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 10/19/14. 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||1||NICKELBACK||“Edge Of A Revolution”||1637|
|2||2||SLASH||“World On Fire”||1390|
|3||6||SLIPKNOT||“The Devil In I”||1317|
|5||7||FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH||“Wrong Side Of Heaven”||1241|
|6||9||ROYAL BLOOD||“Figure It Out”||1240|
|7||3||PRETTY RECKLESS||“Messed Up World”||1180|
|8||4||YOU ME AT SIX||“Room To Breathe”||1072|
|10||8||WEEZER||“Back To The Shack||974|
|12||12||SEETHER||“Same Damn Life”||912|
|13||11||BLACK KEYS||“Gotta Get Away”||816|
|14||13||THREE DAYS GRACE||“I Am Machine”||815|
|17||15||BUSH||“The Only Way Out”||690|
|18||16||OTHERWISE||“Darker Side Of The Moon”||667|
|20||25||ASKING ALEXANDRIA||“Moving On”||552|
|21||22||DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979||“Trainwreck 1979”||551|
|22||0||FOO FIGHTERS||“Something From Nothing”||534|
|23||27||IN THIS MOMENT||“Sick Like Me”||532|
|27||28||KONGOS||“I’m Only Joking”||434|
|28||29||THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH||“Born This Way”||406|
|29||32||NOTHING MORE||“Mr. MTV”||405|
|30||14||SIXX A.M.||“Gotta Get It Right”||352|
|31||30||RISE AGAINST||“I Don’t Wanna Be Here”||330|
|32||33||YOUNG GUNS||“I Want Out”||326|
|33||36||LIVE||“Way Around Is Through”||321|
|35||35||FALL OUT BOY||“Centuries”||297|
|36||38||FLYLEAF||“Set Me On Fire”||292|
|37||39||MOTIONLESS IN WHITE||“Reincarnate”||259|
|39||43||THEORY OF A DEADMAN||“Savages”||222|
|40||31||DEVOUR THE DAY||“Respect”||207|
|41||42||ADELITA’S WAY||“Save The World”||197|
|42||61||LINKIN PARK||“Until It’s Gone”||184|
|43||47||NEW MEDICINE||“One Too Many”||174|
|45||46||3 YEARS HOLLOW||“For Life”||162|
|46||48||BLACK VEIL BRIDES||“Heart Of Fire”||155|
|47||45||BLACK STONE CHERRY||“Remember Me”||150|
|49||52||REV THEORY||“Born 2 Destroy”||129|
|50||50||LETTERS FROM THE FIRE||“Zombies In The Sun”||114|
PUBLISHER’S PICK OF THE WEEK – By Adam Waldman
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION – “Monster In Me”
“Monster In Me” is a cool, gritty, seductive rocker that is ideally suited for a “gentlemen’s club” but also for Active Rock radio. Octane has given it some love, but quite frankly, not nearly enough. It boggles the mind that this song isn’t in the Top 50. Is it too cool for Active Rock radio? Too southern rock sounding? Is it because Big Dad Ritch doesn’t look like a typical hard rock frontman? The singer categorizes their sound as “Red Dirt Metal,” and describes it as follows…“It’s like Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top had a child, and Pantera ended up raising it.” Intrigued? Check out the full review of the song, and the lyric video below. The time has come to push unique sounding songs like this into rotations to spice up Active Rock radio.
THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless
Big names at the top, legends still going strong and yet another red hot debut featured on this week’s HRD Radio Report.
Nickelback’s “Edge Of A Revolution” hangs on to the #1 spot on this week’s Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart, but is already showing slight signs of weakening after losing a fraction of its spins this week. Former #1 song “World On Fire” by Slash has enough fuel to remain #2 while Slipknot finally moves up to #3 with “The Devil In I.” Korn’s “Hater” continues a slow and steady growth to reach #4, while Five Finger Death Punch returns to the top five with “Wrong Side Of Heaven.”
The rumored demise of AC/DC was clearly exaggerated. The rock legends are being welcomed with open arms by Active Rock Radio with their latest single, “Play Ball,” which zoomed up the chart 12 spots to the #9 slot. The song’s meteoric rise pushed the latest single from Volbeat (“Doc Holliday”) down one spot, froze Seether’s “Same Damn Life” at #12, and knocked “I Am Machine” by Three Days Grace back to #14. Asking Alexandria climbs five spot to crack the Top 20 with “Moving On.”
- Foo Fighters debut at #22 with “Something From Nothing”
- Linkin Park debuts at #42 with “Rebellion”
- Sixx: A.M. debuts at #48 with “Stars”
- Rev Theory debuts at #49 with “Born 2 Destroy”
RAPID RISERS & FREEFALLERS
“Something From Nothing” is not only the title of the new track from Foo Fighters but it’s also a good way to describe their chart debut at #22 (534 spins out of the box). AC/DC’s “Play Ball” has another strong showing (gaining 407 spins) and Royal Blood’s “Figure It Out” jumped from #9 to #6 on nearly a 20% increase in spins.
Songs on the way down (and eventually out) include: “Room To Breathe” by You Me At Six, which falls four spots to #8 after losing 11% of its’ spins from a week ago. A big drop-off for the Sixx A.M. single “Gotta Get It Right”, dropping sharply from #14 to #30 with 47% less airplay. A similar decline (-43%) for Devour The Day’s “Respect” sees them drop to #40 from #31 last week, and Black Stone Cherry’s “Remember Me” drops to #47 on decreased spins.
Instant Replay features the active rock track of the week that I’m ready to hear again as soon as it ends…
“The Devil In I” – Slipknot
This long-time staple of rock radio has been hit or miss with me through the years, missing at least often as not, but this one’s a hit! Easily the best track on their new album to my ears thus far. My tendency to turn this one up whenever it comes on the radio reinforces the reason that I listen to just about any song before passing judgment on it, no matter what history says about how they’ll suit my taste.
I CALL B#LL$HIT!
Still at least 10% of the songs in the Top 50 reside in the manure pile of tracks that, whatever else they might be, simply aren’t Active Rock. The good news, however, is that, while the amount of manure on this week’s chart remains fairly steady, it is actually shrinking a little in terms of overall airplay. Weezer’s airplay was down over 10%, while Black Keys, Death From Above 1979, Kongos and Fall Out Boy showed only minimal gains to remain essentially flat. Maybe these will finally be shoveled out, but unfortunately, it appears a fresh load may get dropped on unsuspecting listeners fairly soon.
Will radio continue to back away from Nickelback just as quickly as it took to their new single? Could Slipknot be just a week away from another #1 Active Rock track? Will AC/DC take it to the top or will fatigue set in? Will active rock radio ever catch on to the new Black Veil Brides single? Will Chevelle’s latest single “An Island” give us a fourth straight week with a huge debut?. These questions and more will be answered next week…
That’s all for this week! Tune in to HardRockDaddy.com every Tuesday for the HRD Radio Report. \m/