BBC Radio 1 -The 100 Best Tracks Ever (Voted by the public)

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As judged by journalists and musicians including Carole King - Britney Spears - Elvis Costello and Roberta Flack - compiled by cable music channel VH1. From 1999

jesus that Heart FM list..

piscesx, Sunday, 4 August 2013 19:59 (nine years ago) link

Its kinda strange to see Aerosmith topping a UK commercial radio poll though. I honestly would not expect that.

XFM's all-time top 1,000 songs of all time

600 Aerosmith And Run DMC - Walk This Way
599 Weezer - Buddy Holly
598 Underworld - Born Slippy
597 U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
596 The Offspring - Self Esteem
595 The Cure - Pictures of You
594 Stereophonics - Pick A Part That'ss New
593 The Walkmen - The Rat
592 Elastica - Line Up
591 The Doors - Light My Fire
590 The Stranglers - No More Heroes
589 Kings of Leon - Notion
588 The Ruts - Babylon's Burning
587 Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning
586 The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday
585 The Killers - A Dustland Fairytale
584 The Enemy - Had Enough
583 The Doors - Riders On The Storm
582 The Clash - White Riot
581 The Breeders - Cannonball
580 The Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize
579 Garbage - Queer
578 Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
577 Suede - The Beautiful Ones
576 Pulp - Sorted for E's & Whizz
575 Oasis - Songbird
574 Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
573 Richard Ashcroft - A Song For The Lovers
572 Fall Out Boy - Thanks for the Memories
571 The Stone Roses - Ten Story Love Song
570 The Charlatans - Tellin' Stories
569 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Tell Me Baby
568 T-Rex - Telegram Sam
567 My Chemical Romance - Teenagers
566 Snow Patrol - Take Back The City
565 Placebo - Nancy Boy
564 Badly Drawn Boy - Silent Sigh
563 Athlete - Half Light
562 Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
561 Oasis - I'm Outta Time
560 Noah And The Whale - Five Years Time
559 Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady
558 Modest Mouse - Float On
557 T-Rex - 20th Century Boy
556 Beck - Loser
555 Magazine - Shot By Both Sides
554 Big Audio Dynamite - E=MC2
553 Cold War Kids - Hospital Beds
552 Linkin Park - New Divide
551 Elbow - Forget Myself
550 Inspiral Carpets - Saturn 5
549 Iggy Pop - The Passenger
548 Happy Mondays - Loose Fit
547 Guns N' Roses - Paradise City
546 Friendly Fires - Paris
545 Foo Fighters - Walking After You
544 Flowered Up - Weekender
543 Faith No More- Epic
542 Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic
541 Fun Lovin Criminals - Scooby Snacks
540 David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
539 Radiohead - Lucky
538 Cast - Walkaway
537 Snow Patrol - You're All I Have
536 Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
535 U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
534 The Zutons - Valerie
533 The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before
532 The Lemonheads - Mrs Robinson
531 The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
530 Black Grape - Reverend Black Grape
529 Hole - Celebrity Skin
528 The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet
527 The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement
526 The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
525 The Chemical Brothers - Galvinize
524 The Cure - Lullaby
523 The Clash - Tommy Gun
522 R.E.M. - Stand
521 The Beastie Boys - Sabotage
520 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
519 Talking Heads - Once In a Lifetime
518 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
517 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
516 New Order - World In Motion
515 Mumford & Sons - Winter Winds
514 Public Image Ltd - Rise
513 Keane - This Is The Last Time
512 Morrissey - The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get
511 Kraftwerk - The Model
510 Pearl Jam - Jeremy
509 David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
508 Daft Punk - Da Funk
507 Blur - Charmless Man
506 Damien Rice - Cannonball
505 Muse - Unintended
504 Razorlight - In The Morning
503 Morrissey - Suedehead
502 Mock Turtles - Can You Dig It?
501 Led Zeppelin - Black Dog

