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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 29, 2017

He's the Man.

No Bone to pick with him, Man.

DEBUTS
40. Keith Urban – Blue Ain’t Your Color
38. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Bon Jovi – Roller Coaster (35)
24. Grouplove – Good Morning (32)
22. Julia Michaels – Issues (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go (13) | PEAK: #10
09. MUNA – I Know A Place (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Play That Song (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (07) | PEAK: #06
05. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (06) | PEAK: #05
04. LP – Lost On You (05) | PEAK: #04
03. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alice Merton – No Roots (1)
2. The Shins – Name For You (7)
3. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (3)
4. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (4)
5. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (6)
6. Sting – One Fine Day (8)
7. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (10)
8. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (-)
9. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (-)
10. Tavish Crowe – Fire (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
Causes – Where Does Love Go
James Blunt – Love Me Better (new)
Lady Antebellum – You Look Good
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (new)
Pat Benatar – Shine
Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (new)
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell

Chart Notes:

  • For the second week in a row, singer and songwriter Julia Michaels has the week’s Biggest Mover with “Issues”. On my last chart, she tied for the title, moving 37-31. Now, she holds it by herself, jumping from 31-22. Michaels, born in Davenport, IA before moving west, also enters the top 40 on the CHR/Top 40 chart this week, joining a list of Iowa-born musicians to rank on the national pop list that includes Andy Williams, C.W. McCall, Glenn MillerNate Ruess and Tracie Spencer.
  • Two recent crossovers to the Hot AC format break into the top 40 this week: at #38, “All We Ever Knew” marks the debut of Seattle’s The Head And The Heart on my chart. The song topped the Alternative radio chart for a week in November. At #40 is the recent chart-topping Country hit by Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”. His song got some key adds recently, and it looks like it’s bound to see some more action in the coming weeks.
  • New singles from Sting and The Shins seem like the most likely candidates to debut in my top 40 next week, at least at the current time. Remember, anything can change. Check back next Sunday to see what happens!

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 27, 2017

Coming down the track with new tracks...

Coming down the track with new tracks…

When it comes to executive orders to better the state of our music industry, I think we can sign off on getting all of you readers out in the blog world up-to-date with the latest releases. After all, it’s not a wall. Here are some of this week’s new album and singles:

TRAIN – a girl a bottle a boat (iTunes)
All aboard! The latest set from this San Francisco band features “Play That Song”, which recently went top ten on Hot AC radio. That sounds like some chart and soul to me! It also features a collaboration with Priscilla Renea, who hit the pop chart as an artist in 2009 with “Dollhouse”. Pat Monahan and crew have earned five top ten albums on the Billboard 200 since 2001, and the sixth could be on its way soon.

MIGOS – Culture (iTunes)
If you’re into raindrops and drop-tops, then you probably know the chart-topping song “Bad And Boujee” by this Georgia rap trio. As it ranks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, it’s also a top ten hit on the Rhythmic and Urban radio listings. This album will receive a large boost due to stream and track-equivalent units, which is not “Bad” at all when it comes to chart placement.

KEHLANI – SweetSexySavage (iTunes)
With cuts like “CRZY” and “Distraction” building up millions of plays at streaming services, the California performer is bound to find some nice support at those platforms for release week. It’s likely to perform much better than her last mixtape, You Should Be Here.

More albums out this week: Aquilo‘s Silhouettes (iTunes), Bell Biv Devoe‘s Three Stripes (iTunes), Brantley Gilbert‘s The Devil Don’t Sleep (iTunes), Erik Hassle‘s Innocence Lost (iTunes), Japandroids‘s Near To The Wild Heart Of Life (iTunes), Joshua Radin‘s The Fall (iTunes), Lauren Alaina‘s Road Less Traveled (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 61 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Stanaj‘s From A Distance (iTunes), Whissell‘s Old Souls, Young Bodies (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“21 Days”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“Anymore”, Goldfrapp (iTunes)
“Be The 1”, Ricky Reed (iTunes)
“Don’t Speak For Me (True)”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Hand Grenade”, Jeffrey James (iTunes)
“Love Is The Beast”, RØMANS featuring Avelino (iTunes)
“Love Me Better”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Medicine”, KNGDAVD (iTunes)
“Mercy (Acoustic Guitar Version)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Natural”, Russ Macklin featuring Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“No Matter”, Frances (iTunes)
“Off My Mind”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Pipe Dreams”, Nelly Furtado (iTunes)
“Play”, SoMo featuring Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Run Up”, Major Lazer featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Scared To Be Lonely”, Martin Garrix featuring Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Skin”, Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Sleep Deprived”, LÉON (iTunes)
“So Good”, Zara Larsson featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Testify”, Citizen Four (iTunes)
“Young Blood”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Big Sean, MUNAReba McEntire and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 22, 2017

He's the Man.

He’s no ordinary Man.

