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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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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

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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

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 12-10-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 12-10-16.

12-10-16 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 – “Door To Door Cannibals” – CHEVELLE

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

#13 –  “Breathe” – THROUGH FIRE

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

#11 –   “Take Me” – KORN

#10 –   “Crooked Teeth” – PAPA ROACH

# 9 –    “The Stage” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

# 8 –    “Never Again” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 7 –    “Square Hammer” – GHOST

# 6 –    “Monster” – STARSET

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

# 4 –    “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

# 3 –    “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYDROME

# 2 –    “Atlas, Rise” – METALLICA

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

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 12-3-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 12-3-16.

12-3-16 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 – “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” – THREE DAYS GRACE

#14 –  “Take Me” – KORN

#13 –  “The Stage” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

#12 –  “The Bottom” – DEVOUR THE DAY

#11 –   “Breathe” – THROUGH FIRE

#10 –   “Push” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

# 9 –    “Never Again” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

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

# 7 –    “Square Hammer” – GHOST

# 6 –    “Monster” – STARSET

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

# 4 –    “Atlas,Rise!” – METALLICA

# 3 –    “Stuck in Your Head” – I PREVAIL

# 2 –    “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDRROME

# 1 –     “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 1-23-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 1-23-16.

The 1-23-16 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.

**Many of these artists were featured on Hard Rock Daddy’s Top 135 Hard Rock Songs of 2015

#15 – “Sounds Of Silence” – DISTURBED

#14 –  “Ways To Get High” – POP EVIL 

#13 –  “Strength Of The Mind” – KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

#12 –  “Bad Reputation” – ADELITA’S WAY

#11 –  “Inside Yourself” – GODSMACK

#10 –  “Fallen Angel” – THREE DAYS GRACE

#9 –    “Emotionless” – RED SUN RISING

# 8 –   “Bloodfeather” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

# 7 –   “Let Me Live My Life” – SAINT ASONIA

# 6 –   “Here’s To The Heartache” – NOTHING MORE

# 5 –   “State Of My Head” – SHINEDOWN

# 4 –   “Vice Grip” – PARKWAY DRIVE

# 3 –   “Happy Song” – BRING ME THE HORIZON

# 2 –   “Wash It All Away” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 1 –   “Until The World Goes Cold” – TRIVIUM

 

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 1-16-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 1-16-16.

The 1-16-16 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.

**Many of these artists were featured on Hard Rock Daddy’s Top 135 Hard Rock Songs of 2015

#15 – “Tear Down The Wall” – ART OF DYING

#14 –  “Emotionless” – RED SUN RISING 

#13 –  “Bloodfeather” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

#12 –  “Inside Yourself” – GODSMACK

#11 –  “Let Me Live My Life” – SAINT ASONIA

#10 –  “Fallen Angel” – THREE DAYS GRACE

#9 –    “Finally Free” – STITCHED UP HEART

# 8 –   “State Of My Head” – SHINEDOWN

# 7 –   “Here’s To The Heartache” – NOTHING MORE

# 6 –   “Gimme Shelter” – STONE SOUR (f. LZZY HALE)

# 5 –   “The Light” – DISTURBED

# 4 –   “Vice Grip” – PARKWAY DRIVE

# 3 –   “Until The World Goes Cold” – TRIVIUM

# 2 –   “Happy Song” – BRING ME THE HORIZON

# 1 –   “Wash It All Away” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

 

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Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 1/16/16

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 1/16/16.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. ***Click on the hyperlinked titles to read full album reviews***

THIS WEEK’S TOP 15:

      1. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Letters From The Labyrinth
      2. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Got Your Six
      3. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      4. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
      5. SLIPKNOT – .5: The Gray Chapter
      6. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      7. BREAKING BENJAMIN – Dark Before Dawn
      8. BARONESS – Purple
      9. RUSH – R40 Live
      10. IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls
      11. MOTORHEAD – Bad Magic
      12. SLAYER – Repentless
      13. CLUTCH – Psychic Warfare
      14. DEF LEPPARD – Def Leppard
      15. THREE DAYS GRACE – Human

