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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).

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

 

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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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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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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 11-26-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 11-26-16.

11-26-16 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 – “We Will Not Go Quietly” – SIXX:AM

#14 – “Seal the Deal” – VOLBEAT

#13 – “Square Hammer” – GHOST

#12 – “Take Me” – KORN

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

#10 – “Breathe” – THROUGH FIRE

# 9 –  “Never Again” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 8 –  “Amnesia” – RED SUN RISING

# 7 –  “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

# 6 –  “Push” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

# 5 –  “I Apologize” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 4 –  “Remember we Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

# 3 –  “The Stage” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

# 2 –  “Atlas,Rise!” – METALLICA

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

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 11-19-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 11-19-16.

11-19-16 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 – “Breathe” – THROUGH FIRE

#14 – “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)” – RED SUN RISING

#13 – “Square Hammer” – GHOST

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

#11 – “Take Me” – KORN

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

# 9 –  “Amnesia” – RED SUN RISING

# 8 –  “Seal The Deal” – VOLBEAT

# 7 –  “Push” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

# 6 –  “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

# 5 –  “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

# 4 –  “I Apologize” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 3 –  “The Stage” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

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

# 1 –  “Atlas, Rise” – METALLICA

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 11-12-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 11-12-16.

11-12-16 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 – “The Bottom” – DEVOUR THE DAY

#14 – “Amnesia” – RED SUN RISING

#13 – “Hated” – BEARTOOTH

#12 – “Square Hammer” – GHOST

#11 – “Take Me” – KORN

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

# 9 –  “Push” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

# 8 –  “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

# 7 –  “Never Again” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 6 –  “The Stage” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

# 5 –  “Moth Into Flame” – METALLICA

# 4 –  “Seal The Deal” – VOLBEAT

# 3 –  “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

# 2 –  “I Apologize” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

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

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 11-5-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 11-5-16.

11-5-16 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 –  “Hated” – BEARTOOTH

#14 –  “Amnesia” – RED SUN RISING

#13 –  “The Duke” – LAMB OF GOD

#12 –  “Take Me” – KORN

#11 –  “Square Hammer” –GHOST

#10 –  “Seal The Deal” – VOLBEAT

# 9 –   “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

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

# 7 –   “Push” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

# 6 –   “I Apologize” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

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

# 4 –   “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

# 3 –   “Moth Into Flame” – METALLICA

# 2 –   “The Stage” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

# 1 –    “Atlas,Rise!” – METALLICA

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 9-24-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 9-24-16.

The 9-24-16 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 –  “Square Hammer” – GHOST

#14 –  “Dark Daze” – SYLAR

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

#12 –  “Amnesia” – RED SUN RISING

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

#10 –  “I Don’t Care Anymore” – HELLYEAH

# 9 –   “Push” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

# 8 –   “Excuse Me” – FIRE FROM THE GODS

# 7 –   “Stranded” – GOJIRA

# 6 –   “Seal The Deal” – VOLBEAT

# 5 –   “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

# 4 –   “Open Your Eyes” – DISTURBED

# 3 –   “I Apologize” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 2 –   “Hardwired” – METALLICA

# 1 –    “Rotting In Vain” – KORN

 

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 9-17-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 9-17-16.

The 9-17-16 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 –  “Stuck In Your Head” – I PREVAIL

#14 –  “Dark Daze” – SYLAR

#13 –  “Excuse Me” –  FIRE FROM THE GODS

#12 –  “Naivety” – A DAY TO REMEMBER

#11 –  “Show Me A Leader” – ALTER BRIDGE

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

# 9 –   “Stranded” – GOJIRA

# 8 –   “Amnesia” – RED SUN RISING

# 7 –   “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

# 6 –   “Push” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

# 5 –   “Seal The Deal” – VOLBEAT

# 4 –   “Open Your Eyes” – DISTURBED

# 3 –   “I Apologize” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 2 –   “Hardwired” – METALLICA

# 1 –    “Rotting In Vain” – KORN

 

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HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 8/6/16

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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: Q2  

