And The Top 100 British Songs of All Time Are...

Submitted by: fancylad 11 months ago Entertainment
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I don't know, I-A-B -- four Oasis songs in the Top 5? They were good, but not geniuses. And The Stone Roses' 'I Am The Resurrection' isn't even their 10th best song. And to be quiet honest, I was always more a Blur fan in the battle of the Britpop king (although Pulp put both bands to shame and The Smiths are the all-time kings of England.

Anyhoo, down below is the Top 20, but you can click here for the full list.

1. Oasis - 'Wonderwall' 2. Oasis - 'Don’t Look Back In Anger' 3. Oasis - 'Champagne Supernova' 4. Oasis - 'Live Forever' 5. The Stone Roses - 'I Am The Resurrection' 6. Arctic Monkeys - 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor' 7. David Bowie - 'Heroes' 8. David Bowie - 'Life On Mars?' 9. The Verve - 'Bittersweet Symphony' 10. The Rolling Stones - 'Gimme Shelter' 11. Elbow - 'One Day Like This' (Are you kidding me?) 12. Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' 13. The Beatles - 'Hey Jude' 14. Pulp - 'Common People' 15. The Smiths - 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' 16. Oasis - 'Slide Away' 17. The Stone Roses - 'Fool’s Gold' 18. The Smiths - 'How Soon Is Now?' 19. The Beatles - 'A Day In The Life' 20. Joy Division - 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'

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Female 237
Of course it's rubbish, and it's rubbish because Radio X only plays one type of music (indie pop/rock) and has a very specific demographic (18-35 year olds, mainly male). So if you want a poll of what 18-35 year old men who like indie pop think are the best songs, this is spot on. But the "British Public"? No.
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Male 2,362
I agree with every exclusion mentioned. A lot of great bands were overlooked. Any list that places those whiny brats in the top four, and the Beatles and Stones so far down, shouldn't be taken too seriously. The full list isn't loading for me: Did Bauhaus/Peter Murphy make the list at all? The Smiths: "Bigmouth Strikes Again"? Black Sabbath?
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Male 2,362
The Prodigy?
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Male 1,121
the title is simply wrong. the real title should be : "what people under 25 think the top 100 songs of all time are."
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Male 500
This is what happens when you let Noel Gallagher write the list...
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Male 19,981
Best comment in the thread.
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Male 7,123
Way too much Oasis, no Kinks, Small Faces, Nick Drake, Kevin Ayers...
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Male 6,167
Love Wonderwall but top 4 of 5? They didn't have 4 of the top 5 songs all time. Wonderwall/Dont Look back in Anger are top 5 songs imo.
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Male 433
Tiny 'male orientated' radio station with tiny audiences in London and Manchester vote for beery songs. We, the people of Great Britain - reject this list and all who sail in her.
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Female 7,842
Nope.... never keen on Oasis. , Bowie obs, Joy Division yeah- no Joan Armatrading? Far too much stuff from people such as Artic Monkeys and Oasis- who admittedly I don't like at all, but it narrows it down to a genre with small appearances. No real presence from punk bands- no Siouxie for example?
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Male 19,981
The lack of Siouxie and Joy Division in the Top 20 -- especially Joy Division who were post-punk saviors -- is a blatant error.
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Male 280
OMG and Radiohead, in terms of best songs ever and I don't mean british I mean in the universe.
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Male 808
Truer words were never spoken, Radiohead are the top band, bar none....another big miss on this list is Portishead?!? Brutal list is brutal
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Male 19,981
Not a fan of Radiohead, but yeah -- they should be up there. But they haven't put anything out in years so I can understand them falling out of popularity. Also, I adore Portishead and they sort of defined trip-hop. Glorybox is a modern classic.
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Male 280
The Cure Lovesong -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks_qOI0lzho I mean I was never a fan of that song, or the band. But if you talk about songs that were popular for a long time, marked an era, were influential and stand the test of time... that song was all of that and it helped put british music back on the global pop mainstream.
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Male 37,007
I had to look up "Life On Mars" it's so obscure... there's 20 Bowie songs better than this one! Geez. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW0ACEOEq6w
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Male 19,981
That was one of his first legit hits, so I can see that one up there.
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Male 37,007
The "Click Here" is hard to see: http://charts.radiox.co.uk/best-of-british-2016/chart/
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Male 37,007
What a crock of shit! Oh sure, some of these are good songs, but the same bands made FAR better ones not on the list! Holy poop, wtf is wrong in the UK? Led Zeppelin in at #22? The Who at #38? The Jam at #39? Pink fucking Floyd at #41... The Kinks at #58 with a song I've never even heard of... The Clash #68 and Coldplay #69... Motorhead at #88... this list is shitty... OH! Sex Pistols make #99... :-P
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Male 219
"The Kinks at #58 with a song I've never even heard of". Just because it didn't chart in the US, doesn't make it (Waterloo Sunset) a bad song. It was a hit for them in the UK and most of Europe. I agree though, this chart isn't a good reflection of my personal taste either, but then music is a very subjective experience. For a start, I've never liked Oasis. They just sound like a whiny Beatles tribute act to me, but I understand that others may enjoy them. At least the chart is not a load of manufactured commercial acts. I have a lot of respect for any band that writes and performs their own music (except coldplay).
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Male 37,007
I didn't mean to suggest it's a bad song, sorry motownc! Just that I have not heard of it. Same for a lot of these songs and bands, but it is UK and not Canada, eh? that is understandable.
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Male 19,981
Waterloo Sunset should be in the British Songbook and it's not even The Kinks greatest, most influential song -- most would say "You Really Got Me" was their best. And I agree music is subjective, but a music lover can admit to the importance of a song without really liking it. For example, I'm not much of a Led Zeppelin fan, but I know songs like Stairway and Black Dog are important songs. This is a horribly flawed list.
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Male 38,020
Proof that the British have very little taste. I say "little" because they did have enough taste to put Bowie in the top 10 twice.
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Male 19,981
But I wonder if this poll was taken after Bowie's death, thus he was fresh on their minds. If Bowie doesn't die, he doesn't make this Top 20.
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Male 1,205
The Beatles at 13? Laughable at best. Obviously the younger crowd did the majority of voting.
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Male 7,123
No.
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Male 37,007
No, nay, never!! No nay never no more! :-)
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