Death Cab for Cutie’s “Black Sun” is Alt’s Most-Added; AWOLNATION Follows

Last week, AWOLNATION’s “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” ranked as alternative radio’s most-added song on the strength of its 26 monitored Mediabase pickups. Death Cab for Cutie’s “Black Sun,” which received 25 monitored adds, claimed the format’s second-most-added distinction.

This week’s add board brings forth the reverse scenario. Picked up by 26 new stations, “Black Sun” ranks as alternative radio’s most-added track. “Hollow Moon” follows with 25 adds.

Of undeniable appeal to alternative radio programmers, both songs are faring well on the format’s airplay chart. Per Tuesday’s edition of the rolling Mediabase alternative airplay chart, Death Cab’s “Black Sun” was the format’s #16 song. AWOLNATION’s “Hollow Moon” was #17.

No other alternative song received anywhere near the same caliber of support this week, but several did receive a healthy dose of adds. The Offspring’s new “Coming for You” registers as third-most-added on the strength of its 12 pickups. Saint Motel’s “My Type” follows with 11 adds, while Fall Out Boy’s “Uma Thurman” leverages its eight pickups for fifth-most-added.

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.

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