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Top 100 Public Radio Songs Week of Oct. 28,2018

Biggest Gainers

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats +22 Kurt Vile +21 Toro Y Moi

Biggest Droppers

Billy Raffoul -8 Flora Cash -7 Dave Matthews Band -6

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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 WEEKCHANGE
1Nina Cried PowerHOZIER908010
2Guiding LightMUMFORD & SONS76679
3ShameELLE KING645410
4ApolloST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES604614
5Loading ZonesKURT VILE603921
6New Birth In New EnglandPHOSPHORESCENT60546
7Uh HuhJADE BIRD55523
8Comeback KidSHARON VAN ETTEN5255-3
9Light OnMAGGIE ROGERS49427
10Woman f/Lana Del ReyCAT POWER47425
11All My FriendsTHE REVIVALISTS41365
12Unwanted NumberELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS41392
13Mansion DoorSHAKEY GRAVES403010
14Feed The FireDAWES37325
15Hey MamaNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS361422
16I'd Rather Go BlindGRACE POTTER36279
17Not Many Miles To GoROSANNE CASH361818
18If It Feels Good. Then It M...LEON BRIDGES35278
19Autumn LoveDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE281513
20Good On You SonMARK KNOPFLER28280
21Make It HappenTHE RECORD COMPANY28226
22BambiHIPPO CAMPUS25214
23CasanovaRAYLAND BAXTER24222
24A Trick Of The LightVILLAGERS23221
25If You Really Love NothingINTERPOL22184
26The RiverKT TUNSTALL2228-6
27Last Lion Of AlbionNEKO CASE21201
28Rolling OnISRAEL NASH2124-3
29The SpotYOUR SMITH21912
30Total DisasterRHETT MILLER21192
31Before The Next Teardrop FallsAL GREEN201010
32No More Darkness, No More...AMOS LEE2021-1
33NobodyMITSKI20128
34FreelanceTORO Y MOI1919
35Tender OfferingsFIRST AID KIT19127
36A Song With No NameNORAH JONES18810
37Again And AgainDAVE MATTHEWS BAND1824-6
38I Feel A ChangeCHARLES BRADLEY18711
39La Di DaTHE INTERNET18135
40Heavy, CaliforniaJUNGLE17710
41NevermindDENNIS LLOYD1789
4299BARNS COURTNEY1688
43BeyondLEON BRIDGES16124
44Bite The HandBOYGENIUS16133
45Let Me Down EasyGANG OF YOUTHS1679
46Lover ChantingLITTLE DRAGON1621-5
47MockingbirdRUSTON KELLY16142
48SuspiriumTHOM YORKE16142
49Charcoal BabyBLOOD ORANGE1596
50I'm Getting Better (And I'm...THE RECORD COMPANY1518-3
51The Stove & The ToasterHOLD STEADY15123
52ThrowbackJIM JAMES15114
53Bathed In LightTHE DIRTY NIL1415-1
54Cumberland GapJASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT1416-2
55ForeverBILLY RAFFOUL1422-8
56Four Leaf CloverKOOKS14140
57Idea Of YouDAVE MATTHEWS BAND14140
58Northern LightsDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1495
59Small VictoriesLEMON TWIGS1495
60What Makes You HappyEDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS1417-3
61You Should See Me In A CrownBILLIE EILISH14113
62You're Somebody ElseFLORA CASH1421-7
63Blue RoseAMEN DUNES13112
64Bones Of GileadRICHARD THOMPSON1385
65Can't Knock The HustleWEEZER1314-1
66Clean EyesSYML13130
67DisarrayLOW1358
68Healing TideTHE WAR AND TREATY1317-4
69HollywoodGORILLAZ13121
70HymnosticBIG RED MACHINE1349
71I'm A ManTY SEGALL13112
72Just To Say I Love YouMICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD13013
73Little LightAMOS LEE13013
74Mad LoveCHASTITY BROWN13130
75PressureMUSE1314-1
76Crack The CaseDAWES12120
77Don't Beat The Girl Out Of MyANNA CALVI1284
78HideRAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE12012
79HomesickMARCUS KING BAND12120
80MoveMILO GREENE1293
81See You At The MoviesJ MASCIS1275
82Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)SMASHING PUMPKINS12102
83Some BirdsJEFF TWEEDY1257
845 DollarsCHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS1174
85Caesar RockPAUL MCCARTNEY1174
86Don't Want It To Be OverJOEY DOSIK1192
87Girlfriend f/Dam-FunkCHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS1174
88I Dreamt We Spoke AgainDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1183
89Keep A Little SoulTOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS1192
90LowLENNY KRAVITZ11110
91LylaBIG RED MACHINE1165
92Mariners Apartment ComplexLANA DEL REY1165
93Million Dollars To Kill MeJOYCE MANOR11110
94Now Or Never NowMETRIC11110
95One MoreYAEJI1192
96Rock HolyHISS GOLDEN MESSENGER1183
97Slow DiscoST. VINCENT11011
98Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)MARC RIBOT1011-1
99My EnemyCHVRCHES1013-3
100Other LoverMIKAELA DAVIS1012-2

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