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Top 20 Strip Club Rock Songs – Week Ending 7/20/18

The Top 20 Strip Club Rock Songs chart is an exclusive weekly feature on Hard Rock Daddy that showcases the top rock songs played in strip clubs around the country.  This weekly chart – derived from data collected by PANDA (Professional Adult Night Club DJ Association) and the Top StripJoints DJ Download Chart – is brought to you by Concrete Marketing and StripJoints.

CLICK HERE to listen to ALL charting strip club rock songs on the CONCRETE PLANET Spotify playlist.
RANK ARTIST SONG
1 THE STRUTS Body Talks
2 BAD WOLVES Zombie
3 SHAMAN’S HARVEST The Devil In Our Wake
4 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Blue On Black
5 STONE BROKEN Let Me See It All
6 GRETA VAN FLEET When The Curtain Falls
7 BLACK STONE CHERRY Bad Habit
8 MESSER Make This Life
9 10 YEARS Burnout
10 SHINEDOWN DEVIL
11 FROM ASHES TO NEW My Name
12 DIAMANTE Definitely Not In Love
13 41POINT9 Confessions At Midnight
14 SKINDRED That’s My Jam
15 RED SUN RISING Clarity
16 STARSET Ricochet
17 UNDEROATH ihateit
18 LIKE A STORM The Devil Inside
19 BONES (UK) Creature
20 GRETA VAN FLEET Safari Song

To listen to the complete playlist of the top strip club rock songs, make sure to check out CONCRETE PLANET’s Spotify playlist.

This week’s YouTube playlist can be found below. In addition to the current playlist, you can find archives of the Top 20 Strip Club Rock Songs on Hard Rock Daddy Network.

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 Rock And Roll Time Machine – THE ORIGIN OF ROCK AND ROLL

Rock And Roll Time Machine takes a journey back in time to feature a variety of songs that date back as far as the late ’60s.

In addition to appearing on the embedded YouTube playlist below, all songs featured on Rock And Roll Time Machine can be listened to individually by clicking on the hyper-linked song titles above each review.


 

ADAM WALDMAN – (Publisher, Hard Rock Daddy)

DANNY & THE JUNIORS“Rock ‘n Roll Is Here To Stay” (1958)

Many of today’s rock music fans don’t look beyond the ‘70s (or possibly late ‘60s) when they think about the origins of rock and roll.  The phrase was actually coined by a disc jockey named Alan Freed in the early ‘50s.

Looking back, the rock and roll of the ‘50s seems relatively tame compared to the numerous sub-genres that it has spawned today.  But back in the day, it was a pretty radical shift from the musical eras that came before its inception.

In all honesty, I never thought that I’d be featuring any bands from the ‘50s on Hard Rock Daddy, but it just seemed appropriate at this moment.

Long before I became a rock music fan (which led me to hard rock and heavy metal), my introduction to music was the Doo Wop that provided the soundtrack to my parents’ youth.

While my mom would continue to discover and enjoy new music, my dad was always nostalgic for the Doo Wop era.  Up until his untimely passing nearly two decades ago, Doo Wop was the only music that my dad listened to.  With the anniversary of his passing coming up, I decided to use this edition of Rock And Roll Time Machine to share some of the songs that remind me of him.

One of my favorite songs of the Doo Wop era was “At The Hop” by Danny & The Juniors.  The reason that I chose to feature my second favorite song by the band is because of its message (which still resonates to this day).  “Rock n’ Roll Is Here To Stay” was released during a time when many were predicting its demise.   Here we are 60 years later, and those same predictions are as popular as ever.

In whatever incarnation comes next, I agree with the sentiment of the song that brings me back in time to the back seat of our yellow Cadillac, riding home from New York City after visiting my grandmother.  In a strange way, Hard Rock Daddy’s origin can be traced back to my dad and the Doo Wop music that he loved.
 

JIM CROCE“Time In A Bottle” (1972)

Jim Croce’s “Time In A Bottle” is a beautiful love song with a sad vibe.  For someone who has lost someone close to them, the opening lyrics can be both powerful and sorrowful…

“If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do…is to save everyday ‘til eternity passes away…just to spend them with you.”

