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Katy Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’ takes over top of Atlanta radio charts

Katy-Perry-Wide-Awake-900-600-600x400Katy Perry has bumped Maroon 5 off the top of Atlanta radio with her latest single “Wide Awake.”

Maroon 5’s “Payphone” lasted two weeks on top. Both songs are played on the four pop stations in town but Wild cut back on airplay this past week, giving Perry the edge.

Perry was heard on Star 94 (67 spins), B98.5 (33 spins), Wild 105.7/96.7 (92 spins) and Q100 (73 spins).

The fastest rising song this week is Trey Songz‘ “Heart Attack,” heard on V-103, Hot 107.9 and Wild.

The most intriguing add the past two weeks is Taylor Swift’s “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” It was a rare single that was added by Wild, Q100, Star, the Bull and Kicks the same week. While airplay rose on Q100, Star and Kicks the second week, Wild dropped it immediately, while the Bull cut back significantly. The first week, the Bull played it 42 times, then quickly dropped it to eight. Wild spun it 23 times, then zero the past week.

This tells me the song is creating quite a stir among listeners. Some are clearly hating it big time.

And as Dave FM faces its final weeks of existence, Margot Smith is going hog wild adding new songs with abandon. Why not?

Here are the top 10 songs of the week in Atlanta:
1. Katy Perry “Wide Awake” 265 (+2)
2. Maroon 5 “Payphone” 223 (-33)
3. Rihanna “Where Have You Been” 194 (+2)
4. Gotye “Somebody That I Used to Know” 185 (-11)
5. Ellie Goulding “Lights” 175 (+8)
6. Calvin Harris “Let’s Go” 158 (-9)
7. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe-” 157 (-30)
8. 2 Chainz “”No Lie” 144 (-5)
9. Usher “Scream” 141 (-7)
10. Fun. “We are Young” 133 (-1)

Top 5 songs on various Atlanta stations

V-103
1. 2 Chainz “No Lie”
2. Future “Turn On the Lights”
3. Rick Ross “Touch ‘N You”
4. Wale “Bag of Money”
5. T.I. “Go Get It”
ADDS: Avant “You & I” Melania Fiona “Wrong Side Of a Love Song” Leah Labelle “Sexify”

Hot 107.9
1. 2 Chainz “No Lie”
2. Wale “Bag of Money”
3. Future “Turn on the Lights”
4. J. Cole “Nobody’s Perfect”
5. Miguel “Adorn”
ADDS: Beyonce “Dance For You” Trey Songz “Dive In”

Wild 105.7/96.7
1. Rihanna “Where Have You Been”
2. Usher “Scream”
3. Flo Rida “Whistle”
4. Katy Perry “Wide Awake”
5. Calvin Harris “Let’s Go”
ADDS: Ne-Yo “Let Me Love You” Kanye West “Mercy” (Interestingly, the station played Taylor Swift’s “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” 23 times last week, then stopped played it immediately. Guess the Wild fans were not wild about Taylor Swift!)

Q100
1. Rihanna “Where Have You Been”
2. Maroon 5 “Payphone”
3. Calvin Harris “Let’s Go”
4. David Guetta “Titanium”
5. Katy Perry “Wide Awake”
ADDS: Taylor Swift “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” Train “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” Justin Biever “As Long As You Love Me” Karmin “Hello”

B98.5
1. One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
2. Maroon 5 “Payphone”
3. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
4. Fun. “We are Young”
5. Gotye “Somebody That I Used To Know”
No adds. (Station just changed program directors.)

Star 94
1. Maroon 5 “Payphone”
2. Katy Perry “Wide Awake”
3. Neon Trees “Everybody Talks”
4. Fun. “We are Young”
5. Goyte “Somebody That I Used To Know”
ADDS: Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Praise 102.5
1. Israel Houghton “It’s Not Over”
2. Isaac Carree “In the Middle”
3. Andrae Crouch “Let the Church Say Amen”
4. Pastor Charles Jenkins “Awesome”
5. Tamela Mann “Take Me to the King”

Fish 104.7
1. Jeremy Camp “Overcome”
2. Steven Curtis Chapman “Long Way Home”
3. Matt Redman “10,000 Reasons”
4. Building 429 “Where I Belong”
5. NewWorldSon “Learning To Be the Light”

Kiss 104.1
1. Anthony Hamilton “Pray For Me”
2. John Legend “Tonight”
3. Musiq Soulchild “Yes”
4. Estelle “Thank You”
5. Tyrese “Stay”

Majic 107.5/97.5
1. John Legend “Tonight”
2. R. Kelly “Feelin’ Single”
3. Kem “You’re On My Mind”
4. Anthony Hamilton “Pray For Me”
5. Anita Baker “Lately”
ADDS: Anita Baker “Lately”

Kicks 101.5
1. Blake Shelton “Over”
2. Little Big Town “Pontoon”
3. Josh Turner “Time is Love”
4. Love and Theft “Angel Eyes”
5. Gloriana “(Kissed You) Good Night”
ADDS: Taylor Swift “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

94.9/The Bull
1. Little Big Town “Pontoon”
2. Josh Turner “Time is Love”
3. Keith Urban “For You”
4. Hunter Hayes “Wanted”
5. Gloriana “(Kissed You) Good Night”
ADDS: Luke Bryan “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” Florida-Georgia Line “Cruise” Taylor Swift “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (42 spins first week, dropped to 8 spins the second week)

Project 9-6-1
1. Shinedown “Unity”
2. Linkin Park “Burn it Down”
3. Volbeat “Still Counting”
4. Chevelle “Hats Off To the Bull”
5. Soundgarden “Live to Rise’
ADDS: Three Days Grace “Chalk Outline” Papa Roach “Still Swinging” Stone Sour “Absolute Zero” Linkin Park “Lost in the Echo”

92.9/Dave FM
1. Fun. “Some Nights”
2. Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait”
3. Killers “Runaways”
4. Dave Matthews Band “Mercy”
5. Green Day” Oh Love”
ADDS: Ben Howard “Only Love” ZZ Ward “Put the Gun Down” Alabama Shakes “I Ain’t the Same” Matt Nathanson “Modern Love” Black Keys “Little Black Submarines” Lumineers “Stubborn Love” Michael Kiwanuka “I’m Getting Ready”

Rock 100.5
1. Thin Lizzy “The Boys are Back in Town”
2. Journey “Any Way You Want It”
3. Jimi Hendrix “All Along the Watchtower”
4. Pink Floyd “Run Like Hell”
5. Ozzy Osborne “Bark at the Moon”

97.1/The River
1. Norman Greenbaum “Spirit in the Sky”
2. Jimmy Buffett “Margaritaville”
3. Manfred Mann “Blinded by the Light”
4. Buffalo Springfield “For What It’s Worth”)
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama”

CREDIT: Mediabase 24/7

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

2 comments Add your comment

Firsty McElwaney

August 27th, 2012
1:35 am

Katy Perry is hot!

When does Dave flip to sports?

Dash Riprock

August 27th, 2012
10:07 am

Katy Perry is “ok” on her best day. Far from Hot!