BMI is the performing rights organization in charge of collecting royalties for US songwriters. They put together a list of the top 100 played songs on American radio and television up to 1999.
Get this, the number one song on the list has been played 8 million times. If you started playing it right now, it would take over 45 years to reach 8 million.
Could you stand to listen to this for that long?
BTW, do you want to find new music that sounds like stuff you like? Visit music-map, type in Righteous Brothers and a visual word map will appear showing music groups similar to them. The closer the groups are, the greater the likelihood if you love one you’ll love the other. This sixties pop group is right next to the Righteous Brothers.