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Public Radio’s Top 100 Songs for the Week of 10/4/18

The Top 100 Public Radio Songs for The Week Ending October 4, 2018

Biggest Gainers

MUMFORD & SONS +15
JUNGLE +14
ELLE KING +13

Biggest Droppers

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE -17
RAYLAND BAXTER -8
LANA DEL REY -7

How this list is 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, KRCL, 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 its 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.

RANK SONG ARTIST SPINS  THIS WEEK SPINS LAST WEEK CHANGE
1 Nina Cried Power HOZIER 77 75 2
2 Shame ELLE KING 74 61 13
3 Guiding Light MUMFORD & SONS 73 58 15
4 Uh Huh JADE BIRD 72 60 12
5 New Birth In New England PHOSPHORESCENT 70 70 0
6 Unwanted Number ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 63 62 1
7 Apollo ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES 58 56 2
8 Loading Zones KURT VILE 58 50 8
9 Woman f/Lana Del Rey CAT POWER 56 47 9
10 Beyond LEON BRIDGES 50 51 -1
11 Keep A Little Soul TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS 50 53 -3
12 Feed The Fire DAWES 43 44 -1
13 No More Darkness, No More… AMOS LEE 43 43 0
14 Last Lion Of Albion NEKO CASE 35 35 0
15 Good On You Son MARK KNOPFLER 31 23 8
16 Make It Happen THE RECORD COMPANY 30 30 0
17 Gold Rush DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 29 46 -17
18 I’d Rather Go Blind GRACE POTTER 28 18 10
19 All My Friends THE REVIVALISTS 26 20 6
20 Mansion Door SHAKEY GRAVES 25 18 7
21 Nobody MITSKI 25 25 0
22 Rolling On ISRAEL NASH 25 28 -3
23 The River KT TUNSTALL 25 25 0
24 Hey Mama NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 24 26 -2
25 The Spot YOUR SMITH 24 13 11
26 Other Lover MIKAELA DAVIS 23 23 0
27 Autumn Love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 22 12 10
28 Cumberland Gap JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT 22 20 2
29 Forever BILLY RAFFOUL 22 21 1
30 You’re Somebody Else FLORA CASH 22 21 1
31 Before The Next Teardrop Falls AL GREEN 21 24 -3
32 Black Moon Rising BLACK PUMAS 21 21 0
33 Casanova RAYLAND BAXTER 21 29 -8
34 Happy Man JUNGLE 21 23 -2
35 Heavy, California JUNGLE 21 7 14
36 Leave It Alone AMANDA SHIRES 20 21 -1
37 Throwback JIM JAMES 19 18 1
38 Homesick MARCUS KING BAND 18 17 1
39 Again And Again DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 17 18 -1
40 Suspirium THOM YORKE 17 17 0
41 Bite The Hand BOYGENIUS 16 19 -3
42 Need A Little Time COURTNEY BARNETT 16 13 3
43 Run The Road SANTIGOLD 16 16 0
44 When The Curtain Falls GRETA VAN FLEET 16 14 2
45 Bambi HIPPO CAMPUS 15 12 3
46 Come On To Me PAUL MCCARTNEY 15 14 1
47 If You Really Love Nothing INTERPOL 15 9 6
48 Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) SMASHING PUMPKINS 15 7 8
49 Small Victories LEMON TWIGS 15 16 -1
50 Work Out CHANCE THE RAPPER 15 16 -1
51 For The Lonely Ones LUCERO 14 14 0
52 I’m Getting Better (And I’m… THE RECORD COMPANY 14 13 1
53 It Might Get Dark WHITE DENIM 14 13 1
54 La Di Da THE INTERNET 14 14 0
55 Sit Next To Me FOSTER THE PEOPLE 14 13 1
56 Sure Feels Good Anyway AMY RAY 14 8 6
57 A Little Honey NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 13 13 0
58 Alright JAIN 13 17 -4
59 Bones Of Gilead RICHARD THOMPSON 13 14 -1
60 Charcoal Baby BLOOD ORANGE 13 11 2
61 Charity COURTNEY BARNETT 13 12 1
62 Dark Saturday METRIC 13 16 -3
63 Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My ANNA CALVI 13 12 1
64 Everyone But Me ROSANNE CASH 13 7 6
65 Feels Like Summer CHILDISH GAMBINO 13 13 0
66 Hollywood GORILLAZ 13 12 1
67 Hymnostic BIG RED MACHINE 13 13 0
68 I Dreamt We Spoke Again DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 13 3 10
69 I Feel A Change CHARLES BRADLEY 13 10 3
70 Mockingbird RUSTON KELLY 13 3 10
71 What Hurts Worse IRON & WINE 13 15 -2
72 Comeback Kid SHARON VAN ETTEN 12 12
73 Get In The Mind Shaft JACK WHITE 12 12 0
74 Idea Of You DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 12 8 4
75 See You At The Movies J MASCIS 12 11 1
76 Tender Offerings FIRST AID KIT 12 8 4
77 Caesar Rock PAUL MCCARTNEY 11 10 1
78 Crack The Case DAWES 11 11 0
79 Everything You Need f/Clapton DOYLE BRAMHALL II 11 4 7
80 Four Leaf Clover KOOKS 11 15 -4
81 Let Me Down Easy GANG OF YOUTHS 11 11 0
82 Lyla BIG RED MACHINE 11 10 1
83 Mariners Apartment Complex LANA DEL REY 11 18 -7
84 My Enemy CHVRCHES 11 11 0
85 Patricia FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 11 1 10
86 The Stove & The Toaster HOLD STEADY 11 8 3
87 Virgo ATMOSPHERE 11 14 -3
88 60 & Punk DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 10 6 4
89 City Looks Pretty COURTNEY BARNETT 10 8 2
90 Empress SNOW PATROL 10 10 0
91 Jenny Jenkins MT. JOY 10 13 -3
92 Lonely SWAMP DOGG 10 5 5
93 Never Ever LORD HURON 10 10 0
94 On My Knees MIDDLE KIDS 10 13 -3
95 Problems III GROWLERS 10 7 3
96 Some Birds JEFF TWEEDY 10 10
97 Sunday Roast COURTNEY BARNETT 10 7 3
98 You Should See Me In A Crown BILLIE EILISH 10 12 -2
99 A Pearl MITSKI 9 7 2
100 Girlfriend f/Dam-Funk CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 9 13 -4

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