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. This weekly report also features quotes from radio and record industry people on a regular basis, in addition to talking directly to a variety of hard rock artists about their music, tours and more!
Many of the artists featured on the Active Rock charts have already been reviewed on HardRockDaddy.com.
Click on the hyperlinked song titles to read song reviews, and the hyperlinked artist names to read album reviews.
The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 9/14/14. All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:
|CHART POSITION THIS WEEK||CHART POSITION LAST WEEK||ARTIST||SONG TITLE||RADIO SPINS THIS WEEK|
|1||2||PRETTY RECKLESS||“Messed Up World”||1743|
|2||1||LINKIN PARK||“Until It’s Gone”||1557|
|3||3||NOTHING MORE||“This Is The Time (Ballast)”||1375|
|4||7||SLASH||“World On Fire”||1315|
|5||4||YOU ME AT SIX||“Room To Breathe”||1308|
|6||5||RISE AGAINST||“I Don’t Want To Be Here”||1287|
|7||8||WEEZER||“Back To The Shack”||1188|
|9||12||NICKELBACK||“Edge Of A Revolution”||1170|
|10||6||SEETHER||“Words As Weapons”||1139|
|11||10||CHEVELLE||“Hunter Eats Hunter”||1116|
|14||16||SLIPKNOT||“The Devil In I”||881|
|15||14||SIXX: A.M.||“Gotta Get It Right”||864|
|16||17||ROYAL BLOOD||“Figure It Out”||834|
|17||15||CROBOT||“Nowhere To Hide”||735|
|18||18||BLACK KEYS||“Gotta Get Away”||584|
|20||21||OTHERWISE||“Darker Side Of The Moon”||533|
|21||20||DEVOUR THE DAY||“Respect”||531|
|23||25||FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH||“Wrong Side Of Heaven”||472|
|26||26||BRING ME THE HORIZON||“Can You Feel My Heart”||378|
|27||28||ASKING ALEXANDRIA||“Moving On”||366|
|30||33||DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979||“Trainwreck 1979”||291|
|31||27||A DAY TO REMEMBER||“End Of Me”||290|
|32||32||THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH||“Born This Way”||288|
|34||36||KONGOS||“I’m Only Joking”||256|
|35||0||BUSH||“The Only Way Out”||255|
|36||37||SLEEPWAVE||“Through The Looking Glass”||216|
|37||40||EVE TO ADAM||“Locked & Loaded”||188|
|38||38||FLYLEAF||“Set Me On Fire”||185|
|39||35||LIKE A STORM||“Love The Way You Hate Me”||184|
|40||34||FOZZY||“Lights Go Out”||180|
|42||0||FALL OUT BOY||“Centuries”||169|
|43||120||IN THIS MOMENT||“Sick Like Me”||163|
|45||48||ADELITA’S WAY||“Save The World”||147|
|46||53||MOTIONLESS IN WHITE||“Reincarnate”||131|
|48||47||3 YEARS HOLLOW||“For Life”||120|
|49||46||BLACK STONE CHERRY||“Remember Me”||118|
|50||285||SEETHER||“Same Damn Life”||115|
As we progress, HRD Radio Report is going to feature more content, starting with “From The HRD Publisher’s Desk.” Bam-Bam is on the road this week, but will return next week with his usual breakdown, banter and more. In the immortal words of Motley Crue…”On With The Show!”
FROM THE HRD PUBLISHER’S DESK
OCTANE BIG ‘UNS COUNTDOWN
Some interesting movement this week on the Active Rock Radio Charts (see below). This week also saw some radical movement on the SiriusXM Big ‘Uns Countdown that left me scratching my head. By and large, the countdown doesn’t usually have big shakeups, but every once in a while, there are major changes that make you wonder how much influence the Octane Air Force really has in deciding the top songs of the week.
