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Can’t get rid of Bruno Mars’ ‘Just the Way You Are,’ now in its 7th week on top of Atlanta radio

He has a new single "Grenade" but only one station (Q100) is playing it.

He has a new single "Grenade" but only one station (Q100) is playing it.

Clearly, listeners are not getting tired of the lovely ballad “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars. It tops  the Atlanta radio charts for seven non-consecutive weeks (sandwiched by a couple of No. 1 weeks for Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”)

This is what’s called serious staying power! Q100 (90 spins), Wild (100) and Star 94 (68) yet again have the song in their respective top rotations. For Q100, it has been in top rotation for a whopping 11 weeks in a row. (Only five songs at a time get top rotation on most stations.)

Thirty spins behind is Rihanna’s latest “What’s My Name,” which is getting top rotation spins on Wild (97) and mid-level spins from Hot (56), V-103 (39) and Q100 (26). It could potentially take over next week.

Upcoming, I anticipate Katy Perry’s “Firework” will soon be a No. 1 song in town. It’s now at mid-level rotation on Star (49), Wild (38) and Q100 (61) but on the rise. It’s now at No. 10 in town with 148 spins, up 47 in one week.

This is not the time of year to introduce new songs so there are relatively few adds at local stations that play new music:

Hot 107.9: “Make a Movie” Twista

V-103: “Runaway” Kanye West, “Long Gone” Nelly

Kicks 101.5: “Colder Weather” Zac Brown Band

94.9/The Bull, Wilid 106.7, Q100: none

Project 9-6-1: “Far From Home” Five Finger Death Punch

Dave FM: “Hey Hey Hey” Michael Franti & Spearhead

Star 94: “Back to December” by Taylor Swift was played just four times. I would call that an “almost” add.

Top 10 songs played on Atlanta radio stations this week

1. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mar 248 (-1)
2. Rihanna – What’s My Name? 218 (+56)
3. Nelly – Just a Dream 192 (+11)
4. Rihanna – Only Girl (In the World) 184 (-9)
5. Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands 172 (-17)
6. Rick Ross – Aston Martin Music 168 (+24)
7. Chris Brown – Deuces 157 (+9)
8. Ke$ha – We R Who We R 156 (+13)
9. Pink – Raise Your Glas 155 (-2)
10. Katy Perry – Firework 148 (+47)

SOURCE: Mediabase 24/7

Top 5 songs on various R&B/hip hop and rock stations

V-103
1. Trey Songz – Can’t Be Friends
2. Diddy & Dirty Money – Hurt
3. Rick Ross – Aston Martin Music
4. Lloyd – Lay It Down
5. Rihanna – What’s My Name?

Hot 107.9
1. Rick Ross – Aston Martin Music
2. Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands
3. Chris Brown – Deuces
4. Chris Brown – No BS
5. Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow

Wild 105.7
1. Far East Movement – Like a G6
2. Rihanna – What’s My Name?
3. Rihanna – Only Girl
4. Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
5. Nelly – Just a Dream

Praise 102.5
1. Brian Courtney Wilson – All I Need
2. Marvin Sapp – The Best in Me
3. James Fortune & Fiya – I Believe
4. Forever Jones – He Wants it All
5. Wess Morgan – I Choose to Worship

Kiss 104.1
1. Donny Hathaway – This Christmas
2. The Temptations – Silent Night
3. The Whispers – This Christmas
4. Alexander O’Neal – My Christmas Gifts
5. Boyz II Men – Let It Snow

Majic 107.5/97.5
1. Charlie Wilson – You Are
2. Trey Songz – Can’t Be Friends
3. Eric Benet – Sometimes I Cry
4. Alicia Keys – Unthinkable
5. Jaheim – Finding My Way Back

Project 9-6-1
1. Breaking Benjamin – I Will Not Bow
2. Five Finger Death Punch – Bad Company
3. Stone Sour – Say You’ll Haunt Me
4. My Darkest Days- Porn Star Dancing
5. Godsmack – Love Hate Sex Pain

Rock 100.5
1. Heart – Barracuda
2. Blue Oyster Cult – Burnin’ For You
3. Boston – Rock and Roll Band
4. Jimi Hendix Experience – All Along the Watchtower
5. Red Rider – Lunatic Fringe

Dave FM
1. Shawn Mullins – Light You Up
2. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
3. Florence & the Machine – Dog Days are Over
4. Kings of Leon – Radioactive
5. Neon Trees – Animal

The River
1. Heart – Magic Man
2. Boston – Piece of Mind
3. Rod Stewart – Maggie May
4. The Police – Roxanne
5. The Rolling Stones – Beast of Burden

99X at 97.9
1. Kings of Leon – Radioactive
2. Cake – Sick of You
3. Middle Class Rut – New Low
4. The Black Keys – Tighten Up
5. Linkin Park – Waiting For the End
SOURCE: yes.com

3 comments Add your comment

Dennis

December 16th, 2010
10:56 am

“This is not the time of year to introduce new songs” I would have to say its all year for Atlanta.

Mark

December 16th, 2010
6:02 pm

You forgot to list the top 5 plays @ 106.7 FM:

1. commercial
2. commercial
3. commercial
4. commercial
5. fake laughter by Spiff @ something Randy says on their morning show

Karen Cheney

December 19th, 2010
12:15 pm

The song Grenade is awesome if you want to express your feelings!