News & Jukebox Chart

Jukebox hits of 2013

Every year, we compile three charts of most played tracks, artists and classic tracks. These charts create an interesting picture of the music people pay to listen to while out in pubs and clubs.

sound-of-2013 As expected, chart hits are dominant on this year’s Most Played Tracks Chart, which is broadly in line with the top-selling tracks of last year as compiled by The Official Charts Company. Blurred Lines, by Robin Thicke (featuring TI and Pharell) were number one in both, although Get Lucky by Daft Punk – once again featuring Pharrell – drops down in the Soundnet chart to 4th place, while in the Official Charts Company Top Ten it is in 2nd place.

Avicii – the Swedish DJ sensation – is our number 2 and our overall most played artist on Soundnet-powered jukeboxes in 2013. In fact, his single Wake Me Up proved to be something of an anthem for our customers with this one track beating all the tracks from previous favourite band Oasis.

Classic tracks is always the most interesting category, as it can throw up all sorts of surprises. For example, AC/DC appears twice on this chart with Thunderstruck and Back in Black respectively. In fact, AC/DC even make it to number four on the top 10 artist chart for last year – not bad for a band founded in 1973!

Perhaps the popularity of our RockBox jukebox designed for alternative music locations has contributed to this success. But to put it into perspective against the dominance of chart tracks – Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines was played more times than the entire combined catalogue of AC/DC in the past 12 months!

These charts once again prove the popularity of chart music on our jukeboxes and demonstrate how important it is to update them regularly. Those customers with online enabled jukeboxes can relax in the knowledge that their music is updated automatically with all the latest chart tracks. If you don’t have a Sound Leisure/Soundnet jukebox or would like to know more about online connectivity – contact us today.

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