Take That make chart of the noughties

April 06, 2010, 4:21 PM

Never forget

It's probably fair to say that many online bingo players have a soft spot for Take That.

In January 2010, UK online bingo sites reported on the star-studded wedding anniversary of lead songwriter Gary Barlow.

To celebrate ten years of blissful marriage, Gary and wife Dawn invited the rest of Take That and A-list celebrities like Cheryl Cole, Ronan Keating, Fearne Cotton and Alesha Dixon down to the Mandarin Hotel in London.

They wolfed down a traditional fish supper, had a dance and - best of all - played a few free bingo games to mark the occasion in true style.

Well fresh from that party, the pop star has now been given a whole new reason to celebrate.

According to music licensing company PPL, Take That were the fifth most played artists of the noughties after snippets of their songs were chosen to accompany a huge array of TV shows, radio broadcasts, public performances and new media sites.

Back for good

Indeed, while Take That may still be synonymous with the 90s for many music fans, it's obvious that Gary-penned songs like Shine, Patience, Rule the World and Greatest Day have cemented their place as one of the biggest groups of the noughties.

For the record, Gary and co came behind pop superstars Madonna, the Beatles, Robbie Williams and Queen in the PPL People's Artists' Chart.

But they still clocked in ahead of luminaries like Elton John and Elvis Presley.

In case you're wondering, here's the top ten in full:

  1. Madonna
  2. The Beatles
  3. Robbie Williams
  4. Queen
  5. Take That
  6. Sugababes
  7. Elton John
  8. Elvis Presley
  9. Abba
  10. Coldplay

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