Here is a different way of measuring the popularity of various types of music. Here are a selection of lists from the Performing Rights Society which run through the most covered artists by live acts, the most performed reggae, folk tunes and the most played record by DJ’s in 2001. Rock DJ was the most often played in a live DJ set – and the rest of the list confirms the chart dance Hegemony (Toploader horror exception). Unsurprisingly you are most likely to hear a Now! compilation played as background music in a pub. However the reggae list is a bit surprising (Culture Club?) and the live performance list shows the surprising influence the film The COmmitments still sways over pub bands all over the country.