Broader Range stns & others that don’t fit our neat categories!

Ok, so we’ve got 4 stations that have basically made it plain that they are throwing the usual radio rule book out of the window, and are setting out to play a whole load of different stuff and/or up the variety stakes, plus a couple of others, Jazz FM (Bauer) and BBC Asian Network which plough their own furrow and don’t really have any direct UK competitors with such a wide national coverage.

Of the “big variety” genre stations, even the one with the smallest playlist, Jack FM, is actually playing about double the number of songs that most mainstream would contemplate (and Sam FM is basically another Jack FM that Bauer ended up with, and they have now made the decision to put it within the “Hits Network” from September 2021 – Since mid-May 2021 the Sam playlist has been cut drastically, with more gradual changes likely before the “end” I expect!), but even these commercial “variety” stations are completely dwarfed by BBC 6 Music with a shelf groaning 6000 distinct songs played in 30 days!

The non corporately owned Cheesy FM, it turns out, is not just home to some guilty pleasures but in fact has a pretty wide spectrum of songs it is prepared to wheel out too! 

 

Analysis: 33 days, from 20-06-2021 to 23-07-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 9622
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 6609
Variety factor for this station is : 68.6%

50% OF PLAYS is 1799 Songs (27.2% of the total)

A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 635 MOST played songs (9.6% of the total)
or 3207 LEAST played songs (48.5% of the total)

Number of songs with 5 plays or less each:
6523 (98.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
148 after 32 DAYS

Top 10 Most played:
1 [62 plays] Jungle – Talk About It
2 [61 plays] Public Service Broadcasting – People, Let’s Dance (feat. EERA)
3 [55 plays] JOHN – A Song For Those Who Speed In Built Up Areas
4= [54 plays] LoneLady – Fear Colours
4= [54 plays] Wet Leg – Chaise Longue
6 [52 plays] Curtis Harding – Hopeful
7 [47 plays] Peggy Gou – Nabi (feat. ??)
8 [46 plays] Sons of Kemet – For The Culture (feat. D Double E)
9 [43 plays] John Grant – Billy
10 [42 plays] Park Hye-Jin, Clams Casino & Take a Daytrip – Y DON’T U

Analysis: 34 days, from 21-06-2021 to 24-07-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 10257
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1275
Variety factor for this station is : 12.4%

50% OF PLAYS is 295 Songs (23.1% of the total)

A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 177 MOST played songs (13.8% of the total)
or 837 LEAST played songs (65.6% of the total)

Number of songs with 5 plays or less each:
560 (43.9%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 22 DAYS

Top 14 Most Played:
1 [29 plays] Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
2 [28 plays] Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth
3= [27 plays] Bryan Adams – Run To You and  Fleetwood Mac – Big Love
5= [26 plays] Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right, Kiss – Crazy Crazy Nights, Bobby Palmer – Addicted To Love & Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
9 [25 plays] Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
10= [24 plays] Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer, Dire Straits – Walk Of Life, Joan Armatrading – Drop The Pilot, John Parr – St Elmo’s Fire & Lloyd Cole  – Lost Weekend

Analysis: 39 days, from 23-06-2021 to 01-08-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 11089
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 615
Variety factor for this station is : 5.5%

50% OF PLAYS is 202 Songs (32.8% of the total)
Most played song airs on average every:
1d 3h 31m
10th most played song every: 1d 5h 15m
202nd most played song every: 1d 15h 0m

A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 128 MOST played songs (20.8% of the total)
or 332 LEAST played songs (53.9% of the total)

No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 125 (20.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 8 DAYS

Most Played Top 13:
1= [34 plays] Bryan Adams – Run To You
1= [34 plays] Daryl Hall and John Oates – Maneater
1= [34 plays] Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
4= [33 plays] Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
4= [33 plays] Steve Winwood – Higher Love
4= [33 plays] T’Pau – China In Your Hand
4= [33 plays] Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
4= [33 plays] The La’s – There She Goes
4= [33 plays] Tina Turner – The Best
10= [32 plays] Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
10= [32 plays] Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies
10= [32 plays] James – Sit Down
10= [32 plays] Michael Jackson – Beat It

Analysis: 37 days, from 17-06-2021 to 24-07-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 13857
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 3164
Variety factor for this station is : 22.8%

50% OF PLAYS is 985 Songs (31.1% of the total)

A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 591 MOST played songs (18.6% of the total)
or 1684 LEAST played songs (53.2% of the total)

Number of songs with 5 plays or less each:
2233 (70.5%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
3 after 32 DAYS

Most Played Top 10:
1 [16 plays] Puff Daddy Feat. Faith Evans – I’ll Be Missing You
2 [14 plays] Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
3= [13 plays] 911 – A Little Bit More
3= [13 plays] KD Lang – Constant Craving
3= [13 plays] Various Artists – Perfect Day
6= [12 plays] Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
6= [12 plays] Dana – All Kinds Of Everything
6= [12 plays] Dina Carroll – It’S Too Late
6= [12 plays] Gareth Gates – Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)
6= [12 plays] Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

Analysis: 40 days, from 17-06-2021 to 27-07-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 9425
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 4176
Variety factor for this station is : 44.3%

50% OF PLAYS is 664 Songs (15.9% of the total)

A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 301 MOST played songs (7.2% of the total)
or 2871 LEAST played songs (68.7% of the total)

Number of songs with 5 plays or less each:
3887 (93%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
42 after 34 DAYS

Most Played Top 10:
1 [85 plays] Alex Bone – In Dream
2 [74 plays] Eric Bibb – Born Of A Woman
3 [72 plays] Moby – Natural Blues feat. Gregory Porter & Amythyst Kiah
4 [67 plays] Blue Lab Beats – Nights In Havana
5 [65 plays] Esperanza Spalding – Formwela 4
6 [59 plays] Joe Armon-Jones – Pray
7 [56 plays] Kurt Elling – Sassy
8= [46 plays] The Baylor Project – The Baylor Project – Strivin’
8= [46 plays] Turbulance – Runnin’
10 [45 plays] Jordan Rakei – Family

Analysis: 36 days, from 17-06-2021 to 23-07-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 10733
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 3117
Variety factor for this station is : 29%

50% OF PLAYS is 329 Songs (10.5% of the total)

A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 120 MOST played songs (3.8% of the total)
or 2371 LEAST played songs (76% of the total)

Number of songs with 5 plays or less each:
2732 (87.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
24 after 32 DAYS

Most Played Top 11:
1 [127 plays] Tesher & Jason Derulo – Jalebi Baby
2 [100 plays] Badshah & Aastha Gill – Paani Paani
3 [85 plays] Natasha Noorani – Choro
4 [83 plays] F1rstman & Hosai – Nakhre Tere
5 [78 plays] AP Dhillon, Gurinder Gill, Shinda Kahlon & Gminxr – Insane
6 [70 plays] Zack Knight & Amar Sandhu – Armani
7 [68 plays] Raf-Saperra – Snake Charmer
8 [64 plays] DJ LYAN, Kanika Kapoor, Arjun, Mumzy Stranger & Nish – After Party
9 [63 plays] Jay Sean – Happiness Days
10= [60 plays] Joy Crookes – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
10= [60 plays] Shamur, Rashmeet Kaur & IP Singh – Nadiyon Paar

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