting this week is the second crossover single to make my chart for the duo Florida Georgia Line. Bowing in at #40, it’s “Sun Daze”. Last time around, they hit #3 with “Cruise” in a remix with rapper Nelly. The two are currently up in the top ten on the Country chart with “Sippin’ On Fire”.
  • Next week may see a debut from Adam Lambert and his new single, “Ghost Town”, as an instant impact, but how will he do against newcomers like Gavin James and Jakubi? Stay tuned!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 12, 2015

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Just a few weeks (& weeks) to reach #1.

DEBUTS
40. Jason French – You Just Want My Money
39. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
30. Parachute – Crave (35)
24. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (29)
22. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (27)
14. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (20) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Sugar (08) | PEAK: #04
09. The Script – Man On A Wire (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Scott Helman – Bungalow (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Style (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Life Of Dillon – Overload (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Saint Motel – My Type (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Florida Georgia Line – Sun Daze (4)
2. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (7)
3. MAGIC! – No Way No (1)
4. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (5)
5. Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits (3)
6. Olly Murs – Seasons (2)
7. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (9)
8. Francesco Yates – Better To Be Loved (8)
9. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (-)
10. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (-)

In The Mix:
Charli XCX – Famous (new)
Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight (new)
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks (new)
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
Jacquie Lee – Tears Fall
James Taylor – Today Today Today (new)
Madonna – Ghosttown
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up (new)
Oh Honey – Sugar, You (new)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Ruen Brothers – Summer Sun
Shift K3y – Name And Number
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (new)
Tuxedo – Do It
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • After four weeks at #1, the big hit from Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”, is knocked out of the top spot by a band of first-timers to the chart. English trio Years & Years advances 2-1 with their single “King”, a recent #1 hit in the United Kingdom. Royalty rightfully reigns atop the top 40 and becomes the highest “king” title to make my list, displacing 2010’s “King Of Anything” by Sara Bareilles, which peaked at #2.
  • Two newcomers are in with singles this week, the highest of which debuts at #39. The trio Jukebox The Ghost recently partnered with Cherrytree and Interscope Records, and their current single “Postcard” goes to radio next month. Though this marks their first time in my top 40, the band’s been around for over a decade. Look for it on the AAA airwaves soon.
  • A notch below them is Jason French, whose viral hit “You Just Want My Money” enters the chart at #40. It also goes to radio next month, but at the highly competitive CHR format. French is originally from the San Diego area and is currently in the process of recording a debut album (and perhaps making some nice “Money” along the way.)

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