It is of course traditional to prefix the Number One (oh for Christ’s sake Mike, we’ve been waiting ALL BLOODY DAY, will you JUST GET ON WITH IT!) with a chart countdown. And this project will be no exception. Here then are the ten most popular records from the project, in order. I’ve calculated this by dividing the total number of points scored for each record by the total number of votes cast on the day in question, in order to derive a ratio. Excel is a wonderful thing, is it not?
1. You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
(The winner by quite some distance, this was voted first by 19 out of 22 voters, with the remaining three voting it second.)
2. Please Please Me – The Beatles
3. Too Shy – Kajagoogoo
4. Lose Yourself – Eminem
5. Ordinary World – Duran Duran
6. Daniel – Elton John
7. Sweet Harmony – The Beloved
8. Wishing Well – Free
9. (steady, Peter!) Gloria (GLORIA!) – Laura Branigan
10. Blockbuster – The Sweet
And the bottom five?
46. Loop De Loop – Frankie Vaughan
47. Part Of The Union – The Strawbs
48. Stairway To Heaven – Rolf Harris
49. Stop Living The Lie – David Sneddon
50. Reminisce – Blazin’ Squad
The next posting will reveal – because obviously, at this stage you still have absolutely no idea – the winning decade. Honest, it will. I promise.