The most played songs of the noughties …

… on UK radio between 2000 and 2009, according to PPL.

1. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars (2006)
2. Take That – Shine (2006)
3. Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ (2006)
4. Feeling – Love It When You Call (2005)
5. Sugababes – About You Now (2007)
6. Take That – Rule The World (2007)
7. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful (2004)
8. Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot (2004)
9. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (2001)
10. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy (2006)
11. Razorlight – America (2006)
12. Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town (1976)
13. Gwen Stefani featuring Akon – The Sweet Escape (2006)
14. Stereophonics – Dakota (2005)
15. Spiller – Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) (2000)
16. Take That – Patience (2006)
17. Nelly Furtado – Say It Right (2006)
18. Mika – Grace Kelly (2006)
19. Natalie Imbruglia – Torn (1997)
20. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free (1976)
21. Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love (2007)
22. Stranglers – Golden Brown (1981)
23. Outkast – Hey Ya! (2003)
24. Keane – Somewhere Only We Know (2004)
25. Duffy – Mercy (2007)
26. Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight (2000)
27. Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight) (2000)
28. Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby (2006)
29. Police – Every Breath You Take (1983)
30. Scissor Sisters – Filthy/Gorgeous (2003)
31. Pink – Who Knew (2006)
32. Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z – Crazy In Love (2003)
33. Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse – Valerie (2007)
34. U2 – Beautiful Day (2000)
35. All Saints – Pure Shores (2000)
36. Stereophonics – Have A Nice Day (2001)
37. Stealer’s Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You (1972)
38. Kooks – She Moves In Her Own Way (2006)
39. Robbie Williams – Rock DJ (2000)
40. Onerepublic – Apologize (2007)
41. Barry White – You’re The First, The Last, My Everything (1974)
42. Feeling – Fill My Little World (2005)
43. Abba – Dancing Queen (1976)
44. Bon Jovi – Livin On A Prayer (1986)
45. Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation (1972)
46. Pink – Trouble (2003)
47. Daniel Powter – Bad Day (2004)
48. Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry (2006)
49. Orson – No Tomorrow (2006)
50. Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer (1968)

Of course this list will ignore the playlists of many community and RSL stations up and down the UK who don’t have to list every single song they pay to PPL, paying a blanket fee instead. Actually with some of the community station’s I’ve heard (outside the Brentwood area of course) Take That might have even more songs in there if you include those.

Thursday 31 December 2009, 14 views