Ghost - Square Hammer (Concord) 10-3Robert England

Gooood morning everybody!  The countdown continues…just over 3 weeks until the RadioContraband hootenanny, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, February 15-17.  Kiss your valentine goodbye and we’ll see you in Vegas.  If you have any questions, be sure to reach out.

#1 for the second week in a row, Ghost “Square Hammer,” which is Spongebob’s brother.  #2 is Highly Suspect “My Name is Human,” celebrating it’s 20th week on the chart.  3^ is Green Day “Still Breathing,” up 122 spins.  The track is the newly crowned #1 record at alternative radio this week.  Look for the track to go to the top of the chart very soon.  4^ is Metallica “Atlas, Rise!”  #5 is Avenged Sevenfold “The Stage.”

Moving a notch to 6^, Shinedown “How Did You Love.”  The track is up 58 spins.  #7 is Volbeat “Seal the Deal.”  8^ is Red Sun Rising “Amnesia.”  New airplay at KAZR.  9^ is Breaking Benjamin “Never Again,” up 95 spins.  Moving a notch to 10^, Beartooth “Hated.”  The track is up 97 spins.  New airplay at WKRL and WRXK.  Congratulations to Red Bull’s Joe Guzik, Todd Sievers and CO5 music, and team Sony Red.

Moving a notch to 11^, Korn “Take Me,” up 65 spins.  New airplay at KOMP and KRXQ.  Moving a notch to 12^, Chevelle “Door to Door Cannibals.”  The track is up 44 spins. Great Rate the Music Scores, #1 persons 18-24, #1 men 18-24, #2 men 18-34, #3 persons 18-34. Now is the time to make room and move Chevelle up in rotation.  Moving a notch to 13^, Sixx: A.M.  “We Will Not Go Quietly.”  The track is up 77 spins.  New airplay at WKQZ, WFTK, KRXQ.  Moving from 16 to 14^, Starset “Monster.”  The track is up 93 spins.  New airplay at WHXR and KUPD.  I’m looking forward to seeing the band play at the Roxy next week.  Make sure to check out the video and see them live when they are in your market.  15^ is In Flames “The Truth.”  The track is up 46 spins.  New airplay at WRAT and Music Choice moves the record to power.

Jumping from 19 to 16^, The Pretty Reckless “Oh My God.”  The track is up 135 spins.  New airplay at KIOZ and WJRR.  The band just wrapped up the new video coming soon.  Moving 18 to 17^, Pop Evil “If Only For Now.”  The track is up 64 spins.  New airplay at KUPD, WQXA, WXTB and WEBN.  New add at press time, WKRL.  Great Rate the Music scores, #1 persons 18-34, #1 males 18-34, #2 females 18-34 and #3 persons 12+.  Leaping 23 to 18^, Bleeker “Highway.”  The track is up a whopping 156 spins.  New airplay at WWIZ, WRKZ, WGRD, WXQR, WKRL, KLAQ, WZBH and WJRR.

Moving 26 to 23^, Devour the Day “The Bottom,” up 39 spins.  Spin leaders include Music Choice, Octane, WJJO and KQRA.  It’s definitely time to go back and revisit this record.  #24 is Sick Puppies “Where Do I Begin.”  25^ is Though Fire “Breathe.”  The track is up 31 spins.  New airplay at KKBA, WRKZ, WXNR and KBPI.  New add at press time, WFXH.  There is a real story here.  Make sure to check out the video and place the record top of stack at your next music meeting.

Moving a notch to 26^, Adelitas Way “Ready for War (Pray for Peace.)”  The track is up 31 spins.  New airplay at WXQR and KMOD.  Now is the time to move this up in rotation.  Moving a notch to 27^, Blink 182, “She’s Out of Her Mind.”  Moving notch to 28^, From Ashes to New “Breaking Now.”  Moving a notch to 29^, Art of Anarchy “The Madness.”  Moving from 32 to 30^, Amity Affliction, “All Messed Up.”

31^ is Goodbye June “Oh No.” Jumping from 35 to 32^, Twenty One Pilots “Heavydirtysoul.”  The track is up 50 spins. New airplay at WRTT, KATT and WFXH.  Moving a notch to 33^, Badflower “Animal.”  New airplay at KAZR.  Make sure to give this record another listen.  It’s a fresh sound for your playlist.  Moving 40 to 34^, K. Flay “Blood in the Cut.”  The track is up 50 spins.  New airplay at WXNX and WXNR.

Debuting at 36^, Avatar “New Land.”  The track is up 46 spins.  New airplay at WZOR, WXQR, WIIL, WBYR and WRIF.  Debuting at #37^, Alter Bridge “My Champion.”  New airplay at WRIF, Music Choice, WRTT, WHXR, KOMP, WYBB, WCPR and WRZK. Frank Pain at KEYJ says “There’s a ton of new music out there that is great, but today is all about Alter Bridge.  If you haven’t heard “My Champion,” then you’re missing out on the anthem of the year.  Holy shitballs, this is one hell of a song.  Do yourself a favor and listen to it.  You’ll be glad you did.” Debuting at #40, Citizen Zero “Lure and Persuade.”  The track is up 62 spins.  New airplay at KHTQ, WKQZ, WWBN and WTPA.

Waiting in the Wings:  At 41^, Halestorm “Still of the Night.” The track up 43 spins.  New airplay WIIL, WGRD, WMMR, WQBK and WZOR.  42^, Skillet “Back from the Dead,” up 50 spins.  New airplay at WIIL, WRIF and WCPR.  New add at press time, KQRA.

On Your Desk Now: for your next music meeting, Black Map “Run, Rabbit Run.”  Fit for Rivals, “Novocaine.”  September Mourning “20 Below.”  Radkey “Dark Black Makeup.” Stitched Up Heart “Catch Me When I Fall.”  You can hear all this new music on the RadioContraband Going For Adds Player.

Going for Adds:  This week, Skillet “Back from the Dead.”  Alter Bridge “My Champion.”  Avatar “New Land.”

Going for Adds:  January 31, September Mourning “20 Below.”  Dangerkids “Kill Everything.”

Going for Adds: February 14, the brand new All That Remains “Madness.”  Biffy Clyro “Howl.”

That’s it for today.  While you’re here, be sure to check out Joke of the Week, new every Monday, the Under the Radar Chart and more.  Make sure to start hydrating, and see you in Las Vegas soon.

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