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.

Analysis of 57 days
from 10-02-2021 to 07-04-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 14490
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1820
Variety factor for this station is : 12.5%

50% OF PLAYS made up of 268 Songs
(14.7% of the total)
Number of songs with 5 plays or less each:
1158 (63.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
2 after 38 DAYS

Top 10 Most played:
1 [171 plays] Rag’n’Bone Man – All You Ever Wanted
2 [171 plays] Royal Blood – Typhoons
3 [154 plays] Foo Fighters – Waiting On A War
4 [150 plays] Jake Bugg – All I Need
5 [146 plays] Kings Of Leon – The Bandit
6 [86 plays]  Gerry Cinnamon – Ghost
7 [79 plays]  Weezer – All My Favourite Songs
8 [74 plays]  Dermot Kennedy – Giants
9 [73 plays]  Richard Ashcroft – Bring On The Lucie
10 [64 plays]  Nothing But Thieves – Impossible

Analysis of 61 days
from 08-02-2021 to 09-04-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 17561
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1599
Variety factor for this station is : 9.1%

50% OF PLAYS made up of 149 Songs
(9.3% of the total)

Number of songs with 5 plays or less each: 1162 (72.6%)

Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
4 after 51 DAYS

Top 10 Most Played:
1 [288 plays] Rag N’ Bone Man – All You Ever Wanted
2 [276 plays] Tom Grennan – Little Bit of Love
3 [257 plays] Weezer – All My Favorite Songs
4 [252 plays] Foo Fighters – Waiting On A War
5 [243 plays] Passenger – Sword from the Stone
6 [214 plays] Del Amitri – It’s Feelings
7 [191 plays] Richard Ashcroft – Bring on the Lucie (FREDA PEEPLE)
8 [179 plays] Ella Henderson / Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together
9 [132 plays] Jake Bugg – All I Need
10 [117 plays] Keith Urban / Pink – One Too Many

Analysis of 58 days
from 10-02-2021 to 08-04-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 15134
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1425
Variety factor for this station is : 9.4%

50% OF PLAYS made up of 129 Songs
(9% of the total)
Number of songs with 5 plays or less each: 1012 (71%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day: ZERO after 44 DAYS

Most Played Top 10:
1 [299 plays] Jake Bugg – All I Need
2 [295 plays] Royal Blood – Typhoons
3 [290 plays] Foo Fighters – Waiting On A War
4 [288 plays] Kings Of Leon – The Bandit
5 [282 plays] Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – All You Ever Wanted
6 [262 plays] Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love
7 [191 plays] Royal Blood – Trouble’s Coming
8 [134 plays] Foo Fighters – Shame Shame
9 [126 plays] Foo Fighters – Making A Fire
10 [96 plays]  Richard Ashcroft – Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple)

Analysis of 58 days
from 10-02-2021 to 08-04-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 17280
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1982
Variety factor for this station is : 11.4%

50% OF PLAYS made up of 367 Songs
(18.5% of the total)
Number of songs with 5 plays or less each: 894 (45.1%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
2 after 53 DAYS

Most Played Top 10:
1 [140 plays] Lilhuddy – 21st Century Vampire
2 [128 plays] Royal Blood – Typhoons
3 [128 plays] Corey Taylor – Samantha’s Gone
4 [120 plays] Papa roach ft. Jeris Johnson – Last Resort Reloaded
5 [113 plays] Normandie – Babylon
6 [113 plays] Pretty Reckless – And So It Went
7 [102 plays] Mike Shinoda ft. iann dior, UPSAHL – Happy Endings
8 [101 plays] Biffy Clyro – North of No South
9 [87 plays]  Mod Sun – Flames
10 [82 plays]  Levara – AutomaticNow

Analysis of 27 days
from 25-02-2021 to 23-03-2021

NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED 7379
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 928
Variety factor for this station is : 12.5%

50% OF PLAYS made up of 173 Songs
(18.6% of the total)
Number of songs with 5 plays or less each: 476 (51.2%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
2 after 24 DAYS

Most Played Top 10:
1 [82 plays]  Foo Fighters – Waiting On A War
2 [82 plays]  Jake Bugg – All I Need
3 [77 plays]  Kings Of Leon – The Bandit
4 [63 plays]  Blossoms – Pure Pop
5 [58 plays]  Gerry Cinnamon – Ghost
6 [49 plays]  Royal Blood – Trouble`s Coming
7 [45 plays]  Kings Of Leon – Echoing
8 [44 plays]  Biffy Clyro – North Of No South
9 [44 plays]  Royal Blood – Typhoons
10 [42 plays]  Tom Grennan – A Little Bit Of Love

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