Oasis and, surprisingly, Soundgarden come close behind...

NIRVANA‘s ‘SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT’ video has been played on MTV in the UK more than any other track.

The promo tops a list compiled to mark the station’s 15th anniversary of broadcasting in Europe.

Only three of the tracks in the top 10 are from British acts, with Oasis‘ ‘Wonderwall’ the highest at number two. Surprisingly, Soundgarden enter at Three with 1994 single’Black Hole Sun’. Few of the tracks are more than ten years old.

The 15 most played tracks on MTV in the UK and Ireland are as follows:

1. ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ – Nirvana

2. ‘Wonderwall’ – Oasis

3. ‘Black Hole Sun’ – Soundgarden

4.’Sabotage’ – Beastie Boys

5.’Loser’ – Beck

6.’Buddy Holly’ – Weezer

7. ‘Ironic’ – Alanis Morissette.

8. ‘Virtual Insanity’ – Jamiroquai

9. ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ – The Verve

10. ‘Losing My Religion’ – REM

11.’No Scrubs’ – TLC

12. ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way?’ – Lenny Kravitz

13. ‘Don’t Speak’ – No Doubt

14. ‘The Real Slim Shady’ – Eminem

15. ‘Frozen’ – Madonna