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Nielsen lists commercial radio's most played songs of the decade; Winners mostly losers

The good folks over at Nielsen have released a list of the top 500 most played songs of the decade on the nightmarish hellscape that is commercial radio. There are a few winners in the bunch (Snoop's "Drop It Like It's Hot" and Usher, Lil Jon and Ludacris' "Yeah" spring to mind) but otherwise it's mostly dire. Here's a list of the "winners" in various formats:

Country:          "Something Like That" / Tim McGraw / 487,343 spins
CHR/Top 40:   "Yeah" / Usher featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon / 416,267 spins
Hot AC:           "Drops Of Jupiter" (Tell Me) / Train / 338,749 spins
Alternative:      "Last Resort" / Papa Roach / 221,767 spins
Rhythmic:       "Low" / Flo Rida featuring T-Pain / 206,864 spins
Album Rock:   "It's Been Awhile" / Staind / 189,195 spins
Urban:             "Drop It Like It's Hot" / Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell / 169,511 spins
Urban AC:       "Think About You" / Luther Vandross / 147,818 spins
Gospel:            "Never Would Have Made It" / Marvin Sapp / 92,603 spins
Smooth Jazz:  "Pacific Coast Highway" / Nils / 29,328 spins


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