Queen top Jubilee poll
Bohemian Rhapsody has topped BBC Radio 2's Best of British poll.
poll was compiled from the votes of Radio 2 listeners who, as part
of the station's Golden Jubilee celebrations, were invited to chose
their favourite piece of popular music from the last 50 years performed
by a British group or singer.
Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale takes the number two position, followed
by John Lennon's Imagine at three, Clifford T Ward's Home Thoughts
From Abroad at four and Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven at number
Beatles take the number six and seven slots with Yesterday and Hey
Mayo presents a full rundown of the poll, Best of British - 50 Golden
Years of British Popular Music, counting down the Top 50 all time
favourites voted for on Saturday 1 June 2002 between 2.00 and 4.00pm.
says: "Queen were number one from the first week and slowly
increased their lead as the weeks went by.
Beatles have five songs in the Top 50, plus John Lennon's Imagine
at number three and George Harrison's My Sweet Lord at number 47.
I would have been surprised if they hadnt been in there.
got everything in the chart from Matt Monro and Humphrey Lyttelton
to David Bowie, Elvis Costello and Deep Purple, and Petula Clark
to Robbie Williams - something for everyone."
of British double BBC CD is available from Monday 3 June, featuring
a selection of 41 tracks voted for by listeners.
14,000 votes were cast.
per cent voted on line through the Radio 2 website - www.bbc.co.uk/radio2
- 23% voted by mail and 12% voted by phone. The website also gives
a full rundown of the results.
full rundown of the Top 50 chart
goes the Jubilee - BBC Radio 2 searches for the Best of British