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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 90s Advocatecontract

Advocate

Caitlin Moran

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.

The Top 10 Votecontract

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

1
Pulp - Common People
2
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
3
The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
3
Oasis - Live Forever
5
Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
6
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
7
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
8
Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life
9
Radiohead - Creep
10
Take That - Back For Good

The Critics Top 50contract

Montage of top 50 Artists

Take That - Back For Good (1995)

UK chart position: 1

US chart position: 7

Intended to be unveiled at the 1995 BRIT Awards, such was the demand for the single that the release date was brought forward and the song made available to the media an unprecedented six weeks before release. It entered the UK singles chart at number one and was Take That's only US top ten hit.

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