500 New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
499 Keane - Bedshaped
498 Ladyhawke - Back of the Van
497 Manic Street Preachers - Australia
496 James - Born of Frustration
495 Echo and The Bunnymen N- othing Last Forever
494 Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
493 Ida Maria - I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked
492 Foo Fighters - My Hero
491 Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
490 Coldplay - Talk
489 The Doors - Break On Through
488 Biffy Clyro - Who's Got A Match
487 Blur- End Of A Century
486 Fall Out Boy - Sugar We're Going Down
485 Ash - Oh Yeah
484 Air - All I Need
483 AC/DC - Highway To Hell
482 We Are Scientists - The Great Escape
481 U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
480 The Who - Who Are You?
479 The View - Superstar Tradesmen
478 Bloc Party - Two More Years
477 The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
476 Supergrass - Sun Hits The Sky
475 Dodgy - Good Enough
474 Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
473 Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls
472 The Who - I Can See For Miles
471 The Kooks - Ooh La
470 The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night
469 Foo Fighters - Long Road To Ruin
468 The Clash - Guns Of Brixton
467 Oasis - Sunday Morning Call
466 The Charlatans - Weirdo
465 The Enemy - We'll Live and Die In These Towns
464 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Fortune Faded
463 The Beatles - Get Back
462 R.E.M. - It's The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
461 The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button
460 The Avalanches - Since I Left You
459 Supergrass - Richard III
458 Stereophonics - Traffic
457 The Stokes - 12:51
456 Placebo - Every You Every Me
455 The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
454 New Order - Crystal
453 David Bowie - Jean Genie
452 The Stone Roses - This Is The One
451 Maximo Park - Books From Boxes
450 The Clash - Complete Control
449 Elastica - Waking Up
448 Manic Street Preachers - La Tristessa
447 The Smiths - Ask
446 Blur - Girls And Boys
445 Hard Fi - Tied Up Too Tight
444 The Clash - Bank Robber
443 Placebo - The Bitter End
442 Kasabian - Vlad The Impaler
441 Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
440 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
439 Jamie T - Sticks And Stones
438 Manic Street Preachers - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
437 Hard Fi - Living For The Weekend
436 Kings Of Leon - Revelry
435 Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
434 Green Day - Warning
433 Gorillaz - Dare
432 Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
431 Foo Fighters - D.O.A.
430 Elastica - Connection
429 Doves - Kingdom Of Rust
428 Oasis - Go Let It Out
427 David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
426 CSS- Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
425 Coldplay - Violet Hill
424 Blur - For Tomorrow
423 Blondie - Atomic
422 Blink 182 - All The Small Things
421 Arcade Fire - Intervention
420 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
419 Wolfmother - Woman
418 The Who - 5.15
417 The Teardrop Explodes - Reward
416 The Stone Roses - Love Spreads
415 David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
414 The Prodigy - Omen
413 The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright
412 The Maccabees - Toothpaste Kisses
411 The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So
410 The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
409 The Bluetones - Slight Return
408 Supergrass - Alright
407 Stereophonics - Have A Nice Day
406 Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
405 Queens Of The Stone Age - Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
404 The Rolling Stones - Get Off My Cloud
403 Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker
402 Muse - Undisclosed Desires
401 Justice Vs Simian - We Are Your Friends
300 Editors - Papillon
299 Coldplay - Shiver
298 David Bowie - Starman
297 Vampire Weekend - A Punk
296 U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
295 Blur - Tender
294 The Who - Pinball Wizard
293 The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
292 The Verve - Sonnet
291 The Cure - The Lovecats
290 The Cribs - Men's Needs
289 The Clash - Train In Vain
288 Paul Weller - Wild Wood
287 The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
286 Stereophonics - Just Looking
285 Snow Patrol - Chocolate
284 Primal Scream - Movin' On Up
283 New Order - Temptation
282 Muse - Sing For Absolution
281 Massive Attack - Teardrop
280 Kasabian - Where Did All The Love Go?
279 Green Day - Holiday
278 Florence And The Machine - Drumming Song
277 Nirvana - Lithium
276 David Bowie - Space Oddity
275 Blur - Coffee And TV
274 Biffy Clyro - Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies
273 White Lies - Farewell To The Fairground
272 The Verve - History
271 The Beatles - Revolution
270 Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla
269 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop
268 Primal Scream - Rocks
267 Pixies - Where Is My Mind
266 Oasis - Half A World Away
265 Marmaduke Duke - Rubber Lover
264 Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
263 Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
262 Kasabian - Processed Beats
261 Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God
260 James - Sit Down
259 Inspiral Carpets - This Is How It Feels
258 Blur - Boys And Girls
257 AC/DC - Back In Black
256 The Stranglers - Golden Brown
255 The Libertines - What A Waster
254 The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
253 Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
252 Suede - Animal Nitrate
251 Reverend And The Makers - Heavyweight Champion Of The World
250 Pixies - Debaser
249 Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
248 Nirvana - Come As You Are
247 Muse - Map Of The Problematique
246 Morrissey - Irish Blood English Heart
245 Metallica - Enter Sandman
244 Klaxons - Golden Skans
243 Florence And The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
242 Bloc Party - So Here We Are
241 The Prodigy - Firestarter
240 The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
239 The Clash - I Fought The Law
238 The Beatles - Helter Skelter
237 Razorlight - Somewhere Else
236 Paul Weller T- he Changingman
235 Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
