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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 14, 2021

DEBUTS
40. Taylor Swift – Message In A Bottle
36. U2 – Your Song Saved My Life | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti (39)
31. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (38)
28. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Westlife – Starlight (28)
13. Sting – Rushing Water (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Troye Sivan – Angel Baby (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Jax – Like My Father (12) | PEAK: #09
08. John Mayer – Wild Blue (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (07) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – I Want It All (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (05) | PEAK: #04
04. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (04) | PEAK: #03
03. Adele – Easy On Me (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
01. Duran Duran – Anniversary (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Dean Lewis – Looks Like Me (1)
2. TWICE – The Feels (3)
3. Jenna Raine – See You Later (Ten Years) (7)
4. JESSIA – But I Don’t (10)
5. ABBA – Just A Notion (4)
6. The Walters – I Love You So (9)
7. Avril Lavigne – Bite Me (-)
8. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (-)
9. BoyWithUke – Toxic (-)
10. Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket (-)

In The Mix:
Joel Corry featuring Mabel – I Wish
Kelly Clarkson – Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You)
Neon Trees – Holiday Rock
Rob Thomas – Small Town Christmas
Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton – I Bet You Think About Me (new)

Chart Notes:

  • The legendary Duran Duran secures a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Anniversary”, while Adele waits in the wings with “Easy On Me”, which holds at #3 and could reach the top spot next week. This week’s Biggest Mover is from the duo Silk Sonic: jumping from 37-28, “Smokin’ Out The Window” is lighting up the countdown in its second week of activity. There are two new songs on the chart this week: from the upcoming film Sing 2, “Your Song Saved My Life” is in at #36 for U2. It is currently earning airplay at the Hot AC and Triple A radio formats. The other debut is from Red (Taylor’s Version), a re-recorded release of Taylor Swift‘s popular 2012 album. Originally intended for that set nine years ago, “Message In A Bottle” floats ashore at #40.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 12, 2017

A chart flashback for lovers.

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 November 12, 2017…

Debuts:
39. BASTILLE, “World Gone Mad”
38. SHEPPARD, “Coming Home”
37. ANDY GRAMMER, “Smoke Clears”
36. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “I Miss You”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE SCRIPT, “Arms Open” (34-22, twelve spots)

10. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Miles” (down 1)
Album: Collateral (2018, Interscope Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. NOAH KAHAN, “Hurt Somebody” (up 2)
EP: Hurt Somebody (2018, Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

08. U2, “You’re The Best Thing About Me” (up 2)
Album: Songs Of Experience (2017, Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do” (steady, third week)
Album: Red Pill Blues (2017, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6

06. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (steady, second week)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (steady, second week)
Album: What If Nothing (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. P!NK, “What About Us” (steady, second week)
Album: Beautiful Trauma (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect” (steady, second week)
Album: ÷ (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

02. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Meaning Of Life (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (steady, second week)
Album: Dua Lipa (2017, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 6, 2005

This top ten is Jacked.

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 16 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 6, 2005…

Debuts:
40. RACHEL STEVENS, “Negotiate With Love”

38. TOBYMAC, “Gone”
32. RYAN CABRERA, “40 Kinds Of Sadness”

Biggest Mover(s):
GARBAGE, “Why Do You Love Me?” (33-20, thirteen spots)

10. DARREN HAYES, “Darkness” (down 2)
Album: The Tension And The Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. U2, “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own” (up 2)
Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

08. HOWIE DAY, “Collide” (up 1)
Album: Stop All The World Now (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. CARBON LEAF, “Life Less Ordinary” (down 2)
Album: Indian Summer (2004, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #2

06. THE KILLERS, “Mr. Brightside” (steady, second week)
Album: Hot Fuss (2004, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. JACK JOHNSON, “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” (up 2)
Album: In Between Dreams (2005, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Home” (steady, second week)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

03. DURAN DURAN, “What Happens Tomorrow” (steady, second week)
Album: Astronaut (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. LOW MILLIONS, “Eleanor” (steady, third week)
Album: Ex-Girlfriends (2004, EMI/Manhattan Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. ROB THOMAS, “Lonely No More” (steady, fifth week)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Melisma/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 7, 2018

Quality songs for you, too.

