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Most played songs 2003-2008

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MrsSprat Tue 22-Jul-08 15:46:12

This made slightly depressing reading.

The five most played tracks, 2003-8

Bad Day - Daniel Powter
Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
I Don't Feel Like Dancin' - Scissor Sisters
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Source: PRS

With the exception of the Scissors, how dull we are. Or how dull those radio station algorhythms are.

lurkingdad Tue 22-Jul-08 19:18:30

It's not so surprising really that the most popular music is the kind of stuff that you don't really notice and is used for background music. Anything too clearly sitting at a point on the spectrum away from the middle ground would not have the mass appeal. For example I could list half a dozen folk songs that I love from this period but just the word folk would turn a lot of people off, they may prefer hard rock, but we would both be able to sit in a pub with the above playing in the background and barely have an opinion about them.

OverMyDeadBody Tue 22-Jul-08 19:20:54

it just goes to show how dull mainstream radio stations are.

hearnoevil Mon 28-Jul-08 12:20:50

it's onot only radio play/ music channells etc.
songs like "had a bad day" or "chasing cars" may have gotten a lot of play when they were flavour of the month, but where they have shot up the "most played" list is commercial/media.
they lend themselves to use in adds and tv shows/movies.
so every coffee/hot chocolate/fast food/ chocolate/sweet company has a ready made add for them thanks to that song. show someone have a shitty day then as the up beat chorus kicks in, show their husband/wife/child give them a bigmac/horlicks and everything is ok again, done and dusted.
these then get played about 50 times a day if the company is big enough, without anyone actually requesting it.

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