After displacing the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ (RHCP) “Dark Necessities” (Necessities) on last week’s Active Rock Airplay Chart (ARAC), Chevelle’sJoyride” retains the top spot at Active Rock Radio for a second straight week. 

Mediocre audience totals means ‘Joyride’ is no airplay powerhouse

Joyride has yet to reach even six million in audience, meaning this song is not particularly an airplay powerhouse at Active Rock affiliates.  In fact, Joyride actually declines a bit in total impressions this week, down 139,000 to 5.612 million. However, RHCP's Necessities audience shrinks by 224,000 to 5.511 million impressions, meaning the gap between the Top Two songs increases from just 16,000 to 101,000. As a point of reference, Necessities topped the ARAC two weeks ago with 6.617 million impressions (and peaked with over 7.6 million impressions). Also of note, Joyride only receives airplay from Active Rock at this point, whereas Necessities placed in the Top Five two weeks ago on Alternative and AAA as well.

Pretty Reckless looks next in line for Number One

The top ranking song gaining in impressions on the ARAC this week is at number five, Pretty Reckless’Take Me Down.”  This song gains 504,000 in audience over last week, and could challenge Chevelle for Number One in the coming weeks. Since Pretty Reckless' singer also takes time to act, she is one of the true Celebrities in the Music business.

Active Rock Airplay Chart for the week ending 14th August

According to audience data from all Active Rock stations tracked by Mediabase, a MusicIndustry mainstay, these are the 30 most listened-to songs at the format this week.  All the songs are ranked by audience, with the totals provided in millions, and current and older tracks are listed together.

  • Joyride –Chevelle – 5.612 – Wk. 2 at No. 1
  • Dark Necessities – Red Hot Chili Peppers – 5.511
  • Asking For It – Shinedown – 4.669
  • The Devil’s Bleeding Crown – Volbeat – 4.583
  • Take Me Down – Pretty Reckless – 4.387
  • Bored To Death – Blink 182 – 4.302
  • Take It All – Pop Evil – 3.825
  • Still Alive – Three Doors Down – 3.370
  • The Sound Of Silence – Disturbed – 3.289
  • Bang Bang – Green Day – 3.279
  • Prophets Of Rage – Prophets Of Rage – 3.148
  • Paranoia – A Day To Remember – 2.411
  • Phantom Bride – Deftones – 2.351
  • Angels Fall – Breaking Benjamin – 2.316
  • Rotting In Vain – Korn – 2.232
  • Switchblade – Holy White Hounds – 2.174
  • No Good – Kaleo – 1.933
  • Footsteps – Pop Evil – 1.929
  • Wash It All Away – Five Finger Death Punch – 1.815
  • Get High – Rob Zombie – 1.647
  • I Don’t Care Anymore – Hellyeah – 1.612
  • State Of My Head – Shinedown – 1.524
  • The Eagle Has Landed – Avatar – 1.509
  • Open Your Eyes – Disturbed – 1.486
  • Feel Invincible – Skillet – 1.468
  • Black Honey – Thrice – 1.429
  • I Am Machine – Three Days Grace – 1.405
  • Cut The Cord – Shinedown – 1.350
  • Ashes Of Eden – Breaking Benjamin – 1.347
  • Emotionless – Red Sun Rising – 1.321