HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 12/31/16

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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.

 

JUST PUBLISHED!

 2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q4

The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 12/31/16.  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” 2080
2 2 GHOST “Square Hammer” 1943
3 3 VOLBEAT “Seal The Deal” 1821
4 4 METALLICA “Atlas,Rise!” 1761
5 6 GREEN DAY “Still Breathing” 1647
6 5 AVENGED SEVENFOLD “The Stage” 1644
7 7 SHINEDOWN “How Did You Love” 1360
8 8 RED SUN RISING “Amnesia” 1212
9 9 DISTURBED “Open Your Eyes” 935
10 10 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “I Apologize” 885
11 11 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Never Again” 865
12 12 A DAY TO REMEMBER “Naivety” 830
13 13 CHEVELLE “Door To Door Cannibals” 786
14 14 BEARTOOTH “Hated” 756
15 15 KORN “Take Me” 732
16 16 DINOSAUR PILE-UP “11:11” 618
17 17 SIXX:A.M. “We Will Not Go Quietly” 605
18 18 IN FLAMES “The Truth” 588
19 20 STARSET “Monster” 562
20 19 KINGS OF LEON “Waste A Moment” 561
21 21 POP EVIL “If Only For Now” 548
22 22 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “Go Robot” 517
23 23 METALLICA “Moth Into Flame” 496
24 24 GEMINI SYNDROME “Remember We Die” 435
25 25 GREEN DAY “Bang Bang” 351
26 27 DEVOUR THE DAY “The Bottom” 337
27 26 SICK PUPPIES “Where Do I Begin” 312
28 28 PRETTY RECKLESS Oh My God 299
29 29 THROUGH FIRE “Breathe” 287
30 30 ADELITAS WAY “Ready For War (Pray For Peace) 263
31 31 AVATAR “Night Never” 252
32 32 BLINK-182 “She’s Out Of Her Mind” 245
33 34 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Breaking Now” 234
34 33 ALTER BRIDGE “Show Me A Leader” 234
35 36 GOODBYE JUNE “Oh No” 225
36 35 AMITY AFFLICTION “All Messed Up” 214
37 37 ART OF ANARCHY “The Madness” 213
38 38 BLEEKER “Highway” 208
39 39 ONE LESS REASON “Break Me” 181
40 41 METALLICA “Hardwired” 177
41 40 BADFLOWER “Animal” 171
42 42 3 DOORS DOWN “The Broken” 153
43 43 NONPOINT “Divided..Conquer Them” 125
44 44 LAMB OF GOD “The Duke” 123
45 45 SYLAR “Dark Daze” 116
46 51 DOROTHY “Dark Nights” 110
47 50 CROWN THE EMPIRE “Weight Of The World” 106
48 48 THREE DAYS GRACE “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” 100
49 52 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Heavydirtysoul” 92
50 54 AFI “White Offerings” 86

 

 

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

DOROTHY – “Dark Nights”

One of the most unique new artists to arrive on the rock scene in recent times is Dorothy.  This is the type of band that is desperately needed to keep things fresh on Active Rock radio.  If you’ve listened to any of their music, you know that they are blazing their own trail, not writing songs to travel down the road already paved by others.  Other bands have infused a Led Zeppelin influence into their music as of late, but none of have done it with the sexy swagger that Dorothy brings to the table.  It remains to be seen if they will get enough support to make a run to the top of the chart, but with “Dark Nights,” this band once again proves that they are a force to be reckoned with in the coming year.
 

 

 

PUBLISHER’S PREDICTIONS (by Adam Waldman)

Predictions are fairly useless this week, given that it looks like Active Rock Radio stations are mostly on auto-pilot.  Highly Suspect finishes 2016 strong, but should be challenged in the coming weeks once people actually get back to work.  Stay tuned…
 

 

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…

SEASONS AFTER“Fighter”

HALESTORM “Still Of The Night”

SHALLOW SIDE“Renegade”

BLACKLITE DISTRICT“Broken Souls”

MESSAGE FROM SYLVIA“Heart Of War”

9Electric – “The Damaged Ones”

FLAW“Fatal Fall”

CHRYSALIS – “My Eternity”

 

DROP IT…

Twenty One Pilots“Heavydirtysoul”

Head & The Heart“All We Ever Knew”

Dinosaur Pile-Up “11:11”

Kings Of Leon“Waste A Moment”

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

Highly Suspect rides out 2016 in the top spot on the Mediabase Active Rock Airplay chart. Ghost and Volbeat remain second and third with charts as frozen as I can recall.
 

 

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

How frozen were active rock stations between the holidays?  The top 45 songs are all the same as last week, with no song among them gaining or losing more than a single position in the chart.

Dorothy returns to the Top 50 with “Dark Nights,” and AFI breaks into the published chart in the final spot with “White Offerings,”
 

 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

RISING

Shinedown“How Did You Love”

Breaking Benjamin“Never Again”

Starset“Monster”

 

FALLING

Five Finger Death Punch“I Apologize”

Dinosaur Pile-Up – “11:11”

Sick Puppies – “Where Do I Begin”
 

 

TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS

It’s a dead week for radio, for most artists, for record labels and promotion companies.   Can’t really be too critical of the stuck-on-hold approach because of that, although I believe it does highlight the lack of initiative that plagues many stations today.

 

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

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