Radio show

Radio show – streaming charts

Radio stations on a bank holiday always have some kind of chart rundown therefore I thought I’d do something similar and see who are the most popular artists I regularly play on the show.

This week’s show is a run down of the top 30 on streaming sites.

To qualify any artist or band just needed to have been played on the show more than once with the exception of any band that changed their musical style significantly to larger success that would skew the stats (sorry The Boo Radleys).

There’s a few surprises in some of the results, for example The Sundays who had minimal success when around are now more popular than most of today’s big bands despite not releasing a note in over 25 years.

Obviously things are very different now compared to the 90s in that you no longer need to visit a shop and buy a cd to hear an album, therefore streaming seems a good way to gauge a band’s current popularity by looking at monthly listeners on Spotify.

The full chart is below:

  1. The Cure
  2. Beach House
  3. Pixies
  4. Mazzy Star
  5. The Velvet Underground
  6. Cocteau Twins
  7. Slowdive
  8. Daughter
  9. Sonic Youth
  10. Alvvays
  11. The Sundays
  12. My Bloody Valentine
  13. Boards of Canada
  14. Sigur Ros
  15. The Jesus & Mary Chain
  16. Blonde Redhead
  17. Broadcast
  18. Love
  19. The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  20. Stereolab
  21. Dinosaur Jr
  22. DIIV
  23. Warpaint
  24. Julie
  25. The Radio Dept
  26. Mogwai
  27. Ride
  28. Deerhunter
  29. Lush
  30. NewDad
  31. Low
  32. Nation of Language
  33. Mojave 3
  34. Nothing
  35. Daniel Avery
  36. Death In Vegas
  37. This Mortal Coil
  38. Mercury Rev
  39. The Pale Saints
  40. Suicide
  41. Nabihah Iqbal
  42. Teenage Fanclub
  43. bdrmm
  44. Kim Gordon
  45. Galaxie 500
  46. Drop Nineteens
  47. Launder
  48. 13th Floor Elevators
  49. House of Love
  50. Slint
  51. Ringo Deathstarr
  52. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  53. Pye Corner Audio
  54. Syd Barrett
  55. Hatchie
  56. Pinkshinyultrablast
  57. Cranes
  58. Nathan Fake
  59. Winter
  60. Ulrich Schnauss
  61. Bowery Electric
  62. Chapterhouse
  63. Airiel
  64. A Place to Bury Strangers
  65. James Holden
  66. Neu!
  67. Catherine Wheel
  68. Spacemen 3
  69. Sugar
  70. Moose
  71. The Field
  72. Medicine
  73. Swirlies
  74. Twilight Sad
  75. Asobi Seksu

Artists were ranked at the end of April 2024 from the monthly listening figures on Spotify.