HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 4/2/16

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HRD RADIO REPORT 

The HRD Radio Report showcases the weekly Active Rock Mediabase Charts (compiled by AllAccess.com), and appears every Tuesday on HardRockDaddy.com.  The HRD Radio Report digs deeper into the weekly Active Rock charts, providing commentary, reviews, recommendations and predictions.  It also features opinion pieces on chart action and the music business in general.

Many of the artists featured on the Active Rock charts have already been reviewed on HardRockDaddy.com.

Click on the hyperlinked song titles to read song reviews, and the hyperlinked artist names to read album reviews.

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The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 4/2/16.  All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

CHART CHART ARTIST SONG TITLE RADIO
POSITION POSITION SPINS
THIS WEEK LAST WEEK THIS WEEK
1 1 DISTURBED “The Sound Of Silence” 2146
2 2 3 DOORS DOWN “In The Dark” 1841
3 3 MUSE “Reapers” 1796
4 4 BRING ME THE HORIZON “Happy Song” 1526
5 5 RED SUN RISING “Emotionless” 1521
6 6 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Through It All” 1167
7 10 SIXX: A.M. “Rise” 1100
8 9 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “My Nemesis” 1075
9 8 PAPA ROACH “Falling Apart” 1073
10 7 SHINEDOWN “State Of My Head” 1020
11 11 DEFTONES “Prayers/Triangles” 995
12 14 SHAMAN’S HARVEST “In Chains” 810
13 15 ADELITA’S WAY “Bad Reputation” 737
14 12 FOO FIGHTERS “Saint Cecilia” 673
15 13 SAINT ASONIA “Let Me Live My Life” 667
16 17 HALESTORM “Mayhem” 646
17 19 GHOST “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” 595
18 18 THE STRUTS “Kiss This” 552
19 23 FOALS “Mountain At My Gates” 488
20 27 HELLYEAH “Human” 449
21 21 STITCHED UP HEART “Finally Free” 446
22 20 ROB ZOMBIE “Well, Everybody’s…in a UFO” 413
23 25 DEVOUR THE DAY “Lightning In The Sky” 409
24 29 A DAY TO REMEMBER “Paranoia” 384
25 22 SLIPKNOT “Goodbye” 384
26 24 FAILURE ANTHEM “Paralyzed” 331
27 32 ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Here I Am” 329
28 30 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE “Hate By Design” 318
29 26 WOLFMOTHER “Victorious” 316
30 33 MONSTER TRUCK “Don’t Tell Me How To Live” 263
31 31 BLACK STONE CHERRY “In Our Dreams” 263
32 36 CHEAP TRICK “When I Wake Up” 258
33 28 MEGADETH “Dystopia” 223
34 35 THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH “Running With Giants” 214
35 38 BARONESS “Shock Me” 208
36 40 ANTHRAX “Breathing Lightning” 198
37 41 CANDLEBOX “Vexatious” 194
38 39 THROUGH FIRE “Stronger” 182
39 37 CILVER “I’m America” 181
40 46 KALEO “No Good” 151
41 42 SMASHING SATELLITES “Gamblin’ Man” 141
42 34 LACEY STURM “Impossible” 138
43 43 SEVENDUST “Death Dance” 132
44 45 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Ride” 128
45 47 LIKE A STORM “Break Free” 113
46 50 BOBAFLEX “A Spider In The Dark” 106
47 44 FILTER “Take Me To Heaven” 105
48 49 HANDS LIKE HOUSES “Colourblind” 104
49 48 HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES “As Bad As I Am” 98
50 51 SUNFLOWER DEAD “It’s Time To Get Weird” 94




PUBLISHER’S PICK OF THE WEEK (by Adam Waldman)

FIFTYWATT FREIGHT TRAIN – “Whiskey & Hate”

Fiftywatt Freight Train is a hard rock quartet out of Charlotte, NC that has been recognized as one of the city’s best bands, and has been expanding their following throughout the Carolinas. Listening to their latest single – “Whiskey & Hate” – it’s hard to believe that they still play a mix of covers and originals in their region because they clearly have a knack for writing high-energy, melodic hard rock that rolls over you like a freight train, with a seasoned sound that makes them appear to be an established act.  With big hooks that are in the same wheelhouse as Pop Evil, this band has huge Active Rock radio potential.  Programmers would be wise to do their listeners a favor and hop aboard this freight train now!
 

 

 

HRD SPIN CONTROL (by Adam Waldman and Jon Loveless)

Each week, we will share the songs that we think should be added to rotations, alongside the songs that we feel should be dropped from rotations, either because they are a bad fit for the format, or because they have run their course and it’s time for a new single from the artist.

SPIN IT…

SEPTEMBER MOURNING – “Eye Of The Storm”

UGLY MELON“Dead Or Alive”

EVANS BLUE“iGod”

FIRST DECREE“Here We Go Again”

ROMANTIC REBEL“Too Far”

NEW YEAR’S DAY“I’m About To Break You”

 

DROP IT…

Twenty One Pilots – “Ride”

Foals“Mountain At My Gates”

Lacey Sturm“Impossible”

The Struts“Kiss This”

Deftones“Prayers/Triangles”

Saint Asonia“Let Me Live My Life”

 

 

THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless

KING OF THE HILL

Disturbed remains atop the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart for a fifth straight week.  While their week-to-week airplay was essentially flat, gains for contenders like 3 Doors Down and Muse were not nearly enough to close the large gap between themselves and the leader.

 

 

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

Somewhat predictably, there are no new arrivals in the Top 10 this week, given that four of the tracks debuted in this tier last week…

Top 20 newcomers are a disparate pair – Hellyeah and Foals

Asking Alexandria’s “Here I Am” continues to climb, leading a trio of songs into the Top 30 this week (along with Killswitch Engage and Monster Truck)…

Kaleo also continues to rise, cracking the Top 40 one week after making their chart debut…

The only “new” entry in the Top 50 this week is actually a re-entry as Sunflower Dead returns to the published chart after a one week absence.

 

 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

MOVING UP

Sixx: A.M. – “Rise”

Ghost“From The Pinnacle To The Pit”

Hellyeah“Human”

 

DROPPING DOWN

Foo Fighters – “Saint Cecilia”

Saint Asonia“Let Me Live My Life”

Failure Anthem“Paralyzed”

 

 

TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS

Disturbed has begun to show signs of weakening as the new week begins.  Their status at the top of the chart will be determined not only by this weakening, but also by the hopefuls picking up enough of the lost spins to overtake them.  There’s seems to be a chance that, instead of those spins going toward songs that are already near the top, they will instead be dispersed farther down the chart.

 

WRAP-UP

That’s all for this week.  Tune in to HardRockDaddy.com every Tuesday for the HRD Radio Report. \m/

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