HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 7/11/20

 HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 7/11/20

Each week 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 7/11/20. All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

CHART CHART ARTIST SONG TITLE RADIO
POSITION POSITION SPINS
THIS WEEK LAST WEEK
1 1 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH A Little Bit Off 1842
2 3 PRETTY RECKLESS Death By Rock And Roll 1702
3 4 ASKING ALEXANDRIA Antisocialist 1502
4 2 BAD WOLVES Sober 1499
5 5 KORN Can You Hear Me 1371
6 6 VOLBEAT Leviathan 1277
7 7 SHINEDOWN Atlas Falls 1264
8 9 THE HU (f. JACOBY SHADDIX) Wolf Totem 1171
9 8 GODSMACK Unforgettable 1030
10 10 POP EVIL Work 958
11 17 SEETHER Dangerous 878
12 13 BUSH Flowers On A Grave 809
13 14 STARSET Trails 790
14 12 MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Another Life 746
15 15 THEORY OF A DEADMAN World Keeps Spinning 692
16 16 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE I Can’t Be The Only One 663
17 11 HIGHLY SUSPECT These Days 568
18 18 THE BLACK MOODS Sunshine 549
19 19 SKILLET Save Me 523
20 25 FROM ASHES TO NEW Panic 468
21 20 WEEZER Hero 454
22 22 BIFFY CLYRO Instant History 429
23 24 BREAKING BENJAMIN (f. LACEY STURM) Dear Agony 390
24 26 SCOTT STAPP Survivor 338
25 27 DED A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby) 331
26 28 CROBOT Gasoline 323
27 21 SAINT ASONIA Blind 306
28 29 TRIVIUM Bleed Into Me 300
29 32 SEVENDUST The Day I Tried To Live 285
30 30 10 YEARS The Shift 261
31 31 CORY MARKS Outlaws & Outsiders 191
32 33 FAME ON FIRE Headspace 168
33 37 THE VIOLENT Fly On The Wall 157
34 34 BRING ME THE HORIZON Parasite Eve 150
35 38 AYRON JONES Take Me Away 147
36 35 KINGDOM COLLAPSE Uprise 125
37 42 SONS OF SILVER Read ’em Their Rights 120
38 495 I PREVAIL (f. DELANEY JANE) Every Time You Leave 112
39 43 BAD OMENS Limits 106
40 39 DREAMERS (f. GRANDSON) Heat Seeker 103
41 40 ADELITAS WAY Shine On 100
42 44 STITCHED UP HEART Warrior 90
43 46 HIGHLY SUSPECT Canals 86
44 45 STONE HORSES The Day I Tried To Live 79
45 48 TWENTY ONE PILOTS Level Of Concern 55
46 56 TENSE MACHINE Best Mistake 50
47 53 JJ WILDE The Rush 44
48 49 IN THIS MOMENT We Will Rock You 41
49 51 POP EVIL Let The Chaos Reign 35
50 52 CAGE THE ELEPHANT Black Madonna 34

 

 

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

OXYMORRONS – “Justice”

Heavy melodic riffs that remind you of British heavy metal of the ’80s.  A groove that would make Rage Against The Machine proud.  A sonic wall of layered sound yields way to passionately delivered rapping before the infectious chorus in the vein of Sixx: A.M. hooks you in.  Oxymorrons don’t sound like anything else on Active Rock radio today, though they would probably have an instant appeal to fans of Linkin Park and From Ashes To New.  What stands out about “Justice” is the collision of intensity and melody.  And that’s before you even dig deep into the lyrics to find out what the song represents.

“‘Justice’ is more than a song, but an act of solidarity with the people,” the group said in a joint statement about the single. “All revenue from streaming, merchandise, and downloads both now and in the future from this song will be given back to the community through various charities, non-profits, and movements. We want this to be a never-ending cycle to our people to continue to develop the youth, enhance our culture, and fight the inequalities that we have suffered for too long. We will continue to fight, continue to speak out against oppression, and stand for change.

We are angry.  We are traumatized.  We are scared.  But mostly, we are tired.  Tired of our people dying in front of us in broad daylight from a senseless act of racism.  Tired of harassment from the very people whose job it is to protect us.  Tired of screaming at the deaf ears of a government who never had our best interest in mind.

We are enraged.  We are frustrated.  We are beyond fed up.  But again mostly, we are tired.  Tired of the system put in place since the beginning to keep us down.  Tired of the constant worry of getting a call that our loved one was next.  Tired of not being able to determine our destiny.

We will stand tall.  We will stand united.  We will speak loud and proud against our oppressors.

But how much longer can we be this exhausted.
We are tired, but we’re not giving up!!!!”


 

 

HRD SPIN CONTROL (by Adam Waldman and Jon Loveless)

The following is a list of songs that we feel deserve to be added to Active Rock playlists…

OXYMORRONS “Justice”

ANY GIVEN SIN“Insidious”

JOYOUS WOLF“Odyssey”

AS STRANGE AS ANGELS“Never Broken”

ARMORED DAWN“Zombie Viking”

RELENT“Low”

THE LONELY ONES“Eternal Sadness”

LOYAL ORDER“Ready For Dead”

THE WILD!“King Of This Town”

VIOLENT IDOLS (f. AARON NORDSTROM)“Fuck You”

DEAD DAISIES“Unspoken”

AS STRANGE AS ANGELS“Never Broken”

THE MANY COLORED DEATH“Drown”

ANOTHER DAY DAWNS“Forget Me Not”

RIDING WITH KILLERS“Self Destruct”

BLACK HEART SAINTS“Misery”

THE OUTFIT“Come Alive”

ALL TIME LOW – “Monsters”

THIRTEEN STARS“Mint Jelly”

DISCREPANCIES“Undertow”

WITHIN TEMPTATION“Entertain You”

STATIC CYCLE“Wolf”

 

 

GREATEST GAINERS…

SEETHER – “Dangerous” (+255 spins)

PRETTY RECKLESS“Death By Rock And Roll” (+113 spins)

THE HU (f. JACOBY SHADDIX)“Wolf Totem” (+113 spins)

SEVENDUST “The Day I Tried To Live” (+113 spins)

I PREVAIL (f. DELANEY JANE)“Every Time You Leave” (+111 spins)

 

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