HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 7/18/20

 HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 7/18/20

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 7/18/20. 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 1826
2 2 PRETTY RECKLESS Death By Rock And Roll 1776
3 3 ASKING ALEXANDRIA Antisocialist 1568
4 7 SHINEDOWN Atlas Falls 1363
5 6 VOLBEAT Leviathan 1333
6 4 BAD WOLVES Sober 1308
7 8 THE HU (f. JACOBY SHADDIX) Wolf Totem 1241
8 5 KORN Can You Hear Me 1091
9 11 SEETHER Dangerous 1017
10 10 POP EVIL Work 1000
11 12 BUSH Flowers On A Grave 860
12 13 STARSET Trails 839
13 14 MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Another Life 767
14 0 METALLICA All Within My Hands (S&M2) 750
15 15 THEORY OF A DEADMAN World Keeps Spinning 721
16 16 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE I Can’t Be The Only One 663
17 19 SKILLET Save Me 559
18 18 THE BLACK MOODS Sunshine 531
19 20 FROM ASHES TO NEW Panic 516
20 22 BIFFY CLYRO Instant History 491
21 21 WEEZER Hero 473
22 23 BREAKING BENJAMIN (f. LACEY STURM) Dear Agony 444
23 29 SEVENDUST The Day I Tried To Live 365
24 26 CROBOT Gasoline 343
25 24 SCOTT STAPP Survivor 303
26 30 10 YEARS The Shift 300
27 25 DED A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby) 299
28 28 TRIVIUM Bleed Into Me 282
29 34 BRING ME THE HORIZON Parasite Eve 250
30 38 I PREVAIL (f. DELANEY JANE) Every Time You Leave 245
31 27 SAINT ASONIA Blind 204
32 32 FAME ON FIRE Headspace 193
33 35 AYRON JONES Take Me Away 191
34 33 THE VIOLENT Fly On The Wall 170
35 55 AVATAR Colossus 133
36 36 KINGDOM COLLAPSE Uprise 132
37 39 BAD OMENS Limits 128
38 37 SONS OF SILVER Read ’em Their Rights 127
39 43 HIGHLY SUSPECT Canals 110
40 40 DREAMERS (f. GRANDSON) Heat Seeker 104
41 42 STITCHED UP HEART Warrior 102
42 41 ADELITAS WAY Shine On 97
43 44 STONE HORSES The Day I Tried To Live 84
44 45 TWENTY ONE PILOTS Level Of Concern 60
45 46 TENSE MACHINE Best Mistake 58
46 54 TETRARCH I’m Not Right 54
47 0 BADFLOWER 30 47
48 184 CLEOPATRICK Hometown 43
49 47 JJ WILDE The Rush 43
50 48 IN THIS MOMENT We Will Rock You 40

 

 

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

STARSET – “Trials”

The prophecy of Starset may seem like a page ripped out of a science fiction novel.  If you just discovered “Trials,” you would think that it was written during the global pandemic that sometimes feels like the beginning of a post- apocalyptic world.  The song, like their third album (Divisions), tackles the potential impact that science and technology continues to have on our lives.  Ironically, the technology that is consuming us became a necessary evil as Covid-19 mandated physical separation.  Technology was the way that we have all stayed somewhat connected.  But that doesn’t mean that our lives haven’t been drastically changed.  If ever there was a trial to test our collective resolve, it is this once-in-a-lifetime global event.  Beyond the threat of the virus lies a serious problem that likely still hasn’t been fully realized because we’re all consumed with finding some semblance of normal again.  But what about those who were struggling in life before this pandemic hit?  What is their mental state like?  How have they handled this life-altering trial?

One of the things that has helped make this period of isolation somewhat tolerable for me has been leaning on music to take me away to a better place in my mind.  Starset used this as an opportunity to connect with fans and let them know that they are not alone in this trial.  Fans were encouraged to share their particular trials on social media by using the hashtag #STARSETTRIALS.  The collection of fans trials can be found here.  Now more than ever, I am grateful for bands like Starset for writing songs like “Trials” to offer solace during times of adversity.


 

 

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…

ANY GIVEN SIN“Insidious”

JOYOUS WOLF“Odyssey”

FAREWELL TO FEAR“I Won’t Be Your Tragedy”

AS STRANGE AS ANGELS“Never Broken”

ARMORED DAWN“Zombie Viking”

RELENT“Low”

THE LONELY ONES“Eternal Sadness”

LOYAL ORDER“Ready For Dead”

OXYMORRONS “Justice”

A KILLER’S CONFESSION“Last Chance”

W3APONS“Bye Baby Gone”

THE WILD!“King Of This Town”

DEAD DAISIES“Unspoken”

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”

 

 

GREATEST GAINERS…

METALLICA“All Within My Hands (S&M 2)” (+750 spins)

SEETHER – “Dangerous” (+139 spins)

I PREVAIL (f. DELANEY JANE)“Every Time You Leave” (+133 spins)

AVATAR“Colossus” (+103 spins)

BRING ME THE HORIZON“Parasite Eve” (+100 spins)

 

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