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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 23, 2010

Music was universal in 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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 23, 2010…

Debuts:
40. SCISSOR SISTERS, “Fire With Fire”
39. ROONEY, “I Can’t Get Enough”

Biggest Mover(s):
KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (33-21, twelve spots)

10. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Not Myself Tonight” (up 2)
Album: Bionic (2010, RCA Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. TONIC, “Release Me” (up 1)
Album: Tonic (2010, 429/SLG Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “American Honey” (down 2)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. KEANE featuring K’NAAN, “Stop For A Minute” (steady, third week)
Album: Night Train (2010, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

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

05. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Red” (down 1)
Album: Love & War (2010, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (up 1)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

03. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (steady, second week)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 9, 2010

This chart was no Hassle to make.

This chart was no Hassle to make.

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the start of May and Mother’s Day Weekend and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
38. SARAH MCLACHLAN, “Loving You Is Easy”

Biggest Mover(s):
ALEX BAND, “Tonight” (39-29, ten spots)

10. ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful” (down 2)
Album: Pieces (2010 – U.S. release, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (down 4)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. LA ROUX, “Bulletproof” (down 1)
Album: La Roux (2009, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6

07. KEANE featuring K’NAAN, “Stop For A Minute” (up 2)
Album: Night Train (2010, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

06. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “American Honey” (up 4)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

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

04. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Red” (down 1)
Album: Love & War (2010 – U.S. release, J Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (down 1)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

02. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (up 1)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

01. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (up 3)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010 – U.S. release, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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REWIND: Memorial Day Goes Musical On Adam’s Top 40

If you’re a fan of my weekly top 40 chart, Adam’s Top 40, and want to push rewind for the upcoming holiday weekend, then it’s time to jump into the Way Back Machine and go full speed into the archives of my personal survey statistics before I post this weekend’s update. It’s hard to believe that I created these lists so long ago; there’s a lot of great music, some memorable hits and quite a few tracks that have been lost along the way. I’m afraid that’s how things go sometimes. These are all those Memorial Day top tens from the past ten years, covering 2004 through 2013. Enjoy!

10 years ago… May 30, 2004

Hoobastank

1. Hoobastank – “The Reason” (fourth week at #1)
2. Alanis Morissette – “Everything”
3. Cherie – “I’m Ready”
4. Ryan Cabrera – “On The Way Down”
5. Avril Lavigne – “Don’t Tell Me”
6. Ashlee Simpson – “Pieces Of Me”
7. JoJo – “Leave (Get Out)”
8. Jessica Simpson – “Take My Breath Away”
9. Los Lonely Boys – “Heaven”
10. Mis-Teeq – “Scandalous”

9 years ago… May 29, 2005

Howie Day

1. Howie Day“Collide” (first week at #1)
2. Gavin DeGraw – “Chariot”
3. Duran Duran – “What Happens Tomorrow”
4. Kelly Clarkson – “Behind These Hazel Eyes”
5. Bryan Adams – “This Side Of Paradise”
6. Low Millions – “Statue”
7. Keane – “Everybody’s Changing”
8. Michael Bublé – “Home”
9. Weezer – “Beverly Hills”
10. Jason Mraz – “Wordplay”

8 years ago… May 28, 2006

Daniel Powter

1. Daniel Powter – “Bad Day” (fourth week at #1; tenth week non-consecutive overall)
2. Daniel Powter – “Lie To Me”
3. Bo Bice –  “The Real Thing”
4. Rob Thomas – “Ever The Same”
5. Keane – “Is It Any Wonder?”
6. Rascal Flatts – “What Hurts The Most”
7. Bon Jovi featuring Jennifer Nettles – “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?”
8. James Blunt – “Wisemen”
9. Nickelback – “Savin’ Me”
10. KT Tunstall – “Suddenly I See”

7 years ago… May 28, 2007

Maroon 5

1. Maroon 5 – “Makes Me Wonder” (ninth week at #1)
2. Nickelback – “If Everyone Cared”
3. Michael Bublé – “Everything”
4. Darren Hayes – “Who Would Have Thought?”
5. Elliott Yamin – “Wait For You”
6. Kaiser Chiefs – “Ruby”
7. dbClifford – “Don’t Wanna”
8. Jon McLaughlin – “Beautiful Disaster”
9. James Morrison – “You Give Me Something”
10. Brandi Carlile – “The Story”

6 years ago… May 28, 2008

Leona Lewis

1. Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love” (twelfth week at #1)
2. Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours”
3. Duffy – “Mercy”
4. Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake – “4 Minutes”
5. The Last Goodnight – “Stay Beautiful”
6. The Bravery – “Believe”
7. R.E.M. – “Supernatural Superserious”
8. Gavin DeGraw – “In Love With A Girl”
9. Colbie Caillat – “Realize”
10. Ferras – “Hollywood’s Not America”

5 years ago… May 24, 2009

Rob Thomas

1. Rob Thomas – “Her Diamonds” (first week at #1)
2. David Cook – “Come Back To Me”
3. Shinedown – “Second Chance”
4. The Script – “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”
5. Pink – “Please Don’t Leave Me”
6. Mat Kearney – “Closer To Love”
7. Carolina Liar – “Show Me What I’m Looking For”
8. Nickelback – “If Today Was Your Last Day”
9. The Fray – “You Found Me”
10. Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat – “Lucky”

