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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 1-28-17

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 1-28-17.

1-28-17 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 –  “Like A Nightmare” – NEVER SAY DIE

#14 –  “Aftermath” – AS LIONS

#13 –  “Alone” – I PREVAIL

#12 –  “Lifeline” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

#11 –  “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)” – ADELITA’S WAY

#10 –  “Door To Door Cannibals” – CHEVELLE 

# 9 –   “Breathe” – THROUGH FIRE

# 8 –   “The Stage” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

# 7 –   “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” – THREE DAYS GRACE

# 6 –   “Atlas,Rise!” – METALLICA

# 5 –   “Hated” – BEARTOOTH

# 4 –   “Monster” – STARSET

# 3 –   “Square Hammer” – GHOST

# 2 –   “My Name Is Human” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

# 1 –    “The Bottom” – DEVOUR THE DAY

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TOP 30 OCTANE BIG ‘UNS COUNTDOWN SONGS OF 2016

TOP 100 HARD ROCK SONGS OF 2016

2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q4

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2015

Top 135 Hard Rock Songs of 2015

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2014

Top 100 Hard Rock Songs of 2014

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Billboard Top 25 Hard Rock Albums – 2/4/17

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 2/4/17.  Top 25 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
      2. ONE OK ROCK – Ambitions
      3. HALESTORM – ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs ep
      4. CODE ORANGE – Forever
      5. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
      6. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      7. SEPULTURA – Machine Messiah
      8. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      9. SKILLET– Unleashed
      10. ACCEPT – Restless And Live
      11. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      12. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      13. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      14. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      15. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      16. BAD COMPANY – Playlist: The Very Best Of Bad Company
      17. THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH – Exhale
      18. PAIN OF SALVATION – In The Passing Light Of Day
      19. JIMI HENDRIX – Machine Gun: The Fillmore East: First Show 12/31/1969
      20. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
      21. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      22. GHOST – Popestar (EP)
      23. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      24. GHOST – Meloria
      25. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor

RELATED ARTICLES:

Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2016

Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2015

Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2014

Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2013

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Archives

HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 1/21/17

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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!

TOP 100 HARD ROCK SONGS OF 2016

TOP 50 ACTIVE ROCK SONGS OF 2016 (by spins)

 2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q4

The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 1/21/17.  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 GHOST “Square Hammer” 1985
2 2 HIGHLY SUSPECT “My Name Is Human” 1919
3 3 GREEN DAY “Still Breathing” 1917
4 4 METALLICA “Atlas, Rise!” 1817
5 6 AVENGED SEVENFOLD “The Stage” 1544
6 7 SHINEDOWN “How Did You Love” 1529
7 5 VOLBEAT “Seal The Deal” 1496
8 8 RED SUN RISING “Amnesia” 1267
9 9 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Never Again” 1083
10 11 BEARTOOTH “Hated” 939
11 12 KORN “Take Me” 871
12 13 CHEVELLE “Door To Door Cannibals” 844
13 14 SIXX:A.M. “We Will Not Go Quietly” 789
14 16 STARSET “Monster” 744
15 15 IN FLAMES “The Truth” 724
16 19 PRETTY RECKLESS “Oh My God” 708
17 18 POP EVIL “If Only For Now” 677
18 23 BLEEKER “Highway” 548
19 17 A DAY TO REMEMBER “Naivety” 480
20 20 KINGS OF LEON “Waste A Moment” 451
21 21 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “Go Robot” 446
22 22 METALLICA “Moth Into Flame” 395
23 26 DEVOUR THE DAY “The Bottom” 375
24 24 SICK PUPPIES “Where Do I Begin” 371
25 25 THROUGH FIRE “Breathe” 370
26 27 ADELITA’S WAY “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)” 339
27 28 BLINK-182 “She’s Out Of Her Mind” 279
28 29 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Breaking Now” 247
29 30 ART OF ANARCHY “The Madness” 237
30 32 AMITY AFFLICTION “All Messed Up” 227
31 31 GOODBYE JUNE “Oh No” 218
32 35 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Heavydirtysoul” 208
33 34 BADFLOWER “Animal” 204
34 40 K.FLAY “Blood In The Cut” 162
35 33 AVATAR “Night Never Ending” 138
36 59 AVATAR “New Land” 133
37 64 ALTER BRIDGE “My Champion” 121
38 39 LAMB OF GOD “The Duke” 121
39 38 CROWN THE EMPIRE “Weight Of The World” 121
40 56 CITIZEN ZERO “Lure And Persuade” 113
41 49 HALESTORM “Still Of The Night” 111
42 53 SKILLET “Back From The Dead” 103
43 36 3 DOORS DOWN “The Broken” 102
44 42 THREE DAYS GRACE “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” 88
45 41 DOROTHY “Dark Nights” 86
46 44 OTEP “Royals” 82
47 60 LETTERS FROM THE FIRE “Worth The Pain” 80
48 45 AFI “White Offerings” 79
49 78 RADKEY “Dark Black Makeup” 78
50 47 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Stressed Out” 75

