Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Tops U.K. Most Performed Record of 2010s

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The Most Performed track – One more reason for Pharrell Williams to be glad: his signature track was the most-played track of the last decade within the U.K.

Pharrell’s “Happy” got here out on prime of a brand new chart, published this week by the BBC Radio 2 primarily based on unique information from Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL), with hits by Adele and Maroon 5 shut behind.

Adele is the one feminine within the prime 10 as “Rolling In The Deep,” lifted from her best-selling 2010 album 21, is available in at No. 2 on the checklist.

U.S. artists dominate the highest 10 with “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 that includes Christina Aguilera at No. three, forward of “Get Lucky” by French electronic duo Daft Punk that includes Pharrell and Stylish mastermind Nile Rodgers, and “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, respectively.

PPL’s Most Performed Charts are primarily based on music utilization and airplay information equipped by the group’s licensees, together with music each on radio and TV and in any respect reside areas together with clubs, outlets, pubs and different premises.

A deep dive into the highest 40 sheds extra mild on Britons’ music tastes over the previous ten years.

For starters, the hits are typically recent. Simply one of many recordings was launched within the 1990s, Australian singer and actor Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” from 1997 (one other track from Imbruglia, “Shiver,” was PPL’s “most used” track of 2005).

5 of the highest 40 had been launched within the noughts and the remainder – 34 in whole – had been launched within the final decade.

Adele and Bruno Mars are the one artists to seem thrice (Mars showing twice solo, and as soon as extra with British-U.S. producer Mark Ronson). Additionally, 14 of the tracks are sung by ladies, with 22 sung by males and 4 featured each female and male vocals.

PPL’S Most Performed Tracks Of The 2010s – High 10
1. “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
2. “Rolling In The Deep,” Adele
3. “Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera
4. “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
5. “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”, Justin Timberlake
6. “I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas
7. “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars
8. “Counting Stars,” OneRepublic
9. “Forget You,” CeeLo Green
10. “Sex On Fire,” Kings Of Leon


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