Aircheck Releases Top Songs Played on Australian Radio in 2023

The Aircheck National Radio Airplay Chart have released the most played songs on Australian radio in 2023. No 1 is surprisingly not Taylor Swift, or Ed Sheeran, although both had two in the top 10. A round of applause to Wollongong’s i98FM who played more Australian music this year than any other commercial radio station.

No. 1 was Chemical by Post Malone with 23,826 spins, and who was in Australia recently for a series of concerts and music festivals. No 2 was Miley Cyrus‘s Flowers, which was No. 1 on the Aircheck Charts for 14 weeks. Postie was only No. 1 for 2 weeks but stayed in the Top 10 for 23 and did not dip lower than No. 17 for eight consecutive months. Three was perennial favourite of Australians, Pink and Trustfall.

Swift was 5 (Anti-Hero) and 10 (Cruel Summer). Sheeran was 6 (Eyes Closed) and 8 (Celestial).

Peter Tuskan from AirCheck Australia / RCS said:

“Considering the year that Taylor has had, it’s surprising she didn’t earn a spot in radio’s Top 3. This could be attributed to the quick succession of singles that were serviced to radio this year, as well as the sheer strength of her catalogue that continues to have staying power across multiple formats.”

Peking Duk was the highest placed Australian act with I Want You ft. Darren Hayes  at No. 13 with 18,693 spins, then The Kid Laroi’s Love Again (29) and Troye Sivan’s Rush (38). Overall, 21 songs by Aussie acts made the list with i98FM playing more than any other commercial radio station; 390 different songs by Aussie acts, totaling 25,712 spins.

Jaben Ryan, i98FM Content Director, said:

“Australian music is filled with amazing artists, musicians, song writers and performers, and i98’s strong commitment to Australian music will continue to grow. From new music, to breakthrough artists, to the stars on the world stage, we have an amazing catalogue of music available and I encourage all radio stations to support our home grown talent.”

Ed Sheeran had the most chart entries with seven songs. Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, The Weeknd and Post Malone each had four in the Top 100.

Universal Music Australia represented the most music, a 41.31% share including Chemical at No 1.





First published by RadioToday. Read original here



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