For Vance Joy and Big Data, the latest alternative radio data is full of joy.
The acts’ respective songs “Riptide” and “Dangerous (featuring Joywave)” are the week’s fastest-rising songs at alternative radio.
According to Mediabase’s rolling airplay chart, Vance Joy’s “Riptide” rocketed became the 17th-most-played song thanks to a gain of 272 spins. No song enjoyed a more significant gain in the seven days ending May 24.
Big Data’s “Dangerous (featuring Joywave),” meanwhile, rose to #12 on the strength of 200 new spins. The week’s second-biggest-gainer, “Dangerous” is essentially a lock to catapult into the top ten.
Other big gainers included Arctic Monkeys’ “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High,” which gained 168 spins to become the 6th-most-played alternative song, Foster the People’s “Best Friend,” which gained 171 spins to reach #15 and Dirty Heads’ “My Sweet Summer,” which vaulted to #27 on the strength of a 161-spin increase.