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RTRFM Top Played Tracks – First Half of 2018

Monday 30th July / presented by Will Backler

We love our stats here at RTRFM, so instead of just crunching the play count numbers for the entire year, we got a bit excited and decided to take stock at the mid-year point, and, oh, what a list!

As RTRFM is not playlisted, meaning the music department doesn't instruct presenters to play anything and rather they have 100% programming control over their shows, to be a top played track at the station means the song is exceptional, as it has caught on with both listeners and thus presenters alike... this also leads to a large number of equal plays, as you will see with the numbering below!

What was clear was the top 10 most played tracks were all from WA artists (as pictured), as well as a very clear number one most played track for the first half of the year - Albany-born, Fremantle-based, the absolutely incredible Carla Geneve was a full 10 spins clear of second placed Mt. Mountain with her endearing and infectious single that has captured Perth, Greg's Discount Chemist. 

Some other stats of note - of the 41 top played tracks, 73% were from WA17% were from overseas, and 10% were from interstate artists. 

63% of the songs were by female artists or female-fronted acts, 27% were from male artists or male-fronted acts, and 10% were from male/female duos.

To stream the below 41 most played tracks for the first half of 2018 in all their glory, head over to our featured music page.

1. Carla Geneve - Greg's Discount Chemist 

2. Mt. Mountain - Cathedral 

3. Tanaya Harper - Graceless 

3. Verge Collection - Feelin' Old 

5. Simone & Girlfunkle - Girls 

6. Demon Days - No Winners 

6. Em Burrows - Boy 

8. Abbe May - Love Decline 

8. Noah Dillon - Maggots 

10. The Little Lord Street Band - Heartache Moon 

11. Carla Geneve - Red Rocks 

11. Pat Chow - No Strings 

13. Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless 

13. Davey Craddock - One Punch 

13. Feels - Research 

16. Lowtide - Elizabeth  Tower 

16. Original Past Life - Infinity 

16. Stella Donnelly - Talking 

19. Beach House - Lemon Glow 

19. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake 

19. Ruby Boots - Don't Talk About It 

22. Demon Days - Killer Bees 

22. New Talk - Red Tuesday 

22. Simone & Girlfunkle - Gary Song 

25. Debbie Downers - Nay Nays 

25. Lucy Dacus - Addictions 

25. Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics - Baby 

25. Soccer Mommy - Your Dog 

25. Your Girl Pho - Feelen 

30. Amyl & The Sniffers - Cup of Destiny 

30. JAMILLA - Beautiful 

30. Tropical Fuck Storm - You Let My Tyres Down 

30. Your Girl Pho - Sinister 

34. Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse - Bindi Bindi 

34. Last Quokka - Ninaloo 

34. Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)

37. Ginoli - Wild Hall 

37. Kadhja Bonet - Mother Maybe 

37. Kuzich - Innervisions feat. Mei Saraswati 

37. Sudan Archives - Nont for Sale 

37. Tourist Kid - Learn 

Special thank you to Daniel Midgley for his statistical wizardry in compiling this list.

All live musical performances are included in our podcasts with the express permission of artists, who reserve all other rights in their music. All music used in our podcasts is licensed under an APRA Community Broadcasting license agreement.

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