HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 12/17/16

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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.

2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q3

The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 12/17/16.  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 HIGHLY SUSPECT “My Name Is Human” 2133
2 2 GHOST “Square Hammer” 1927
3 3 VOLBEAT “Seal The Deal” 1780
4 5 METALLICA “Atlas,Rise!” 1674
5 4 AVENGED SEVENFOLD “The Stage” 1629
6 8 GREEN DAY “Still Breathing” 1579
7 10 SHINEDOWN “How Did You Love” 1225
8 9 RED SUN RISING “Amnesia” 1183
9 6 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “I Apologize” 1173
10 7 DISTURBED “Open Your Eyes” 1052
11 11 A DAY TO REMEMBER “Naivety” 823
12 3 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Never Again” 763
13 14 CHEVELLE “Door To Door Cannibals” 762
14 15 BEARTOOTH “Hated” 757
15 12 DINOSAUR PILE-UP “11:11” 704
16 17 KORN “Take Me” 695
17 16 KINGS OF LEON “Waste A Moment” 640
18 18 IN FLAMES “The Truth” 605
19 25 SIXX:A.M. “We Will Not Go Quietly” 583
20 21 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “Go Robot” 555
21 22 POP EVIL “If Only For Now” 546
22 24 STARSET “Monster” 514
23 19 METALLICA “Moth Into Flame” 497
24 26 GEMINI SYNDROME “Remember We Die” 427
25 20 GREEN DAY “Bang Bang” 414
26 23 ALTER BRIDGE “Show Me A Leader” 321
27 28 DEVOUR THE DAY “The Bottom” 310
28 30 SICK PUPPIES “Where Do I Begin” 293
29 29 THROUGH FIRE “Breathe” 281
30 33 ADELITAS WAY “Ready For War (Pray For Peace) 264
31 34 AVATAR “Night Never” 249
32 32 BLINK-182 “She’s Out Of Her Mind” 243
33 31 ONE LESS REASON “Break Me” 239
34 39 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Breaking Now” 200
35 38 GOODBYE JUNE “Oh No” 199
36 35 ART OF ANARCHY “The Madness” 199
37 37 AMITY AFFLICTION “All Messed Up” 193
38 36 METALLICA “Hardwired” 186
39 40 BLEEKER “Highway” 176
40 53 PRETTY RECKLESS Oh My God 168
41 42 3 DOORS DOWN “The Broken” 163
42 43 BADFLOWER “Animal” 159
43 41 SYLAR “Dark Daze” 159
44 44 JUDAH & THE LION “Take It All Back” 138
45 47 NONPOINT “Divided..Conquer Them” 134
46 48 THREE DAYS GRACE “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” 125
47 45 LAMB OF GOD “The Duke” 121
48 50 MEMPHIS MAY FIRE “This Light Hold” f/J. Shaddix 98
49 49 DOROTHY “Dark Nights” 95
50 46 HEAD AND THE HEART “All We Ever Knew” 89

 

 

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

SHALLOW SIDE – “Renegade”

You will never hear Styx played on Active Rock radio, but if programmers are smart, you will hear one of their songs being spun in the near future.  Nearly four decades after it was a radio staple, Shallow Side has done a masterful job of reinventing “Renegade,” giving it enough of a modern spin to make it fit the format.  Not only have these Alabama rockers added a haunting vibe that makes you really think about the meaning behind the lyrics, but they’ve also infused this cover with a southern rock flair that is both unexpected and appreciated.  Shallow Side has kept the bones of the original intact, but has made “Renegade” their own with some surprising twists and turns and a groove that adds another layer of depth to the song.  Here’s hoping that this track gets the attention that it deserves once the holiday slowdown ends.

 

 

PUBLISHER’S PREDICTIONS (by Adam Waldman)

Predictions get a bit trickier as the year comes to a close.  Last week, Ghost looked like they had enough momentum with “Square Hammer” to dethrone Highly Suspect this week or next, but the song ran out of steam this week.  “My Name Is Human” had a slight decrease in spins this week, but still maintains a 200+ spin lead.  Anything can happen, but at this point, it looks like Highly Suspect will ride out 2016 on top (unless they have a drastic decline in spins next week, or Ghost suddenly regains its momentum).  Look for a new #1 when 2017 begins.
 

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…

SHALLOW SIDE“Renegade”

SEASONS AFTER“Fighter”

MESSAGE FROM SYLVIA“Heart Of War”

BLACKLITE DISTRICT“Broken Souls”

FLAW“Fatal Fall”

9Electric – “The Damaged Ones”

CHRYSALIS – “My Eternity”

CROWN THE EMPIRE“Weight Of The World”

 

DROP IT…

Head & The Heart“All We Ever Knew”

Dinosaur Pile-Up “11:11”

Kings Of Leon“Waste A Moment”

Judah & The Lion“Take It All Back”

Blink 182“She’s Out Of Her Mind”

Disturbed “Open Your Eyes”

Metallica“Hardwired”

Five Finger Death Punch“I Apologize”

 

 

THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless

KING OF THE HILL

The seasonal slowdown means that Highly Suspect makes it to a fifth week atop Mediabase Active Rock Airplay chart with hardly any change in spins for the top three.  “My Name Is Human” still leads Ghost and Volbeat with one chart remaining in the calendar year.
 

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

No changes in the composition of the Top 10…

Sixx A.M. jumps into the Top 20 on nearly 25% growth in airplay.  Red Hot Chili Peppers climb much more modestly to reach a new tier as well…

Adelita’s Way is the only artist to break into the Top 30 this week…

New to the Top 40 is the second single from the recent Pretty Reckless album (it’s the only new entry in the entire Top 50 for the week).
 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

RISING

Metallica“Atlas, Rise”

Green Day“Still Breathing”

Shinedown“How Did You Love”

 

FALLING

Five Finger Death Punch“I Apologize”

Disturbed – “Open Your Eyes”

Alter Bridge“Show Me A Leader”
 

TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS

It’s hard to miss the enthusiasm that radio has for “Oh My God,” the next single from Pretty Reckless.  The song wasn’t even targeted for airplay until January 3rd, but a relative handful of stations decided not to wait.  On the one hand I understand – I’d say it’s the best song on the album by a fairly wide margin – but on the other hand, it’s certainly hard to justify rushing to air prematurely with virtually any song right now considering the wide variety of singles still in the mix for those coveted adds.

 

WRAP-UP

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

About AW

Hard rock journalist and father of two amazing rock and roll children.

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  1. Love these emails! Do you all have a YouTube channel?

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