We all take time for granted until we realize just how much of a commodity it really is.  As much as this song saddens me, and makes me wish for more time with my dad, it also brings a smile to my face every time that I hear it because I envision my dad singing the wrong lyrics.

Though “saving” time in a bottle tugs on your heartstrings, my dad’s interpretation of the lyrics does something quite different.  I still remember him singing the opening line…

“If I could ‘spend’ time in a bottle.”

Those old enough to remember this song will also remember the television show I Dream Of Jeannie.  That’s what always came to mind whenever I heard this song after hearing my dad sing the wrong lyrics.

We always think that it’s the big moments that we’ll remember after a loss, but for me, it’s the little, seemingly meaningless moments that bring back the fondest memories.
 

TRIXTER“Take The Long Way Home” (1994)

Cover songs in rock these days are everywhere, but it wasn’t until today that I discovered an under-the-radar 1994 album by Trixter that featured nothing but covers.  The thing about music today is that we feel like YouTube is a library for every song ever written, or at the very least, the popular songs of each era.

After searching endlessly, I discovered that it is impossible to find a video for Supertramp’s “Take The Long Way Home.”  The only available versions are by Supertramp’s lead vocalist (who wrote the song), Roger Hodgson.  But here’s the thing…his versions surprisingly don’t capture the essence of the original.

Luckily, I stumbled upon Trixter’s cover when doing my research.  It’s not quite as good as the original, but it is much closer to it than any of Hodgson’s versions that are available on YouTube.

So, why not just find another Supertramp song to feature?  Because this one has meaning to me…

“Take The Long Way Home” was one of Supertramp’s biggest hits.  It is featured on their most popular album, 1979’s Breakfast In America.  At the time of its release, it was one of my favorite songs.

I was driving with my dad when I heard the distinct opening harmonica part of the song come on the radio.  As I turned up the volume, as clear as day, I remember saying…

“I love this song… ‘Take The Long Way Home.’”

It was my dad’s turn to drive the carpool that day, and we had just dropped off one of my friends who lived up the block.  He looked at me like I was crazy and asked how I wanted him to go home.  Back then, if you didn’t own the album, it wouldn’t be out of the question to stay in the car to listen to a song, but there was no “long way” to go home from my friend’s house.

As my laughter subsided, I told my dad that “Take The Long Way Home” is the name of the song.  He probably forgot the story right away, but it has stuck with me for nearly 40 years.

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week of 7/21/18.  Top 25 albums ranked by multi-metric ranking, including traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).  The chart is compiled by Nielsen Music.

POSITION ARTIST ALBUM TITLE
1 GUNS N’ ROSES Appetite For Destruction
2 QUEEN Greatest Hits
3 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH And Justice For None
4 AC/DC Back In Black
5 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH A Decade Of Destruction
6 METALLICA Metallica
7 BON JOVI Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection
8 FOO FIGHTERS Greatest Hits
9 LED ZEPPELIN Mothership
10 LINKIN PARK [Hybrid Theory]
11 DEVILDRIVER Outlaws ‘Til The End, Vol. 1
12 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Gravity
13 DEF LEPPARD Vault: Greatest Hits 1980-1985
14 BAD WOLVES Disobey
15 GRETA VAN FLEET From The Fires
16 3 DOORS DOWN The Greatest Hits
17 LINKIN PARK Meteora
18 GODSMACK When Legends Rise
19 AEROSMITH Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits
20 NICKELBACK All The Right Reasons
21 THREE DAYS GRACE One – X
22 JIMI HENDRIX Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix
23 LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin IV
24 GHOST Prequelle
25 IMMORTAL Northern Chaos Gods

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 HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 7/14/18

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. The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 7/14/18. All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