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Top 50 Active Rock Songs of 2015: HRD Radio Report

HRD Radio Report - Top 50 Active Rock Songs of 2015

It’s been an interesting year for Active Rock radio, due in large part to the number of high-profile artists releasing singles in 2015.  These artists dominated the Active Rock Top 50 Songs of 2015.  When you factor in that nine artists account for nearly half of the Top 50, it’s easy to see why there are so few newer artists featured on this list.  However, there were a handful that made their presence felt with singles that were just too good to be ignored.  Of course, the opportunities were also lessened because Active Rock programmers continue to inexplicably waste spins on songs and artists that are not a fit for the format.

Using the actual spins that each song received while featured in the Top 50 of the Active Rock Mediabase Charts (compiled by AllAccess.com), HRD Radio Report ranks the Top 50 Active Rock Songs of 2015 (below).  It should be noted that this recap is based solely on spin totals, not editorial opinion.  To see editorial opinion, check out the Top 135 Hard Rock Songs of 2015 Active Rock fans should also check out the Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2015.

NOTE:  To read song reviews, click on the hyperlinked song titles, and to read album reviews, click on the hyperlinked artist names.

RANK ARTIST SONG TITLE TOTAL SPINS (TOP 50)
1 POP EVIL “Footsteps” 34,121
2 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Failure” 32,007
3 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Angels Fall” 31,226
4 SHINEDOWN “Cut The Cord” 31,130
5 PRETTY RECKLESS “Follow Me Down” 30,436
6 THEORY OF A DEADMAN “Angel” 27,876
7 ZAC BROWN BAND (f. Chris Cornell) “Heavy Is The Head” 26,504
8 DISTURBED “The Vengeful One” 25,427
9 RED SUN RISING “The Otherside” 25,141
10 HIGHLY SUSPECT “Lydia” 25,072
11 ROYAL BLOOD “Little Monster” 24,156
12 BRING ME THE HORIZON “Throne” 23,872
13 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Jekyll And Hyde” 23,564
14 FOO FIGHTERS “Congregation” 23,437
15 HALESTORM “Apocalyptic” 23,042
16 OFFSPRING “Coming For You” 22,672
17 THREE DAYS GRACE “I Am Machine” 21,849
18 PAPA ROACH “Gravity” 21,618
19 SLASH “Bent To Fly” 21,125
20 CHRIS CORNELL “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” 20,630
21 NOTHING MORE “Jenny” 20,417
22 THREE DAYS GRACE “Human Race” 19,396
23 HALESTORM “Amen” 18,642
24 PAPA ROACH “Face Everything And Rise” 18,378
25 BRING ME THE HORIZON “Drown” 17,765
26 DISTURBED “The Light” 17,461
27 GHOST “Cirice” 16,999
28 SAINT ASONIA “Better Place” 16,578
29 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Wash It All Away” 16,116
30 SIXX A.M. “Stars” 15,767
31 HALESTORM “I Am The Fire” 14,840
32 SEETHER “Nobody Praying For Me” 14,267
33 SEETHER “Same Damn Life” 14,237
34 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Wrong Side Of Heaven” 13,368
35 SLIPKNOT “Killpop” 13,317
36 MARILYN MANSON “Deep Six” 13,082
37 FOO FIGHTERS “Something From Nothing” 12,556
38 THREE DAYS GRACE “Fallen Angel” 12,537
39 THE STRUTS “Could Have Been Me” 12,507
40 AC/DC “Rock Or Bust” 12,469
41 SEVENDUST “Thank You” 12,204
42 HELLYEAH “Hush” 12,047
43 FOO FIGHTERS “Outside” 11,736
44 AWOLNATION “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” 11,735
45 TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT “Take It Back” 11,692
46 ASKING ALEXANDRIA “I Won’t Give In” 11,139
47 ALL THAT REMAINS “This Probably Won’t End Well” 11,051
48 SEETHER “Save Today” 10,882
49 STARSET “Halo” 10,791
50 WE ARE HARLOT “Dancing On Nails” 10,621

Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2015

Snap 2015-12-26 at 18.26.20

Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2015 compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and ranked by sales data.

