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The Fifties

Pop On Trial is the series which delivers the verdict on pop’s most important, influential and entertaining decade.

The results are in.
The 70s is the winning decade, decided by the jury on the finale.
Check out the top ten for the decade below as voted for by you.

The 70s Advocatecontract


David Quantick

David is known by many as a music journalist, whose wit lit up the NME in the 80s and 90s.

But he's also carved out a hugely successful career as a comedy writer, who started out submitting gags to Spitting Image, and went on to write for the likes of The Fast Show, The Day Today, Brass Eye, Smack the Pony, Harry Hill's TV Burp and Charlie Brooker's Screen Wipe.

He was also been responsible for The Junkies, which was the first ever internet sitcom, plus he's written books about The Beatles, The Clash and Beck, plus three Grumpy Old Men best-sellers.

He spent the 70s as a youth in Exmouth, where listening to David Bowie provided a glimpse of a more exciting world.

The Top 10 Votecontract

These are the top ten tracks as voted for by you. Full results below.

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Abba - Dancing Queen
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
David Bowie - Heroes
T.Rex - Get It On
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love

The Critics Top 50contract

Montage of Artists

This Top 50 was compiled by Stuart Maconie, Mark Radcliffe, Gaz Combes, David Quantick and the production team.

Select a track to find out more information about the artist and the song.

Find out the full results of the vote here.

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