 

 

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

SEPTEMBER MOURNING – “20 Below”

September Mourning is the type of visual band that would have been a big hit back in the MTV days.  The video for “20 Below” is a cinematic experience that goes way beyond the song.  This is not to say that the song doesn’t stand on its own; it absolutely does.  Active Rock programmers would be wise to add this song into rotation immediately.  Even without the video, the song has a theatrical vibe that makes it stand out amongst other female-fronted hard rock acts today.  The sex appeal and mystique that September exudes in the video shines through in “20 Below” (even without visual aids).  Her stirring vocals offer a nice blend of power and beauty.  While September captures your attention most, the rest of the hard-hitting band creates an ideal canvas for her to paint mental images with her unique style.  This is a band on the rise that should continue to build upon their dedicated fanbase as more rock music fans discover them.
 

 
 

PUBLISHER’S PREDICTIONS (by Adam Waldman)

Ghost looks to be the victim of bad timing.  The rise of “Square Hammer” to the top of the chart was delayed by the year-end freeze at radio.  Now that they have finally reached the top, their reign is going to end next week when Green Day’s “Still Breathing” takes over. Also on the “rise” is “Atlas, Rise!” – the third single off of Metallica’s latest album.  It looks like this duo is going to battle it out for at least the next several weeks for the #1 position.
 

 

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“20 Below”

AS LIONS“Aftermath”

SEASONS AFTER“Fighter”

ART OF DYING“Torn Down”

SHALLOW SIDE“Renegade”

CHRYSALIS – “My Eternity”

MEMPHIS MAY FIRE“This Light I Hold”

FIT FOR RIVALS“Novacaine”

 

DROP IT…

Twenty One Pilots“Stressed Out”

Twenty One Pilots“Heavydirtysoul”

K-Flay“Blood In The Cut”

Kings Of Leon“Waste A Moment”

Blink 182“She’s Out Of Her Mind”

Highly Suspect“My Name Is Human”

Volbeat“Seal The Deal”

A Day To Remember“Naivety”

 

 

THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless

KING OF THE HILL

Despite slipping back a bit, Ghost holds on to the top spot of the Mediabase Active Rock Airplay chart for at least another week.  Highly Suspect fell back almost the same number of spins, keeping the top two positions intact, while #3 Green Day was probably a couple days worth of increased spins short of jumping to the top.
 

 

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

Beartooth enjoys enough growth to reach the Top 10…

Bleeker benefits from being added nationwide by a major ownership group, and climbs strongly into the Top 20…

Amity Affliction has the only new entry in the Top 30 this week…

New singles from Avatar, Alter Bridge, and Citizen Zero all make their chart debut inside the Top 40…

Three additional songs are added to the Top 50 as well, with Skillet and Letters From The Fire being joined by newcomers, Radkey.
 

