We’re now entering not only a new year but a new decade, with the noughties giving way to the tens. So, as we say goodbye to 2009 and welcome in 2010, it’s time to sum up what we listened to over the last decade.
There must have literally thousands of tracks released over the last decade, but there’s only a relatively small amount that make it past the first few listens and enter or collective consciousness.
Music licensing company, PPL, has compiled the top 50 most played songs of the noughties. The full list is available to view on its Web site, but below is the top 10.
1. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
2. Take That – Shine
3. Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
4. The Feeling – Love It When You Call
5. Sugababes – About You Now
6. Take That – Rule The World
7. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
8. Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
9. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
10. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
There are no surprises here, as I can attest to the fact these songs have been played on a continuous loop on radio and TV over the last decade. It’s interesting that all of the top three were released in 2006, however.
PPL’s Head of Music Reporting, Tim Silver, said:
“The noughties has been a decade for great new music and which has been listened to by ever growing numbers of people. Just as they love listening to new music, there will also always be a place for golden oldies, evident in our top 50.”
He’s referring to the likes of Thin Lizzy at number 12 (1976), The Police at number 29 (1983), and Aretha Franklin at number 50 (1968).
The noughties were a great decade for music, and we can only hope the tens is equally as good.
[Photo Source: Amazon.co.uk]