Snow Patrol's 'Chasing cars' UK's most played song of 21st century

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol's hit ballad Chasing Cars has been named as the most-played song on United Kingdom radio so far this century.

UK-based collection agency PPL crunched the numbers and made the discovery, all in honour of its 85th birthday celebrations in London this week.

The song, which was released back in 2006, has been named as the most played song of the 21st Century so far.

"It would have been during the United Kingdom bedtime so we went to bed one night and woke up the next morning and Chasing Cars was number one on USA iTunes overnight".

Second place in the most played list went to Black Eyed Peas' I Gotta Feeling, while Pharrell Williams' Happy came third.

Peter Leathem with Gary Lightbody.

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol. "I'm not sure how that happened".

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Asked about receiving an award for most played from PPL, 43-year-old Lightbody said: "It's incredible but, when I wrote it in 2006".

If I lay here, if I just lay here, would you lie with me and just listen to Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" a billion times?

It didn't top the charts when it was released but has been used in TV shows - including Grey's Anatomy - and a number of movies.

Initially an indie rock band from Northern Ireland, the band rose to prominence in the early-mid 2000s as part of the post-Britpop movement.

Instead, it was Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars".

The album was certified 5× Platinum in the United Kingdom and eventually sold over 3 million units worldwide.

Speaking to The Irish Post, a representative for the band, Susie Ember, said: "That "Chasing Cars", of all the brilliant music released before and after 2000, is still the most played song of the 21 Century is an fantastic achievement.".

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