234 Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
233 Green Day - 21 Guns
232 Blur - Country House
231 Blink 182 - I Miss You
230 The Strokes - Hard To Explain
229 The Specials - Too Much Too Young
228 The Cure - Close To Me
227 The Beatles T- omorrow Never Knows
226 Arctic Monkeys - 505
225 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
224 Muse - The Uprising
223 Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
222 Johnny Cash - Hurt
221 Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
220 Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
219 The Killers - Smile Like You Mean It
218 The Futureheads - Hounds Of Love
217 The Beatles - Come Together
216 Radiohead - High And Dry
215 Oasis - What's The Story (Morning Glory)
214 Mumford And Sons - Little Lion Man
213 Linkin Park - In The End
212 James - Laid
211 Interpol - Evil
210 Arctic Monkeys - Leave Before The Lights Come On
209 Oasis - Little By Little
208 U2 - With Or Without You
207 The Strokes - Reptilia
206 The Cure - A Forest
205 Stereophonics - Maybe Tomorrow
204 Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
203 Queens Of The Stone Age - Go With The Flow
202 Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
201 Oasis - Acquiesce
400 Gomez - Whippin' Piccadilly
399 Glasvegas - Daddy's Gone
398 Franz Ferdinand - Michael
397 Echo And The Bunnymen - The Cutter
396 David Bowie - Changes
395 Blur - To The End
394 Bloc Party - Hunting For Witches
393 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Whatever Happened To My Rock And Roll (Punk Song)
392 Biffy Clyro - That Golden Rule
391 Arctic Monkeys - Crying Lightning
390 Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running
389 AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
388 White Lies - To Lose My Life
387 The Wombats - Kill The Director
386 The View - Same Jeans
385 The Strokes - The Modern Age
384 The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
383 Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
382 R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
381 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
380 Pearl Jam - Alive
379 Muse - Invincible
378 Oasis - The Shock Of The Lightning
377 MGMT - Electric Feel
376 Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
375 Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills
374 Kings Of Leon - King Of The Rodeo
373 Guns N' Roses - November Rain
372 Daft Punk - One More Time
371 Coldplay - Don't Panic
370 Babyshambles - Kilimangiro
369 Ash - Goldfinger
368 U2 - Vertigo
367 The Wombats - Moving To New York
366 The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
365 Kings Of Leon - Red Morning Light
364 The Prodigy - Breathe
363 The Flaming Lips - Do You Realise?
362 The Automatic - Monster
361 Snow Patrol - Set The Fire To The Third Bar
360 Pulp - Do You Remember The First Time
359 Portishead - Glory Box
358 Peter Bjorn And John Y- oung Folks
357 Kings Of Leon - Four Kicks
356 Hot Chip - Over And Over
355 Elbow - Newborn
354 Doves - The Cedar Room
353 Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
352 Biffy Clyro - The Captain
351 Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone
350 The Who - Substitute
349 The Strokes - Someday
348 The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make?
347 The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
346 The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
345 The Killers - Spaceman
344 Shed Seven - Chasing Rainbows
343 The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
342 The Charlatans - One To Another
341 Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz
340 Smashing Pumpkins - Today
339 Razorlight - America
338 Pulp - Babies
337 Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
336 Oasis - Cast No Shadow
335 New Order - Regret
334 Linkin Park - What I've Done
333 Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill
332 Blur - There's No Other Way
331 Bloc Party - The Prayer
330 The Wombats - Let’s Dance To Joy Division
329 The View - Wasted Little DJs
328 The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
327 The Killers - Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
326 U2 - Beautiful Day
325 The Killers - Bones
324 The Cure - In Between Days
323 R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
322 Radiohead - The Bends
321 Oasis - Lyla
320 Mansun - Wide Open Space
319 Kings Of Leon - Charmer
318 Kaiser Chiefs - Every Day I Love You Less And Less
317 Jamie T - Sheila
316 Feeder - Just The Way I'm Feeling
315 Faithless - Insomnia
314 Editors - Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors
313 David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
312 Coldplay - In My Place
311 The Verve - Love Is Noise
310 Black Sabbath - Paranoid
309 Stereophonics Mr Writer
308 Placebo - Pure Morning
307 Oasis - Talk Tonight
306 Linkin Park - Numb
305 Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll
304 Kings Of Leon - California Waiting
303 Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
302 Friendly Fires - Jump In The Pool
301 Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
200 New Order - True Faith
199 Glasvegas - Geraldine
198 Editors - Munich
197 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
196 The Jam - Eton Rifles
195 The Clash - Rock The Casbah
194 Stereophonics - Bartender And The Thief
193 Kasabian - Shoot The Runner
192 Razorlight - Golden Touch
191 Pulp - Disco 2000
190 Happy Mondays - Step On
189 Coldplay - Trouble
188 My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade
187 Kasabian - Underdog
186 Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
185 Echo And The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
184 Arctic Monkeys - View From The Afternoon
183 The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
182 The Cure - Boys Don’t Cry
181 Stereophonics - A Thousand Trees
180 The Courteeners - Not Nineteen Forever
179 Morrissey - Every Day Is Like Sunday
178 Maximo Park - Our Velocity
177 Green Day - When September Ends
176 Doves - Black And White Town
175 The Charlatans - The Only One I Know
174 The Beatles - Let It Be
173 Stereophonics - Local Boy In The Photograph
172 Oasis - Some Might Say
171 The Verve - Lucky Man
170 The Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon
169 The Smiths - Panic
168 The Killers - Read My Mind
167 Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant
166 Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
165 Kings Of Leon - Molly's Chambers
164 Green Day - Basket Case
163 Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught The Train
162 Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales From San Fransisco
161 The Kinks - You Really Got Me
160 White Lies - Death
159 Radiohead - Street Spirit
158 Muse - Muscle Museum
157 Florence And The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
156 Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn't Have?
155 Blur - Beetlebum
154 Ash - Burn Baby Burn
153 Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
152 The La's - There She Goes
151 The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
150 The Cure - Just Like Heaven
149 Radiohead - Just
148 Primal Scream - Loaded
147 Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
146 Biffy Clyro - Mountains
145 Ash - Shining Light
144 Arcade Fire - Wake Up
143 The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
142 Muse - Feeling Good
141 Foo Fighters - Times Like These
140 U2 - One
139 Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
138 Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
137 The Kinks - Lola
136 The Jam - Down By The Tube Station At Midnight
135 Radiohead - No Surprises
134 Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song
133 Oasis - Whatever
132 Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
131 Kings Of Leon - On Call
130 The Specials - Ghost Town
129 The Enemy - Away From Here
128 Blur - This Is A Low
127 The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
126 Joy Division - Transmission
125 Foo Fighters - Best Of You
124 Ash - Girl From Mars
123 The Kooks - Naïve
122 The Killers - Human
121 Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
120 The Stone Roses - Made Of Stone
119 The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
118 Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK
117 Oasis - The Importance Of Being Idle
116 Foo Fighters - All My Life
115 Blur - Parklife
114 The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work
113 The Libertines - Up The Bracket
112 Oasis - Stop Crying Your Heart Out
111 Morrissey - First Of The Gang To Die
110 Kings Of Leon - Fans
109 Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
108 Green Day - Jesus Of Suburbia
107 Blur - The Universal
106 Bloc Party - Flux
105 The Coral - Dreaming Of You
104 Radiohead - Karma Police
103 Feeder - Buck Rogers
102 Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
101 MGMT - Kids
100 Kings Of Leon - The Bucket
99 Athlete - Wires
98 MGMT - Time To Pretend
97 Doves - Pounding
96 Bloc Party - Banquet
95 Oasis - Rock 'N' Roll Star
94 Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
93 The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
92 Coldplay - The Scientist
91 The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
90 Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
89 Feeder - Just A Day
88 The Jam T- hat's Entertainment
87 The Stone Roses - Waterfall
86 Oasis - Cigarettes And Alcohol
85 Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
84 Green Day - American Idiot
83 The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums
82 David Bowie - Heroes
81 Kasabian - Empire
80 Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life
79 Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
78 The Who - Baba O'Riley
77 Oasis - The Masterplan
76 Bloc Party - Helicopter
75 Coldplay - Clocks
74 The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
73 Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
72 Foo Fighters - Everlong
71 Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance
70 Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
69 The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
68 The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
67 The Jam - Going Underground
66 Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
65 Oasis - Supersonic
64 Foo Fighters - The Pretender
63 Oasis - Slide Away
62 The Beatles - A Day In The Life
61 The Killers - Somebody Told Me
60 Kasabian - Fire
59 New Order - Blue Monday
58 Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle
57 Coldplay - Fix You
56 Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
55 The Jam - A Town Called Malice
54 Snow Patrol - Run
53 Doves - There Goes The Fear
52 The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
51 The Killers - When You Were Young
50 The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
49 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
48 Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
47 David Bowie - Life On Mars
46 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
45 The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
44 Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
43 The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
42 The Beatles - Hey Jude
41 Muse - Starlight
40 Radiohead - Creep
39 Pulp - Common People
38 Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows
37 Kasabian - L.S.F.
36 The Stone Roses - Fool's Gold
35 Blur - Song 2
34 The Who - My Generation
33 Stereophonics - Dakota
32 Radiohead - Paranoid Android
31 The Smiths - This Charming Man
30 Muse - Time Is Running Out
29 The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
28 The Clash - London Calling
27 The Libertines - Time For Heroes
26 Kasabian - Club Foot
25 The Strokes - Last Nite
24 Muse S- upermassive Black Hole
23 The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
22 Oasis - Champagne Supernova
21 The Stone Roses - I Am The Resurrection
20 The Libertines - Can’t Stand Me Now
19 Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
18 The Killers - All These Things I've Done
17 The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
16 Muse - Hysteria
15 Coldplay - Yellow
14 Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
13 The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
12 The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun
11 Ian Brown - F.E.A.R.
10 Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
9 Muse - Plug In Baby
8 Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
7 Oasis - Wonderwall
6 Elbow - One Day Like This
5 Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
4 Muse - Knights Of Cydonia
3 Oasis - Live Forever
2 Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor
1 The Killers - Mr Brightside

