Due to superstition, some hotels don’t include a 13th floor. You’ll also find the same with hospitals and airports. In fact, according to Otis Elevator Company, roughly 85% of elevator panels (the button board you press) omit the number 13 all together.

However, here at 101 The Riff, we do not fear the number 13. If anything, we totally embrace it. That’s why you won’t find us skipping Week 13 of the 101 Riffs Of Summer. We are committed to these epic “riffs” all summer long, whether rain or shine, Week 1 or Week 13, we’re giving you the Riffs.

About The Riffs

This week of the 101 Riffs Of Summer certainly disappoint. We featured tracks from bands like Aerosmith, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, and some bands that don’t start with the letter ‘A.’ Make sure to listen Monday through Friday at 2pm for the daily “Riff Of Summer!” Plus, you’ll get two “riffs” on Two-Fer Tuesdays doubling up on some of your favorite WRIF bands. Jade usually holds down the 101 Riffs Of Summer, but she’s currently enjoying what looks like a beautiful vacation in Cyprus. I had to look it up because, I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of Cyprus and I’m not very familiar with it and what it has to offer. After some investigating, it’s as beautiful as it is far away. However, worry not! Aimee Brooks was in for Jade on Friday, so the Riffs kept coming. That’s right. Whether it’s the number 13 or a vacation on the other side of the world, nothing will stop you from getting your daily dose of Riffs.

In previous weeks, we’ve highlighted bands like Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, and more. The catalogue goes deep and it goes way back, covering all different aspects and angles of rock and roll throughout the years. Great “Riffs” happened back in the ’60s, and they’re still happening today. With the 101 Riffs of Summer, we hope to cover all of your favorites spanning across multiple generations and decades.

If you missed any of the “Riffs” this week, check out the playlist below, along with the playlist from previous weeks, as well. Then, continue reading to hear about an awesome contest with a rocking Grand Prize!

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Week 13 Playlist

  • Monday, August 21st

    Royal Blood – “I Only Lie When I Love You”

    This track was the third single from their second studio album, How Did We Get So Dark?, released in 2017. It peaked at number one on the US Mainstream Rock Billboard chart.

  • Tuesday, August 22nd

    Alice Cooper – “Billion Dollar Babies”

    This popular single, featuring Donovan, was the title track of Alice Cooper’s 1973 album. The album was the second to last one recorded before Alice Cooper went solo.

    Alice Cooper – “Under My Wheels”

    Two-fer Tuesday means twice the Alice. This track was originally released on the band’s 1971 album, Killer. It’s known to be a staple of Alice Cooper’s live concerts.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd

    Nothing More – “Jenny”

    This was the third single off their self titled album, in 2014. The song has proved to be very successful on streaming services. As of December 2019, the song had more than 18 million views on YouTube and 32 million streams on Spotify. No, it’s not that Jenny song.

  • Thursday, August 24th

    Avenged Sevenfold – “Bat Country”

    It was the second single off their third album, City of Evil, in 2005. The song was ‘Best New Artist Video’ at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. The band’s stop at Pine Knob has officially been rescheduled for October 18th.

  • Friday, August 25th

    Aerosmith – “Same Old Song and Dance”

    It was the lead single on the band’s second studio album, Get Your Wings, in 1974. It was on this album where Aerosmith really discovered their signature sound, and you can hear it on this song.

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