OutKast's "Hey Ya!" (Arista/Sony BMG) has been named as Britain's "most used" track of 2004 by collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. PPL monitors public performance of music both on radio a

OutKast's "Hey Ya!" (Arista/Sony BMG) has been named as Britain's "most used" track of 2004 by collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. PPL monitors public performance of music both on radio and TV and at all live locations including clubs, shops, pubs and other premises.

It's the second consecutive year that Sony BMG, as it now is, has claimed first place on the public performance chart; Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body" (Jive) was PPL's most used track of 2003. For 2004, Sony BMG claims the top four places, with George Michael's "Amazing" (Aegean) at No. 2, Maroon 5's "This Love" (J) at No. 3 and Anastacia's "Left Outside Alone" (Epic) at No. 4. The major also places Britney Spears' "Toxic" (Jive) at No. 6 and Will Young's "Leave Right Now" (S) at No. 8.

The first non-Sony BMG single to appear in the most-played chart for 2004 is No Doubt's "It's My Life" (Interscope/Universal) at No. 5. Universal also has Mario Winans' "I Don't Wanna Know" (Bad Boy) at No. 9, while EMI has Kylie Minogue's "Red Blooded Woman" (Parlophone) at No. 7 and Joss Stone's "Super Duper Love" (Relentless) at No. 9. Warner Music fails to place a song in the top 20.