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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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 8, 2004

1985? More like 2004.

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 thirteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 8, 2004…

Debuts:
40. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Shadow”
21. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses”

Biggest Mover:
(see #10 below)

10. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (up 17)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “My Happy Ending” (steady, second week)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #5

08. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started” (steady, second week)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7

07. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (down 3)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (down 1)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (up 1)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

04. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (down 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (up 4)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (down 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (up 1)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 2, 2017

Got ’til it’s Shawn.

DEBUTS
40. Katy Perry – Save As Draft
39. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fool | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Andy Grammer – Give Love (28)
20. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
17. Lorde – Perfect Places (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Train – Drink Up (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Tom Walker – Just You And I (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Paramore – Hard Times (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
03. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (04) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Loote – High Without Your Love (3)
2. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (5)
3. Hanson – I Was Born (1)
4. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (2)
5. Billy Raffoul – Driver (6)
6. All Time Low – Good Times (9)
7. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (10)
8. Dean Lewis – Waves (-)
9. LP – No Witness (-)
10. Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Two Fux (new)
BANNERS – Someone To You
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
Lights – Giants
Rachel Crow – Dime
Secret Weapons – Ghost
The Killers – The Man
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the seventh top 40 entry for Los Angeles’s Fitz And The Tantrums, the band that reached #1 on my chart with “MoneyGrabber” back in 2011. Since then, they’ve had four more top ten songs, with last year’s “HandClap” (#3) being the most recent. The group hasn’t announced a new album yet, but this looks to be the lead single from it. They’re on tour with James Arthur and OneRepublic this summer.
  • Katy Perry‘s fourth chart single from the #1 album Witness debuts at #40 this week, “Save As Draft”. The tune recently had a solid impact week at Hot AC radio, where it also sits just inside the top 40. The set’s third single, “Swish Swish”, looks to be over at the Top 40 format (and my own chart, where it falls 25-30 this week.) Thus, her era is still a mess. Congrats, I think…

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 4, 2010

The

“Gurls” and boys of 2010.

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 4, 2010…

Debuts:
40. JESSIE JAMES, “Boys In The Summer”
39. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Touch”

Biggest Movers:
MAROON 5, “Misery” (28-13, fifteen spots)

10. TRAIN, “If It’s Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (20o9, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

09. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (down 1)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

08. KE$HA, “Your Love Is My Drug” (up 1)
Album: Animal (2010, Kemosabe/RCA Records)
Peak: #8

07. JACK JOHNSON, “You And Your Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: To The Sea (2010, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. MIKE POSNER, “Cooler Than Me” (steady, fourth week)
Album: 31 Minutes To Takeoff (2010, J Records)
Peak: #4

05. JOHN MAYER featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Half Of My Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (steady, second week)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. ROB THOMAS, “Mockingbird” (steady, third week)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon” (steady, second week)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 25, 2017

From dusk till Shawn.

DEBUTS
40. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now
39. Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Andy Grammer – Give Love (34)
26. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (33)
22. Lorde – Perfect Places (29)
16. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (24) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Tom Walker – Just You And I (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Train – Drink Up (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (06) | PEAK: #04
06. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Paramore – Hard Times (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
03. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Hanson – I Was Born (2)
2. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (4)
3. Loote – High Without Your Love (6)
4. John Mayer – In The Blood (1)
5. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (9)
6. Billy Raffoul – Driver (7)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fool (-)
8. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
9. All Time Low – Good Times (10)
10. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (-)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – Someone To You
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul
Katy Perry – Save As Draft (new)
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
Lights – Giants (new)
Rachel Crow – Dime
Secret Weapons – Ghost (new)
Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (new)
The Killers – The Man
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third top 40 single for the 26-year-old out of Aylesbury, England named Barns Courtney. “Golden Dandelions” blooms at #39. Courtney had my #3 song of 2016 with “Fire”, which spent four weeks at #1. That single also reached the top five at Triple A radio and top 20 on the Alternative chart. He hasn’t released a full-length album yet. (An EP of his, The Dull Drums, was out earlier this year.)
  • The week’s other new entry is by another English singer and songwriter, 23-year-old Hertford-born George Ezra. He heads onto the survey at #40 with “Don’t Matter Now”. Of course, Ezra’s album Wanted On Voyage, released three years ago, gave him a handful of chart hits in Europe, including “Blame It On Me” and “Budapest”. Ezra’s second set is due later this year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 18, 2017

Illuminating the top spot.