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 7, 2018…

Debuts:
39. LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA, “For You”
34. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Filthy”
31. BRUNO MARS & CARDI B, “Finesse”

Biggest Mover(s):
KESHA featuring THE DAP-KINGS HORNS, “Woman” (up 17-11, six spots)

10. BASTILLE, “World Gone Mad” (steady, second week)
Album: Bright (Soundtrack) (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8

09. SCOTT HELMAN, “PDA” (down 2)
Album: Hôtel De Ville (2017, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #7

08. U2, “You’re The Best Thing About Me” (down 2)
Album: Songs Of Experience (2017, Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. SHEPPARD, “Coming Home” (up 2)
Album: Watching The Sky (2018, Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

06. NOAH KAHAN, “Hurt Somebody” (down 1)
EP: Hurt Somebody (2018, Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. CALUM SCOTT, “You Are The Reason” (up 3)
Album: Only Human (2018, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. P!NK, “Beautiful Trauma” (steady, second week)
Album: Beautiful Trauma (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

03. THE SCRIPT, “Arms Open” (steady, second week)
Album: Freedom Child (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (steady, second week)
Album: What If Nothing (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (steady, second week)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 5, 2017

A “New” week of flashbacks.

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 two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 5, 2017…

Debuts:
(none)

Biggest Mover(s):
HARRY STYLES, “Kiwi” (27-19, eight spots)

10. U2, “You’re The Best Thing About Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Songs Of Experience (2017, Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

09. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Miles” (steady, second week)
Album: Collateral (2018, Interscope Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Look What You Made Me Do” (down 3)
Album: Reputation (2017, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do” (steady, second week)
Album: Red Pill Blues (2017, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6

06. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (up 2)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (up 1)
Album: What If Nothing (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. P!NK, “What About Us” (down 3)
Album: Beautiful Trauma (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect” (up 1)
Album: ÷ (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

02. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft” (steady, third week)
Album: Meaning Of Life (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (up 2)
Album: Dua Lipa (2017, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 10, 2004

A good Day for a 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 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 10, 2004:

Debuts:
40. MAROON 5, “Sunday Morning”
39. JET, “Look What You’ve Done”
36. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Give A Little Bit”
34. MARC BROUSSARD, “Where You Are”

Biggest Mover(s):
GWEN STEFANI, “What You Waiting For?” (34-21, thirteen spots)

10. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (down 3)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. BRYAN ADAMS, “Open Road” (up 4)
Album: Room Service (2004, Mercury Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (down 3)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

07. GREEN DAY, “American Idiot” (up 4)
Album: American Idiot (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

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

05. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” (up 5)
Album: Love Songs: A Compilation… Old And New (2004, Atlantic/Rhino Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (steady, second week)
Album: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records) and Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

03. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses” (steady, second week)
Album: Harmonium (2004, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2

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

01. U2, “Vertigo” (steady, second week)
Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2018: Part One, 100-61

As 2018 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. 2018 may have been a doozy on the political front, but in the musical world, plenty of great singles and performers made their mark on my listening habits this year. “Love” was a constant presence in the top 40 for much of the last twelve months, from “Love So Soft” to “Love Someone” to “Say Love” and many others. We also found a “New” perspective from big titles like “New Light” and “New Rules”. “High Hopes”, “High Horse” and “Hell Or High Water” kept us in the heights of a diverse year for sounds, while “You”, “Me” and everybody in-between got their equal share of pop pronouns. Phew… that was a lot, and there’s much more to come! Who will spread the word and have my #1 song at the end of the countdown?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s get to counting. Check out the first 40 songs on my Top 100 of 2018…

The 2018 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 3, 2017 to the chart dated November 25, 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. 171 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 176 that did so in 2017.

