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Powter song is 'UK's most played'

Daniel Powter
Bad Day was Daniel Powter's only UK hit single

Daniel Powter's track Bad Day has been the most played song in the UK over the last five years, the society that collects royalties says.

Kelly Clarkson's Because of You was the second most played followed by James Blunt's You're Beautiful, the Performing Right Society (PRS) found.

I Don't Feel Like Dancin' by the Scissor Sisters and Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars made up the top five.

Play on radio and TV, websites and in live music venues were all counted.

Bad Day, by Powter, was a number one in the US and reached number two in the UK in August 2005.

The song was the Canadian singer's only UK hit.

This Love, by US band Maroon 5, was the sixth most played followed by Take That's Shine and Corinne Bailey Rae's Put Your Records On.

Leave Right Now, by Will Young, was the ninth most played followed by Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape.




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