Natalie Imbruglia's "Shiver" (Brightside/Sony BMG) has been named as Britain's "most used" track of 2005 by collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd.

Natalie Imbruglia's "Shiver" (Brightside/Sony BMG) has been named as Britain's "most used" track of 2005 by collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd.

PPL's chart of the top 20 tracks of the year is published in its new annual report. The organization monitors public performance of music both on radio and TV and at all live locations including clubs, shops, pubs and other premises.

Imbruglia's chart-topping status is something of a surprise since "Shiver" was only a No. 8 hit at the end of March 2005 on the official British singles sales chart, compiled by the Official U.K. Charts Company.

On the PPL chart, "Shiver" beat the Scissor Sisters' "Filthy/Gorgeous" (Polydor/Universal), which stands at No. 2. Each of the four majors is represented with a track in the top four of the chart, with Coldplay's "Speed of Sound" (Parlophone/EMI) at No .3 and Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" (Warner Bros.) at No. 4. Another Warner artist, Atlantic's James Blunt, stands at No. 5 with "You're Beautiful."

The Universal label group has the most titles in the top ten of the "most used" chart, also including Keane's "This Is The Last Time" at No. 6 and Island labelmates Sugababes' "Push The Button" at No. 9, plus Gwen Stefani's "Rich Girl" (Interscope) at No. 10. The only independent release in the top 20 is the Killers' "Somebody Told Me, on the Pinnacle-distributed Lizard King, at No. 19.