CHART CHART ARTIST SONG TITLE RADIO
POSITION POSITION SPINS
THIS WEEK LAST WEEK
1 1 GHOST “Rats” 1942
2 2 GODSMACK “Bulletproof” 1720
3 3 SHINEDOWN “DEVIL” 1654
4 4 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Crazy” 1441
5 5 FOO FIGHTERS “The Line” 1432
6 9 HALESTORM “Uncomfortable” 1199
7 7 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Sham Pain” 1183
8 12 POP EVIL “A Crime To Remember” 950
9 10 DOROTHY “Flawless” 949
10 11 ALICE IN CHAINS “The One You Know” 939
11 14 THREE DAYS GRACE “Infra-Red” 862
12 13 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Red Cold River” 858
13 6 GUNS N’ ROSES “Shadow Of Your Love (2018)” 853
14 16 BADFLOWER “Ghost” 752
15 17 ESCAPE THE FATE “Broken Heart” 730
16 18 IN THIS MOMENT (f. Rob Halford) “Black Wedding” 638
17 21 NOTHING MORE “Just Say When” 583
18 23 ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Alone In A Room” 509
19 22 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Over It” 485
20 15 FEVER 333 “Walking In My Shoes” 463
21 20 PARKWAY DRIVE “The Void” 446
22 28 BAD WOLVES (f. Diamante) “Hear Me Now” 432
23 25 LIKE A STORM “The Devil Inside” 432
24 26 SKINDRED “That’s My Jam” 403
25 29 SEETHER “Against The Wall” 370
26 19 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS “Roll Me Under” 351
27 24 SEVENDUST “Dirty” 313
28 32 GRANDSON “Blood/Water” 298
29 31 THE RECORD COMPANY “Life To Fix” 279
30 34 THRICE “The Grey” 261
31 33 SMASHING PUMPKINS “Solara” 256
32 35 10 YEARS “Burnout” 243
33 43 NONPOINT “Chaos And Earthquakes” 193
34 36 IVORY BLUE “Ready Get Set” 191
35 38 THE STRUTS “Body Talks” 188
36 30 UNDEROATH “Rapture” 184
37 42 SHIM “Hallelujah” 182
38 37 LEDGER “Not Dead Yet” 182
39 41 DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY “No Way Out” 176
40 39 MOTIONLESS IN WHITE “Voices” 167
41 44 THEORY OF A DEADMAN “Wicked Game” 160
42 0 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Jumpsuit” 149
43 47 ADELITAS WAY “Still Hungry” 110
44 46 KOBRA AND THE LOTUS “Velvet Roses” 101
45 45 NO RESOLVE “What You Deserve” 99
46 48 KULICK “Ghost” 84
47 50 ROYAL BLISS “Devil With Angel Eyes” 83
48 52 BUTCHER BABIES “Look What We’ve Done” 79
49 40 BLACKTOP MOJO “Dream On” 79
50 51 TETRARCH “Freak” 52

PUBLISHER’S PICK OF THE WEEK (By Adam Waldman)

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – “Blue On Black”

As the biggest hard rock/metal band of the modern era, Five Finger Death Punch doesn’t get the same benefit from doing their own version of other artists’ work as up-and-comers trying to rise above the din.  So why does FFDP regularly do cover songs?  I have a few theories.  First of all, Ivan Moody’s voice and the band’s sound is so distinct that anything that they do instantly sounds like an original.  My other theory is that they are just showing appreciation for music that inspires them even if they weren’t influenced by them.  By doing these covers, FFDP introduces a new audience to songs that they may never have heard otherwise.  You have to think that this is the case with the band’s interpretation of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue On Black.”

Though FFDP’s version of the song doesn’t stray far from Shepherd’s composition, their delivery takes the bluesy country vibe of the original and turns it into a haunting southern influenced metal song.  Jason Hook’s shredding solos take you back in time to the days when guitar heroes reigned.  Once again, FFDP shows that they are at the top of the food chain whether they are doing their own songs or covers.

Five Finger Death Punch - Blue on Black (Lyric Video) - YouTube

 

PUBLISHER’S PREDICTIONS (By Adam Waldman)

Ghost declined by a nominal amount of spins this past week, but the others in the top 3 dropped even further.  From Ashes To New and Foo Fighters both moved up in tandem, closing the gap between them and Ghost to around 500 spins.  Based on the current trend, both bands will need Ghost to start having a meaningful decline to reach the top in the next few weeks.  Even if they get near the top, it looks like they will have Halestorm making things “Uncomfortable” for them based on this week’s trend.  Another week or two like this one, and Halestorm might find themselves as the next #1, leapfrogging both From Ashes To New and Foo Fighters.
 

HRD SPIN CONTROL (by Adam Waldman and Jon Loveless)

Each week, we will share the songs that we think should be added to rotations, alongside the songs that we feel should be dropped from rotations, either because they are a bad fit for the format, or because they have run their course and it’s time for a new single from the artist.

SPIN IT…

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – “Blue On Black”

AVATAR – “King Welcomes You To Avatar Land”

LIVE – “Love Lounge”

MONSTER TRUCK – “Evolution”

ONCE AROUND – “Leaving Home”

FAREWELL TO FEAR – “Underneath My Skin”

SILENT THEORY – “Watch Me Burn”

ARMORED DAWN – “Sail Away”

DROP IT…

Twenty One Pilots – “Jumpsuit”

The Fever 333 – “Walking In My Shoes”

Grandson – “Blood/Water”

Smashing Pumpkins – “Solara”

Ivory Blue – “Ready Get Set”

The Struts – “Body Talks”

Theory Of A Deadman – “Wicked Game”

Kulick – “Ghost”

THE BREAKDOWN (by Jon Loveless)

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

Pop Evil and Alice In Chains both reach the Top 10…

Decent increases in spins elevate both Nothing More and Asking Alexandria into the Top 20, while Bullet For My Valentine backs into the tier despite losing around 5% of their airplay…

Thrice is the highlight of the pair of songs newly arrived in the Top 30…

Solid start for the new Nonpoint single as lands it in the Top 40 this week.
Dead Girls Academy retains momentum to climb into the tier as well, while Shim regains some momentum and returns to the Top 40 after several weeks going in the other direction.

Three songs debut in the published chart this week, including the latest from Tetrarch.
 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

RISING
Three Days Grace – “Infra-Red”
Halestorm – “Uncomfortable”
Bad Wovles (f. Diamante) – “Hear Me Now”

FALLING
Fever 333 – “Walking In My Shoes”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Roll Me Under”
Guns N’ Roses – “Shadow Of Your Love”
 

 TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS

Radio rather abruptly abandons Guns N’ Roses this week, a little unusual for a song that rocketed into the Top 20 in its second week on the chart and reached the Top 10 by its third week.  Now, a  25% decrease in airplay only ten weeks in suddenly has this one making its way off of the chart.

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By Adam Waldman

Although I’ve been a listener to SiriusXM’s Hair Nation channel for many years, it’s not the place that I go to discover new music.  It’s more about flipping to a station that is virtually guaranteed to be playing songs that I already know and like.

When I heard “The Getaway” by The East Side Gamblers recently on the station, I wondered how I had never heard of the band before, especially with a song this good.  It turns out that “The Getaway” is something of a unicorn – new music on Hair Nation from an artist that is not rooted in the ‘80s.

Would I classify The East Side Gamblers as a “hair metal” band?  No, I wouldn’t.  They are more like the blues rock bands that got lumped into the category by a lazy industry back in the day.

“The Getaway” features a Led Zeppelin-esque riff that carries throughout the song.  Rather than being a song that could be confused with Zeppelin (like Greta Van Fleet), “The Getaway” quickly transitions to an in-your-face ballsiness that defined the early days of Skid Row.  As the song progresses to the beautifully melodic, anthemic chorus, shades of Badlands (one of the most underrated bands of the late-‘80s/early-‘90s) shines through.

A four-piece unit out of Nashville, The East Side Gamblers describe themselves as “rock and roll for people who love rock and roll.”  It may sound simple and direct, but it’s an appropriate description of the band’s sound.

Most rock bands nowadays strive to get played on SiriusXM’s Octane.  Would Octane be better if bands like The East Side Gamblers were in the rotation?  Without question!  However, it speaks volumes about the band’s talent that they have managed to get airplay on a station that is unapologetic about its love of the glory days of hard rock and metal.

Hopefully, The East Side Gamblers will garner the attention of stations playing current hard rock music.  But even if they never get played on Active Rock stations, there is still a clear path for this band to break through by following down the trail blazed by The Dead Daisies.  The band has already shared the stage with the likes of Tom Keifer and Lzzy Hale, in addition to landing a slot on a Kiss Kruise.

If you’re a fan of pure, bluesy, timeless rock and roll, make sure to check out The East Side Gamblers!

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Top 20 Strip Club Rock Songs – Week Ending 7/13/18

The Top 20 Strip Club Rock Songs chart is an exclusive weekly feature on Hard Rock Daddy that showcases the top rock songs played in strip clubs around the country.  This weekly chart – derived from data collected by PANDA (Professional Adult Night Club DJ Association) and the Top StripJoints DJ Download Chart – is brought to you by Concrete Marketing and StripJoints.

CLICK HERE to listen to ALL charting strip club rock songs on the CONCRETE PLANET Spotify playlist.
RANK ARTIST SONG
1 BAD WOLVES Zombie
2 THE STRUTS Body Talks
3 SHAMAN’S HARVEST The Devil In Our Wake
4 BLACK STONE CHERRY Bad Habit
5 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Blue On Black
6 STONE BROKEN Let Me See It All
7 MESSER Make This Life
8 SKINDRED That’s My Jam
9 10 YEARS Burnout
10 FROM ASHES TO NEW My Name
11 BAD WOLVES (f. DIAMANTE) Hear Me Now
12 GRETA VAN FLEET Safari Song
13 RED SUN RISING Clarity
14 STARSET Ricochet
15 41POINT9 Confessions At Midnight
16 LIKE A STORM The Devil Inside
17 FOREIGN AIR Lying
18 HALESTORM Uncomfortable
19 THEM EVILS Got Me Rockin’
20 RON GALLO Young Lady, You’re Scaring Me

To listen to the complete playlist of the top strip club rock songs, make sure to check out CONCRETE PLANET’s Spotify playlist.

This week’s YouTube playlist can be found below. In addition to the current playlist, you can find archives of the Top 20 Strip Club Rock Songs on Hard Rock Daddy Network.

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 7/14/18

This week’s playlist can be found below.  In addition to the current playlist, you can find archives of the Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown on Hard Rock Daddy Network.

RANK ARTIST SONG
1 GODSMACK Bulletproof
2 SHINEDOWN DEVIL
3 PARKWAY DRIVE The Void
4 FROM ASHES TO NEW Crazy
5 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Sham Pain
6 ASKING ALEXANDRIA Alone In A Room
7 HALESTORM Uncomfortable
8 BREAKING BENJAMIN Torn In Two
9 UNDEROATH Rapture
10 GHOST Rats
11 IN THIS MOMENT (f. ROB HALFORD) Black Wedding
12 POP EVIL A Crime To Remember
13 THRICE The Grey
14 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Over It
15 THREE DAYS GRACE Infra-Red

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By Adam Waldman

Feel Good Friday is an ongoing feature on Hard Rock Daddy.  We will be continue to add new songs to the “FEEL GOOD ROCK SONGS” playlist (see YouTube link below).  You can go directly to the YouTube video for each song by clicking on link before the write-up.

JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP – “I Need A Lover” (1978)

How close were we to not having John Cougar Mellencamp (or any variation of his monikers) as a major part of music history?  According to a 2013 article in Rolling Stone, closer than you might think.  Three albums in (none of which sold very well), it was sink or swim time for Cougar Mellencamp.  In his own words… “I was washed up and over by my mid-twenties.  Then two producers named Chinn and Chapman heard ‘I Need A Lover,’ and they had Pat Benatar sing it.  It was her first big hit, and mine went to number one in Australia.  It became a semi-hit in America, and it let me make another album.”

While I appreciate Benatar’s cover, the original version is far superior to me.  There is a long musical intro before the lyrics kick in (longer than what would normally get played on radio), but it really sets the uplifting tone for the song.  With its summer vibe, the music is what makes this a feel-good classic.  The lyrics don’t exactly scream “feel-good,” but the delivery does, and that’s what’s most important.

ORLEANS – “Still The One” (1976)

Unlike John Cougar Mellencamp’s “I Need A Lover,” “Still The One” – by Woodstock, NY band Orleans – not only uplifts you with the music and vocals, but the lyrics as well.  The song was written by Johanna and John Hall.  According to Orleans bass player Lance Hoppen, “Johanna wrote the lyrics after a friend asked her why somebody couldn’t write a song about staying together as opposed to breaking up.”  After the lyrics were written on an envelope, John wrote the music in about 15 minutes.

