Tim McGraw Has Most-Played Single of the Decade

Thanks to Tim McGraw, a country single has emerged as the most-played song of the decade in any musical genre, according to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, a company that tracks airplay on terrestrial and satellite radio and cable music channels. McGraw’s “Something Like That” racked up 487,343 spins from Jan. 1, 2000, to Dec. 17, 2009. Written by Rick Ferrell and Keith Follese, it was released in May 1999 and spent five weeks at the top of Billboard‘s country songs chart. Others top songs by genre on the Nielsen BDS list are: “Yeah,” Usher featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon (CHR/Top 40, 416,267 spins); “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me),” Train (hot AC, 338,749), “Last Resort,” Papa Roach (alternative¬†221,767); “Low,” Flo Rida featuring T-Pain (rhythmic, 206,864); “It’s Been Awhile,” Staind (album rock, 189,195); “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell (urban, 169,511); “Think About You,” Luther Vandross (urban AC, 147,818); “Never Would Have Made It,” Marvin Sapp (gospel, 92,603 spins) and “Pacific Coast Highway,” Nils (smooth jazz, 29,328).