4 years ago… May 30, 2010

V V Brown

1. V.V. Brown – “Shark In The Water” (fourth week at #1)
2. Nickelback – “This Afternoon”
3. Jack Johnson – “You And Your Heart”
4. Keane featuring K’naan – “Stop For A Minute”
5. Colbie Caillat – “I Never Told You”
6. Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
7. Tonic – “Release Me”
8. Daniel Merriweather – “Red”
9. Rob Thomas – “Mockingbird”
10. Christina Aguilera – “Not Myself Tonight”

3 years ago… May 29, 2011

Parachute

1. Parachute – “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)” (second week at #1)
2. Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson – “Don’t You Wanna Stay”
3. Fitz & The Tantrums – “MoneyGrabber”
4. Matt Nathanson – “Faster”
5. Jessie J featuring B.o.B – “Price Tag”
6. Maroon 5 – “Never Gonna Leave This Bed”
7. OneRepublic – “Good Life”
8. The Band Perry – “If I Die Young”
9. Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends”
10. Graham Colton – “Pacific Coast Eyes”

2 years ago… May 27, 2012

Keane

1. Keane – “Silenced By The Night” (third week at #1)
2. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
3. fun. featuring Janelle Monáe – “We Are Young”
4. Daniel Powter – “Cupid”
5. Ed Sheeran – “The A Team”
6. Gotye featuring Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”
7. Karmin – “Brokenhearted”
8. Graffiti6 – “Stare Into The Sun”
9. Maroon 5 – “Payphone”
10. Train – “Drive By”

1 year ago… May 26, 2013

Passenger

1. Passenger – “Let Her Go” (third week at #1)
2. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
3. Daniel Powter – “Crazy All My Life”
4. Florida-Georgia Line featuring Nelly – “Cruise”
5. Michael Bublé – “It’s A Beautiful Day”
6. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky”
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – “Out Of My League”
8. Kelly Clarkson – “People Like Us”
9. Matt Hires – “Restless Heart”
10. Walk Off The Earth – “Red Hands”

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Take A Bite Out Of This: Your Official Shark Week Playlist

Fishin' for songs.

Fishin’ for songs.

If you’re a fan of aquatic adventures and the terrors that lie underneath the sea, then you’re probably glued to the Discovery Channel for their annual Shark Week, full of original content about those curious creatures. The extravaganza continues at 9PM Eastern tonight with a few new specials, including Sharkpocalypse (because we really needed it.) Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the sharks have also showed up in a handful of popular singles over the past few decades, although I’d like to think this retrospective is a little safer to dive into. So, grab a towel and dry off with this playlist that’s making waves:

“Mack The Knife”, Bobby Darin (#1, 1959)
Going way back to the late 50’s, “Knife” originates from the show The Threepenny Opera, which originally debuted in an English translation in the U.S. in 1933. A New York City revival in the mid-50’s won a Tony Award and played for over 2,000 performances. While Louis Armstrong recorded a cover in 1956, the song is mostly identified as one of Darin’s signature songs, going to #1 on the Hot 100 for six weeks.

“Mr. Jaws”, Dickie Goodman (#4, 1975) / “Main Title from Jaws, John Williams and His Orchestra (#32, 1975)
Jaws Fever swept over the U.S. during the summer of 1975, but it was a song that added a comical twist to the shark film that was all over the charts. Goodman had been producing his classic break-in records for years, with a reporter on scene at a significant event asking questions, with clips of hit songs placed as the answers. Using samples of songs by the Bee Gees and the Eagles, it was a smash, anchoring down at #4.

The theme from the movie itself was also a top 40 hit for Williams, one of the best film composers, but he would have bigger successes with the themes from Close Encounters Of A Third Kind and Star Wars.

“Fins”, Jimmy Buffett (#35, 1979)
Buffett’s last top 40 hit on the Hot 100 talks about a girl who “came down from Cincinnati” only to have sharks “schoolin’ around” her at the bar. It was the first song to be released from his album Volcano, and it went to #35 in November. He still plays it at nearly all of his concerts. The now 66-year-old Buffett will be releasing his 27th studio album, Songs From St. Elsewhere, on August 20 via his own Mailboat Records.

“Shooting Shark”, Blue Öyster Cult (#83, 1984)
Best known for their 1976 hit, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” as well as the minor single “Burnin’ For You” from 1981, the quintet pulled off one last charting single in this leadoff release from The Revölution by Night. It peaked in early 1984, and though it didn’t do well on the pop survey, it did go top 20 on the Rock chart. The band is still together under a different lineup, but there’s been no new material from them since 2001.

“Shark In The Water”, V.V. Brown (#67, 2010)
This song by Brown is the closest we’ve come to having a top 40 hit with “Shark” in the title. It also became a minor hit in several European countries, and also has the distinction of going to #1 on my personal chart. It was her only charting single. After a shelved second album under Capitol Records, she parted ways with the label, going independent for a full-length album due in September. It’s called Samson & Delilah.

If that bait didn’t get you, how about rocking out to some Great White or Hammerhead? They’re two of the few acts that named themselves after types of sharks, and that’s going to do it for this wade into the chart waters.

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