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Radio 1 - Best Tracks Ever

This was broadcast on BBC Radio 1 over the Christmas period 1998.
Voted for by the public.


1 Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
2 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
3 Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
4 Underworld - Born Slippy
5 Radiohead - Creep
6 REM - Everybody Hurts
7 U2 - With Or Without You
8 John Lennon - Imagine
9 Oasis - Live Forever
10 Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
11 Oasis - The Masterplan
12 Robbie Williams - Angels
13 James - Sit Down
14 Manic St Preachers - Design For Life
15 Blur - Song 2
16 Pulp - Common People
17 Radiohead - Street Spirit
18 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
19 Green Day - Basket Case
20 REM - Losing My Religion
21 U2 - One
22 Stone Roses - Fools Gold
23 Oasis - Champagne Supernova
24 Radiohead - Paranoid Android
25 Verve - Lucky Man
26 Prodigy - Firestarter
27 Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
28 Stone Roses - I Am The Resurrection
29 Oasis - Wonderwall
30 Verve - History
31 Blur - Charmless Man
32 Mansun - Wide Open Space
33 Radiohead - Karma Police
34 Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught The Train
35 Prodigy - Breathe
36 Blackstreet - No Diggity
37 REM - Nightswimming
38 Energy 52 - Café Del Mar
39 Erasure - Sometimes
40 Iggy Pop - The Passenger
41 Manic St Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness
42 Massive Attack - Teardrop
43 New Order - Blue Monday
44 Prodigy - No Good (Start The Dance)
45 Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under The Bridge
46 Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
47 The La's - There She Goes
48 Faithless - Insomnia
49 Fatboy Slim - Gangster Tripping
50 Portishead - Glory Box
51 Smiths - How Soon Is Now
52 Stereophonics - Traffic
53 U2 - The Sweetest Thing
54 Alanis Morissette - Ironic
55 Fatboy Slim - Rockafella Skank
56 James - Laid
57 Kylie Minogue - Confide In Me
58 Massive Attack - Protection
59 Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
60 Puff Daddy & Faith Evans - I’ll Be Missing You
61 Oasis - Supersonic
62 Primal Scream - Loaded
63 U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
64 Verve - Sonnet
65 Blur - There's No Other Way
66 Cher - Believe
67 Cranberries - Linger
68 Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
69 Des’ree - You Gotta Be
70 Embrace - All You Good Good People
71 Madonna - Ray Of Light
72 Oasis - Acquiese
73 Radiohead - High and Dry
74 New Order - True Faith
75 Robert Miles - Children
76 Spice Girls - Wannabe
77 Madonna - Like A Prayer
78 Stereophonics - The Bartender And The Thief
79 Blur - Parklife
80 Stone Roses - Waterfall
81 Paul Weller - Wild Wood
82 Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol
83 Ash - Girl From Mars
84 Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
85 Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
86 Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
87 Electronic - Getting Away With It
88 Fun Lovin’ Criminals - Scooby Snacks
89 Garbage - I'm Only Happy When It Rains
90 House Of Pain - Jump Around
91 Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
92 The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
93 Manic St Preachers - If You Tolerate This . . .
94 Oasis - Whatever
95 Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song
96 Pras Michel Ghetto - Superstar
97 Tori Amos - Professional Widow
98 Space feat. Cerys - Ballad Of Tom Jones
99 George Michael - Careless Whisper
100 Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha

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BBC 6 Music: Best albums of all time
Voted for by the public - 2002

Stone Roses

1 The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
2 Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
3 The Beatles - Revolver
4 Radiohead - The Bends
5 Radiohead - OK Computer
6 The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
7 Nirvana - Nevermind
8 U2 - The Joshua Tree
9 The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
10 The Beatles - The White Album
11 The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
12 Oasis - Definitely Maybe
13 The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bolllocks
14 The Clash - London Calling
15 Pink Floyd - The Wall
16 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
17 Oasis - What's the Story (Morning Glory)?
18 REM - Automatic For The People
19 Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
20 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
21 Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
22 David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
23 Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
24 U2 - Achtung Baby
25 The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
26 Massive Attack - Blue Lines
27 Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell
28 Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
29 The Who - Who's Next
30 Jeff Buckley - Grace
31 Primal Scream - Screamadelica
32 The Pixies - Doolittle
33 Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
34 Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
35 The Strokes - Is This It?
36 Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
37 Joy Division - Closer
38 The Verve - Urban Hymns
39 Leftfield - Leftism
40 Dido - No Angel
41 Michael Jackson - Thriller
42 David Gray - White Ladder
43 Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
44 The Jam - All Mod Cons
45 Ian McNabb - Merseybeast
46 Joni Mitchell - Blue
47 Nick Drake - Bryter Later
48 Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
49 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground and Nico
50 Kate Bush - The Hounds of Love



6 Music 100 Best Tracks Of The Last 10 Years

Compiled to celebrate 10 years of UK BBC 6 music radio in January 2013. Broadcast in full on 2nd Feb 2013. Tracks selected by 6 music presenters and production staff and voted for by the listeners.

