Debbie Richards, singer, songwriter

The Most Played Love Songs of the 21st Century.

Music licensing company PPL has released an official chart of the Most Played Love Songs of the 21st century.

Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol’s 2006 Grammy-winning track comes tops, followed by Rule the World by Take That at number two and Can’t Get You Out of My Head by Kylie Minogue at number three.

Aggregated using PPL’s exclusive UK airplay data, the chart collates those songs about love, longing and adoration played on BBC and commercial UK radio stations between 2000 and 2015.

The top 20 songs in the list is below:

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


One of my favourite bands is Snow Patrol,  Chasing Cars is not particularly my favourite song by them.  I like ‘Run’ and ‘You could be Happy’.

 This animated version of  ‘You Could be Happy’ is lovely 🙂


If I was to pick one off the list,  I’d go for Whitney Houston.   I used to listen (and try to sing along to her :)) when I was younger. One of my vocal coaches 😉 Brilliant! Such a shame she’s no longer with us.  What an amazing voice! Sing loud people.  Here we go…


Which song would you choose off the list? Oh… and why? 🙂


Love and Music

Debs x


  1. Karen, February 15, 2016:

    That’s nice Debs, I’d not heard that one before. I like Set the Fire to the Third Bar best by Snow Patrol I think. If I had to choose one from the list to sing to Greg, it would be I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing. x

  2. debbie, February 15, 2016:

    ‘Set the Fire to the Third Bar’ Oooh I like that one too!
    Good choice off the list 🙂 x

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