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- Posted on Apr 6th 2010 6:00AM by Matt Glazebrook
The American pop singer topped the Easter Weekend's rundown of the artists who have received the most public airplay in the past ten years in the UK. The chart, which was compiled by music licensing company PPL and broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Monday, April 5, found Madonna's tunes -- which have included five No. 1 hits in the 2000s -- were the most popular among radio programmers and other such arbiters of popular taste.
The Beatles were second in the tally despite not having released a single in the past decade, while a lack of recent chart action didn't hamper Queen either, who made it into the top five at No. 4 thanks to the enduring ubiquity of their back catalogue. The chart also saw Robbie Williams score a triumph over his former Take That bandmates, ranking at No. 3 versus Gary Barlow and the boys' No. 5.
''The latest People's Chart show is an accurate and democratic reflection of the most popular artists of the last decade," said PPL chairman Fran Nevrkla, adding that his definition of 'democratic' consisted of "what radio and TV programmes have chosen to broadcast in that time, as well as what people have been hearing in public venues (such as shops, bars and clubs)."
The top 20 artists that you have had foisted upon you in public places in the last decade -- sorry, the People's Chart -- is as follows.
2. The Beatles
3. Robbie Williams
5. Take That
7. Sir Elton John
8. Elvis Presley
13. Kylie Minogue
14. Stevie Wonder
16. Scissor Sisters
17. Rod Stewart
18. Girls Aloud
19. The Rolling Stones