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: 37 days, from 22-06-2021 to 29-07-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 9781
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1485
Variety factor for this station is : 15.1%

50% OF PLAYS is 264 Songs (17.7% of the total)

A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 147 MOST played songs (9.8% of the total)
or 1080 LEAST played songs (72.7% of the total)

Number of songs with 5 plays or less each:
870 (58.5%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
3 after 23 DAYS

Top 11 Most played:
1 [98 plays] James – Beautiful Beaches
2 [77 plays] Noel Gallagher – Flying On The Ground
3 [75 plays] Manic Street Preachers – Orwellian
4 [66 plays] Coldplay – Higher Power
5 [60 plays] Rag’n’Bone Man – All You Ever Wanted
6= [59 plays] Foo Fighters – Making A Fire
6= [59 plays] Royal Blood – Typhoons
6= [59 plays] The Vaccines – Headphones Baby
9= [56 plays] Foo Fighters – Waiting On A War
9= [56 plays] Paul Weller – Shades of Blue

Analysis: 40 days, from 19-06-2021 to 29-07-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 11784
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1295
Variety factor for this station is : 10.9%

50% OF PLAYS is 160 Songs (12.3% of the total)

A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 79 MOST played songs (6.1% of the total)
or 1012 LEAST played songs (78.1% of the total)

Number of songs with 5 plays or less each:
728 (56.2%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 12 DAYS

Top 10 Most Played:
1 [240 plays] Coldplay – Higher Power
2 [203 plays] Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – We’re On Our Way Now
3 [125 plays] Gavin James – Sober
4 [123 plays] Jamie Lawson – A Case of You
5 [118 plays] The Fratellis – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
6 [115 plays] Pink – All I Know So Far
7 [100 plays] Lorde – Solar Power
8 [85 plays] Sam Fender – Sad but True (Live)
9 [81 plays] Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
10 [76 plays] Inhaler – It Won’t Always Be Like This

Analysis: 38 days, from 21-06-2021 to 29-07-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 10053
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1254
Variety factor for this station is : 12.4%

50% OF PLAYS is 132 Songs (10.5% of the total)

A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 67 MOST played songs (5.3% of the total)
or 1036 LEAST played songs (82.6% of the total)

Number of songs with 5 plays or less each:
882 (70.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
1 after 30 DAYS

Most Played Top 10:
 1 [191 plays] Foo Fighters – Waiting On A War
2 [190 plays] Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – We’re On Our Way Now
3 [181 plays] Foo Fighters – Making A Fire
4 [177 plays] Gang Of Youths – The Angel Of 8th Ave.
5 [145 plays] Royal Blood – Typhoons
6 [135 plays] The Vaccines – Headphones Baby
7 [130 plays] Kings Of Leon – The Bandit
8 [115 plays] Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
9 [88 plays] Royal Blood – Limbo
10 [83 plays] Lorde – Solar Power

Analysis: 41 days, from 18-06-2021 to 29-07-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 12383
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1875
Variety factor for this station is : 15.1%

50% OF PLAYS is 350 Songs (18.6% of the total)

A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 157 MOST played songs (8.3% of the total)
or 1275 LEAST played songs (68% of the total)

Number of songs with 5 plays or less each:
1029 (54.8%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
3 after 34 DAYS

Most Played Top 10:

1 [108 plays] Pendulum – Come Alive
2 [100 plays] Angels and Airwaves – Euphoria
3 [99 plays] Buckcherry – Hell Bound
4 [93 plays] Creeper – Midnight
5 [90 plays] Trash Boat – Don’t You Feel Amazing
6 [88 plays] jxdn – Think About Me
7 [85 plays] Spiritbox – Secret Garden
8 [78 plays] Royal Blood – Oblivion
9 [77 plays] Don Broco – Manchester Super Reds No. 1 Fan
10 [76 plays] Five Finger Death Punch – Darkness Settles In

Analysis: 34 days, from 25-06-2021 to 29-07-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 9744
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1041
Variety factor for this station is : 10.6%

50% OF PLAYS is 166 Songs (15.9% of the total)

A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 87 MOST played songs (8.3% of the total)
or 774 LEAST played songs (74.3% of the total)

Number of songs with 5 plays or less each:
555 (53.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
3 after 26 DAYS

Most Played Top 10:
1 [153 plays] Noel Gallagher`s High Flying Birds – We`re On Our Way Now
2= [128 plays] Foo Fighters – Making A Fire
2= [128 plays] Royal Blood – Limbo
4 [115 plays] The Snuts – Glasgow
5 [114 plays] Coldplay – Higher Power
6 [103 plays] Rag `N` Bone Man – All You Ever Wanted
7 [99 plays] Kings Of Leon – The Bandit
8 [76 plays] Gang Of Youths – The Angel Of 8Th Avenue
9 [75 plays] Royal Blood – Typhoons
10 [65 plays] James – Beautiful Beaches

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