I figure that Radio Professionals are all about numbers, so here are some numbers that represent how well HAIRNATION covers the “Hair Metal” genre as compared to the way that the old XM’s BONEYARD covered it.

XM’s Boneyard covered 70’s Hard Rock, Classic Metal, Power Metal, Prog Metal, Pre-Thrash, Trash, and Hair Metal. The Boneyard covered “Hair Metal” much better than a Sirius Channel dedicated to just “Hair Metal” and it’s been that way for a long time.

Here are some numbers that back up points. I picked 15 random bands that are played on Hairnation. These bands were also played on XM’s Boneyard. The numbers are staggering and speak for themselves.

(Songs played in rotation)
Artist:

Autograph.........6(XM BONEYARD)...........3(Hairnation)

Black ‘n Blue.....13(XM BONEYARD)........3(Hairnation)

Danger Danger .....16(XM BONEYARD).....1(Hairnation)

Dokken........55 (XM BONEYARD)....13(Hairnation)

Enuff Z Nuff ....22(XM BONEYARD)......2(Hairnation)

Europe......27 (XM BONEYARD)........4(Hairnation)

Extreme.......25(XM BONEYARD).........7 (Hairnation)

Kix.........22(XM BONEYARD)..........9(Hairnation)

Mr. Big........23(XM BONEYARD)....6(Hairnation)

Quiet Riot ......36 (XM BONEYARD).....4(Hairnation)

Poison.........61 (XM BONEYARD)........17(Hairnation)

Slaughter.......37 (XM BONEYARD)....8(Hairnation)

Steelheart......12 (XM BONEYARD).......1(Hairnation)

Trixter..........6 (XM BONEYARD)........1(Hairnation)

Warrant.....60(XM BONEYARD)..........10(Hairnation)

White Lion.....32(XM BONEYARD).......6(Hairnation)

Winger..........32 (XM BONEYARD)..........10 (Hairnation)




* Nobody expects Hairnation to have 60 Warrant songs in rotation, but 10 are a poor representation of how important they were to the genre. Wouldn’t 20 to 25 songs be more realistic?

* Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health” sold 6 million copies and “Condition Critical” went platinum. Is 4 songs on Hairirnation by Quiet Riot a low number? Quiet Riot has 10 studio albums.

* Europe’s “The Final Countdown sold 3 million copies in the U.S. and Hairnation plays 4 songs off of that album. Europe’s “Out of this world” went platinum in the U.S. and Hairnation doesn’t play 1 song off of that album. The lead single off of that album was #30 on the Billboard singles chart. Europe has 8 studio albums and Hairnation only plays songs from 1 of their albums.

Does this bother anyone?