Abba Lead in Mid-Year Request Chart

Abba could be on course to land our annual request chart number one for the very first time, as they lead the way at the mid-year stage as the most requested artist of 2024 so far. Abba have appeared on every annual request chart for the last 31 years but have never finished higher than number three, but this could be their lucky year.

The chart is based on the songs and artists requested by patients and staff of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Ed Sheeran has topped our annual chart twice before, and has spent the last three years as our runner-up. He’s currently on track to make it a fourth year in a row in the runner-up position.

Request chart legend Elvis Presley currently lies in third place, which is where he has finished up in the previous two years. He topped our annual chart in 2005, 2018 and 2019. 

The Beatles are at number four on the mid-year chart. They, like Abba, have never topped our annual countdown – peaking at number three in 2008 and 2010.

Defending champions Queen – our annual chart topper for the last four years – currently round off the Top 5 in 5th place, but they also came from behind at the mid-year stage last year so don’t bet against them making it five years in a row!

Also in the mid-year Top 10 – The EaglesColdplay, Bob Marley and Fleetwood Mac. Plus The Carpenters, who could be on track to get their highest ever position on our annual chart, are currently at number eight for the year.

Remmy Williams (who is the sister of one of the RNOH receptionists) is looking to make our annual Top 40 for a fourth consecutive year. Meanwhile we could see big gains for artists like The Beach BoysBob DylanDire Straits and Cliff Richard.

In the battle for the most requested song of the year, “Dancing Queen” by Abba is currently up against “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran and “Hotel California” by Eagles. Also doing well is “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley – which has topped our annual chart twice already since 2019!

The annual countdown will be announced in early January, and will be our 40th annual Top 40 countdown on Radio Brockley. Look out for news of some special programmes nearer the time to mark it’s landmark year.