The I Love Music 1000 UK Number Ones Poll.

I had a lot of fun yesterday afternoon/evening on the I Love Music messageboard, presenting a live countdown (simultaneously with Radio One’s weekly Top 40 show) of the board’s 100 favourite UK Number One singles of all time.

The full results thread can be viewed here. As you’ll see, it’s noticeably short on loud electric guitars, and noticeably long on Big Fat Gay Anthems. But then, as the Manic Street Preachers used to say: All Rock And Roll Is Homosexual.

Update Here’s the final corrected Top 100, all nicely laid out on a separate page.

1 Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys – 17/11/1966 – 1074 – 30
2 Ghost Town – The Specials – 11/07/1981 – 876 – 25
3 I Feel Love – Donna Summer – 23/07/1977 – 866 – 24
4 Heart Of Glass – Blondie – 03/02/1979 – 824 – 29
5 Billie Jean – Michael Jackson – 05/03/1983 – 824 – 25
6 Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush – 11/03/1978 – 820 – 23
7 Tainted Love – Soft Cell – 05/09/1981 – 749 – 19
8 West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys – 11/01/1986 – 736 – 23
9 Always On My Mind – Pet Shop Boys – 19/12/1987 – 727 – 23
10 The Model / Computer Love – Kraftwerk – 06/02/1982 – 657 – 20
11 Dancing Queen – Abba – 04/09/1976 – 640 – 19
12 Don’t You Want Me – The Human League – 12/12/1981 – 629 – 23
13 Atomic – Blondie – 01/03/1980 – 565 – 23
14 Ignition (remix) – R Kelly – 17/05/2003 – 536 – 14
15 Into The Groove – Madonna – 03/08/1985 – 527 – 16
16 Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor – 03/02/1990 – 518 – 18
17 Uptown Top Ranking – Althea & Donna – 04/02/1978 – 510 – 19
18 Pump Up The Volume – M/A/R/R/S – 03/10/1987 – 493 – 19
19 I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye – 26/03/1969 – 488 – 15
20 Band Of Gold – Freda Payne – 19/09/1970 – 480 – 15
21 Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue – 29/09/2001 – 477 – 18
22 Crazy In Love – Beyonce – 12/07/2003 – 477 – 18
23 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones – 09/09/1965 – 456 – 15
24 Reach Out I’ll Be There – The Four Tops – 27/10/1966 – 439 – 15
25 Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones – 26/05/1966 – 429 – 15
26 All The Things She Said – Tatu – 08/02/2003 – 428 – 15
27 Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – 28/01/1984 – 405 – 17
28 Space Oddity – David Bowie – 08/11/1975 – 401 – 14
29 Freak Like Me – Sugababes – 04/05/2002 – 400 – 15
30 Geno – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – 03/05/1980 – 400 – 11
31 Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen – 29/11/1975 – 398 – 13
32 Make It Easy On Yourself – The Walker Brothers – 23/09/1965 – 388 – 15
33 Under Pressure – Queen & David Bowie – 21/11/1981 – 379 – 10
34 Are Friends Electric? – Tubeway Army – 30/06/1979 – 372 – 12
35 Brass In Pocket – The Pretenders – 19/01/1980 – 369 – 13
36 Baby One More Time – Britney Spears – 27/02/1999 – 363 – 15
37 The Winner Takes It All – Abba – 09/08/1980 – 362 – 11
38 It’s A Sin – The Pet Shop Boys – 04/07/1987 – 360 – 11
39 Metal Guru – T.Rex – 20/05/1972 – 343 – 11
40 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – 07/08/1982 – 341 – 13
41 Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones – 19/06/1968 – 334 – 14
42 3AM Eternal – The KLF featuring Children of the Revolution – 02/02/1991 – 329 – 14
