‘People’s chart’ reveals top Sheffield singers and bands

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The top 10 most-played Sheffield music artists in public and in the media since the year 2000 have been revealed in a ‘people’s chart’.

The Arctic Monkeys, and singer Alex Turner’s side-project Last Shadow Puppets, come top, followed by Paul Carrack as solo and with Squeeze, Mike and the Mechanics, and Ace.

Third place goes to the Human League. The rest of the top 10 are Joe Cocker, Moloko, Pulp, ABC, Def Leppard, Baby Bird and Tony Christie.

PPL, which licences the playing of recorded music on radio, television and public places across the UK, analysed its data to find out the most popular Sheffield artists of the 21st century so far.

The chart is compiled from PPL’s exclusive statistics which include TV, radio and online usage as well as songs played in restaurants, bars, pubs, shops, gyms and other public places that use music – giving the line-up the title of the ‘people’s chart.’

Without The Last Shadow Puppets as part of Alex Turner’s output, Paul Carrack would be at number one, PPL added.