glumdalclitch, Sunday, 4 August 2013 20:04 (nine years ago) link

dammit now we will never know what was 984th!

jesus that Heart FM list..

― piscesx, Sunday, August 4, 2013 8:59 PM

I know! Where the fuck is Westlife?? Robson and Jerome? How quickly they forget.

glumdalclitch, Sunday, 4 August 2013 20:06 (nine years ago) link

dear god Robson & Jerome. Those were dark dark days. Almost as bad as jive bunny

http://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/nov/08/millennium.uk1

A former double glazing salesman who failed his GCSEs has beaten one of history's most celebrated child prodigies in a poll to determine the millennium's most influential musicians. More than 600,000 people judged the musical legacy of Robbie Williams to be more enduring than that of Mozart.

Williams, who in less than four years has completed the transformation from boy band novelty to grown-up super-stardom, was the only newcomer to achieve success across the various categories in the survey.

In the poll for Channel 4, HMV and Classic FM, who claimed it was the biggest of its kind, Williams was beaten only by Elvis Presley to the title of best male singer. Angels came third in the best song category, and the singer made it into the top 10 for best album and best songwriter.

The poll was dominated by the Beatles, whose success can almost be taken for granted since they always top surveys of musical tastes. John Lennon was named most influential musician of all time; Williams was sixth, ahead of Mozart at seven, and Johann Sebastian Bach at number 10. Madonna was rated the best female singer.

