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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