DEBUTS
39. Picture This – Never Change
36. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Andy Grammer – Give Love (39)
29. Lorde – Perfect Places (34)
24. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – So Close (28)
12. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (17)
11. Tom Walker – Just You And I (18) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Train – Drink Up (09) | PEAK: #09
08. New Politics – One Of Us (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Paramore – Hard Times (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. John Mayer – In The Blood (1)
2. Hanson – I Was Born (4)
3. Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions (9)
4. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (7)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
6. Loote – High Without Your Love (10)
7. Billy Raffoul – Driver (8)
8. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (6)
9. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (-)
10. All Time Low – Good Times (-)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – Someone To You
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (new)
Jennifer Hudson – Remember Me
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul (new)
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
Rachel Crow – Dime
The Killers – The Man (new)
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes on his first #1 on my chart, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. It climbs 2-1 in its ninth week in the countdown. Mendes went as high as #2 last year with “Treat You Better”. Another treasure from Canada, Carly Rae Jepsen, lands this week’s Highest Debut with “Cut To The Feeling”. The cut from Leap! hops in at #36. It’s Jepsen’s seventh time on my chart since 2012. Additionally, Irish duo Picture This lands in the picture at #39 with their first top 40 hit, “Never Change”.
  • Right now, as this post goes public, I’m likely dancing the night away at a family wedding. Needless to say, full commentary is going to be back next weekend.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 11, 2017

Hit ’em up, Styles.

DEBUTS
40. James Arthur – Can I Be Him
39. Andy Grammer – Give Love
37. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Lorde – Perfect Places (39)
31. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – So Close (33)
24. Chord Overstreet – Hold On (29)
18. Tom Walker – Just You And I (24)
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Train – Drink Up (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (15) | PEAK: #08
07. Paramore – Hard Times (07) | PEAK: #07
06. New Politics – One Of Us (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. John Mayer – In The Blood (1)
2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (4)
3. Picture This – Never Change (7)
4. Hanson – I Was Born (5)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (2)
6. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (6)
7. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (10)
8. Billy Raffoul – Driver (9)
9. Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions (-)
10. Loote – High Without Your Love (-)

In The Mix:
All Time Low – Good Times (new)
BANNERS – Someone To You (new)
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Jennifer Hudson – Remember Me
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
Rachel Crow – Dime
Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (new)
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • After five huge weeks at #2, Harry Styles makes it to the top of my personal chart with “Sign Of The Times”, the first single from his self-titled solo album. Together with Niall Horan and ZAYN, pop group One Direction becomes the first act to send three of its members to #1 on my chart in solo projects. By the way, the record for the most weeks spent at #2 prior to a run at #1 on my personal chart is seven, which is held by two tracks: Darren Hayes‘s “Darkness” (2004-2005, two weeks at #1) and Natasha Bedingfield‘s “Unwritten” (2005-2006, ten nonconsecutive weeks at #1).
  • Earlier this year, singer and songwriter Julia Michaels had no “Issues” squeezing into the #1 spot on my top 40 for a week. Now, she’s looking to repeat that feat with her follow-up single, “Uh Huh”, which is the week’s Highest Debut at #37. Believe it or not, this is the third top 40 song called “Uh Huh” to make my chart in the past 15 years, following hits from B2K (2002) and ROMANS (2015). (The latter entry spent two weeks at #1 that August.) Michaels’s original song goes for adds at Top 40 radio on June 20.
  • As for this week’s other two debuts, both songs are impacting at the Hot AC format later this month. Launching on June 19 is “Give Love” by Andy Grammer, which enters at #39. The 33-year-old scores his eighth top 40 hit on my chart, with five of those entries becoming top ten hits. A notch lower, and going for adds a week later, is “Can I Be Him” by James Arthur. He hit my top ten earlier this year with “Say You Won’t Let Go”, which reached #1 at the format recently.

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