“Chasing Cars”, the hit ballad by Snow Patrol, has been revealed as the most-played song on UK radio of the 21st century.
The band, who formed in Dundee, Scotland in 1994, originally released their breakthrough single – which propelled them to international fame – in 2006.
It was taken from their fourth album, Eyes Open, and became the 14th biggest-selling single of 2006
While it never reached number one in the UK, it also remained on the charts for more than three years, and has been radio’s most popular song for the past two decades.
The second most-played song was “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas, followed by Pharrell’s upbeat pop hit “Happy” at number three.
“It’s unbelievable,” Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody told the BBC. “I’m not sure how that happened.”
Asked to explain the appeal of the song, he said: “It’s an emotionally open song and it’s a simple song. But it’s also unabashedly a love song, and we don’t really have any others.
“The way it unifies an audience is the thing I most cherish about it. It’s a beautiful moment every time you play it.”
Lightbody has been presented with a special award marking the achievement by music licensing body PPL, which tracks all the music played on radio and television in the UK.
Drake has been sued by a female fan who was injured at one of his shows.
Amanda Giovacco claims she was "violently struck" by a beer bottle that was thrown during the rapper's show at Madison Square Garden in New York in August, 2016.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, she has filed suit against Drake, a venue employee and promoters at Live Nation Worldwide, accusing them of negligence.
The legal action also claims the defendants failed to prevent aggressive and violent behaviour, insisting venue staff "knew Drake has a history of violence at his concerts".
Giovacco also accuses the rap star and the other defendants of allowing the venue to be overcrowded, serving excessive amounts of alcohol, and failing to provide "monitoring and surveillance of the premises during the concert so as to prevent aggressive behavior from escalating".
She claims she suffered serious personal injuries which prevented her from attending medical school.
Her complaint reads: "plaintiff AMANDA GIOVACCO, became, still is, and for a longtime to come, will be sick, sore, lame, bruised, injured, disabled and wounded in about the various parts of her head, limbs, body, blood vessels and surrounding tissues, and has suffered severe and extreme mental shock, anguish and psychic injuries, and that plaintiff was otherwise injured, and upon information and belief, said injuries are permanent.
"That by reason of the foregoing the plaintiff was obligated to and did necessarily employ medical aid, hospital services, medicinal and medical supplies in an attempt to cure the aforesaid injuries, and has been prevented from her usual duties and will be so prevented for a long time to come."
She is suing seeking unspecified damages.
Beyonce is still "a bit in shock" that she has a role in the live-action remake of her favourite Disney film, The Lion King.
The 37-year-old music superstar, who portrays Nala in the movie, spoke about how the original 1994 flick was the first Disney film she cried at during The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight TV special, which aired on ABC on Tuesday.
"I am still a bit in shock that I'm a part of this film because I grew up loving The Lion King," the Formation singer told host Robin Roberts. "It's so much nostalgia for me and it's the first Disney movie that brought me to tears."
Beyonce has taken on the role of the lioness, the childhood friend of Simba, voiced in the new movie by Donald Glover.
The Lemonade singer, whose musical career has been characterised by her activism and anthems of female empowerment, also shared that the female characters have much bigger roles in the remake.
"It was important to the director (Jon Favreau) that Nala and that the females in this film were heroes and he put Nala right alongside Simba in the big fight," she explained. "I thought that was really interesting and really real, because women, you know, we're the fighters".
The mother-of-three, who shares twins Sir and Rumi and daughter Blue with husband JAY-Z, insisted that "being a mother, my family is my biggest priority," and she's happy that she can "pass that legacy" of enjoying the film on.
"The movie has an incredible spirit. It opens you up, it talks about the struggle for standing up and fighting for what you love, and it takes you on so many emotional rides," she smiled.
Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and company performed the first of four shows in their hometown city.
"Coventry, love" were Terry Hall's final words as he left the stage following the first of four hometown performances with The Specials this week.
The 60-year-old frontman was clearly feeling the affection of an audience who were eating out of the palm of his hands by the conclusion of this show within the Coventry Cathedral ruins.
Buoyed by a new album Encore that reached the top of the charts, the purveyors of quality 2-Tone/ska music made a triumphant return to familiar surroundings following an extensive tour which has seen them play across the UK and America.
The Specials performed in the city as recently as June 2018 as the support act for the Rolling Stones at the Ricoh Arena.
But this was their night. No split loyalties. An audience wearing pork pie hats, some in braces, others in well-worn t-shirts, were geared up for a night of indulgence in one of Coventry's finest exports into the wider world.
Perhaps distracted by the unique setting that provided a wonderful, intriguing subplot to this show, it took a little while for the crowd to warm up. A lukewarm reception to their stage walk-on wasn't exactly at the decibel level reserved for returning heroes.
But these boys know what they're doing.
Before the backdrop of anti-establishment protest signs spouting Non judgement day is coming, Fake Bombs and We Sell Hope, the crowd shout backs and sing alongs grew with intensity before the iconic harmonica tones played from Lynval Golding signalled the start of A Message To You Rudy - a song that first entered the UK charts 40 years ago.
By now it was 10pm, light rainfall was in the air, but there wasn't a care in the world for this audience who were being transported back in time to their youths. Smiles on faces, old dance routines being dusted off. Mobile phones launched into the sky to capture a moment for keeps.
The music was relentless with precious little break for any audience interaction from Hall, who at one stage even thanked Coventry for welcoming him back "after five years", perhaps overlooking that monster gig at the Ricoh Arena a little over a year ago.
There were plenty of cheers, however, when he referenced famous Coventry city centre chip shop the Parson's Nose early on, but, in the main, the group let their music do the talking.
And why would you wander from that course? The second half of the set was laden with iconic hits. Monkey Man, Concrete Jungle and Nite Club accelerated the tempo building up to Too Much Too Young.
You're Wondering Now provided the perfect concluding song to the show. The curtain had indeed fallen on the first of a quarter of shows at the venue. There's only one word that sums the experience up. Special.
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