Welcome 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.