The Insanity Playlist, 5/5/14

Good afternoon and welcome back to another hectic term at Insanity radio! Hope everyone’s had a great holiday and is gearing up for exams nicely (or procrastinating hardcore!) With the arrival of the new schedule, it was about time for a new playlist – and to mark the new term it’s out with the old and in with the new! No seriously, we’ve had such a massive clearout of great tunes – gone are the days that you’d find “Rather Be” or “Hey Now” looping on repeat at the top of the A-list. There’s so much new music to showcase here that it’s pretty much impossible to give you my top picks… I’ll just point you in the direction of Indila’s “Dernière Danse”, Asgeir’s amazing cover of “Heart-Shaped Box” and new tracks from Feed The Rhino and ZOAX as my personal favourites… but there really is too much to choose from!
What are you waiting for? Dive in and explore!

A-List:
* Aloe Blacc – The Man
Calvin Harris – Summer
*Clean Bandit – Extraordinary
*Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars
*DJ Snake and Lil Jon – Turn Down For What
*Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart
*Embrace – Follow You Home
*Foxes – Holding Onto Heaven
*Indila – Dernière Danse
Kiesza – Hideaway
*Lana Del Rey – West Coast
*Linkin Park – Until It’s Gone
*Mr. Probz – Waves
Secondcity – I Wanna Feel
*Shift K3Y – Touch
*Sigma – Nobody To Love
*Tiesto – Wasted

B-List:
*Asgeir – Heart-Shaped Box
*Florrie – Free Falling
*I Heart Sharks – To Be Young
*Jake Evans – This Is Life
Katy B – Still
*Natives – Ghost
*Rae Morris – Do You Even Know?
*Rebecca and Fiona – Holler
*Spring Offensive – Bodylifting
*Such Sights – Seeing is Believing
*The Correspondants – Fear & Delight
*The Used – Cry
*Three Days Grace – Painkiller
*We The Ghost – Sinking Suspicion

C-List:
*Circle Of Reason – Sea of Voices
*DZ Deathrays – Reflective Skull
*Eliza Shaddad – Waters
*Feed The Rhino – Give Up
*George Merk – The End
*Humbug Free Art – Hawaii
*Jimi Raine – Rock’n’Roll Band
*Mungo’s Hi-Fi – Serious Time ft. YT
*Phoria – Emanate
*ZOAX – Jekyll Meets Hyde

* denotes new entry

The Insanity Playlist 24/03/14

As many a student slogs through their end of term deadlines, we at Insanity attempt to keep spirits up via music. Cue this week’s playlist! The playlist has once again been given quite a big update, aiming to keep everyone going with the best new tracks around. So, what to look out for? Well, we’re looking at new entries from Calvin Harris, Neon Jungle and the increasingly popular Duke Dumont on the A-list, while we welcome Marmozets, Haim and The Orwells back to our B-list. Last, but certainly not least, our C-list is once again the centre of new talent; personal favourites here at Insanity being tracks from Making Monsters, Davidge and Zella Day. But enough talk: go ahead and listen to the tracks for yourselves!

 

A-List:
5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
*Calvin Harris – Summer
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Coldplay – Magic
*Duke Dumont – I Got U (feat. Jax Jones)
Florrie – Seashells
John Legend – All of Me
John Newman – Out Of My Head
Kiesza – Hideaway
Krewella – Enjoy The Ride
Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue
Little Mix – Word Up!
London Grammar – Hey Now
*Madeon – Cut The Kid
*Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard
*Neon Jungle – Welcome To The Jungle
Patent Pending – Hey Mario
Pixie Lott – Nasty
Route 94 – My Love (feat. Jess Glynne)
*Secondcity – I Wanna Feel
Skrillex – Recess

B-List:
Babymetal – Gimme Choko!!
Barenaked Ladies – Odds Are
Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)
Filter – Surprise
*Haim – If I Could Change Your Mind
Katy B – Still
Lily Allen – Our Time
*Marmozets – Why Do You Hate Me?
Natives – Can’t Say No
R3hab & NERVO & Ummet Ozcan – Revolution (Sunship Mix)
Royal Blood – Little Monster
RUFUS – Take Me
Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball (Earthquake) (Kryder Remix)
The Boxer Rebellion – Diamonds
*The Orwells – The Righteous One

C-List:
*Asgeir – Going Home
Autoheart – Beat The Love
Bags Of Rock – Ramming Stone
*Davidge – Gallant Foxes
*Making Monsters – Limits
*Rmours – Cash Machine
*Twin Forks – Cross My Mind
Walking Relic – Every Little Thing
*Zella Day – Sweet Ophelia

* denotes new entry/promotion

Most Played Songs on Insanity – 10/03/14-17/03/14

Want to know which tracks our presenters love playing the most? Look no further: this handy bar chart will explain all!