The most glaring example of this is Nothing More’s “This Is The Time (Ballast).” The song dominated the charts for the past four months, topping the countdown for 12 out of 15 weeks, and then all of a sudden, it just dropped off altogether. Are we really expected to believe that the Octane Air Force (made up of listeners) all decided in the same week that they were tired of the song that was their favorite for 12 weeks? I guess the band didn’t have another single ready to go like Seether, whose mainstay on the countdown (“Words As Weapons”) was replaced by “Same Damn Life.” This is not a judgment of Seether at all. “Same Damn Life” is a great song, but it’s a little strange that Octane just replaced singles on the countdown like they were changing a roll of toilet paper. Food for thought….
PICK OF THE WEEK – THE FAMILY RUIN
One of the goals for Hard Rock Daddy and the HRD Radio Report is to expose our readers to bands that aren’t charting yet. For my first pick of the week, I have chosen The Family Ruin. They have a killer track entitled “Let’s Go” that will be featured on their upcoming debut album. Check out the Hard Rock Daddy review to hear the song, and see how this band is “related” to Asking Alexandria.
SLASH featuring MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS
The band’s second album together – World On Fire – dropped today. In celebration of the release, Octane has dubbed this week “Slash Week.” A live concert performance for a small crowd in NYC aired yesterday on Octane. Listening to a concert on the radio is never as good as being there in person, but it was a very cool listening experience just the same. The set was very similar to the one that the band has been playing on their recent dates. Check out the Hard Rock Daddy concert review for more details about the performance.
Ok, I know that we’re all about hard rock here, but I couldn’t help but think of one of my favorite Biggie lyrics from “Kick In The Door” after seeing Linkin Park dethroned by The Pretty Reckless after just one week…“your reign on the top was short like leprechauns!” Linkin Park and Nothing More stayed in the Top 3, and with their album dropping today, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators shot up to the #4 slot with “World On Fire.” Is this bump release-driven or is the song about to make a serious run towards the top of the chart? Time will tell…
Good news and bad news for Seether fans. Bad news is that “Words As Weapons” has hit its peak. The song dropped from #6 to #10 this week. But the good news is that their latest single off of Isolate & Medicate – “Same Damn Life” – rocketed from #285 all the way to #50. Look for these to tracks to cross paths in the coming weeks. Like cream in the coffee, Seether always seems to rise to the top of the Active Rock Radio charts, and for good reason.
Like Seether, Volbeat is Active Rock Radio royalty. You have to wonder which will happen first…Volbeat releasing a new album or every song from Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies being released as a single that shoots up the charts. Their latest single, “Doc Holliday” jumped from #42 to #33 this week, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this enter the Top 20 in the next week or so.
As Bam-Bam predicted, Nickelback’s “Edge Of A Revolution” has legs. Chad Kroeger and the boys once again will have the last laugh as the haters complain about another one of their songs becoming a mainstay on Active Rock Radio. The song has already cracked the Top 10 and looks to be on a clear path into the Top 5.
Some major moves happened this week that are worth noting. One move has to be acknowledged, but we’ll save it for the “I CALL B#LL$HIT!” section. On a positive note, In This Moment shot up the charts from #120 to #43 with their latest single, “Sick Like Me.” an intense, yet trippy rocker with an interesting video that may cause seizures in some and nightmares in others. There was another chart climber that won’t excite hard rock fans, but doesn’t quite fit into the “I CALL B#LL$HIT!” category. You can figure this one out by looking at the numbers.
“I CALL B#LLSHIT!”
The only “good news” this week is that Black Keys seems to have leveled off. Now for the bad news…
Weezer continues to climb up the charts and now sits in the #7 slot, and Death From Above 1979 jumped up 3 slots to the #30 position. While these moves are bad, they pale by comparison to the biggest riser in the ICB bunch….
Fall Out Boy shot all the way up to the #42 position in their first week on the chart, which begs the question, is Bam-Bam really on the road, or did his head actually explode like a Saturday morning cartoon character when he saw this Active Rock Radio travesty? Tune in next week to find out. I’m predicting a rant of epic proportions!
That’s it for this week! Tune in to HardRockDaddy.com every Tuesday for the HRD Radio Report, Bam-Bam’s Breakdown and more!