New Releases Shake Up This Week’s EQ Charts

Posted by Rachel

play-1Welcome to Slacker’s EQ charts for the week of July 28th! Take a look here. 

On this week’s EQ Charts, major new releases from Jay Z, Kings Of Leon, and Justin Timberlake have shaken things up. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” continues to dominate the Pop, Hip Hop/R&B, and Overall Top 40 charts, but Bruno Mars’ “Treasure” is within striking distance of that #1 spot, possibly by next week.

On the Overall chart, Jay-Z makes a big debut at #32 with “Holy Grail”, up 30 spots. And, after weeks of rising on Slacker’s EDM chart, Zedd’s “Clarity” crosses over to the Overall chart to debut at number 28, with an incredible 97.1 EQ score. Basically, this means that almost everyone that hears this song on Slacker likes it a whole lot.

Last week, a song from the UK that our Slacker curators discovered and featured on several stations started to resonate with Slacker listeners, debuting on the Alt/Indie chart at #40. This week, Passenger’s “Let Her Go” jumps a remarkable 26 spots to land at #13 on that chart. Not bad for a song that had barely been played in the US before Slacker jumped in. Also on the Alt/Indie chart, Kings Of Leon’s new track “Supersoaker” makes it’s debut at #31 in only it’s second week of release. This huge jump is due in part to it’s feature as a Slacker “Song Stuck In My Head” this week, allowing millions of listeners to hear the new song on demand.

Over on the country chart, Billy Currington’s “Hey Girl” moves up 4 spots to take over at number 1. In response to Slacker listeners’ overwhelming positive response to this country star, we have invited him to host and curate an “I Am The DJ” special, which will launch in September.

Elsewhere, Pearl Jam’s “Mind Your Manners” makes it’s debut on the Rock chart, largely driven by it’s feature as a Slacker “Song Stuck In My Head” this week. Justin Timberlake’s “Take Back The Night” is already #13 on the Hip Hop/R&B chart in it’s first week of release, and it also debuts on the Pop chart at #28.

All of this data is great, but it would be meaningless without the millions of Slacker listeners that power it. Check back next week to see which songs music fans all over the US and Canada are engaged with the most! Make sure to also check out our Slacker EQ Top 40 station, updated every week based on our EQ scores. Want to learn more about what the EQ score is? Read more here or check out our nifty infographic here.

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