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Wednesday
Oct102012

Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" Named Song of the Year at London Awards Ceremony

Columbia RecordsAdele's hit "Rolling in the Deep" is still rolling.  The hit single was just named Song of the Year at the annual BMI London Awards, which celebrate the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and TV.

According to BMI, a performing rights organization, Adele's hit was played more often in 2011 than any other song -- a whopping 1.35 million times in just six months during that year.  To date, the track has been played on the radio and on TV in the U.S. more than two million times, which is the equivalent of the song being played back-to-back for 12 straight years.

In addition, some classic songs that have been around longer than Adele's track were honored for racking up millions upon millions of plays in the U.S. since their release.  The Police's "Every Breath You Take" was honored for 11 million plays, while Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" was honored for seven million.  

In addition, "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton received an award for six million plays, and five-million-play awards went to the Bee Gees' "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," Seal's " Kiss from a Rose," and "Don't Stand So Close to Me" by the Police.

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