The Amrap Metro and Amrap Regional Charts provide a great insight into what’s gaining airplay and attention on community radio. The charts show the Top Ten tracks ordered for airplay by community broadcasters through Amrap’s AirIt music distribution service. Our first wrap for 2015 shows the power of a unique collaboration and community radio’s enduring support for one of the Australia’s greatest songwriters.
Fascinator’s Showin’ Off (Jagwar Ma radio edit) took #1 on the Amrap Metro Chart for the third consecutive week. Fascinator is the solo project of Jonny Mackay from Melbourne rockers Children Collide and proves he’s a dextrous songwriter and producer. Showin’ Off’s lounge-psych groove is complimented by Mackay’s catchy upfront vocals. The track is playlisted on FBi Radio and you can grab it from Triple R’s Local and Or General ‘Class of 2014 - December’ mixtape here.
The top spot on the Amrap Regional Charts is taken by a unique musical collaboration. Paul Kelly’s Keep On Coming Back For More (featuring Clairy Brown) is a funky onslaught written by Kelly seven years ago and brought to life by Clairy’s take-no-prisoners vocal performance. The track is also #7 on the Amrap Metro Chart and getting airplay across Australia including RTR Perth, Triple R Melbourne, and 4ZZZ Brisbane.
Jeff Tynan’s Better I Was scored #2 on both the Amrap Metro and Amrap Regional Charts. The song is inspired by Tynan’s years of teaching underprivileged children and has struck a chord with many community broadcasters. The film clip is gaining traction on station websites through Amrap Pages including here on Adrian’s Attic at Edge Radio in Hobart.
Fremantle’s Hideous Sun Demon took #3 on the Amrap Metro Chart with Moan for Jesus. The track’s getting a lot of love from RTR Perth, it was playlisted on FBi Radio in Sydney and 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Live from the Trocadero Ballroom featured the music video here.
Uncle-niece duo Willow Beats took #5 on the Amrap Metro Chart with their squelchy electro-pop track Chess. It’s getting airplay across a diverse range of stations including Melbourne’s SYN, Harvey Community Radio, Sydney’s FBi and 2RRR; the duo also did great interviews on Brisbane’s 4ZZZ and Radio Adelaide.
Your Days Are Numbered by Perth’s Red Jezebel scored #9 on the Amrap Regional Chart. Check out their interview on their hometown station RTR here.
The full charts are now online at www.amrap.org