As always, the songs you’d expect to appear, such as “Rather Be” by Clean bandit and “Arabella” by The Arctic Monkeys show great presence on our airwaves. However, most interesting on this list are the new tracks that are receiving a lot of attention, and the diversity of genres that this list brings. This week, people have mostly been playing rock songs – “Stuck In My Teeth” by Circa Waves and “Coming Of Age” by Foster the People are great examples. Perhaps our presenters are feeling the weight of the oncoming university deadlines? “Late” by Issues seems to sum up many students’ current mindset right now! But enough chatter, see the results for yourselves!

most played songs march 10 - 17

 

Tracks:

Hey Now – London Grammar

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

Air Balloon – Lily Allen

Arabella – The Arctic Monkeys

All Of Me – John Legend

Can’t Rely On You – Paloma Faith

Coming Of Age – Foster The People

She Looks So Perfect – 5 Seconds Of Summer

Stuck In My Teeth – Circa Waves

Heaven Knows – The Pretty Reckless

F For U – Disclosure

Late – Issues

The Insanity Playlist 17/03/14

If there’s one thing that I’ve learnt in the past few weeks at Insanity, it’s that sleep is for the weak! With that in mind, here’s a playlist to brighten your (very early) Monday morning playlist!  SO, what to look out for this week? Kylie’s back with an awesome new track, as are Skrillex, Pixie Lott and also Little Mix, with the official single for Sports Relief. Lily Allen’s new single “Our Time” also makes an entry, and keep your eyes peeled on the C-List for the most inventive use of the bagpipes ever…

A-List:
5 Seconds of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Arctic Monkeys – Arabella
Avicii – Addicted To You
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Coldplay – Magic
Florrie – Seashells
Foster The People – Coming Of Age
John Legend – All Of Me
John Newman – Out Of My Head
Kiesza – Hideaway
*Krewella – Enjoy The Ride
*Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue
*Little Mix – Word Up!
*London Grammar – Hey Now
Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You
Patent Pending – Hey Mario
*Pixie Lott – Nasty
Route 94 – My Love (feat. Jess Glynne)
*Skrillex – Recess
The Fray – Love Don’t Die

B-List:
Babymetal – Gimme Choko!!
*Barenaked Ladies – Odds Are
*Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)
Filter – Surprise
*Katy B – Still
*Lily Allen – Our Time
Madeon – Cut The Kid
Natives – Can’t Say No
R3hab & NERVO & Ummet Ozcan – Revolution (Sunship Mix)
Royal Blood – Little Monster
*RUFUS – Take Me
Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball (Earthquake) (Kryder Remix)
*The Boxer Rebellion – Diamonds
The Pretty Reckless – Heaven Knows

C-List:
Autoheart – Beat The Love
*Bags Of Rock – Ramming Stone
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Kathleen
*Fear Of Men – Luna
George Ezra – Cassy O’
Heronshaw – Let Me Down Slow
Javeon – Intoxicated
REABO – Whatever May Come
Walking Relic – Every Little Thing

*denotes new entry/promotion

The Insanity Playlist 11/03/14

It’s late on a Monday night (Tuesday evening?) and what better way to celebrate being up at an ungodly hour than a playlist? We’ve had quite a clear-out this week, as we bid farewell to to the almost annoyingly overplayed “Happy”, the beloved “Timber” and “Settle Down” to name but a few. I’m sorry to see many of them go, but in avoiding being stagnant, it felt like time. But fear not! In their place we have a Myriad of new music (heh) for you to explore, with more on the way in the future.  Acts to keep an eye on here include Patent Pending, Florrie, Royal Blood and the bizarre Babymetal… but I’ll let you explore for yourselves! Oh and in case you were wondering, Earthquake was the first song the station ever played on 103.2 FM – 2 years ago last Friday!

A-List:
5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Arctic Monkeys – Arabella
Avicii – Addicted to You
Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
*Coldplay – Magic
Ellie Goulding – Goodness Gracious
*Florrie – Seashells
*Foster the People – Coming Of Age
Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love (feat. MNEK)
John Legend – All of Me
*John Newman – Out Of My Head
*Kiesza – Hideaway
*Labrinth – Earthquake
Le Youth – Dance With Me
Lily Allen – Air Balloon
Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You
*Patent Pending – Hey Mario
Route 94 – My Love (feat. Jess Glynne)
Shakira – Can’t Remember To Forget You (feat. Rihanna)
*Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball (Earthquake) (Kryder Remix)
The Fray – Love Don’t Die
Tiesto – Red Lights

