“Owner Of A Lonely Heart” Goes Diamond To Lead Certifications For The Week Ending September 25, 2021


“Owner Of A Lonely Heart” is the 1984 smash hit by Yes which originally spent three weeks on top of Byrdbored and this week has been certified Diamond. The hit song has re-entered Byrdbored on the Vault Singles Chart in recent weeks and has now spent a total of (15) weeks in the Byrdy Dozen. “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” also has spent seven weeks as the top Rock song and three weeks as the top Hot AC (Top 40) song. “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” is now the 282nd Diamond certified song in Byrdbored history which hits 41 years of charting songs the end of 2021.

Darius Rucker hit the top of the Vault Albums Chart this week with his debut Country album, “Learn To Live”. In the process, the album is certified Platinum. The album was originally released in 2008 and peaked at (#3). Rucker’s new hit single, “My Masterpiece”, is crowned the top Country song of the week which is causing interest in his Vault music. “Learn To Live” could have a decent run on the Vault Albums Chart in the coming months.

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Ayron Jones is having quite the run with his solo debut album, “Child Of The State”, which is certified Gold this week. The album has peaked at (#5) for four weeks and spent a total of (17) weeks in the top ten on the Albums Chart. The album has already produced a (#7) hit single, “Mercy”, and should have the possibility of many other hits on into 2022.

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Other song certifications this week include a couple of Christian Contemporary artists. Jeremy Camp spends a second week at (#3) with “When You Speak” on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart and in the process is certified Gold. It is Camp’s 30th Gold (or better) single. For King & Country peaked at (#5) for two weeks with their latest single, “Relate”, which is certified Gold this week. The hit single is the duo’s second Gold certified song.

The only other song certification is Tremonti’s “Dust” which blasts from (#8) to (#2) on the Vault Singles Chart and is certified Gold. The song is the title track to Tremonti’s 2016 album. The group is technically Mark Tremonti’s “solo band” and usually release music in between Alter Bridge releases. Mark Tremonti is, of course, also known for being the lead guitarist for Creed.

For more details on Byrdbored certifications check out the Certification Cage page. It details all the songs and albums that have been certified since the beginning of the site in 2019.

Daughtry Lead SongByrd 60 Artists Chart For Second Straight Week


With another (121) song plays, Daughtry lead all artists to take the top on the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart for a second consecutive week. The band still control the Albums Chart with their latest effort, “Dearly Beloved”, which tallies (92) of the (121) total song spins. Daughtry also has the (#2) Vault Album with their self-titled debut. The guys also score their 37th top five hit single as “The Victim” crashes into the top five on the SongByrd 60 at (#4) leaping from (#17) and becoming the Power Pick Hit Single of the Week.

OneRepublic move back up from (#4) to (#2) with another strong week. It is the band’s third overall week at (#2) on the chart. Jeremy Camp slips to (#3) followed by Imagine Dragons at (#4) who move up one notch largely due to their Vault songs and albums.

In a huge surprise, Tremonti blasts from (#31) to (#5) thanks to their new album, “Marching In Time”, debuting at (#7) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart with (55) total song plays. Tremonti is a rock band fronted by Mark Tremonti who is more known for being the lead guitarist for both Creed and Alter Bridge.

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Darius Rucker jumps into the top ten at (#10) from (#13) last week. Rucker has the top Vault Album of the Week with “Learn To Live” which includes the top Vault Country song, “History In The Making”, which sits at (#7) on the Vault Singles Chart. He also has the top Country song on the SongByrd 60 coming in at (#9) with “My Masterpiece”.

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Forest Blakk catapults from (#47) to (#12) largely thanks to his new song, “Fall Into Me”, being the High Flyin’ Debut Single at (#13) on the SongByrd 60. Blakk also did see increases in his Vault music as his 2018 EP, “Minutes”, re-enters the Vault Album Chart at (#8). Blakk peaked at (#2) on the chart earlier in 2021.

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Laine Hardy enters the chart at (#21). Hardy is the 2019 American Idol winner and his debut album, “Here’s To Anyone”, lands at (#12) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart.

For the third time in 2021, the ByrdTrax weekly volume record is broken coming in with (1,313) song plays this week. The previous record was (1,274) song plays the week ending July 24, 2021. The 2021 weekly average is now up to (1,096) with a Byrdy Dozen (last 12 weeks) weekly average of (1,186). The Vault % of plays is back up to 28% of the total largely thanks to stumbling into a StingRay Music video channel last week which has tons of cool older concerts that this music junkie is eating up. I would expect the ByrdTrax volume to come down some, but stay close to the average for the year in the near future.

(For the week ending September 25, 2021)

Foo Fighters Score (#1) Vault Single With “The Pretender”; Darius Rucker Leads Vault Albums Chart


The fantastic year for the Foo Fighters continues this week as they land their fifth overall (#1) single with “The Pretender” hitting the top. The tune has been one of the most played Vault songs of the year and has slowly worked it’s way to the top. The Foo Fighters biggest hit on Byrdbored is 2002’s “All My Life” which spent four weeks on top and has been certified Diamond.

Another Rock act, Tremonti, blasts from (#8) to (#2) with “Dust” which becomes the band’s highest charting single. Their previous highest charter was their debut hit, “You Waste Your Time”, in 2012 which peaked at (#4). Tremonti’s album, “Dust”, also blasts from (#29) to (#6) on the Vault Albums Chart.

