A new poll compiled by BBC Radio 2 and the UK’s music licensing company, PPL, has revealed the UK’s most listened to songs of the past decade.
The poll gathers the most played songs on radio and television from throughout the 2010s, with pop hits by Pharrell Williams, Adele and Maroon 5 coming out on top of the chart.
Daft Punk’s 2013 track, ‘Get Lucky’, also featuring Pharrell and Nile Rogers, comes in at No.4 in the chart, landing in front of other ubiquitous hits including Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Got A Feeling’ and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’.
So far, only the top 10 has been revealed, with the remaining 30 most played tracks of the decade set to be announced on Radio 2. See the full top 10 below.
In a statement about the poll, PPE’s boss Peter Leathem said: “The top 40 most-played songs are the sounds that radio producers and broadcasters have consistently played throughout the last decade and will evoke many memories for all of us.”
Earlier this year, it was revealed that 'Random Access Memories' had also topped Discogs' 200 best-selling albums from the last decade.
Top 10 most played songs of the 2010s
1. Pharrell Williams, ‘Happy’
2. Adele, ‘Rolling In The Deep’
3. Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera, ‘Moves Like Jagger’
4. Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers, ‘Get Lucky’
5. Justin Timberlake, ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling!’
6. Black Eyed Peas, ‘I Got A Feeling’
7. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk’
8. OneRepublic, ‘Counting Stars’
9. CeeLo Green, ‘Forget You’
10. Kings of Leon, ‘Sex On Fire’
Copyright Thrust Publishing Ltd. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.djmag.com as the source.