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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

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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

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Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2014

Top 100 Hard Rock Songs of 2014

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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

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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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2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q3

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Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2015

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Top 100 Hard Rock Songs of 2014

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Billboard Top 25 Hard Rock Albums – 1/14/17

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 1/14/17.  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. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
      4. SKILLET– Unleashed
      5. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      6. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      7. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      8. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      9. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      10. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      11. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      12. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      13. SIXX: A.M. – Prayers For The Blessed, Vol. 2
      14. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Best Of 2005-2013
      15. PIERCE THE VEIL – Misadventures
      16. DISTURBED – Disturbed: Live At Red Rocks
      17. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
      18. TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake
      19. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      20. MEGADETH – Dystopia
      21. LED ZEPPELIN – The Complete BBC Sessions
      22. GOJIRA – Magma
      23. JIMI HENDRIX – Machine Gun: The Fillmore East: First Show
      24. ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero
      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 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/

2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q4

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Hard Rock Daddy’s HRD Radio Report provides a weekly look at the Top 50 songs on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart.  Using the actual spins that each song in the Top 50 has received in the fourth quarter of 2016, we have compiled a ranking of the songs by spin totals.  It should be noted that this recap is based solely on spin totals, not editorial opinion.  Below the Top 50 Active Rock songs of the fourth quarter of 2016, you will find the Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown songs for the same time period.

Q4 RANK ARTIST SONG TITLE TOP 50 SPINS
1 HIGHLY SUSPECT “My Name Is Human” 23,903
2 VOLBEAT “Seal The Deal” 20,800
3 DISTURBED “Open Your Eyes” 20,573
4 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “I Apologize” 18,798
5 GHOST “Square Hammer” 18,793
6 PRETTY RECKLESS “Take Me Down” 17,466
7 GREEN DAY “Bang Bang” 16,243
8 AVENGED SEVENFOLD “The Stage” 14,850
9 SKILLET “Feel Invincible” 13,907
10 RED SUN RISING “Amnesia” 12,985
11 METALLICA “Moth Into Flame” 12,740
12 METALLICA “Atlas,Rise!” 11,270
13 GREEN DAY “Still Breathing” 10,409
14 SHINEDOWN “How Did You Love” 9,748
15 A DAY TO REMEMBER “Naivety” 8,805
16 THRICE “Black Honey” 8,629
17 METALLICA “Hardwired” 8,494
18 DINOSAUR PILE-UP “11:11” 8,443
19 KINGS OF LEON “Waste A Moment” 8,135
20 CHEVELLE “Door To Door Cannibals” 7,844
21 BEARTOOTH “Hated” 7,738
22 KORN “Rotting In Vain” 7,149
23 ALTER BRIDGE “Show Me A Leader” 7,143
24 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Never Again” 6,583
25 IN FLAMES “The Truth” 5,827
26 GEMINI SYNDROME “Remember We Die” 5,665
27 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “Go Robot” 5,665
28 HELLYEAH “I Don’t Care Anymore” 4,927
29 KORN “Take Me” 4,639
30 SIXX:A.M. “We Will Not Go Quietly” 4,099
31 POP EVIL “If Only For Now” 3,943
32 SIXX:A.M. “Prayers For The Damned” 3,839
33 DEVOUR THE DAY “The Bottom” 3,781
34 PROPHETS OF RAGE “Prophets Of Rage” 3,579
35 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Heathens” 3,468
36 CITIZEN ZERO “Go (Let Me Save You)” 3,303
37 STARSET “Monster” 3,230
38 KORN “Rotting In Vain” 3,216
39 KALEO “Way Down We Go” 3,091
40 ONE LESS REASON “Break Me” 3,054
41 SICK PUPPIES “Where Do I Begin” 3,054
42 THROUGH FIRE “Breathe” 2,408
43 ADELITA’S WAY “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)” 2,363
44 DEFTONES “Phantom Bride” 2,090
45 AVATAR “Night Never” 1,993
46 ZAKK WYLDE (f. COREY TAYLOR) “Sleeping Dogs” 1,960
47 THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH “Push” 1,798
48 GOODBYE JUNE “Oh No” 1,778
49 3 DOORS DOWN “Still Alive” 1,763
50 TRAPT “It’s Over” 1,723

 

Because SiriusXM’s Octane is the most influential Active Rock station in the country, we are also including the Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown songs of the fourth quarter of 2016.  This recap was compiled using a unique ranking system created by Hard Rock Daddy. This ranking system is based on a formula that awards points for each position on the weekly countdown. Like the Active Rock Chart, these rankings are based solely on numbers, not editorial opinion.

