Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

So What Was the Favourite Song? Easy-Listening Station Smooth Radio Asked Its Listeners for Their Top Three Favourite Songs, and Used the Results to Compile a Top 500 All-Time Greats. We Count Down Their Top 100

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

So What Was the Favourite Song? Easy-Listening Station Smooth Radio Asked Its Listeners for Their Top Three Favourite Songs, and Used the Results to Compile a Top 500 All-Time Greats. We Count Down Their Top 100

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100 Beatles - And I Love Her 99 Commodores - Three Times A Lady 98 Sting - Fields Of Gold 97 Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful 96 Bangles - Eternal Flame 95 Alexander O'Neal - If You Were Here Tonight 94 Daryl Hall/John Oates - I Can't Go For That 93 Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks 92 Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On 91 Carpenters - Goodbye To Love 90 Billy Paul - Me and Mrs Jones 89 Barbra Streisand/Barry Gibb - Guilty 88 Simply Red - Holding Back The Years 87 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly 86 Beatles - The Long And Winding Road 85 Michael Buble - Home 84 Lionel Richie - All Night Long 83 Jackie Wilson - I Get The Sweetest Feeling 82 Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 81 Billy Joel - She's Always A Woman To Me 80 Bee Gees - Night Fever 79 Rod Stewart - I Don't Want To Talk About It 78 Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn 77 Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher 76 Beach Boys - Good Vibrations 75 Alicia Keys - Fallin' 74 Brenda Russell - Piano In The Dark 73 Temptations - My Girl 72 Carly Simon - You're So Vain 71 Marvin Gaye - What's Going On 70 Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is 69 Steve Winwood - Valerie 68 Michael Jackson - Rock With You 67 Beatles - Eleanor Rigby 66 Aretha Franklin - Respect 65 Madonna - Crazy For You 64 George Michael - A Different Corner 63 Robbie Williams - She's The One 62 Gladys Knight/Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia 61 Norah Jones - Don't Know Why 60 Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun 59 Chicago - If You Leave Me Now 58 Mamas and Papas - California Dreaming 57 Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted 56 Elvis Presley - I Just Can't Help Believing 55 Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere 54 Paul Simon/Art Garfunkel - The Boxer 53 Eva Cassidy - Over The Rainbow 52 Paul Simon/Art Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence 51 John Lennon - Woman 50 Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing 49 Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine 48 Toto - Africa 47 Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man 46 Hollies - The Air That I Breathe 45 Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love 44 Stereophonics - Handbags & Gladrags 43 Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream 42 Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine 41 Ben E King - Stand By Me 40 Air Supply - All Out Of Love 39 Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer 38 Spandau Ballet - True 37 Eagles - Lying Eyes 36 ABBA - Thank You For The Music 35 Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free 34 Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love 33 Lionel Richie - Hello 32 Elton John - Candle In The Wind 31 Will Young - Leave Right Now 30 Stevie Wonder - Superstition 29 Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline 28 Harry Nilsson - Without You 27 Elton John - Your Song 26 Beatles - In My Life 25 Beach Boys - God Only Knows 24 Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way 23 Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay 22 Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto 21 Mike And The Mechanics - The Living Years 20 The Beatles - Yesterday 19 Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody 18 Barry White - You're the First, the Last, My Everything 17 Al Green - Let's Stay Together 16 Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight 15 Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds 14 The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother 13 Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street 12 Elvis Presley - Always on my Mind 11 Abba - The Winner Tales it All 10 The Beatles - Let it Be 9 Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Water 8 Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror 7 Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World 6 REM - Everybody Hurts 5 Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You 4 The Eagles - Hotel California 3 10cc - I'm not in Love 2 Abba - Dancing Queen 1 Imagine - John Lennon

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10cc, left, made number three and Abba, right, number two - but the top spot went to John Lennon, centre

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