43 Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks – 07/07/1966 – 327 – 13
44 Ashes To Ashes – David Bowie – 23/08/1980 – 324 – 12
45 Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel – 28/03/1970 – 324 – 10
46 Stan – Eminem – 16/12/2000 – 317 – 13
47 Your Woman – White Town – 25/01/1997 – 316 – 11
48 Ticket To Ride – The Beatles – 22/04/1965 – 314 – 12
49 Firestarter – The Prodigy – 30/03/1996 – 309 – 10
50 Tears Of A Clown – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – 12/09/1970 – 300 – 11
51 Like A Prayer – Madonna – 25/03/1989 – 298 – 14
52 It’s Over – Roy Orbison – 25/06/1964 – 297 – 12
53 Voodoo Chile – Jimi Hendrix Experience – 21/11/1970 – 297 – 9
54 Toxic – Britney Spears – 13/03/2004 – 291 – 15
55 Telstar – The Tornados – 14/10/1962 – 287 – 8
56 I’m Not In Love – 10cc – 28/06/1975 – 283 – 9
57 The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – The Walker Brothers – 17/03/1966 – 276 – 11
58 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – Dead Or Alive – 09/03/1985 – 269 – 11
59 She Loves You – The Beatles – 12/09/1963 – 265 – 7
60 A Town Called Malice/Precious – The Jam – 13/02/1982 – 264 – 9
61 I’m A Believer – The Monkees – 19/01/1967 – 264 – 9
62 A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles – 23/07/1964 – 259 – 11
63 Brimful Of Asha – Cornershop – 28/02/1998 – 254 – 14
64 Sound Of The Underground – Girls Aloud – 28/12/2002 – 247 – 10
65 Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis – 02/03/1996 – 247 – 7
66 Waterloo – Abba – 04/05/1974 – 245 – 8
67 I Feel Fine – The Beatles – 10/12/1964 – 244 – 8
68 Paperback Writer – The Beatles – 23/06/1966 – 242 – 8
69 Telegram Sam – T.Rex – 05/02/1972 – 242 – 7
70 99 Red Balloons – Nena – 03/03/1984 – 241 – 11
71 Without You – Nilsson – 11/03/1972 – 239 – 7
72 Vogue – Madonna – 14/04/1990 – 239 – 6
73 Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) – Spiller – 26/08/2000 – 236 – 11
74 Breathe – The Prodigy – 23/11/1996 – 234 – 10
75 Je T’Aime… Moi Non Plus – Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – 11/10/1969 – 232 – 11
76 Stand By Me – Ben E. King – 21/02/1987 – 228 – 9
77 Block Rockin’ Beats – The Chemical Brothers – 05/04/1997 – 225 – 8
78 Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out – The Beatles – 16/12/1965 – 225 – 8
79 Rock Your Baby – George McCrae – 27/07/1974 – 224 – 6
80 Maggie May – Rod Stewart – 09/10/1971 – 223 – 9
81 Call Me – Blondie – 26/04/1980 – 221 – 8
82 Get Off My Cloud – The Rolling Stones – 04/11/1965 – 218 – 8
83 You Really Got Me – The Kinks – 10/09/1964 – 218 – 8
84 Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash – 09/03/1991 – 216 – 8
85 Theme From S’Express – S’Express – 30/04/1988 – 215 – 10
86 The Israelites – Desmond Dekker & The Aces – 16/04/1969 – 214 – 9
87 Hey Jude – The Beatles – 11/09/1968 – 211 – 9
88 Stand & Deliver – Adam & The Ants – 09/05/1981 – 209 – 7
89 The Sun Always Shines On TV – A-Ha – 25/01/1986 – 206 – 8
90 Doctorin’ The Tardis – The Timelords – 18/06/1988 – 205 – 7
91 My Sweet Lord – George Harrison – 30/01/1971 – 205 – 6
92 Honky Tonk Women – The Rolling Stones – 23/07/1969 – 202 – 6
93 These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra – 17/02/1966 – 201 – 8
94 Pure Shores – All Saints – 26/02/2000 – 200 – 9
95 Sunday Girl – Blondie – 26/05/1979 – 198 – 9
