The National Radio Airplay Chart is compiled using AirCheck spins data from Thursday to Wednesday each week & is published every Thursday. It is the most immediate and accurate data of the past 7 days airplay from all 54 commercial radio stations in the top eight markets. The chart is also published every week on the radioinfo website. You will also find a number of AirCheck airplay charts on the Radio Today website.

AirCheck, with Australia's real-time airplay charts from radio & TV, also provides up to the minute data to The Music Network for compiling their airplay charts in their weekly publication. AirCheck are exclusive suppliers of airplay data for Mediabase, Radioinfo, Mediaweek, all major radio stations & record companies.

The Top Ten songs and commercials are compiled from monitoring all 54 commercial stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, Central Coast, Newcastle & Geelong.

AClick the drop down menu for the most accurate and immediate snapshot of the Top Ten songs and commercials in every AirCheck market.

Top 100 Songs of 2017

Did You Know?

The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s ‘Something Just Like This’ was the most played song on Australian radio this year. The smash hit, released on 22 February, was spun 21,421 times across 29 stations with Nova 919 Adelaide playing the track the most, accounting for 1,397 spins.

It was a big year for The Chainsmokers, with their singles ‘Paris’ and ‘Closer’ also featured on the Top 100, in at No.29 and No.82 but neither could match ‘Something Just Like This’, with airplay that is the equivalent of playing the track on repeat for 59 days.

In second place was Shawn Mendes’ ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ with 20,322 spins – an impressive feat as it did not receive any spins in the year’s first quarter – its first play occurred on 20 April.

Ed Sheeran stormed the Top 10 with ‘Shape Of You’, ‘Castle On The Hill’ and ‘Galway Girl’ at No.3, No.4 and No.7. Combining all of his singles, remixes and collaborations, Sheeran was the most heard artist on Australian radio of 2017 with a grand total of 79,609 spins across 48 stations.

Shining the spotlight on artists closer to home, Lorde’s ‘Greenlight’ was in at No.10 receiving 15,454 spins with Jessica Mauboy not too far behind at No.25 with 12,705 spins. This year, 13 Australian/New Zealand acts were featured on the Top 100 Most Played Songs including Starley, Pnau and Peking Duk in at No.34, No.43 and No.45.

Did You Know? To create a similar report in AirCheck™, Run an Ad Analysis report, select your stations and dates, select the Top 100 Brands checkbox and click GO.


'Did You Know' is based on commercial and song airplay data from radio and television stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide, Central Coast, Newcastle & Geelong.

'Did You Know' mentions Top 5, Top 10 or Top 20. This refers to the number of times a song or commercial (excluding "Credits/Sponsorships") played as stated, by single station or single market or multiple markets or ALL markets monitored. If the term 'Radio' is used, this means ALL radio stations monitored unless specific stations or markets are mentioned.