Q4 RANK ARTIST SONG TITLE
1 GEMINI SYNDROME “Remember We Die”
2 HIGHLY SUSPECT “My Name Is Human”
3 SHINEDOWN “How Did You Love”
4 AVENGED SEVENFOLD “The Stage”
5 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “I Apologize”
6 I PREVAIL “Stuck In Your Head”
7 THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH “Push”
8 METALLICA “Atlas,Rise!”
9 VOLBEAT “Seal The Deal”
10 METALLICA “Moth Into Flame”
11 GHOST “Square Hammer”
12 KORN “Rotting In Vain”
13 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Never Again”
14 KORN “Take Me”
15 DISTURBED “Open Your Eyes”

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2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q3

2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q2

2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q1

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 12-31-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 12-31-16.

12-31-16 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 –  “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” – THREE DAYS GRACE

#13 –  “The Bottom” – DEVOUR THE DAY

#12 –  “The Stage” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

#11 –  “Atlas,Rise!” – METALLICA

#10 –  “Hated” – BEARTOOTH

# 9 –   “Square Hammer” – GHOST

# 8 –   “Breaking Now” – FROM ASHES TO NEW

# 7 –   “Monster” – STARSET

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

# 5 –   “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

# 4 –   “Stuck In Your Head” – I PREVAIL

# 3 –   “Never Again” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 2 –   “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

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

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TOP 30 OCTANE BIG ‘UNS COUNTDOWN SONGS OF 2016

2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q3

2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q2

2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q1

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 – 1/7/17

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 1/7/17.  Top 25 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
      2. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
      3. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
      4. SKILLET– Unleashed
      5. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      6. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      7. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      8. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      9. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      10. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      11. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      12. SIXX: A.M. – Prayers For The Blessed, Vol. 2
      13. DISTURBED – Disturbed: Live At Red Rocks
      14. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      15. LED ZEPPELIN – The Complete BBC Sessions
      16. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      17. MEGADETH – Dystopia
      18. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Best Of 2005-2013
      19. TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake
      20. PIERCE THE VEIL – Misadventures
      21. JIMI HENDRIX – Machine Gun: The Fillmore East: First Show
      22. ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero
      23. GHOST – Popestar (EP)
      24. LAMB OF GOD – The Duke (EP)
      25. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Letters From The Labyrinth

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Top 135 Hard Rock Songs of 2015

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 12/24/16

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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 12/24/16.  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” 2081
2 2 GHOST “Square Hammer” 1950
3 3 VOLBEAT “Seal The Deal” 1796
4 4 METALLICA “Atlas,Rise!” 1733
5 5 AVENGED SEVENFOLD “The Stage” 1622
6 6 GREEN DAY “Still Breathing” 1614
7 7 SHINEDOWN “How Did You Love” 1315
8 8 RED SUN RISING “Amnesia” 1229
9 10 DISTURBED “Open Your Eyes” 953
10 9 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “I Apologize” 932
11 12 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Never Again” 832
12 11 A DAY TO REMEMBER “Naivety” 832
13 13 CHEVELLE “Door To Door Cannibals” 792
14 14 BEARTOOTH “Hated” 756
15 16 KORN “Take Me” 720
16 15 DINOSAUR PILE-UP “11:11” 644
17 19 SIXX:A.M. “We Will Not Go Quietly” 600
18 18 IN FLAMES “The Truth” 597
19 17 KINGS OF LEON “Waste A Moment” 548
20 22 STARSET “Monster” 533
21 20 POP EVIL “If Only For Now” 529
22 21 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “Go Robot” 525
23 23 METALLICA “Moth Into Flame” 498
24 24 GEMINI SYNDROME “Remember We Die” 419
25 25 GREEN DAY “Bang Bang” 353
26 28 SICK PUPPIES “Where Do I Begin” 326
27 27 DEVOUR THE DAY “The Bottom” 326
28 40 PRETTY RECKLESS Oh My God 303
29 29 THROUGH FIRE “Breathe” 287
30 30 ADELITAS WAY “Ready For War (Pray For Peace) 275
31 31 AVATAR “Night Never” 248
32 33 BLINK-182 “She’s Out Of Her Mind” 237
33 26 ALTER BRIDGE “Show Me A Leader” 234
34 34 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Breaking Now” 224
35 37 AMITY AFFLICTION “All Messed Up” 221
36 35 GOODBYE JUNE “Oh No” 212
37 36 ART OF ANARCHY “The Madness” 212
38 39 BLEEKER “Highway” 201
39 32 ONE LESS REASON “Break Me” 184
40 42 BADFLOWER “Animal” 173
41 38 METALLICA “Hardwired” 171
42 41 3 DOORS DOWN “The Broken” 147
43 44 NONPOINT “Divided..Conquer Them” 135
44 46 LAMB OF GOD “The Duke” 116
45 43 SYLAR “Dark Daze” 108
46 60 HALESTORM “Mistress For Christmas” 99
47 50 JUDAH & THE LION “Take It All Back” 99
48 45 THREE DAYS GRACE “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” 99
49 49 SEASONS AFTER “Fighter” 95
50 52 CROWN THE EMPIRE “Weight Of The World” 94

