Too Much Queen on Auckland Radio - Projects

I had started to form an opinion that Auckland radio stations play too much Queen, Elton John and Rolling Stones. so set out to prove that thinking with data. I was bloody right.
Data collected since 24th June 2023

1.8%
of all songs played are Queen
Too much Queen

Queen are good, but are they so good they should command 1.8% of all songs played on Boomer/GenX radio (GoldFM, The Sound, Coast FM, Radio Hauraki) in Auckland. The answer it a resounding bloody no.

Artist Playcount
Play Count Track
5,488 Queen
5,374 Rolling Stones
5,269 David Bowie
4,547 U2
4,294 Dire Straits
4,273 Fleetwood Mac
4,109 Pink Floyd
3,976 AC/DC
3,678 Talking Heads
3,628 Elton John
3,494 Led Zeppelin
3,334 INXS
3,292 Eagles
2,935 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
2,766 Guns N' Roses
2,749 Aerosmith
2,725 Bruce Springsteen
2,662 Split Enz
2,613 Billy Joel
2,298 The Beatles

351,161
Total songs played
Total Songs played since 24th June 2023

I coded this on 24th June 2023 with only 2 stations, The Sound and Gold FM and then a month later added Hauraki and Coast FM. Even though Coast FM has a month's less data, they are clearly playing more music.

83,621
Hauraki Total Song Count
80,890
The Sound Total Song Count
92,293
The Coast Total Song Count
94,357
Gold FM Total Song Count
Top 20 Songs Playcount for all radio stations
Play Count Track
667Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Eurythmics
628Money For Nothing Dire Straits
588Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi
574Learning To Fly Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
569Rain Dragon
559Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
553Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
520Another One Bites The Dust Queen
514Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard
514Free Fallin' Tom Petty
511Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes
507Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
497Start Me Up Rolling Stones
493Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
477In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
474You Give Love A Bad Name Bon Jovi
471The Final Countdown Europe
470Who Are You The Who
469Dancing In the Dark Bruce Springsteen
465April Sun in Cuba Dragon

Radio Hauraki Top 20 Songs Playcount
Play Count Track
412Out of the Night Racing
306Pull Me Through Royal Blood
287Emotion Sickness Queens of the Stone Age
283The Narcissist Blur
279Under You Foo Fighters
265The American Dream Is Killing Me Green Day
255ONE MORE TIME blink-182
216Who Really Gets What They Want MACEY
208Say It Ain't So Weezer
202Apex Boy & Bear
201Summer of Luv (feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra) Portugal. The Man
196Everlong Foo Fighters
190Beautiful People (Stay High) The Black Keys
187Dance Stamina Pluto
177Ground On Down Ben Harper
177Overcome Nothing but Thieves
173Santa Monica Everclear
172Last Nite The Strokes
171Bloodbuzz Ohio The National
171I Of The Mourning Smashing Pumpkins

The Sound Top 20 Songs Playcount
Play Count Track
208Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top
205All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix
199Be Mine Tonight Th' Dudes
199Smoke On The Water Deep Purple
195Who Are You The Who
194White Room Cream
193That's All Genesis
193In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
192I Got You Split Enz
191The Chain Fleetwood Mac
191Rebel Yell Billy Idol
187Learning To Fly Pink Floyd
185Life's Been Good Joe Walsh
184Gimme Shelter Rolling Stones
184Free Fallin' Tom Petty
184Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
183Learning To Fly Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
183Fortunate Son Creedence Clearwater Revival
182Great Southern Land Icehouse
182More Than A Feeling Boston
3,735
Total unique Artists played
Distinct Artists

Over the years I have spent way too many hours messing with ID3 tags of my own music collections to get them perfect. They are still not. Radio stations ID3 tags are worse than mine. This is the total artists they have played

And below is distinct artists by radio station. I'm willing to bet that at any one time all of them have advertised they have the most variety in music, clearly not the case

829
Unique artists played by goldfm
1,669
Unique artists played by hauraki
1,577
Unique artists played by thecoast
1,041
Unique artists played by thesound