Now that there is an official UIC Radio Station with official licences from both the Performing Rights Society (PRS) and the PPL we can share with you some fascinating information. The PPL is the organisation which gives permission for different people (radio stations, TV companies and so on) to use recorded materials. There are some limitations but of course we are delighted to be able to have the opportunity to use some of the fantastic range of recorded music. The PPL is 75 years old this year, and keeps a record of all the music that has been used in the UK in that time. The most commonly used songs in this period are:
1. A Whiter shade of Pale by Procul Harem
2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
3. All I have to do is Dream by The Everly Brothers
4. Love is all around by Wet Wet Wet
5. Everything I do I do for you by Bryan Adams
6. Angels by Robbie Williams
7. All Shook Up by Elvis Presley
8. Dancing Queen by Abba
9. Magic Moments by Perry Como
10. White Christmas by Bing Crosby
Thats a pretty funny list – and clearly not a very strong relation to sales – for example there are no Beatles songs in the top 10 and even the most used Beatles song is Hello Goodbye – which wasn’t even one of their biggest sellers.
If you want to see the full list then have a look at the PPL website and if you want to hear the songs try SPOTIFY which you can download very easily.