100. BÜLOW, “Two Punks In Love”
Album: (single only)
Label: Wax/Republic
Peak: #19

99. ALEC BENJAMIN, “Let Me Down Slowly”
Album: Narrated For You
Label: Artist Partner Group/Atlantic
Peak: #14+

98. P!NK, “What About Us”
Album: Beautiful Trauma
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for three weeks (2017 Chart Year)

97. OCEAN PARK STANDOFF, “If You Were Mine”
Album: (single only)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #20

96. SNOW PATROL, “Empress”
Album: Wildness
Label: Republic
Peak: #20

95. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN & FUTURE, “End Game”
Album: Reputation
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Peak: #20

94. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Filthy”
Album: Man Of The Woods
Label: RCA
Peak: #15

93. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do”
Album: Red Pill Blues
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #6 (2017 Chart Year)

92. THE DRIVER ERA, “Preacher Man”
Album: (single only)
Label: TOO/Artist Cooperative
Peak: #19

91. THE HEAD AND THE HEART, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #12

90. SERENA RYDER, “Ice Age”
Album: Electric Love (EP)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #19

89. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow”
Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #5+

88. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring DEMI LOVATO, “Fall In Line”
Album: Liberation
Label: RCA
Peak: #16

87. SHERYL CROW featuring ANNIE CLARK, “Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”
Album: (single only)
Label: Independent
Peak: #18

86. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin”
Album: Sweetener
Label: Republic
Peak: #18

85. REX ORANGE COUNTY featuring BENNY SINGS, “Loving Is Easy”
Album: (single only)
Label: AWAL
Peak: #17

84. ZEDD & ELLEY DUHÉ, “Happy Now”
Album: (single only)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #16

83. LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN, “Familiar”
Album: (single only)
Label: Republic
Peak: #18

82. BISHOP BRIGGS, “Dream”
Album: Church Of Scars
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #15

81. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect”
Album: ÷
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 (2017 Chart Year)

80. SIGRID, “Sucker Punch”
Album: Sucker Punch
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8+

79. BRYNN ELLIOTT, “Might Not Like Me”
Album: Time Of Our Lives (EP)
Label: Big Yellow Dog/Atlantic
Peak: #17

78. ANDY GRAMMER, “Smoke Clears”
Album: The Good Parts
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #15

77. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Love Someone”
Album: 3 (The Purple Album)
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #14

76. WHY DON’T WE, “Trust Fund Baby”
Album: (single only)
Label: Signature Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #14

75. LENNY KRAVITZ, “Low”
Album: Raise Vibration
Label: Roxie/BMG
Peak: #15

74. MAT KEARNEY & RAC, “Memorized”
Album: Mat Kearney
Label: Tomorrow/Caroline
Peak: #12

73. LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA, “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)”
Album: Fifty Shades Freed (Soundtrack)
Label: Universal Studios-Republic
Peak: #11

72. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Head Above Water”
Album: Head Above Water
Label: BMG
Peak: #2+

71. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor”
Album: (single only)
Label: Republic
Peak: #8

70. SNOW PATROL, “Don’t Give In”
Album: Wildness
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

69. PARAMORE, “Rose-Colored Boy”
Album: After Laughter
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Peak: #13

68. JAMES ARTHUR, “Naked”
Album: (single only)
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #12

67. BLUE OCTOBER, “I Hope You’re Happy”
Album: I Hope You’re Happy
Label: Up/Down-Brando/RED
Peak: #10

66. ANNE-MARIE, “2002”
Album: Speak Your Mind
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #14

65. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft”
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Atlantic/RRP
Peak: #2 (2017 Chart Year)

64. KT TUNSTALL, “The River”
Album: WAX
Label: Rostrum/INgrooves
Peak: #10

63. JESSE MCCARTNEY, “Better With You”
Album: (single only)
Label: Blue Suit/AWAL
Peak: #14

62. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity”
Album: Dua Lipa (Complete Edition)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

61. U2, “Get Out Of Your Own Way”
Album: Songs Of Experience
Label: Interscope
Peak: #13

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2018 tomorrow…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 7, 2018

“Too” weeks, one hit.

