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100 Songs Chosen By You
Radio 2's Sold on Song celebrates great songs and songwriting.
Listen Again to the Top 100 countdown show.
Richard Allinson presents
The Top 100
Thanks to everyone who nominated a song for the Sold On Song Top 100 poll. We've had thousands of entries and quite a few suprises too.
Find out which songs made it to the
Find out out about some classic songs on Sold on Song - take the quiz, vote for your favourite cover and listen to exclusive archive about the song:
Born in The USA
Ronald Reagan attempted to co-opt the song for his '84 re-election campaign, an act that Springsteen was at pains to distance himself from.
The best-selling 12-inch ever, staying in the UK Top 200 for over 5 years.
Mad About The Boy
Written by Noel Coward but brought to a new generation through a jeans ad.
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