Can radio still deliver smash hits?

Andre Paine

The enduring power of radio is under scrutiny as Music Week research shows that a minority of the biggest airplay songs of 2018 made the Top 20 singles of the year.

Based on Radiomonitor and Official Charts Company data, just eight of the Top 20 airplay performers last year were also in the Top 20 singles of 2018. In 2017, there were 12 airplay Top 20 hits in the end-of-year Top 20 sales.

Pink’s What About Us was No.20 on ...

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