96 Help! – The Beatles – 05/08/1965 – 197 – 9
97 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield – 28/04/1966 – 196 – 7
98 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Ian Dury & The Blockheads – 27/01/1979 – 196 – 7
99 Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival – 20/09/1969 – 192 – 9
100 Cum On Feel The Noize – Slade – 03/03/1973 – 192 – 7
101 Get It On – T.Rex – 24/07/1971 – 191 – 11
102 Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler – 12/03/1983 – 187 – 6
103 Professional Widow – Tori Amos – 18/01/1997 – 185 – 7
104 Mr Tambourine Man – The Byrds – – 184 – 6
105 Never Ever – All Saints – 17/01/1998 – 180 – 8
106 Two Tribes – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – 16/06/1984 – 177 – 8
107 Name Of The Game – Abba – 05/11/1977 – 175 – 6
108 Going Underground / Dreams Of Children – The Jam – 22/03/1980 – 174 – 9
109 Yes Sir I Can Boogie – Baccara – 29/10/1977 – 174 – 6
110 Ring My Bell – Anita Ward – 16/06/1979 – 172 – 8
111 What A Wonderful World / Cabaret – Louis Armstrong – 24/04/1968 – 172 – 6
112 Baby Love – The Supremes – 19/11/1964 – 171 – 7
113 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – The Righteous Brothers – 04/02/1965 – 170 – 8
114 I Feel For You – Chaka Khan – 10/11/1984 – 170 – 6
115 Knowing Me Knowing You – Abba – 02/04/1977 – 169 – 6
116 Hot Love – T.Rex – 20/03/1971 – 166 – 6
117 Don’t Stop Movin’ – S Club 7 – 05/05/2001 – 166 – 6
118 Yeah – Usher featuring Lil’ Jon & Ludacris – 27/03/2004 – 165 – 7
119 Have I The Right – The Honeycombs – 27/08/1964 – 164 – 7
120 Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – 22/02/1975 – 161 – 7
121 World In Motion – EnglandNewOrder – 09/06/1990 – 161 – 7
122 Praise You – Fatboy Slim – 16/01/1999 – 161 – 7
123 Mmm Bop – Hanson – – 160 – 6
124 Oops!…I Did It Again – Britney Spears – 13/05/2000 – 159 – 7
125 Back To Life (How Ever Do You Want Me) – Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler – 24/06/1989 – 155 – 8
126 I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles – 12/12/1963 – 155 – 8
127 Dub Be Good To Me – Beats International featuring Lindy Layton – 03/03/1990 – 154 – 8
128 Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles – 20/10/1979 – 154 – 8
129 Take A Chance On Me – Abba – 18/02/1978 – 154 – 6
130 You Don’t Know Me – Armand Van Helden – – 153 – 6
131 Setting Sun – The Chemical Brothers – – 151 – 6
132 Some Might Say – Oasis – – 150 – 5
133 Hello Goodbye – The Beatles – 06/12/1967 – 149 – 5
134 Little Sister / His Latest Flame – Elvis Presley – 09/11/1961 – 149 – 4
135 Lose Yourself – Eminem – 14/12/2002 – 148 – 6
136 2 Become 1 – Spice Girls – – 148 – 5
137 Mama Weer All Crazee Now – Slade – 09/09/1972 – 145 – 6
138 Wannabe – Spice Girls – 27/07/1996 – 145 – 5
139 See My Baby Jive – Wizzard – 19/05/1973 – 145 – 5
140 The Drugs Don’t Work – The Verve – 13/09/1997 – 143 – 5
141 Killing Me Softly – The Fugees – 08/06/1996 – 142 – 6
142 A Little Less Conversation – Elvis vs JXL – 22/06/2002 – 142 – 5
143 (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice – Amen Corner – 12/02/1969 – 142 – 4
144 Sugar Sugar – The Archies – 25/10/1969 – 141 – 6
145 Heart – The Pet Shop Boys – 09/04/1988 – 141 – 5
146 Let’s Dance – David Bowie – 09/04/1983 – 138 – 7
147 Flat Beat – Mr Oizo – – 138 – 4