B-List:
*Amber Run – Spark
*Babymetal – Gimme Choko!!
Circa Waves – Stuck In My Teeth
Dead By April – As A Butterfly
Disclosure – F For U
Filter – Surprise
Issues – Late
London Grammar – Hey Now
*M.O. – For A Minute
Madeon – Cut The Kid
*Natives – Can’t Say No
*R3hab & Nervo & Ummet Ozcan – Revolution (Sunship Remix)
*Royal Blood – Little Monster
The Feeling – Fall Like Rain
*The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
The Pretty Reckless – Heaven Knows

C-List:
*Autoheart – Beat The Love
*Catfish and the Bottlemen – Kathleen
*George Ezra – Cassy O’
Heronshaw – Let Me Down Slow
*Javeon – Intoxicated
*REABO – Whatever May Come
The Allergies – Gather Around
The Boxer Rebellion – Diamonds
The Weeknd – Drunk In Love (The Weeknd Remix)
*Tieks – Cake
Walking Relic – Every Little Thing

* denotes new entry or promotion

Most Played Songs 24/02/14 – 03/03/14

Hello and welcome to a new feature at Insanity – we’ve compiled a list of our presenter’s most played songs of the week, so you can see exactly which tracks are our most beloved (some of which will surprise many of us!)

It should come as no surprise that the most played song of the last week is “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, a song which has dominated the airwaves since its release. Arctic Monkeys and Clean Bandit should also be easily expected among this list, but more interesting is the diversity in this list, with acts like The Pretty Reckless and London Grammar also seeing a large amount of airtime. Also a pleasure to see is local band Heronshaw gaining recognition for their excellent single “Let Me Down Slow”. See the full statistics below!Most Played Songs 24.02.14 - 03.03.14

Songs:

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Arctic Monkeys – Arabella

Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You

London Grammar – Hey Now

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

Lily Allen – Air Balloon

Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna

American Authors – Best Day Of My Life

The Pretty Reckless – Heaven Knows

Heronshaw – Let Me Down Slow

U2 – Ordinary Love

Ben Harvey – Drunk

 

The Insanity Playlist 03/03/14

This week on Insanity’s playlist, Pharrell Williams continues his never-ending reign of cheerfulness with his single “Happy” stuck firmly on our playlist, along with his track-buddies Pitbull, Clean Bandit and Ellie Goulding to name but a few. Avicii resurfaces with his new track “Addicted To You” and Lily Allen’s “Air Balloon” joins the ranks of A-list songs. In the B-list, more diversity emerges as Dead By April bolster the metal/rock pickings with new single “As A Butterfly”, balanced by Paloma Faith and London Grammar. New talent is also emerging rapidly as our C-List grows, with fantastic new acts such as Ollie Banks and Walking Relic joining the fan-favourite Heronshaw.

Any questions or suggestions for next week feel free to email [email protected]

(*Denotes new or rising entry)

A-List:

5 Seconds of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
*Arabella – Arctic Monkeys
*Avicii – Addicted to You
Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna
Christina Perri – Human
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Ellie Goulding – Goodness Gracious
Foxes – Let Go For Tonight
Gorgon City – Ready for You Love (feat. MNEK)
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
*John Legend – All of Me
Le Youth – Dance With Me
*Lily Allen – Air Balloon
Lorde – Team
*Matrix and Futurebound – Control (feat. Max Marshall)
MO – Don’t Wanna Dance
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Pitbull – Timber (feat. Ke$ha)
*Route 94 – My Love (feat. Jess Glynne)
Rudimental – Powerless (feat. Becky Hill)
Shakira – Can’t Remember to Forget You (feat. Rihanna)
*Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball (Earthquake) (feat. Matthew Koma)
The 1975 – Settle Down
*The Fray – Love Don’t Die
Tiesto – Red Lights

B-List:

Bring Me The Horizon – Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake
Camo & Krooked – All Night
Circa Waves – Stuck In My Teeth
*Dead By April – As A Butterfly
Disclosure – F For U
*Filter – Surprise
Foster the People – Coming Of Age
Issues – Late
Katy B – Crying for No Reason
Kiesza – Hideaway
London Grammar – Hey Now
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – White Walls
*Madeon – Cut The Kid
*Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You
The Feeling – Fall Like Rain
The Pretty Reckless – Heaven Knows

C-List:

Ben Harvey – Drunk
Grouplove – Ways To Go
Heronshaw – Let Me Down Slow
Karma Kid – Like I’m On Fire
*Ollie Banks – Back To You
The Allergies – Gather Around
*The Boxer Rebellion – Diamonds
The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
*The Weeknd – Drunk in Love (The Weeknd Remix)
*Walking Relic – Every Little Thing

Insanity Playlists 15/11/13

This week on our playlists our old friend Avicii continues his reign with his new single that comes out next month, Arctic Monkeys follow up their announcement of big summertime gigs next year with new single “One For The Road”, Ed Sheeran’s soundtrack for the new Hobbit movie hits the B-List and a bunch of fantastic up-and-coming acts take pride of place on our C-List.

