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Top 100 Public Radio Triple A Songs For Week of Oct 18 2018

Biggest Gainers

Little Dragon +20
Maggie Rogers +20
Shakey Graves +10
Jayhawks +10

Biggest Droppers

Leon Bridges -16
Elle King -14
Phosphorescent -14

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 Week Change
1 Nina Cried Power HOZIER 73 72 1
2 Guiding Light MUMFORD & SONS 68 64 4
3 Shame ELLE KING 54 65 -11
4 Comeback Kid SHARON VAN ETTEN 53 54 -1
5 New Birth In New England PHOSPHORESCENT 52 64 -12
6 Uh Huh JADE BIRD 52 60 -8
7 Loading Zones KURT VILE 45 55 -10
8 Unwanted Number ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 45 57 -12
9 No More Darkness, No More… AMOS LEE 41 40 1
10 Woman f/Lana Del Rey CAT POWER 38 44 -6
11 Apollo ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES 36 46 -10
12 All My Friends THE REVIVALISTS 33 31 2
13 Feed The Fire DAWES 30 37 -7
14 I’d Rather Go Blind GRACE POTTER 29 35 -6
15 Good On You Son MARK KNOPFLER 26 30 -4
16 Lover Chanting LITTLE DRAGON 26 6 20
17 Mansion Door SHAKEY GRAVES 22 12 10
18 Rolling On ISRAEL NASH 22 20 2
19 The River KT TUNSTALL 22 27 -5
20 A Trick Of The Light VILLAGERS 21 12 9
21 Bambi HIPPO CAMPUS 21 20 1
22 Beyond LEON BRIDGES 21 36 -15
23 Forever BILLY RAFFOUL 21 20 1
24 Last Lion Of Albion NEKO CASE 21 28 -7
25 Light On MAGGIE ROGERS 21 1 20
26 Make It Happen THE RECORD COMPANY 21 17 4
27 The Spot YOUR SMITH 21 19 2
28 You’re Somebody Else FLORA CASH 20 21 -1
29 Again And Again DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 19 16 3
30 Autumn Love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 19 23 -4
31 Casanova RAYLAND BAXTER 19 23 -4
32 If You Really Love Nothing INTERPOL 18 16 2
33 Shame, Shame, Shame LAKE STREET DIVE 18 20 -2
34 I Dreamt We Spoke Again DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 17 22 -5
35 What Makes You Happy EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS 17 8 9
36 Cumberland Gap JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT 16 18 -2
37 I’m Getting Better (And I’m… THE RECORD COMPANY 16 13 3
38 Total Disaster RHETT MILLER 16 10 6
39 Before The Next Teardrop Falls AL GREEN 15 18 -3
40 Charity COURTNEY BARNETT 15 15 0
41 Healing Tide THE WAR AND TREATY 15 15 0
42 Hey Mama NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 15 20 -5
43 Suspirium THOM YORKE 15 15 0
44 Bathed In Light THE DIRTY NIL 14 8 6
45 Four Leaf Clover KOOKS 14 15 -1
46 Gold Rush DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 14 18 -4
47 Idea Of You DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 14 11 3
48 If It Feels Good. Then It M… LEON BRIDGES 14 18 -4
49 Mad Love CHASTITY BROWN 14 15 -1
50 Mockingbird RUSTON KELLY 14 19 -5
51 Nobody MITSKI 14 27 -13
52 A Little Honey NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 13 12 1
53 Clean Eyes SYML 13 7 6
54 Everybody Knows JAYHAWKS 13 3 10
55 Half As Good As You f/A Merton TOM ODELL 13 6 7
56 Heavy, California JUNGLE 13 15 -2
57 Jenny Jenkins MT. JOY 13 17 -4
58 Life To Fix THE RECORD COMPANY 13 8 5
59 Low LENNY KRAVITZ 13 11 2
60 Million Dollars To Kill Me JOYCE MANOR 13 11 2
61 For The Lonely Ones LUCERO 12 10 2
62 Leave It Alone AMANDA SHIRES 12 15 -3
63 My Enemy CHVRCHES 12 11 1
64 A Pearl MITSKI 11 8 3
65 Hollywood GORILLAZ 11 12 -1
66 It Might Get Dark WHITE DENIM 11 10 1
67 Jeannie Becomes A Mom CAROLINE ROSE 11 14 -3
68 One More YAEJI 11 8 3
69 Other Lover MIKAELA DAVIS 11 10 1
70 Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful) MARC RIBOT 10 12 -2
71 Crack The Case DAWES 10 14 -4
72 Doubt HIPPO CAMPUS 10 3 7
73 Geyser MITSKI 10 8 2
74 La Di Da THE INTERNET 10 12 -2
75 Pressure MUSE 10 10
76 The Stove & The Toaster HOLD STEADY 10 9 1
77 Throwback JIM JAMES 10 15 -5
78 What Hurts Worse IRON & WINE 10 16 -6
79 99 BARNS COURTNEY 9 8 1
80 Addictions LUCY DACUS 9 4 5
81 Ain’t Gotta Worry Child CHARLEY CROCKETT 9 8 1
82 Broken Finger Blues RICHARD SWIFT 9 7 2
83 Can’t Knock The Hustle WEEZER 9 9
84 Fever Pitch RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE 9 9 0
85 High Horse KACEY MUSGRAVES 9 12 -3
86 Jerome ATMOSPHERE 9 6 3
87 Keep A Little Soul TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS 9 9 0
88 Not Many Miles To Go ROSANNE CASH 9 9
89 Once In My Life DECEMBERISTS 9 11 -2
90 Shotgun GEORGE EZRA 9 8 1
91 Tender Offerings FIRST AID KIT 9 15 -6
92 The Joke BRANDI CARLILE 9 7 2
93 Think It Over HIPPO CAMPUS 9 5 4
94 Tried f/Little Dragon BADBADNOTGOOD 9 14 -5
95 5 Dollars CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 8 5 3
96 60 & Punk DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 8 8 0
97 Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My ANNA CALVI 8 10 -2
98 Fireworks FIRST AID KIT 8 5 3
99 Hymnostic BIG RED MACHINE 8 17 -9
100 Lucky Penny JD MCPHERSON 8 7 1

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