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: 25 days, up to 15-11-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 6472
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1382
Variety factor for this station is : 21.3%

50% OF PLAYS is 270 Songs (19.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 148 MOST played songs (10.7% of the total)
or 966 LEAST played songs (69.8% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 7h 41m
10th most played song airs every: 15h 23m
148th most played song airs every: 2d 12h
270th most played song airs every: 3d 3h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 875 (63.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
8 after 21 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1437
..in 3 months: 2156, in 6 months: 2628
..in 9 months: 3099

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [78 plays] Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young
2 [75 plays] Royal Blood – Hold On
3 [64 plays] Wolf Alice – How Can I Make It Ok?
4= [43 plays] Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
4= [43 plays] The Killers – In The Car Outside
6= [40 plays] Biffy Clyro – A Hunger In Your Haunt
6= [40 plays] Sam Fender – Spit Of You
6= [40 plays] The Killers – In Another Life
9= [39 plays] Inhaler – My Honest Face
9= [39 plays] Richard Ashcroft – This Thing Called Life

Analysis: 23 days, up to 15-11-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 5501
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 866
Variety factor for this station is : 15.7%

50% OF PLAYS is 143 Songs (16.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 77 MOST played songs (8.8% of the total)
or 650 LEAST played songs (75% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 43m
10th most played song airs every: 17h 15m
77th most played song airs every: 1d 12h 48m
143rd most played song airs every: 1d 18h 27m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 541 (62.4%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
7 after 21 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 972
..in 3 months: 1612, in 6 months: 2554
..in 9 months: 3127

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [117 plays] Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young
2 [102 plays] Adele – Easy On Me
3 [94 plays] Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart
4 [81 plays] James Blunt – Love Under Pressure
5 [77 plays] Dermot Kennedy – Better Days
6 [55 plays] Rag N’ Bone Man / Nothing But Thieves – Alone
7 [45 plays] Ed Sheeran – Overpass Grafiti
8 [44 plays] The Wombats – If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You
9 [40 plays] Bastille – No Bad Days
10 [32 plays] Gang Of Youths – The Man Himself

Analysis: 23 days, up to 15-11-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 6169
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1077
Variety factor for this station is : 17.4%

50% OF PLAYS is 135 Songs (12.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 67 MOST played songs (6.2% of the total)
or 855 LEAST played songs (79.3% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 38m
10th most played song airs every: 13h 8m
67th most played song airs every: 1d 8h 28m
135th most played song airs every: 1d 18h 27m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 764 (70.9%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
7 after 21 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1176
..in 3 months: 1781, in 6 months: 2610
..in 9 months: 3226

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [119 plays] Sam Fender – Get You Down
2 [117 plays] Blossoms – Care For
3 [116 plays] Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
4 [115 plays] The Killers – In The Car Outside
5 [114 plays] Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young
6 [108 plays] Kasabian – ALYGATYR
7 [104 plays] Royal Blood – Oblivion
8 [49 plays] Inhaler – My Honest Face
9 [44 plays] Richard Ashcroft – This Thing Called Life
10 [42 plays] The Wombats – If You Ever Leave I’m Coming With You

Analysis: 27 days, up to 15-11-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 8156
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1737
Variety factor for this station is : 21.2%

50% OF PLAYS is 342 Songs (19.6% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 150 MOST played songs (8.6% of the total)
or 1142 LEAST played songs (65.7% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 9h 31m
10th most played song airs every: 11h 46m
150th most played song airs every: 3d 9h
342nd most played song airs every: 4d 12h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1298 (74.7%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
6 after 24 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1777
..in 3 months: 2240, in 6 months: 2721
..in 9 months: 3149

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [68 plays] Bring Me The Horizon – DiE4u
2 [66 plays] Halestorm – Back From The Dead
3 [65 plays] Angels and Airwaves – Timebomb
4 [63 plays] Yungblud – fleabag
5 [62 plays] Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young
6 [61 plays] Turnstile – Blackout
7 [59 plays] Badflower – Dumboi
8 [56 plays] Jerry Cantrell – Brighten
9= [55 plays] Kid Bookie – In The Dark
9= [55 plays] Palaye Royale – Paranoid

Analysis: 25 days, up to 15-11-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7257
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1036
Variety factor for this station is : 14.2%

50% OF PLAYS is 154 Songs (14.8% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 80 MOST played songs (7.7% of the total)
or 784 LEAST played songs (75.6% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 39m
10th most played song airs every: 14h 38m
80th most played song airs every: 1d 9h 20m
154th most played song airs every: 1d 18h 51m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 618 (59.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
8 after 22 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1071
..in 3 months: 1587, in 6 months: 2037

Top 10 Most Played:

1= [129 plays] Blossoms – Care For
1= [129 plays] Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young
3 [119 plays] Biffy Clyro – A Hunger In Your Haunt
4 [110 plays] The Lathums – I`ll Get By
5 [109 plays] Sam Fender – Get You Down
6 [91 plays] The Killers – In The Car Outside
7 [90 plays] Royal Blood – Oblivion
8 [47 plays] Slow Readers Club – Tell No Lies
9 [46 plays] Kasabian – Alygatyr
10 [41 plays] The Killers – In Another Life

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