Pop Music / Current Hits Stations

“Hot AC” Pop Hits offerings from the BBC (Radio 1), Global (Capital), Bauer (Hits Network, Kiss and Heat) – featuring the latest chart cuts and biggest current Pop, R’nB and Dance etc targeting mostly under 35’s. You’ll notice that Radio 1 is playing many more different songs, in fact TEN TIMES more songs than Capital and Kiss, though the Hits Network and Heat do have a slightly bigger range. It’s an extreme example, but 50% of Kiss’s output is made up of just 25 songs! I bet the jocks get bored of playing them, but do the listeners get bored of hearing them maybe less than 3 hours after the last play?? Radio 1 manages to keep up the song variety well into the 3rd and 4th weeks of listening, still playing between 50 and 100 fresh songs a day, whilst you’ll notice that all of the commercial stations in this genre are bumping along the bottom with very few, if any, new songs on any day after just the first week, though there is a little extra variety permitted from all stations at the weekend! 

Analysis: 14 days, up to 15-09-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 4952
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 2488
Variety factor for this station is : 50.2%

50% OF PLAYS is 315 Songs (12.6% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 87 MOST played songs (3.4% of the total)
or 1651 LEAST played songs (66.3% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 6h 35m
10th most played song airs every: 7h 28m
87th most played song airs every: 2d 8h
315th most played song airs every: 7d 0h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 2383 (95.7%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
112 after 7 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 4516
..in 3 months: 9239, in 6 months: 15081

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [51 plays] Lil Nas X – INDUSTRY BABY (feat. Jack Harlow)
2= [49 plays] Little Simz – I Love You, I Hate You
2= [49 plays] Lizzo – Rumors (feat. Cardi B)
4= [48 plays] Joel Corry & Jax Jones – Out Out (feat. Charli XCX & Saweetie)
4= [48 plays] Wolf Alice – How Can I Make It OK?
6= [47 plays] Anne-Marie – Kiss My (Uh Oh) (feat. Little Mix)
6= [47 plays] Lorde – Mood Ring
6= [47 plays] The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – Stay
6= [47 plays] The Weeknd – Take My Breath
10 [45 plays] DJ Craig Gorman & Rain Radio – Talk About

Analysis: 14 days, up to 15-09-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 5206
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 360
Variety factor for this station is : 6.9%

50% OF PLAYS is 27 Songs (7.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 16 MOST played songs (4.4% of the total)
or 316 LEAST played songs (87.7% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 2h 26m
10th most played song airs every: 3h 27m
16th most played song airs every: 3h 51m
27th most played song airs every: 4h 36m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 218 (60.5%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
1 after 7 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 499
..in 3 months: 778, in 6 months: 1117

Top 11 Most Played:

1 [138 plays] Jonasu – Black Magic
2 [137 plays] Shane Codd feat. Charlotte Haining – Always On My Mind
3 [135 plays] Becky Hill & David Guetta – Remember
4 [129 plays] The Kid LAROI x Justin Bieber – Stay
5 [125 plays] The Weeknd – Take My Breath
6 [124 plays] Olivia Rodrigo – good 4 u
7 [113 plays] Rain Radio & DJ Craig Gorman – Talk About
8 [109 plays] Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
9 [101 plays] Tiesto feat. KAROL G – Don’t Be Shy
10= [97 plays] Anne-Marie & Little Mix – Kiss My (Uh Oh)
10= [97 plays] David Guetta x MistaJam x John Newman – If You Really Love Me (How Will I Know)

Analysis: 14 days, up to 15-09-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 2863
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 289
Variety factor for this station is : 10%

50% OF PLAYS is 25 Songs (8.6% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 15 MOST played songs (5.1% of the total)
or 249 LEAST played songs (86.1% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 8m
10th most played song airs every: 5h 25m
15th most played song airs every: 6h 13m
25th most played song airs every: 8h 36m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 213 (73.7%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
1 after 11 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 383
..in 3 months: 663, in 6 months: 849

