Top 50 Active Rock Songs of 2016 (by spins)

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It’s been proven once again this year that Active Rock radio has a handful of favorite artists that are virtually guaranteed airplay whenever a single is released.  While most of these artists are household names in Active Rock, a few newer artists have risen to this level.  A dozen artists accounted for more than half of the Top 50 Active Rock Songs of 2016. The disturbing trend of “wasted spins” on artists/songs that don’t fit the format continues to grow, and there seems to be no end in sight.

It should be noted that this recap is based solely on spin totals, not editorial opinion.  To see the songs chosen by Hard Rock Daddy, check back later in the week when the Top 100 Hard Rock Songs of 2016 list is published.

Using the actual spins that each song received while featured in the Top 50 of the Active Rock Mediabase Charts (compiled by AllAccess.com), Hard Rock Daddy’s HRD Radio Report ranks the Top 50 Active Rock Songs of 2016 (below).

Active Rock fans should also check out the Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2016.

 

NEW FEATURE!

Below the chart, you will find a YouTube playlist featuring the Top 50 Active Rock Songs of 2016 (by spins). This playlist is also featured on Hard Rock Daddy’s YouTube channel – Hard Rock Daddy Network.

RANK ARTIST SONG TITLE TOP 50 SPINS
1 VOLBEAT “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” 35,767
2 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “Dark Necessities” 32,532
3 PRETTY RECKLESS “Take Me Down” 31,920
4 DISTURBED “The Sound Of Silence” 30,330
5 SHINEDOWN “Asking For It” 28,241
6 GREEN DAY “Bang Bang” 28,041
7 DISTURBED “Open Your Eyes” 28,030
8 CHEVELLE “Joyride” 27,926
9 BRING ME THE HORIZON “Happy Song” 26,440
10 HIGHLY SUSPECT “My Name Is Human” 25,106
11 SKILLET “Feel Invincible” 24,957
12 RED SUN RISING “Emotionless” 24,584
13 3 DOORS DOWN “In The Dark” 23,539
14 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “I Apologize” 23,508
15 SHINEDOWN “State Of My Head” 23,461
16 VOLBEAT “Seal The Deal” 23,256
17 SIXX: A.M. “Rise” 22,589
18 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “My Nemesis” 22,499
19 MUSE “Reapers” 22,235
20 POP EVIL “Take It All” 22,170
21 GHOST “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” 21,673
22 KORN “Rotting In Vain” 19,002
23 GHOST “Square Hammer” 18,992
24 METALLICA “Hardwired” 18,554
25 FOO FIGHTERS “Saint Cecilia” 18,389
26 POP EVIL “Ways To Get High” 18,342
27 BLINK-182 “Bored To Death” 17,663
28 THRICE “Black Honey” 17,455
29 PAPA ROACH “Falling Apart” 17,273
30 A DAY TO REMEMBER “Paranoia” 16,872
31 HALESTORM “Mayhem” 16,037
32 3 DOORS DOWN “Still Alive” 15,702
33 RED SUN RISING “Amnesia” 15,592
34 DEFTONES “Phantom Bride” 15,107
35 NOTHING MORE “Here’s To The Heartache” 14,934
36 AVENGED SEVENFOLD “The Stage” 14,850
37 HELLYEAH “I Don’t Care Anymore” 14,444
38 ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Here I Am” 13,198
39 DEFTONES “Prayers/Triangles” 13,146
40 PROPHETS OF RAGE “Prophets Of Rage” 12,876
41 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Through It All” 12,762
42 METALLICA “Moth Into Flame” 12,740
43 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Wash It All Away” 12,538
44 HOLY WHITE HOUNDS “Switchblade” 12,417
45 DISTURBED “The Light” 11,834
46 HIGHLY SUSPECT “Bloodfeather” 11,832
47 ROB ZOMBIE “Get High” 11,803
48 HELLYEAH “Human” 11,772
49 KALEO “No Good” 11,568
50 SICK PUPPIES “Stick To Your Guns” 11,311

 

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