It’s been one year since triple j’s sister station Double J launched, and in that 12 months the Australian digital station has broadcast over 117,800 songs, including its first ever, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Get Ready For Love. Now in celebration of their time on air, Double J have shared with listeners some statistics about the year that was.
Interestingly, according to the handy infographic you can see below, almost 70 per cent of the songs played on triple j over the last year were songs from this decade. The second most played decade is the early 2000s, followed by the 1990s, signifying that the station has made good on its initial promise to focus on new music, while also celebrating the iconic tunes of the past.
Almost 34 per cent of songs played on Double J in its first year were by Australian acts and two per cent were by Indigenous artists. The most played Australian acts on the station include Angus and Julia Stone, Augie March, Chet Faker, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul Kelly and Mia Dyson – the winner of Double J’s Australian artist of the year award.
The most played song on the station in the last year wasn’t by an Australian artists though, with that honour going to Scottish experimental rockers Mogwai and their 2014 track Teenage Exorcists.
Check out all the stats in the infographic below.
Watch: First moments of Double J on air
Via Double J