News > Bohemian Rhapsody voted number one in UK's favourite hit

Added on 08-May-2002

Bohemian Rhapsody has been voted number one in the UK's favourite hit.The top 100 poll, compiled by the Guiness World Records British Hit Singles book, was taken by 0ver 30,000 people in the UK.



Half the top 10 is Beatles tracks, with Imagine finishing number 2 and Hey Jude number 3. Brian May said, upon hearing the news "The song was apparently so far ahead of any rival that even months before the deadline, its position in this new poll was unimpeachable. Thank you, people, for the memory."



British Hit Singles book editor David Roberts said Queen's achievements are legendary.

"No band, apart from The Beatles, has had more top 10 hit singles.

"It really was miles ahead of the opposition but it is interesting looking down the list where there is a good mixture of old and new - unlike many polls which seem to have an imbalance of hits from the last two years."



The Top 30 tracks as voted in the poll is as follows:



1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

2. Imagine - John Lennon

3. Hey Jude - The Beatles

4. Dancing Queen - Abba

5. Like a Prayer - Madonna

6. Angels - Robbie Williams

7. Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

8. Wannabe - Spice Girls

9. Yesterday -The Beatles

10. Let It Be - The Beatles

11. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

12. Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis

13. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor

14. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

15. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

16. Losing My Religion - REM

17. Hotel California - The Eagles

18. (Everything I do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

19. A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

20. With or Without You - U2

21. Candle in the Wind - Elton John

22. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

23. Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

24. Vogue - Madonna

25. Heartbeat/Tragedy - Steps

26. Thriller - Michael Jackson

27. Never Ever - All Saints

28. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

29. I Turn To You - Melanie C

30. Wonderwall - Oasis



For more details see:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/music/newsid_1974000/1974538.stm

http://www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/05/08/uk.queen/index.html

Submitted by: Killer Queen .45

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