Michael Jackson radio play up 1735 per cent

King Of Pop gets massive airplay since passing away

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Michael Jackson's songs received a massive jump in airplay over the weekend, seeing an increase of 1735 per cent.

Jackson's biggest hits have been on constant rotation since his passing last Thursday (June 25), with 'Billie Jean' getting the most plays across the US.

Statistics from Nielsen BDS show that Jackson's songs jumped from 3,671 plays the previous week to 67,383 plays of 143 songs after his death.

According to Billboard, over 22 of the songs have been played more than 1,000 times since June 25.

The most played songs were:

1. 'Billie Jean' - 4,540
2. 'Thriller' - 3,570
3. 'Rock With You' - 3,546
4. 'Don't Stop Til You Get Enough' - 3,135
5. 'P.Y.T' - 2,986
6. 'Beat It' - 2,852
7. 'Man In the Mirror' - 2,827
8. 'Wanna Be Starting Somethin' - 2,493
9. 'The Way You Make Me Feel' - 2,387
10. 'Human Nature' - 2,175

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--By our New York staff.
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