Singalong songs old and new in exclusive PPL movie chart as Oscars approach.

As the awards season continues, PPL has today announced the most played iconic movie tracks – those songs most used by radio and thousands of shops, pubs and clubs up and down the country which have featured in great movies.

Take That's 'Rule The World' from the 2007 film Stardust takes the number one position as the most publicly played song with the classic track from 1987's Dirty Dancing, '(I've Had) The Time of My Life' at number two.

The top ten is as follows:

Rule The World, Take That - Stardust

(I've Had) The Time of My Life, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes - Dirty Dancing

Pure Shores, All Saints - The Beach

Stuck In The Middle With You, Stealers Wheel - Reservoir Dogs

When You Say Nothing At All, Ronan Keating - Notting Hill

You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate - The Full Monty

Can't Fight The Moonlight, Leann Rimes - Coyote Ugly

Stayin' Alive, Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever

Stand By Me, Ben E King - Stand By Me

Night Fever, Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever

Two tracks from the 1977 disco classic film Saturday Night Fever feature in the top ten, both by The Bee Gees, 'Stayin' Alive' and 'Night Fever'. The soundtrack of the film, composed and performed primarily by The Bee Gees, won a Grammy for best album of the year when it was released and has featured in various 'best album of all time' polls.

The most recent film to feature is the number one film Stardust, with a huge ensemble cast including Michelle Pfeiffer, Ricky Gervais and Sienna Miller. After watching an early cut of the film, Gary Barlow wrote 'Rule The World' and the song got to number two in the UK charts.

The oldest song to feature is 1973's 'Stuck in the Middle With You' by Stealers Wheel. The song is forever synonymous with the unforgettable scene in 1992's Reservoir Dogs when Mr Blonde cuts off police office Marvin's ear while playing the track in the background.

"No one disputes the magic of movies and cinema's power to capture audiences with a great story," said Jonathan Morrish, Director of PR and Corporate Communications at PPL. "However music and an iconic song can enhance the viewer's experience beyond both words and images which is why film-makers go to such lengths to get the 'right' music for a film. Music can, and does, carry audiences through a movie and make the whole experience truly unforgettable – and, often, one that many people need to go back and experience again. "

Between them these 10 films have had a total of 7 Academy Award nominations and a host of other award nominations. '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life' won best original song at The Academy Awards in 1987 as well as a Grammy and a Golden Globe.

The list is compiled from PPL's exclusive data which includes TV, radio and online usage as well as songs played in bars, shops, restaurants, gyms and other public places that use music.