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Rihanna’s ‘What’s My Name?’ has reached eight weeks on top of Atlanta radio

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I’m tired of saying this, but for the eighth week in a row, Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” is the most played song on Atlanta radio.

The good news for folks tired of that song: it’s finally losing steam, down 49 spins week over week. Hot pulled back a bit (52 spins) while V-103 (47) and Wild (95)  stubbornly kept it at the top of their rotations the past week. Q100 (550 has kept it in mid-heavy rotation for a second week. Majic played it twice, too. So it’s at 249 spins, 14 spins ahead of Katy Perry’s “Firework.”

Perry is at top rotation on three stations:  Star (47), Wild (94) and Q100 (93). Third place, jumping from 10th a week ago, is Britney Spears, who is also at the top on Wild (95) and Q100 (95) but getting only 12 spins from Star 94.

I anticipate the new Lady Gaga song “Born This Way” that sounds suspiciously like Madonna’s “Express Yourself” will be up there pretty soon. It got more than 100 spins on three stations (Star,  Wild, Q) since last Friday.

It was a relatively robust week for adds on many radio stations:

V-103: Jamie Foxx’s “Best Night of My Life,” Kem “Share My Life”

Hot 107.9:  Kirko Bangz’s “What Yo Name Iz” Nicki Minaj “Did It On’em” (Big drops: Fabulous‘ “You Be Killin’ Em” and Wiz Khalifa’s “Black & Yellow”)

Wild 105.7: Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” (73 spins since last Friday’s debut!), Dr. Dre’s “I Need a Doctor” (added just yesterday, Feb. 15) Big drop: Rick Ross’s “Aston Martin,” from 49 spins to just 3.

Star 94: Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Adele’s  “Rolling in the Deep”

Q100: Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Black Eyed Peas “Just Can’t Get Enough,” Jennifer Lopez “On the Floor”

94.9/The Bull: LeAnn Rimes “Crazy Women,” Josh Thompson “Won’t Be Lonely Long” Keith Urban “Without You” Randy Montana “1,000 Faces”

Kicks 101.5: Steel Magnolia “Last Night Again” Tim McGraw & Gwyneth Paltrow “Me and Tennesse” Kenny Chesney “Live a Little” Justin Moore “If  Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away”

Dave FM: Jack Johnson “From the Clouds” David Gray “Only The Wine”

Project 9-6-1: 3 Doors Down “When You’re Young” Art of Dying “Die Trying”

Fish 104.7: No adds

Top 10 songs in Atlanta
1. Rihanna – What’s My Name? 249 (-49)
2. Katy Perry – Firework 235 (+21)
3. Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me 202 (+55)
4. Bruno Mars – Grenade 201 (same)
5. Nicki Minaj – Moment 4 Life 185 (+20)
6. Lil Wayne – 6 Foot 7 Foot 172 (+19)
7. Ke$sha – We R Who We R – 154 (+1)
8. Pink – Raise Your Glass – 153 (-14)
9. Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands 141 (-29)
10. Keri Hilson – Pretty Girl Rock 136 (+17)
SOURCE: Mediabase 24/7

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

Project 9-6-1
1. My Darkest Days – Porn Star Dancing
2. Rise Against -Savior
3. Three Days Grace – World So Cold
4. Avenged Sevenfold – Welcome to the Family
5. Stone Sour – Say You’ll Haunt Me

Dave FM
1. Fitz & the Tantrums – MoneyGrabber
2. Adele – Rolling in the Deep
3. The Decemberists – Down By the Water
4. Florence & the Machine – Dog Days are Over
5. Amos Lee – Windows are Rolled Down

1. My Chemical Romance – Sing
2. Cage the Elephant – Shake Me Down
3. Rise Against – Help is on the Way
4. R.E.M.- Mine Smell Like Honey
5. Middle Class Rut – New Low

97.1/The River
1. Journey -Lights
2. Rod Stewart – You’re in my Heart
3. The Kinks- Lola
4. Supertramp – The Logical Song
5. Foghat – Slow Ride

