New EQ Top 40 Charts for the Week are Here!

EQ PlayWelcome to Slacker’s EQ charts for the week of September 1st. Take a look at the full charts here. 

Here, you’ll see the songs that millions of Slacker listeners are engaging with the most this week across all genres, as measured by how frequently they listen to, skip, ban, “Heart”, and share their music. Here are some key insights from the songs that made the charts.

This week on Slacker’s Overall chart—which measures the most engaging songs across all genres with Slacker’s entire audience—Lady Gaga finally makes her debut; “Applause” checks in at number 40. Also on the Overall chart, Chris Young’s “Aw Naw” takes a huge leap up, moving 20 spots to land at number 17, and Miley Cyrus’s forward momentum with “We Can’t Stop” has reversed, as it drops 4 spots this week, possibly due to continued fallout from her VMA performance.

Slacker’s country music fans appear to be excited about the return of NBC’s The Voice and judge Blake Shelton; his “Mine Would Be You” jumps up 7 spots this week to break into the top 15. Darius Rucker has historically been one of the most engaging artists amongst Slacker listeners, and his new single “Radio” makes its debut on the Country EQ chart this week, jumping up 25 spots to land at number 37.

Eminem’s new throwback track “Berzerk” was featured as a Slacker “Song Stuck In My Head” as soon as it dropped last week, and Slacker music fans responded in a big way. It debuts on the Hip Hop/R&B chart this week at number 7; the only track that comes close to engaging Slacker’s hip hop audience this quickly is Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” which is up 4 spots to land at number 6.

Other songs making their debuts this week on Slacker’s EQ charts include The 1975’s “Chocolate,” which lands at number 40 on the Alt/Indie chart this week, and Enrique Iglesias’ “Turn The Night Up”, which debuts in the same spot on Slacker’s Pop Chart. Also on the Pop chart, Eminem’s “Berzerk” debuts at number 20 this week.

Finally, At EDM, Baauer’s follow-up to his global hit “Harlem Shake” makes its debut on the chart. “Higher,” which features Just Blaze and Jay Z, checks in at number 24.

Check back next week to track the progress of new music across all genres, as determined by the engagement of millions of Slacker listeners throughout the US and Canada. You can also join Slacker DJ Parker for a weekly countdown station featuring the top 40 most engaging songs on Slacker this week right here. 

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

Check Out This Week’s Slacker EQ Charts for the Top Songs of the Week!

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You’ve arrived at Slacker’s EQ charts for the week of August 25th! Take a look here. 

In this post-VMA edition of Slacker’s EQ charts for the week of August 25th, we are very interested in tracking and measuring any spikes that artists featured on MTV’s awards show may have received from Slacker listeners. As this data only reflects the 2 days following the VMAs, we will probably see more of this “bounce” effect next week; in the meantime, keep an eye on Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and of course—Miley Cyrus across Slacker’s 7 EQ charts.

On the Overall chart, where the biggest songs across all genres live together in relative harmony, we see Katy Perry’s “Roar” hit number 3 in only its second week on the chart. It’s officially the fastest-rising song in the history of the EQ Chart. Miley Cyrus’ VMA controversy doesn’t seem to have hurt her; ‘We Can’t Stop” is up 3 spots to crack the top 5. Lady Gaga’s “Applause” narrowly misses the top 40 this week. However, on the Pop chart, we see “Roar” within inches of unseating Robin Thicke for the top spot, and “Applause” is up 10 spots to crack the top 20.

Luke Bryan proves that he’s the biggest rising star in country music–after his new album “Crash My Party” was featured as Slacker’s Album of the Week, his new single “That’s My Kind of Night” shoots up 35 spots to debut at 19 on the Country chart. By featuring his new album as Slacker’s Album of the Week, it was exposed to millions of country fans over the course of 7 days, and they clearly loved what they heard!

On Slacker’s Hip Hop/R&B chart, we see two debuts this week: J Cole’s “Crooked Smile” and Rich Homie Quan’s “Type Of Way” are both engaging and winning over Slacker’s hip hop fans. Additionally, Robin Thicke’s “Give It 2 U” has the biggest jump of the week on this chart, up 10 spots to land at number 26.

Look for Avenged Sevenfold’s “Carry On” to make a big jump on the Rock chart next week; their new album “Hail To The King” is currently featured as Slacker’s Album of the Week. This week, Three Days Grace’s “Misery Loves My Company” jumps 3 spots to take the number 1 spot this week; this is the 3rd song they’ve had a #1 hit with on Slacker’s Rock EQ charts.

Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” holds the top spot on Slacker’s Alt/Indie chart for the 3rd week in a row, and their latest single “Kangaroo Court” makes its debut on the other end of the chart, landing at number 39. And as we predicted, Cage The Elephant’s “Come a Little Closer” makes a huge jump after being featured as a Slacker “Song Stuck In My Head” last week; it’s up 17 spots to land at number 25.

Finally, on Slacker’s EDM chart, we see Sub Focus’ ‘Endorphins” (ft. Alex Clare) and TyDi’s “Something About You” both make debuts, itself an illustration of the wide variety of sounds and styles underneath the “EDM” umbrella. Slacker has over 15 different Dance/Electronic stations for every kind of EDM fan–from Trap to Club Hits.

Check back next Thursday for updated charts–including more post-VMA data—and to see how millions of Slacker music fans are engaging with their favorite music. You can also hear the top 40 Overall tracks from Slacker’s EQ charts in countdown form, on the Slacker Top 40 station, hosted by Parker. Listen here! 

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

This Week’s Slacker EQ Charts Are Out Now!

EQ PlayYou’ve arrived at Slacker’s EQ charts for the week of August 18th! Take a look here. 

We look at the listening behavior of millions of Slacker music fans, and we measure what you listen to, skip, Heart, and Ban. Armed with that data, we are able to present these charts, which are a true measure of how engaged you and millions of music fans are with the songs that you hear. These are the songs that you love the most this week across all genres. Here are some insights from every genre:

This week Katy Perry “Roars” on to our overall chart with her latest single. It lands at number 8 in the highest debut that we’ve seen all year.  Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” also makes a huge jump, moving up 28 spots to land at number 15.

Over in Pop, this week saw two major releases by superstar artists, which left us asking the question: “Katy or Gaga?” Slacker listeners answered with a resounding “KATY.” Ms. Perry’s “Roar” makes the biggest debut in Slacker EQ history, landing at number 4 in its first week of release, which was aided by its feature as a Slacker “Song Stuck In My Head” on the day of it’s release. Lady Gaga’s “Applause” was also featured as a “Song Stuck In My Head” and had a very respectable debut, bowing at number 29 in its first week.

Jason Aldean’s “Night Train” continues to be a big hit with Slacker’s country fans, as it moves up 9 spots to crack the top 10, and could be a number one record on the Country chart within a few weeks. After hosting an “I Am The DJ” station for Slacker in July, Eli Young Band’s songs have been shooting up the EQ Charts, and this week their latest track “Drunk Last Night” moves up 12 spots to land at number 28.

Amongst Slacker’s EDM fans, Zedd reigns supreme at the moment, as his “Clarity” is close to unseating Daft Punk at the number 1 spot, and his “Fall Into the Sky” makes its debut this week at number 40.

On The Hip Hop/R&B chart, Robin Thicke still holds the number 1 spot with “Blurred Lines,” but his new track “Give It 2 U” jumps up a remarkable 289 spots to debut at number 37. Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail” moves up to number 3 on it’s inevitable march to the top, and Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” has the biggest debut of the week, landing at number 15 in its first week on the chart.

Slacker’s rock fans have driven two notable debuts on the Rock chart; Stone Sour’s “Tired” and Skillet’s “American Noise” both crack the top 40 this week. On the Alt/Indie chart, Cage The Elephant’s “Come a Little Closer” debuts at number 40 after being featured as a Slacker “Song Stuck In My Head” last week, which exposed the song to millions of listeners throughout the US and Canada. And after being championed by Slacker’s Indie curators since March, The Unlikely Candidates’ “Follow My Feet” is starting to engage Slacker listeners, as it debuts at number 37.

This chart will be updated next week–Check back next Wednesday to see which songs music fans all over the US and Canada are most engaged with! You can also hear all of these songs on the Slacker Top 40, hosted by Slacker DJ Parker—listen here! 

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

This Week’s Movers and Shakers on the Slacker EQ Charts

EQ PlayThe Slacker’s EQ charts for the week of August 11th are out now! Take a look here. 

Millions of Slacker music fans determine how these charts are ordered. By measuring how listeners listen to, skip, Heart, and Ban songs on Slacker, we are able to present these charts, which are a true measure of how engaged music fans are with the songs that they hear. Simply put: here are the songs that you love the most this week across all genres.

You’ll see just how hot country music is with Slacker listeners on the Overall chart, as Easton Corbin’s “All Over The Road” jumps up 11 spots to land in the top 10, and Keith Urban’s “Little Bit Of Everything” debuts at #32. We also see big moves from EMD and Indie artists, as Zedd and Capital Cities continue rising through the top 15 with the assistance of millions of Slacker music fans throughout the US and Canada.