DEBUTS
40. Gavin DeGraw – Something Worth Saving
39. Nathan Sykes – There’s Only One Of You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Julia Michaels – Issues (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (28)
19. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (07) | PEAK: #05
08. James TW – When You Love Someone (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
07. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (08) | PEAK: #07
06. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (09) | PEAK: #06
05. LP – Lost On You (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Train – Play That Song (03) | PEAK: #02
03. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alice Merton – No Roots (1)
2. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (5)
3. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (2)
4. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (6)
5. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (4)
6. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (10)
7. The Shins – Name For You (-)
8. Sting – One Fine Day (-)
9. Keith Urban – Blue Ain’t Your Color (-)
10. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
Causes – Where Does Love Go (new)
Jonathan Roy – Good Things (new)
Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (new)
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Pat Benatar – Shine (new)
Tavish Crowe – Fire (new)
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell
The Strumbellas – Young & Wild
Tyler Hilton – Next To You

Chart Notes:

  • Four active hits sit just below the top ten this week: “I Know A Place” (14-11) by MUNA, “Anywhere” (13-12) by Passenger, “Say You Won’t Let Go” (15-13) by James Arthur and “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (16-14) by OneRepublic. With two newcomers and two chart veterans in the mix, it’ll be a fight to the finish to enter the region next week. Who makes it? Stay tuned.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the latest solo hit from Nathan Sykes, who previously recorded with The Wanted. “There’s Only One Of You” is new at #39. It’s the third track to reach the top 40 from Unfinished Business, following “Kiss Me Quick” and “Give It Up”, which both garnered some minor CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC airplay for a short time.
  • Just below Sykes is Gavin DeGraw, who comes in at #40 with “Something Worth Saving”. It’s the title track from his latest set, and the second single from it. (First single “She Sets The City On Fire” peaked at #7 last year.) DeGraw first made my top 40 in 2003 with “Follow Through”. His biggest hit, 2005’s “Chariot”, went to #2.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 15, 2017

He's the Man.

Bad to the ‘Bone Man.

DEBUTS
40. American Authors – I’m Born To Run
38. Bon Jovi – Roller Coaster
37. Julia Michaels – Issues
36. Grouplove – Good Morning
35. Broods – Heartlines | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (35)
25. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (31)
21. Daniel Powter – Delicious (29) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Bastille – Blame (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan – This Town (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (06) | PEAK: #05
06. LP – Lost On You (07) | PEAK: #06
05. James TW – When You Love Someone (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Train – Play That Song (03) | PEAK: #02
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alice Merton – No Roots (4)
2. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (2)
3. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (3)
4. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (5)
5. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (9)
6. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (8)
7. Tyler Hilton – Next To You (7)
8. Nathan Sykes – There’s Only One Of You (-)
9. Gavin DeGraw – Something Worth Saving (-)
10. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
Lolo – Shine
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Sting – One Fine Day
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell
The Strumbellas – Young & Wild
Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul

Chart Notes:

  • With five entries this week, we’ve made it out of the freeze successfully! The week’s Highest Debut is from siblings Caleb and Georgia Nott, better known as Broods, debuting at #35 with “Heartlines”. It’s the second single to chart from Conscious, an album they released last year. (The other entry was “Free”.) The single impacts at Hot AC radio on Monday, so check back on our socials to see how it does.
  • Just below them is Grouplove, who just missed the top ten last year with “Welcome To Your Life”. “Good Morning” lands a good entry at #36 this week. Both singles are taken from the album Big Mess, which became the act’s second top 40 album in the U.S. last fall. Their latest tour (of the same name) begins later this month in Knoxville, TN. “Good” hits Alternative radio on February 7.
  • Last year, singer and songwriter Julia Michaels hit a high of #2 as a co-writer on Gwen Stefani‘s “Make Me Like You”. At the moment, she’s in the top 40 with her first entry as an artist. Debuting at #37, “Issues” has had no issues breaking into the top 200 on iTunes, or getting adds on several prominent Spotify playlists following its release on Friday.
  • New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi ride up and down and straight into the #38 spot with “Roller Coaster”. In 2016, the title track from This House Is Not For Sale got to #10. That set currently holds the record for the largest fall from #1 in Billboard chart history, sinking 1-43 on the album chart in December. Not their finest moment…
  • Finally, at #40, is the sixth chart hit for American Authors. “I’m Born To Run” is the fourth release to grace my top 40 off their album What We Live For. It goes for Alternative adds on February 14. Will the format’s key programmers give it a little love on Valentine’s Day? Stay tuned.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 8, 2017

He's the Man.

He’s the Man.

