HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 11/7/20

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 11/7/20. All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

CHART CHART ARTIST SONG TITLE RADIO
POSITION POSITION SPINS
THIS WEEK LAST WEEK
1 2 AC/DC Shot In the Dark 1969
2 1 COREY TAYLOR Black Eyes Blue 1712
3 4 BADFLOWER 30 1634
4 5 DEFTONES Ohms 1519
5 6 I PREVAIL (f. DELANEY JANE) Every Time You Leave 1458
6 3 SEETHER Dangerous 1395
7 10 AYRON JONES Take Me Away 1191
8 12 GRETA VAN FLEET My Way, Soon 1170
9 8 THREE DAYS GRACE Somebody That I Used To Know 1149
10 11 ROYAL BLOOD Trouble’s Coming 1140
11 14 BAD WOLVES Learn To Walk Again 989
12 9 CHRIS CORNELL Patience 943
13 13 SIXX:A.M. / ARTISTS FOR RECOVERY Maybe It’s Time 854
14 16 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Living The Dream 807
15 15 CLEOPATRICK Hometown 786
16 7 MARILYN MANSON We Are Chaos 765
17 17 EVANESCENCE Use My Voice 723
18 18 ASKING ALEXANDRIA They Don’t Want What We Want… 714
19 21 AVATAR Colossus 590
20 22 SMITH & MYERS Not Mad Enough 589
21 19 METALLICA & THE S.F. SYMPHONY All Within My Hands (S&M2) 510
22 23 BAD OMENS Limits 490
23 24 DAUGHTRY World On Fire 449
24 25 IN THIS MOMENT As Above, So Below 407
25 27 SAUL King Of Misery 389
26 20 BRING ME THE HORIZON Parasite Eve 381
27 28 ROYAL BLISS (f. SHIM) Medication 377
28 30 TETRARCH I’m Not Right 265
29 29 THE VIOLENT Fly On The Wall 230
30 32 ALTER BRIDGE Native Son 219
31 31 ANOTHER DAY DAWNS Forget Me Not 219
32 44 BUSH The Kingdom 218
33 33 MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Somebody Told Me 209
34 42 SEVENDUST The Day I Tried To Live 206
35 34 EGO KILL TALENT The Call 204
36 36 BLACK STONE CHERRY Again 198
37 43 ARCHITECTS Animals 177
38 37 THROUGH FIRE Doubt 174
39 38 SOUTH OF EDEN The Talk 165
40 40 WEAPONS OF ANEW Sick Boy 158
41 47 ROB ZOMBIE The Triumph Of King Freak… 142
42 41 THE BLUE STONES Let It Ride 142
43 59 BRING ME THE HORIZON Teardrops 123
44 46 ATREYU Save Us 114
45 39 BIFFY CLYRO Tiny Indoor Fireworks 113
46 45 BLACKLITE DISTRICT Falling 101
47 52 FOUNDRY Intoxicate 97
48 58 MARILYN MANSON Don’t Chase the Dead 95
49 51 TWIZTID Rose Petal 79
50 0 SYSTEM OF A DOWN Protect The Land 69

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

AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark”

Dropping your first album in six years on Friday the 13th of 2020 seems like a risky proposition if you are the superstitious type, but when your return is an event in and of itself, superstition be damned. If Brian Johnson never left the band due to hearing issues, and if Malcolm Young was still alive, perhaps new AC/DC wouldn’t be so noteworthy. But those challenges made a legendary act into something of an underdog with a comeback story.

In a year where the world has been decimated and frozen in time by a pandemic, new AC/DC might be just what the doctor ordered. If there is one band that you can count on to deliver the sound that is simultaneously current and nostalgic, it’s AC/DC. In some ways, they are like your favorite t-shirt that you just can’t bear to part with. Time may have frayed the edges a bit, but the joy that it brings you is deep-rooted.

While many legacy acts have either given up on recording new music altogether, or tried too hard to change with the times, AC/DC has remained steadfast in their efforts. This is not to say that all of their albums sound the same, but rather to say that their floor is higher than the ceiling of many other bands. That being said, “Shot In The Dark” is on another level (in a good way). It may sound like sacrilege to say this because of the revered status of the band’s Back In Black album, but this song feels like it could have been a lost track from Johnson’s debut 40 years ago. That is no small feat. And these sentiments are not because of this being a great comeback story. It’s just an outstanding, timeless rock and roll song that would have been as relevant four decades ago as it is today (on the day that AC/DC’s latest album, Power Up, dropped).

It’s serendipitous that “Shot In The Dark” sits in the #1 position on the Active Rock charts on the day that the album dropped. Suffice it to say that AC/DC’s new music was well worth the six-year wait!

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”

FROM ASHES TO NEW“Scars The I’m Hiding”

ELECTRIC MOB“Devil You Know”

BRKN LOVE“Crush”

AUTUMN KINGS“Power”

TOMMY GIBBONS“Tonight”

DEAD DAISIES“Bustle And Flow”

BUSH“The Kingdom”

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD“Heart Of A Champion”

NO RESOLVE“Never Back Down”

ETCHED IN EMBERS“Silence”

THE JEREMY EDGE PROJECT “Firedancer”

SONS OF FIRE“Faded”

SMASH INTO PIECES“Big Bang”

W3APONS“Bye Baby Gone”

AS STRANGE AS ANGELS“Never Broken”

GREATEST GAINERS…

GRETA VAN FLEET“My Way, Soon” (+166 spins)

I PREVAIL/DELANEY JANE“Every Time You Leave” (+157 spins)

AC/DC“Shot In The Dark” (+151 spins)

BUSH“The Kingdom” (+134 spins)

ROYAL BLOOD“Trouble’s Coming” (+132 spins)

AYRON JONES“Take Me Away” (+130 spins)

DEFTONES“Ohms” (+115 spins)

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH“Living The Dream” (+111 spins)

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