Speaking of country, Tim McGraw’s “Southern Girl” continues to be one of the most engaging songs of the year with Slacker’s country audience. It’s up 8 spots to crack the top 20 in only it’s 3rd week on the Country chart. Eli Young Band’s “Drunk Last Night” and Charlie Worsham’s “Could It Be” also make their debuts on that chart this week.

Among Slacker’s Hip Hop/R&B fans, Justin Timberlake’s “Take Back the Night” makes a major statement by debuting at #11. K. Michelle’s “V.S.O.P.” also debuts at #40; Slacker listeners have been responding to this song very positively for weeks, and it has finally reached a large enough audience to elevate it in to the top 40.

Over at Alt/Indie, Bastille’s “Pompeii” makes the biggest jump of the week, up 7 spots to land at #21. And The Neighbourhood’s latest single “Afraid” makes its debut at #34. On the EDM chart, we see tracks from Knife Party, Hot Chip, and Unicorn Kid starting to resonate with Slacker listeners in a big way and making their respective chart debuts.

At Rock, we see two new entrants on to the chart with Papa Roach’s “Still Swinging” debuting at #35, and 10 Years’ “Backlash” checking in at #37. We also see a shift at the top, as Black Veil Brides’ “In the End” moves up 3 spots to take the #1 position.

And finally, the stars are out on the Pop chart, as Justin Timberlake’s new single “Take Back the Night” debuts at #28, and Pink’s latest “True Love” has the biggest jump of the week, moving up 33 spots to debut at #29.

Check back next week to see which songs music fans all over the US and Canada are most engaged with; the Slacker EQ charts are updated every Wednesday evening. And you can hear all of these songs on the Slacker Top 40, hosted by Slacker DJ Parker—listen here! 

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

This Week’s Slacker EQ Charts Are Here!

EQ PlayThe Slacker’s EQ charts for the week of August 4th are out now! Take a look here. 

Millions of Slacker music fans determine how these charts are ordered. By measuring how listeners listen to, skip, Heart, and Ban songs on Slacker, we are able to present these charts, which are a true measure of how engaged music fans are, with the songs that they hear. Simply put: here are the songs that you love the most this week across all genres.

On the Overall chart, Robin Thicke narrowly maintains the #1 spot with “Blurred Lines.” He got an extra boost from last week’s feature as Slacker’s “Album Of The Week,” which allowed millions of Slacker listeners to listen to his entire album on-demand. Also on the Overall chart, Zedd’s “Clarity” continues to crossover from the EDM chart in a major way; it’s up 15 spots to break into the top 15.

We see three new songs that Slacker listeners are pushing up the Hip Hop/R&B chart. Wale’s “LoveHate Thing,” Big Sean’s “Beware,” and B.o.B.’s “Headband” all make their debut this week. Imagine Dragons continue to jam up the Alt/Indie chart; 3 of the top 5 songs belong to the band. Panic At The Disco’s “Miss Jackson” and Sick Puppies’ “There’s No Going Back” both make their debut on the chart this week.

Meanwhile, on the EDM chart, we see two massive debuts as Martin Garrix’s “Animals” debuts at #20, and Run DMT’s “Starlight” debuts at #27. At Rock, Three Days Grace’s new single “Misery Loves My Company” makes a huge debut–up 41 spots to land at #9. Papa Roach’s “Leader Of The Broken Hearts” is up 78 spots to break into the top 15.

Over on the Pop chart, One Direction’s “Best Song Ever” makes a huge debut—up 29 spots to land at #39. This huge jump is largely due it’s feature as a Slacker “Song Stuck In My Head” last week. The same goes for Avicii; his “Wake Me Up” debuts at #40. We had initially projected Bruno Mars to overtake Robin Thicke for the #1 spot this week, but Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” has jumped 2 spots to land at #2, very close to unseating “Blurred Lines.”

Finally, on the Country chart, Tim McGraw has the biggest debut of the week; his new single “Southern Girl” is a hit with Slacker music fans, as it jumps 46 spots to land at #27. Lee Brice’s “Parking Lot Party” and Keith Urban’s “Little Bit Of Everything” both jump 8 spots to break into the top 15. A favorite of your Slacker curators, Kacey Musgraves makes her Country chart debut, with “Blowin’ Smoke” landing at #39.