148 Mouldy Old Dough – Lieutenant Pigeon – 14/10/1972 – 138 – 4
149 Every Liitle Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police – 14/11/1981 – 137 – 4
150 All Or Nothing – The Small Faces – – 135 – 7
151 Don’t Speak – No Doubt – 22/02/1997 – 134 – 7
152 Lola’s Theme – Shapeshifters – 24/07/2004 – 134 – 7
153 Concrete And Clay – Unit Four Plus Two – 08/04/1965 – 134 – 5
154 Jack Your Body – Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – 24/01/1987 – 134 – 4
155 Together We Are Beautiful – Fern Kinney – 15/03/1980 – 133 – 5
156 Ride On Time – Black Box – – 133 – 4
157 The Power Of Love – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – 08/12/1984 – 132 – 7
158 (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me – Sandie Shaw – 22/10/1964 – 131 – 7
159 Eternal Flame – The Bangles – 15/04/1989 – 131 – 4
160 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Bobbie Gentry – 18/10/1969 – 129 – 4
161 I Don’t Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest – Rod Stewart – 21/05/1977 – 129 – 4
162 Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles – 02/04/1964 – 128 – 5
163 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club – – 128 – 5
164 I Don’t Like Mondays – The Boomtown Rats – – 127 – 4
165 All You Need Is Love – The Beatles – – 126 – 4
166 Cars – Gary Numan – – 125 – 5
167 The Ballad Of John & Yoko – The Beatles – – 125 – 5
168 Born To Make You Happy – Britney Spears – 29/01/2000 – 125 – 3
169 Black Coffee – All Saints – – 123 – 5
170 Killer – Adamski – – 122 – 6
171 Oh Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison – 08/10/1964 – 122 – 5
172 House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals – – 121 –
173 More Than A Woman – Aaliyah – 19/01/2002 – 120 – 5
174 Lady Madonna – The Beatles – 27/03/1968 – 119 – 5
175 Blue Moon – The Marcels – 04/05/1961 – 119 – 3
176 Independent Women Part 1 – Destiny’s Child – 02/12/2000 – 118 – 4
177 The Tide Is High – Blondie – – 117 –
178 Imagine – John Lennon – 10/01/1981 – 116 –
179 Rock Me Amadeus – Falco – – 116 – 4
180 Get Back – The Beatles with Billy Preston – – 115 – 4
181 I’m Still Waiting – Diana Ross – 21/08/1971 – 114 – 4
182 Round Round – Sugababes – 24/08/2002 – 114 – 4
183 All Around The World – Oasis – 24/01/1998 – 114 – 3
184 School’s Out – Alice Cooper – 12/08/1972 – 113 – 3
185 Cumberland Gap – Lonnie Donegan – 12/04/1957 – 112 – 4
186 You Wear It Well – Rod Stewart – 02/09/1972 – 112 – 4
187 Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkel – 14/04/1979 – 111 – 4
188 Start – The Jam – 06/09/1980 – 111 – 3
189 Double Barrel – Dave & Ansel Collins – 01/05/1971 – 110 – 5
190 Spirit In The Sky – Norman Greenbaum – – 110 –
191 It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones – – 109 – 3
192 Sixteen Tons – Tennessee Ernie Ford – 20/01/1956 – 108 – 4
193 Runaway – Del Shannon – – 107 – 4
194 Lady (Hear Me Tonight) – Modjo – – 107 – 4
195 A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum – 08/06/1967 – 106 – 6
196 Cos I Luv You – Slade – – 106 – 5
197 Ready Or Not – The Fugees – 21/09/1996 – 104 – 5
198 Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart – Marc Almond with Gene Pitney – – 101 – 4
199 Night Fever – The Bee Gees – – 101 – 4
200 Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley – – 100 – 5

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