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 22-01-2023
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7073
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1386
Variety factor for this station is : 19.5%

50% OF PLAYS is 283 Songs (20.4% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 159 MOST played songs (11.4% of the total)
or 953 LEAST played songs (68.7% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 9h
10th most played song airs every: 15h 48m
159th most played song airs every: 2d 16h 48m
283rd most played song airs every: 3d 0h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 811 (58.5%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
7 after 18 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1509
..in 3 months: 2201, in 6 months: 2720
..in 9 months: 3141, in 12 months: 3510

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [72 plays] The Killers – Boy
2 [62 plays] Noel Gallagher – Pretty Boy
3 [61 plays] Lewis Capaldi – Forget Me
4 [54 plays] George Ezra – Dance All Over Me
5 [44 plays] Wet Leg – Wet Dream
6= [43 plays] each for…
+ Florence and The Machine – Dream Girl Evil
+ Sam Fender – Getting Started
8 [42 plays] DMA’s – Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend
9= [41 plays] each for…
+ Blink 182 – Edging
+ Inhaler – Love Will Get You There

Analysis: 23 days, up to 22-01-2023
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 5638
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 652
Variety factor for this station is : 11.5%

50% OF PLAYS is 121 Songs (18.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 67 MOST played songs (10.2% of the total)
or 465 LEAST played songs (71.3% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 29m
10th most played song airs every: 22h 4m
67th most played song airs every: 1d 5h 3m
121st most played song airs every: 1d 10h 30m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 341 (52.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
4 after 7 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 799
..in 3 months: 1139, in 6 months: 2013
..in 9 months: 2523, in 12 months: 2974

Top 11 Most Played:

1 [123 plays] George Ezra – Dance All Over Me
2 [118 plays] Ed Sheeran – Celestial
3 [116 plays] Pink – Never Gonna Not Dance Again
4 [110 plays] Lewis Capaldi – Pointless
5 [84 plays] Kaiser Chiefs – How 2 Dance
6 [30 plays] Harry Styles – Late Night Talking
7 [29 plays] Pulp – Common People
8 [27 plays] Dermot Kennedy – Kiss Me
9 [26 plays] Europe – The Final Countdown
10= [25 plays] each for…
+ Spin Doctors – Two Princes
+ The Cranberries – Dreams

Analysis: 24 days, up to 22-01-2023
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 6292
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1199
Variety factor for this station is : 19%

50% OF PLAYS is 181 Songs (15% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 97 MOST played songs (8% of the total)
or 900 LEAST played songs (75% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 5h 52m
10th most played song airs every: 22h 9m
97th most played song airs every: 1d 17h 8m
181st most played song airs every: 2d 4h 21m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 855 (71.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 21 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1286
..in 3 months: 1804, in 6 months: 2591
..in 9 months: 3246, in 12 months: 3950

Top 10 Most Played:

1= [98 plays] each for…
+ Blink-182 – Edging
+ DMA’s – Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s…
+ Noel Gallagher’s High Flying… – Pretty Boy
4 [97 plays] Inhaler – Love Will Get You There
5 [93 plays] Paramore – This Is Why
6 [83 plays] The Lathums – Say My Name
7 [46 plays] Sam Fender – Wild Grey Ocean
8 [44 plays] Razorlight – You Are Entering The Human Heart
9 [27 plays] Sam Fender – Getting Started
10 [26 plays] Noel Gallagher’s High Flying… – Easy Now

Analysis: 25 days, up to 22-01-2023
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 6861
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1347
Variety factor for this station is : 19.6%

50% OF PLAYS is 303 Songs (22.4% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 149 MOST played songs (11% of the total)
or 845 LEAST played songs (62.7% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 8h 49m
10th most played song airs every: 15h 23m
149th most played song airs every: 3d 3h
303rd most played song airs every: 3d 13h 42m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 904 (67.1%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
3 after 20 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1434
..in 3 months: 2107, in 6 months: 2842
..in 9 months: 3318, in 12 months: 3684

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [68 plays] Theory of a Deadman – Dinosaur
2 [62 plays] Halestorm – Mine
3 [51 plays] Shinedown – Dysfunctional You
4 [47 plays] Kid Bookie – Bookie’s Dirtbag
5 [43 plays] Metallica – Lux Æterna
6 [41 plays] Boston Manor – Crocus
7 [40 plays] Pierce The Veil – Emergency Contact
8= [39 plays] each for…
+ Disturbed – Unstoppable
+ Enter Shikari – Bull
+ Skindred – Gimme That Boom

Analysis: 23 days, up to 22-01-2023
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7096
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 803
Variety factor for this station is : 11.3%

50% OF PLAYS is 166 Songs (20.6% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 85 MOST played songs (10.5% of the total)
or 536 LEAST played songs (66.7% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 50m
10th most played song airs every: 10h 24m
85th most played song airs every: 1d 10h 30m
166th most played song airs every: 1d 18h 27m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 348 (43.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
2 after 16 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 899
..in 3 months: 1274, in 6 months: 1649
..in 9 months: 2114, in 12 months: 2428

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [114 plays] The Lathums – Say My Name
2 [112 plays] Razorlight – You Are Entering The Human Heart
3= [111 plays] each for…
+ Noel Gallagher – Pretty Boy
+ Paramore – This Is Why
5 [104 plays] The Snuts – Knuckles
6 [98 plays] Dma`s – Everybody`s Saying Thursday`s The Weekend
7 [93 plays] The Slow Readers Club – Knowledge Freedom Power
8 [90 plays] Inhaler – Love Will Get You There
9 [54 plays] Sam Fender – Gettin` Started
10 [53 plays] Sam Fender – Wild Grey Ocean

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