Current Rock/Indie Stations

Here’s our line up of the biggest UK Rock, Metal and Indie stations, again its the usual tussle of the big boys with Global’s Radio X, Bauer’s Kerrang and Absolute against Wireless’ Virgin Radio. Communicorp also have one of the few stations they actually operate (rather than just license someone else to do it for them) with XS in Manchester, though this may end up in the Bauer camp shortly anyway…..

Analysis: 27 days, up to 16-05-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7294
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1369
Variety factor for this station is : 18.7%

50% OF PLAYS is 282 Songs (20.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 158 MOST played songs (11.5% of the total)
or 943 LEAST played songs (68.8% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 7h 37m
10th most played song airs every: 14h 43m
158th most played song airs every: 2d 10h 54m
282nd most played song airs every: 3d 0h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 784 (57.2%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
7 after 15 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1431
..in 3 months: 2106, in 6 months: 2680
..in 9 months: 3042, in 12 months: 3395

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [85 plays] Kings Of Leon – Mustang
2 [72 plays] Green Day – Dilemma
3 [63 plays] Liam Gallagher and John Squire – Raise Your Hands
4 [57 plays] Hozier – Too Sweet
5= [47 plays] each for…
+ The Libertines – Oh
+ The Libertines – Run, Run, Run
7= [46 plays] each for…
+ Benson Boone – Beautiful Things
+ Noah Kahan ft. Sam Fender – Homesick
9 [45 plays] Travis – Gaslight
10 [44 plays] Last Dinner Party – Nothing Matters

Analysis: 25 days, up to 16-05-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7113
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 789
Variety factor for this station is : 11%

50% OF PLAYS is 160 Songs (20.2% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 81 MOST played songs (10.2% of the total)
or 534 LEAST played songs (67.6% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 1m
10th most played song airs every: 13h 2m
81st most played song airs every: 1d 11h 17m
160th most played song airs every: 1d 18h 51m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 339 (42.9%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
5 after 23 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 793
..in 3 months: 1046, in 6 months: 1421
..in 9 months: 1813, in 12 months: 2133

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [149 plays] Kygo / Ava Max – Whatever
2 [146 plays] Dasha – Austin
3 [112 plays] Sabrina Carpenter – Espresso
4= [111 plays] each for…
+ Calvin Harris / Rag N’ Bone Man – Lovers In A Past Life
+ Teddy Swims – Lose Control
6 [100 plays] Hozier – Too Sweet
7 [94 plays] Benson Boone – Beautiful Things
8 [93 plays] Travis – Gaslight
9 [64 plays] Benson Boone – Slow It Down
10 [46 plays] Teddy Swims – The Door

Analysis: 26 days, up to 16-05-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7281
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1225
Variety factor for this station is : 16.8%

50% OF PLAYS is 177 Songs (14.4% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 92 MOST played songs (7.5% of the total)
or 931 LEAST played songs (76% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 6h 56m
10th most played song airs every: 8h 19m
92nd most played song airs every: 1d 15h
177th most played song airs every: 2d 4h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 815 (66.5%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
6 after 22 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1275
..in 3 months: 1671, in 6 months: 2539
..in 9 months: 3212, in 12 months: 3763

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [90 plays] Travis – Gaslight
2 [89 plays] Kasabian – Coming Back To Me Good
3= [88 plays] each for…
+ Good Neighbours – Home
+ Noah Kahan & Sam Fender – Homesick
+ The Libertines – Oh
6 [86 plays] Hozier – Too Sweet
7 [84 plays] Kings Of Leon – Mustang
8 [82 plays] Djo – End Of Beginning
9 [76 plays] Catfish & The Bottlemen – Showtime
10 [75 plays] The Last Dinner Party – Sinner

Analysis: 23 days, up to 16-05-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7132
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1544
Variety factor for this station is : 21.6%

50% OF PLAYS is 348 Songs (22.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 164 MOST played songs (10.6% of the total)
or 968 LEAST played songs (62.6% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 8h 54m
10th most played song airs every: 12h 50m
164th most played song airs every: 3d 6h 51m
348th most played song airs every: 3d 20h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1152 (74.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
7 after 20 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1628
..in 3 months: 2119, in 6 months: 2507
..in 9 months: 2913, in 12 months: 3263

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [62 plays] Shinedown – A Symptom Of Being Human
2 [60 plays] Paramore – Burning Down the House
3 [51 plays] Five Finger Death Punch – This Is The Way
4 [49 plays] Nickelback – Standing In The Dark
5 [48 plays] Tenacious D – Baby One More Time
6 [46 plays] Within Temptation – A Fool’s Parade
7= [45 plays] each for…
+ Architects – Curse
+ Hardy – Rockstar
9 [44 plays] Loveless – I Love It When It Rains
10 [43 plays] Sum 41 – Dopamine

Analysis: 23 days, up to 16-05-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 6668
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 873
Variety factor for this station is : 13%

50% OF PLAYS is 162 Songs (18.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 82 MOST played songs (9.3% of the total)
or 608 LEAST played songs (69.6% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 5h 27m
10th most played song airs every: 13h 48m
82nd most played song airs every: 1d 10h 30m
162nd most played song airs every: 1d 22h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 445 (50.9%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
1 after 12 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 938
..in 3 months: 1386, in 6 months: 1832
..in 9 months: 2141, in 12 months: 2447

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [101 plays] Travis – Gaslight
2 [99 plays] Kings Of Leon – Mustang
3 [98 plays] Liam Gallagher & John Squire – Raise Your Hands
4 [82 plays] The Snuts – Millionaires
5 [81 plays] The Last Dinner Party – Sinner
6= [61 plays] each for…
+ The K’s – Lights Go Down
+ The Zutons – The Big Decider
8 [57 plays] The Libertines – Oh
9 [50 plays] Noah Kahan & Sam Fender – Homesick
10 [40 plays] Hozier – Too Sweet

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