Alicia Keys takes over the top Vault Hot AC song as “Fallin’” leaps from (#9) to (#3). The tune is celebrating it’s 20th year during 2021. ZZ Top slips down to (#4) with “Rough Boy” followed by Genesis at (#5) with “Follow You Follow Me”. Last week’s (#1), “Perfectly Lonely”, by John Mayer drops to (#6).

2007’s debut hit from OneRepublic, “Apologize”, re-enters the Byrdy Dozen at (#12) on the Vault Singles Chart. The hit originally peaked at (#5) on Byrdbored.

Darius Rucker leaps from (#11) to (#1) on the Vault Albums Chart with “Learn To Live”. The album contains the top Vault Country song as “History In The Making” currently sits at (#7). “Learn To Live” originally peaked at (#3) back in 2008. The album is certified Platinum as of this week.

Daughtry’s self-titled album drops to (#2) after landing on top last week. The album was certified 19x Platinum last week thanks to leading the Vault Albums Chart. Imagine Dragons drop to (#3) with “Smoke & Mirrors” followed by Jeremy Camp staying put at (#4) with “Stay”. George Strait rounds out the top five with his former Vault (#1) album, “Right Or Wrong”, at (#5).

Forest Blakk re-enters the Byrdy Dozen with “Minutes” which lands at (#8). “Minutes” peaked at (#2) on the Vault Albums Chart earlier in 2021. OneRepublic’s “Native” jumps from (#18) to (#10) and has been certified Platinum.

(For the week ending September 25, 2021)

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Skillet, Daughtry Lead SongByrd 60 For Second Week


For the third time during 2021, the ByrdTrax weekly volume hit a new high of (1,313) which made the competition even more intense. Despite that competition, Skillet remains on top of the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart with “Surviving The Game” adding another 25 spins in it’s second week on the chart.

“Surviving The Game” debuted on top last week giving Skillet their 20th overall (#1) song. It is also their 38th top Christian Contemporary hit and their 24th (#1) Rock song. “Surviving The Game” is the lead single from the group’s 11th album, “Dominion”, due out January 14, 2022.

OneRepublic remain at (#2) for a third straight week with “Run”. The third top five hit from the band’s top five album, “Human”, actually increases it’s total plays from last week, but it still doesn’t have enough juice for the top spot. “Run” is currently the 12th most played song of 2021 despite not hitting the top.

Jeremy Camp remains at (#3) for a second week with the title track from his former (#1) album, “When You Speak”. It is Camp’s 37th (#1) Christian Contemporary song on Byrdbored. Camp’s album, “When You Speak”, is his 12th (#1) album which is the most by any artist in Byrdbored history.

The Power Pick Hit Single of the Week is Daughtry’s “The Victim” which blasts from (#17) to (#4) with a 7-spin increase from last week. “The Victim” is the band’s 41st Byrdy Dozen hit and scores the group’s 37th top five hit all-time.

Mammoth WVH lands a second top five hit as “You’re To Blame” jumps from (#7) to (#5). Wolfgang Van Halen hit (#1) with his first Byrdy Dozen hit, “Don’t Back Down”, earlier in the Summer. Wolfgang’s “Mammoth WVH” album spent six weeks on top of Byrdbored and is the second most listened to album of 2021 so far.

Last week’s Power Pick Hit Single of the week, “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran, lives up to the hype leaping from (#14) to (#6) this week. “Shivers” is still one of the hottest tunes with a 5-spin increase from last week. Sheeran’s new album, “=“, is due out October 29, 2021.

Darius Rucker has the top Country song with “My Masterpiece” moving up one spot to (#9). The hit has been one of the hotter Country songs the last few weeks and picks up three more plays than last week. “My Masterpiece” is Rucker’s sixth top Country song.

This week’s High Flyin’ Debut Single of the Week is from none other than Forest Blakk who blasts onto the SongByrd 60 at (#13) with “Fall Into Me”. The song was written by Blakk along with Rob Thomas and Gregg Wattenberg. Blakk already has the front-runner for Song of the Year as “If You Love Her” is the most listened to song of 2021 and spent ten weeks on top of Byrdbored earlier in the year.

On the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart, Daughtry has another fantastic week with (92) song plays from their new album, “Dearly Beloved”, to stay on top. The album became the band’s fifth top album last week, and it could be setting up for an even longer run at (#1) in the coming weeks.

Jeremy Camp remains at (#2) for a second week with “When You Speak” after dropping from the top last week. “Mammoth WVH” stays put at (#3) followed by Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” which moves back up one slot to (#4). OneRepublic round out the top five moving from (#6) to (#5) with “Human”. John Mayer’s “Sob Rock” drops out of the top five for the first time in eleven weeks falling to (#6).

The High Flyin’ Debut Album of the Week is Tremonti’s “Marching In Time” which comes in at (#7) with (55) song plays. It is the group’s third Byrdy Dozen album and is led by Mark Tremonti who is more known for being the lead guitarist of Creed and Alter Bridge. The first single, “If Not For You”, moves up from (#19) to (#16) on the Singles Chart this week.

The other Byrdy Dozen debut album is “Here’s To Anyone” by Laine Hardy coming in at (#12). The album receives (24) song plays in it’s first week on the chart. Hardy is the 2019 American Idol winner and could see a first song, “Memorize You”, crack the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart next week.

Forest Blakk already has the High Flyin Debut Single of the Week with “Fall Into Me”, but he also receives a 7-song increase from his current EP, “Sideways”, which is the Power Pick Hit Album of the Week. The album, “Sideways”, moves from (#32) to (#17) with the title track also leaping from (#53) to (#40) on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart.

(For the week ending September 25, 2021)

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