Top 11 Most Played:

1 [81 plays] Doja Cat – Need To Know
2 [78 plays] Lil Nas ft. ft. Jack Harlow – Industry Baby
3 [75 plays] WizKid ft. Tems and Justin Bieber – Essence
4= [72 plays] Jonasu – Black Magic
4= [72 plays] The Kid LAROI ft. Justin Bieber – Stay
6 [70 plays] Anne-Marie ft. Little Mix – Kiss My
7 [68 plays] Joel Corry ft. Jax Jones ft. Charli XCX and Saweetie – Out Out
8 [63 plays] Tones and I – Fly Away
9= [62 plays] Blxst ft. Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga – Chosen
9= [62 plays] Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
9= [62 plays] Rain Radio and DJ Craig Gorman – Talk About

Analysis: 14 days, up to 15-09-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 3665
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 631
Variety factor for this station is : 17.2%

50% OF PLAYS is 47 Songs (7.4% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 21 MOST played songs (3.3% of the total)
or 528 LEAST played songs (83.6% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 8m
10th most played song airs every: 5h 25m
21st most played song airs every: 7h 48m
47th most played song airs every: 19h 45m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 460 (72.9%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
9 after 9 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 782
..in 3 months: 1029, in 6 months: 1242

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [81 plays] Becky Hill and David Guetta – Remember
2= [77 plays] Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
2= [77 plays] Jonasu – Black Magic
4 [72 plays] Galantis and Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem
5 [71 plays] Pink – All I Know So Far
6 [70 plays] Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love
7 [67 plays] Calvin Harris ft. Tom Grennan – By Your Side
8 [66 plays] Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4u
9 [64 plays] Anne-Marie and Niall Horan – Our Song
10 [62 plays] David Guetta, Mistajam and John Newman – If You Really Love Me

Analysis: 14 days, up to 15-09-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 4040
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 710
Variety factor for this station is : 17.5%

50% OF PLAYS is 70 Songs (9.8% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 34 MOST played songs (4.7% of the total)
or 585 LEAST played songs (82.3% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 43m
10th most played song airs every: 6h 13m
34th most played song airs every: 12h
70th most played song airs every: 1d 0h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 543 (76.4%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
16 after 12 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 931
..in 3 months: 1278, in 6 months: 1562

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [71 plays] Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
2 [70 plays] Jonasu – Black Magic
3 [67 plays] Anne-Marie / Little Mix – Kiss My (Uh Oh)
4 [66 plays] The Kid Laroi / Justin Bieber – Stay
5 [65 plays] Becky Hill / David Guetta – Remember
6 [63 plays] Joel Corry / Jax Jones /… – Out Out
7 [58 plays] The Weeknd – Take My Breath
8= [57 plays] Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U
8= [57 plays] Shawn Mendes / Tainy – Summer Of Love
10 [54 plays] Camila Cabello – Don’t Go Yet

Analysis: 14 days, up to 15-09-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 5049
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 959
Variety factor for this station is : 18.9%

50% OF PLAYS is 166 Songs (17.3% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 62 MOST played songs (6.4% of the total)
or 640 LEAST played songs (66.7% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 52m
10th most played song airs every: 5h 20m
62nd most played song airs every: 1d 9h 36m
166th most played song airs every: 2d 0h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 728 (75.9%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
5 after 13 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 993
..in 3 months: 1031, in 6 months: 1074

Top 11 Most Played:

1 [69 plays] Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love
2= [67 plays] Anne-Marie and Little Mix – Kiss My
2= [67 plays] Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
2= [67 plays] Galantis and Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem
2= [67 plays] Ksi – Holiday
6= [66 plays] Pink – All I Know So Far
6= [66 plays] The Kid Laroi – Without You
8 [65 plays] ATB, Topic and A7S – Your Love
9 [64 plays] Joel Corry ft. RAYE ft. David Guetta – Bed
10= [63 plays] Calvin Harris ft. Tom Grennan – By Your Side
10= [63 plays] Ella Henderson and Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together

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