BMI Million-Airs

Only about 1,500 BMI titles have achieved "Million-Air" status, or more than 1 million United States radio and television performances. One million performances is the equivalent of approximately 50,000 broadcast hours, or more than 5.7 years of continuous airplay.


Five Million
"Oh Pretty Woman" Roy Orbison (with William Dees)

Four Million

"Best of My Love" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther)
"Blue Bayou" Roy Orbison (with Joe Melson)
"Crying" Roy Orbison (with Joe Melson)
"For the Good Times" Kris Kristofferson
"Help Me Make It Through The Night" Kris Kristofferson
"Mr. Bojangles" Jerry Jeff Walker

Three Million
"Baby Come Back" J. C. Crowley (with Peter Beckett)
"Desperado" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey)
"The End of Innocence" Don Henley (with Bruce Hornsby)
"For What It's Worth" Stephen Stills
"The Heart of the Matter" Don Henley (with J. D. Souther and Mike Campbell)
"Heartache Tonight" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey, J. D. Souther and Bob Seger)
"I Can't Tell You Why" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey and Timothy Schmitt)
"King of the Road" Roger Miller
"Last Worthless Evening" Don Henley (with John Corley and Stan Lynch)
"Love's Theme" Barry White
"New Kid In Town" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey and J. D. Souther)
"Tequila Sunrise" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey)
"That'll Be the Day" Buddy Holly, J. I. Allison (with Norman Petty)
"You Don't Know Me" Cindy Walker (with Eddy Arnold)
"You Got It" Roy Orbison (with Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty)

Two Million
"Amarillo By Morning" Terry Stafford (with Paul Fraser)
"Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" Mac Davis
"Boot Scootin' Boogie" Ronnie Dunn
"Brand New Man" Ronnie Dunn (with Kix Brooks and Don Cook)
"Chantilly Lace" J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson
"Crazy" Willie Nelson
"Different Drum" Michael Nesmith
"Dream Baby" Cindy Walker
"Everyday" Buddy Holly (with Norman Petty)
"Good Hearted Woman" Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson
"Hey Baby" Bruce Channel (with Margaret Cobb)
"I Fought the Law" Sonny Curtis
"In the Ghetto" Mac Davis
"Me and Bobby McGee" Kris Kristofferson (with Fred Foster)
"My Maria" B.W. Stevenson (with Daniel Moore)
"Neon Moon" Ronnie Dunn
"On the Road Again" Willie Nelson
"Only the Lonely" Roy Orbison (with Joe Melson)
"Passionate Kisses" Lucinda Williams
"Peggy Sue" Buddy Holly, J. I. Allison (with Norman Petty)
"Victim of Love" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey, J. D. Souther and Don Felder)
"Walk Right Back" Sonny Curtis
"Welcome To My World" John Hathcock and Ray Winkler
"We're In This Love Together" Keith Stegall (with Roger Murrah)
"Why Not Me" Sonny Throckmorton (with Harlan Howard and Brent Maher)