 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

RISING

Green Day“Still Breathing”

Pretty Reckless“Oh My God”

Bleeker“Highway”

 

FALLING

Volbeat – “Seal The Deal”

A Day To Remember“Naivety”

Avatar“Night Never Ending”
 

 

 TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS

No, I didn’t forget to update the three songs in the “Three Up & Three Down” section.  The most notable gainers and losers last week are the same as the most notable this week.   The format as a whole continues to struggle with moving off songs in a timely fashion, an issue that seems to really be taking hold as a permanent condition.   I’m increasingly concerned that rock radio – what’s left of it – may be steadily moving toward the model that’s long been the case with the Country format, where singles frequently take six months to run their course.

 

WRAP-UP

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

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 1-21-17

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 1-21-17.

1-21-17 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 –  “Aftermath” – AS LIONS

#14 –  “Lullaby” – FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES

#13 –  “Alone” – I PREVAIL

#12 –  “Atlas,Rise!” – METALLICA

#11 –  “Lifeline” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

#10 –  “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” – THREE DAYS GRACE

# 9 –   “Door To Door Cannibals” – CHEVELLE

# 8 –   “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)” – ADELTA’S WAY

# 7 –   “Doomed” – BRING ME THE HORIZON

# 6 –   “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

# 5 –   “The Bottom” – DEVOUR THE DAY

# 4 –   “Hated” – BEARTOOTH

# 3 –   “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

# 2 –   “My Name Is Human” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

# 1 –    “Square Hammer” – GHOST

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Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2015

Top 135 Hard Rock Songs of 2015

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2014

Top 100 Hard Rock Songs of 2014

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Billboard Top 25 Hard Rock Albums – 1/28/17

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 1/28/17.  Top 25 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. HALESTORM – ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs ep
      2. METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
      3. ICE NINE KILLS – Safe Is Just A Shadow (Re-Shadowed And Re-Recorded)
      4. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
      5. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      6. SKILLET– Unleashed
      7. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      8. NIGHTWISH – Vehicle Of Spirit: Live At Wembley Arena, London/Ratina Station, Tampere +
      9. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      10. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      11. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      12. GONE IS GONE – Echolocation
      13. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      14. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      15. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      16. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      17. GHOST – Meloria
      18. JIMI HENDRIX – Machine Gun: The Fillmore East: First Show 12/31/1969
      19. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
      20. ALLUVIAL – The Deep Longing For Annihilation
      21. MEGADETH – Dystopia
      22. BAD COMPANY – Playlist: The Very Best Of Bad Company
      23. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
      24. GOJIRA – Magma
      25. THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH – Exhale

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Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2016

Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2015

Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2014

Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2013

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Archives

HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 1/14/17

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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!

TOP 100 HARD ROCK SONGS OF 2016

TOP 50 ACTIVE ROCK SONGS OF 2016 (by spins)

