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:
Killer Queen .45