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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 29, 2012

“Back” to 2012.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 29, 2012…

Debuts:
40. ADAM LAMBERT, “Never Close Our Eyes”
39. ALEX CLARE, “Too Close”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAROON 5, “Payphone” (28-18, ten spots)

10. KARMIN, “Brokenhearted” (up 2)
Album: Hello (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (up 5)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, International Solutions/Avex/Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

08. OLLY MURS, “Oh My Goodness” (down 1)
Album: Right Place Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

07. KEANE, “Silenced By The Night” (up 1)
Album: Strangeland (2012, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (steady, third week)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. TRAIN, “Drive By” (down 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (up 1)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

02. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (down 1)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (up 1)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 24, 2013

“Two” for one.

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 March 24, 2013…

Debuts:
40. MATT NATHANSON, “Mission Bells”
39. WALK OFF THE EARTH, “Red Hands”
36. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go”

Biggest Mover(s):
DANIEL POWTER, “Crazy All My Life” (32-23, nine spots)

10. PASSION PIT, “Carried Away” (up 2)
Album: Gossamer (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. ONE DIRECTION, “Kiss You” (steady, second week)
Album: Take Me Home (2012, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. FUN., “Carry On” (down 2)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

07. TRAIN, “Mermaid” (down 2)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Out Of My League” (up 5)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

05. OLLY MURS, “Army Of Two” (up 2)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. ONEREPUBLIC, “If I Lose Myself” (down 1)
Album: Native (2013, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

03. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Suit & Tie” (up 1)
Album: The 20/20 Experience (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Gone, Gone, Gone” (steady, second week)
Album: The World From The Side Of The Moon (2012, 19/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. P!NK featuring NATE RUESS, “Just Give Me A Reason” (steady, third week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 4, 2004

Cleanin’ up the chart.

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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 4, 2004…

Debuts:
38. RAVEN-SYMONE, “Superstition”
27. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Eight Easy Steps”

Biggest Mover(s):
THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You” (29-16, thirteen spots)

10. MAROON 5, “This Love” (up 9)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, J/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

09. TRAIN, “When I Look To The Sky” (down 1)
Album: My Private Nation (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “The Trouble With Love Is” (up 3)
Album: Thankful (2003, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #4

07. ALICIA KEYS, “You Don’t Know My Name” (up 2)
Album: The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2003, J Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

06. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Hold On” (steady, second week)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. HILARY DUFF, “Come Clean” (up 2)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. PINK, “God Is A DJ” (down 1)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #3

03. LINKIN PARK, “Numb” (up 1)
Album: Meteora (2003, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. EAMON, “F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)” (steady, second week)
Album: I Don’t Want You Back (2004, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (steady, third week)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2017: Part Two, 60-31

As 2017 draws 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. 2017 was certainly a year of considerable change in many different industries: media, politics, etc., and that change was reflected in much of the music that was released this year. In fact, “Never Change” gives a new Irish duo, Picture This, their first song to reach my year-end survey. Luckily, “Love” was still felt throughout the year, featured in the titles of songs from Andy Grammer, John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson and more. “Money” was on the mind of Jack Antonoff from Bleachers, as well as the four guys from Foster The People. You already know that I played songs from Harry Styles and Paramore about a million “Times”, while Lorde and MUNA found “Places” to rest on the survey earlier this year, but where will they “Place” here?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s get back to the countdown. Check out the next 30 songs on my Top 100 of 2017…

The 2017 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 4, 2016 to the chart dated November 26, 2017. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks charted in the top 40 and top ten. 176 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 168 that did so in 2016.

60. LORDE, “Perfect Places”
Album: Melodrama
Label: Lava/Republic
Peak: #10

59. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “So Close”
Album: Zombies On Broadway
Label: Crush Music/Vanguard
Peak: #11

58. JAMES ARTHUR, “Say You Won’t Let Go”
Album: Back From The Edge
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

57. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Miles”
Album: Collateral
Label: Interscope
Peak: #9

56. MAROON 5, “Cold”
Album: Red Pill Blues (Deluxe)
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #9

55. CAPTAIN CUTS featuring NATEUR, “Love Like We Used To”
Album: TBA
Label: Epic
Peak: #5

54. ED SHEERAN, “Galway Girl”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #10

53. JOHN MAYER, “Still Feel Like Your Man”
Album: The Search For Everything
Label: Columbia
Peak: #9

52. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do”
Album: Red Pill Blues
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #6

