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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.

Rank Song Artist Spins This Week Spins Last Week Change
1 Nina Cried Power HOZIER 82 82 0
2 Guiding Light MUMFORD & SONS 69 71 -2
3 Loading Zones KURT VILE 67 62 5
4 Light On MAGGIE ROGERS 59 60 -1
5 Comeback Kid SHARON VAN ETTEN 53 50 3
6 New Birth In New England PHOSPHORESCENT 52 53 -1
7 Shame ELLE KING 42 36 6
8 Hey Mama NATHANIEL RATELIFF/NIGHTSWEATS 41 45 -4
9 Not Many Miles To Go ROSANNE CASH 41 34 7
10 Uh Huh JADE BIRD 41 42 -1
11 All My Friends THE REVIVALISTS 38 39 -1
12 If It Feels Good. Then It… LEON BRIDGES 38 42 -4
13 Unwanted Number ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 34 36 -2
14 Woman f/Lana Del Rey CAT POWER 31 31 0
15 Are You Ready To Love Me? THE WAR AND TREATY 29 20 9
16 I’d Rather Go Blind GRACE POTTER 29 31 -2
17 Merrie Land THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN 28 27 1
18 Mockingbird RUSTON KELLY 28 16 12
19 Apollo ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES 27 29 -2
20 Mansion Door SHAKEY GRAVES 27 29 -2
21 The Spot YOUR SMITH 27 22 5
22 Good On You Son MARK KNOPFLER 26 29 -3
23 Autumn Love DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 25 24 1
24 Make It Happen THE RECORD COMPANY 24 22 2
25 Casanova RAYLAND BAXTER 23 24 -1
26 Yellow Bike PEDRO THE LION 23 24 -1
27 Bite The Hand BOYGENIUS 22 21 1
28 Come For Me SUNFLOWER BEAN 22 5 17
29 Homesick MARCUS KING BAND 22 17 5
30 Nobody MITSKI 22 18 4
31 Rolling On ISRAEL NASH 22 20 2
32 The River KT TUNSTALL 22 22 0
33 Total Disaster RHETT MILLER 22 22 0
34 Sunshine Rock BOB MOULD 21 22 -1
35 A Trick Of The Light VILLAGERS 20 21 -1
36 Little Light AMOS LEE 20 22 -2
37 99 BARNS COURTNEY 19 22 -3
38 Bambi HIPPO CAMPUS 19 22 -3
39 Can’t Fight The Feeling CHARLES BRADLEY 19 6 13
40 Low LENNY KRAVITZ 19 19 0
41 Tints f/Kendrick Lamar ANDERSON .PAAK 19 9 10
42 Gallipoli BEIRUT 18 15 3
43 If You Really Love Nothing INTERPOL 18 24 -6
44 Nevermind DENNIS LLOYD 18 20 -2
45 Armor SARA BAREILLES 17 6 11
46 Back On The Chain Gang MORRISSEY 17 3 14
47 I Won’t Run From It BIG RED MACHINE 17 16 1
48 Shame, Shame, Shame LAKE STREET DIVE 17 19 -2
49 Healing Tide THE WAR AND TREATY 16 15 1
50 5 Dollars CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 15 10 5
51 Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 15 11 4
52 Dolphin PANDA BEAR 15 3 12
53 Freelance TORO Y MOI 15 24 -9
54 I’m Getting Better (And I’m… THE RECORD COMPANY 15 14 1
55 Just To Say I Love You MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD 15 12 3
56 Lover Chanting LITTLE DRAGON 15 12 3
57 Mad Love CHASTITY BROWN 15 13 2
58 This Time It’s DIfferent HEART BONES 15 9 6
59 Throwback JIM JAMES 15 15 0
60 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist.. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM 14 14 0
61 Bloodless ANDREW BIRD 14 13 1
62 Clean Eyes SYML 14 13 1
63 Forgotten Love AURORA 14 8 6
64 Let Me Down Easy GANG OF YOUTHS 14 14 0
65 Lonely SWAMP DOGG 14 11 3
66 Northern Lights DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 14 16 -2
67 Pressure MUSE 14 15 -1
68 See You At The Movies J MASCIS 14 11 3
69 Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) SMASHING PUMPKINS 14 14 0
70 Small Victories LEMON TWIGS 14 14 0
71 Under Lime ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS 14 5 9
72 Up To Me (Take 2, Remake) BOB DYLAN 14 0 14
73 You Should See Me In A Crown BILLIE EILISH 14 15 -1
74 You Wouldn’t Like Me BETHS 14 15 -1
75 Bathed In Light DIRTY NIL 13 12 1
76 Cool SOCCER MOMMY 13 9 4
77 Now Or Never Now METRIC 13 14 -1
78 Slow Disco ST. VINCENT 13 12 1
79 Some Birds JEFF TWEEDY 13 13 0
80 Tender Offerings FIRST AID KIT 13 13 0
81 What Makes You Happy EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS 13 15 -2
82 Can’t Knock The Hustle WEEZER 12 12 0
83 Charcoal Baby BLOOD ORANGE 12 12 0
84 Cumberland Gap JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT 12 15 -3
85 He’s Got His Mother’s Hips JOHN GRANT 12 14 -2
86 Hide RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE 12 11 1
87 High Horse KACEY MUSGRAVES 12 13 -1
88 Lottery JADE BIRD 12 9 3
89 Velodrome DESSA 12 11 1
90 Again And Again DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 11 12 -1
91 Feed The Fire DAWES 11 11
92 Friday Morning KHRUANGBIN 11 1 10
93 Gold Rush DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 11 13 -2
94 Keep A Little Soul TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS 11 10 1
95 Lost NATALIE PRASS 11 8 3
96 Make Believe KERO KERO BONITO 11 10 1
97 Other Lover MIKAELA DAVIS 11 10 1
98 Dark, Dark, Dark GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV 10 13 -3
99 Death In Midsummer DEERHUNTER 10 13 -3
100 Disarray LOW 10 10 0

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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