Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott dominate the airwaves as Sony take out top label honours
‘Where Are You Now’ by Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott has topped the 2022 Year-End Australian Airplay Chart, according to AirCheck™ data released today (14 December 2022).
The hit single debuted on the National Radio Airplay Chart almost exactly one year ago in December 2021, progressing to No. 1 four months later. The song stayed at the summit for two consecutive weeks before giving way to Latto’s ‘Big Energy’. ‘Where Are You Now’ also topped AirCheck’s 2022 Half-Yearly Chart.
Unsurprisingly, Ed Sheeran had the most chart entries of any artist with six, including Top 40 hits ‘2step’, ‘Shivers’, ‘Overpass Graffiti’ and ‘Bam Bam’. Becky Hill, Lady Gaga and The Weeknd scored three entries each.
Vance Joy’s ‘Clarity’ was the most played song by a local act in 2022 with 18,901 spins. The song peaked at No. 5 in August and was one of the most consistent hits of the year, spending 12 weeks in the Top 10. Amy Shark was the only Australian act to reach No. 1 in 2022 with her collab ‘Sway My Way’ alongside R3HAB ruling for two straight weeks.
Keith Williams, RCS Vice President Asia Pacific, said, “It is great to see a strong contingent of Australian artists represented at local radio. In total, there are 16 songs by Aussie acts in the AirCheck Top 100 Most Played Songs for 2022,” he commented today.
The highest ranked song not to feature in the Top 40 chart at any point this year was The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ at No. 63. The smash amassed 5,834 spins across 31 stations, led by Adelaide’s Mix102.3 with 583 plays.
Sony Music Entertainment Australia held the highest share of the Top 100 with 36.40%. The major had a phenomenal year at radio, offering up the three biggest songs of 2022. Sony also scored the most No. 1 singles this year with six as the major spent a combined total of 21 weeks at the summit. Harry Styles accounted for nine of those weeks with ‘As It Was’.
Universal Music Australia were close behind Sony with 33.18% thanks to another strong year for the likes of Becky Hill and Elton John, while Warner Music Australia rounded out 2022 with 21.24%.