During the ceremony for the BMI London Awards on October 24, 2002, three songs were honored for reaching the five million performance plateau. They were Daniel by Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and Layla by Eric Clapton.
Sir Elton received three additional multi-million performance certificates (as well as Pop Awards for I Want Love and Someday Out of the Blue), and John Lennon was honored with seven “Million-Air” awards, noting a total of more than 21 million performances of those songs.
BMI is an American performing rights organisation that represents approximately 300,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers from around the world and in all genres of music.
The awards ceremony recognizes the UK songwriters and publishers of the most played pop, country, and film/tv songs on U.S. radio and television.