Saturday, March 30, 2013

Rock Sweep: April 6, 2013...


It's time for part two of this week's "chart sweeps" sampling the new songs making their debut on Billboard magazines various music charts. This time out it's the latest on rock radio.

On the aggregate Rock Airplay chart, combining airplay from all rock stations, Imagine Dragons settle in at #1 for a fourth week with "Radioactive".

Rocketing in at #9 is the newest by alt-rock pretty-boys 30 Seconds To Mars with "Up In The Air". It already is their third-biggest hit here - they took both "Kings And Queens" and "This Is War" to #4 from their last album..


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Another welcome return for an indie-rock group, New York-based Vampire Weekend are back at #39 with "Diane Young"....


Danish metal band Volbeat preview their upcoming Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies with "The Hangman's Body Count" at #49. They've had two top-20 hits in the last year, so prospects are good for this...


The last entry at #50 is Michigan post-grunge trio Pop Evil with "Trenches". It's already top-20 on the Mainstream rock format...



..and now on to the individual format charts...

On the Mainstream Rock chart, Alice In Chains stay on top for a fifth non-consecutive week with "Hollow", while the only two debuts are the aforementioned "Hangman's Bodycount" at #32 and Thirty Seconds To Mars at #40...

Meanwhile, on the Modern Rock/Alternative format, "Radioactive" sticks around for week six at #1 for Imagine Dragons, while the "Up In The Air" track is the high debut all the way up at #13, while "Diane Young" is next up at #29.

Arriving at #32 is British singer Frank Turner with his first US hit, "Recovery". Now I know what The Cure doing "Flagpole Sitta" would sound like...


The last entry here at #40 is Linkin Park with their videogame tie-in "Castle Of Glass"...



At the Triple-A (adult album alternative, or "hipster rock") radio format, Mumford & Sons shine on top for a third week with "Lover Of The Light", while Frank Turner's "Recovery" (see above) is the top debut at #29...

Coming in at #30 is the new one from David Bowie, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" from his amazing The Next Day set, and it's my "rock pick of the week"...



Across on the harder-edged Active Rock format, Pennsylvania's Halestorm spend a second week at #1 with "Freak Like Me", while Volbeat have the big entry at #29 with "Hangman's Bodycount", and 30 Seconds From Mars' single arrives at #38 with "Up In The Air"..

The other debut this week is by newcomers Eve To Adam with "Straitjacket Supermodel" at #40..




On the final format, Heritage Rock, "Hollow" makes week #7 for Alice In Chains...

Aranda arrive at #23 with "One More Lie"...


...and the aforementioned Pop Evil's "Trenches" debuts at #25...

I'll be back with the newest on R&B radio next...

Rock on!

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