“If these figures suggest that these songs still matter to people, then we’re knocked out. That’s all any songwriter wants,” Bono said in response to a survey claiming U2’s songs were more popular on Apple iOS devices than material from any other musicians. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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Halpin hand: Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

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Hozier performs “I Put a Spell On You” with  Annie Lennox at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Reuters. 2:35

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One Direction hold their three awards for Artist of the Year, Favorite Band Duo or Group - Pop/Rock and Favorite Album - Pop/Rock at the 2014 American Music Awards in LA. Photograph: EPA/Paul Buck 2:25

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Jeremy Scott’s collection for Moschino inspired by McDonald’s. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

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British comedian Russell Brand attends the Britain Needs a Pay Rise march in London on October 18th last. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

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