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The 100 Public Radio Songs for the ending September 27, 2018

The Top 100 Public Radio Songs for The Week Ending September 27, 2018

How was this list created:

Individual public radio stations charts are collected from public means. They are then combined using Microstrategy’s desktop client to tally all the spins per song on the stations.

FAQ

What stations included?
Stations who are monitored and their charts are listed. Specifically, WFUV, KCMP, KCRL, WXPN, KEXP, KXXT, KCRW, KCSN.

What about all the other stations?
Only Stations whose charts are published by one of the services are available. Stations generally don’t post their top spins report on their websites.

How accurate is the list?
Since it represents just a fraction of the AAA Public Radio Music Stations, it’s a general and small snapshot of the overall public radio Triple A community. But it is accurate for these stations.

I can’t believe some of these songs aren’t higher or lower on this list. What’s up with that?
This list is based on spins. Every station has it’s own rotation strategy and philosophy about how many times a song should be played each week.

For example, one station may play their top spins 23 times a week and some may only play their top spin 7 times a week. Stations that play the same songs more often are likely to have greater influence on the final national ranking.

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National Rank Song Artist Spins This Week Spins Last Week Change
1 Nina Cried Power HOZIER 71 78 -7
2 New Birth In New England PHOSPHORESCENT 70 55 15
3 Unwanted Number ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 65 68 -3
4 Apollo ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES 59 59 0
5 Shame ELLE KING 59 59 0
6 Keep A Little Soul TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS 58 71 -13
7 Uh Huh JADE BIRD 54 56 -2
8 Beyond LEON BRIDGES 50 47 3
9 Gold Rush DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 48 48 0
10 Woman f/Lana Del Rey CAT POWER 45 43 2
11 Loading Zones KURT VILE 44 44 0
12 Feed The Fire DAWES 42 48 -6
13 Guiding Light MUMFORD & SONS 42 42
14 No More Darkness, No More… AMOS LEE 42 49 -7
15 Last Lion Of Albion NEKO CASE 37 35 2
16 Happy Man JUNGLE 34 34 0
17 Casanova RAYLAND BAXTER 33 36 -3
18 You’re Somebody Else FLORA CASH 32 29 3
19 Make It Happen THE RECORD COMPANY 30 18 12
20 Nobody MITSKI 30 33 -3
21 Rolling On ISRAEL NASH 28 31 -3
22 Leave It Alone AMANDA SHIRES 27 23 4
23 Jenny Jenkins MT. JOY 26 20 6
24 Other Lover MIKAELA DAVIS 26 20 6
25 Hey Mama NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 24 22 2
26 Suspirium THOM YORKE 24 27 -3
27 Hymnostic BIG RED MACHINE 23 24 -1
28 The River KT TUNSTALL 23 25 -2
29 All My Friends THE REVIVALISTS 22 23 -1
30 Black Moon Rising BLACK PUMAS 22 21 1
31 Straight Shot DEVOTCHKA 22 22 0
32 Forever BILLY RAFFOUL 21 22 -1
33 Girlfriend f/Dam-Funk CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 21 16 5
34 Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You SHERYL CROW 21 27 -6
35 17 Days (’18) PRINCE 20 14 6
36 Cumberland Gap JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT 20 18 2
37 Lash Out ALICE MERTON 20 20 0
38 Nevermind DENNIS LLOYD 20 16 4
39 Run The Road SANTIGOLD 20 26 -6
40 Bite The Hand BOYGENIUS 19 17 2
41 Good On You Son MARK KNOPFLER 19 2 17
42 Again And Again DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 18 17 1
43 Before The Next Teardrop Falls AL GREEN 18 18
44 Come On To Me PAUL MCCARTNEY 18 19 -1
45 Throwback JIM JAMES 18 20 -2
46 Dark Saturday METRIC 17 16 1
47 Homesick MARCUS KING BAND 17 14 3
48 Mansion Door SHAKEY GRAVES 17 18 -1
49 What Hurts Worse IRON & WINE 17 18 -1
50 When The Curtain Falls GRETA VAN FLEET 16 14 2
51 Alright JAIN 15 16 -1
52 Four Leaf Clover KOOKS 15 18 -3
53 Jeannie Becomes A Mom CAROLINE ROSE 15 17 -2
54 See You At The Movies J MASCIS 15 16 -1
55 Small Victories LEMON TWIGS 15 15 0
56 Work Out CHANCE THE RAPPER 15 16 -1
57 Autumn Love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 14 13 1
58 Bambi HIPPO CAMPUS 14 9 5
59 Charcoal Baby BLOOD ORANGE 14 11 3
60 For The Lonely Ones LUCERO 14 13 1
61 I Feel A Change CHARLES BRADLEY 14 14 0
62 I’d Rather Go Blind GRACE POTTER 14 1 13
63 Mariners Apartment Complex LANA DEL REY 14 6 8
64 Sit Next To Me FOSTER THE PEOPLE 14 13 1
65 Bones Of Gilead RICHARD THOMPSON 13 14 -1
66 Feels Like Summer CHILDISH GAMBINO 13 13 0
67 It Might Get Dark WHITE DENIM 13 11 2
68 On My Knees MIDDLE KIDS 13 10 3
69 Something Human MUSE 13 14 -1
70 The Mother BRANDI CARLILE 13 14 -1
71 The Spot YOUR SMITH 13 8 5
72 Virgo ATMOSPHERE 13 12 1
73 You Should See Me In A Crown BILLIE EILISH 13 13 0
74 Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My ANNA CALVI 12 13 -1
75 Hollywood GORILLAZ 12 13 -1
76 Let Me Down Easy GANG OF YOUTHS 12 11 1
77 Lottery JADE BIRD 12 7 5
78 Lyla BIG RED MACHINE 12 10 2
79 My Enemy CHVRCHES 12 13 -1
80 Rock Holy HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER 12 9 3
81 Crack The Case DAWES 11 11 0
82 Empress SNOW PATROL 11 12 -1
83 High Horse KACEY MUSGRAVES 11 10 1
84 If You Really Love Nothing INTERPOL 11 2 9
85 La Di Da THE INTERNET 11 13 -2
86 Once In My Life DECEMBERISTS 11 12 -1
87 Walking Away ST. LUCIA 11 11 0
88 Caesar Rock PAUL MCCARTNEY 10 4 6
89 Healing Tide THE WAR AND TREATY 10 8 2
90 It Was You NORAH JONES 10 11 -1
91 Loyal ODESZA 10 13 -3
92 Never Ever LORD HURON 10 12 -2
93 People Get Old LORI MCKENNA 10 11 -1
94 Ain’t Gotta Worry Child CHARLEY CROCKETT 9 8 1
95 Get What I Want BAD BAD HATS 9 7 2
96 Geyser MITSKI 9 8 1
97 Need A Little Time COURTNEY BARNETT 9 5 4
98 Rang Tang Ring Toon MOUNTAIN MAN 9 9 0
99 She’s Kerosene INTERRUPTERS 9 9 0
100 Sunday Roast COURTNEY BARNETT 9 6 3

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