Kylie Tops Chart For Most Popular Song of the Decade

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. 






Can't Get You Out of My Head

Kylie Minogue

Cathy Dennis, Robert Davis



Britney Spears

Cathy Dennis, Henrik Jonback, Pontus Winnberg, Christian Karlsson



Robbie Williams

Robert Williams, Guy Chambers




Mikkel Sigvardt, Mich Hansen, Joseph Belmaati


Just A Little

Liberty X

John Hammond, George Hammond, Michelle Escoffery

The song writers, Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis, explained 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. 


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.

Guy Fletcher, Chairman - PRS for Music 

About PRS for Music

Here for music since 1914, PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 175,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers. Redefining the global standard for music royalties, PRS for Music ensures songwriters and composers are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. 

For 110 years it has grown and protected the rights of the music creator community, paying out royalties with more accuracy, transparency and speed. In 2023, PRS for Music paid out £943.6m in royalties and collected a record £1.08 billion in revenues.

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