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Kylie Tops Chart For Most Popular Song of the Decade 

3 January 2012

PRS for Music announces Top 5 of the Noughties

Kylie Minogue has come out on top with her award-winning song ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ as the most popular song of the decade receiving the most number of plays and performances using PRS for Music song data.

 Number title  Artist  Writer 
 1 Can't Get You Out of My Head Kylie Minogue  Cathy Dennis, Robert Davis 
 2 Toxic Britney Spears  Cathy Dennis, Henrik Jonback, Pontus Winnberg, Christian Karlsson 
 3 Angels  Robbie Williams  Robert Williams, Guy Chambers 
 4 Superstar Jamelia  Mikkel Sigvardt, Mich Hansen, Joseph Belmaati 
 5 Just A Little  Liberty X  John Hamond, George Hammond, Michelle Escoffery 

The song written by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis back in 2000, explain in a recent M magazine interview ‘It was a very natural and fluid process… and was written in about three and a half hours’. Dennis and Davis produced the song with Dennis’ vocals over a number of instruments with an electronic feel. Despite being a phenomenal success the track was turned down by S Club 7 and Sophie Ellis-Bexter before Kylie but nevertheless, has become of her classic tracks.

Also featuring within the Top 5 is Britney Spears’ dance floor classic ‘Toxic’ and Robbie Williams infamous power ballad ‘Angels’. All of these songs have been awarded an Ivor Novello for ‘Most Popular Song’ of their relevant year of release and have become classic songs within their own right.

Guy Fletcher, PRS for Music Chairman said; “These are all classic songs of the Noughties and ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ is one of Kylie’s all time greatest hits. The writing talent behind this top 5 includes legends such as Cathy Dennis and Guy Chambers and underpins the importance of good songwriting in producing a hit.”

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