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Rihanna back on top of Atlanta radio with ‘Diamonds’

DiamondsSince I started tracking Atlanta radio airplay regularly three years, one artist has spend more time at the top than any other: Rihanna.

“Rude Boy,” “Where Have You Been,” “S&M” and “What’s My Name?” have all landed on the top since 2010. Her fifth chart topper is now “Diamonds.”

The song was spun 384 times: 32 on Hot 107.9, 38 on V-103, 141 times on Power 96.1, 121 times on Wild 105.7/96.7 and 52 times on Q100. Neither B98.5 and Star 94 have added the song just yet.

It has been on top for two weeks after a month-long stint for Maroon 5’s “One More Night.” Flo Rida is the fastest riser with “I Cry,” which inexplicably uses a sampling of Brenda Russell’s “Piano in the Dark.” Other fast risers include Nicki Minaj’s “Va Va Voom” and Phillip Phillips‘ “Home.”

Top 10 songs in Atlanta radio:
1. Rihanna “Diamonds”
2. Maroon 5 “One More Night”
3. Bruno Mars “Locked Out Of Heaven”
4. Fun. “Some Nights”
5. Flo Rida “I Cry”
6. Miguel “Adorn”
7. Ne-Yo “Let Me Love You”
8. Chris Brown “Don’t Wake Me Up”
9. Ke$ha “Die Young”
10. Kanye West “Cllique”
CREDIT: Mediabase 24/7

Top 5 songs on Atlanta radio stations

V-103
1. 2 Chainz “I’m Different”
2. T.I. “Ball”
3. Beyonce “Dance For You”
4. Lil Wayne “No Worries”
5. Kanye West “Clique”
ADDS: Kayne West “Fire We Make” Beyonce “Countdown”

Hot 107.9/96.7
1. Miguel “Adorn”
2. Chris Brown “Don’t Judge Me”
3. Juicy J “Bandz Make Her Dance”
4. Frank Ocean “Thinking Bout You”
5. Kendrick Lamar “Swimming Pool (Drank)”
ADDS: A$AP Rocky “F**kin’ Problems” Rihanna “Pour it Up”

Kiss 104.1
1. John Legend “Tonight”
2. Miguel “Adorn”
3. Keyshia Cole ‘Enough of No Love”
4. Robin Thicke “All Tied Up”
5. Mary J. Blige “Don’t Mind”

Majic 107.5/97.5
1. Miguel “Adorn”
2. John Legend “Tonight”
3. Mary J. Blige “Don’t Mind”
4. Avant “You & I”
5. Mary Mary “Go Get It”
ADDS: Charlie Wilson “My Love Is All I Have”

Wild 105.7/96.7
1. Flo Rida “I Cry”
2. Rihanna “Diamonds”
3. Kanye Wets “Clique”
4. 2 Chainz “No Lie”
5. Chris Brown “Don’t Wake Me Up”
ADDS: Kendrick Lamar “Swimming Pools (Drank)” Justin Bieber “Beauty and the Beat”

Power 96.1
1. Rihanna “Diamonds”
2. Maroon 5 “One More NIght”
3. Bruno Mars “Locked Out In Heaven”
4. Ke$ha “Die Young”
5. Flo Rida “I Cry”
ADDS: Will.I.Am w/ Britney Spears “Scream and Shout” Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble” Alicia Keys “Girl on Fire”

Q100
1. Ne-Yo “Let Me Love You”
2. Alex Clare “Too Close
3. Maroon 5 “One More Night”
4. Ke$ha “Die Young”
5. Bruno Mars “Locked Out in Heaven”
ADDS: Lumineers “Ho Hey” Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble” One Direction “Little Things” Maroon 5 “Daylight”

Star 94 (top 3 songs are all from artists performing on the Jingle Jam next week)
1. Phillip Phillips “Home
2. Ed Sheeran “The A Team”
3. Alex Clare “Too Close”
4. Fun. “Some Nights”
5. Maroon 5 “One More Night”
ADDS: Matchbox Twenty “Overjoyed” Hunter Hayes “Wanted”

