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: 26 days, up to 13-04-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 9697
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1959
Variety factor for this station is : 20.2%

50% OF PLAYS is 256 Songs (13% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 108 MOST played songs (5.5% of the total)
or 1472 LEAST played songs (75.1% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 7h
10th most played song airs every: 10h 3m
108th most played song airs every: 1d 17h 36m
256th most played song airs every: 2d 21h 20m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1480 (75.5%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
14 after 22 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 2173
..in 3 months: 5091, in 6 months: 7827
..in 9 months: 10133

Top 11 Most Played:

1 [89 plays] Honey Dijon, Dave Giles II, Cor.Ece & Mike Dunn – Work
2 [88 plays] Emily Nash – Garden
3 [86 plays] John Summit – La Danza
4 [83 plays] Wilkinson & Becky Hill – Here For You
5 [79 plays] Diplo – Don’t Forget My Love (feat. Miguel)
6 [71 plays] Rain Radio & Block Notice – 079
7 [70 plays] Disclosure & Zedd – You’ve Got To Let Go If You Want To Be Free
8 [69 plays] Seamus D – Like That
9 [65 plays] Obskür & Bklava – The Dark
10= [62 plays] each for…
+ Jodie Harsh – Good Time
+ Shermanology – Tribe

Analysis: 23 days, up to 13-04-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 10027
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 763
Variety factor for this station is : 7.6%

50% OF PLAYS is 63 Songs (8.2% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 29 MOST played songs (3.8% of the total)
or 606 LEAST played songs (79.4% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 3h 20m
10th most played song airs every: 4h 9m
29th most played song airs every: 6h 43m
63rd most played song airs every: 19h 42m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 281 (36.8%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
1 after 17 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 779
..in 3 months: 939, in 6 months: 1164
..in 9 months: 1315, in 12 months: 1472

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [165 plays] Diplo and Miguel – Don’t Forget My Love
2 [163 plays] Swedish House Mafia & Sting – Redlight
3 [161 plays] S.A.M. feat. Sarah Ikumu – Spotlight
4 [154 plays] Welshy ft. Nonô – All Day
5 [152 plays] ACRAZE feat. Cherish – Do It To It (Tiesto Remix)
6 [141 plays] Kah-Lo – Drag Me Out
7 [138 plays] Joel Corry x David Guetta x Bryson Tiller – What Would You Do
8 [135 plays] Kx5 ft. Hayla – Escape
9 [134 plays] John Summit – La Danza
10 [133 plays] Block Notice & Rain Radio – 079

Analysis: 27 days, up to 09-06-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7570
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 415
Variety factor for this station is : 5.4%

50% OF PLAYS is 119 Songs (28.6% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 76 MOST played songs (18.3% of the total)
or 243 LEAST played songs (58.5% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 16h 12m
10th most played song airs every: 18h
76th most played song airs every: 20h 54m
119th most played song airs every: 1d 0h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 96 (23.1%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 9 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 418
..in 3 months: 474

Top 11 Most Played:

1 [40 plays] Moloko – Sing It Back
2= [38 plays] each for…
+ Daniel Bedingfield – Gotta Get Thru This
+ Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy
4= [37 plays] each for…
+ Bobby Brown – Two Can Play That Game
+ The Tamperer – Feel It!
6= [36 plays] each for…
+ Bizarre Inc – I’m Gonna Get You
+ Black Box – Ride On Time
+ Booty Luv – Shine
+ Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
+ Planet Funk – Chase The Sun
+ Sonique – It Feels So Good

** 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

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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