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Adele’s ‘Set Fire to The Rain’ on top of Atlanta radio for three weeks

Adele accepts the award for best pop solo performance for "Someone Like You" during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Adele accepts the award for best pop solo performance for "Someone Like You" during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Adele, who just celebrated six Grammy awards last Sunday, continues to top the Atlanta radio chart in its third week. Her single “Set Fire to the Rain” is now heard on five stations: B98.5 (27 spins), Dave FM (29), Wild 105.7/96. (38), Star 94 (68) and Q100 (97).

Bruno Mars’ “It Will Rain” which had lasted seven weeks on top, has remained at No. 2, still a top 5 song on Q100 (89 spins) and Star (71) and mid-rotation for Wild (54).

Up and coming : Katy Perry’s “Part of Me,” the seventh single off her current album “Teenage Dream.” How often do albums go seven singles deep? Almost never. And six of her songs have gone No. 1. Incredible!  I can remember a seven-single-deep album happening with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.”  I’m hard-pressed to think of any others.

Madonna’s “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” which was given a huge rush of airplay around the Super Bowl, has slipped away quickly. Both Star 94 and Wild 105.7 dropped it off their playlists. Q100 is the only one who kept it on the past week.

Three stations have the same artist among their top 5 songs. One has two artists pop up twice in the top 5. Adele shows up twice on Star’s top 5 songs. LMFAO is played nearly 200 times a week on Wild. And Kiss loves Kem, who has two songs on that station’s top 5. So does Majic, who has two Kem songs and two Jill Scott songs in its top 5.

Top 10
1. Adele “Set Fire to the Rain” 262 (+17)
2. Bruno Mars “It Will Rain” 210 (-1)
3. Flo Rida “Good Feeling” 198 (+9)
4. Katy Perry “The One That Got Away” 168 (-17)
5. Gavin DeGraw “Not Over You” 163 (+27)
6. Drake “The Motto” 162 (+7)
7. Rihanna “We Found Love” 161 (-4)
8. Maroon 5 “Moves Like Jagger” 158 (-18)
9. Chris Brown “Strip” 149 (+9)
10. Kelly Clarkson “Stronger” 142 (+16)
SOURCE: Mediabase 24/7

Top 5 songs on various Atlanta radio station (with new songs added)

1. Drake “The Motto”
2. Chris Borwn “Strip
3. Beyonce “Love on Top”
4. Jay Z & Kanye West “Gotta Have It”
5. Young Jeezy “I Do”
ADDS: Young Jeezy “Leave You Alone,” French Montana “Shot Caller,” Usher “Climax,” Chris Brown “Turn Up the Music”

Hot 107.9
1. Chris Brown “Strip”
2. Drake “Make Me Proud”
3. Drake “The Motto”
4. Wale “Lotus Flower Bomb”
5. Trey Songz “Sex Ain’t Better Than Love”
ADDS: Rihanna “Birthday Cake,” Tyrese “Stay”

Wild 105.7
1. Rihanna “We Found Love”
2. Flo Rida “Good Feeling”
3. LMFAO “Sexy and I Know It”
4. LMFAO “Party Rock Anthem”
5. Pitbull “International Love”
ADDS: Nicki Minaj “Starships,” Katy Perry “Part of Me,” Chris Brown “Turn Up the Music,” Flo Rida “Wild Ones,” Adele “Set Fire to the Rain”

1. Flo Rida “Good Feeling”
2. Adele “Set Fire to the Rain”
3. Gavin Degraw “Not Over You”
4. Bruno Mars “It Will Rain”
5. Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
ADDS: Katy Perry “Part of Me,” Outasight “Tonight is the Night,” Karmin “Broken Hearted”

Star 94
1. Bruno Mars ‘It Will Rain”
2. Gavin DeGraw “Not Over You”
3. Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
4. Adele “Set Fire to the Rain”
5. Adele “Someone Like You”
ADDS: Katy Perry “Part of Me,” Andy Grammer “Fine By Me”

1. OneRepublic “Good Life”
2. Adele “Someone Like You”
3. Adele “Set Fire to the Rain”
4. Maroon 5 “Moves Like Jagger”
5. Taio Cruz “Dynamite”

Fish 104.7
1. MercyMe “Move”
2. Third Day “Trust in Jesus”
3. Chris Tomlin “I Life My Hands”
4. Sidewalk Prophets “You Love Me Anyway”
5. Building 429 “Where I Belong”
ADDS: Newsboys “God’s Not Dead (Like a Lion), Jeremy Camp “Overcome,” NewWorldSon “Learning To Be the Light,” Jamie Grace “You Lead”

Praise 102.5
1. Andrae Crouch “Let the Church Say Amen”
2. James Fortune & Fiya “Still Able”
3. VaShawn Mitchell “Nobody Greater”
4. Earnest Pugh “I Need Your Glory”
5. Marvin Sapp “My Testimony”

