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: 14 days, up to 16-09-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 3684
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1110
Variety factor for this station is : 30.1%

50% OF PLAYS is 258 Songs (23.2% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 140 MOST played songs (12.6% of the total)
or 711 LEAST played songs (64% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 7h 48m
10th most played song airs every: 15h 16m
140th most played song airs every: 2d 8h
258th most played song airs every: 2d 19h 12m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 945 (85.1%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
17 after 11 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1426
..in 3 months: 2007, in 6 months: 2561

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [43 plays] Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
2 [41 plays] The Killers – In The Car Outside
3 [40 plays] Manic Street Preachers – The Secret He Had Missed
4 [26 plays] Rag’n’Bone Man – All You Ever Wanted
5= [24 plays] Noel Gallagher – Flying On The Ground
5= [24 plays] Rag’n’Bone Man – Alone
7= [23 plays] Coldplay – Higher Power
7= [23 plays] Royal Blood – Oblivion
7= [23 plays] The Vaccines – Alone Star
10 [22 plays] Blossoms – Care For

Analysis: 14 days, up to 16-09-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 3415
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 697
Variety factor for this station is : 20.4%

50% OF PLAYS is 135 Songs (19.3% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 73 MOST played songs (10.4% of the total)
or 489 LEAST played songs (70.1% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 5h 25m
10th most played song airs every: 14h
73trd most played song airs every: 1d 9h 36m
135th most played song airs every: 1d 13h 20m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 408 (58.5%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
16 after 11 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 959
..in 3 months: 1904, in 6 months: 2631

Top 11 Most Played:

1 [62 plays] Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (acoustic)
2 [60 plays] Calvin Harris / Tom Grennan – By Your Side (acoustic)
3 [52 plays] The Killers – In The Car Outside
4 [44 plays] Rag N’ Bone Man / Nothing But Thieves – Alone
5= [31 plays] Holly Humberstone – The Walls Are Way Too Thin
5= [31 plays] Orla Gartland – You’re Not Special, Babe
7 [30 plays] Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U
8= [28 plays] Dermot Kennedy – Better Days
8= [28 plays] The Script – I Want It All
10= [24 plays] Bastille – Thelma And Louise
10= [24 plays] Sea Girls – Sick

Analysis: 14 days, up to 16-09-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 3755
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 885
Variety factor for this station is : 23.5%

50% OF PLAYS is 139 Songs (15.7% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 73 MOST played songs (8.2% of the total)
or 662 LEAST played songs (74.8% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 4h 28m
10th most played song airs every: 14h 36m
73trd most played song airs every: 1d 6h 32m
139th most played song airs every: 1d 18h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 613 (69.2%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
10 after 10 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1150
..in 3 months: 1849, in 6 months: 2487

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [75 plays] Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Flying On The Ground
2 [74 plays] Blossoms – Care For
3= [71 plays] Royal Blood – Oblivion
3= [71 plays] The Killers – In The Car Outside
5 [68 plays] Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
6 [36 plays] The Wombats – If You Ever Leave I’m Coming With You
7 [31 plays] The Vaccines – Alone Star
8 [30 plays] Sea Girls – Sick
9 [27 plays] Stereophonics – Hanging On Your Hinges
10 [23 plays] The Sherlocks – Falling

Analysis: 14 days, up to 16-09-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 4256
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1463
Variety factor for this station is : 34.3%

50% OF PLAYS is 315 Songs (21.5% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 143 MOST played songs (9.7% of the total)
or 915 LEAST played songs (62.5% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 8h 36m
10th most played song airs every: 12h
143rd most played song airs every: 2d 19h 12m
315th most played song airs every: 3d 12h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1362 (93%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
30 after 13 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1740
..in 3 months: 2184, in 6 months: 2717

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [39 plays] Yungblud – fleabag
2 [35 plays] Papa Roach – Swerve
3= [33 plays] Angels and Airwaves – Losing My Mind
3= [33 plays] Meet Me @ The Altar – Feel a Thing
5 [32 plays] Asking Alexandria – Alone Again
6 [29 plays] Palaye Royale – No Love In LA
7= [28 plays] Creeper – Midnight
7= [28 plays] Don Broco – One True Prince
7= [28 plays] Kid Bookie – In The Dark
7= [28 plays] The Dead Deads – First Tooth

Analysis: 14 days, up to 16-09-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 4096
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 828
Variety factor for this station is : 20.2%

50% OF PLAYS is 164 Songs (19.8% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 84 MOST played songs (10.1% of the total)
or 562 LEAST played songs (67.8% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 5h
10th most played song airs every: 13h 26m
84th most played song airs every: 1d 9h 36m
164th most played song airs every: 1d 18h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 531 (64.1%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
7 after 12 DAYS

Different songs played…
in 1 month: 989, in 3 months: 1510

Top 10 Most Played:

1= [67 plays] Gang Of Youths – The Angel Of 8Th Avenue
1= [67 plays] Noel Gallagher`s High Flying Birds – Flying On The Ground
1= [67 plays] Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
4 [57 plays] The Killers – In The Car Outside
5 [45 plays] Inhaler – It Won`t Always Be Like This
6 [40 plays] The Snuts – Glasgow
7 [37 plays] Foo Fighters – Making A Fire
8 [36 plays] Blossoms – Care For
9 [26 plays] The Vaccines – Alone Star
10 [25 plays] Royal Blood – Typhoons

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