Check back next week to see which songs music fans all over the US and Canada are most engaged with; the Slacker EQ charts are updated every Wednesday evening. And you can hear all of these songs on the Slacker Top 40, hosted by Slacker DJ Parker—listen here! 

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

New Releases Shake Up This Week’s EQ Charts

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.

Slacker EQ Charts for the Week are Here!

play-1Welcome to Slacker’s EQ Charts for the week of July 21st! Take a look here. 

This week on the Slacker EQ, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” continues to resonate with Slacker listeners across many stations and genres; it’s #1 on the Pop, Hip Hop/R&B, and Overall EQ charts. This appears to be the official song of the summer amongst Slacker music fans. We are carefully watching Anna Kendrick’s “Cups”, and Bruno Mars’ “Treasure”, as they are both very close to unseating Robin Thicke on both the Pop and Overall charts.

The biggest story on Slacker’s EDM chart is Timeflies’ “I Choose U”, which rockets on to the chart to debut at number 11. We haven’t seen such an overwhelmingly positive audience response to a song on this chart since Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child, “ which went on to top the charts for 10 weeks. Also notable is the debut of Icona Pop’s new single “We Got The World,” which is up 14 spots to land at #49 in its first week of release.

On our Alt/Indie chart, you’ll see Passenger’s “Let Her Go” make its debut at #40. Here we have a song that is a huge international hit, but has gone largely unnoticed in the US. Some of our more enterprising curators started to play the song on their stations, and Slacker listeners have responded favorably. Also on the Alt/Indie chart, Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” is presenting the first real challenge for the #1 spot currently occupied by Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” that we’ve seen in 6 weeks!

Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail” debuts this week at #13 on the Hip Hop/R&B chart, and if early audience engagement is any indication, this is headed to #1. Meanwhile, Avenged Sevenfold makes a huge debut on the Rock chart with a new song from their first album since 2010; “Hail to the King” checks in at #23 in its first week of release. Clearly the Slacker rock audience has been awaiting the return of A7X!

Finally, Slacker listeners powered a new number one on the Country chart. Brett Eldridge’s “Don’t Ya” is the most engaging country song on Slacker this week, narrowly unseating Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party.”

Slacker’s EQ charts are powered by the people—these are the songs that millions of Slacker listeners positively engaged with the most. Check back next week to see which songs Slacker music fans push up the charts! Make sure to also check out our Slacker EQ Top 40 station, updated every week based on our EQ scores. Not sure what the EQ score is? Read more here or check out our nifty infographic here.

Check Out This Week’s Slacker EQ!

play-1Welcome back to Slacker’s EQ charts for the week of July 14th!

This week, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” tops 3 separate charts! He’s #1 on Pop, Hip Hop/R&B and, most notably, he finally knocked Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” out of the top spot on the overall chart after an 8 week run.

Elsewhere, Lana Del Rey is back on the Slacker charts after a long absence. The Cedric Gervais Remix of 2012’s “Summertime Sadness” has given the song a second life with Slacker listeners, making a big debut on the Alt/Indie chart at number 27 with a bullet. The Lumineers’ latest single “Submarines” also makes its debut on the Alt/Indie chart this week. Meanwhile, although our initial audience feedback showed that it was a very polarizing song, Deftones’ “Swerve City” saw a huge boost in favorability this week with Slacker’s Rock audience; it moves up 12 spots on the Rock chart to land in the top 25.

Over on Slacker’s EDM charts, it’s all about Krewella. Not only do they have three songs in the top 20, their new single “Live For The Night” makes a huge debut at #20 in only its second week of release! Slacker listeners are also responding positively to anything summer-themed, and Joe Nichols’ “Sunny & 75” continues to resonate with our country audience. It’s up 10 spots this week to crack the top 30 on the Country chart. Pitbull, always a reliable source of summer jams, sees his latest single “Outta Nowhere” up 11 spots to debut in the top 40 on the Hip Hop/R&B Chart.

And finally, we’ve got two big debuts on the Pop chart. After a slow start, Slacker listeners squeaked Britney Spears’ “Ooh La La” in to the top 40 at #38, and Karmin’s “Acapella” debuts at #24 in its first week of release. The song’s huge jump is due in part to its feature as a Slacker “Song Stuck In My Head” this week, which exposed it to millions of listeners over the course of 2 days.

Slacker’s EQ charts are a measure of true audience engagement, not estimates or airplay. Check back next week to see what songs continue to resonate with millions of Slacker music fans! Make sure to also check out our Slacker EQ Top 40 station, updated every week based on our EQ scores. Not sure what the EQ score is? Read more here or check out our nifty infographic here.

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