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Top 100 Public Radio Songs for the Week of November 9th

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.

Sorry for skipping a week.  Things were very busy In The Bromo.  I hope you got to Fringe Fest!

Biggest Gainers

Pedro the Lion +28
The War and Treaty +23
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit +21

Biggest Droppers

Amos Lee -21
KT Tunstall -13
Grace Potter -9

Rank Artist Song Spins This Week Spins Last Week Spin Change
1 HOZIER Nina Cried Power 114 116 -2
2 MUMFORD & SONS Guiding Light 96 104 -8
3 KURT VILE Loading Zones 93 94 -1
4 CAT POWER Woman f/Lana Del Rey 83 82 1
5 MAGGIE ROGERS Light On 82 62 20
6 PHOSPHORESCENT New Birth In New England 82 77 5
7 NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS Hey Mama 76 65 11
8 MARK KNOPFLER Good On You Son 74 61 13
9 SHARON VAN ETTEN Comeback Kid 73 75 -2
10 ROSANNE CASH Not Many Miles To Go 70 55 15
11 ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS Unwanted Number 66 60 6
12 JADE BIRD Uh Huh 57 55 2
13 INTERPOL If You Really Love Nothing 56 51 5
14 GRACE POTTER I’d Rather Go Blind 54 63 -9
15 KT TUNSTALL The River 52 65 -13
16 THE REVIVALISTS All My Friends 50 56 -6
17 JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT Cumberland Gap 48 27 21
18 LAKE STREET DIVE Shame, Shame, Shame 46 48 -2
19 LEON BRIDGES If It Feels Good. Then It… 45 44 1
20 RAYLAND BAXTER Casanova 45 48 -3
21 NORAH JONES A Song With No Name 44 46 -2
22 THE RECORD COMPANY Make It Happen 43 47 -4
23 AMOS LEE No More Darkness, No More… 42 63 -21
24 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Northern Lights 42 39 3
25 KOOKS Four Leaf Clover 39 36 3
26 ELLE KING Shame 37 40 -3
27 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Again And Again 36 39 -3
28 ISRAEL NASH Rolling On 36 42 -6
29 PAUL MCCARTNEY Caesar Rock 36 36
30 BOYGENIUS Bite The Hand 35 29 6
31 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Autumn Love 35 41 -6
32 JIM JAMES Throwback 34 28 6
33 AMOS LEE Little Light 33 13 20
34 BOB MOULD Sunshine Rock 33 24 9
35 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Idea Of You 33 36 -3
36 PEDRO THE LION Yellow Bike 33 5 28
37 BETHS You Wouldn’t Like Me 32 22 10
38 BILLIE EILISH You Should See Me In A Crown 32 28 4
39 MUSE Pressure 32 30 2
40 THE INTERNET La Di Da 32 30 2
41 THE RECORD COMPANY I’m Getting Better (And I’m… 32 34 -2
42 DAWES Feed The Fire 30 29 1
43 DECEMBERISTS Once In My Life 30 24 6
44 JOHN GRANT He’s Got His Mother’s Hips 30 16 14
45 THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN Merrie Land 30 22 8
46 TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS Keep A Little Soul 30 27 3
47 XAVIER RUDD Walk Away 30 27 3
48 ANNA CALVI Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My 28 22 6
49 CHASTITY BROWN Mad Love 28 26 2
50 LEMON TWIGS Small Victories 28 26 2
51 SMASHING PUMPKINS Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) 28 28
52 LENNY KRAVITZ Low 27 7 20
53 BLOOD ORANGE Charcoal Baby 26 30 -4
54 FIRST AID KIT Tender Offerings 26 28 -2
55 GANG OF YOUTHS Let Me Down Easy 26 28 -2
56 METRIC Now Or Never Now 26 28 -2
57 SYML Clean Eyes 26 30 -4
58 BIG RED MACHINE Lyla 24 30 -6
59 DAWES Crack The Case 24 21 3
60 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Gold Rush 24 27 -3
61 DIRTY NIL Bathed In Light 24 24
62 ISRAEL NASH Lucky Ones 24 24
63 MITSKI Nobody 24 22 2
64 ROSTAM In A River 24 15 9
65 ST. VINCENT Slow Disco 24 26 -2
66 THE WAR AND TREATY Are You Ready To Love Me? 24 1 23
67 WEEZER Can’t Knock The Hustle 24 24
68 ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS Suspect My Tears 23 26 -3
69 IDLES Danny Nedelko 22 16 6
70 KERO KERO BONITO Make Believe 22 14 8
71 RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE Hide 22 26 -4
72 SWAMP DOGG Lonely 22 16 6
73 YOUR SMITH The Spot 22 22 0
74 FIRST AID KIT Fireworks 21 21
75 NEKO CASE Last Lion Of Albion 21 21
76 SNOW PATROL Empress 21 18 3
77 ANDERSON .PAAK Tints f/Kendrick Lamar 20 14 6
78 DESSA Velodrome 20 24 -4
79 GROWLERS Problems III 20 18 2
80 MARC RIBOT Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful) 20 16 4
81 TY SEGALL I’m A Man 20 22 -2
82 ANDERSON EAST This Too Shall Last 18 21 -3
83 ATMOSPHERE Jerome 18 17 1
84 BIG RED MACHINE Hymnostic 18 15 3
85 BRANDI CARLILE Sugartooth 18 18
86 FLORENCE + THE MACHINE Patricia 18 21 -3
87 JUNGLE Heavy, California 17 13 4
88 AURORA Forgotten Love 16 16
89 BRANDI CARLILE Party Of One f/Sam Smith 16 12 4
90 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 60 & Punk 16 14 2
91 HEART BONES This Time It’s DIfferent 16 16
92 CHARLES BRADLEY I Feel A Change 15 15 0
93 RHETT MILLER Total Disaster 15 14 1
94 KACEY MUSGRAVES High Horse 14 7 7
95 SISTER SPARROW Gold 14 14
96 HIPPO CAMPUS Bambi 13 11 2
97 JEFF TWEEDY Some Birds 13 12 1
98 MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD Just To Say I Love You 13 13
99 EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS What Makes You Happy 12 6 6
100 RICHARD THOMPSON Bones Of Gilead 12 14 -2

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