The Top 100

1 Coldplay - Clocks
2 Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
3 Elbow - One Day Like This
4 The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
5 The Killers - Mr Brightside
6 The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
7 The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
8 Johnny Cash - Hurt
9 British Sea Power - Remember Me
10 Radiohead - There There
11 Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
12 Arcade Fire - Wake Up
13 LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
14 M83 - Midnight City
15 Midlake - Roscoe
16 Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows
17 Sigur Ros - Hoppipola
18 Morrissey - Irish Blood, English Heart
19 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
20 Bon Iver - Skinny Love
21 Richard Hawley -Tonight The Streets Are Ours
22 The Libertines - Time For Heroes
23 The Walkmen - The Rat
24 Lana Del Rey - Video Games
25 Amy Winehouse - Rehab
26 Florence + the Machine - Kiss With A Fist
27 Doves - There Goes The Fear
28 Adele - Hometown Glory
29 Foo Fighters - All My Life
30 Blur - Out Of Time
31 Bloc Party - Banquet
32 The Maccabees - Love You Better
33 Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
34 Outkast - Hey Ya
35 La Roux - In For The Kill
36 Alabama Shakes - Hold On
37 Oasis - The Importance Of Being Idle
38 Mumford & Sons - The Cave
39 MGMT - Time To Pretend
40 Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
41 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - There She Goes My Beautiful World
42 Foals – Spanish Sahara
43 Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
44 Kasabian - Fire
45 Alt J - Tessellate
46 Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
47 The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
48 Interpol - Obstacle 1
49 Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
50 The Cribs - Men’s Needs
51 The XX - Islands
52 The Futureheads - Hounds Of Love
53 Gorillaz - Dare
54 Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God
55 The Strokes - Juicebox
56 MIA - Paper Planes
57 Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life
58 PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder
59 Hot Chip - Over & Over
60 The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
61 Animal Collective - My Girls
62 The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
63 The Streets - Weak Become Heroes
64 Manic Street Preachers - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
65 Laura Marling - Sophia
66 Mclusky - That Man Will Not Hang
67= Bat For Lashes - Laura
67= Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
69 Vampire Weekend - A Punk
70 Kings Of Leon - Molly’s Chambers
71 Super Furry Animals - Golden Retriever
72 Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out
73 Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
74 The Shins - Phantom Limb
75 The Rapture - House Of Jealous Lovers
76 Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control
77 Underworld - Two Months Off
78 Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt
79 Goldfrapp - Strict Machine
80 Cat Power - The Greatest
81 Damian Marley - Welcome To Jamrock
82 The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
83 Justice vs Simian - We Are Your Friends
84 Klaxons - Golden Skans
85 Phoenix - 1901
86 Primal Scream - Country Girl
87 Janelle Monae - Tightrope
88 Kanye West – Jesus Walks
89 Daft Punk - Robot Rock
90 Paul Weller - From The Floorboards Up
91 Metronomy - Heartbreaker
92 Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up Look Sharp
93 Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks
94 Noah & The Whale - Five Years Time
95 Friendly Fires - Paris
96 Feist - 1,2,3,4
97 Kelis - Milkshake
98 Joan As Policewoman - The Ride
99 Lower Dens - Brains
100 Okkervill River - Calling & Not Calling My Ex




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BBC Radio 2 Top 100 Albums

Broadcast 28th August 2006 - Voted for by the public.

