Welcome to the Slacker EQ 2013-06-10

Week of June 10, 2013

Welcome to week #2 of the Slacker EQ–the wild and wonderful world of true listener engagement. In case you missed our initial missive last week, “EQ,” stands for “engagement quotient,” and our charts are based on the number of times our users have started, liked, shared, skipped and banned individual songs. What have we learned so far? Allow me to share with the class.

First of all, Country music is powerful stuff. Not only do millions of fans love their country, but they aren’t afraid to demonstrate their love. Four songs in our overall Top 10 hail from the format, all powered by high song-starts and a lot of “favoriting” for the likes of Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton and Easton Corbin. The only genre that rivals Country in terms of engagement is Pop, with the other formats trailing way behind.

That’s not to say that every major success story hails from those two worlds, and you need look no further than this week’s number one song for proof. Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” is an engagement machine, far out-performing tracks from Capital Cities and The Neighborhood that are currently receiving more airplay at Alternative Radio. In fact, “Radioactive’s” predecessor, “It’s Time” also earns tons more love than any other song at the format. You go, Imagine Dragons.

As you peruse the individual charts, you’ll see a lot of similar examples of songs that are truly resonated with Slacker Nation at rates that far exceed what appears to be happening elsewhere. Consider the following:

Emeli Sandé’s “Next to Me” earns a 94.4 EQ score, second only to Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” on the Pop chart. Ditto for Avril Lavigne’s “Here’s to Never Growing Up,” showing early signs of stickiness with a 90.0 EQ. Over at Hip Hop/R&B, keep an eye on Jason Derulo’s “The Other Side,” with an 83.9 EQ that puts him right outside our Top 5. On the Rock chart, meanwhile, “In the End” by Black Veil Brides looks like it deserves another look.

Thanks for paying attention. Now, dig into the charts for yourself, and let us know what you think.

EQ Score Rank Song Name Artist Name EQ Score
1 Radioactive Imagine Dragons 98.0
2 Mirrors Justin Timberlake 96.7
3 Crash My Party Luke Bryan 95.9
4 Get Your Shine On Florida Georgia Line 94.9
5 Next to Me Emeli Sandé 94.4
6 I Love It Icona Pop 94.3
7 Come & Get It Selena Gomez 94.1
8 Boys 'Round Here Blake Shelton 94.1
9 All Over the Road Easton Corbin 93.7
10 Stay Rihanna 92.8
11 Heart Attack Demi Lovato 92.7
12 More Than Miles Brantley Gilbert 92.5
13 Highway Don't Care Tim McGraw 92.2
14 Anywhere with You Jake Owen 92.1
15 Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker 90.2
16 Here's To Never Growing Up Avril Lavigne 90.0
17 Can't Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 89.6
18 Get Lucky Daft Punk 89.0
19 I Want Crazy Hunter Hayes 88.5
20 Runnin' Outta Moonlight Randy Houser 88.4
21 Cups Anna Kendrick 88.3
22 Hey Pretty Girl Kip Moore 88.0
23 Gone, Gone, Gone Phillip Phillips 87.8
24 22 Taylor Swift 87.0
25 Give It All We Got Tonight George Strait 86.7
26 Hall of Fame The Script 86.3
27 The Way Ariana Grande 86.1
28 Blurred Lines Robin Thicke 84.7
29 The Other Side Jason Derülo 83.9
30 Just Give Me a Reason Pink 83.8
31 Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars 83.8
32 Feel This Moment Pitbull 83.7
33 Don't You Worry Child Swedish House Mafia 83.5
34 I Need Your Love Calvin Harris 81.8
35 When I Was Your Man Bruno Mars 80.8
36 Cruise Florida Georgia Line 80.2
37 #Beautiful Mariah Carey 79.9
38 Done The Band Perry 78.6
39 I Knew You Were Trouble Taylor Swift 78.2
40 Like Jesus Does Eric Church 77.7
EQ Score Rank Song Name Artist Name EQ Score
1 Mirrors Justin Timberlake 96.7
2 Next to Me Emeli Sandé 94.4
3 I Love It Icona Pop 94.3
4 Come & Get It Selena Gomez 94.1
5 Stay Rihanna 92.8
6 Heart Attack Demi Lovato 92.7
7 Here's To Never Growing Up Avril Lavigne 90.0
8 Can't Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 89.6
9 Get Lucky Daft Punk 89.0
10 Cups Anna Kendrick 88.3
11 Gone, Gone, Gone Phillip Phillips 87.8
12 22 Taylor Swift 87.0
13 Hall of Fame The Script 86.3
14 The Way Ariana Grande 86.1
15 Blurred Lines Robin Thicke 84.7
16 Just Give Me a Reason Pink 83.8
17 Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars 83.8
18 Feel This Moment Pitbull 83.7
19 Don't You Worry Child Swedish House Mafia 83.5
20 I Need Your Love Calvin Harris 81.8
21 When I Was Your Man Bruno Mars 80.8
22 #Beautiful Mariah Carey 79.9
23 I Knew You Were Trouble Taylor Swift 78.2
24 Treasure Bruno Mars 70.7
25 The A Team Ed Sheeran 67.9
26 With Ur Love Cher Lloyd 66.9
27 Started From the Bottom Drake 66.5
28 Thrift Shop Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 65.8
29 Lay Down Your Arms The Graces 65.7
30 My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) Fall Out Boy 63.7
31 F**kin' Problems A$ap Rocky 61.7
32 Lego House Ed Sheeran 60.7
33 Bad Wale 60.7
34 Don't Stop the Party Pitbull 59.8
35 Crazy Kids Ke$ha 59.5
36 Catch My Breath Kelly Clarkson 58.8
37 Troublemaker Olly Murs 58.7
38 Daylight Maroon 5 57.8
39 Suit & Tie featuring JAY Z Justin Timberlake 57.4
40 #Thatpower will.i.am 56.9