 

 

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

THE PRETTY RECKLESS – “Oh My God”

It’s easy to see why radio jumped the gun on adding “Oh My God” – the latest single from The Pretty Reckless – to their playlists.  Although it wasn’t officially going for adds until January 3rd, a handful of stations couldn’t wait until then.  It doesn’t take much these days to crack the Top 50, so any song with a little backing and momentum can make the cut.  Of course, this is usually reserved for established bands that have already proven their mettle in the format.  The Pretty Reckless definitely fits that bill, and the beauty is that they don’t have to “taylor” their songs to sound like typical Active Rock.  “Oh My God” opens with a dirty, distorted riff that is reminiscent of Rush’s “Passage To Bangkok,” before shifting to an upbeat, aggressive punk-infused rhythm, and Taylor Momsen’s distinct vocals.  This song will undoubtedly ascend to the top of the chart sooner rather than later, and should battle for #1 in the first quarter of 2017.
 

 

 

PUBLISHER’S PREDICTIONS (by Adam Waldman)

As predicted last week, it looks like Highly Suspect will ride out 2016 on top.  Their spin count lead is still over 130, and there doesn’t seem to be any momentum from anyone in the rear view mirror.  With the world in holiday mode, it’s hard to envision a scenario where there is a change at the top in the final chart next week.  “My Name Is Human” was also #1 on the Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2016.
 

 

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…

MESSAGE FROM SYLVIA“Heart Of War”

SHALLOW SIDE“Renegade”

OTEP“Royals”

VARNA“Survival Of The Fittest”

BLACKLITE DISTRICT“Broken Souls”

9Electric – “The Damaged Ones”

CHRYSALIS – “My Eternity”

AFI“White Offerings”

 

DROP IT…

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”

Green Day“Bang Bang”

 

 

THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless

KING OF THE HILL

Highly Suspect extends their streak atop the Mediabase Active Rock Airplay chart to six weeks.  Ghost and Volbeat remain second and third as the charts grind largely to a Yuletide halt.
 

 

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

No changes in the Top 10 songs (top 8 even has the same order).

Starset joins the Top 20…

Pretty Reckless was the only Top 40 debut last week, the only Top 30 breakthrough this week…

Badflower peeks into the Top 40, the lone new arrival…

Halestorm gets holiday airplay for a novelty cover, leaving Crown The Empire with the only Top 50 debut this week that has potential for the coming new year.
 

 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

RISING

Metallica“Atlas, Rise”

Green Day“Still Breathing”

The Pretty Reckless – “Oh My God”

 

FALLING

Five Finger Death Punch“I Apologize”

Disturbed – “Open Your Eyes”

Kings Of Leon “Waste A Moment”
 

 

TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS

2016 looks to be ending with a whimper, rather than a bang, which is (unfortunately) pretty appropriate.

 

WRAP-UP

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

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2016

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The Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2016 takes the place of the regular countdown as the year comes to a close.  These songs are chosen by Octane.  Hard Rock Daddy will be putting out the top Octane Big ‘Uns songs of the 4th quarter in a separate post.

The Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2016 video playlist (below) can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived weekly playlists (dating back to 2013).

 

  1. “My Name Is Human” – HIGHLY SUSPECT
  2. “Hardwired” – METALLICA
  3. “Stronger” – THROUGH FIRE
  4. “The Sound Of Silence” – DISTURBED
  5. “Black Honey” – THRICE
  6. “Rotting In Vain” – KORN
  7. “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME
  8. “Stuck In Your Head” – I PREVAIL
  9. “I Apologize” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
  10. “Square Hammer” – GHOST
  11. “The Stage” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD
  12. “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN
  13. “Defeated” – BREAKING BENJAMIN
  14. “Feel Invincible” – SKILLET
  15. “Seal The Deal” – VOLBEAT
  16. “Monster” – STARSET
  17. “Push” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH
  18. “I Don’t Care Anymore” – HELLYEAH
  19. “Amnesia” – RED SUN RISING
  20. “Excuse Me” – FIRE FROM THE GODS
  21. “Dark Daze” – SYLAR
  22. “Paranoia” – A DAY TO REMEMBER
  23. “Stranded” – GOJIRA
  24. “Hated” – BEARTOOTH
  25. “Sleeping Dogs” – ZAKK WYLDE (f. COREY TAYLOR)
  26. “Show Me A Leader” – ALTER BRIDGE
  27. “Breaking New” – FROM ASHES TO NEW
  28. “The Eagle Has Landed” – AVATAR
  29. “Hate By Design” – KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
  30. “The Bottom” – DEVOUR THE DAY

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