SMOOTH RADIO’S ALL TIME TOP 500
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Tuesday 11th May 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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WELCOME TO SMOOTH RADIO’S ALL TIME TOP 500!
Smooth Radio asked YOU the listeners to name your favourite songs of all time. You voted in your thousands and the full Top 500 has been revealed.
The Great British public have cast their votes for the Top 500 most loved songs of all time. While Queen’s mighty epic usually romps home at the top, it has been nudged down one spot by something rather more bittersweet and gentle. It turns out we are a nation of softies with our hearts (and ears) firmly fixed in the past. Over 75,000 people voted and the results have been coming in all through May Day the Bank Holiday weekend on Smooth Radio.
Here is a countdown of the Top 30 of theSmooth Radio’s Top 500 most loved songs of all time.
030 A-Ha TAKE ON ME
029 ABBA THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL
028 Tracy Chapman FAST CAR
027 Elton John YOUR SONG
026 10cc I’M NOT IN LOVE
025 Bryan Adams EVERYTHING I DO (I DO IT FOR YOU)
024 Electric Light Orchestra MR BLUE SKY
023 Michael Jackson HUMAN NATURE
022 Neil Diamond SWEET CAROLINE
021 John Legend ALL OF ME
020 Phil Collins IN THE AIR TONIGHT
019 Otis Redding SITTIN’ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY
018 Louis Armstrong WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
017 Foreigner I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
016 Whitney Houston I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
015 Elton John and George Michael DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME
014 ABBA DANCING QUEEN
013 Luther Vandross DANCE WITH MY FATHER
012 Robbie Williams ANGELS
011 Toto AFRICA
010 Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
009 Simon and Garfunkel BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
008 John Lennon IMAGINE
007 Eagles HOTEL CALIFORNIA
006 Ed Sheeran PERFECT
005 Michael Jackson BILLIE JEAN
004 George Michael A DIFFERENT CORNER
003 Michael Jackson MAN IN THE MIRROR
002 Queen BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
001 George Michael CARELESS WHISPER
To see and listen to the Full TOP 500 CLICK on the picture below.
SPECIAL DAYS CELEBRATED ON 11th May 2021
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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem. Walt Disney
Happiness is…listening to your all-time favourite track. What is yours?
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Love is…taking the ups and downs with a smile.
A time for George Michael’s CARELESS WHISPER…A time for Alexander’s CRITICIZE
1969 British comedy troupe Monty Python forms, made up of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.
1812 Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Some observers consider it disgusting and immoral.
1956 Elvis Presley enters UK charts with “Heartbreak Hotel”.
1963 The Beatles start a 30-week run at No.1 on the UK album charts with their debut album ‘Please Please Me’. Recorded in less than 13 hours, the record becomes the longest running No.1 album by a group ever.
868 This copy of the Diamond Sūtra in Chinese language, complete with a beautifully illustrated frontispiece, is the world’s earliest dated, printed book. It was produced on the 11 May 868, according to the Western calendar. Where did it come from? The Diamond Sutra. A sutra is a sermon spoken by the historical Buddha, many thousands of which survive. The Diamond Sutra, a central text of Indian Buddhism, was first translated from Sanskrit into Chinese in about AD 400, some four centuries before the development of printing.
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