Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Snow Patrol song is voted ‘greatest of decade’

Smow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody has spoken of the band’s shock after one of its singles was revealed as not only the most widely played of the decade, but also the greatest song of the last 10 years.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph the Bangor-born frontman described the Chasing Cars double whammy as “a bit mad”.

The Grammy-nominated track — written over a few bottles of wine — failed to make the top five in the UK charts but was named this week as the nation’s favourite song of the noughties.

And the money-spinning tune, which was released in 2006, was unveiled today as having enjoyed the most airplay, finishing ahead of Take That's Shine, The Killers’ Mr Brightside and I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor by Arctic Monkeys.

Describing the double accolade as “incredible”, Lightbody said: “We were as surprised as everyone else. It’s a bit mad. An honour indeed, but mad.”

The poll to find the greatest song of the noughties was carried out by YouGov for Channel 4 and was coupled with a survey of leading music critics and industry figures. The figures for the most-played survey were compiled by music licensing body PPL from the number of plays on UK radio, TV, online and in public places such as shops.

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