Click on the hyper-linked album titles to read the reviews that were featured on Hard Rock Daddy during the year.

  1. AC/DCRock Or Bust
  2. NICKELBACK – No Fixed Address
  3. FOO FIGHTERS – Sonic Highways
  4. BREAKING BENJAMIN – Dark Before Dawn
  5. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Got Your Six
  6. DISTURBED Immortalized
  7. SLIPKNOT – .5: The Gray Chapter
  8. IN THIS MOMENT – Black Widow
  9. HALESTORMInto The Wild Life
  10. IRON MAIDEN The Book Of Souls
  11. MARILYN MANSON – The Pale Emporer
  12. SHINEDOWN Threat To Survival
  13. ROYAL BLOOD – Royal Blood
  14. THREE DAYS GRACE Human
  15. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
  16. LAMB OF GOD – VII: Sturm Und Drang
  17. SLAYER – Repentless
  18. SLEEPING WITH SIRENS – Madness
  19. AUGUST BURNS RED – Found In Far Away Places
  20. RED – Of Beauty And Rage
  21. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Going To Hell
  22. HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – Day Of The Dead
  23. INCUBUS – Trust Fall (Side A) (EP)
  24. GHOST – Meloria
  25. FAITH NO MORE – Sol Invictus
  26. PAPA ROACH – F.E.A.R.
  27. VAN HALEN – Tokyo Dome Live In Concert
  28. FALLING IN REVERSE – Just Like You
  29. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6
  30. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – Venom
  31. VARIOUS ARTISTS – 2015 Warped Tour Compilation
  32. COHEED AND CAMBRIA – The Color Before The Sun
  33. SEETHER – Isolate And Medicate
  34. GODSMACK – 1000HP
  35. CLUTCH – Psychic Warfare
  36. ALL THAT REMAINS – The Order Of Things
  37. NICKELBACK – The Best Of Nickelback: Volume 1
  38. BLACK VEIL BRIDES – Black Veil Brides
  39. DEF LEPPARD – Def Leppard
  40. THE STORY SO FAR – The Story So Far
  41. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell: Volume 2
  42. CAGE THE ELEPHANT – Melophobia
  43. NIGHTWISH – Endless Forms Most Beautiful
  44. WE CAME AS ROMANS – We Came As Romans
  45. LINKIN PARK – The Hunting Party
  46. SLASH featuring MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS – World On Fire
  47. SEVENDUST Kill The Flaw
  48. AVENGED SEVENFOLDHail To The King
  49. ATTILA – Guilty Pleasure
  50. TRIVIUM – Silence In The Snow

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 12-19-15

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 12-19-15.

The 12-19-15 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 – “Strength Of The Mind” – KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

#14 –  “Shine On” – THE AMITY AFFLICTION 

#13 –  “Inside Yourself” – GODSMACK

#12 –  “Save Today” – SEETHER

#11 –  “Ways To Get High” – POP EVIL

#10 –  “Fallen Angel” – THREE DAYS GRACE 

#9 –    “Through It All” – FROM ASHES TO NEW

# 8 –   “Here’s To The Heartache” – NOTHING MORE

# 7 –   “Bloodfeather” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

# 6 –   “State Of My Head” – SHINEDOWN

# 5 –   “Until The World Goes Cold” – TRIVIUM

# 4 –   “The Light” – DISTURBED

# 3 –   “I Am The Fire” – HALESTORM

# 2 –   “Wash It All Away” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 1 –   “Throne” – BRING ME THE HORIZON

 

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