Rock 100.5
1. AC/DC – Moneytalks
2. Neil Young – Rockin’ in the Free World
3. U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
4. The Rolling Stones- Miss You
5. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze

1. Trey Songz- Love Faces
2. Nicki Minaj – Moment 4 Life
3. Keri Hilson – Pretty Girl Rock
4. Jamie Foxx – Fall For Your Type
5. Twista – Let’s Make a Movie

Kiss 104.1
1. Lenny Williams – Cause I Love You
2. Glenn Jones – We’ve Only Just Begun
3. Con Funk Shun – Love’s Train
4. Gregory Abbott – Shake You Down
5. Michael Jackson -Got To Be There

Majic 107.5/97.5
1. R. Kelly – Love Letter
2. Charlie Wilson – You Are
3. Fantasia – I’m Doin’ Me
4. Kem – Share My Life
5. Eric Benet- Sometimes I Cry

Hot 107.9
1. Twista – Let’s Make a Movie
2. Trey Songz- Love Faces
3. Nicki Minaj- Moment 4 Life
4. Jamie Foxx – Fall For Your Type
5. Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands

Wild 105.7
1. Rihanna – What’s My Name?
2. Wiz Khalifa – Black & Yellow
3. Bruno Mars – Grenade
4. Kay Perry – Firework
5. Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands

Praise 102.5
1. Forever Jones – He Wants It All
2. Hezekiah Walker – God Favored Me (Part 1)
3. Wess Morgan – I Choose to Worship
4. Marvin Sapp – The Best In Me
5. Maurette Brown Clark- It Ain’t Over (Until God Says It’s Over)

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By Rodney Ho,, AJCRadioTV blog

12 comments Add your comment

Freakshow Blue

February 17th, 2011
12:00 am

What is it with Lady GA Ga stealing every song from Madonna , has she no shame?—sarcasm


February 17th, 2011
1:03 am

I dunno if anyone knows the answer to this or not, but am I the only one who has most trouble with Hot 107.9? Does that station just have a weak signal or should I switch to 102.9? I live in Smyrna and am amazed at how much static I get from an atlanta based station, I expect it from the rome 107.1 station,but from an atlanta station?


February 17th, 2011
6:38 am

There’s nothing wrong with cranking out pop music superstars, but there it is a disservice to culture when that’s the only type of artist that exists.


February 17th, 2011
6:40 am

Esperanza Spalding’s win serves as a reminder to listeners everywhere that good music isn’t just determined by what’s played on your local top 40 station.

My View is....

February 17th, 2011
8:41 am

Sad time in music when a no singing bird is lifted while real deep singers of all genres are looked over.So glad that I exercise my free will to listen to good like Anthony Davis/Algebra.She is a disgrace to real music.

My View is....

February 17th, 2011
8:42 am

Sad time in music when a no singing bird is lifted while real deep singers of all genres are looked over.So glad that I exercise my free will to listen to good music like Anthony Davis/Algebra.She is a disgrace to real music.


Al Feretta

February 17th, 2011
9:30 am

Consider yourself lucky, Kevin. Terrestrial radio is horrible, as these “ratings” show.


February 17th, 2011
10:06 am

My view is…. Anthony DAVID/Algebra is on constant repeat on my IPOD. very hot song. If you like that check out the song from Dira feat. Omar.


February 17th, 2011
10:26 am

I can’t believe this song is number one again. It is a horrible song, and it repeats the same line over and over. Is Atlanta that full of morons?


February 17th, 2011
10:33 am

Hopefully Esperanza Spalding’s win will encourage execs to take risks and promote artists who have talent, not just star power. Bring something interesting to the cultural conversation — not just a Ke$ha to piggyback off of Lady Gaga’s album sales.


February 17th, 2011
1:55 pm

If this person can’t remember her name, she needs to check into a hospital.


February 18th, 2011
5:31 am

If a Lsdy Gaga song plays in the forest and nobody hears it, does it still suck?