The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 8/6/16.  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 CHEVELLE “Joyride” 1946
2 2 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “Dark Necessities” 1742
3 3 SHINEDOWN “Asking For It” 1721
4 4 VOLBEAT “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” 1496
5 5 POP EVIL “Take It All” 1390
6 6 BLINK-182 “Bored To Death” 1296
7 8 PRETTY RECKLESS “Take Me Down” 1250
8 7 A DAY TO REMEMBER “Paranoia” 1174
9 9 3 DOORS DOWN “Still Alive” 1109
10 10 HOLY WHITE HOUNDS “Switchblade” 913
11 16 PROPHETS OF RAGE “Prophets Of Rage” 888
12 20 KORN “Rotting In Vain” 875
13 12 DEFTONES “Phantom Bride” 831
14 13 ROB ZOMBIE “Get High” 795
15 11 KALEO “No Good” 766
16 14 SKILLET “Feel Invincible” 708
17 15 AVATAR “The Eagle Has Landed” 692
18 18 HELLYEAH “I Don’t Care Anymore” 684
19 21 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Ashes Of Eden” 672
20 22 THRICE “Black Honey” 628
21 23 DISTURBED “Open Your Eyes” 615
22 24 ZAKK WYLDE (f. COREY TAYLOR) “Sleeping Dogs” 527
23 25 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Heathens” 416
24 25 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Lost And Alone” 372
25 26 STITCHED UP HEART “Monster” 350
26 19 ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Here I Am” 345
27 31 SIXX:A.M. “Prayers For The Damned” 328
28 27 TRIVIUM “Dead And Gone” 293
29 30 CITIZEN ZERO “Go (Let Me Save You)” 283
30 29 THROUGH FIRE “Stronger” 264
31 32 KALEO “Way Down We Go” 242
32 28 SICK PUPPIES “Stick To Your Guns” 226
33 33 BEARTOOTH “Aggressive” 178
34 35 DOROTHY “Raise Hell” 174
35 36 NOTHING BUT THIEVES “Wake Up Call” 171
36 39 THE RECORD COMPANY “Off The Ground” 159
37 37 FAILURE ANTHEM “First World Problems” 156
38 41 FOALS “What Went Down” 145
39 34 MEGADETH “Post-American World” 144
40 42 BRING ME THE HORIZON “Avalanche” 142
41 44 MACHINE HEAD “Is There Anybody Out There?” 138
42 50 SEPTEMBER MOURNING “Eye Of The Storm” 132
43 47 LETTERS FROM THE FIRE “Give In To Me” 132
44 58 ALTER BRIDGE “Show Me A Leader” 130
45 45 ISLANDER “Bad Guy” 130
46 46 THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH “Push” 121
47 43 PIERCE THE VEIL “Circles” 114
48 51 PARKWAY DRIVE “Devil’s Calling” 108
49 53 VIMIC “My Fate” 102
50 52 SHAMAN’S HARVEST “Here It Comes” 99

 

 

 

RED SUN RISING – “Amnesia”

After huge runs with their first two singles (“The Otherside” and “Emotionless”), does Red Sun Rising have what it takes to go for the “hat trick” with their latest single, “Amnesia”?  I’d say that the chances are pretty good, given that Active Rock programmers have shown strong support for the band, and the song is as good (or better) than their last single.  Unless the band has somehow fallen out of favor with Active Rock programmers, you have to imagine that they will enjoy another run to the top of the chart in the near future.  “Amnesia” is already getting played on SiriusXM’s Octane, and it seems to be only a matter of time before others get behind it in a big way.  What’s most interesting about Red Sun Rising is that each single has its own sound, proving that the band is much more than a one-trick pony.  If “Amnesia” has a strong run, you have to start putting Red Sun Rising in the same category as Nothing More for up-and-coming bands that are likely to dominate the genre for years to come.
 

 

 

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…

RED SUN RISING“Amnesia”

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH“I Apologize”

GEMINI SYNDROME“Remember We Die”

YOUNG GUNS“Bulletproof”

SONS OF TEXAS“Blameshift”

SILVERTUNG“Devil’s Advocate”

BRIDGE TO GRACE“Left Inside”

HUDSON“Cast Out”

 

DROP IT…

Kaleo“No Good

Kaleo“Way Down We Go”

Holy White Hounds“Switchblade”

Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

Foals“What Went Down”

Blink 182“Bored To Death”

Asking Alexandria“Here I Am”

Deftones“Phantom Bride”

 

 

THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless

KING OF THE HILL

Chevelle sees the growth of “Joyride” stall out, but manages to double their margin at the top of the latest Mediabase Active Rock Airplay chart.  Spins were essentially flat for the song, but everything within shouting distance of it – former #1 songs from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Volbeat, and the seemingly perpetually #3 from Shinedown – were all down as well.
 

 

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

The Top 10 songs of last week remain the same.  Only two even changed positions…

The only “newcomer” to the Top 20 this week is actually a return, from Thrice

Sixx A.M. climbs to #27, the only new arrival in the entire Top 30…

Slight increases for Foals and Bring Me The Horizon are enough to get them into the Top 40 this week…

“Show Me A Leader,” the lead single from the forthcoming Alter Bridge album, leads a group of four songs entering (or returning to) the Top 50.
 

 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

MOVING UP

Pretty Reckless“Take Me Down”

Three Doors Down – “Still Alive”

Korn“Rotting In Vain”

 

DROPPING DOWN

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Dark Necessities”

Shinedown – “Asking For It”

Asking Alexandria“Here I Am”
 

 

TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS

The feast or famine nature of the chart in 2016 continues in full force this week, leading to one of those updates that sees very little change.  Basically, the songs that launched with rockets strapped to them sometimes hit a plateau (until another booster fires at least), while the rest remain struggling to escape the forces of gravity.  Luckily for listeners, at least most of the heavy rotations are relatively new at the moment, so the impact of a stagnant week is probably less noticeable to the ear.

 

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 5-14-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 5-14-16.

The 5-14-16 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 – “Get High” – ROB ZOMBIE

#14 –  “Circles” – PIERCE THE VEIL

#13 – “Aggressive” – BEARTOOTH

#12 – “Black Honey” – THRICE

#11 –  “Defeated” – BREAKING BENJAMIN 

#10 –  “Rise” – SIXX: A.M.

#9 –    “Paranoia” – A DAY TO REMEMBER

# 8 –   “Falling Apart” – PAPA ROACH

# 7 –   “The Eagle Has Landed” – AVATAR

# 6 –   “Asking For It” – SHINEDOWN

# 5 –   “Emotionless” – RED SUN RISING

# 4 –   “My Nemesis” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 3 –   “Hate By Design” – KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

# 2 –   “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” – VOLBEAT

# 1 –   “Human” – HELLYEAH

 

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Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs: January 2014 – June 2014

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