Green Day’s “Bang Bang” Ranks As Most Added At Alternative & Active Rock Radio

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Programmers at the alternative and active rock radio formats demonstrated enthusiastic first week support for Green Day’s new “Bang Bang.”

The song easily tops each format’s Mediabase add board.

“Bang Bang” was picked up by a whopping 67 Mediabase-monitored alternative stations and 57 Mediabase-monitored active rock stations this week. The counts substantially top those achieved by any other song.

Judah & The Lion’s “Take It All Back,” the next-most added song at alternative radio, was picked up by 10 stations this week.

Other notable alternative options included Warpaint’s “New Song” (6 adds, 3rd-most), Coin’s “Talk Too Much” (4 adds, 4th, tie), Dreamers’ “Sweet Disaster” (4 adds, 4th, tie), and Saint Motel’s “Move” (4 adds, 4th, tie), Band Of Horses’ “Casual Party” (3 adds, 7th, tie), Catfish And The Bottlemen’s “7” (3 adds, 7th, tie), Dirty Heads’ “That’s All I Need” (3 adds, 7th, tie), FOALS’ “What Went Down” (3 adds, 7th, tie), Lewis Del Mar’s “Painting (Masterpiece)” (3 adds, 7th, tie), The Struts’ “Put Your Money On Me” (3 adds, 7th, tie), and Zipper Club’s “Going The Distance” (3 adds, 7th, tie).

Five Finger Death Punch’s “I Apologize” earns second-most added at active rock. It received 14 weekly pickups.

Other notable active rock options included Red Sun Rising’s “Amnesia” (7 adds, 3rd-most), Sixx:AM’s “Prayers For The Damned” (6 adds, 4th), Alter Bridge’s “Show Me A Leader” (5 adds, 5th), Gemini Syndrome’s “Remember We Die” (4 adds, 6th, tie), Islander’s “Bad Guy” (4 adds, 6th, tie), KoRn’s “Rotting In Vain” (4 adds, 6th, tie), Prophets Of Rage’s “Prophets Of Rage” (4 adds, 6th, tie), and Skillet’s “Feel Invincible” (4 adds, 6th, tie).

Written by Brian Cantor

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