Monday, January 03, 2005

Formatting Error

According to, listeners of BBC Radio 2 chose a list of 25 songs to be considered the best British song since 1977. Here's the list:

‘Heroes’ David Bowie
‘We Are The Champions’ Queen
‘Wuthering Heights’ Kate Bush
‘Night Fever’ Bee Gees
‘London Calling’ The Clash
‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ Joy Division
‘That's Entertainment’ The Jam
‘I Don't Want To Talk About It’ Rod Stewart
‘Look of Love’ ABC
‘Golden Brown’ The Stranglers
‘True’ Spandau Ballet
‘Careless Whisper’ George Michael
‘Holding Back The Year’ Simply Red
‘Sledgehammer’ Peter Gabriel
‘Sacrifice’ Elton John
‘Unfinished Sympathy’ Massive Attack
‘Why’ Annie Lennox
‘Fields of Gold’ Sting
‘Kiss From A Rose’ Seal
‘Wonderwall’ Oasis
‘Angels’ Robbie Williams
‘Yellow’ Coldplay
‘Babylon’ David Gray
‘Leave Right Now’, Will Young
‘Dry Your Eyes’ The Streets

What an interesting list this is. It would look so different if the poll were taken in America. I also find it interesting that the listeners of one station would have such varied tastes. I know radio there and here (America) are quite different, but still. I wonder if we would benefit from stations that weren't stuck in certain formats. Before you say yes, just think about how terrible it is when you are listening to a station that plays the best hits of yesterday and today, and the DJ follows one of your favorites of yesterday with something crappy from today.

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