Sgt Pepper

1 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles
2 Thriller - Michael Jackson
3 The Joshua Tree - U2
4 Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
5 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
6 Revolver - Beatles
7 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
8 Abbey Road - Beatles
9 A Night At The Opera - Queen
10 The Beatles (The White Album) - Beatles
11 Rubber Soul - Beatles
12 Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
13 (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis
14 Automatic For The People - R.E.M.
15 Led Zeppelin IV (Four Symbols) - Led Zeppelin
16 Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
17 Parallel Lines - Blondie
18 Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
19 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
20 Band On The Run - Paul McCartney & Wings
21 Hounds Of Love - Kate Bush
22 Definitely Maybe - Oasis
23 Graceland - Paul Simon
24 Ray Of Light - Madonna
25 Who's Next - Who
26 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
27 OK Computer - Radiohead
28 Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols
29 Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
30 Out Of Time - R.E.M.
31 A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
32 Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
33 X & Y - Coldplay
34 Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
35 Like A Prayer - Madonna
36 A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
37 Confessions On A Dancefloor - Madonna
38 Parachutes - Coldplay
39 Harvest - Neil Young
40 Bad - Michael Jackson
41 American Idiot - Green Day
42 A Kind Of Magic - Queen
43 Faith - George Michael
44 Fever - Kylie Minogue
45 Back In Black - AC/DC
46 Let It Be - Beatles
47 Like A Virgin - Madonna
48 The Unforgettable Fire - U2
49 Imagine - John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band With The Flux Fiddlers
50 Help - Beatles
51 Arrival - Abba
52 Led Zeppelin 3 - Led Zeppelin
53 Urban Hymns - Verve
54 Spice - Spice Girls
55 Sing When You're Winning - Robbie Williams
56 Let's Dance - David Bowie
57 Hopes And Fears - Keane
58 Diamond Dogs - David Bowie
59 Escapology - Robbie Williams
60 Parklife - Blur
61 Rattle And Hum - U2
62 Hot Fuss - The Killers
63 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - U2
64 True Blue - Madonna
65 Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones
66 Music - Madonna
67 A Day At The Races - Queen
68 War - U2
68 Life Thru A Lens - Robbie Williams
70 No Angel - Dido
71 Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
72 Swing When You're Winning - Robbie Williams
73 Super Trouper - Abba
73 Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones
75 All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
76 Spiceworld - Spice Girls
77 Dare! - Human League
78 Different Class - Pulp
79 Please Please Me - Beatles
80 Back To Bedlam - James Blunt
81 So - Peter Gabriel
82 All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2
83 Diva - Annie Lennox
84 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
85 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
86 Songs About Jane - Maroon 5
87 By The Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers
88 The Division Bell - Pink Floyd
88 Scary Monsters And Super Creeps - David Bowie
90 Play - Moby
91 Listen Without Prejudice Volume 1 - George Michael
92 Dangerous - Michael Jackson
93 Voulez-Vous - Abba
94 Innuendo - Queen
95 Demon Days - Gorillaz
96 Love Over Gold - Dire Straits
97 The Album - Abba
97 Come On Over - Shania Twain
99 I've Been Expecting You - Robbie Williams
100 Welcome To The Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes To Hollywood


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100 Favourite Songs Of The Century

Paul Gambaccini Invited The Public And Music Industry Personalities
To Submit Their Choices To Compiled This List.