 2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q4

The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 1/14/17.  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 2 GHOST “Square Hammer” 2063
2 1 HIGHLY SUSPECT “My Name Is Human” 2003
3 5 GREEN DAY “Still Breathing” 1816
4 4 METALLICA “Atlas, Rise!” 1812
5 3 VOLBEAT “Seal The Deal” 1708
6 6 AVENGED SEVENFOLD “The Stage” 1617
7 7 SHINEDOWN “How Did You Love” 1491
8 8 RED SUN RISING “Amnesia” 1269
9 10 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Never Again” 1005
10 9 DISTURBED “Open Your Eyes” 876
11 11 BEARTOOTH “Hated” 861
12 14 KORN “Take Me” 818
13 12 CHEVELLE “Door To Door Cannibals” 818
14 15 SIXX:A.M. “We Will Not Go Quietly” 727
15 16 IN FLAMES “The Truth” 688
16 17 STARSET “Monster” 663
17 13 A DAY TO REMEMBER “Naivety” 660
18 18 POP EVIL “If Only For Now” 625
19 23 PRETTY RECKLESS “Oh My God” 573
20 19 KINGS OF LEON “Waste A Moment” 516
21 20 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “Go Robot” 494
22 21 METALLICA “Moth Into Flame” 423
23 29 BLEEKER “Highway” 392
24 25 SICK PUPPIES “Where Do I Begin” 373
25 26 THROUGH FIRE “Breathe” 339
26 24 DEVOUR THE DAY “The Bottom” 336
27 27 ADELITA’S WAY “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)” 308
28 30 BLINK-182 “She’s Out Of Her Mind” 274
29 31 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Breaking Now” 254
30 32 ART OF ANARCHY “The Madness” 230
31 33 GOODBYE JUNE “Oh No” 217
32 34 AMITY AFFLICTION “All Messed Up” 216
33 28 AVATAR “Night Never Ending” 209
34 35 BADFLOWER “Animal” 195
35 44 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Heavydirtysoul” 158
36 38 3 DOORS DOWN “The Broken” 141
37 37 ONE LESS REASON “Break Me” 140
38 41 CROWN THE EMPIRE “Weight Of The World” 123
39 40 LAMB OF GOD “The Duke” 122
40 47 K.FLAY “Blood In The Cut” 112
41 42 DOROTHY “Dark Nights” 104
42 43 THREE DAYS GRACE “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” 97
43 52 WOVENWAR “Lines In The Sand” 88
44 49 OTEP “Royals” 88
45 48 AFI “White Offerings” 87
46 53 MEMPHIS MAY FIRE (f. J. Shaddix) “This Light I Hold” 85
47 46 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Stressed Out” 81
48 50 LIKE A STORM “Pure Evil” 76
49 59 HALESTORM “Still Of The Night” 68
50 56 JUDAH & THE LION “Take It All Back” 67

 

 

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

WOVENWAR – “Lines In The Sand”

Wovenwar certainly seems to have their finger on the pulse of the mood in America, where the country is more divided than ever.  Because people seem to be drawing “Lines In The Sand,” the chasm grows more by the day.  The melodic parts of the song take on a neutral, observational stance, while the tortured growls embody the rage being felt by many (at least that is my interpretation).  A perfect storm of unlikely events and shifts in mindset has taken us to a tipping point where compromise and debate has been replaced by finger-pointing and judgment.  The lyric…“to build a wall, between us all, it’s our downfall” speaks volumes about where we are as a society.  Wovenwar perfectly captures the frustration that many people are feeling these days with the thought-provoking “Lines In The Sand.”
 

 

 

PUBLISHER’S PREDICTIONS (by Adam Waldman)

It took quite some time, but Ghost finally ascended to the top of the chart, replacing Highly Suspect after a lengthy run (that was extended by radio going on auto-pilot around the holidays).  No songs in the rear view mirror have much momentum, so unless Ghost reverses course, they will enjoy a decent run at the top.  Green Day seems to be next in line for yet another #1 single.  It doesn’t look like Metallica’s “Atlas, Rise!” will have enough momentum to challenge Green Day for the top, but that can change at any moment.  The hottest song rising up the charts is “Oh My God” by The Pretty Reckless.  Could this trio once again occupy the top 3 as they did for an extended period in 2016?  It certainly is a possibility at this point, although The Pretty Reckless would have to leapfrog a number of bands to get there.  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”

SHALLOW SIDE“Renegade”

ART OF DYING“Torn Down”

AS LIONS“Aftermath”

LETTERS FROM THE FIRE“Worth The Pain”

CHRYSALIS – “My Eternity”

MEMPHIS MAY FIRE“This Light I Hold”

FIT FOR RIVALS“Novacaine”

 

DROP IT…

Twenty One Pilots“Stressed Out”

Twenty One Pilots“Heavydirtysoul”

K-Flay“Blood In The Cut”

Judah & The Lion – “Take It All Back”

Kings Of Leon“Waste A Moment”

Blink 182“She’s Out Of Her Mind”

Highly Suspect“My Name Is Human”

Volbeat“Seal The Deal”

 

 

THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless

KING OF THE HILL

It was a long way to the top (17 weeks in this case), but Ghost finally claims the top spot on the Mediabase Active Rock Airplay chart.  Highly Suspect falls back to #2 while Green Day rises to the #3 spot.
 

