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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.

RANKSONGARTISTSPINS THIS WEEKSPINS LAST WEKMOVE
1ShameELLE KING6263(1)
2Guiding LightMUMFORD & SONS60591
3Nina Cried PowerHOZIER60600
4Uh HuhJADE BIRD5764(7)
5ApolloST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES5053(3)
6New Birth In New EnglandPHOSPHORESCENT4959(10)
7Loading ZonesKURT VILE4547(2)
8Unwanted NumberELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS4554(9)
9Comeback KidSHARON VAN ETTEN402515
10No More Darkness, No More...AMOS LEE37352
11Woman f/Lana Del ReyCAT POWER3752(15)
12Mansion DoorSHAKEY GRAVES32266
13All My FriendsTHE REVIVALISTS31238
14Keep A Little SoulTOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS2730(3)
15Last Lion Of AlbionNEKO CASE2732(5)
16I'd Rather Go BlindGRACE POTTER24204
17BeyondLEON BRIDGES2334(11)
18Feed The FireDAWES2325(2)
19Rolling OnISRAEL NASH23230
20Autumn LoveDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE2225(3)
21BambiHIPPO CAMPUS22184
22NobodyMITSKI22202
23Make It HappenTHE RECORD COMPANY2126(5)
24ForeverBILLY RAFFOUL2021(1)
25Hey MamaNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS20191
26You're Somebody ElseFLORA CASH2023(3)
27Good On You SonMARK KNOPFLER1922(3)
28Heavy, CaliforniaJUNGLE19172
29CasanovaRAYLAND BAXTER1821(3)
30Shame, Shame, ShameLAKE STREET DIVE1819(1)
31Cumberland GapJASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT1722(5)
32Gold RushDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1721(4)
33ThrowbackJIM JAMES17170
34HymnosticBIG RED MACHINE1618(2)
35What Hurts WorseIRON & WINE16160
36A Trick Of The LightVILLAGERS1587
37A Little HoneyNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS14122
38Leave It AloneAMANDA SHIRES1418(4)
39LowLENNY KRAVITZ1486
40Some BirdsJEFF TWEEDY14131
41The RiverKT TUNSTALL1415(1)
42Charcoal BabyBLOOD ORANGE13103
43Four Leaf CloverKOOKS1314(1)
44If It Feels Good. Then It M...LEON BRIDGES13211
45Lover ChantingLITTLE DRAGON1313
46Mad LoveCHASTITY BROWN13112
47Million Dollars To Kill MeJOYCE MANOR1394
48Need A Little TimeCOURTNEY BARNETT1314(1)
49Small VictoriesLEMON TWIGS1315(2)
50Tender OfferingsFIRST AID KIT1313
51Bathed In LightTHE DIRTY NIL12111
52Bite The HandBOYGENIUS1213(1)
53Black Moon RisingBLACK PUMAS1222(10)
54CharityCOURTNEY BARNETT1284
55Crack The CaseDAWES1212
56Get In The Mind ShaftJACK WHITE1212
57I Dreamt We Spoke AgainDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1293
58Idea Of YouDAVE MATTHEWS BAND12111
59Jeannie Becomes A MomCAROLINE ROSE1275
60Jenny JenkinsMT. JOY12102
61Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)SMASHING PUMPKINS1216(4)
62SuspiriumTHOM YORKE1215(3)
63Clean EyesSYML11110
64Don't Beat The Girl Out Of MyANNA CALVI1112(1)
65For The Lonely OnesLUCERO1112(1)
66Happy ManJUNGLE1121(10)
67HollywoodGORILLAZ1114(3)
68If You Really Love NothingINTERPOL1114(3)
69Let Me Down EasyGANG OF YOUTHS1112(1)
70LylaBIG RED MACHINE11101
71My EnemyCHVRCHES1112(1)
72The Stove & The ToasterHOLD STEADY11101
73When The Curtain FallsGRETA VAN FLEET1115(4)
74A PearlMITSKI1091
75Again And AgainDAVE MATTHEWS BAND1012(2)
76Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)MARC RIBOT1011(1)
77Caesar RockPAUL MCCARTNEY1091
78Half As Good As You f/A MertonTOM ODELL1019
79It Might Get DarkWHITE DENIM1013(3)
80La Di DaTHE INTERNET1014(4)
81The SpotYOUR SMITH1013(3)
82Waves Of GalvestonIRON & WINE1082
83Work OutCHANCE THE RAPPER1014(4)
8499BARNS COURTNEY981
85AlrightJAIN914(5)
86Before The Next Teardrop FallsAL GREEN972
87Big GodFLORENCE + THE MACHINE981
88GeyserMITSKI963
89I Feel A ChangeCHARLES BRADLEY911(2)
90Life To FixTHE RECORD COMPANY981
91Once In My LifeDECEMBERISTS981
92ShotgunGEORGE EZRA981
93Straight ShotDEVOTCHKA99
94Tried f/Little DragonBADBADNOTGOOD910(1)
95You Worry MeNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS972
96Ain't Gotta Worry ChildCHARLEY CROCKETT89(1)
97Bones Of GileadRICHARD THOMPSON871
98Hell Or High WaterPASSENGER835
99I Won't Run From ItBIG RED MACHINE810(2)
100NevermindDENNIS LLOYD89(1)

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