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100 GREATEST ...
GRAHAM NORTON presents a wonderful trip down memory lane of the nations 100 greatest number one singles, from Bill Haley's Comets, via George Michael's hairdo in the 1984 Do They Know It's Christmas era, to Groovejet's Ibiza 2000 anthem. The songs elected by the viewers reflect the changing tastes of the record-buying public over the past half a century since charts were introduced. Classic pop music is about much more than just music, it's about memories and emotions. From adolescent angst to the last dance, music provides the soundtracks to our lives. This four-hour programme will count down the songs and artists that make up that soundtrack, from 100 to 1, as voted by the British public. The show includes interviews with those responsible for writing, recording and inspiring the hits, including BOB GELDOF, MOBY, YOKO ONO, SMOKEY ROBINSON, GLORIA GAYNOR and COOLIO, and there's a special look at the five songs we all love to hate. The Top 100... 1 John Lennon - Imagine 2 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody 3 Beatles - Hey Jude 4 Abba - Dancing Queen 5 The Police - Every Breath You Take 6 Ben E King - Stand By Me 7 The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work 8 Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger 9 Spiller - Groovejet 10 Bryan Adams - Everything I Do 11 Sinead O' Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U 12 Robbie Williams - Millennium 13 Madonna - Like A Prayer 14 The Animals - House of the Rising Sun 15 Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine 16 Soft Cell - Tainted Love 17 The Monkees - I'm A Believer 18 The Kinks - You Really Got Me 19 Procol Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale 20 Manic Street Prachers - If You Tolerate This 21 Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive 22 The Prodigy - Firestarter 23 Michael Jackson - Billie Jean 24 Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World 25 Fatboy Slim - Praise You 26 Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise 27 David Bowie - Space Oddity 28 The Jam - Going Underground 29 Fugees - Ready or Not 30 Beach Boys - Good Vibrations 31 Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water 32 George Michael - Careless Whisper 33 Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You 34 Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile 35 Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas? 36 Madness - House of Fun 37 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile 38 Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen 39 Blondie - Heart of Glass 40 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax 41 The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go 42 Rolling Stones -(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 43 Take That - Back for Good 44 Run DMC vs Jason Nevins - It's Like That 45 The Specials - Ghost Town 46 Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall 47 Boyzone - No Matter What 48 The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man 49 Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights 50 Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman 51 Human League - Don't You Want Me 52 Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around 53 The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star 54 Righteous Brothers - You Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 55 Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody 56 Bee Gees - Night Fever 57 Cornershop - Brimful of Asha 58 T Rex - Get It On 59 Gerry & Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone 60 Ian Dury & Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 61 Spandau Ballet - True 62 John Travolta/Olivia Newton John - You're The One That I Want 63 Village People - YMCA 64 The Supremes - Baby Love 65 Rod Stewart - Maggie May 66 Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual 67 The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother 68 Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock 69 Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel 70 Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls 71 Donna Summer - I Feel Love 72 England New Order - World in Motion 73 Scott Mackenzie - San Francisco 74 Fleetwood Mac - Albatross 75 Nilsson - Without You 76 UB40 - Red Red Wine 77 10cc - I'm Not in Love 78 U2 - The Fly 79 Prince - The Most Beautiful Girl in the World 80 The Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There 81 Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You 82 The Crickets - That'll Be The Day 83 Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? 84 Smokey Robinson - Tears of a Clown 85 Lionel Richie - Hello 86 Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky 87 Roxy Music - Jealous Guy 88 Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourgh - Je T'Aime 89 Kraftwerk - The Model 90 Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night 91 Soul II Soul - Back to Life 92 Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air 93 Desmond Dekker - Israelites 94 The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket 95 Bill Haley - Rock Around The Clock 96 Black Box - Ride on Time 97 Boney M - Rivers of Babylon 98 Cliff Richard - The Young Ones 99 Frankie Laine - I Believe 100 Wings - Mull of Kintyre The songs you love to hate... 1 Spice Girls - Wannabe 2 Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On 3 Elton John - Candle in the Wind '97 4 Chris de Burgh - The Lady in Red 5 Britney Spears - Baby One More Time Contributors: Moby Sinead O'Connor Stephen Gateley Lionel Richie McAlmont Yoko Ono Roger Taylor Eric Hall Emma Bunton Nile Rodgers Embrace Alan McGee Bob Geldof Hewitt Paul Gambaccini Bjorn Ulvaeus KateThornton New Order Stuart Copeland Andy Summers Lieber & Stoller Paul Morley Paolo Hewitt DJ Spiller Sophie Ellis-Bextor Judge Jules Mark Kermode Stuart Maconie Holly Johnson Pete Waterman Smokey Robinson Marc Almond Barney Hoskyns Mickey Dolenz Procol Harum Gloria Gaynor Enrico Tomasso Camille Yarborough Jason Nevins Coolio Gus Dudgeon Mike Love Midge Ure Steve Harley Blondie Trevor Horn Chris Stein Jason Nevins Run Jerry Dammers Roger Waters Sybilla Agasee Cathy Richmond Human League Arlene Phillips Rolan Bolan Blockheads Lloyd Bradley Jane Horrocks Gary Kemp Village People Lamont Dozier Tony Hicks Giorgio Moroder Neil Tennant John Barnes Peter Green UB40 Graham Gouldman Cathy Warren Eric Stewart Sharon Davis Jazzie B Lionel Richie Thunderclap Newman The Comets John Robb Jackie Clune
Presenter - GRAHAM NORTON Writers - STUART MACONIE, MARK ROBINSON Associate Producer - MARGARET WOMERSEY Executive Producer - PETER A GORDON Director - DON LETTS