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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 60s Advocatecontract


Eddie Piller

Eddie was introduced to pop music early: his mother was the Secretary of the Small Faces Fan Club.

Eddie became a face in the 80s mod revival scene, devoting himself to music in various roles: fanzine writer, DJ, concert promoter and the boss of Countdown Records.

In 1987 he started the Acid Jazz label with his pal Gilles Peterson, which spawned a whole genre of soulful Brits - bands like the Brand New Heavies, the James Taylor Quartet and Galliano.

Eddie's also a regular presenter on the Funk and Soul Show on 6 Music, and lists his interests as Vespas, cricket and Leyton Orient.

The Top 10 Votecontract

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

The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
The Who - My Generation
The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
The Beatles - She Loves You
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
Small Faces - Tin Soldier

The Critics Top 50contract

Montage of Artists

This Top 50 was compiled by Stuart Maconie, Mark Radcliffe, Neil Innes, Tony Blackburn, Eddie Piller 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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