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Nickelback’s “Edge of a Revolution” Rises to #1 at Rock Radio

Last week, Slash’s “World on Fire” and The Pretty Reckless’ “Messed Up World” both claimed a leadership position on the active rock radio airplay chart.

The format’s most-played song during the September 28 – October 4 tracking period, “World on Fire” officially claimed #1 on Mediabase’s active rock airplay chart. “Messed Up World,” however, commanded the format’s largest audience for the fourth consecutive week.

Neither song has a place at the top this week.

According to Mediabase, Nickelback’s “Edge of a Revolution” commanded active rock’s largest spin count and its largest audience during the October 5-11 tracking week.

Its weekly play count of 1,670 bests the 1,627 earned by Slash’s #2 “World on Fire” and the 1,466 earned by TPR’s #3 “Messed Up World.” Its impression count of 4.25 million tops the 4.22 million garnered by “Messed Up” and 4.10 million received by “Fire.”

Other top five rock songs–based on spin count–include You Me at Six’s “Room to Breathe” (#4, 1,335) and KoRn’s “Hater” (#5, 1,267 spins). Other audience leaders include Slipknot’s “The Devil in I” (#4 for audience, #6 for spins; 2.93 million impressions) and Five Finger Death Punch’s “Wrong Side of Heaven” (#5 for audience, #7 for spins; 2.72 million impressions).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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