Volbeat’s “Devil’s Bleeding Crown” Stays #1 at Active Rock Radio; RHCP’s “Dark Necessities” Top 10

Volbeat [The Devil's Bleeding Crown Cover | Republic Records]

Volbeat’s hit “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” retains the active rock radio crown.

The song, which ascended to #1 on last week’s chart, retains #1 on this week’s Mediabase active rock listing. It received a format-leading ~2,083 spins during the May 8-14 tracking week (+167).

Up two places, Five Finger Death Punch’s “My Nemesis” moves into the runner-up spot. It received ~1,735 weekly spins (+11).

Bring Me The Horizon’s “Happy Song” holds at #3 with ~1,730 weekly plays (+2), while Sixx:AM’s “Rise” rises a spot to #4 on the strength of ~1,588 tracking period spins (+42).

Down three places, Red Sun Rising’s former #1 “Emotionless” grabs #5 on this week’s chart. It was played ~1,569 times during the official tracking week (-238).

While some switch positions, the songs that appear in this week’s Top 5 also appeared in last week’s Top 5. The Top 10, however, welcomes a new addition.

Spun ~1,196 times this week (+730), Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Dark Necessities” soars thirteen places to #7. Its week-to-week spin gain of 730 represents the week’s greatest at active rock.

Written by Brian Cantor

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