Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Seems like everyone gets a #1 this summer. Our 3rd new number one in as many weeks. Hot Chip takes it this week after just missing out last week. I thought maybe Thee Oh Sees would have an extended run but there could be some Thee Oh Sees fatigue out there since there is a new record every year.  Hot Chip is in a great position to hold on though as the closest competition is the Unknown Mortal Orchestra and of course Thee Oh Sees could come back.  Girlpool could be a bit of a wild card but we would need to see them jump into the top 3 next week to have a real shot at it.  Jamie XX cracked the top 10 and I could see that climbing to the top 5 but I doubt much further. 

As I have mentioned most of the adds over the last few weeks have performed in a way that leads us to believe they have no shot at #1. Last weeks #1 most added Mates of State did come in with the highest debut of the week but at #52.  Pins was #1 most added 2 weeks ago and that is now at #22 Three weeks ago Sharon Van Etten was #1 most added and is at #8. The last 2 records to get over 100 ADDS Thee Oh Sees and Hot Chip. 

This weeks ADDS race, while it did not likely produce a potential #1 record was a big reason why I love ADDS.  With ADDS you know where you stand the whole time. If you are down by one add you know it takes one add to tie. Whereas with the charts you could be at #11 and need 4 stations to get to #10. With ADDS you know what you need to do.  I love being in a race for #1 most added. It was a back and forth battle this week and when its summertime and no one is around it sometimes get difficult to pick up that phone and call that same station for the 10th time in the hopes they might be there. But with an ADDS race you can feel energized.  

I knew it would be a race from the start when I checked at 1pm on Monday with just 30 reporters Desaparecidos had 8 adds and Bully had 9.  At 7pm the 2 had flipped and Desaparecidos had 18 and Bully had 16.  

In the morning when I checked the lead for Desaparecidos was 1 and that was the last time we would lead.  The next update saw us down by 4. The next down by 5. We hovered around 5 for the next several updates and in the end it was not as close as it had felt early on with Bully taking #1 89-75.  But I will say it was fun.  It lead to one of the best #micdrop moments on Twitter in a while with Rachel from the syn 

Well done! 

The other big news to come out yesterday aside from the charts is the announcement that Christine Sanely is making the move over to Congrats to the team over there on the big move! 

Lets talk about whatever on Twitter. 

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