Until I read about the origin of this song, it never really dawned on me that songs about lasting relationships are much less common than those about heartbreak.  Orleans had other feel-good songs, but for my money, this one is their best.

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week of 7/14/18.  Top 25 albums ranked by multi-metric ranking, including traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).  The chart is compiled by Nielsen Music.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. GUNS N’ ROSES – Appetite For Destruction
      2. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – Gravity
      3. QUEEN – Greatest Hits
      4. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – And Justice For None
      5. AC/DC – Back In Black
      6. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – A Decade Of Destruction
      7. BON JOVI – Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection
      8. METALLICA – Metallica
      9. LED ZEPPELIN – Mothership
      10. LINKIN PARK – Hybrid Theory
      11. GRETA VAN FLEET – From The Fires
      12. FOO FIGHTERS – Greatest Hits
      13. BAD WOLVES – Disobey
      14. DEF LEPPARD – Vault: Greatest Hits 1980-1995
      15. GODSMACK – When Legends Rise
      16. AEROSMITH – Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits
      17. GHOST – Prequelle
      18. 3 DOORS DOWN – The Greatest Hits
      19. LINKIN PARK – Meteora
      20. NICKELBACK – All The Right Reasons
      21. SHINEDOWN – Attention Attention
      22. LED ZEPPELIN – Led Zeppelin IV
      23. GUNS N’ ROSES – Greatest Hits
      24. QUEEN – Greatest Hits I II & III: The Platinum Collection
      25. ZZ TOP – The Baddest

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 HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 7/7/18

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. The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 6/30/18. All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

CHART CHART ARTIST SONG TITLE RADIO
POSITION POSITION SPINS
THIS WEEK LAST WEEK
1 1 GHOST “Rats” 1961
2 2 GODSMACK “Bulletproof” 1800
3 3 SHINEDOWN “DEVIL” 1712
4 5 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Crazy” 1352
5 4 FOO FIGHTERS “The Line” 1344
6 7 GUNS N’ ROSES “Shadow Of Your Love (2018)” 1158
7 8 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Sham Pain” 1150
8 6 BAD WOLVES “Zombie” 1035
9 9 HALESTORM “Uncomfortable” 1024
10 10 DOROTHY “Flawless” 945
11 12 ALICE IN CHAINS “The One You Know” 850
12 13 POP EVIL “A Crime To Remember” 839
13 14 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Red Cold River” 778
14 17 THREE DAYS GRACE “Infra-Red” 719
15 11 FEVER 333 “Walking In My Shoes” 700
16 16 ESCAPE THE FATE “Broken Heart” 668
17 21 BADFLOWER “Ghost” 640
18 19 IN THIS MOMENT (f. Rob Halford) “Black Wedding” 599
19 15 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS “Roll Me Under” 554
20 18 PARKWAY DRIVE “The Void” 531
21 24 NOTHING MORE “Just Say When” 530
22 22 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Over It” 510
23 26 ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Alone In A Room” 452
24 20 SEVENDUST “Dirty” 421
25 28 LIKE A STORM “The Devil Inside” 386
26 27 SKINDRED “That’s My Jam” 360
27 23 MUSE “Thought Contagion” 317
28 36 BAD WOLVES (f. DIAMANTE) “Hear Me Now” 305
29 34 SEETHER “Against The Wall” 279
30 25 UNDEROATH “Rapture” 268
31 31 THE RECORD COMPANY “Life To Fix” 259
32 29 GRANDSON “Blood/Water” 249
33 30 SMASHING PUMPKINS “Solara” 222
34 32 THRICE “The Grey” 213
35 38 10 YEARS “Burnout” 212
36 37 IVORY BLUE “Ready Get Set” 182
37 41 LEDGER “Not Dead Yet” 161
38 42 THE STRUTS “Body Talks” 147
39 44 MOTIONLESS IN WHITE “Voices” 146
40 33 BLACKTOP MOJO “Dream On” 144
41 45 DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY “No Way Out” 143
42 46 SHIM “Hallelujah” 127
43 52 NONPOINT “Chaos And Earthquakes” 119
44 47 THEORY OF A DEADMAN “Wicked Game” 118
45 43 NO RESOLVE “What You Deserve” 115
46 49 KOBRA AND THE LOTUS “Velvet Roses” 102
47 50 ADELITAS WAY “Still Hungry” 83
48 58 KULICK “Ghost” 77
49 39 THE DEAD DASIES “Rise Up” 75
50 48 ROYAL BLISS “Devil With Angel Eyes” 72

