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AAA and Heritage/Mainstream Rock Charts as of May 3

The Black Keys lead this weeks AAA Rock chart with 'Fever'.
The Black Keys lead this weeks AAA Rock chart with 'Fever'.
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The AAA and Heritage/Mainstream Rock are far smaller than either Active or Alternative Rock. However, the former two formats help make up the third and fourth component of the overall Rock format. Over the last year, an increasing number of songs have charted on all four Rock sub-genres, which was a relative rarity as little as 18 months ago.

This has not only helped to increase the total impressions on the combined Rock Airplay Chart, an increased number of crossovers between the sub-formats, and more listeners tuning back into Rock radio; but has also led to led to more airplay on Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 Radio, and higher levels of digital (or physical) sales and streaming.

All of this has worked together to allow Rock songs to finally place higher on Billboard's all formats combined Hot 100, and Mediabase's Airplay only all formats combined A1 Chart. Here are both charts according to data provided by Mediabase to All Access for the week ending May 3.

AAA Top 25 for week ending May 3

  1. Black Keys – Fever – 1.989

  2. Coldplay – Magic – 1.603

  3. Fitz & The Tantrums – 1.348

  4. Lorde – Team – 1.339 – R

  5. Beck – Blue Moon – 1.292

  6. Kongos – Come With Me Now – 1.277

  7. Bastille – Pompeii – 1.213 – R

  8. Ray Lamontagne – Supernova – 1.195

  9. Cage The Elephant – Come A Little Closer – 1.157 – R

  10. Pharrell Williams – Happy – 1.083

  11. U2 – Invisible – 1.075

  12. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life – 1.06 – R

  13. Foster The People – Coming Of Age – 1.026

  14. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire – 0.971

  15. Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys – 0.782

  16. Vampire Weekend – Unbelievers – 0.774 – R

  17. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun – 0.762

  18. Kings of Leon – Wait for Me – 0.762

  19. Passenger – Let Her Go – 0.752 – R

  20. Sam Smith – Stay With Me – 0.742

  21. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend – 0.724

  22. Phantogram – Fall In Love – 0.688

  23. Onerepublic – Counting Stars – 0.664 –R

  24. Hozier – Take Me To Church – 0.649

  25. Lumineers – Ho Hey – 0.617 – R

Heritage/Mainstream Rock Top 25 for the week ending May 3

  1. Pretty Reckless – Heaven Knows – 1.386

  2. Avenged Sevenfold – Shepherd Of Fire – 1.103

  3. Chevelle – Take Me To The Gunman – 0.998

  4. Linkin Park – Guilty All The Same – 0.968

  5. Pop Evil – Torn To Pieces – 0.748

  6. Avenged Sevenfold – Hail To The King – 0.667 – R

  7. Three Days Grace – Painkiller – 0.662

  8. Stone Sour – Tired – 0.621 – R

  9. Linkin Park – Burn It Down – 0.584 – R

  10. Royal Blood – Out Of The Black – 0.566

  11. Stone Sour – Absolute Zero – 0.551 – R

  12. Volbeat – Dead But Rising – 0.509

  13. Halestorm – I Miss The Misery – 0.485 – R

  14. Imagine Dragons – Radioactive – 0.455 – R

  15. Foo Fighters – These Days – 0.407 – R

  16. Three Days Grace – Misery Loves My Company – 0.396 – R

  17. All That Remains – What If I Was Nothing – 0.375

  18. Three Days Grace – Chalk Outline – 0.333 – R

  19. Five Finger Death Punch – Battle Born – 0.329 – R

  20. Volbeat – Heaven Nor Hell – 0.294 – R

  21. Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling – 0.289 – R

  22. Nothing More/Ballast – This Is The Time – 0.277

  23. Five Finger Death Punch – House Of The Rising Sun – 0.263

  24. Pop Evil – Trenches – 0.257 – R

  25. Volbeat – Hangman's Bodycount – R

Since these formats are smaller, and are not represented here in the Tampa Bay area, the charts are limited to 25 positions each by the Tampa Bay Rock Examiner, as opposed to the Top 50 provided for Active Rock, Alternative Rock, and Country.

As always, impressions are listed in millions, TW is This Week, LW is Last Week (not shown this week on AAA or Heritage/Mainstream Rock), NE is New Entry, RE is Re-Entry, and R is Recurrent. Ties in impressions are broken by which song has the higher number of detections.

One important note: This week, Mediabase reconfigured its measurements of audience, which resulted in almost across the board decreases in impressions totals for all five charts tracked by the Rock Examiner. For that reason, no songs gaining are listed in bold (because almost every song decreased in impressions), and no Greatest Gainer or Biggest Losers with the change in audience from the week before are listed on any of the charts.