DEBUTS
35. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
31. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
29. Daniel Powter – Delicious | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Ocean Park Standoff – Good News (31)
11. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (20) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Shawn Mendes – Mercy (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan – This Town (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. LP – Lost On You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (06) | PEAK: #05
05. James TW – When You Love Someone (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Train – Play That Song (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Broods – Heartlines (6)
2. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (1)
3. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (2)
4. Alice Merton – No Roots (7)
5. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (3)
6. Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love (4)
7. Tyler Hilton – Next To You (5)
8. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (8)
9. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (-)
10. Grouplove – Good Morning (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside
DNCE – Truthfully
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love (new)
Lolo – Shine
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Nathan Sykes – There’s Only One Of You (new)
Sting – One Fine Day (new)
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell (new)
The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (new)
Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul

Chart Notes:

  • It’s always awesome to have a newcomer at #1, and the latest one is 31-year-old Rory Graham, better known as Rag’n’Bone Man. He’s up from 3-1 with “Human”, the title track from his forthcoming album, due February 10. The song’s already done huge numbers overseas, spending time at #1 in countries like Austria, Belgium, Germany, Scotland and Switzerland. It’s also had two nonconsecutive weeks at #2 in the U.K., though I’m still hoping that it’ll reach #1. (Catch up, streaming!) If you’re in the U.S., you’re likely to hear it on your local Alternative station, as radio giant iHeartMedia recently selected it for their On The Verge artist integration program. Check it out!
  • When you hear the name Daniel Powter, you likely think of his hit “Bad Day”. After all, it was heard on American Idol, got to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold two million digital downloads in just 2006 alone. As far as most casual music fans, it probably stops there. I’m assuming they’ve probably asked, “What did the “Bad Day” guy go?” Looking at my chart, he didn’t exactly leave. He’s had a run of ten top 40 entries between 2005 and 2013, nine going top ten and three climbing to #1. With that in mind, 45-year-old Powter has the Highest Debut of the week at #29 with “Delicious”. Stay tuned for details on future releases from the singer.
  • What happens when Ed Sheeran releases two tracks at once? Well, you can chart them both, that’s what you do! “Shape Of You” is the radio single of the two, and that bows at #35, while “Castle On The Hill”, which remains a strong sales hit, debuts at #31. Both tracks can be found on his forthcoming album ÷ (pronounced “divide”), due sometime this year. For the former title, it’s the first “Shape” single to reach my chart since 2000’s “Shape Of My Heart” (#2) by the Backstreet Boys, and for the latter title, the only other “Castle” to be housed in my chart was 2006’s “King Without A Castle” (#19) by Chris Isaak.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 6, 2013

Tryin' to catch our breaths from this flashback.

Tryin’ to catch our breaths from this flashback.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 6, 2013…

Debuts:
38. PASSION PIT, “Carried Away”
37. TAYLOR SWIFT, “22”

Biggest Mover(s):
LAWSON, “Learn To Love Again” (39-29, ten spots)

10. TRAIN, “Mermaid” (up 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Catch My Breath” (steady, third week)
Album: Greatest Hits – Chapter One (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. ADELE, “Skyfall” (down 2)
Album: Skyfall – Single (2012, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. THE SCRIPT, “Six Degrees Of Separation” (steady, second week)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. ROBBIE WILLIAMS, “Candy” (down 2)
Album: Take The Crown (2012, Farrell Music/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. JASON MRAZ, “93 Million Miles” (steady, second week)
Album: Love Is A Four Letter Word (2012, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (up 4)
Album: Red (2012, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013 – U.S. release, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. P!NK, “Try” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. FUN., “Carry On” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight 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.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 1, 2017

Eight is enough.

A “Bridge” to 2017.

DEBUTS
40. The Score – Unstoppable
39. Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake – True Colors
38. Molly Kate Kestner – Good Die Young | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
22. MUNA – I Know A Place (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
21. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (26)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Mendes – Mercy (10) | PEAK: #09
08. LP – Lost On You (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Niall Horan – This Town (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (06) | PEAK: #05
05. James TW – When You Love Someone (03) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Train – Play That Song (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (3)
2. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (2)
3. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (4)
4. Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love (9)
5. Tyler Hilton – Next To You (6)
6. Broods – Heartlines (-)
7. Alice Merton – No Roots (-)
8. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (-)
9. A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away (-)
10. Lolo – Shine (-)

In The Mix:
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside
DNCE – Truthfully
James Hersey – Miss You
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Ryan Adams – Do You Still Love Me?
Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by a chart newcomer, Molly Kate Kestner. She’s new at #38 with “Good Die Young”. The 21-year-old singer had a viral hit several years ago with “His Daughter”, which now has over 15 million views on YouTube. She’s a current Los Angeles resident, but her hometown is Austin, MN. A music video for “Good” debuted about two weeks ago.
  • Another soundtrack cut enters my chart this week, and this one is from the animated film Trolls. With their remake of “True Colors”, a #1 song on the pop chart in 1986 for Cyndi Lauper, Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake come in at #39. It has a small amount of airplay at AC and Hot AC radio, with syndicated night show Delilah supporting it regularly.
  • Last, but not least, is The Score, the duo of Eddie Anthony and Edan Dover. Their current single is “Unstoppable”, and it’ll be at Alternative radio and going for adds in just a few weeks. It debuts at #40 on my chart, making it their second chart hit.

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