PRS For Music has just released a list of the most popular songs of the noughties, based on the number of plays and performances. Here’s the top ten, beginning with Take That’s ubiquitous ‘Shine’. Thanks Morrisons.
9. Duffy, ‘Mercy’
9. Duffy, ‘Mercy’ This was the song (co-written with Steve Booker) that made Duffy the first ever Welsh woman to reach No. One on the UK Singles Chart since Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 hit ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’.
Lily Allen slots into Number 8 with ‘The Fear’, a track we’re not sure we’ve heard all that much. Which probably means it’s less annoying / better than some of the others.
Ah Blunty. Of course he’s here, and of course it’s ‘You’re Beautiful’. In at seven.
Wet Wet Wet take the Number Six spot with the song that keeps on giving, ‘Love is All Around’. The damn track came out in 1994 too!
The fifth most popular track from 2000 to 2010? Why it’s Liberty X of course, in at five with ‘Just A Little’. What do you mean, Liberty who?
Jamelia just misses out on a place on the podium with ‘Superstar’ at Number Four.
Another nineties track that just won’t die, it’s Robbie Williams’ ‘Angels’ in at three. Remember when he was slim and ‘hunky’?
Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ takes second place in the PRS countdown of the most popular tracks of the noughties based on plays and performances.
And in at Number One, perhaps fittingly, the ruthlessly addictive ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ from Kylie Minogue. Gawd damn that track and it’s everlasting omnipresence.