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.
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The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 12/28/14. 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||FOO FIGHTERS||“Something From Nothing”||1992|
|2||1||FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH||“Wrong Side Of Heaven”||1990|
|3||3||ROYAL BLOOD||“Figure It Out”||1809|
|4||5||SEETHER||“Same Damn Life”||1747|
|5||4||THREE DAYS GRACE||“I Am Machine”||1742|
|8||8||PAPA ROACH||“Face Everything And Rise”||1039|
|10||11||ASKING ALEXANDRIA||“Moving On”||960|
|11||10||IN THIS MOMENT||“Sick Like Me”||925|
|12||12||NOTHING MORE||“Mr. MTV”||806|
|13||16||PRETTY RECKLESS||“Follow Me Down”||779|
|14||14||NICKELBACK||“Million Miles An Hour”||772|
|15||13||SLIPKNOT||“The Devil In I”||733|
|18||20||AC/DC||“Rock Or Bust”||640|
|19||19||YOUNG GUNS||“I Want Out”||630|
|22||24||MOTIONLESS IN WHITE||“Reincarnate”||406|
|23||46||MARILYN MANSON||“Deep Six”||384|
|24||26||THEORY OF A DEADMAN||“Savages”||382|
|25||25||SLASH||“Bent To Fly”||379|
|28||27||OF MICE & MEN||“Feels Like Forever”||290|
|29||30||RISE AGAINST||“Tragedy + Time”||285|
|30||39||BRING ME THE HORIZON||“Drown”||277|
|31||34||LIKE A STORM||“Wish You Hell”||274|
|32||32||SMASHING PUMPKINS||“One And All”||265|
|33||33||FALL OUT BOY||“Centuries”||254|
|35||37||3 YEARS HOLLOW||“For Life”||243|
|36||23||BUSH||“The Only Way Out”||239|
|37||36||BLACK KEYS||“Gotta Get Away”||238|
|38||44||ARCTIC MONKEYS||“R U Mine?”||229|
|39||35||LINKIN PARK||“Final Masquerade”||226|
|40||41||WE AS HUMAN||“Bring To Life”||223|
|41||43||NICKELBACK||“Edge Of A Revolution”||218|
|42||38||LETTERS FROM THE FIRE||“Zombies In The Sun”||211|
|43||45||LIVE||“Way Around Is Through”||207|
|45||47||BEARTOOTH||“Beaten In Lips”||168|
|46||31||THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH||“Born This Way”||166|
|48||48||SAVING ABEL||“Blood Stained Revolution”||155|
|50||49||AMARANTHE||“Drop Dead Cynical”||132|
THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless
KING OF THE HILL
“A game of inches” is a phrase most associated with sports but it certainly seems to apply to music occasionally as well. By a total of 2 spins (out of nearly 4,000 between them), Foo Fighters’ “Something From Nothing” returns to the top spot of the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart, reclaiming the title from Five Finger Death Punch after two weeks. So ends a year that saw 16 songs from 13 bands reach the #1 spot for an average stay of between 3-4 weeks.
NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT
Nearly six months after it arrived in the top 50, “Moving On” by Asking Alexandria cracks the Top 10 with solid gains, especially strong showing considering the age of the single … Surely notable this week is the fact that the same fifty songs comprise the Top 50 for a second straight week. Not a single debut, not a single song dropping out, just some shuffling of the deck.
THREE UP & THREE DOWN
Asking Alexandria – “Moving On”
Marilyn Manson – “Deep Six”
Bring Me The Horizon – “Drown”
Linkin Park f. Daron Malakian “Rebellion”
Bush “Way Around Is Through”
Thousand Foot Krutch “Born This Way”
JL’s PICK OF THE WEEK
SAVING ABEL – “Blood Stained Revolution”
In the year since losing a lead vocalist and a drummer on the same day, Saving Abel has shown not only remarkable perseverance, but perhaps provided a road map to navigating troubled waters. Amongst rock’s busiest road warriors, the band has not only survived the challenge, but seems to have almost thrived on it. While making the transition appear almost seamless, Saving Abel turned a situation that often destroys lesser bands into an opportunity to grow. The title track from their first album with new singer, Scotty Austin, and new drummer, Steven Pulley, is a worthy addition to their catalog.
I CALL B#LL$HIT!
The year concludes with the same four not-active-rock songs polluting the chart. Sigh. Fall Out Boy, Black Keys, Smashing Pumpkins and Arctic Monkeys once again amassed nearly 1,000 spins – enough to make a top 10 song – despite there being no shortage of quality songs that deserve that airplay.
In the next HRD Radio Report,we’ll see who starts the year off with a bang and hope for signs that active rock radio is ready to be “active” again after a rather slow end to 2014. In the meantime, I’ll lift a glass and wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year.
That’s all for this week, and this year! Here’s hoping that all HRD Radio Report readers enjoy a happy and safe New Year celebration. We thank you for your support, and hope to bring you even more good things to come in 2015! Tune in to HardRockDaddy.com every Tuesday for the HRD Radio Report. \m/