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The Songs of the Decades

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Below is the list of nominated songs, whittled down by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters. Click on the title for more information about each one.

1955 - 1964

You Really Got Me - The Kinks
(Written by Ray Davies)

She Loves You - The Beatles
(Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
I Only Want to Be With You - Dusty Springfield
(Written by Mike Hawker and Ivor Raymond)
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
(Written by Lionel Rand and Ian Grant)
Please Please Me - The Beatles
(Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney)

1965 - 1974

Winning Song
Space Oddity - David Bowie
(Written by David Bowie)

Yesterday - The Beatles
(Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
My Generation - The Who
(Written by Pete Townsend)
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
(Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
(Written by Ray Davies)

 1975 - 1984

Winning Song
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
(Written by Freddie Mercury)

Imagine - John Lennon
(Written by John Lennon)
London Calling - The Clash
(Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones)
Every Breath You Take - The Police
(Written by Sting)
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
(Written by Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Steven Morris)

1985 - 1994

Winning Song
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
(Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe)

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
(Written by Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton)
Creep - Radiohead
(Written by Thom Yorke, Phil Selway, Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, and Ed O'Brien)
Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
(Written by Daddy G, 3D, Mushroom, Shara Nelson and Jonathan Sharp)
Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
(Written by Robert Palmer)

1995 - 2004
Winning Song
Angels - Robbie Williams
(Written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers)

Common People - Pulp
(Written by Jarvis Cocker, Nick Bank, Candida Doyle, Steven Mackey, and Russell Senior)
Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue
(Written by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davies)
The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
(Written by Richard Ashcroft)
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
(Written by Noel Gallagher)

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