The performance by Williams confirms him as a star on the same level as George Michael and Sir Elton John - even though he has released only two solo albums since he split from Take That in 1996.

Simon Frith, who chairs the Mercury music prize panel of judges, and is professor of film and media at Stirling university, said Williams's work had a "balladic credibility": anyone listening to his work for the first time would be impressed with its quality, even if they had never heard of the singer. "For me, he has managed to do what all these boy bands have wanted to do, and that is become another Elton John."

Most influential musician

1. John Lennon

2. Elvis Presley

3. Michael Jackson

4. Jimi Hendrix

5. Sir Paul McCartney

6. Robbie Williams

7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8. David Bowie

9. Bob Dylan

10. Johann Sebastian Bach

Best band

1. The Beatles

2. Queen

3. The Rolling Stones

4. U2

5. Oasis

6. Nirvana

7. Radiohead

8. Jackson Five

9. Manic Street Preachers

10. REM

Best album

1. Sgt Pepper - The Beatles

2. Thriller - Michael Jackson

3. Revolver - The Beatles

4. Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite - Elvis Presley

5. Nevermind - Nirvana

6. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

7. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis

8. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd

9. I've Been Expecting You - Robbie Williams

10. The Bends - Radiohead

Best songwriter

1. John Lennon

2. Sir Paul McCartney

3. Bob Dylan

4. Michael Jackson

5. Leiber and Stoller

6. Noel Gallagher

7. Sir Elton John

8. Robbie Williams

9. Cole Porter

10. Kurt Cobain

Best song

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

2. Imagine - John Lennon

3. Angels - Robbie Williams

4. American Trilogy - Elvis Presley

5. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

7. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

8. Hey Jude - The Beatles

9. Millennium - Robbie Williams

10. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack.

Best male singer

1. Elvis Presley

2. Robbie Williams

3. Michael Jackson

4. Frank Sinatra

5. George Michael

6. Freddie Mercury

7. David Bowie

8. John Lennon

9. Thom Yorke

10. Kurt Cobain.

Best female singer

1. Madonna

2. Aretha Franklin

3. Celine Dion

4. Ella Fitzgerald

5. Mariah Carey

6. Whitney Houston

7. Alanis Morissette

8. Annie Lennox

9. Kate Bush

10. Bjork

Best jazz musician

1. Louis Armstrong

2. Miles Davis.

3. Ella Fitzgerald

4. Billie Holiday

5. John Coltrane

6. Charlie Parker

7. Duke Ellington

8. Nina Simone

9. BB King

10. Dave Brubeck

Best piece of classical music

1. Four Seasons - Vivaldi

2. Planets Suite - Holst

3. Ninth Symphony - Beethoven

4. 1812 Overture - Tchaikovsky

5. Carmina Burana - Carl Orff

6. Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven

7. Canon - Pachelbel

8. Adagio For Strings - Samuel Barber

9. Die Valkyrie - Wagner

10. Fifth Symphony - Beethoven.

Best classical composer

1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2. Ludwig Van Beethoven

3. Johann Sebastian Bach

4. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

5. Antonio Vivaldi

6. Edward Elgar

7. Gustav Holst

8. Richard Wagner

9. Frederic Chopin

10. George Frederick Handel

Lennon at 1 and Macca at 5.. something wrong there somewhere.

piscesx, Sunday, 4 August 2013 21:47 (nine years ago) link

noone likes macca even though he was the first to die...

Oasis never got in with macca if they had maybe things would have been different.

If Macca wore cool glasses then Liam would have loved him

the older songs that made the r1 best singles chart seem odd. I wonder if the public would still pick the same ones.

haha just noticed Mansun in the list. Now that wouldnt happen now

three years pass...

I'm trying to do this and initially found it impossible

But I decided to make it more of a personal list and it helped move things along quite quickly

58 tracks so far

The bands whose discography i know really well are the hardest

Also feel some weird pressure to choose the right track among the classics (beach boys, beatles, pink floyd, led zeppelin, etc)

F♯ A♯ (∞), Saturday, 25 March 2017 01:51 (five years ago) link

Also one track per band

F♯ A♯ (∞), Saturday, 25 March 2017 01:53 (five years ago) link


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