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Top 100 Public Radio Songs for the Week of October 13, 2018

Biggest Gainers

Sharon Van Etten +15
Little Dragon +13
The Dirty Nil +11

Biggest Droppers

Cat Power -15
Leon Bridges -11
Black Pumas -10
Jungle -10
Phosphorescent -10

WXPN DID NOT REPORT

How this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs 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 Public Radio stations are  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 Public Radio 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.

Does NPR Make This List?

No.  NPR has no affiliation with the this list of the Top 100 Public Radio Songs.

RANK SONG ARTIST SPINS THIS WEEK SPINS LAST WEK MOVE
1 Shame ELLE KING 62 63 (1)
2 Guiding Light MUMFORD & SONS 60 59 1
3 Nina Cried Power HOZIER 60 60 0
4 Uh Huh JADE BIRD 57 64 (7)
5 Apollo ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES 50 53 (3)
6 New Birth In New England PHOSPHORESCENT 49 59 (10)
7 Loading Zones KURT VILE 45 47 (2)
8 Unwanted Number ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 45 54 (9)
9 Comeback Kid SHARON VAN ETTEN 40 25 15
10 No More Darkness, No More… AMOS LEE 37 35 2
11 Woman f/Lana Del Rey CAT POWER 37 52 (15)
12 Mansion Door SHAKEY GRAVES 32 26 6
13 All My Friends THE REVIVALISTS 31 23 8
14 Keep A Little Soul TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS 27 30 (3)
15 Last Lion Of Albion NEKO CASE 27 32 (5)
16 I’d Rather Go Blind GRACE POTTER 24 20 4
17 Beyond LEON BRIDGES 23 34 (11)
18 Feed The Fire DAWES 23 25 (2)
19 Rolling On ISRAEL NASH 23 23 0
20 Autumn Love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 22 25 (3)
21 Bambi HIPPO CAMPUS 22 18 4
22 Nobody MITSKI 22 20 2
23 Make It Happen THE RECORD COMPANY 21 26 (5)
24 Forever BILLY RAFFOUL 20 21 (1)
25 Hey Mama NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 20 19 1
26 You’re Somebody Else FLORA CASH 20 23 (3)
27 Good On You Son MARK KNOPFLER 19 22 (3)
28 Heavy, California JUNGLE 19 17 2
29 Casanova RAYLAND BAXTER 18 21 (3)
30 Shame, Shame, Shame LAKE STREET DIVE 18 19 (1)
31 Cumberland Gap JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT 17 22 (5)
32 Gold Rush DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 17 21 (4)
33 Throwback JIM JAMES 17 17 0
34 Hymnostic BIG RED MACHINE 16 18 (2)
35 What Hurts Worse IRON & WINE 16 16 0
36 A Trick Of The Light VILLAGERS 15 8 7
37 A Little Honey NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 14 12 2
38 Leave It Alone AMANDA SHIRES 14 18 (4)
39 Low LENNY KRAVITZ 14 8 6
40 Some Birds JEFF TWEEDY 14 13 1
41 The River KT TUNSTALL 14 15 (1)
42 Charcoal Baby BLOOD ORANGE 13 10 3
43 Four Leaf Clover KOOKS 13 14 (1)
44 If It Feels Good. Then It M… LEON BRIDGES 13 2 11
45 Lover Chanting LITTLE DRAGON 13 13
46 Mad Love CHASTITY BROWN 13 11 2
47 Million Dollars To Kill Me JOYCE MANOR 13 9 4
48 Need A Little Time COURTNEY BARNETT 13 14 (1)
49 Small Victories LEMON TWIGS 13 15 (2)
50 Tender Offerings FIRST AID KIT 13 13
51 Bathed In Light THE DIRTY NIL 12 1 11
52 Bite The Hand BOYGENIUS 12 13 (1)
53 Black Moon Rising BLACK PUMAS 12 22 (10)
54 Charity COURTNEY BARNETT 12 8 4
55 Crack The Case DAWES 12 12
56 Get In The Mind Shaft JACK WHITE 12 12
57 I Dreamt We Spoke Again DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 12 9 3
58 Idea Of You DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 12 11 1
59 Jeannie Becomes A Mom CAROLINE ROSE 12 7 5
60 Jenny Jenkins MT. JOY 12 10 2
61 Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) SMASHING PUMPKINS 12 16 (4)
62 Suspirium THOM YORKE 12 15 (3)
63 Clean Eyes SYML 11 1 10
64 Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My ANNA CALVI 11 12 (1)
65 For The Lonely Ones LUCERO 11 12 (1)
66 Happy Man JUNGLE 11 21 (10)
67 Hollywood GORILLAZ 11 14 (3)
68 If You Really Love Nothing INTERPOL 11 14 (3)
69 Let Me Down Easy GANG OF YOUTHS 11 12 (1)
70 Lyla BIG RED MACHINE 11 10 1
71 My Enemy CHVRCHES 11 12 (1)
72 The Stove & The Toaster HOLD STEADY 11 10 1
73 When The Curtain Falls GRETA VAN FLEET 11 15 (4)
74 A Pearl MITSKI 10 9 1
75 Again And Again DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 10 12 (2)
76 Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful) MARC RIBOT 10 11 (1)
77 Caesar Rock PAUL MCCARTNEY 10 9 1
78 Half As Good As You f/A Merton TOM ODELL 10 1 9
79 It Might Get Dark WHITE DENIM 10 13 (3)
80 La Di Da THE INTERNET 10 14 (4)
81 The Spot YOUR SMITH 10 13 (3)
82 Waves Of Galveston IRON & WINE 10 8 2
83 Work Out CHANCE THE RAPPER 10 14 (4)
84 99 BARNS COURTNEY 9 8 1
85 Alright JAIN 9 14 (5)
86 Before The Next Teardrop Falls AL GREEN 9 7 2
87 Big God FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 9 8 1
88 Geyser MITSKI 9 6 3
89 I Feel A Change CHARLES BRADLEY 9 11 (2)
90 Life To Fix THE RECORD COMPANY 9 8 1
91 Once In My Life DECEMBERISTS 9 8 1
92 Shotgun GEORGE EZRA 9 8 1
93 Straight Shot DEVOTCHKA 9 9
94 Tried f/Little Dragon BADBADNOTGOOD 9 10 (1)
95 You Worry Me NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 9 7 2
96 Ain’t Gotta Worry Child CHARLEY CROCKETT 8 9 (1)
97 Bones Of Gilead RICHARD THOMPSON 8 7 1
98 Hell Or High Water PASSENGER 8 3 5
99 I Won’t Run From It BIG RED MACHINE 8 10 (2)
100 Nevermind DENNIS LLOYD 8 9 (1)

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