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Rolling Stone launches daily music charts

Posted by on July 3, 2019

Rolling Stone magazine has launched five daily interactive charts yesterday (2nd), which consists of Rolling Stone 100 Songs, The Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums, The Rolling Stone Artists 500, The Rolling Stone Trending 25, and The Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25.  While the original launch date was set for May 13th, Billboard has reported the release date was pushed back to “better ‘optimize’ with industry partners.” As there are dozens of ways to access new music, Rolling Stone set up a system to “accurately represent the modern music world without opacity or opinion.” The data is provided by Alpha Data (formerly BuzzAngle), which is an independent analytics company owned by Rolling Stone’s parent company Penske Media Corporation that collects and processes data from dozens of major suppliers. These five charts are auto-populated in “almost real-time on a daily basis, with finalized overviews available at the end of each week.” 

Rolling Stone explained:

“Our aim is to reflect the true impact of music, celebrate the artists most deserving of attention, and better define what it really means to be number one.”

We analyzed today’s charts and here’s what we found in terms of metal:

To no surprise, you won’t find that much metal on today’s RS Charts. However, we took a deeper scan and this is what we found on all five: On the 100 songs, the “heaviest” track you will see is Panic! At the Disco’s “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” which lands at #87. Queen’s greatest hits lands at #40 on Top 200 albums while Corey Taylor’s and Gary Holt’s “favorite rock band,” Imagine Dragons’ Evolve reaches #57. However, you will also see Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction – #116, Nirvana’s Nevermind – #137, Metallica’s black album – #177, and AC/DC’s Back In Black – #185.

The most you will find will be the Artists 500 as today’s (3rd) listing reads:

Queen – #44

Linkin Park – #108

Metallica – #118

Five Finger Death Punch – #122

The Rolling Stones – #124

AC/DC – #131

Led Zeppelin – #132

Blink 182 – #168

Green Day – #173

Shinedown – #175

Nirvana – #179

Disturbed – #193

Three Days Grace – #194

Sublime – #196

Slipknot – #197

Journey – #205

Guns N’ Roses – #207

Lynyrd Skynyrd – #226

Breaking Benjamin – #228

Aerosmith – #232

Weezer – #239

System of a Down – #275

Van Halen – #282

Foo Fighters – #289

Motley Crue – #291

Skillet – #292

Pearl Jam – #302

Avenged Sevenfold – #338

KoRn – #349

Bon Jovi – #355

Kid Rock – #356

Godsmack – #374

Def Leppard – #379

Everyone’s favorite band Nickelback – #380

3 Doors Down – #423

Alice In Chains – #424

Seether – #430

A Day To Remember – #431

Bring Me The Horizon – #447

Theory of a Deadman – #450

Papa Roach – #468

I Prevail – #477

Rage Against the Machine – #486

The Who – #498

Meanwhile, there’s nothing metal nor close to metal on both the trending 25 and breakthrough 25 Rolling Stone Charts.

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