One Million
"All I Wanna Do" David Baerwald (with Sheryl Crow, Bill Botrell and Wyn Cooper)
"All My Ex's Live in Texas" Linda Shafer and Whitey Shafer
"All the Gold in California" Larry Gatlin
"Always Late With Your Kisses" Lefty Frizzell (with Blackie Crawford)
"Angry All the Time" Bruce Robison
"Are You Ever Gonna Love Me" Holly Dunn (with Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
"Broken Lady" Larry Gatlin
"Can't Break My Heart" Tracy Lawrence (with Earl Clark, Kirk Roth and Elbert Lee West)
"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" Barry White
"Cotton Fields" Huddie Ledbetter
"Crazy Over You" Radney Foster (with Bill Lloyd)
"Crossfire" William Carter, Ruth Ellsworth, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans
"Dallas" Keith Stegall (with Alan Jackson)
"Darned If I Don't (Danged If I Do)" Ronne Dunn (with Dean Dillon)
"Deep In the Heart of Texas" June Hershey and Don Swander
"Desperately I Long To Feel You" Bruce Robison and Monte Warden
"Dirty Laundry" Don Henley (with Danny Korchmar)
"Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" Darlene and Whitey Shafer
"Does He Love You" Sandy Knox (with Billy Stritch)
"Don't We All Have the Right" Roger Miller
"Funny How Time Slips Away" Willie Nelson
"A Good Run of Bad Luck" Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas
"Goodnight Irene" Huddie Ledbetter (with John A. Lomax Sr.)
"Got My Heart Set On You" Dobie Grey (with Bud Reneau)
"Half the Man" Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas
"Hard Workin' Man" Ronnie Dunn
"Hearts Are Gonna Roll" Hal Ketchum (with Ronny Scaife)
"Heart' Desire" Lee Roy Parnell (with Cris Moore)
"Hello Walls" Willie Nelson
"Hotel California" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey and Don Felder)
"Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)" Larry Gatlin
"I Believe in Music" Mac Davis
"I Don't Care" Cindy Walker (with Webb Pierce)
"I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me" Rodney Crowell (with Rosanne Cash)
"I Love You Because" Leon Payne
"I Love You So Much It Hurts" Floyd Tillman
"I'm No Stranger to the Rain" Sonny Curtis (with Ron Hellard)
"If the World Had a Front Porch" Tracy Lawrence (with Paul Nelson and Kenny Beard)
"If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time) Lefty Frizzell (with Jim Beck)
"In the Misty Moonlight" Cindy Walker
"It Only Hurts When I Cry" Roger Miller (with Dwight Yoakam)
"It's A Litte Too Late" Mark Chesnutt (with Slugger Morrissette and Roger Springer)
"It's So Easy" Buddy Holly (with Norman Petty)
"Just To Satisfy You" Waylon Jennings (with Don Bowman)
"Last Resort" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey)
"Life Gets Away" Clint Black and Hanyden Nicholas (with Thom Schuyler)
"Life In the Fast Lane" Don Henley (with Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey)
"Little Miss Honky Tonk" Ronnie Dunn
"The Long Run" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey)
"Love at the Five and Dime" Nanci Griffith
"Love Somebody Like Me" Holly Dunn and Radney Foster
"Lyin' Eyes" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey)
"Maybe Baby" Buddy Holly (with Norman Petty)
"Memories" Mac Davis (with Billy Strange)
"More Than I Can Say" J. I. Allison and Sonny Curtis
"My Next Broken Heart" Ronnie Dunn (with Don Cook and Kix Brooks)
"Necesito Decirte" Ramon Gonzalez Mora
"No Time To Kill" Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas
"Nobody Wins" Kim Richey and Radney Foster
"One of These Nights" Don Henley (Glenn Frey)
"Party Doll" Buddy Knox (with Dave Alldred, Jimmy Bowen and Donnie Lanier)
"Party Time" Bruce Channel
"Put Yourself In My Shoes" Shake Russell, Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas
"Running Bear" J.P Richardson
"Sad Cafe" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey, J. D. Souther and Joe Walsh)
"She Used to Be Mine" Ronnie Dunn
"She's Not The Cheatin' Kind" Ronnie Dunn
"Slipping Around" Floyd Tillman
"Somewhere Tonight" Rodney Crowell (with Harlan Howard)
"Southern Cross" Stephen Stills (with Michael Curtis and Richard Curtis)
"Stand Up" Bruce Channel, Sonny Throckmorton (with Ricky Ray Rector)
"State Of Mind" Clint Black
"Stay Forever" Hal Ketchum (with Benmont Tench)
"Stay (I Missed You)" Lisa Loeb
"Stop and Smell the Roses" Mac Davis (with Doc Severnson)
"Streets of Bakersfield" Homer Joy
"Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" Kris Kristofferson
"Wasted Days, Wasted Nights" Freddy Fender
"Wasted Time" Don Henley (with Glenn Frey)
"Watchin' Scotty Grow" Mac Davis
"What Kind of Love" Roy Orbison, Rodney Crowell (with Will Jennings)
"Whiskey Under the Bridge" Ronnie Dunn (with Don Cook and Kix Brooks)
"Why Baby Why" George Jones (with Darrell Edwards)
"Why Me" Kris Kristofferson
"Witchy Woman" Don Henley (with Bernie Leadon)
"You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" Ronnie Dunn (with Don Cook and Kix Brooks)