Unchained Melody voted Most Popular Song of All TimeFebruary 16th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
Brisbane, Feb 16 (ANI): The Righteous Brothers global hit Unchained Melody has been named the most popular song of all time.
The recording, which was used in the film Ghost, beat the likes on ABBA, the Beatles and Elvis Presley, in the list of the Top 1000 Most Popular Songs, as voted by the listeners of Brisbane radio station 882 4BH.
The second most popular song of all time title went to John Lennons Imagine, while the third spot was secured by Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel.
Louis Armstrongs What A Wonderful World was voted the fourth best song, while ABBAs Dancing Queen came fifth.
Elvis Presleys Love Me Tender, Bette Midlers Rose, Roy Orbisons Pretty Woman, Beatles Yesterday, and Midlers Wind Beneath My Wings rounded off the top tem.
ABBA secured a total of 11 hits in the top 1000 the Top 1000 Most Popular Songs list, including Mamma Mia, Fernando, I have a Dream, and Waterloo.
The Beatles got a total of 20 songs on the full list, including Hey Jude, Something, All My Loving, Help, and Penny Lane.
Other hits on the list included My Way by Frank Sinatra, My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion, Annies Song by John Denver, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond, and Everything I Do (I Do For You) by Bryan Adams.
The Australian radio station throws the topic open every year to its listeners.
Program manager Geoff Harrison said the radio stations takes “thousands” of votes from listeners over a three-week period.
“It takes about two weeks - or 10 days - to play the top 1000 songs,” the Brisbanetimes.com.au quoted Harrison, as saying.
“The top 200 to 300 are similar every year, and I could pretty much pick what the top 50 are going to be, he added.
The top 20 Most Popular Songs are:
1. Unchained Melody Righteous_Brothers
2. Imagine John Lennon
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon_&_Garfunkel
4. What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
5. Dancing Queen ABBA
6. Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
7. Rose Bette Midler
8. Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
9. Yesterday Beatles
10. Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
11. Mamma Mia ABBA
12. Unforgettable Natalie Cole/Nat “King” Cole
13. Green Green Grass Of Home Tom Jones
14. My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
15. My Way Frank Sinatra
16. Candle In The Wind Elton John
17. I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston
18. Way We Were Barbra Streisand
19. Fernando ABBA
20. Hey Jude Beatles