This Week’s Slacker EQ is Here!

play-1Welcome to your post-holiday edition of the Slacker EQ chart,which you can check out here. 

Lots of movement this week; we are seeing some emerging artists starting to break through with millions of Slacker listeners as well as the continued dominance of established superstars.

After a relatively slow start, Nine Inch Nails‘ first new song in 5 years is starting to resonate with Slacker listeners. “Came Back Haunted” makes a huge debut on our Rock chart at number 24.

The big story in country music on Slacker this week is Tyler Farr’s “Redneck Crazy.” Not only did it move up 11 spots to crack the top 10 on the Country chart, but Slacker listeners gave it the strongest debut of the week overall, moving up 19 spots to land at number 26.

Over in the Alt/Indie world, a band that your Slacker curators first highlighted on the “Bands To Watch 2013″ station back in January makes it’s first apparence on the chart. London lads Bastille are up 14 spots to debut at number 34 with “Pompeii.”

And finally, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” has caught it’s second wind. Even though the song was released over a year ago, Slacker listeners are pushing it back up in a big way, moving up 10 spots on the Pop chart and moving up 5 spots to crack the top 15 on the Hip Hop/R&B chart!

As always, these charts are based on the true engagement of the Slacker audience, so check back next week to see how these songs continue to develop.

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.


New Slacker EQ Charts for America’s Birthday

play-1Welcome to the 4th of July version of the Slacker EQ chart, which you can check out here.  Insert your own, clever patriotic verbiage here…while we just get to the business at hand.

For starters, take one quick glance at the Country chart, and you’ll see Little Big Town making the leap of the week with “Your Side of the Bed.” The song is just getting started in the broadcast world, but our rabid country fans are already giving it heavy a thumbs up. This one will contend for #1 someday soon.

As long as we’re making predictions, allow us to point out that Philip Philips’ “Gone, Gone, Gone” is now hanging out in our Pop Top 10. Again we have the case of a song that is pulling in EQ scores that exceed its progress in the non-Slacker world. Since EQ is powered by actual audience engagement rather sales or spins, we’re thinking this song is destined for big-ish things.

And on the Electronic front, this is what our in-house expert, Party Ben, thinks you should know: “Look out for Sebastian Ingrosso ‘Reload.’ This is a member of the gargantuan and recently disbanded Swedish House Mafia making a track that aims right at the ‘Save the World’/’Don’t You Worry Child’ type of epic festival jam. Oh yeah and Bastille ‘Pompeii,’ a recent Slacker Song Stuck in My Head feature, is perhaps destined for some out-of-left-field success (already a top 5 hit around Europe).”

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.

Happy 4th!

New Slacker EQ – The Official “Song of the Summer”

play-1It is Thursday and that means some new EQ charts for you to dig into. Check them out here. 

This weeks theme is clearly leading us into what is bound to be a big summer for music. So what’s the official “Song of the Summer” for 2013? Slacker’s EQ charts provide some early clues, as Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” remains the most engaging song for the fourth week in a row. You’ve also got Robin Thicke, who continues to show growth–which is insane, considering how much airplay “Blurred Lines” has been getting in the past few weeks. That track’s engagement scores continue to rise, rivaled in growth only by Calvin Harris’ “I Need Your Love.” We suggest you keep your eyes on that one.

Speaking of songs to keep your eyes on, check out “Hey Girl” by Billy Currington. It crashed our overall Top 40 this week, with big airplay rolling in from no less that eight Slacker stations. Billy is just the latest country artist to show impressive levels of early engagement, looking to eventually follow in the footsteps of Top 10 stalwarts Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton and Randy Houser.

The official “Song of the Summer”…it’s lurking within the Slacker EQ charts somewhere. Dive in here and see what you can find.

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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