Dance Music Stations

Time to cut up a rug with the Dance stations!!!

BBC Radio 1 Dance and Global’s Capital Dance feature a cross section of the latest releases and also DJ sets from some high profile Disc Jockeys in the world of dance, while Global’s other offering, Heart Dance and Wireless’s Virgin Groove feature much smaller cross section of sometimes quite cheesy older dance, and in Virgin’s case some songs which most music fans would not classify as dance really at all!

Union Jack Dance was a station for UK produced dance only… Earlier in 2021 we described it as featuring a fair proportion of trip hop and big-beat EDM, which, it is has to be said, was pioneered in this country, but might not be considered such a broad reaching “easy listen” as some other more commercial dance tunes, if you know what I mean, however, it seems to have had a Summer 2021 makeover, and thereafter played a more “populist” selection of songs with a good beat, to include a lot more blatant pop and pop dance offerings than before… so a lot more akin to Virgin Groove…. but alas it was not enough to save it, and the station closed in March 2022. Union Jack Dance’s figures are still included in this analysis at this time, from before it’s closedown.

(Analysis of Virgin Groove does NOT include the Chris Evans Breakfast Show music which is just his main “Virgin Radio” show simulcast on Groove, and not “Groove” Songs which play the rest of the day)

 

Analysis: 25 days, up to 23-09-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 8874
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 2228
Variety factor for this station is : 25.1%

50% OF PLAYS is 245 Songs (10.9% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 97 MOST played songs (4.3% of the total)
or 1737 LEAST played songs (77.9% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 6h 11m
10th most played song airs every: 8h 57m
97th most played song airs every: 1d 22h 9m
245th most played song airs every: 3d 3h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1820 (81.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
5 after 21 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 2460
..in 3 months: 4175, in 6 months: 7887
..in 9 months: 11325, in 12 months: 13489

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [97 plays] Eliza Rose & Interplanetary Criminal – B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All)
2 [95 plays] Pola & Bryson & Zitah – Tell You What I Did
3 [89 plays] Dom Dolla & Clementine Douglas – Miracle Maker
4 [84 plays] Bicep – Meli (II)
5 [80 plays] Fred again.. – Jungle
6 [79 plays] Diplo, TSHA & Kareen Lomax – Let You Go
7= [77 plays] each for…
+ Patrick Topping – Shake My Booty
+ Sub Focus – Off The Ground
9 [71 plays] Gardna & DRS – R.A.V.E.A.S.A.P
10 [67 plays] Odd Mob – Left To Right

Analysis: 25 days, up to 23-09-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 10899
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 796
Variety factor for this station is : 7.3%

50% OF PLAYS is 53 Songs (6.6% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 28 MOST played songs (3.5% of the total)
or 680 LEAST played songs (85.4% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 3h 16m
10th most played song airs every: 4h 15m
28th most played song airs every: 6h
53rd most played song airs every: 12h 14m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 379 (47.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 22 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 813
..in 3 months: 1019, in 6 months: 1238
..in 9 months: 1381, in 12 months: 1566

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [183 plays] James Hype ft. Miggy Dela Rosa – Ferrari
2 [176 plays] LF System – Afraid To Feel
3 [174 plays] Drake – Massive
4 [167 plays] Eliza Rose & Interplanetary Criminal – B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All)
5= [158 plays] each for…
+ Dom Dolla feat. Clementine Douglas – Miracle Maker
+ MEDUZA x James Carter ft. Elley Duhe & Fast Boy – Bad Memories
7 [154 plays] Tiesto x Charli XCX – Hot In It
8 [149 plays] Luude & Mattafix – Big City Life
9 [146 plays] John Summit & GUZ feat. Stevie Appleton – What A Life
10 [141 plays] Beyonce – Break My Soul

Analysis: 24 days, up to 23-09-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 8158
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 459
Variety factor for this station is : 5.6%

50% OF PLAYS is 120 Songs (26.1% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 78 MOST played songs (16.9% of the total)
or 282 LEAST played songs (61.4% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 14h 46m
10th most played song airs every: 15h 34m
78th most played song airs every: 17h 27m
120th most played song airs every: 19h 51m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 111 (24.1%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 4 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 467
..in 3 months: 574, in 6 months: 623

Top 13 Most Played:

1= [39 plays] each for…
+ Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
+ Sunset Strippers – Falling Stars
3= [38 plays] each for…
+ Inaya Day – Nasty Girl
+ Moloko – Sing It Back
5= [37 plays] each for…
+ Alexis Jordan – Happiness
+ Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone
+ Basement Jaxx – Red Alert
+ Bucketheads – The Bomb!
+ Degrees Of Motion – Shine On
+ Inner City – Good Life
+ Justin Timberlake – Sexyback
+ Madison Avenue – Don`t Call Me Baby
+ Philip George – Alone No More

** Station no longer on the air! **
Historical Analysis: 27 days, up to 17-02-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7629
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 623
Variety factor for this station is : 8.1%

50% OF PLAYS is 197 Songs (31.6% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 123 MOST played songs (19.7% of the total)
or 340 LEAST played songs (54.5% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 1d 1h 55m
10th most played song airs every: 1d 4h 10m
123rd most played song airs every: 1d 12h
197th most played song airs every: 1d 16h 30m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 99 (15.8%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 15 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 623
..in 3 months: 758, in 6 months: 897
..in 9 months: 965

Top 23 Most Played:

1= [25 plays] Disclosure – F For You
1= [25 plays] Moloko – Sing It Back
1= [25 plays] Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On
4= [24 plays] Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me (Alex Adair…
4= [24 plays] Seamus Haji – Last Night A Dj Saved My Life
6= [23 plays] for the following:
Bassomatic – Fascinating Rhythm
Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me
Bent – Swollen, Blueboy – Remember Me
Camelphat – Cola, Fc Kahuna – Hayling
David Zowie – House Every Weekend
Jean Jacques Smoothie / Tara… – 2 People (Carnao Beats Remix)
M People – Don’t Look Any Further
Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
Michael Gray – The Weekend
Offaiah – Trouble
S’express – Theme From S Express
Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme
Sonique – It Feels So Good
Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough
Tricky – Hell Is Round The Corner
Urban Cookie Collection – The Key The Secret

** Station replaced by “Virgin Pride” since 1st June, and then Virgin 80’s Plus from Sept 2022.
Historic data kept here for interest **

Analysis: 24 days, up to 13-04-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 5190
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 253
Variety factor for this station is : 4.8%

50% OF PLAYS is 90 Songs (35.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 55 MOST played songs (21.7% of the total)
or 122 LEAST played songs (48.2% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 12h 48m
10th most played song airs every: 16h 56m
55th most played song airs every: 20h 34m
90th most played song airs every: 1d 1h 2m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1 (0.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 8 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 253
..in 3 months: 264, in 6 months: 311
..in 9 months: 375, in 12 months: 381

Top 11 Most Played:

1 [45 plays] Mc Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
2 [37 plays] 2pac – Changes
3= [36 plays] each for…
+ Cee-lo Green – Forget You
+ The Artful Dodger / Romina Johnson – Movin’ Too Fast
5= [35 plays] each for…
+ Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
+ Everything But The Girl – Missing (todd Terry Mix)
+ Haddaway – What Is Love
+ Ne-yo – Closer
+ Warren G – What’s Love Got To Do With It
10= [34 plays] each for…
+ Beats International / Lindy Layton – Dub Be Good To Me
+ Liberty X – Just A Little

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