Broadcast On Radio 2 Over Easter Week End 1999


1. Yesterday – Lennon /McCartney - 1965
2. Stardust – Carmicheal/Parish – 1929
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon – 1970
4. White Christmas – Berlin – 1942
5. Unchaned Melody – North/Zaret – 1955
6. Imagine – Lennon – 1971
7. My Way – Francois/Revaux/Thibaut/Anka – 1969
8. Summertime – Gershwin/Heward – 1935
9. Over The Rainbow – Arlen/Harburge – 1939
10. As Time Goes By – Hupfield – 1931
11. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Kern/Harbach – 1933
12. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Rogers/Hammerstein – 1945
13. Candle In The Wind – John/Taupin – 1972
14. Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer – Marks – 1949
15. Hey Jude – Lennon/McCartney – 1968
16. In The Mood – Razaf/Garland – 1939
17. Alexanders Ragtime Band – Berlin – 1911
18. Bohemian Rhapsody – Mercury – 1975
19. Rock Around The Clock – Freedman/DeKnight – 1955
20. Ol’ Man River – Kern/Hammerstein – 1927
21. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Porter – 1944
22. Blowin’ In The Wind – Dylan – 1963
23. We’ll Meet Again – Burnett/Griffin – 1939
24. I Herd It Through The Grapevine – Whitfield/Strong – 1967
25. When I Fall In Love – Heyman/Young – 1951
26. Heartbreak Hotel – Axton/Durden/Presley – 1956
27. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – Mann/Well/Spector – 1965
28. A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Brooker/Reid – 1967
29. My Heart Will Go On & On & On & On.. – Horner/Jennings – 1998
30. St Louis Blues – Handy – 1914
31. My Blue Heaven – Donaldson/Whiteing – 1927
32. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Coots/Gillespie – 1934
33. Night And Day – Porter – 1932
34. September Song – Weil/Anderson – 1938
35. Stairway To Heaven – Page/Plant – 1971
36. Moonlight Serenade – Miler/Parrish – 1939
37. What A Wonderful World – Douglas/Weiss – 1968
38. I Will Allways Love You – Parton – 1974
39. Let It Be – Lennon/McCartney – 1970
40. The White Cliffs Of Dover – Kent/Burton – 1942
41. Begin The Begiuine – Porter – 1934
42. American Pie – Mclean – 1972
43. Moon River – Mancini/Merser – 1961
44. Always On My Mind – James/Carson/Christopher – 1972
45. Without You – Ham/Evans – 1972
46. Hound Dog – Leiber/Stoller – 1953
47. Unforgetable – Gordon – 1951
48. The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face – MacColl – 1957
49. The Little Drummer Boy – Simeone/Onorati – 1959
50. Baker Street – Rafferty – 1978
51. Tennessee Waltz – Stewart/King – 1948
52. Hotel California – Felder/Henley/Frey – 1976
53. Lili Marlene – Leip/Schultz/Connor – 1944/1915
54. Mack The Knife – Weil/Brecht/English/Blitzstein – 1928
55. I Only Have Eyes For You – Warren/Dublin – 1934
56. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Porter – 1936
57. Someone To Watch Over Me – Gershwin/Gershwin – 1926
58. The Power Of Love – Mende/Derouge/Rush/Applegate – 1985
59. Go Only Knows – Wilson/Asher – 1966
60. I Believe – Drake/Grahan/Shirl/Stillman – 1953
61. I Just Called To Say I Love You – Wonder – 1984
62. Crazy – Nelson – 1961
63. Deep Purple – DeRose/Parrish – 1934
64. The Wind Beneath My Wings – Henley/Silbar – 1983
65. Strawberry Fields Forever – Lennon/Mccartney – 1967
66. It’s A Long Way To Tipperary – Judge/Williams – 1914
67. Blue Moon – Rodgers/Hart – 1934
68. All The Things You Are – Kern/Hammerstein – 1940
69. Like A Rolling Stone – Dylan – 1965
70. Singin’ In The Rain – Brown/Freed – 1929
71. Nights In White Satin – Hayward – 1967
72. ( I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction- Jagger/Richard – 1965
73. Send In The Clowns – Sondheim – 1973
74. What’s Going On – Benson/Cleveland/Gaye – 1971
75. Stormy Weather – Arlin/Koehler – 1933
76. Walk On By – Bacharach/David – 1961
77. The Folks Who Live On The Hill – Kern/Hammerstein – 1937
78. Keep The Home Fires Burning – Novello/Ford – 1915
79. Every Breath You Take – Sting – 1983
80. Winter Wonderland – Bernard/Smith – 1934
81. Killing Me Softly With His Song – Gimble/Fox – 1973
82. Some Enchanted Evening – Rodgers/Hammerstein – 1949
83. (Sittin’ On The) Dock Of The Bay – Redding/Cropper – 1967
84. Roses Of Picardy – Wood/Weatherley – 1916
85. I Say A Little Prayer – Bacharach/David – 1967
86. Let Me Call You Sweetheart – Whitson/Friedman – 1910
87. (Everything I Do) I Do For You – Adams/Kaman/Lang – 1991
88. Brother Can You Spare A Dime – Gorney/Harburg – 1932
89. The Way We Were – Hamlish/Bergman/Bergman – 1974
90. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Maschwitz/Sherwin/Strachey – 1940
91. Somewhere – Bernstein/Sondheim – 1957
92. Tea For Two – Youmans/Ceaser – 1924
93. Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – Webber/Rice - 1977
94. Something – Harrison – 1969
95. The Way You Look Tonight – Kern/Fields – 1936
96. Macarther Park – Webb – 1968
97. Georgia On My Mind – Armstrong/Gorrell – 1930
98. Sweet Adeline – Armstrong/Gerard – 1903
99. Take Five – Brubeck – 1961
100. Stand By Me – Leiber/Stoller/King - 1961