Australian Radio spun Australian Music over 900,000 times in 2018 - Noise11.com
5 Seconds Of Summer, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

5 Seconds Of Summer, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Australian Radio spun Australian Music over 900,000 times in 2018

by Paul Cashmere on December 20, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Australian radio paid greater attention to Australian music in 2018 with almost 50,000 most spins this year.

“It was a great year for local music,” said AirCheck’s Riarne Gale. “Of the 4 million songs played on radio this year, almost 900,000 were Australian. Overall, Australian tracks received 49,755 more spins than last year”.

The most played Australian song for 2018 was 5 Seconds of Summer ‘Youngblood’. The next top 5 artists were Dean Lewis (Be Alright), Amy Shark (I Said Hi), Vance Joy (We’re Going Home) and Conrad Sewell (Healing Hands).

22 Australian songs registered in the Top 100 this year but some you can eliminate as true Australian recordings. Songs by David Guetta featuring Sia, Zayn featuring Sia and Jonas Blue featuring William Singe are stretching the definition of “Australian music” as they are US or UK music just featuring an Australian act (and in Sia’s case, an Australian act who hasn’t been a resident for over 10 years).

On the non-resident front you also have Keith Urban, Kylie Minogue, Troye Sivan and Conrad Sewell who also live and record outside of Australia.

However it is great news for Sydney’s Gang of Youths, Dean Lewis, Guy Sebastian, PNAU and 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark from the Gold Coast, Canberra’s Peking Duk, The Rubens from Menangle, Melbourne’s Vance Joy, Brisbane’s Sheppard and Darwin’s Jessica Mauboy.

The Most Played Australian Songs of 2018

2. 5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood
7. Dean Lewis – Alright
9. Amy Shark – I Said Hi
18. Vance Joy – We’re Going Home
26. Conrad Sewell – Healing Hands
32. Morgan Evans – Day Drunk
38. Sheppard – Coming Home
39. Amy Shark – All Loved Up
45. Pnau – Go Bang
50. David Guetta feat. Sia – Flames
56. Peking Duk – Fire
63. The Rubens feat. Sarah – Never Ever
67. Zayn feat. Sia – Dusk Till Dawn
75. Troye Sivan – My My My
79. Vance Joy – Saturday Sun
87. Jonus Blue feat. William Singe – Mama
88. Jessica Mauboy – We Gotta Love
89. Guy Sebastian – Bloodstone
91. Keith Urban – Parallel Line
93. Kylie Minogue – Dancing
99. Gang of Youths – Let Me Down Easy

Check out the complete Top 100 here

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Related Posts

Emma Donovan and Dan Sultan join Archie Roach in the ABC Melbourne Studio Foyer celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Archie Roach album Charcoal Road. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Emma Donovan Previews ‘Til My Song is Done’ With Title Track

Emma Donovan took to Melbourne’s historic Forum Theatre to create a video for the title track to her upcoming album ‘Til My Song Is Done’.

1 day ago
Taylor Swift at the MCG Melbourne 16 February 2024 Photo Credit TAS Rights Management
Taylor Swift Describes ‘Tortured Poets Department’ As a “Life-Line”

Taylor Swift has admitted her upcoming album, 'The Tortured Poets Department', was "really a lifeline for me".

5 days ago
Rihanna photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rihanna Album No 9 Is On The Way

Rihanna is "working on" her long-awaited ninth studio album.

5 days ago
Taylor Swift at the MCG Melbourne 16 February 2024 Photo Credit TAS Rights Management
Australian Acts Cover Taylor Swift For Triple M

Australian radio station Triple M curated an incredible list of Australian artists performing the songs of Taylor Swift and it really, really works.

5 days ago
Dukes of Hazzard Star Slammed For Nasty Beyoncé Comment

Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider slammed for 'dog' comparison.

6 days ago
Taylor Swift the 2009 Noise11 interview
Taylor Swift Started Out Humble and Remains Humble. Watch The 2009 Noise11 interview

In 2009 when Taylor Swift toured Australia she took time out to join us for an early edition of her story at Noise11.

6 days ago
Taylor Swift at the MCG Melbourne 16 February 2024 Photo Credit TAS Rights Management
Taylor Swift Performs First Australian Show For The Eras Tour In Melbourne

Reporting a first-hand account of the Taylor Swift phenomenon was not something I was expecting but when I was invited to attend the first Australian show of The Eras Tour my interests piqued. This will truly be the biggest music event in Australia for 2024. The Eras Tour is breaking records all over the world. It is major news.

February 17, 2024