The Amrap Metro and Amrap Regional Charts provides 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 Amrap’s AirIt music distribution service. This week we see Pearls continue to dominate while a host of last week’s debuts jostle for other positions.

Ben Wright Smith took #1 on the Amrap Regional Chart with No One. The track is up from #2 last week and is also holding on to #6 on the Amrap Metro Chart. Regional broadcasters have been getting behind tracks at stations including TLC FM 100.3 Yamba, Northern NSW, RPP FM Mornington Peninsula VIC, 5GTR FM Mount Gambier SA, 2NVR Nambucca Valley NSW, 2MCE Bathurst NSW and Mountain District Radio in VIC.

Pearls’ stomper Pretend You’re Mine held #1 on the Amrap Metro Chart for the third week in a row as well as taking #8 in the Regional Chart. They’ve picked up a neat spread of airplay from metro and regional stations, from Triple R in Melbourne to TYGA FM in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. Tune in to hear them perform live-to-air on Triple R’s Neon Sunset program this Friday evening.

Coming in at #3 in the Metro Chart are Love of Diagrams with Double Negative off their new record Blast. The Melbourne DIY stalwarts performed live-to-air on PBS Drive Live last month and were interviewed on RTR FM in Perth. Listen back here. The album went down a treat at metro stations, picking up Feature Album at RTR FM, a spot in the 4ZZZ Top 20 and Triple R’s Soundscape. Check out the official film clip featured on Edge Radio’s (TAS) website here.

Dreamcatcher by The Floating Bridges comes in at #3 on the Amrap Regional Chart, down from #2 last week. Their unplugged performance of the reggae number is gaining traction across station websites using Amrap Pages including TYGA FM and Edge Radio in TAS and Mountain District Radio VIC. Other regional stations getting behind the Queensland five-piece include RPC and Voice FM VIC, Fleurieu FM SA and Tjuma Pulka 96.3 FM in WA.

Courtney Barnett debuted at #4 in the Amrap Metro Chart with the lead single Depreston off her new record Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, picking up Album of the Week on FBi Radio in Sydney and Triple R in Melbourne, Feature Album on RTR Perth and a top ten spot in Brisbane station 4ZZZ’s Top 20. Check out the official video for the track featured here on 2BOB’s (NSW) newest program Indie Nuggetts.

Kram from Spiderbait is back, jumping five spots from #10 to #5 this week in the Amrap Regional Chart with Love is Now from his soundtrack to the new Australian film of the same name. Check out the trailer on the 979 FM website here. Love is Now has gained additional airplay on stations including RPC FM and Voice FM VIC, Fleurieu FM and Dusty Radio in SA and Tune! FM in NSW.

Check out the full charts at www.airit.org.au

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