SONGS N THE MOVE
Chart Explain 1/7/19
An incredibly healthy Top 15 as we return to our first week of normalcy after the Christmas and New Year break. You could bank on the top 15 songs, no question, including the debuts from We Are Messengers and Zach Williams.
Beyond that, Lauren Daigle’s You Say, Hillsong Worship’s Who You Say I Am and Elevation Worship’s Do It Again show proof of a format’s consistent and effective results, as they keep moving forward even as a new year takes shape.
MercyMe’s Best News Ever is the song that has arrived quietly, subtly and somewhat without fanfare, as unlike this week’s debuts from We Are Messengers and Zach, MercyMe found its way into the Top 15 while we were all deluged in Christmas.
As we factor consumption and research beginning next week, it will be intriguing to see the results. Stand by.
Happy New Year, and welcome back to the ministry.
Rob Wagman [email protected]
The Moneyball Chart Methodology
Instead of one chart that focuses specifically on airplay, the Moneyball Chart combines airplay with sales, streaming and research for the purpose of finding the Momentum in Music, which is most times the differentiator on songs that stall and the ones that continue to chug along.
The Moneyball Chart is created based on a points system, where each column of information can add a maximum of up to 10 points for that column, with the points from each column adding to the overall totals.
The Moneyball Chart is an indicator of songs that are working; songs that are bearing fruit and therefore the Moneyball Chart, may have drastic differences from the charts you have become accustom to, revealing some artists and titles in a higher position much earlier than they show up on the airplay charts, and also, often songs that have moved to recurrent on most of our playlists continue to show fruit indicating that we may have retired those titles too early.
The Moneyball system works Nationally, or locally, so if you are interested in seeing what this information looks like specific to your station, specific to your market and your competitive situation, let us create a custom sample for your station specifically. Email Rob Wagman [email protected]