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Lewis Capaldi leads top 100 most played songs on UK radio in 2023

The top 100 most played songs on UK radio in 2023 have been revealed, with Lewis Capaldi coming out on top.

According to data from Data Analyst and Why Not Her?, Lewis Capaldi’s song, Forget Me was the number one most-played song by a UK artist across UK radio in 2023, sitting at the top spot overall in the top 100 songs on UK radio in 2023 by both international and UK artists combined.

A total of 48% of songs featured in the top 100 were by domestic UK artist or bands, 19% were by UK male artists/bands/DJs, 13% were by UK female artists/bands/DJs, 6% were UK POC artists/bands/DJs, 7% were UK mixed ethnicity artists/bands/DJ collaborations, 35% were by white UK artists/bands/DJs collaborations and non-binary artist Sam Smith made up 2% of songs featured in artists/bands/DJscollaborations.

Top five most-played songs on UK radio in 2023 by UK artists:

1. Lewis Capaldi, Forget Me

2. Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, Miracle

3. Ed Sheeran, Eyes Closed

4. Lewis Capaldi, Pointless

5. Becky Hill & David Guetta, Remember

Top five most-played songs on UK radio in 2023 by international / domestic / all artists:

1.Lewis Capaldi, Forget Me

2 . Miley Cyrus, Flowers

3. Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, Miracle

4. Ed Sheeran, Eyes Closed

5. Taylor Swift, Anti-Hero

UK artists who featured multiple times on uk radio top 100 in 2023:

Lewis Capaldi: three times with Forget Me, Pointless and Wish You The Best.

Becky Hill: four times with Remember (David Guetta), History (Joel Corry), Side Effects (Lewis Thompson) and Disconnect (Chase & Status).

Ed Sheeran: three times with Eyes Closed, Bad Habits and Shivers.

George Ezra: three times with Green Green Grass, Shotgun and Anyone For You.

Joel Corry: four times with Lionheart (Tom Grennan), History (Becky Hill), 0800 Heaven (Nathan Dawe and Ella Henderson) and Head & Heart (MNEK).

Dua Lipa: three times with Dance The Night, Houdini and Cold Heart (Elton John).

Tom Grennan: three times with How Does It Feel, Here and Lionheart (Joel Corry).

Ella Henderson: twice with 0800 Heaven (Nathan Dawe and Joel Corry) and React (Switch Disco).

Raye: twice with Escapism (070 Shake) and Prada (Cassö and D-Block Europe).

Lewis Capaldi photo credit via Shutterstock: Chris James Ryan photography.