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 14-04-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 6884
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1356
Variety factor for this station is : 19.6%

50% OF PLAYS is 269 Songs (19.8% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 149 MOST played songs (10.9% of the total)
or 947 LEAST played songs (69.8% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 8h 24m
10th most played song airs every: 22h 20m
149th most played song airs every: 2d 16h 48m
269th most played song airs every: 3d 0h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 822 (60.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
6 after 22 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1405
..in 3 months: 2155, in 6 months: 2797
..in 9 months: 3190, in 12 months: 3469

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [77 plays] George Ezra – Anyone For You
2 [75 plays] Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
3 [65 plays] Florence and The Machine – My Love
4 [61 plays] Stereophonics – Forever
5 [44 plays] Red Hot Chili Peppers – Black Summer
6 [43 plays] Foals – 2am
7 [42 plays] Liam Gallagher – Everything’s Electric
8 [41 plays] The Wombats – This Car Drives all By Itself
9 [38 plays] Blossoms – Ode To NYC
10 [29 plays] Sea Girls – Lonely

Analysis: 26 days, up to 14-04-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 6098
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 879
Variety factor for this station is : 14.4%

50% OF PLAYS is 128 Songs (14.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 62 MOST played songs (7% of the total)
or 673 LEAST played songs (76.5% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 5h 17m
10th most played song airs every: 11h 33m
62nd most played song airs every: 1d 12h 42m
128th most played song airs every: 1d 20h 34m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 545 (62%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
10 after 17 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 946
..in 3 months: 1642, in 6 months: 2278
..in 9 months: 2957, in 12 months: 3479

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [118 plays] Stereophonics – Forever
2 [114 plays] Liam Gallagher – Everything’s Electric
3 [102 plays] George Ezra – Anyone For You
4 [98 plays] Morgan Wade – Wilder Days
5 [89 plays] Tom Grennan – Remind Me
6 [82 plays] Florence And The Machine – My Love
7 [74 plays] Adele – Oh My God
8 [68 plays] Red Hot Chili Peppers – Black Summer
9 [61 plays] The Kooks – Connection
10 [54 plays] Feeder – The Healing

Analysis: 26 days, up to 14-04-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7220
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1077
Variety factor for this station is : 14.9%

50% OF PLAYS is 145 Songs (13.4% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 75 MOST played songs (6.9% of the total)
or 843 LEAST played songs (78.2% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 48m
10th most played song airs every: 10h 34m
75th most played song airs every: 1d 8h 50m
145th most played song airs every: 1d 17h 36m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 707 (65.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
6 after 16 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1130
..in 3 months: 1799, in 6 months: 2583
..in 9 months: 3320, in 12 months: 3942

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [130 plays] Red Hot Chili Peppers – Black Summer
2 [129 plays] Florence + The Machine – My Love
3= [128 plays] each for…
+ Liam Gallagher – Everything’s Electric
+ The Black Keys – Wild Child
5 [106 plays] Foals – 2AM
6 [80 plays] Stereophonics – Do Ya Feel My Love?
7= [64 plays] each for…
+ Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
+ Stereophonics – Forever
9 [61 plays] Wet Leg – Chaise Longue
10 [59 plays] Gang Of Youths – in the wake of your leave

Analysis: 25 days, up to 13-04-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7289
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1720
Variety factor for this station is : 23.5%

50% OF PLAYS is 352 Songs (20.4% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 160 MOST played songs (9.3% of the total)
or 1111 LEAST played songs (64.5% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 10h
10th most played song airs every: 13h 2m
160th most played song airs every: 3d 13h 42m
352nd most played song airs every: 5d 0h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1371 (79.7%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
7 after 24 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1786
..in 3 months: 2325, in 6 months: 2909
..in 9 months: 3220, in 12 months: 3538

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [60 plays] Shinedown – Planet Zero
2 [59 plays] Yungblud – The Funeral
3 [52 plays] Bad Omens – Like A Villain
4= [51 plays] each for…
+ Ghost – Call Me Little Sunshine
+ Nova Twins – Cleopatra
6 [49 plays] Machine Gun Kelly and Bring Me The Horizon – Maybe
7= [48 plays] each for…
+ Cassyette – Mayhem
+ Yours Truly – Lights On
9 [47 plays] Simple Plan – Ruin My Life
10 [46 plays] State Champs – Everybody But You

Analysis: 27 days, up to 14-04-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 8166
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 858
Variety factor for this station is : 10.5%

50% OF PLAYS is 133 Songs (15.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 67 MOST played songs (7.8% of the total)
or 634 LEAST played songs (73.8% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 48m
10th most played song airs every: 9h 58m
67th most played song airs every: 1d 4h 10m
133rd most played song airs every: 1d 12h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 432 (50.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
1 after 26 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 904
..in 3 months: 1297, in 6 months: 2087
..in 9 months: 2462, in 12 months: 2778

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [135 plays] Foals – 2Am
2 [128 plays] Red Hot Chili Peppers – Black Summer
3 [126 plays] Liam Gallagher – Everythings Electric
4 [116 plays] Gang Of Youths – In The Wake Of Your Leave
5 [101 plays] The Black Keys – Wild Child
6 [76 plays] Blossoms – Ribbon Around The Bomb
7 [72 plays] Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
8= [71 plays] each for…
+ Arcade Fire – The Lightning
+ Foals – Wake Me Up
10 [65 plays] Stereophonics – Do Ya Feel My Love

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