HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 11/14/20

Each week on HardRockDaddy.com. The HRD Radio Report digs deeper into the weekly Active Rock charts, providing commentary, reviews, recommendations and predictions. It also features opinion pieces on chart action and the music business in general. The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 11/14/20. All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

CHART CHART ARTIST SONG TITLE RADIO
POSITION POSITION SPINS
THIS WEEK LAST WEEK
1 1 AC/DC Shot In the Dark 1974
2 3 BADFLOWER 30 1624
3 5 I PREVAIL (f. DELANEY JANE) Every Time You Leave 1559
4 4 DEFTONES Ohms 1528
5 202 FOO FIGHTERS Shame Shame 1527
6 2 COREY TAYLOR Black Eyes Blue 1405
7 8 GRETA VAN FLEET My Way, Soon 1278
8 7 AYRON JONES Take Me Away 1275
9 10 ROYAL BLOOD Trouble’s Coming 1212
10 9 THREE DAYS GRACE Somebody That I Used To Know 1193
11 11 BAD WOLVES Learn To Walk Again 1073
12 14 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Living The Dream 962
13 12 CHRIS CORNELL Patience 829
14 15 CLEOPATRICK Hometown 801
15 18 ASKING ALEXANDRIA They Don’t Want What We Want… 736
16 17 EVANESCENCE Use My Voice 713
17 20 SMITH & MYERS Not Mad Enough 662
18 19 AVATAR Colossus 612
19 13 SIXX:A.M. / ARTISTS FOR RECOVERY Maybe It’s Time 517
20 22 BAD OMENS Limits 481
21 23 DAUGHTRY World On Fire 460
22 24 IN THIS MOMENT As Above, So Below 432
23 25 SAUL King Of Misery 412
24 27 ROYAL BLISS (f. SHIM) Medication 406
25 21 METALLICA & THE S.F. SYMPHONY All Within My Hands (S&M2) 388
26 16 MARILYN MANSON We Are Chaos 335
27 28 TETRARCH I’m Not Right 300
28 32 BUSH The Kingdom 283
29 37 ARCHITECTS Animals 259
30 30 ALTER BRIDGE Native Son 248
31 36 BLACK STONE CHERRY Again 236
32 31 ANOTHER DAY DAWNS Forget Me Not 235
33 43 BRING ME THE HORIZON Teardrops 227
34 26 BRING ME THE HORIZON Parasite Eve 214
35 34 SEVENDUST The Day I Tried To Live 200
36 33 MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Somebody Told Me 192
37 35 EGO KILL TALENT The Call 191
38 50 SYSTEM OF A DOWN Protect The Land 186
39 38 THROUGH FIRE Doubt 180
40 41 ROB ZOMBIE The Triumph Of King Freak… 179
41 48 MARILYN MANSON Don’t Chase the Dead 169
42 57 FROM ASHES TO NEW Scars That I’m Hiding 167
43 39 SOUTH OF EDEN The Talk 163
44 40 WEAPONS OF ANEW Sick Boy 162
45 42 THE BLUE STONES Let It Ride 145
46 44 ATREYU Save Us 130
47 60 SYSTEM OF A DOWN Genocidal Humanoidz 114
48 45 BIFFY CLYRO Tiny Indoor Fireworks 114
49 47 FOUNDRY Intoxicate 105
50 46 BLACKLITE DISTRICT Falling 102

PUBLISHER’S PICK OF THE WEEK (By Adam Waldman)

MAMMOTH WVH – “Distance”

Generally speaking, 2020 will be forever remembered as a year of loss. More specifically, 2020 will be remembered as the year that we lost one of the greatest guitarists in music history when Eddie Van Halen succumbed to cancer. In a year that was already a sea of despair for many, this loss felt like the equivalent of a crushing tsunami for so many. It’s a loss that has lingered for a longer time than most because Van Halen was such a beloved icon.

As much as the loss was painful for the fans, it pales in comparison to the loss felt by his son, Wolfgang. Having been through the tragic loss of my father at around the same age as Wolfgang, I can empathize with the tremendous void that is left behind. The passage of time helps dull the pain, but the emptiness never really goes away, especially when the bond is strong. There is no doubt that, as great of a guitarist as Eddie Van Halen was, he may have been an even better father. I don’t think that most people realized it until watching the heartbreaking video for Wolfgang’s tribute song, “Distance.”

It’s no surprise that the song went viral in a way that few others ever have. The inner strength that it took to write, record, and release this song so soon after his father’s passing is something to behold. As good as the song is, it’s the home video that shows how loving Eddie Van Halen was from the moment that Wolfgang was born up until his dying day. I’ve yet to read anyone talking about the video without at least getting choked up, if not outright bawling.

It’s never easy to let a loved one go, much less one who was such an influential part of your life. The distance can seem infinite at times, but the part of the loved one that remains inside your heart and acts as a guiding force as time marches on, is something that can never be extinguished. Wolfgang did an amazing job of conveying that message in a song that shows that he is far more talented that he is given credit for.

HRD SPIN CONTROL (by Adam Waldman and Jon Loveless)

The following is a list of songs that we feel deserve to be added to Active Rock playlists…

RA“Intercorrupted”

ELECTRIC MOB“Devil You Know”

POP EVIL“Breathe Again”

PAPA ROACH“The Ending”

BRKN LOVE“Crush”

TOMMY GIBBONS“Tonight”

DEAD DAISIES“Bustle And Flow”

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD“Heart Of A Champion”

NO RESOLVE“Never Back Down”

ETCHED IN EMBERS“Silence”

THE JEREMY EDGE PROJECT “Firedancer”

SONS OF FIRE“Faded”

AS STRANGE AS ANGELS“Never Broken”

GREATEST GAINERS…

FOO FIGHTERS“Shame Shame” (+1525 spins)

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH“Living The Dream” (+155 spins)

SYSTEM OF A DOWN“Protect The Land” (+117 spins)

FROM ASHES TO NEW“Scars That I’m Hiding” (+110 spins)

GRETA VAN FLEET“My Way, Soon” (+108 spins)

BRING ME THE HORIZON“Teardrops” (+104 spins)

I PREVAIL/DELANEY JANE“Every Time You Leave” (+101 spins)

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