51. ED SHEERAN, “Shape Of You”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #8

50. NIALL HORAN, “This Town”
Album: Flicker
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for one week

49. LIGHTS, “Giants”
Album: Skin & Earth
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #10

48. JULIA MICHAELS, “Uh Huh”
Album: Nervous System (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #4

47. TRAIN, “Drink Up”
Album: a girl a bottle a boat
Label: Columbia
Peak: #9

46. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft”
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2

45. KELLY CLARKSON, “It’s Quiet Uptown”
Album: The Hamilton Mixtape
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

44. PASSENGER, “Anywhere”
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #9

43. ANDY GRAMMER, “Give Love”
Album: The Good Parts
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #5

42. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone”
Album: First Impressions (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for seven weeks (2016 Chart Year)

41. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Cut To The Feeling”
Album: E•MO•TION: Side B (EP)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #8

40. DEMI LOVATO, “Sorry Not Sorry”
Album: Tell Me You Love Me
Label: Hollywood/Island/Republic
Peak: #9

39. TOM WALKER, “Just You And I”
Album: Blessings (EP)
Label: Epic
Peak: #7

38. HARRY STYLES, “Two Ghosts”
Album: Harry Styles
Label: Columbia
Peak: #6

37. ONEREPUBLIC, “Let’s Hurt Tonight”
Album: Oh My My
Label: Interscope
Peak: #8

36. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Look What You Made Me Do”
Album: reputation
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

35. DANIEL POWTER, “Delicious”
Album: TBA
Label: Unleashed!/Sony Music (SE)
Peak: #5

34. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2

33. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “I Believe In You”
Album: Nobody But Me
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #5 (2016 Chart Year)

32. SCOTT HELMAN, “Kinda Complicated”
Album: Hôtel de Ville
Label: Warner Music Canada
Peak: #4

31. TRAIN, “Play That Song”
Album: a girl a bottle a boat
Label: Columbia
Peak: #2

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2017 tomorrow…

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 13, 2009

Breaking into 2009’s best.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 13, 2009…

Debuts:
38. JARON & THE LONG ROAD TO LOVE, “Pray For You”
37. THE FRAY, “Syndicate”
36. JOSHUA RADIN, “I’d Rather Be With You” (re-entry)
27. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now”

Biggest Mover(s):
DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (23-12, eleven spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (up 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

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

08. NICKELBACK, “Never Gonna Be Alone” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

07. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Maybe” (up 1)
Album: Everybody (2009, Cabin 24 Records)
Peak: #7

06. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (down 2)
Album: Crazy Love (2009, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Someday” (steady, second week)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. TRAIN, “Hey, Soul Sister” (up 2)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Already Gone” (down 1)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

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

01. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (steady, third week)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 23, 2012

A “Good Time” in 2012, indeed.

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 September 23, 2012…

Debuts:
40. MATT CARDLE, “It’s Only Love”
38. LIFEHOUSE featuring NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Between The Raindrops”

29. ONE DIRECTION, “Live While We’re Young”

Biggest Mover(s):
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Your Body” (31-17, fourteen spots)

10. WALK THE MOON, “Anna Sun” (up 1)
Album: Walk The Moon (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

09. CHRIS WALLACE, “Remember When (Push Rewind)” (down 5)
Album: Push Rewind (2012/2014, ThinkSay Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

08. ANDY GRAMMER, “Miss Me” (up 1)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. MAROON 5, “One More Night” (steady, third week)
Album: Overexposed (2012, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

06. THE SCRIPT featuring WILL.I.AM, “Hall Of Fame” (up 4)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (up 1)
Album: Red (2012, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. PINK, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” (steady, second week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. FUN., “Some Nights” (steady, second week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

02. TRAIN, “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” (steady, sixth week)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

01. OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Good Time” (steady, second week)
Album: The Midsummer Station (2012, Republic Records) and Kiss (2012, 604/School Boy/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 11, 2013

“True” jams.

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 August 11, 2013…

Debuts:
40. KATY PERRY, “Roar”
39. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World”
38. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem”

Biggest Mover:
MIKA featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Popular Song” (39-27, twelve spots)

10. SARA BAREILLES, “Brave” (down 4)
Album: The Blessed Unrest (2013, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

09. FAMILY OF THE YEAR, “St. Croix” (up 1)
Album: Loma Vista (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (down 3)
Album: Random Access Memories (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

07. PASSENGER, “Holes” (up 4)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises” (up 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Her Favorite Song” (down 3)
Album: Where Does This Door Go (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (up 4)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “What If” (up 1)
Album: Bookmarks (2013, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (up 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

01. P!NK featuring LILY ROSE COOPER, “True Love” (steady, second week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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