Monday, May 6, 2013
Here’s the weekly radio review. To my new followers, on Mondays I post a small synopsis of what’s happening on mainstream radio (based on my work for Mediabase). If you’re interested in learning about radio, programming, charts, etc., I consult. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Rhythmic radio: New songs on the chart, two weeks or less, are DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne “No New Friends,” Jason Derulo “The Other Side,” Daft Punk “Get Lucky.” Chris Brown “Fine China” is at #11, probably Top Ten next week. J. Cole f/ Miguel “Power Trip” moves into the Top 5.
On Urban Adult Contemporary: Example of corporate controlled playlists, Miguel “Adorn” is 40 weeks on the charts, sitting at #2. That’s more than half of a year. Perfect example of how horrible impersonal corporate programming is. I never thought a song would get that close to Beyonce’s spins, staying in rotation that many weeks, but now we have another example. New music includes Jermaine Paul “Everyone In The World” and Ron Isley “Dinner And A Movie.”
On Urban radio: Songs with 2-4 weeks on the charts and growing: Joe Budden “NBA (Never Broke Again),” A$SAP Rocky “Wild For The Night,” Kat Dahlia “Gangsta.” New to the Top 20 Miguel f/ Kendrick Lamar “How Many Drinks?” Tamar Braxton got a number one on Urban AC charts, and is climbing up Urban, currently #4.
Top 3 Rhythmic songs: Rihanna f/ Mikkey Ekko “Stay,” Drake “Started From The Bottom,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Ray Dalton “Can’t Hold Us.”
Top 3 Urban AC songs: Fantasia “Lose To Win,” Miguel “Adorn,” Tamar Braxton “Love And War.”
Top 3 Urban songs: Rihanna “Pour It Up,” Drake “Started From The Bottom” and number one still is Wale f/ Tiara Thomas “Bad.”