Amrap Chart Wrap: The Drones and Courtney Barnett Top Community Radio Charts
The Amrap Metro and Amrap Regional Charts provide insight into what’s gaining airplay and attention on community radio. The charts show the Top 10 tracks ordered for airplay by community broadcasters through the Amrap’s AirIt music distribution service. This week sees The Drones steal #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart, while Courtney Barnett holds onto the top spot in the Regional chart.
The Drones take #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart with To Think that I Once Loved You. The band performed live on Mixing Up the Medicine on PBS Melbourne this month as part of Drive Live 2016. Watch the footage here. The song has picked up spots in FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list and Three D Radio Adelaide’s Top 20+1. View the official film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R Melbourne, RTRFM Perth and FBi Radio Sydney.
Courtney Barnett takes #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart for the third consecutive week, also taking #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart with the popular single Three Packs a Day. The Melbourne songwriter is no stranger to community radio. Watch her live performance in Triple R Melbourne’s performance space and a live-to-air on FBi Radio last year. You can also view live footage of Barnett performing Three Packs a Day as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites all over the country, including 2XX FM Canberra, 4ZZZ Brisbane, RTR FM Perth, 979 FM in VIC, TYGA FM and Edge Radio in TAS, as well as Triple H FM, Byron Bay FM, 2BOB and Nambucca Valley Radio in NSW.
The Jezabels take #2 in both the Amrap Regional and Metro Charts with their swinging single Pleasure Drive. Watch the official film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 2XX Canberra, 4ZZZ Brisbane, FBi Radio and 2MCR in NSW, as well as 3MDR, Voice FM and 979 FM in VIC.
Fascinator has climbed to #3 in the Amrap Chart in his third week present with Time to Go, having picked up a spot in RTR FM Perth’s Sound Selection. Watch the new official film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio Hobart, FBi Radio Sydney, Fleurieu FM in SA, Harvey Community Radio and RTR FM in WA, as well as Inner FM and 3MDR in VIC.
Le Pie takes #3 in the Amrap Regional Chart, also taking #4 in the Metro stakes with Up all Night. Listen to her interview with Ryan Saar on her hometown station FBi Radio’s all Sydney music show The Bridge last year, chatting about her music and playing in a covers band. The track has racked up airplay in every state and territory at stations including 2XX Canberra, Three D in SA, Noongar Radio in WA, King Island Community Radio in TAS, CAAMA Radio and 8PAW in NT, Bay FM and Morannah Community Radio in QLD, 3ZZZ, 3WBC, North West FM, 3SER and Apple FM in VIC, 2RRR, 2REM, 2RDJ, Yass FM, Vox FM, Orange Community Radio and 2TLC in NSW.
James Blundell continues his strong run in the Amrap Regional Chart, taking #4 with Borderline Summertime. The Queensland country singer dropped by Yarra Valley FM in VIC’s Local and Live for an interview and live-to-air performance. The single has picked up airplay across the country at stations including 8PAW in NT, 3WAY and 3NRG in VIC, Alex FM, Fleurieu FM and Hills Radio in SA, Noosa Community Radio, Coast FM and Logan Radio in QLD, as well as 2TEN, 2MCE and Dungog Community Radio in NSW.
Centre and the South debut at #5 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Take it as it Comes. The eight-piece reggae roots powerhouse have racked up comprehensive airplay all over at stations including King Island Radio in TAS, WOW FM in SA, Harvey Community Radio and Tjuma Pulka FM in WA, Valley FM, 2SEA and Coast FM in NSW, Noosa Community Radio, 4ZZZ and Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, as well as 3MGB, 3RPC and Sunraysia Community Radio in VIC.
Catherine Traicos takes #6 in the Amrap Metro Chart with St. Catherine’s Day having picked up RTR FM Perth’s Local Feature album and PBS Feature Record. Traicos dropped in for an interview with Folk Plus on Heritage FM recently and has received additional airplay at stations including 2XX in Canberra, Fraser Coast FM in QLD, RTR FM Perth, Edge Radio Hobart, Casey Radio and 979 FM in VIC, 5GTR-FM and Hills Radio in SA, as well as 2NSB, 2AIR, 2RRR and 2MCR in NSW.
Georgi Kay comes in at #6 in the Amrap Regional Chart with More than This. Watch the moody official video as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Harvey Community Radio in WA, 2RRR in NSW, Fleurieu FM in SA, and Voice FM and 979 FM in VIC.
Summer Flake takes #8 in the Amrap Metro Chart in her second charting week with Shoot and Score, having picked up spots in RTR FM Perth’s Sound Selection, FBi Radio Sydney’s New Music list and 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20. Listen back to her cool and calm live-to-air performance on FBi Radio Sydney last year, entering the studio straight after Mick Turner and Thurston Moore on Jack off with Jack Shit (NBD).
Steve Case enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #9 with Australian Pictures. Watch the film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on Fraser Coast FM in QLD and 2RRR and 2MCR in NSW’s station websites. The track has received further spins at 3RPC, 3MDR and Voice FM in VIC, Hills Radio, 5GTR, WOW FM and Umeewarra Media in SA, as well as Coonamble Community Radio, 2WAY FM, Nambucca Valley Radio and 2SEA in NSW.
Gold Coast producer Paces returns in the Amrap Regional Chart, taking #10 with (No Chill) Feat. Jess Kent. Watch the film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Bay FM in NSW, 2XX FM Canberra, Fleurieu FM in SA and Voice FM and Inner FM in VIC.
See the full Amrap Charts at www.airit.org.au