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Snow Patrol top PPL’s love song airplay list

By | Published on Tuesday 9 February 2016

Snow Patrol

Artists! Good news. I’ve found a chart that isn’t topped by Adele. Who’d have thought it possible? I mean, it involved quite a bit of effort on my part. And yes, I grazed my knee getting this for you. And it hurt, I’ll admit it. It’s still a little bit painful now, actually. But it was worth it. For you artists. Who I love. Deeply. If I could, I’d play you all a love song. But I wouldn’t know where to find such a thing.

Anyway, the record industry’s collecting society PPL has scoured its airplay data from the last fifteen years to identify the most (radio) played love songs of the 21st Century in this here United Kingdom Of Love. And Adele could only manage to crawl in at number fifteen! I think that puts everything into a brand new perspective, doesn’t it?

Here’s the list. It’s Valentines Day soon. That’s why they did this list. But I assumed you’d worked that one out for yourself.

1. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
2. Take That – Rule The World
3. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
4. Beyonce feat Jay-Z – Crazy In Love
5. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
6. Bon Jovi – Livin On A Prayer
7. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
8. Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
9. Clean Bandit feat Jess Glynne – Rather Be
10. Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
11. Eurythmics – There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
12. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
13. Michael Buble – Haven’t Met You Yet
14. Train – Drive By
15. Adele – Someone Like You
16. Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply
17. Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
18. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth
19. Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
20. Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl