Prince – top ten most played singles

Prince - top ten singlesA lot of places turned purple over the weekend to show respect to the passing of Prince, one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century and this century so far.

Prince, TAFKAP, His Royal Badness, His Purpleness – whatever you called him there is no denying that he was a talented chap.

A total multi-instrumentalist, an outstanding performer and someone who was able to be so flamboyant, and yet managed to stay out of the press unless he wanted to be in it.

I managed to see him live in 2006 during his residency at London’s O2 and it remains one of my favourite gigs to date. It did help that the tickets were ‘only’ £31.21 and we were on the first row of ‘regular’ seats. Yup, we were close enough to see his facial expressions!

Prince O2 ArenaTo celebrate the life and works of Prince (7 June 1958 – 21 April 2016), music licensing company PPL has released an official chart of the Most Played Prince Tracks of the 21st Century.

Aggregated using PPL’s exclusive UK airplay data, the chart collates those Prince tunes which have been played in public (in pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, shops, offices and many other business types) as well as broadcast on TV and radio, since the year 2000.

Unsurprisingly, due to all the millennium parties, 1999, the title track from Prince’s 1982 album of the same name, tops the chart.

I think writing a song 18 years in advance of one of the most global parties ever just goes to show the genius of the man.

PPL Most Played Prince Tracks of the 21st Century:

1. 19991982
2. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World1994
3. Kiss1986
4. When Doves Cry1984
5. Raspberry Beret1985
6. Little Red Corvette1983
7. Purple Rain1984
8. Diamonds And Pearls1991
9. U Got The Look1987
10. Let’s Go Crazy1984

This chart has been compiled using airplay data gathered from PPL reporting usage sources for the 21st Century, 1 January 2000 to date.

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