 

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

The only change in the content of the Top 20 is the arrival of  “Oh My God,” the latest from Pretty Reckless

From Ashes To New and Art of Anarchy reach the Top 30…

Three new songs for the Top 40 this week, highlighted by Crown The Empire finally getting some broader airplay, some five months after the song entered the rotation on SiriusXM’s Octane…

Three songs debut in the bottom portion of the Top 50, including Halestorm’s cover of a Whitesnake classic.
 

 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

RISING

Green Day“Still Breathing”

Pretty Reckless“Oh My God”

Bleeker“Highway”

 

FALLING

Volbeat – “Seal The Deal”

A Day To Remember“Naivety”

Avatar“Night Never Ending”
 

 

 TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS

Signs of life at rock radio, or at the very least, indications that people have returned to work.  Among the victims of the prolonged lack of activity appears to be Volbeat, who appeared to be headed for a #1 song, but will instead likely have to settle for a 16-week stint in the Top 10.

 

WRAP-UP

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

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 1-14-17

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 1-14-17.

1-14-17 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 –  “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” – THREE DAYS GRACE

#14 –  “Take Me” – KORN

#13 –  “Doomed” – BRING ME THE HORIZON

#12 –  “Breaking New” – FROM ASHES TO NEW

#11 –  “Breathe” – THROUGH FIRE

#10 –  “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)” – ADELITA’S WAY

# 9 –   “Monster” – STARSET

# 8 –   “We Will Not Go Quietly” – SIXX:A.M.

# 7 –   “Hated” – BEARTOOTH

# 6 –   “Never Again” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 5 –   “The Bottom” – DEVOUR THE DAY

# 4 –   “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

# 3 –   “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

# 2 –   “My Name Is Human” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

# 1 –    “Square Hammer” – GHOST

RELATED ARTICLES:

TOP 30 OCTANE BIG ‘UNS COUNTDOWN SONGS OF 2016

TOP 100 HARD ROCK SONGS OF 2016

2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q4

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2015

Top 135 Hard Rock Songs of 2015

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2014

Top 100 Hard Rock Songs of 2014

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Billboard Top 25 Hard Rock Albums – 1/21/17

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 1/21/17.  Top 25 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
      2. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
      3. SKILLET– Unleashed
      4. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      5. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      6. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      7. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      8. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
      9. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      10. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      11. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      12. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      13. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      14. TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake
      15. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Best Of 2005-2013
      16. SIXX: A.M. – Prayers For The Blessed, Vol. 2
      17. GOJIRA – Magma
      18. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
      19. DISTURBED – Disturbed: Live At Red Rocks
      20. MEGADETH – Dystopia
      21. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor
      22. GHOST – Meloria
      23. ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero
      24. BAD COMPANY – Playlist: The Very Best Of Bad Company
      25. PIERCE THE VEIL – Misadventures

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Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2016

Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2015

Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2014

Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2013

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Archives

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 1-7-17

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 1-7-17.

1-7-17 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 –  “Lullaby” – FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES

#14 –  “Door To Door Cannibals” – CHEVELLE

#13 –  “Take Me” – KORN

#12 –  “Breaking New” – FROM ASHES TO NEW

#11 –  “Hated” – BEARTOOTH

#10 –  “Atlas,Rise!” – METALLICA

# 9 –   “Breathe” – THROUGH FIRE

# 8 –   “Monster” – STARSET

# 7 –   “Square Hammer” – GHOST

# 6 –   “The Bottom” – DEVOUR THE DAY

# 5 –   “Ready For War(Pray For Peace)” – ADELITA’S WAY

# 4 –   “Never Again” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 3 –   “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

# 2 –   “My Name Is Human” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

# 1 –    “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

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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).

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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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