The Public Radio Top 40 Songs for the Week Ending August 15,2017

I’ve embarked on a project to compile the Top 40 AAA songs played on public radio stations, many are NPR stations, from around the country.  Are these the best new songs on the radio? Possibly. Here is the list of the top songs on public radio stations.

This info is compiled from Mediabase reporting stations through All Access. I’m teaching myself Data Science and creating this list seemed like a good place to start.

NOTES: The ranking is on Total Spins This Week. Remember that only eight stations report. Each station has different rotation strategy. The #1 song on station A may get 18 spins a week; on Station B the #1 song may only get 5 spins. So stations that have higher spins weight this list.

Enjoy and be sure to buy the music you might sample from this list!

PUBLIC RADIO AAA CHART —  Week Ending Aug 15, 2017
RankArtistSongTotal Spins This WeekTotal Spins Last WeekSpin Change
1GRIZZLY BEARMourning Sound6873-5
2THE NATIONALSystem Only Dreams In Total…6669-3
3IRON AND WINECall It Dreaming62602
4WAR ON DRUGSHolding On6079-19
5ST. VINCENTNew York56560
6ARCADE FIREEverything Now49481
7FLEET FOXESFool’s Errand4954-5
8JOSH RITTERShowboat45369
9DAN AUERBACHStand By My Girl442519
10JD MCPHERSONLucky Penny432419
11THIS IS THE KITMoonshine Freeze42375
12BORNSFaded Heart38299
13GEORGE EZRADon’t Matter Now38353
14SPOONCan I Sit Next To You38362
15DEER TICKJumpstarting36333
16LIAM GALLAGHERWall Of Glass3638-2
17LONE BELLOWTime’s Always Leaving36333
18LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF…Find Yourself (2017)35305
22KILLERSThe Man33285
23JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNITHope The High Road32266
24LORDEPerfect Places321517
25GREGG ALLMANMy Only True Friend31301
26JACK JOHNSONMy Mind Is For Sale3135-4
27PHOEBE BRIDGERSMotion Sickness301713
28NEW PORNOGRAPHERSWhiteout Conditions29263
29QUEENS OF THE STONE AGEThe Way You Used To Do29272
30ALVVAYSIn Undertow28280
31WOLF ALICEDon’t Delete The Kisses28253
32BELLE AND SEBASTIANWe Were Beautiful2736-9
33CAGE THE ELEPHANTWhole Wide World27189
34JADE BIRDCathedral27189
35JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNITWhite Man’s World2729-2
36FATHER JOHN MISTYTotal Entertainment Forever2631-5
37HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFFLiving In The City2630-4
38FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTSMay I Have This Dance f/Chance24240
39MONDO COZMOAutomatic2425-1
40THE XXI Dare You23203



Stephen Yasko

Stephen Yasko is a Public Radio and Media Executive and Nonprofit Executive Director. Yasko is the Founding General Manager of WTMD 89.7 FM in Baltimore where he took a neglected asset to a top 10 NPR Music radio station. He moved WTMD from a basement hovel to a state of the art Broadcast facility located in the center of Towson, MD.