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.