According to data compiled by Mediabase and reported by All Access, the Top Five most-played and most-heard tracks at Alternative Rock radio for the tracking week ending New Year’s Day 2013 remain the same as the week ending Christmas Day.
The only change on this chart is that all of the songs increase this week, as compared to almost universal losses for the previous week.
With many stations relying on automated programming during the holidays, having an unchanged charts this time of year is not unusual. Many artists hold off on releasing and promoting new songs until right after the holidays to ensure they do not get lost in the shuffle as the formats prepare for the beginning of the next year.
Muse widens lead in total plays at Alternative Rock
On the Alternative Rock Chart, Muse’s “Madness” widens its lead in both measures of airplay popularity – total plays and total impressions. According to All Access, “Madness” gained 74 more spins for the week ending New Year’s Day, and finishes the week with 2,133 detections for the week.
The number two song in total spins this week is the Black Keys “Little Black Submarines,” which increases 41 spins from the previous tracking period ending New Year’s Day to finish with 1,978 plays. Therefore, the spin lead for Muse increases from 118 to 153.
Muse also increase advantage in total impressions
Muse “Madness” also registered a total of 12,215,000 impressions for the seven-day period ending New Year’s Day 2013, which is the result of a 203,000 impression increase over the week ending on Christmas Day.
The number two song in impressions at Alternative Rock is once again Mumford & Sons’ “I Will Wait. The latter song accumulated 12,089,000 total listens, or 113,000 more than the previous week. This translates to an increased advantage of 126,000 for “Madness” over “I Will Wait.”
Local Alternative Rock popularity
At Tampa Bay’s 97X (97.1 FM, WSUN), Muse, the Black Keys, and Mumford & Suns are part of a four-way tie for the second most played song for the week (the Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive” is the fourth song) with 49 total spins, and spin decreases ranging from two to four plays from the week ending Christmas Day.
The most-played song at 97X for the week ending New Year’s Day is the Silversun Pickups’ “The Pit”, which registers 50 spins for the week (a decrease of one). The most-listened to track at the station is the Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” which accumulated 147,000 impressions between Boxing Day (Dec. 26) and New Year’s Day.
Charts often change when the holidays end
There are often significant changes in the charts right after the holidays end. Therefore, it is difficult to determine which song will win the battle among the most-played and most-heard songs at Alternative Rock radio for the week ending Jan. 8.
Learn more about the bands and the charts
To learn more about Muse, please visit the website for the band. For further details about the Alternative Rock format here in Tampa Bay, visit the website for 97X. For all of the airplay charts for the week ending New Year’s Day 2013, please visit the All Access website.