Any questions or suggestions for next week feel free to email [email protected]

(*Denotes new or rising entry)

A List

Arctic Monkeys- One For The Road*
Avicii- Hey Brother*
Bastille- Of The Night*
Chase & Status- What I Might Do
Chvrches- The Mother We Share
Daft Punk ft. Pharell Williams- Lose Yourself To Dance
Eminem ft. Rihanna- The Monster*
Fall Out Boy- Young Volcanoes
Iggy Azalea- Change Your Life
Jake Bugg- What Doesn’t Kill You
James Blunt- Bonfire Heart
Katy Perry- Roar
Klangkarussell- Sonnentanz
Lady Gaga ft. R Kelly- Do What U Want
Lorde- Royals
Little Mix- Move*
Miley Cyrus- Wrecking Ball
One Direction- Story Of My Life*
OneRepublic- Chasing Stars
Robin Thicke- Give It 2 U
Storm Queen- Look Right Through (MK Remix)*
Tom Odell- I Know*

B List

Arcade Fire- Here Comes The Night Time*
AWOLNATION- Sail
Beady Eye- Iz Rite
Classified ft. Olly Murs- Inner Ninja*
David Bowie- Love Is Lost
Ed Sheeran- I See Fire*
Editors- Honesty
Kodaline- All I Want
Kings of Leon- Beautiful War*
HAIM- Forever*
Imagine Dragons- On Top Of The World*
James Blake- Retrograde
London Grammar- Nightcall
Lissie- Sleepwalking
Rudimental ft. Emeli Sande- Free
The 1975- Girls
The Killers- Shot At The Night
Vampire Weekend- Step
You Me At Six- Lived A Lie

C List

Dum Dum Girls- Lost Boys and Girls Club
Japanese Fighting Fish- He Doesn’t Know What He Wants*
Josh Record- Bones*
Keith Cullen- With Eyes Open*
Robin Remeii- Effy
Metronomy- I’m Aquarius*
Say Lou Lou- Better In The Dark*
Samantha Crain- Somewhere All The Time*
The Jezabels- The End

Playlists 01/11

This week we have Arcade Fire looking set to top the album charts with their fourth record, James Blake wins the Mercury Music Prize with “Overgrown” and Lady Gaga joins us back on the A-List with the second single off her soon-to-be-released Artpop album. Sleeper hits “Sail” and “Echoes” return off of YouTube popularity and that little guy Jake Bugg seems to be sticking around.

Any comments, questions or suggestions then email [email protected]!

(* denotes new or rising entry)

A List:

Arcade Fire – Reflektor*
Arctic Monkeys- Why D’You Only Call Me When You’re High?
Aviicii- You Make Me
Ben Pearce- What I Might Do
Chase & Status- What I Might Do*
Chvrches- The Mother We Share
Daft Punk ft. Pharell Williams- Lose Yourself To Dance
Don Broco- You Wanna Know*
Drake- Hold On, We’re Going Home
Eminem- Bezerk
Haim- The Wire
Iggy Azalea- Change Your Life*
Jake Bugg- What Doesn’t Kill You*
James Blunt- Bonfire Heart*
John Newman- Cheating
Katy Perry- Roar
Klangkarussell- Sonnentanz
Lady Gaga ft. R Kelly- Do What U Want*
Lorde- Royals*
Macklemore- Same Love
Miley Cyrus- Wrecking Ball
OneRepublic- Chasing Stars
Two Door Cinema Club- Changing of the Seasons
Wilkinson- Afterglow*

B List

AWOLNATION- Sail*
Beady Eye- Iz Rite*
Charlie XCX- SuperLove*
David Bowie- Love is Lost*
Editors- Honesty
Example- All The Wrong Places
James Blake- Retrograde*
Fall Out Boy- Young Volcanoes*
Frank Turner- Oh, Brother
Keane- Higher Than The Sun
Kodaline- All I Want*
Lissie- Sleepwalking*
Paul McCartney- New
Rudimental ft. Emeli Sande- Free*
The 1975- Girls
The Killers- Shot At The Night
Vampire Weekend- Step
You Me At Six- Lived a Lie

C List:

Cults- I Can Hardly Make You Love Me
Delora- Take Me Away*
Dum Dum Girls- Lost Boys and Girls Club*
Foxes- Echo*
Franz Ferdinand- Evil Eye
London Grammar- Nightcall
Robin Remeii- Effy
Sophie- Bipp*
The Jezabels- The End*
The Lumineers- Submarines
Vance Joy- Riptide