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Top 100 Public Radio Songs for Nov 16 2018

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 PowerHOZIER82820
2Guiding LightMUMFORD & SONS6971-2
3Loading ZonesKURT VILE67625
4Light OnMAGGIE ROGERS5960-1
5Comeback KidSHARON VAN ETTEN53503
6New Birth In New EnglandPHOSPHORESCENT5253-1
7ShameELLE KING42366
8Hey MamaNATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS4145-4
9Not Many Miles To GoROSANNE CASH41347
10Uh HuhJADE BIRD4142-1
11All My FriendsTHE REVIVALISTS3839-1
12If It Feels Good. Then It...LEON BRIDGES3842-4
13Unwanted NumberELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS3436-2
14Woman f/Lana Del ReyCAT POWER31310
15Are You Ready To Love Me?THE WAR AND TREATY29209
16I'd Rather Go BlindGRACE POTTER2931-2
17Merrie LandTHE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN28271
18MockingbirdRUSTON KELLY281612
19ApolloST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES2729-2
20Mansion DoorSHAKEY GRAVES2729-2
21The SpotYOUR SMITH27225
22Good On You SonMARK KNOPFLER2629-3
23Autumn LoveDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE25241
24Make It HappenTHE RECORD COMPANY24222
25CasanovaRAYLAND BAXTER2324-1
26Yellow BikePEDRO THE LION2324-1
27Bite The HandBOYGENIUS22211
28Come For MeSUNFLOWER BEAN22517
29HomesickMARCUS KING BAND22175
30NobodyMITSKI22184
31Rolling OnISRAEL NASH22202
32The RiverKT TUNSTALL22220
33Total DisasterRHETT MILLER22220
34Sunshine RockBOB MOULD2122-1
35A Trick Of The LightVILLAGERS2021-1
36Little LightAMOS LEE2022-2
3799BARNS COURTNEY1922-3
38BambiHIPPO CAMPUS1922-3
39Can't Fight The FeelingCHARLES BRADLEY19613
40LowLENNY KRAVITZ19190
41Tints f/Kendrick LamarANDERSON .PAAK19910
42GallipoliBEIRUT18153
43If You Really Love NothingINTERPOL1824-6
44NevermindDENNIS LLOYD1820-2
45ArmorSARA BAREILLES17611
46Back On The Chain GangMORRISSEY17314
47I Won't Run From ItBIG RED MACHINE17161
48Shame, Shame, ShameLAKE STREET DIVE1719-2
49Healing TideTHE WAR AND TREATY16151
505 DollarsCHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS15105
51Burnt Sugar Is So BitterELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS15114
52DolphinPANDA BEAR15312
53FreelanceTORO Y MOI1524-9
54I'm Getting Better (And I'm...THE RECORD COMPANY15141
55Just To Say I Love YouMICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD15123
56Lover ChantingLITTLE DRAGON15123
57Mad LoveCHASTITY BROWN15132
58This Time It's DIfferentHEART BONES1596
59ThrowbackJIM JAMES15150
60(We Don't Need This) Fascist..LCD SOUNDSYSTEM14140
61BloodlessANDREW BIRD14131
62Clean EyesSYML14131
63Forgotten LoveAURORA1486
64Let Me Down EasyGANG OF YOUTHS14140
65LonelySWAMP DOGG14113
66Northern LightsDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1416-2
67PressureMUSE1415-1
68See You At The MoviesJ MASCIS14113
69Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)SMASHING PUMPKINS14140
70Small VictoriesLEMON TWIGS14140
71Under LimeELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS1459
72Up To Me (Take 2, Remake)BOB DYLAN14014
73You Should See Me In A CrownBILLIE EILISH1415-1
74You Wouldn't Like MeBETHS1415-1
75Bathed In LightDIRTY NIL13121
76CoolSOCCER MOMMY1394
77Now Or Never NowMETRIC1314-1
78Slow DiscoST. VINCENT13121
79Some BirdsJEFF TWEEDY13130
80Tender OfferingsFIRST AID KIT13130
81What Makes You HappyEDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS1315-2
82Can't Knock The HustleWEEZER12120
83Charcoal BabyBLOOD ORANGE12120
84Cumberland GapJASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT1215-3
85He's Got His Mother's HipsJOHN GRANT1214-2
86HideRAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE12111
87High HorseKACEY MUSGRAVES1213-1
88LotteryJADE BIRD1293
89VelodromeDESSA12111
90Again And AgainDAVE MATTHEWS BAND1112-1
91Feed The FireDAWES1111
92Friday MorningKHRUANGBIN11110
93Gold RushDEATH CAB FOR CUTIE1113-2
94Keep A Little SoulTOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS11101
95LostNATALIE PRASS1183
96Make BelieveKERO KERO BONITO11101
97Other LoverMIKAELA DAVIS11101
98Dark, Dark, DarkGREGORY ALAN ISAKOV1013-3
99Death In MidsummerDEERHUNTER1013-3
100DisarrayLOW10100

Biggest Gainers

Sunflower Bean +17 Morrissey +14 Bob Dylan +14 Charles Bradley +13

Biggest Droppers

Toro Y Moi -9 Interpol -6 Jungle -5

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