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Saturday, December 31, 2005

The U.K.'s Top 500 Songs

List... fatigue... setting... in. Is the year over yet? Can we pull this year over and buy some orange marshmallow peanuts? Oh, alright, one more list. Across the pond (at least from both America and America Junior), a Virgin Radio poll of about 7,000 people has produced a list of the U.K.'s "top 500 songs of all time". "Imagine", the worst song ever, according to The Word magazine, is the best song ever according to the people of the UK (or at least enough of the 7,000 of them who voted in this year's Virgin Radio poll to push it to #1). Last year, "Stairway to Heaven" was #1 and "Imagine" landed in 6th place.

The Virgin Radio Poll's Top Ten:

1. John Lennon - Imagine
2. Beatles - Hey Jude
3. Beatles - Let It Be
4. U2 - One
5. Robbie Williams - Angels (from Greatest Hits, etc.)
6. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
7. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
8. The Police - Every Breath You Take
9. The Eagles - Hotel California
10. James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Some of the Other Tunes in the Top 500 Songs List:

60. Madness - It Must Be Love (Labi Siffre cover, from Divine Madness)

127. Blondie - Sunday Girl (from Greatest Hits, etc.)

284. Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me (from Singles, etc.)

295. Crowded House - Fall At Your Feet (from Recurring Dream: The Very Best Of Crowded House, etc.)

315. Squeeze - Labelled With Love (from Greatest Hits, etc.)

402. Tears for Fears - Mad World (from The Hurting, etc.)

435. Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out (from Night And Day, etc.)

448. OMD - Souvenir (from The Best of OMD, etc.)

449. Crowded House - It's Only Natural (from Woodface, etc.)

493. Stereophonics - Pick A Part That's New (from Performance And Cocktails)

Happy New Year!


Blogger Cam said...

sheesh james blunt is one there :-<

10:35 AM  
Blogger trill42 said...

Yeah, I'm not down with that either. I think "Steppin' Out" is a perfect song. "It Must Be Love" is wonderful. And then there's Blunt. Preferred by more people, but I sure don't think that makes it "better".

11:28 PM  

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