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/featured a 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 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 we 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. Virgin Groove was then closed temporarily for the Summer of 2022, being replaced by Virgin Pride, but did not return thereafter, being replaced by Virgin 80’s plus instead, who’s figures are now included on the ‘Decades’ page. Both Union Jack Dance’s and Virgin Groove’s figures are still included in this analysis at this time, from before they closed – Note that 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 general Virgin Radio music rather than “Groove” Songs which played the rest of the day.

 

Analysis: 27 days, up to 08-03-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 10866
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 2015
Variety factor for this station is : 18.5%

50% OF PLAYS is 227 Songs (11.2% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 90 MOST played songs (4.4% of the total)
or 1553 LEAST played songs (77% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 5h 11m
10th most played song airs every: 6h 17m
90th most played song airs every: 1d 16h 30m
227th most played song airs every: 2d 16h 48m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1557 (77.2%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
3 after 24 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 2252
..in 3 months: 4549, in 6 months: 7810
..in 9 months: 11132, in 12 months: 14436

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [125 plays] Nia Archives – Crowded Roomz
2 [123 plays] Tobiahs – Lifetime
3= [113 plays] each for…
+ goddard. & Cat Burns – Wasted youth
+ Luke Dean – Get Hard (You In The Lobby)
5 [112 plays] Riordan – Needle On The Record
6 [109 plays] Becky Hill & Sonny Fodera – Never Be Alone
7 [107 plays] Bicep – CHROMA 001 HELIUM
8 [106 plays] Vintage Culture, Maverick Sabre & Tom Breu – Weak
9 [104 plays] The Blessed Madonna & Clementine Douglas – Happier
10 [103 plays] Disclosure – You & Me (Rivo Remix) [R1D Edit] (feat. Eliza Doolittle)

Analysis: 24 days, up to 08-03-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 10643
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 873
Variety factor for this station is : 8.2%

50% OF PLAYS is 53 Songs (6% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 27 MOST played songs (3% of the total)
or 767 LEAST played songs (87.8% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 3h 25m
10th most played song airs every: 3h 50m
27th most played song airs every: 6h 3m
53rd most played song airs every: 11h 45m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 497 (56.9%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 12 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 898
..in 3 months: 1034, in 6 months: 1420
..in 9 months: 1615, in 12 months: 1836

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [168 plays] The Blessed Madonna ft. Clementine Douglas – Happier
2 [166 plays] Becky Hill x Sonny Fodera – Never Be Alone
3 [165 plays] New Era – Birds In The Sky
4 [164 plays] David Guetta & Mason Vs. Princess Superstar – Perfect (Exceeder)
5 [163 plays] goddard. & Cat Burns – Wasted Youth
6 [160 plays] Fred again.. & Baby Keem – leavemealone
7 [156 plays] Gotye, Kimbra, FISHER, Chris Lake, Sante Sansone – Somebody (2024)
8 [155 plays] Jazzy – Shooting Star
9 [153 plays] Wilkinson ft. Kelli-Leigh – This Moment
10 [150 plays] D.O.D feat. Hannah Boleyn – Dominos

Analysis: 23 days, up to 08-03-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 8960
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 352
Variety factor for this station is : 3.9%

50% OF PLAYS is 129 Songs (36.6% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 83 MOST played songs (23.5% of the total)
or 171 LEAST played songs (48.5% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 11h 30m
10th most played song airs every: 14h 9m
83rd most played song airs every: 16h 14m
129th most played song airs every: 17h 48m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 12 (3.4%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 9 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 354
..in 3 months: 367, in 6 months: 396
..in 9 months: 537, in 12 months: 553

Top 11 Most Played:

1 [48 plays] Seamus Haji – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
2 [42 plays] Inner City – Good Life
3= [41 plays] each for…
+ Duke Dumont / Jax Jones – I Got U
+ Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
5= [40 plays] each for…
+ Disclosure / Sam Smith – Latch
+ Haddaway – What Is Love
7= [39 plays] each for…
+ Bucketheads – The Bomb!
+ Cedric Gervais x Franklin feat. Nile Rodgers – Everybody Dance (Weekender)
+ Gala – Freed From Desire
+ Kungs – This Girl
+ Snap – The Power

Analysis: 23 days, up to 09-03-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 9008
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 375
Variety factor for this station is : 4.1%

50% OF PLAYS is 133 Songs (35.4% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 82 MOST played songs (21.8% of the total)
or 184 LEAST played songs (49% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 8h 29m
10th most played song airs every: 10h 2m
82nd most played song airs every: 18h 24m
133rd most played song airs every: 19h 42m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 7 (1.8%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 8 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 376
..in 3 months: 382, in 6 months: 396
..in 9 months: 412, in 12 months: 421

Top 10 Most Played:

1= [65 plays] each for…
+ Mk – Take My Chance
+ Purple Disco Machine X Duke Dumont X Nothing But Thieves – Something On My Mind
3 [64 plays] Red Neon Ft. Tina Tara – Dreamin
4 [62 plays] Peggy Gou – (It Goes Like) Nanana
5 [58 plays] Switch Disco / Ella Henderson – React
6= [57 plays] each for…
+ Karen Harding – Wrong Places
+ Sigma / Morgan – Adrenaline Rush
8= [56 plays] each for…
+ Hannah Laing Feat. Roro – Good Love
+ Twocolors X Safri Duo X Chris De Sarandy – Cynical
10 [55 plays] Ella Henderson / Rudimental – Alibi

** 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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