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EQ Score Rank Song Name Artist Name EQ Score
1 The High Road Three Days Grace 49.0
2 In the End Black Veil Brides 48.2
3 Adrenalize In This Moment 47.4
4 Trenches Pop Evil 47.1
5 I Don't Apologize (1000 Pictures) Otherwise 47.0
6 Stand Up All That Remains 46.9
7 Freak Like Me Halestorm 46.8
8 Bones Young Guns 46.6
9 The Pride Five Finger Death Punch 46.5
10 The Hangman's Body Count Volbeat 46.5
11 Where Did the Angels Go Papa Roach 46.3
12 Vilify Device 46.2
13 I Miss the Misery Halestorm 46.0
14 Absolute Zero Stone Sour 45.8
15 Coming Down Five Finger Death Punch 45.8
16 Do Me a Favor Stone Sour 45.6
17 Lift Me Up Five Finger Death Punch 45.6
18 Porn Star Dancing My Darkest Days 45.5
19 Burn It Down Linkin Park 45.5
20 Chalk Outline Three Days Grace 45.5
21 Decay Sevendust 45.4
22 Sick Of It Skillet 45.3
23 Enemies Shinedown 45.3
24 Bring It Trapt 45.1
25 More Than Fate Eye Empire 44.9
26 Here's to Us Halestorm 44.7
27 Narcissistic Cannibal Korn 44.6
28 Country Song Seether 44.5
29 Face To The Floor Chevelle 44.5
30 Stone Alice In Chains 44.5
31 Redeemed Big Daddy Weave 44.4
32 Sick Adelitas Way 44.4
33 Between the Raindrops Lifehouse 44.4
34 Bully Shinedown 44.4
35 Welcome to the Family Avenged Sevenfold 44.3
36 Criticize Adelitas Way 44.1
37 Burn Papa Roach 44.0
38 End of Me Apocalyptica 44.0
39 All American Nightmare Hinder 44.0
40 Lost in the Echo Linkin Park 43.9

