RnB Stations

RnB Stations – Rhythm and Blues… Music Of Black Origin… Hip Hop, Grime etc….  May I present BBC Radio 1 Xtra, and Global’s Capital Xtra, which was Choice FM but renamed to join the Capital family/brand, then there’s Bauer’s Kiss Fresh – a very tight playlist of only the “Freshest New Beats” to complement the main Kiss brand.

We also have the “oldies” stations from each camp, but that’s hardly cool street speak, so what should they be called?… Bauer have the very snappily named and well known “Kisstory”, and Global have the awfully named “Capital Xtra Reloaded”, whatever that is meant to mean…. Even “Capital Old Skool” would have been better in my opinion, but feel free to send your names ideas to Richard Park at Leicester Square! The main Capital Xtra has a surprisingly large song reportoire for Global, but the graph reveals the variety is mainly coming from weekends when the Jocks are given slightly more of a free reign, especially if you can afford the playola fees (ah yes, a quick back hander to DJ Tiiny there!). Kiss Fresh is at the other end of the spectrum, playing only 141 different songs in 30 days (that’s not even 12 hour’s worth!), with less than 35 songs making up 50% of the airtime!

Analysis: 27 days, up to 22-01-2023
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 8508
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 4246
Variety factor for this station is : 49.9%

50% OF PLAYS is 694 Songs (16.3% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 261 MOST played songs (6.1% of the total)
or 2835 LEAST played songs (66.7% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 9h 15m
10th most played song airs every: 15h 25m
261st most played song airs every: 6d 18h
694th most played song airs every: 13d 12h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 4094 (96.4%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
93 after 25 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 4623
..in 3 months: 8691, in 6 months: 12874
..in 9 months: 16280, in 12 months: 19446

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [70 plays] Little Simz – Gorilla
2 [68 plays] Metro Boomin – Superhero (Heroes & Villains) (feat. Future & Chris Brown)
3 [65 plays] Wizkid – 2 Sugar (feat. Ayra Starr)
4 [63 plays] Lil Uzi Vert – Just Wanna Rock
5= [53 plays] each for…
+ Headie One – 50’s
+ Victony & Tempoe – Soweto
7 [51 plays] Central Cee – Let Go
8 [45 plays] Popcaan – Next To Me (feat. Toni-Ann Singh)
9 [43 plays] RAYE – Escapism (feat. 070 Shake)
10 [42 plays] Debbie – Cousin’s Car (feat. BERWYN)

Analysis: 23 days, up to 22-01-2023
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 8540
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1463
Variety factor for this station is : 17.1%

50% OF PLAYS is 127 Songs (8.6% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 66 MOST played songs (4.5% of the total)
or 1260 LEAST played songs (86.1% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 58m
10th most played song airs every: 7h 21m
66th most played song airs every: 21h 13m
127th most played song airs every: 1d 2h 17m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1150 (78.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 5 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1762
..in 3 months: 2970, in 6 months: 4443
..in 9 months: 5872, in 12 months: 7200

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [111 plays] Rema – Calm Down
2 [110 plays] SZA – Shirt
3 [108 plays] Metro Boomin feat. The Weeknd & 21 Savage – Creepin
4 [107 plays] Bugzy Malone & Teedee – Out of Nowhere
5 [106 plays] Raye feat. 070 Shake – Escapism
6 [105 plays] SZA – Kill Bill
7 [104 plays] Beyonce – Cuff It
8 [101 plays] Central Cee – LET GO
9 [83 plays] Burna Boy – Alone
10 [75 plays] Wizkid – Bad To Me

Analysis: 25 days, up to 22-01-2023
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 8390
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 136
Variety factor for this station is : 1.6%

50% OF PLAYS is 31 Songs (22.7% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 18 MOST played songs (13.2% of the total)
or 87 LEAST played songs (63.9% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 3h 21m
10th most played song airs every: 3h 34m
18th most played song airs every: 4h 36m
31st most played song airs every: 6h 22m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 13 (9.5%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 6 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 193
..in 3 months: 253, in 6 months: 528
..in 9 months: 669, in 12 months: 807

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [179 plays] Sza – Shirt
2 [178 plays] RAYE ft. 070 Shake – Escapism
3= [177 plays] each for…
+ Beyonce – Cuff It
+ Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa
5= [176 plays] each for…
+ Bugzy Malone and Teedee – Out Of Nowhere
+ Nicki Minaj – Super Freaky Girl
7 [171 plays] Flo – Cardboard Box
8= [169 plays] each for…
+ K-Trap ft. Skepta – Warm
+ Stormzy – Hide & Seek
10 [168 plays] Wizkid ft. Ayra Starr – 2 Sugar

Analysis: 25 days, up to 22-01-2023
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7971
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 544
Variety factor for this station is : 6.8%

50% OF PLAYS is 168 Songs (30.8% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 104 MOST played songs (19.1% of the total)
or 306 LEAST played songs (56.2% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 17h 8m
10th most played song airs every: 20h
104th most played song airs every: 1d 3h 16m
168th most played song airs every: 1d 6h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 104 (19.1%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 17 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 577
..in 3 months: 610, in 6 months: 687

Top 11 Most Played:

1= [35 plays] each for…
+ J Cole – Work Out
+ Ruff Endz – No More
3 [34 plays] 2 Pac – How Do You Want It
4 [32 plays] Ms Dynamite – Dy-na-mi-tee
5= [31 plays] each for…
+ J Holiday – Bed
+ Joe Budden – Pump It Up
+ Soulja Boy – Kiss Me Thru The Phone
8= [30 plays] each for…
+ Damage – Ghetto Romance
+ Family Stand – Ghetto Heaven
+ Jaimeson – True
+ Mis-Teeq – Scandalous

Analysis: 26 days, up to 22-01-2023
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 8192
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 557
Variety factor for this station is : 6.7%

50% OF PLAYS is 151 Songs (27.1% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 92 MOST played songs (16.5% of the total)
or 336 LEAST played songs (60.3% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 17h 20m
10th most played song airs every: 18h 54m
92nd most played song airs every: 1d 0h
151st most played song airs every: 1d 5h 42m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 169 (30.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 22 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 561
..in 3 months: 634, in 6 months: 799
..in 9 months: 811, in 12 months: 820

Top 18 Most Played:

1 [36 plays] Iio – Rapture
2= [35 plays] each for…
+ Blackstreet ft. Dr. Dre – No Diggity
+ Jennifer Lopez – Love Don’t Cost A Thing
+ Kelis – Milkshake
5= [34 plays] each for…
+ Blu Cantrell – Hit ‘Em Up Style
+ Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
+ Sean Paul – Get Busy
+ Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right But It’s Okay
+ Will Smith – Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It
10= [33 plays] each for…
+ Eve – Who’s That Girl
+ Ja Rule ft. Ashanti – Always On Time
+ Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop
+ Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop
+ Mariah Carey – Fantasy
+ Mary J. Blige – Family Affair
+ Nelly – Hot In Herre
+ Solu Music ft. Kimblee – Fade
+ Will Smith – Miami

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