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Album Of The Millennium


Autumn 1997 Channel 4 and HMV, in association with The Guardian newspaper, joined forces to find out what the British public considers to be the best music of this millennium. Every type of music was eligible: from the Beatles to Beethoven; from country to classical; from pop to hip hop. It was the most ambitious survey ever undertaken.


Sgt Pepper


1. The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
3. The Beatles - Revolver
4. Radiohead - The Bends
5. Oasis - What's The Story? (Morning Glory)
6. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
7. Radiohead - OK Computer
8. Nirvana - Nevermind
9. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
10. The Beatles - The White Album
11. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
12. The Beatles - Abbey Road
13. Miles Davis - A Kind Of Blue
14. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
15. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
16. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
17. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
18. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
19. U2 - The Joshua Tree
20. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
21. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
22. Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground And Nico
23. Fleetwood - Mac Rumours
24. The Sex Pistols Never - Mind The Bollocks
25. Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land
26. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
27. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
28. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
29. Portishead - Dummy
30. Oasis - Be Here Now
31. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
32. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
33. Paul Simon - Graceland
34. Pulp - Different Class
35. Joni Mitchell - Blue
36. The Clash - London Calling
37. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
38. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
39. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
40. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
41. Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
42. Love - Forever Changes
43. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
44. Lou Reed - Transformer
45. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
46. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
47. Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell
48. Blur - Parklife
49. Pink Floyd - The Wall
50. Joy Division - Closer
51. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
52. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
53. U2 - Achtung Baby
54. The Verve - Urban Hymns
55. George Michael - Older
56. The Clash - The Clash
57. Pixies - Doolittle
58. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend
59. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
60. Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation
61. The Band - The Band
62. Spice Girls - Spice
63. Leftfield - Leftism
64. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
65. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
66. Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
67. Michael Jackson - Thriller
68. Neil Young After - The Gold Rush
69. Queen - A Night At The Opera
70. The Doors - The Doors
71. Carole King - Tapestry
72. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
73. Prince - Sign Of The Times
74. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
75. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
76. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
77. Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swinging Lovers
78. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
79. Patti Smith - Horses
80. The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow
81. John Lennon - Imagine
82. Suede - Dog Man Star
83. Beck - Odelay
84. Ocean Colour Scene - Moseley Shoals
85. The Smiths - The Smiths
86. Jeff Buckley - Grace
87. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
88. Tricky - Maxinquaye
89. Van Morrison - Moondance
90. John Coltrane - Love Supreme
91. Bjork - Debut
92. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions….
93. R.E.M. - Out Of Time
94. Television - Marquee Moon
95. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
96. Michael Jackson - HIStory
97. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
98. The Verve - A Northern Soul
99. The Eagles - Hotel California
100. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road


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The Top 100 British Number 1 Singles

To celebrate the 900th UK number one single, UK TV Channel 4 conducted this poll by the British public via their web site. This list is not the nightmare it could have been. Only one song by an artist was nominated – the one that sold the most – so the situation of having 7 westlife singles in the top 10 did not occur!

1. Imagine - John Lennon
2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
3. Hey Jude - The Beatles
4. Dancing Queen - ABBA
5. Every Breath You Take - The Police
6. Stand By Me - Ben E.King
7. The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
8. Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
9. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) - Spiller
10. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
11. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
12. Millennium - Robbie Williams
13. Like A Prayer - Madonna
14. House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
15. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
16. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
17. I'm A Believer - The Monkees
18. You Really Got Me - The Kinks
19. Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
20. If You Tolerate This …. - Manic Street Preachers
21. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
22. Firestarter - The Prodigy
23. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
24. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong Orchestra
25. Praise You - Fatboy Slim
26. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
27. Space Oddity - David Bowie
28. Going Underground - The Jam
29. Ready or Not - Fugees
30. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
31. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
32. Careless Whisper - George Michael
33. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
34. Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix Experience
35. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
36. House of Fun - Madness
37. Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) - Steve Harley R
38. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
39. Heart of Glass - Blondie
40. Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
41. Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
42. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
43. Back for Good - Take That
44. It's Like That - Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
45. Ghost Town - The Specials
46. Another Brick in the Wall Part II - Pink Floyd
47. No Matter What - Boyzone
48. Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds
49. Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
50. Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
51. Don't You Want Me - Human League
52. Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
53. Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles
54. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers
55. Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
56. Night Fever - Bee Gees
57. Brimful of Asha (remix) - Cornershop
58. Get It On - T-Rex
59. You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
60. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & B'heads
61. True - Spandau Ballet
62. You're The One That I Want - Travolta/ Newton-John
63. YMCA - Village People
64. Baby Love - The Supremes
65. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
66. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
67. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies
68. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
69. There Must Be An Angel - Eurythmics
70. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
71. I Feel Love - Donna Summer
72. World in Motion - Englandneworder
73. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear…….) - Scott Mackenzie
74. Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
75. Without You - Nilsson
76. Red Red Wine - UB40
77. I'm Not in Love - 10CC
78. The Fly - U2
79. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - Prince
80. Reach Out (I'll Be There) - Four Tops
81. I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
82. That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly and the Crickets
83. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? - Culture Club
84. The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
85. Hello - Lionel Richie
86. I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue
87. Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
88. Je T'Aime(Moi Non Plus) - Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg
89. The Model/Computer Love - Kraftwerk
90. Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
91. Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) - Soul II Soul
92. Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman
93. Israelites - Desmond Dekker and the Aces
94. Brass In Pocket - Pretenders
95. (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley& Comets
96. Ride on Time - Black Box
97. Rivers of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring - Boney M
98. The Young Ones - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
99. I Believe - Frankie Laine
100. Mull of Kintyre/Girls School - Wings

The 5 Single We Love To Hate...

1. Wannabe - The Spice Girls
2. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
3. Candle In The Wind (1997 version) - Elton John
4. Lady In Red - Chris de Burgh
5. Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

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Channel 4 100 Best Albums Of All Time

But Only The Top 50…

Broadcast 17th April 2005

As Voted By Apx ½ Million People Apparently! Via The Ch4 Web Site.

OK Computer

1. Radiohead – Ok Computer
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree
3. Nirvana – Nevermind
4. Michael Jackson – Thriller
5. Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon
6. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
7. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. Madonna Like A Prayer
9. Guns ‘N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
10. The Beatles – Revolver
11. R.E.M. – Automatic For The People
12. The Beatles – The Beatles
13. Queen – A Night At The Opera
14. Coldplay – Parachutes
15. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory
16. Alanis Morressette – Jagged Little Pill
17. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin Iv
18. The Verve – Urban Hymns
19. Jimi Hendrex – Are You Experienced
20. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
21. John Lennon – Imagine
22. Radiohead – The Bends
23. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus
24. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
25. Simon And Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
26. Bjork – Debut
27. The Doors – The Doors
28. Abba – Arrival
29. Michael Jackson – Of The Wall
30. Duran Duran – Rio
31. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols
32. David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars
33. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
34. Joy Division – Closer
35. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
36. Blur – Parklife
37. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
38. Billie Holiday – Lady Sings The Blues
39. The White Stripes – Elephant
40. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
41. The Specials – The Specials
42. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street
43. Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swinging Lovers
44. The Clash – London Calling
45. Prodigy – Fat Of The Land
46. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
47. Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
48. Pixies – Doolittle
49. Aretha Franklin – Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You
50. The Libertines – The Libertines