DEBUTS
39. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You
34. Justin Timberlake – Filthy
31. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
23. Maroon 5 – Wait (28)
14. James Arthur – Naked (19)
11. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (17) | BIGGEST MOVER — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – World Gone Mad (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Scott Helman – PDA (07) | PEAK: #07
08. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (06) | PEAK: #03
07. Sheppard – Coming Home (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (08) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (04) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – Arms Open (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Walk The Moon – One Foot (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. River Matthews – Sunshine (2)
2. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (1)
3. Flagship – Midnight (3)
4. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (6)
5. Milck – Quiet (-)
6. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (7)
7. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (5)
8. Sugarland – Still The Same (8)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (-)
10. Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy (-)

In The Mix:
Dua Lipa – IDGAF (new)
Hundred Handed – Too Good
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
Jeremy Loops – Waves (new)
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • It was a big first week of 2018 for new music by top artists, from lead singles and remixes to soundtrack cuts, and they’re all very much reflected in the countdown this week. Leading the festivities, at #31, is a remix of “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and one of 2017’s hottest newcomers, Cardi B. The original version of the hit, recorded by just Mars, first appeared on his 2016 album 24K Magic. Justin Timberlake also bounces in with this week’s #34 track, “Filthy”. Just ahead of his performance at the Super Bowl, the superstar is out with his forthcoming album Man Of The Woods, due February 2. Finally, climbing in at #39, is another collaboration, this entry from Liam Payne and Rita Ora. “For You” is the first track to be released from the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Freed, which opens in theaters on February 9. (Gee, that’s a whole lot of f-words. Luckily, all of them are clean!)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 31, 2017

He knows this spot all “Too” well.

DEBUTS
39. John Splithoff – Sing To You
37. Serena Ryder – Ice Age | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Tom Walker – Leave A Light On (39)
31. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way (36)
28. Maroon 5 – Wait (34)
17. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (38) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
14. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – World Gone Mad (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Sheppard – Coming Home (13) | PEAK: #09
08. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Scott Helman – PDA (09) | PEAK: #07
06. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (03) | PEAK: #03
05. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (06) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – Arms Open (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (1)
2. River Matthews – Sunshine (7)
3. Flagship – Midnight (4)
4. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (3)
5. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (5)
6. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (-)
7. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (9)
8. Sugarland – Still The Same (10)
9. Olivia Holt – Generous (-)
10. New Politics – Color Green (-)

In The Mix:
Hundred Handed – Too Good (new)
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking (new)
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (new)
Milck – Quiet (new)

Chart Notes:

  • A huge congrats to Niall Horan, who scores his third solo chart-topper in a row with “Too Much To Ask”, moving 2-1 after a long run of five weeks in the runner-up position. Horan previously scored #1 hits with “This Town” and “Slow Hands”, the latter of which was recently named the top title on my Top 100 of 2017. (It spent seven weeks at the top in July and August.) Meanwhile, three new songs jump into the top ten this week, all by international acts: Calum Scott (up 11-8 with “You Are The Reason”) and Bastille (up 12-10 with “World Gone Mad”) come from England, and Sheppard (up 13-9 with “Coming Home”) formed in Australia. Get out your pop passports — Adam’s Top 40 is taking over the world. Maybe.
  • A pair of new songs launch into the top 40 at the end of this calendar year, with Serena Ryder‘s “Ice Age” (#37) and John Splithoff‘s “Sing To You” (#39) breaking into the countdown. For Ryder, her latest single is the third one to be issued from the album Utopia, which also provided us with 2016’s “Got Your Number” (#2) and 2017’s “Electric Love” (#13). Newcomer Splithoff and “Sing” actually appeared on a list I compiled at the end of 2016 as one of the top 30 independent tracks of that year. (Of course, if you know my work with Train Tracks, I gave the song its first airplay in May 2016.) The single impacts at Hot AC radio on January 22 via Asylum Records.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 24, 2017

A six-pack for Christmas.

DEBUTS
39. Tom Walker – Leave A Light On
36. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Maroon 5 – Wait (40)
27. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (29)
21. James Arthur – Naked (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (07) | PEAK: #02
09. Scott Helman – PDA (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Dua Lipa – New Rules (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (05) | PEAK: #05
04. The Script – Arms Open (04) | PEAK: #04
03. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (2)
2. Serena Ryder – Ice Age (5)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (3)
4. Flagship – Midnight (8)
5. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (7)
6. Why Don’t We – These Girls (6)
7. River Matthews – Sunshine (-)
8. John Splithoff – Sing To You (-)
9. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (-)
10. Sugarland – Still The Same (-)

In The Mix:
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting On The Tide (new)
Dashboard Confessional – We Fight
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • Have a Merry Christmas from PGTC! See you next Sunday for the last chart for 2017.

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