New Countdown: JT’s Top 33!

JT-iOS7b2-472x472Justin Timberlake is releasing The Twenty-Twenty Experience Part Two next week, so Slacker is counting down the top 33 J.T. songs–including solo singles, collaborations, and even hits from his Nsync’ days.

This countdown was created by calculating our “E.Q. Data” which measures how many times you’ve launched, “Hearted” and shared individual songs.

FYI, this JT-only station is a premium experience open to all Slacker users until Sunday, September 29th.

Enjoy JT’s Top 33 here. 

The New EQ Charts Are Here!

EQ PlayWelcome to Slacker’s EQ charts for the week of Wednesday, September 15th. Take a look at the full charts here. 

These charts track the most listened to, “hearted,” and engaging tracks across all genres amongst millions of Slacker music fans. These are the only charts that truly measure how much you love the music that you hear on Slacker, instead of how much it gets played or promoted. Here are some insights from this week’s charts.

On the Overall EQ chart, which measures the most engaging songs with Slacker’s entire audience, across all genres, we see Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” debut on the chart in its first week of release. Lorde’s “Royals” continues its historic run up the charts, moving up 6 spots to crack the top 5, and Cedric Gervais’ remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” makes the biggest jump of the week, moving up 30 spots to land at #18.

Slacker’s Electronic chart is a case study in EDM’s continued crossover appeal and popularity. 7 of the top 10 songs on the Electronic chart also appear on Slacker’s Overall and Pop charts—most notably Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” and Lorde’s “Royals,” which check in at nos. 1 and 6, respectively.

Katy Perry’s “Roar” holds on to the number one spot on the Pop chart for the second week in a row, but she could be unseated next week if Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” continues to engage Slacker listeners as strongly as it did this week; it moves up 12 spots to number 3.

On the Alt/Indie chart, Lorde’s “Royals” is number 2 and her song “Bravado” debuts at number 38. And after being featured as a Slacker “Song Stuck In My Head” last week, Coldplay’s “Atlas” makes a massive debut at #5.

Rich Homie Quan makes the biggest jump on the Hip Hop/R&B chart—“Type Of Way” moves up 10 spots to land at number 28. On the Country chart, Dierks Bentley’s “I Hold On” makes it’s debut at number 40, up 13 spots.

You can hear Slacker’s top 40 songs this week on a countdown hosted by Parker here:, and you can check back next Wednesday to see how your favorite songs engaged millions of Slacker music fans throughout the US and Canada!

Want to learn more about what the EQ score is? Read more here or check out our nifty infographic here.

P.S. Apple iOS users: please don”t forget to check out our brand new Slacker iOS7-optimized App. It’s slicker, faster, & filled with new content — including the debut of our My Vibe playlist offering. You can update now, and tell your Android friends that their version is on the way too!


Artist Profile: Jack Johnson

AOTW-JACK-JOHNSON-472x472Surfer, activist, and mellow troubadour Jack Johnson releases his 6th studio album, called “From Here to Now to You.”

As he recently stated in an interview, “I play around with stuff but I don’t really feel the need to reinvent myself to remain relevant. I feel part of a tradition of singer-songwriters, of playing acoustic guitar and sharing songs. I’ve always felt like a traditionalist. I appreciate other people pushing boundaries but I never really felt like doing that with my own music.”

And in keeping with that spirit, the new album is a collection of Jack Johnson’s reliably mellow acoustic style and observational narratives. Let by the single “I Got You,” his new album is a perfect way to send off the remaining, lazy days of summer.

On this week’s Artist of the Week station, you’ll hear the musical DNA of Jack Johnson: his biggest hits along with tracks from his kindred spirits like Donovan Frankenreiter, G. Love, Matt Costa, and Ben Harper to his forbearers like Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Neil Young, and Bob Marley. You’ll also hear his collaborations and music from the artists that he’s influenced.

Listen to Jack Johnson on Slacker’s Artist Of The Week.

David Nail Hints New Album Will Reflect New Mindset

davidnailCountry star David Nail has a good sense of humor about people who don’t realize that it’s him singing the infectious new song, “Whatever She’s Got.”

“At first, people were saying, ‘Is this really David Nail? But he only sings sad songs!’” the singer tells Slacker with a laugh.

Nail says “Whatever She’s Got” was a no-brainer when choosing the first radio single from his upcoming fourth studio album. Its romantic lyrics and up-tempo beat set the tone for the entire project, which he hints has much more of an energy boost than his previous efforts.

“I’ve had the reputation of being a balladeer, but I’m in a happier place in my life, both personally and professionally,” the vocal powerhouse reveals. “So with this record, we just wanted to have fun and that’s translated into the music.”

So far, so good. “Whatever She’s Got” is among the Top 5 highest-rated songs on our New Country First station. Nail has also been leaking other tracks from the album, which is due early next year, and has been getting great feedback.

“People are either really good liars or they like it,” he says. “I choose to think the latter!”


Slacker Honors Tupac Shakur With the 2Pac Top 33

2PAC-472x472 (1)It was 17 years ago this week that we lost one of the greatest rappers of all time.

Tupac Shakur’s legacy continues to inspire, and in celebration of his amazing career, Slacker presents The 2Pac Top 33.

This countdown is determined by Slacker listeners and what we call “E.Q.,” an “Engagement Quotient” that indicates the most played, most hearted, and most shared 2Pac songs of all time.

Listen here as we celebrate a true artist gone much too soon.

Keith Urban’s New Album “Fuse” is Slacker’s Album of the Week

9.10.13-Keith-Urban-Fuse-472x472 (1)Country superstar Keith Urban is back with his first new set of tunes in three years, “Fuse,” Slacker’s Album of the Week.

While his seventh studio album is quite different from anything else in his catalog, it’s still unmistakably Urban, with its masterful guitar solos and upbeat grooves as well as notable guests, such as  Miranda Lambert and Eric Church, which are featured duets on “Fuse.”

You can listen to Keith Urban’s new album “Fuse” on demand all week on Slacker’s Album of the Week station here. 

Nirvana is Slacker’s Artist of the Week

NIRVANA1-472x47222 years ago this week, Nirvana released “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” It was meant to be an introduction to Nirvana’s soon-to-be-released “Nevermind” album, and as hard as it is to believe today, the song was not an instant hit, nor did the band or their record label expect it to be.

Flash forward several months later, and by the end of 1991, it was the biggest song in the United States. By 1992, it was clear that Nirvana had released one of the greatest rock albums of all time, and in doing so, they permanently altered the musical landscape, the way the music fans defined “Alternative Rock”, and as an unintentional side-effect, they single-handedly ended the era of big hair and glam metal in favor of something more raw and authentic.

To mark this important anniversary in music history, Nirvana is Slacker’s artist of the week.

This station is an overview of Nirvana’s musical DNA; you’ll hear their biggest hits, deep album tracks and rarities, and you’ll also hear from the bands that influenced their sound and development as well as their Seattle contemporaries and the legions of artists that followed in their footsteps.

New “I Am The DJ” Featuring Country Superstar Justin Moore

JUSTIN-MOORE-DJ-472x472One of our newest features over on Slacker is “I Am The DJ,” where your favorite artists and bands get to create their own exclusive station.

This week we have a new DJ and it is Justin Moore.

Slacker sat down with the country superstar to create a radio station comprised of his favorite artists, from Willie Nelson and Eli Young Band to The Allman Brothers Band and Randy Houser.

Check out this exclusive look into the musical soul of Justin Moore as we prepare ourselves for his new album, Off The Beaten Path.

Listen to “I Am The DJ” on Slacker here. 

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