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EQ Score Rank Song Name Artist Name EQ Score
1 I Love It Icona Pop 94.3
2 Get Lucky Daft Punk 89.0
3 Don't You Worry Child Swedish House Mafia 83.5
4 I Need Your Love Calvin Harris 81.8
5 Clarity Zedd 50.9
6 Titanium David Guetta 48.5
7 Sweet Nothing Calvin Harris 47.8
8 Glowing Nikki Williams 46.2
9 Levels Avicii 45.6
10 Feel So Close Calvin Harris 45.0
11 Alive Krewella 44.9
12 Bangarang Skrillex 44.6
13 Without You David Guetta 44.6
14 In My Mind Ivan Gough 44.5
15 Beam Me Up Cazzette 44.5
16 Reload Sebastian Ingrosso 44.4
17 This Is What It Feels Like Armin van Buuren 44.4
18 Spectrum Zedd 44.3
19 Killin It Krewella 44.2
20 Bubble Butt Major Lazer 44.0
21 I Could Be the One Avicii 43.8
22 Years Alesso 43.7
23 Let's Go Calvin Harris 43.5
24 I Can Only Imagine David Guetta 43.5
25 Promises Nero 43.4
26 In the Dark Dev 43.3
27 Chasing Summers Tiësto 43.3
28 Turn Me On David Guetta 43.1
29 Rattle Bingo Players 43.0
30 Every Day Eric Prydz 43.0
31 The Veldt Deadmau5 42.9
32 Pompeii Bastille 42.9
33 The Night Out Martin Solveig 42.6
34 Silhouettes Avicii 42.5
35 Pressure Nadia Ali 42.5
36 Kyoto Skrillex 42.4
37 Apollo Hardwell 42.4
38 Timestretch Bassnectar 42.3
39 Down the Road C2C 42.3
40 Lights Klaypex 42.2
EQ Score Rank Song Name Artist Name EQ Score
1 Crash My Party Luke Bryan 95.9
2 Get Your Shine On Florida Georgia Line 94.9
3 Boys 'Round Here Blake Shelton 94.1
4 All Over the Road Easton Corbin 93.7
5 More Than Miles Brantley Gilbert 92.5
6 Highway Don't Care Tim McGraw 92.2
7 Anywhere with You Jake Owen 92.1
8 Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker 90.2
9 I Want Crazy Hunter Hayes 88.5
10 Runnin' Outta Moonlight Randy Houser 88.4
11 Hey Pretty Girl Kip Moore 88.0
12 22 Taylor Swift 87.0
13 Give It All We Got Tonight George Strait 86.7
14 Cruise Florida Georgia Line 80.2
15 Done The Band Perry 78.6
16 I Knew You Were Trouble Taylor Swift 78.2
17 Like Jesus Does Eric Church 77.7
18 Beat This Summer Brad Paisley 76.2
19 See You Again Carrie Underwood 73.9
20 Hey Girl Billy Currington 72.6
21 Point At You Justin Moore 70.7
22 Don't Ya Brett Eldredge 67.2
23 Redneck Crazy Tyler Farr 64.7
24 Jump Right In Zac Brown 63.9
25 It Goes Like This Thomas Rhett 62.6
26 How Country Feels Randy Houser 59.0
27 Wanted Hunter Hayes 58.0
28 Little Bit of Everything Keith Urban 57.4
29 Sure Be Cool If You Did Blake Shelton 56.5
30 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Luke Bryan 55.5
31 The Only Way I Know Jason Aldean 54.2
32 Outta My Head Craig Campbell 53.8
33 Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) Gary Allan 53.8
34 Pieces Gary Allan 53.0
35 Mama's Broken Heart Miranda Lambert 52.7
36 Pirate Flag Kenny Chesney 52.3
37 See You Tonight Scotty McCreery 52.2
38 Better Dig Two The Band Perry 51.4
39 Blowin' Smoke Kacey Musgraves 51.3