Kiss 104.1
1. Tyrese “Stay”
2. Musiq Soulchild “Yes”
3. Ledisi “Stay Together”
4. Kem “Love Never Fails”
5. Kem “If It’s Love”

Majic 107.5/97.5
1. Kem “You’re On My Mind”
2. Cee Lo Green “Fool for You”
3. Jill Scott ‘So Gone”
4. Jill Scott “So in Love”
5. KEM “If It’s Love”
ADDS: Kem “You’re on My Mind,” Jennifer Hudson “I Got This”

94.9/The Bull
1. The Band Perry “All Your Life”
2. Zac Brown Band “Keep Me in Mind”
3. Luke Bryan “I Don’t Want This Night to End”
4. Kenny Chesney “Reality”
5. Toby Keith “Red Solo Cup”
ADDS: Carrie Underwood “Good Girl,” Eli Young Band “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” Eric Church “Springsteen”

Kicks 101.5
1. The Band Perry “All Your Life”
2. Luke Bryan “I Don’t Want This Night to End”
3. Chris Young “You”
4. Kenny Chesney “Reality”
5. Keith Urban “You Gonna Fly”
ADDS: Lee Brice “A Woman Like You,” Zac Brown Band “No Hurry,” Jason Aldean “Fly Over States”

Project 9-6-1
1. Chevelle “Face to the Floor”
2. Five Finger Death Punch “Under and Over It”
3. Staind “Not Again”
4. Volbeat “A Warrior’s Call”
5. Shinedown “Bully”
ADDS: Bush “The Sound of Winter,” Chevelle “Hats Off to the Bull” Redlight King “Bullet in My Hand”

Dave FM
1. Gotye “Someone That I Used to Know”
2. Coldplay “Charlie Brown”
3. Adele “Set Fire to the Rain”
4. Florence + the Machine “Shake it Out”
5. Black Keys “Lonely Boy”
ADDS: Train “Drive By,” Civil Wars “Barton Hollow,” Of Monsters and Men “Little Talks”

Rock 100.5
1. The Clash “Should I Stay or Should I Go”
2. The Police “Synchronicity II”
3. The Clash “Rock the Casbah”
4. Bob Seger “Her Strut”
5. Cheap Trick “I Want You To Want Me”

97.1/The River
1. Toto “Hold the Line
2. Styx “Renegade”
3. ZZ Top “Tush”
4. Foreigner “Cold as Ice”
5. Bob Seger “Turn the Page
SOURCE: Mediabase 24/7

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Seth T

February 27th, 2012
1:18 am

I read somewhere on the Web that Adele’s “21″ album has sold over 700,000 copies since the Grammys.

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Major Hochstetter

February 27th, 2012
7:26 am

She will not drink North American beer. Like that stuff from England is any good.


February 27th, 2012
8:46 am

The girl can flat out sing.

2nd Cup

February 27th, 2012
8:29 pm

Adele is easier on the eyes and on the ears than are the likes of Lady Gaga, Ke-dollar sign-ha, and Katy Perry.


February 27th, 2012
9:22 pm

Rodney, Who determines which songs to release off an album? Why don’t more artists release more songs off their albums?

Rodney Ho

February 27th, 2012
10:29 pm

@cims I’m sure it’s the record label that makes the final call on singles with collaboration from the artist. Of course, the artist always wants to release more singles. A label has to calculate whether there are singles worth pitching to radio and then weigh the costs vs. benefits of doing so.


February 28th, 2012
1:57 am


It varies, depending on the relationship (both personal and contractual) the artist has with their label. With someone like Gaga, she has an easier time picking her own singles, because her judgments are what got her where she is to begin with. In the case of someone like, well, just about anyone signed to RCA, it’s more of a business decision on the part of the label. Singles cost money to be promoted, both on television and behind-the-scenes when the label is coercing a radio station to add a song to their playlist. Generally, artists don’t go beyond three or four singles for an album these days; even Adele is calling it quits after “Rumour Has It” is released.


February 28th, 2012
2:58 pm

Rodney: Technically, since _Teenage Dream_ was re-released as _The Complete Confection_ with the new single “Part of Me” added to the tracklist, it’s not a true seven-single album. By that logic, any “Greatest Hits” album boasts seven-plus singles easily.

Rodney Ho

February 28th, 2012
3:08 pm

@Z I wasn’t aware that “Part of Me” was added on after the fact.


February 28th, 2012
6:27 pm

Very interesting! Thank you for the information!


February 28th, 2012
6:33 pm

Don’t you think though that Adele could and should release more singles off that album? People love her and any of the songs would probably do well.


February 29th, 2012
1:46 pm

Janet Jackson had seven top 5 singles from “Rhythm Nation 1814″. Pretty amazing!
A&M Records released an eighth single, “State of the World”, that reached #2 on the airplay charts but a commercial single was never made available for purchase and therefore couldn’t chart. It definitely would have hit the top 5 had it received a proper commercial release.

And I don’t really think Katy Perry can be lumped into that category since “Part of Me” is a single from the re-released album.