Earlier this month, 96-5 Kiss FM celebrated our 16th year on the air. We have played a lot of hits during that time.
Have you ever wondered which songs we've played the most over our almost 2-decade history? Well, I've got the answer for you. According to Mediabase 24/7 (a company that monitors commercial airplay), these are the top 10 songs that have gotten the most "spins" since KISS FM/Cleveland came onto the air back in 2001.
Let's count 'em down!
10> "In Da Club" - 50 Cent (2003)
You'll still hear this one on KISS from time-to-time. A birthday jam throwback classic that we like to dust off and play every now and then. 50 still comes thru the CLE to pimp his Effin Vodka brand.
9> Get Low - Lil' Jon & The EastSide Boys Ft. the Ying Yang Twins (2003)
A bonafide "crunk classic". We haven't played this one in awhile... but you may hear it pop up on one of Party Pana's "throwback" mixes during our iHeartRadio Mix At Six or Club Kiss.
8> Stronger - Kanye West (2008)
Yup. Over the years, "Stronger" actually got more play than "Gold Digger" on Kiss. Crazy, right? This is the most played 'Ye song in KISS' history.
7> Dynamite - Taio Cruz (2010)
Got some "Few Hit Wonders "on this list. This one was so big even the Moms & Grandmas were callin' for it back in 2010. Taio even did our KISSMAS concert at the House Of Blues back in 2011. Remember his other big hit?
6> Give Me Everything - Pitbull Ft. Ne-Yo (2011)
Bigger than "I Know You Want Me", "Timber" or "Time Of Our Lives'... No other song by Mr. 305 got spun on KISS/Cleveland more than this one.
5> Down - Jay Sean Ft. Lil' Wayne (2009)
Another name that time forgot. Whatever happened to Jay Sean? Maybe he and Taio Cruz should make a record together.
4> The Way I Are - Timbaland Ft. Keri Hilson (2007)
Whoa- When's the last time you heard THIS one??? We played the CRAP out of it for years after its release. Huge song for us!
3> Low - Flo-Rida (2008)
Jeesh. Flo-Rida's been a thing for almost 10 years now? How did THAT happen??? On occasion, you'll still hear this on KISS.
2> Buy U A Drank - T-Pain Ft. Yung Joc (2007)
This is the most confusing one of the bunch. Yes, this song was a huge hit on KISS back in the day...but the 2nd most-played song in our illustrious history? Really??? T-Pain hasn't had to make much music lately. Ever since he banked hard with that I. AM. T-PAIN app. When's the last time you played with that app? This was a lot of people's 1st ringtone. lol.
1> Yeah - Usher Ft. Lil' Jon & Ludacris (2004)
This shocks no one. This one will still be played on KISS decades from now. It's part of the fabric of our radio station. You still play this at clubs and people go crazy. It's just one of those type of tracks. A timeless classic (at least for now!). Since we first premiered the song (January 18th, 2004), we have played it over 4,500 times!