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.
Caitlin was a home-educated teenage prodigy from Wolverhampton. She wrote a novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of just 16.
She was immediately snapped up by the Melody Maker, where she found herself reporting from the frontline of 90s rock and pop, where Grunge and Britpop battled for the nation's ears. She also got a gig with Channel 4, presenting Naked City, a late night music show, alongside Johnny Vaughan.
These days she continues to take no nonsense from anyone, mostly as a columnist for The Times.
These are the top ten tracks as voted for by you. Full results below.
- Pulp - Common People
- Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
- The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
- Oasis - Live Forever
- Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
- Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
- Radiohead - Paranoid Android
- Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life
- Radiohead - Creep
- Take That - Back For Good
The Prodigy - Firestarter (1996)
UK chart position: 1
US chart position: 30
With this release The Prodigy became unavoidable, polarising the generations like Punk Rock all over again. It sampled tracks by The Breeders and The Art of Noise (thereby earning Paul Morley a writing credit).