In recent poll...
Holly Frith
09:50 29th February 2012

Take That have been named the most-played Manchester act of the 21st century so far.

According to Music licensing company PPL, who compiled the list, the group took the top three positions with 'Shine', 'Rule the World' and 'Patience'.
The results are based on music played on TV, radio and online, along with tracks played in public places.

Other acts that feature on the list include Bee Gees, Oasis, Simply Red, and Ian Brown.

The PPL top 20 Manchester bands in full:

1. 'Shine' - Take That
2. 'Rule The World' - Take That
3. 'Patience' - Take That
4. 'Stayin' Alive' - Bee Gees
5. 'Night Fever' - Bee Gees
6. 'Stars' - Simply Red
7. 'Greatest Day' - Take That
8. 'Don't Look Back In Anger' - Oasis
9. 'Babylon' - David Gray
10. 'Fairground' - Simply Red
11. 'Back For Good' - Take That
12. 'How Deep Is Your Love' - Bee Gees
13. 'Tragedy' - Bee Gees
14. 'Wonderwall' - Oasis
15. 'F.E.A.R' - Ian Brown
16. 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' - The Hollies
17. 'Jive Talkin'' - Bee Gees
18. 'I'm Not In Love' - 10cc
19. 'Golden Gaze' - Ian Brown
20. 'The Air That I Breathe' - The Hollies

Take That - live

  • The boys take to the stage like the old pros they are...

  • But Howard gets right in there...

  • Howard has aged well.

  • Mark has not aged at all.

  • They get down to some serious pointing.

  • Just like the old days.

  • Mark is contacted by the MEN gods...

  • Or is he being abducted by aliens?

  • Jason looks very serious.

  • While Howard just looks demented.

  • Is it just us or is Gary looking hot?

  • Rocking the mic...

  • Singing right at poor little Mark.

  • And generally being the Daddy of the stage.

  • Take That...coming to a stadium near you...soon.

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