Did you know statistical analysis isn't just for sports geeks and political pollsters? And here at 98FM we’ve done some extensive statistical research into what music you guys wanna hear.
After collecting, exploring and reading large amounts of data to try discover underlying patterns and trends... we then just asked people to text in their favourite song!
Then, because we are sound, we creatively digested this year long data research and now present to you
“The top 10 most requested songs in the WORLD EVER*” ( *On 98FM between 7am – 9pm daily )
10. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
9. Kodaline- High Hopes
8. Avicii - Hey Brother
7. Calvin Harris - Ready For The Weekend
6. Blur - Song 2
5. Pharrell Williams – Happy
4. Ellie Goulding – Love me like you do
3. Taylor Swift- Shake it Off
2. Hozier – Take me to Church
1. Ed Sheeran – Thinking out Loud
As expected Taylor Swift featured very high in our research with Blank Space and Style almost making the top 10, but ‘Shake it off’ ... shook them off.
Sam Smiths I'm not the Only one was just outside the top 10 with David Guetta, Adele, Arctic Monkeys, and Green Day all landing in the top 20.
Oasis, My Chemical Romance and Rhianna are still popular with your radio ears and you’ll be glad to know, you’ll hear them all on 98FM.
But the winner by far was the God of soppy marriage proposals, the best busker in Musicdom, the Ginger Legend - Ed Sheeran.
Ed’s back catalogue outperformed Hozier by a nose, with Don’t, Sing, Lego House, Drunk, and the A Team making him the most requested artists ever in the world ever... on 98FM.
So it’s not just us... The music IS better on 98.