Blue You Away Setting Record Pace At Mediabase!
Early Adds Piling Up
April 1, 2015 at 4:04 AM (PT)
Although the odds are still long against them in trying to become the first band to officially pull off this seemingly impossible feat, the boys from BYA may have just found the right formula with their latest smash, "My Heart Is An Empty Organ," impacting TODAY, APRIL 1st, 2015.
Rumor has it that the song was written in less than 10 drunken minutes while stopping for snacks in BAKERSFIELD, CA following the latest in a long string of sold-out performances at the nearby KERN COUNTY Gas-N-Sip, and with over 1,000 adds before impact, closing out the panel in Week 1 is clearly in play.
If this isn't a hit - then someone amputate my ears. - Tommy Chuck
Regardless of its ultimate chart debut, "My Heart Is An Empty Organ" has already won over some very powerful supporters at Top 40 Radio, including CBS RADIO's TIM RAYNE, who could barely contain his enthusiasm when he gushed, "Easily a one-listen record. I didn't think they would be able to top their debut single ‘Stains Last A Lifetime,' but that hook, it just sticks in your head all day. Really excited to support."
Echoing these sentiments was FLINN BROADCASTING OM CHRIS TAYLOR, who unashamedly pronounced, "Every now and then you hear a song that is an automatic! The audience reaction has blown me away. It's what I like to call a PPM magnet!"
Taking things even further was WLLD's taste making PD ORLANDO, who was so excited about the prospects for this song that he shared the following video testimonial with ALL ACCESS before moving "My Heart Is An Empty Organ" into Power rotation at WILD.
Not to be outdone were KSON/SAN DIEGO's KEVIN CALLAHAN, who shouted "This song has everything!!!! One listen! Only one! That's all it took!", WKHT/KNOXVILLE's JOEY TACK, who added "This is a one listen record...Hit!", and 94.9 CINCINNATI's JAY KRUZ, whose equally heartfelt contribution to the "My Heart Is An Empty Organ" fan parade was "This is the first must add hit of 2015".
And after hearing this kind of commentary from such highly respected programming peers, these other luminaries were quick to join the fray:
"It has been years since I've seen a song get a reaction like this! If this isn't a hit -- then someone amputate my ears. It's a smash!" - TOMMY CHUCK, PD, HOT 99.5/WASHINGTON, D.C. and WPOC/BALTIMORE, MD
"I've been following this group on YOUTUBE for the last year. When they dropped "My Heart" I knew it would blow up. We already booked them for "SUMMER Jam!" - CAT THOMAS, PD, KLUC/LAS VEGAS
"If you don't hear a hit, you don't have ears. This is a can't miss multi-format smash." - STEVE JONES, VP/Programming, NEWCAP RADIO CANADA
"...First-listen hit. Love the organ bridge -- reminds me of classic EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER" - KEVIN ROBINSON, 106-5 THE ARCH/ST. LOUIS
Adding the perfect coda to the "Blue You Away" celebration was RADIO ONE/RICHMOND's JEFF UZI-D ANDERSON, who summed things up this way: "'My Heart Is An Empty Organ' by BLUE YOU AWAY is one of those songs that you will surely move right into power rotation in no time! This will be a classic for years to come. If you want instant reaction, then don't miss out on this one!"
So strap in for the ride of your lives, Top 40 Radio, as BLUE YOU AWAY's "My Heart Is An Empty Organ" may just be history in the making.