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 06-08-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7159
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1394
Variety factor for this station is : 19.4%

50% OF PLAYS is 279 Songs (20% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 156 MOST played songs (11.1% of the total)
or 966 LEAST played songs (69.2% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 9h 15m
10th most played song airs every: 15h 48m
156th most played song airs every: 2d 10h 54m
279th most played song airs every: 3d 0h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 827 (59.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
8 after 24 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1482
..in 3 months: 2137, in 6 months: 2725
..in 9 months: 3199, in 12 months: 3565

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [70 plays] Liam Gallagher – Diamond In The Dark
2 [65 plays] Florence and The Machine – Free
3= [46 plays] each for…
+ Inhaler – These Are The Days
+ Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
5 [45 plays] Kasabian – Chemicals
6 [44 plays] Sam Fender – Getting Started
7 [43 plays] Stereophonics – When You See It
8= [42 plays] each for…
+ George Ezra – Anyone For You
+ The Black Keys – Wild Child
10 [41 plays] Dermot Kennedy – Something To Someone

Analysis: 25 days, up to 08-08-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 6027
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 845
Variety factor for this station is : 14%

50% OF PLAYS is 143 Songs (16.9% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 75 MOST played songs (8.8% of the total)
or 624 LEAST played songs (73.8% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 5h 21m
10th most played song airs every: 14h 38m
75th most played song airs every: 1d 13h 30m
143rd most played song airs every: 1d 18h 51m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 504 (59.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
10 after 13 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 925
..in 3 months: 1570, in 6 months: 2153
..in 9 months: 2666, in 12 months: 3070

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [112 plays] Sam Ryder – Space Man
2 [98 plays] Dermot Kennedy – Something To Someone
3 [93 plays] George Ezra – Green Green Grass
4 [86 plays] Harry Styles – As It Was
5 [77 plays] Tate Mcrae – She’s All I Wanna Be
6 [75 plays] James Bay – One Life
7 [69 plays] Tom Grennan – All These Nights
8 [56 plays] The Amazons – How Will I Know?
9 [48 plays] Tom Chaplin – Gravitational
10 [41 plays] The Kooks – Cold Heart

Analysis: 25 days, up to 05-08-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 6337
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1101
Variety factor for this station is : 17.3%

50% OF PLAYS is 151 Songs (13.7% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 80 MOST played songs (7.2% of the total)
or 859 LEAST played songs (78% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 48m
10th most played song airs every: 13h 38m
80th most played song airs every: 1d 11h 17m
151st most played song airs every: 1d 22h 9m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 762 (69.2%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
6 after 16 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1171
..in 3 months: 1737, in 6 months: 2495
..in 9 months: 3302, in 12 months: 3987

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [125 plays] Wet Leg – Wet Dream
2 [122 plays] Sam Fender – Getting Started
3 [108 plays] Jamie T – The Old Style Raiders
4 [99 plays] Gorillaz – Cracker Island
5 [73 plays] Florence + The Machine – My Love
6 [63 plays] The Black Keys – Wild Child
7 [57 plays] Paolo Nutini – Radio
8 [56 plays] The Snuts – The Rodeo
9 [50 plays] The Kooks – Cold Heart
10 [44 plays] Florence + The Machine – Free

Analysis: 27 days, up to 06-08-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7392
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1750
Variety factor for this station is : 23.6%

50% OF PLAYS is 365 Songs (20.8% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 171 MOST played songs (9.7% of the total)
or 1138 LEAST played songs (65% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 9h 23m
10th most played song airs every: 13h 30m
171st most played song airs every: 3d 20h 34m
365th most played song airs every: 4d 12h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1366 (78%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
10 after 26 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1798
..in 3 months: 2355, in 6 months: 2846
..in 9 months: 3340, in 12 months: 3639

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [69 plays] Spiritbox – Rotoscope
2 [63 plays] Demi Lovato – Skin Of My Teeth
3 [59 plays] Nova Twins – Choose Your Fighter
4 [58 plays] Five Finger Death Punch – Welcome To The Circus
5 [56 plays] Bring Me The Horizon – sTraNgeRs
6 [53 plays] The Interrupters – Jailbird
7= [52 plays] each for…
+ Hevenshe – No One Will Ever Love You
+ Monster Truck – Golden Woman
+ Willow – Maybe it’s my fault
10 [48 plays] Turnstile – New Heart Design

Analysis: 26 days, up to 06-08-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 5682
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 794
Variety factor for this station is : 13.9%

50% OF PLAYS is 160 Songs (20.1% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 85 MOST played songs (10.7% of the total)
or 540 LEAST played songs (68% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 6h 56m
10th most played song airs every: 1d 3h 7m
85th most played song airs every: 1d 20h 34m
160th most played song airs every: 2d 8h 43m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 408 (51.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
4 after 15 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 836
..in 3 months: 1346, in 6 months: 1790
..in 9 months: 2403, in 12 months: 2781

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [90 plays] Wet Leg – Wet Dream
2 [89 plays] Jamie T – The Old Style Raiders
3 [82 plays] Two Door Cinema Club – Wonderful Life (Edit)
4 [81 plays] Gorillaz – Cracker Island
5 [77 plays] The Black Keys – Wild Child
6 [67 plays] Foals – 2001
7 [66 plays] Liam Gallagher – Diamond In The Dark
8 [45 plays] Kasabian – Chemicals
9 [24 plays] Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – All You Ever Wanted
10 [23 plays] Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday

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