Tim MGraw Scores a Little ‘Something’ Special
In the past ten years, what was the one song we heard on the radio more than any other song? Those bragging rights belong to a song released just before the start of the decade, Tim McGraw's 'Something Like That.' The song, written by Rick Ferrell and Keith Follese, racked up 487,343 spins from Jan 1, 2000 through Dec. 17, 2009 -- more spins than any song of any genre, according to Neilsen Broadcast Data Systems, a company that tracks radio and cable music channel airplay. 'Something Like That' also spent five weeks at the top of Billboard's country singles chart.
Others songs topping Nielsen's BDS list include Usher's 'Yeah' (CHR/Top 40, 416,267 spins); Train's 'Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)' (hot AC, 338,749); Papa Roach's 'Last Resort' (alternative 221,767); Flo Rida's 'Low,' featuring T-Pain (rhythmic, 206,864); Staind's 'It's Been Awhile' (album rock, 189,195); Snoop Dogg's 'Drop It Like It's Hot,' featuring Pharrell Williams (urban, 169,511); Luther Vandross' 'Think About You' (urban AC, 147,818); Marvin Sapp's 'Never Would Have Made It' (gospel, 92,603 spins); and Nils Lofgren's 'Pacific Coast Highway' (smooth jazz, 29,328).