PUBLISHER’S PICK OF THE WEEK (By Adam Waldman)

BAD WOLVES (f. DIAMANTE) – “Hear Me Now”

There hasn’t been a breakout band in rock this year as hot as Bad Wolves.  The band burst onto Active Rock radio with a stellar cover of “Zombie” by the Cranberries (a song that would have had guest vocals from Dolores O’Riordan if not for her tragic passing).  Following up their monster hit, Bad Wolves is back with “Hear Me Now” a song that does have guest female vocals (courtesy of blue-haired rocker, Diamante).  Both Diamante and Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext can deliver powerfully intense vocals, but this time around, they are showcasing a sweet beauty that contrasts nicely with the heavy riff and rhythm.  The subtle, moody vibe that carries throughout the song offers an added layer of emotion.  You don’t really hear power ballads anymore, but this would qualify as one by today’s standards.  Like Corey Taylor, Vext has the ability to scare you with angst-ridden growls in one moment, and lure you in with melodic vocals the next.  It will be interesting to see if radio embraces both sides of these rising stars.  For now, you have to think that “Hear Me Now” will do well because it’s in the same vein as “Zombie.”

Bad Wolves - Hear Me Now feat. DIAMANTE (Official Video) - YouTube

 

PUBLISHER’S PREDICTIONS (By Adam Waldman)

It isn’t necessarily the most popular song that gets an extended run at the top of the chart.  A lot of it comes down to timing and competition.  This week is a perfect example of that.  Ghost started to decline a bit after hitting #1.  However, because the songs around them are also declining, they are poised to have a multi-week reign until the gap is closed by either From Ashes To New or Foo Fighters.  With a 600+ spin lead over both next likely challengers, Ghost can go deep into the summer atop the chart even if they continue to have modest declines.  All bets are off if “Rats” suffers a major drop, but if not, it will take several weeks for challengers to pose a serious threat.

HRD SPIN CONTROL (by Adam Waldman and Jon Loveless)

Each week, we will share the songs that we think should be added to rotations, alongside the songs that we feel should be dropped from rotations, either because they are a bad fit for the format, or because they have run their course and it’s time for a new single from the artist.

SPIN IT…

AVATAR – “King Welcomes You To Avatar Land”

LIVE – “Love Lounge”

MONSTER TRUCK – “Evolution”

ONCE AROUND – “Ghost”

FRAMING HANLEY – “Puzzle Pieces”

WILSON – “Like A Baller”

DEE SNIDER – “Tomorrow’s No Concern”

THE PROTEST – “What Else You Got”

DROP IT…

The Fever 333 – “Walking In My Shoes”

Muse – “Thought Contagion”

Grandson – “Blood/Water”

Smashing Pumpkins – “Solara”

Ivory Blue – “Ready Get Set”

The Struts – “Body Talks”

Theory Of A Deadman – “Wicked Game”

Kulick – “Ghost”

THE BREAKDOWN (by Jon Loveless)

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

No changes in the composition of the Top 10 this week, and hardly any change in the order from a week ago…

Badflower moves into the Top 20 with nice spin growth (around 20% over last week).

Bad Wolves and Seether are new to the Top 30 this week…

Leading a trio of new arrivals in the Top 40 is the solo debut of (Jen) Ledger

Nonpoint is the highlight of the pair of songs making their chart debut.
 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

RISING
Three Days Grace – “Infra-Red”
From Ashes To New – “Crazy”
Bad Wovles (f. Diamante) – “Hear Me Now”

FALLING
Fever 333 – “Walking In My Shoes”
Underoath – “Rapture”
Muse – “Thought Contagion”

 TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS

The fairly scarce changes this week are no surprise, given the impact of a mid-week holiday in the U.S.

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