I hesitate to really talk too much about the chart this week or even over the next few weeks but I am more than happy to go over things if anyone has any questions. I would like to tackle my favorite records of the year and also have a debate about Favorite vs Best. I think they are vastly different.
This week though I want to look back to 7 weeks ago. Issue 1364. Specifically the ADDS.
|1||100||FOXYGEN||And Star Power||Jagjaguwar|
|2||74||MINUS THE BEAR||Lost Loves||Dangerbird|
|3||69||S||Cool Choices||Hardly Art|
|4||68||BASS DRUM OF DEATH||Rip This||Innovative Leisure|
|6||55||HISTORY OF APPLE PIE||Feel Something||Marshall Teller|
|7||53||BUDOS BAND||Burnt Offering||Daptone|
|8||44||VASELINES||V For Vaselines||Rosary|
|9||42||RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE||Mended With Gold||Saddle Creek|
|10||41||BARR BROTHERS||Sleeping Operator||Secret City|
|12||32||CHRISTOPHER OWENS||A New Testament||Turnstile|
|13||28||GERARD WAY||Hesitant Alien||Warner Brothers|
|14||26||DINOSAUR FEATHERS||Control||Ernest Jenning|
|15||24||HOMESHAKE||In The Shower||Sinderlyn|
|16||23||VAN ALLEN BELT||Heaven On A Branch||Nonstop Everything|
|17||23||GREY GORDON||Forget I Brought It Up||No Sleep|
|18||22||LAETITIA SADIER||Something Shines||Drag City|
|19||20||SOFT SWELLS||Floodlights||Modern Outsider|
|20||18||AUSMUTEANTS||Order Of Operation||Goner|
These were the 20 records that were able to get on the adds list. I asked my stations to tell me every company that contacts them what all went for adds that week. Then I kept track of what happened. I thought It would be fun to look at . Lets see if It is.
Overall according to my stations there were 44 adds being pushed at radio from 11 different companies. The most that week was 8 adds and a few companies had only one add.
I thought that those companies with less adds would do better over the course of each project. This was not entirely the case. The company with 8 adds got 3 of their adds on the adds list and over the course of the projects they charted 4 of them.
There were 3 companies that had 5 adds each. Each had very different results. Two of those companies had all 5 of their adds chart, although neither had all of the adds on the Adds list while the third was only able to get one ADD on the list and only charted 2 throughout the past weeks.
Lets take a look at that list again and see how they did in regards to charting.
|1||100||FOXYGEN||Peak at #3|
|2||74||MINUS THE BEAR||Peak at #21|
|3||69||S||Peak at #26|
|4||68||BASS DRUM OF DEATH||Peak at #21|
|5||64||EX HEX||Peak at #6|
|6||55||HISTORY OF APPLE PIE||Peak at #44|
|7||53||BUDOS BAND||Peak at #12|
|8||44||VASELINES||Peak at #50|
|9||42||RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE||Peak at #54|
|10||41||BARR BROTHERS||Peak at #43|
|11||38||EMPIRES||Peak at #69|
|12||32||CHRISTOPHER OWENS||Peak at #67|
|13||28||GERARD WAY||Peak at #57|
|14||26||DINOSAUR FEATHERS||Peak at #82|
|15||24||HOMESHAKE||Peak at #42|
|16||23||VAN ALLEN BELT||Peak at #140|
|17||23||GREY GORDON||Peak at #182|
|18||22||LAETITIA SADIER||Peak at #98|
|19||20||SOFT SWELLS||Peak at #182|
|20||18||AUSMUTEANTS||Peak at #76|
I think its pretty cool that all of the records that made the adds list charted on the chart. However I should note there are several records that did not make the ADDS list that went on to chart Higher than those listed above, I counted 10 in total. The highest of those was a band called The Gromble and they peaked at #119.
The biggest overachievers, as far as chart position goes, were Ex Hex that outperformed all but the #1 spot ahead of them. And Budos Band that were only beaten by Ex Hex and Foxygen.
So in general it does look like getting on the ADDS list is a very good indicator of future chart success. It also looks like overall your position on the chart does show how a record will do although not as much as I might of thought. It is also hard to draw any conclusion from just one chart.