Saturday, December 26, 2015

Rock Sweep: January 2, 2016...


Round two of this week's "music sweeps" is up with the latest hits on rock radio as monitored by Billboard magazine.

On their main Rock Airplay chart, the Cold War Kids spend a seventh non-consecutive week at #1 with "First"...

British progressive-rock heroes Muse land at #45 with "Reapers", from their Drones album. The track moves up to #21 on the Mainstream Rock list. Name-checking the albums title and theme of being attacked in love, the harder-edged single rides on its wall of guitar noise...


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British singer/songwriter James Bay jumps in at #47 with "Let It Go". His breakthrough song "Hold Back The River" went to #13 on this chart. The single already peaked at #15 earlier this year on the Triple-A list...


Elle King is in at #49 with "Under The Influence", my "Rock Pick of the Week". It follows "Ex's & Oh's", which peaked at #2 here and is still up at #6....


British alt-rockers the Wombats crawl in at #50 with "Give Me A Try", which is up at #28 on the Alternative chart...


And now on to the rock radio format charts...

On the harder-edged Mainstream Rock radio panel, Disturbed stays on top with "The Light"...

North Carolina hard rock band Failure Anthem enter at #37 with "Paralyzed". With a strong lead singer like in the post-grunge bands of the 90s, this is a good break from the metalcore scream-off...


Dallas metal act Drowning Pool dives in at #40 with "By The Blood". They've sent five songs into the top-10 on this chart, with "Feel Like I Do" reaching #4 in 2010.


Meanwhile, on the Alternative/Modern Rock chart, twenty-one pilots hold at #1 for a seventh week with "Stressed Out"...

Shinedown cross over to this list at #37 with their #3 Mainstream Rock hit "State of My Head". It follows "Cut The Cord", which topped out at #34 on this format..


The aforementioned Elle King track comes in here at #40..

Lastly, on the Triple-A (adult album alternative, or 'hipster rock') format, Coldplay jump back to the top for a second non-consecutive week with "Adventure of A Lifetime"...

The husband-and-wife blues-rock act Tedeschi Trucks Band come in at #29 with "Anyhow"...


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






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