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Channel 4 - 100 Greatest No.1 Singles

Channel 4 compiled the 100 Greatest Number One Singles in the UK in a poll. Over 100,000 people voted selecting from 105 number one hits from the 1950s to last year (2000).  The complete list was televised on Channel 4 over four hours on 5 January 2000.

They acknowledged 'I Will Always Love You' as the biggest selling commercial single ever.  It is, in fact, second only to Elton John's Princess Diana tribute single, 'Candle In The Wind 1997'.

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Imagine - John Lennon
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Stand By Me - Ben E.King
The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) - Spiller
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
Millennium - Robbie Williams
Like A Prayer - Madonna
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
If You Tolerate This …. - Manic Street Preachers
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Firestarter - The Prodigy
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong Orchestra
Praise You - Fatboy Slim
Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Going Underground - The Jam
Ready or Not - Fugees
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Careless Whisper - George Michael
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
House of Fun - Madness
Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) - Steve Harley R
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Back for Good - Take That
It's Like That - Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
Ghost Town - The Specials
Another Brick in the Wall Part II - Pink Floyd
No Matter What - Boyzone
Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds
Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Don't You Want Me - Human League
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers
Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
Night Fever - Bee Gees
Brimful of Asha (remix) - Cornershop
Get It On - T-Rex
You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & B'heads

True - Spandau Ballet
You're The One That I Want - Travolta/ Newton-John
YMCA - Village People
Baby Love - The Supremes
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
There Must Be An Angel - Eurythmics

West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
I Feel Love - Donna Summer
World in Motion - Englandneworder
San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear…….) - Scott Mackenzie
Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
Without You - Nilsson
Red Red Wine - UB40
I'm Not in Love - 10CC
The Fly - U2
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - Prince
Reach Out (I'll Be There) - Four Tops
I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly and the Crickets
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? - Culture Club
The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

Hello - Lionel Richie
I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue
Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
Je T'Aime(Moi Non Plus) - Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg
The Model/Computer Love - Kraftwerk
Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) - Soul II Soul
Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman
Israelites - Desmond Dekker and the Aces
Brass In Pocket - Pretenders
(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley& Comets
Ride on Time - Black Box
Rivers of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring - Boney M
The Young Ones - Cliff Richard and the Shadows
I Believe - Frankie Laine
Mull of Kintyre/Girls School - Wings

 

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