Snow Patrol’s hit song “Chasing Cars” has been named the most widely played and used song of the decade, reports NME.com.
The UK band reached the top of the poll which was done by licensing group PPL. Snow Patrol beat out Take That and Scissor Sisters to hit the number one spot.
“Chasing Cars” was released and welcomed in July 2006 and taken from the band’s album Eyes Open. It peaked at number six on the UK charts.
The song narrowly beat out the poll’s competition of Take That’s “Shine” which came in at number two, and Scissor Sisters’ “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin” which came in at number three. Take That also scored another top ten most widely played track with “Rule The World” at number six.
Other big-name artists made the top 50 chart, as shown on the PPL website, include James Blunt, Pink, Onerepublic, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Keane, Outkast, Leona Lewis, Mika, Nelly Furtado, Gwen Stefani and Akon, Kylie Minogue, Kooks, U2, Robbie Williams, Gnarls Barkley, Bon Jovi, and Fergie.
Proving that songs not necessarily created in the past decade can still be poplar today, the Junky XL Remix of Elvis Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation,” released in 1968, comes in at number 45, ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” released in 1976, comes in at number 43 and Aretha Franklin’s “I Say A Little Prayer” (LP version), released in 1968, comes in at number 50.