Snow Patrol's Audio Magnolia Tops 21st Century's Most-Played Chart

Johnny McDaid Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly of Snow Patrol

Johnny McDaid Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly of Snow Patrol

10 years after "Chasing Cars" being announced as the most played song of the '00s, Snow Patrol have widened their legacy, with the announcement that the song is still the most played song of the 21st Century in the UK.

"The way it unifies an audience is the thing I most cherish about it".

Snow Patrol's hit song "Chasing Cars" has been announced as the most-played song on United Kingdom radio of the 21st Century. "It is one of the most played songs around the world don't quite know why".

The song became a massive hit after it featured in TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, and several movies.

A popular wedding song and radio hit, "Chasing Cars" initially failed to top the charts but went on to spend seven consecutive weeks at #1 on the TMN Hot 100.

Released in June 2006, the track originally only reached number six in Britain's Official Singles Chart, but had an enduring appeal and was the year's 14th best-selling single in the United Kingdom that year.

Thirteen years on, Chasing Cars is still a firm fan favourite, which Mr Lightbody said will "always get a reaction" when played live.

"We're very lucky to have a lot of songs people sing along to, but that is a particularly loud sing-along", he said.

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?

Music licensing company PPL released new figures today which takes into account whether songs have been played by radio and television broadcasters, or in public by businesses and organisations across the UK.

Data from the United Kingdom music licensing company PPL placed "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas second, and "Happy" by Pharrell in third place.