Pearl Jam’s latest CD “Lightning Bolt”, released digitally and at retail last Tuesday, is a lock to debut at Number One this week on both the Rock Albums Chart and the overall The Billboard 200 Album Chart. The publication, which releases the weekly rankings each Wednesday and Thursday, estimates first-week sales for the new release at around 170,000 units.
This legendary band, with over 20 years of experience in the studio and on tour, has found support at all of Rock radio’s formats over the years; including Active Rock, Alternative Rock, Heritage Rock, and Triple A. With Pearl Jam’s latest hit single “Sirens” the group has achieved the rather unique distinction of simultaneously receiving airplay on all four of Rock sub-formats with the same song.
How ‘Sirens’ is performing overall, and at each Rock radio format
According to Billboard, “Sirens” is this week’s greatest gainer in total impressions among all of the Rock tracks being spun and heard at the stations designated by Billboard as Active Rock, Alternative Rock, Heritage Rock, and/or Triple A. On this week’s audience-based Rock Airplay Chart, “Sirens” rises from number 12 to number 11 in total impressions between Oct. 14 and Oct. 20.
As of the week ending Oct. 20, “Sirens” has cracked the Top 15 this week on all four Rock sub-format airplay charts. The track continues to grow at each Rock sub-format, as evidenced by the All Access/Mediabase airplay reports from the last seven days:
- Active Rock – “Sirens” gains 127 spins from the previous tracking week to finish with 860 plays at Active Rock radio. This allows the track to advance from number 14 to number 13 when ranked by detections. The track is already up to number 11 in audience, with just over 2.3 million impressions within the last seven days.
- Alternative Rock – At Alternative Rock radio affiliates, “Sirens” is the format’s greatest gainer in plays this week; the track gains 201 spins to finish the week with 1,118 detections. This allows the song to advance from number 16 to number 11 in total plays over the last seven days. “Sirens” weekly audience total of approximately 4.6 million impressions places the track at number 12 among Alternative Rock’s most-heard hits.
- Heritage Rock – At Heritage Rock radio, “Sirens” picks up 21 more spins than the previous week, and finishes with 101 plays over the last seven days. This allows the song to rise from number 15 to the number 13 most-played track at Heritage Rock radio stations across America. In terms of total audience, “Sirens” ranks at number 11, with almost 300,000 impressions.
- Triple A – Among all four of the Rock sub-formats, “Sirens” ranks highest at Triple-A radio. According to All Access/Mediabase, the song gained another 26 spins to finish with a total of 553 plays for the week. The track also accumulated a little more than 1.5 million impressions over the last seven days. This places “Sirens” at number three among Triple-A’s most played and most heard songs.
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For more information on how “Sirens” and other singles are preforming at Rock radio affiliates across America, please visit the website for All Access/Mediabase, and the website for Billboard Magazine.