Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I hope everyone out there is getting ready for a great thanksgiving. This week saw VERY low numbers across the board but that did not slow Tv on the Radio from taking over at #1. The Preatures took #1 most added.

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.

Showing Radio 200 Adds Chart For Issue #1364
1100FOXYGENAnd Star PowerJagjaguwar
274MINUS THE BEARLost LovesDangerbird
369SCool ChoicesHardly Art
468BASS DRUM OF DEATHRip ThisInnovative Leisure
564EX HEXRipsMerge
655HISTORY OF APPLE PIEFeel SomethingMarshall Teller
753BUDOS BANDBurnt OfferingDaptone
844VASELINESV For VaselinesRosary
942RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGEMended With GoldSaddle Creek 
1041BARR BROTHERSSleeping OperatorSecret City
1138EMPIRESOrphanChop Shop
1232CHRISTOPHER OWENSA New TestamentTurnstile
1328GERARD WAYHesitant AlienWarner Brothers
1426DINOSAUR FEATHERSControlErnest Jenning
1524HOMESHAKEIn The ShowerSinderlyn
1623VAN ALLEN BELTHeaven On A BranchNonstop Everything
1723GREY GORDONForget I Brought It UpNo Sleep
1822LAETITIA SADIERSomething ShinesDrag City
1920SOFT SWELLSFloodlightsModern Outsider
2018AUSMUTEANTSOrder Of OperationGoner

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. 

Showing Radio 200 Adds Chart For Issue #1364
1100FOXYGENPeak at #3
274MINUS THE BEARPeak at #21
369SPeak at #26
468BASS DRUM OF DEATHPeak at #21
564EX HEXPeak at #6
753BUDOS BANDPeak at #12
844VASELINESPeak at #50
1041BARR BROTHERSPeak at #43
1138EMPIRESPeak at #69
1328GERARD WAYPeak at #57
1524HOMESHAKEPeak at #42
1623VAN ALLEN BELTPeak at #140
1723GREY GORDONPeak at #182
1822LAETITIA SADIERPeak at #98
1920SOFT SWELLSPeak at #182
2018AUSMUTEANTSPeak 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. 

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