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.
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 3/14/15. All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:
|CHART POSITION THIS WEEK||CHART POSITION LAST WEEK||ARTIST||SONG TITLE||RADIO SPINS THIS WEEK|
|3||4||PRETTY RECKLESS||“Follow Me Down”||1660|
|4||1||PAPA ROACH||“Face Everything And Rise”||1621|
|5||6||OFFSPRING||“Coming For You”||1476|
|7||5||THREE DAYS GRACE||“I Am Machine”||1206|
|8||7||MARILYN MANSON||“Deep Six”||1172|
|9||9||AC/DC||“Rock Or Bust”||1110|
|10||10||ALL THAT REMAINS||“This Probably Won’t End Well”||934|
|11||12||BRING ME THE HORIZON||“Drown”||894|
|12||11||SLASH||“Bent To Fly”||894|
|14||17||THEORY OF A DEADMAN||“Angel”||734|
|16||15||KID ROCK||“First Kiss”||651|
|17||16||CAGE THE ELEPHANT||Cigarette Daydreams||568|
|18||19||TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT||“Take It Back”||561|
|19||20||WE ARE HARLOT||“Dancing On Nails||503|
|20||40||ZAC BROWN BAND (f. Chris Cornell)||“Heavy Is The Head”||473|
|21||24||LIKE A STORM||“Wish You Hell”||468|
|22||22||AWOLNATION||“Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)”||451|
|24||18||NICKELBACK||“Million Miles An Hour”||381|
|25||26||OTHERWISE||“Coming For The Throne”||363|
|26||21||BLACK KEYS||“Weight Of Love”||359|
|27||28||THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH||“Unraveled Road”||301|
|28||49||ROYAL BLOOD||“Little Monster”||298|
|31||29||ARCTIC MONKEYS||“R U Mine?”||253|
|32||31||DEVOUR THE DAY||“Faith”||242|
|33||33||BLACK VEIL BRIDES||“Goodbye Agony”||229|
|34||32||SONS OF TEXAS||“Baptized In The Rio Grande”||227|
|35||34||AMARANTHE||“Drop Dead Cynical”||210|
|37||35||HINDER||“Hit The Ground”||177|
|40||39||CHARM CITY DEVILS||“Karma”||153|
|41||37||BEARTOOTH||“Beaten In Lips”||125|
|43||46||STARS IN STEREO||“Fair-Weather Friend”||123|
|45||41||FALLING IN REVERSE||“God If You Are Above”||108|
|46||45||BRIDGE TO GRACE||“Bitch”||100|
|47||47||ADELITA’S WAY||“I Get Around”||99|
|48||56||IN THIS MOMENT||“Sex Metal Barbie”||95|
|49||52||DANKO JONES||“Do You Wanna Rock”||78|
|50||51||HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD||“Day Of The Dead”||76|
PUBLISHER’S PICK OF THE WEEK by Adam Waldman
Black Veil Brides – “Goodbye Agony”
While some of the other big name artists seem to shoot up the charts lately, Black Veil Brides have had to take the slow and steady approach with the singles off of their latest album. “Goodbye Agony” is the follow-up single to “Heart Of Fire” (which was featured as the pick of the week on the HRD Radio Report in October of 2014).
Although “Goodbye Agony” is building slowly, it has already eclipsed “Heart Of Fire” (which inexplicably peaked in the 40s, and never broke much above 155 spins in any given week). For the sake of the listeners, programmers should continue to give this incredibly haunting, emotionally stirring track the attention that it never gave to the band’s debut single off of their eponymous album. As far as Black Veil Brides is concerned, they have proven to have arguably the most dedicated fanbase in hard rock today, so any lack of radio support doesn’t stop them from getting their message to the masses. Case in point – the official “Heart Of Fire” video currently has over 6.5 million views on YouTube, and “Goodbye Agony” over 5 million views. Thankfully for Black Veil Brides, they can always count on the viral buzz created by their fans, which far exceeds the reach that most bands achieve (even if they get more love from Active Rock radio).
THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless
KING OF THE HILL
A week after a furious battle for the top spot on the Mediabase Active Rock Airplay chart led to a new number one song, a similar scenario ensues and produces another new #1. Halestorm takes “Apocalyptic” to the top with just enough growth to hold back the challenge of Foo Fighters’ “Congregation.” Pretty Reckless’ “Follow Me Down” couldn’t keep pace with the leaders, but grew enough to climb one position as Papa Roach slipped back to #4. The rolling trend suggests that next week could see another change at the top, and “Coming For You” by Offspring could make a move from its #5 spot to get into the mix before long as well.
NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT
Only one new entry among the Top 20 song this week, as Zac Brown Band climbs twenty spots …
Only one other change the Top 30, as Royal Blood jumps twenty one positions …
Three songs debut in the final three spots of the Top 50, led by In This Moment’s charmingly titled “Sex Metal Barbie” …
The lack of movement in the chart isn’t for a lack of candidates, with around a dozen songs outside the published chart making notable gains in airplay from the previous week or scoring their first official adds to station playlists.
THREE UP & THREE DOWN
Theory Of A Deadman – “Angel”
Zac Brown Band – “Heavy Is The Head”
Royal Blood – “Little Monster”
Papa Roach – “Face Everything And Rise”
Three Days Grace – “I Am Machine”
Nickelback – “Million Miles An Hour”
JL’s PICK OF THE WEEK
Danko Jones – “Do You Wanna Rock”
Some two months after debuting on the Canadian Active Rock airplay chart, this Toronto band finally breaks through in the U.S. with another hit. The first single from their seventh album Fire Music is pretty much what you would expect based on their several previous hits, but there’s something to be said for consistency when what you’re doing works. Singable, with a solid hook, it’s a solid track from one of the more reliable bands on the scene today.
Next week we’ll see whether Halestorm can hang on to the top spot on the chart, and see whether the surge of support for Zac Brown continues.
That’s all for this week. Tune in to HardRockDaddy.com every Tuesday for the HRD Radio Report. \m/