Guess Who Topped The List?

British music licensing company PPL has produced a Top 20 chart of the most played tracks in the 21st century released by Apple Records to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the record company founded by the Beatles.

The top-charting song may surprise you.

George Harrison’s solo #1 My Sweet Lord has received more public airplay in the UK since 2000 than Imagine by John Lennon and the Beatles’ Hey Jude, which was the first single released on the label in the UK 50 years ago.

The chart includes six UK #1 singles, three Beatles album tracks (Here Comes The Sun, Back In The USSR and While My Guitar Gently Weeps) and a B-side (Revolution).

The two only non-Beatles artists in the top 20 are Mary Hopkin with her 1968 #1 hit, Those Were The Days and Welsh rock band Badfinger with No Matter What.

The most played Apple Records tracks of the 21st century
1.) My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
2.) Imagine – John Lennon
3.) Hey Jude – Beatles
4.) Let It Be – Beatles
5.) Band On The Run – Paul McCartney & Wings
6.) Get Back – Beatles
7.) Here Comes The Sun – Beatles
8.) Something – Beatles
9.) Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney & Wings
10.) Jet – Paul McCartney & Wings
11.) The Long and Winding Road – Beatles
12.) Back in The USSR. – Beatles
13.) Come Together– Beatles
14.) Revolution – Beatles
15.) Jealous Guy – John Lennon
16.) The Ballad of John and Yoko – Beatles
17.) Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) – John Ono Lennon
18.) While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Beatles
19.) Those Were The Days – Mary Hopkin
20.) No Matter What – Badfinger

By Ray Lemire ©2018 RayLemire.com / Streamingoldies.com. All Rights Reserved.

Comments (2)

  1. Nancy

    The authors of those songs were some of the best right Ray?

    Reply
    1. Ray (Post author)

      Apparently the public thought so, Nancy 🙂

      Reply

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