B98.5
1. Adele “Skyfall”
2. Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
3. Pink “Blow Me”
4. Phillip Phillips ‘Home”
5. Neon Trees “Everybody Talks”
ADDS: Phillip Phillips “Home” Fun. “Some Nights”

Fish 104.7
1. Jason Castro “Gloria (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)”
2. Francesca Battistelli “Christmas Is”
3. Third Day “Born in Bethlehem”
4. Matthew West “Give This Christmas Away”
5. Steven Curtis Chapman “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

Praise 104.7
1. Israel Houghton “It’s Not Over”
2. Charles Jenkins/Fellowship Chicago “Awesome”
3. James Fortune & Fiya “Hold On”
4. Andrae Crouch “Let the Church Say Amen”
5. Tamela Mann “Take Me To the King”

Kicks 101.5
1. Zac Brown Band “Goodbye In Her Eyes”
2. Florida-Georgia Line “Cruise”
3. Kip Moore “Beer Money”
4. Eric Church “Creepin’ ”
5. Kenny Chesney “El Cerrito Place”
ADDS: Kix Brooks “Moonshine Road” The Band Perry “Better Dig Two” Jason Aldean “The Only Way I Know”

94.9/The Bull
1. Florida-Georgia Line “Cruise”
2. Kip Moore “Beer Money”
3. Justin Moore “Til My Last Day”
4. Luke Bryan “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”
5. Randy Houser “How Country Feels”
ADDS: Lee Brice “I Drive Your Truck”

Rock 100.5
1. Green Day “Oh Love”
2. Rush “The Wreckers”
3. Foo Fighters “These Days”
4. 3 Doors Down “One Light”
5. Kid Rock “Let’s Ride”
ADDS: Slash “Standing in the Sun”

97.1/The River
1. Rolling Stones “Beast of Burden”
2. Boston “Peace of Mind”
3. Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way”
4. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama”
5. Peter Gabriel “Solsbury Hill”

CREDIT: Mediabase 24/7

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10 comments Add your comment

TH

December 8th, 2012
6:30 pm

Considering how irrelevant Atlanta radio is, why is this even a story?

Wayne stuck in AL

December 8th, 2012
8:04 pm

Aaaaaand the decline of American music and radio continues!

Erin "spike the ball" Murray

December 8th, 2012
9:23 pm

Why do all the black defend this punk Chris Brown?? He beat that poor girls behind. Guess it was “racism”.

I dropped my fried twinkie

December 8th, 2012
11:49 pm

She is an IDIOT…..can you say the next Whitney Houston dead cause she likes to save Bad Boys.

missnadine

December 9th, 2012
1:33 am

wow – the playlists are so similar, further illustrating how freaking awful Atlanta radio really is. The oldies stations play the same crap all the time too. Rodney, I am surprised you didn’t do a post on Bert admitting his drinking problems. Not that you don’t do enough (!), rather, only because you always stay on top of what is going on on that show.

Dum-Bass

December 9th, 2012
12:18 pm

Anyone who would listen to this “garbage mouth” with no principles or morals at all, should seriously call a psychiatrist for an appointment.

Kev

December 9th, 2012
7:41 pm

Is that a country song on star94??? I didn’t realize Hunter Hayes was popular enough to be converted to pop yet lol

TH

December 9th, 2012
8:03 pm

Awesome! Awesome! Love this blog. So engaging. Keep it up.

brian j

December 10th, 2012
12:22 pm

Atlanta radio sucks! Bring back Davefm!

Richard Parrilla

December 10th, 2012
6:17 pm

Merge98FM’s Top 10 this week:
1. The Wallflowers – Reboot The Misson
2. Anita Baker – Lately
3. Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
4. Shinedown – Unity
5. Adele – Skyfall
6. Bonnie Raitt – Take My Love With You
7. Of Monsters and Men – Mountain Sound
8. Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
9. Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
10. Barry Manilow – Everything’s Gonna’ Be Alright

ADDS: Carrie Underwood “Two Black Cadillacs”, Karyn White “Seize the Day”, Shawn Colvin “The Neon Light Of The Saints”