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The top 100 number one singles

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posted on Nov, 9 2002 @ 04:00 AM
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Surprise! No rap, hiphop, eminem etc ....

But how did this sacarine nonsence get so high?
15. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas

and why is this so low?
99 Police - Message In A Bottle



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Queen have topped a chart of pop fans' favourite number one singles of the last 50 years. Here is the top 100:

The Top 100:

1. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
2. John Lennon - Imagine
3. Beatles - Hey Jude
4. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
5. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
6. Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
7. Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun
8. Abba - Dancing Queen
9. Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
10. Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
11. Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
12. Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
13. Police - Every Breath You Take
14. Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling
15. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas
16. Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
17. Beatles - She Loves You
18. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
19. Beatles - All You Need Is Love
20. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
21. 10 CC - I'm Not In Love
22 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
22 Rod Stewart - Maggie May
24. Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
25. David Bowie - Space Oddity
26. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
27. Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
28. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
29. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
30. Monkees - I'm A Believer
31. Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
32. Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
33. Beatles - Help!
34. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
35. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
36. Queen - Innuendo
37. Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
38. Abba - Waterloo
39. Elvis vs JXL - A Little Less Conversation
40. Kinks - You Really Got Me
41. Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
42. Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
43. Fleetwood Mac - Albatross
44. Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight
45. Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
46. Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
47. Nilsson - Without You
48. Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You
49. Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World/ Cabaret
50. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
51. Abba - The Winner Takes It All
52. Blondie - Heart Of Glass
53. Beatles - Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out
54. Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love/Rock- A-Hula Baby
55. George Michael - Careless Whisper
56 Beatles - Ticket To Ride
56 John Lennon - Woman
58. Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
59. Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
60. Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
61. Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
62. Beatles - Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby
63. Human League - Don't You Want Me
64. Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
65. Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
66. Beatles - Paperback Writer
67. Jam - Going Underground
68. T Rex - Get It On
69. Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
70. Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
71. Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
72. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
73 Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
73 Abba - Mamma Mia
75 Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
75 David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
75 Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
78. Beatles - Get Back
79. Abba - Knowing Me Knowing You
80. Madonna - Like A Prayer
81. Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
82. Bangles - Eternal Flame
83 Freddie Mercury - Living On My Own
83 U2 - Beautiful Day
85. Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
86. Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
87. Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
88. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
89. Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
90. Beatles - From Me To You
91. Alice Cooper - School's Out
92. A-ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV
93. Bee Gees - Night Fever
94. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
95 Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
95 Hollies - He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
97. Beatles - Hello Goodbye
98. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown
99 Police - Message In A Bottle
99 Billy Joel - Uptown Girl




posted on Nov, 9 2002 @ 04:05 AM
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Originally posted by NetChicken
Surprise! No rap, hiphop, eminem etc ....


Good that form of music, while the beat and melody is ok, has horrible lyrics...and therefore sucks and is harmful to our poor children...THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!

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posted on Nov, 9 2002 @ 05:54 AM
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...doesn't surprise me at all...the majority of these Pop Polls are aimed at middle-of-the-road WHITE suburbanites...which explains why there are so few black/brown faces in that list...



posted on Nov, 9 2002 @ 03:10 PM
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Personally, I'm glad to see Queen is up there...Although I more prefer the music they wrote for the Highlander movies...



posted on Nov, 9 2002 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by alien
...doesn't surprise me at all...the majority of these Pop Polls are aimed at middle-of-the-road WHITE suburbanites...which explains why there are so few black/brown faces in that list...


Or may be it's comming from the fact that more than 75% of the population is white.

Do the same poll in the black/brown community, you'll have probably the same results. No whites faces, or just a few.


I like James Brown !
(Living in America is coooooooooooooooooooooooooool )



posted on Nov, 9 2002 @ 07:02 PM
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It's not a racial thing but it IS a fact that almost all like 99.9% of the rap is blacks. Rap sucks, hence no rap. I don't see eminem on their either, YEA!!!!

Besides, blacks in this nation really have tribalized too much....inner city blacks anyways....all they do is listen to rap like it is the gospel. Thinking all their problems is by the White people. Maybe if they got off their drugs and picked their arses off the street corners they'd not be so impoverished??? Just a thought...

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posted on Nov, 9 2002 @ 10:54 PM
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Originally posted by FreeMason
It's not a racial thing but it IS a fact that almost all like 99.9% of the rap is blacks. Rap sucks, hence no rap. I don't see eminem on their either, YEA!!!!

Besides, blacks in this nation really have tribalized too much....inner city blacks anyways....all they do is listen to rap like it is the gospel. Thinking all their problems is by the White people. Maybe if they got off their drugs and picked their arses off the street corners they'd not be so impoverished??? Just a thought...

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...gee...nice to know you don't GENERALISE or anything...

...sheesh...peeps say pretty much the same thing about us Maoris here in NZ - despite the fact EVERY member of my immediate family has obtained a University Degree...both my older brother and my sister are Lawyers, my other brother is an Accountant, my parents are both retired Teachers (Father being an Education Co-Ordinator for the NZ Justice Dept) and I'm a qualified Psychiatric Worker...

...I see a whole bunch of whiteys on drugs and/or earning a lot less than me and my family, but rarely does anyone tell them to get off their butts...



Peace,
ALIEN



posted on Nov, 10 2002 @ 12:45 AM
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Anyone else surprised not to see Stairway up there? I know its not really pop, but its as poppy as plenty of other tracks on that list. Plus in my opinion it beats a good percentage of those tracks hands down.



posted on Nov, 10 2002 @ 01:53 AM
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Good point Kano ... I think that song definatly should be there ... and Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple ... how about Pinball wizard from The Who?
Anything of Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.....

I suspect its a poll of BBC watching british viewers... hence no Bob Marley - exodus? basically anything of his.. Tina Turner ... Nutbush City limits?


Man I am starting to show my age



posted on Nov, 10 2002 @ 04:43 AM
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Agggh...its sacriledge I tell you...

...not one mention of pioneering musical artists like Aussies Rolf Harris, or NZs Fred Dagg...not ONE! Rigged I tell ya...rigged!



posted on Nov, 10 2002 @ 04:59 AM
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I believe the poll was done by BBC Radio2 which is the biggest station in the UK with around 8 million regular listeners now,The target age group is between late 20's to mid 40's but more and more younger listeners are tuning in because they regularly play classic music including Marley,Led Zep and Deep Purple.The other main station is BBC Radio1 which play the new stuff but you might hear 1 song 5 or 6 times in a day and I don't think anyone would say that all of todays music is great and it gets repetative.There is also a BBC black radio station.So yeah,the vast majority of voters would have been white and depending on you're definition,middle aged.



posted on Nov, 10 2002 @ 05:04 AM
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Originally posted by alien

...I see a whole bunch of whiteys on drugs and/or earning a lot less than me and my family, but rarely does anyone tell them to get off their butts...

Peace,
ALIEN


" Bunch of witheys " ? Is it not a racist statement ?


Excuse a poor Belgian " whitey " who don't understand english slang words.



posted on Nov, 10 2002 @ 10:26 AM
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The mere word "singles" fills Estragon with euphoric waves of nostalgia; but given that almost all fo these are the songs Estragon misspent his youth to, it does seem a rather outdated list.
Of course, the problem with these polls is that they're often based on written replies and there's almost no one left in Britain under the age of 20 who can read -or evn count up to "2" so as to get past Radio 1 -that will necessarily invalidate the sample.




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