With 98 RockFest 2014 just days away, this Friday, April 25 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the biggest bands playing this once-a-year concert event continue to dominate the Active Rock Top 50 again this week. However, with the impressive lineup Tampa Bay's Rock Station 98 Rock provided for its fans this year, the show is almost sold out. Do not risk missing out on this huge concert event. Please visit this link to learn more about the bands, the times for each act, and to find what few seats remain within the Tampa Bay Times Forum for this awesome concert event.
Four of the Top Five songs this week belong to 98 RockFest Artists
98 RockFest act Chevelle takes over this week's Number One slot with “Take Out The Gunman”. Chevelle gains 255,000 impressions to finish the week with a weekly audience of 6.088 million. The band pushes fellow 98 RockFest act Pretty Reckless' five-week Number One song "Heaven Knows" down to number two this week. "Heaven Knows" loses 214,000 impressions compared to the week ending April 12, and finishes with an audience of 5.857 million for the week ending April 19.
Other 98 RockFest acts further dominate the Top Five, as Volbeat holds at number four, and is this week's number five Greatest Gainer with “Dead But Rising”. The song amassed 4.744 million impressions, a gain of 441,000 over the previous week. Meanwhile, Avenged Sevenfold's former eight-week Number One "Shepherd Of Fire" holds at number five this week. This smash accumulated 4.137 million impressions over the last seven days, registering a slight decrease of 133,000 impressions from the previous seven-day tracking period.
Other tracks by 90 RockFest help fill this week's Top 50 Chart
Avenged Sevenfold has two other tracks on this week's Active Rock Top 50: The bands 11-week Number One “Hail To The King” falls from number 12 to number 15, while the band's newest song, “This Means War”, enters the chart at 34 -- this week's highest debut in the Top 50. This song is also the week's number two Greatest Gainer, surging 520,000 impressions to finish the tracking period with 1.062 million, almost 50 percent higher than the previous tracking period. While one Volbeat track falls out of this week's Top 50 ("Still Counting"), the band still places three other tracks on this weeks chart, with "Hangman's Bodycount" at holding at number 23, “Lola Montez” falling from 20 to 24, and “Heaven Nor Hell” slides down from 33 to 36.
Bubbling under this weeks Top 50 is yet another 98 RockFest band, Black Stone Cherry's “Me And Mary Jane”, number 27 among Current songs, seems certain to reach the chart within the coming weeks. Finally, Lacuna Coil's “Die & Rise” also ranks outside the Top 50, but inside the Top 100, ranking at number 36 on the Current song chart. However, this chart ranks songs based on audience impressions reported to All Access by Mediabase, regardless of currency or recurrency. If the rankings extended to 60 positions, “Me And Mary Jane” would rank number 53. Meanwhile, Lacuna Coil's “Die & Rise” would place somewhere in the 70s.
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