40 Angel Eyes Love and Theft 51.0
EQ Score Rank Song Name Artist Name EQ Score
1 Mirrors Justin Timberlake 96.7
2 Next to Me Emeli Sandé 94.4
3 Stay Rihanna 92.8
4 Can't Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 89.6
5 Blurred Lines Robin Thicke 84.7
6 The Other Side Jason Derülo 83.9
7 Feel This Moment Pitbull 83.7
8 Started From the Bottom Drake 66.5
9 Thrift Shop Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 65.8
10 F**kin' Problems A$ap Rocky 61.7
11 Bad Wale 60.7
12 Love Me Lil Wayne 59.8
13 Don't Stop the Party Pitbull 59.8
14 Suit & Tie featuring JAY Z Justin Timberlake 57.4
15 #Thatpower will.i.am 56.9
16 Scream & Shout will.i.am 56.7
17 Bugatti Ace Hood 55.8
18 Power Trip J. Cole 55.6
19 Fine China Chris Brown 55.1
20 Girl on Fire Alicia Keys 54.6
21 Rich As Fuck Lil Wayne 53.6
22 I'm Different 2Chainz 53.1
23 Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe Kendrick Lamar 52.7
24 We Still In This B**ch B.o.B. 52.1
25 Show Out Juicy J 51.6
26 No Lie 2Chainz 50.2
27 I Cry Flo Rida 50.2
28 Body Party Ciara 49.7
29 Adorn Miguel 48.8
30 Karate Chop Future 48.5
31 No New Friends DJ Khaled 48.3
32 Leggo B. Smyth 48.0
33 Let Me Love You Ne-Yo 48.0
34 Wild Ones Flo Rida 47.9
35 Swimming Pools (Drank) Kendrick Lamar 47.9
36 Diamonds Rihanna 47.7
37 R.I.P. Young Jeezy 47.7
38 Va Va Voom Nicki Minaj 47.6
39 Same Love Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 47.6
40 Beneath Your Beautiful Labrinth 47.4
EQ Score Rank Song Name Artist Name EQ Score
1 Radioactive Imagine Dragons 98.0
2 It's Time Imagine Dragons 70.8
3 My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) Fall Out Boy 63.7
4 Little Talks Of Monsters and Men 61.8
5 I Will Wait Mumford & Sons 59.0
6 Stubborn Love The Lumineers 57.2
7 Safe and Sound Capital Cities 54.0
8 Madness Muse 54.0
9 If I Lose Myself OneRepublic 53.6
10 We Are Young Fun. 52.3
11 Some Nights Fun. 48.8
12 Everybody Talks Neon Trees 48.8
13 Demons Imagine Dragons 47.5
14 Feel Again OneRepublic 46.8
15 Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye 46.7
16 Paradise Coldplay 46.5
17 Boomerang The Summer Set 46.2
18 Closer Tegan and Sara 46.2
19 Carry On Fun. 45.5
20 Breezeblocks Alt-J 45.0
21 If So Atlas Genius 45.0
22 Sweater Weather The Neighbourhood 44.8
23 Midnight City M83 44.7
24 Harlem New Politics 44.7
25 Mountain Sound Of Monsters and Men 44.6
26 Lonely Boy The Black Keys 44.6
27 San Francisco The Mowgli's 44.6
28 Out of My League Fitz & the Tantrums 44.5
29 Take a Walk Passion Pit 44.4
30 Gold on the Ceiling The Black Keys 44.3
31 Red Hands Walk Off the Earth 44.2
32 King and Lionheart Of Monsters and Men 44.1
33 Miracle Mile Cold War Kids 43.9
34 Trojans Atlas Genius 43.9
35 Diane Young Vampire Weekend 43.9
36 Babel Mumford & Sons 43.9
37 Tongue Tied Grouplove 43.8
38 Panic Station Muse 43.7
39 Entertainment Phoenix 43.6
40 Shake It Out Florence + The Machine 43.6