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Author:   harbin
Date:   Jan 01, 13 at 6:32pm (PST)
Subject:   This means nothing to meeeeeeeee, ooooooooh Vienaaaaaaaa
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Ultravox's 1981 hit Vienna has been voted the nation's (UK) favourite number two single.

The song topped the poll by BBC Radio 2 and the Official Charts Company to find the greatest track to miss out on the number one spot.

Vienna was held off by novelty track Shaddup You Face by Joe Dolce.

Ultravox frontman Midge Ure said winning the poll had "restored our faith in the idea that the public will always recognise the good in music".

"We are extremely pleased and very humbled to have been given this honorary number one, especially knowing the outstanding records which were also in the running," he added.

Christmas favourite Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl was voted into second place.

The 1987 hit was originally beaten to the top by the Pet Shop Boys' cover of Elvis Presley hit Always On My Mind.

Other songs to feature in the top 10 include The Beatles' Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever, which was held off by Engelbert Humperdinck's Release Me in 1967 and A-ha's 1985 hit Take On Me, which was pipped to the top by The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush.

The Who's My Generation was 12th in the list, Wonderwall by Oasis finished at 13, Adele's Rolling In The Deep was at 34 and Rocket Man by Sir Elton John was at 37.

The poll was launched to celebrate 60 years of the singles chart.

A panel of experts - including Radio 2's Ken Bruce and Janice Long, Radio 1's Annie Nightingale, Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot and 6 Music's Steve Lamacq - compiled a shortlist from 941 singles which have made it to number two. Radio 2 listeners then voted.

"Ultravox's Vienna has beaten off some truly great, classic tracks to claim the title of the UK public's favourite number two single," said Mr Talbot.

"It is also probably the most apt winner, given the fact that it was kept from the chart summit by Joe Dolce's Shaddup You Face, which has long been considered one of the biggest chart injustices of all time."

The top 40 songs will be played by Tony Blackburn in his three-hour show, The Nation's Favourite Number Two Single, from 14:00 GMT on Tuesday.

SAUCE

List in full on that site:

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TOP 10 NUMBER TWOS:
1. Ultravox - Vienna, 1981 (beaten by Shaddup You Face - Joe Dolce)
2. The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York, 1987 (Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys)
3. Don McLean - American Pie, 1972 (Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip, Without You - Nilsson)
4. James - Sit Down, 1991 (The One And Only - Chesney Hawkes)
5. The Stranglers - Golden Brown, 1982 (Town Called Malice - The Jam)
6. The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset, 1967 (Silence Is Golden, The Tremeloes)
7. The Beatles - Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever, 1967 (Release Me, Engelbert Humperdinck)
8. Queen - We Are The Champions, 1977 (The Name Of The Game - Abba, Mull Of Kintyre/Girls' School - Wings)
9. The Beach Boys - God Only Knows, 1966 (Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles)
10. A-ha - Take On Me, 1985 (The Power Of Love, Jennifer Rush)
If I had ten songs to listen to ten songs for the rest of my life would probably be these (difficult to choose from the entire library though) in any random order:

1. Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead
2. From Finner - Of Monsters and Men
3. Mutt - Blink 182
4. Let Down - Radiohead
5. Don't Panic - Coldplay
6. Any random song by System of a Down
7. High And Dry - Radiohead
8. Sunburn - Muse
9. Feeling Good - Muse
10. Yellow - Coldplay



So Loungin' if you were trapped on a desert island, and only ten songs to keep you entertained, what songs would they be? (no merging every song into one track, life doesn't work like that)



Author:   Paranoid Android
Date:   Jan 01, 13 at 6:36pm (PST)
Subject:   re: This means nothing to meeeeeeeee, ooooooooh Vienaaaaaaaa
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harbin, you gained 5 points for listing Radiohead. (Y)



Author:   Scott Cee
Date:   Jan 01, 13 at 6:50pm (PST)
Subject:   re: This means nothing to meeeeeeeee, ooooooooh Vienaaaaaaaa
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Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Greenday
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Part 1) - Flaming Lips
The opening theme from Read or Die/Cowboy Bebop - Yoko Kanno
Losing My Religion - REM
Into the West - Annie Lennox
The Wanderer - Johnny Cash
Bulletproof - La Roux
You Are a Pirate - Alestorm

... and two more



Author:   Big A2
Date:   Jan 03, 13 at 2:40am (PST)
Subject:   re: This means nothing to meeeeeeeee, ooooooooh Vienaaaaaaaa
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quote harbin
So Loungin' if you were trapped on a desert island, and only ten songs to keep you entertained, what songs would they be? (no merging every song into one track, life doesn't work like that)
Wait, so all those quotes and links are completely unrelated to your purpose in making this thread?



Author:   Vex the Pirate
Date:   Jan 03, 13 at 3:48am (PST)
Subject:   re: This means nothing to meeeeeeeee, ooooooooh Vienaaaaaaaa
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Lorl i don't think i even recognise this song ;_; Also i was sure fairy tale of new york was a number one the way everyone goes on about it

Anyway um

1) Bubblepop - Hyuna
2) Martians Vs Goblins - The Game/Tyler, the Creator
3) Blawan - Getting Me Down
omg i have to think of 10 of these things man this is impossible
4) Bjork - Joga
5) Christina Aguilera - Candyman
6) Sasha - Xpander
7) Trash80 - Robot Sneakers
8) Boards of Canada - Chromakey Dreamcoat
9) Wiley - If You're Going Out I'm Going Out Too
10) Dizzee Rascal - Jus' A Rascal

I tried to keep it at least a bit varied to fit my varying moods on the desert island, this way i wont get sick of them all so fast i am so sensible




Author:   harbin
Date:   Jan 03, 13 at 6:23am (PST)
Subject:   re: This means nothing to meeeeeeeee, ooooooooh Vienaaaaaaaa
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quote Big A2
quote harbin
So Loungin' if you were trapped on a desert island, and only ten songs to keep you entertained, what songs would they be? (no merging every song into one track, life doesn't work like that)
Wait, so all those quotes and links are completely unrelated to your purpose in making this thread?
No, it was completely intended to the creation of this topic. That article was the publics top no.2 tracks.

I moved that on to the topic of 'What are you're top ten tracks that you'd never get bored of listening'



Author:   Zero
Date:   Jan 03, 13 at 9:33am (PST)
Subject:   re: This means nothing to meeeeeeeee, ooooooooh Vienaaaaaaaa
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Wow what a bitch of a question, haha. There are so many songs I'd love to choose but I guess I'd have to go with:

Nirvana - Polly
Eminem - Stan
AFI - Endlessly, She Said
Aiden - Silent Eyes
Slipknot - The Nameless
Anti-Flag - 1 Trillion Dollar$
The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
NOFX - The Decline
Pennywise - Perfect People
Flogging Molly - If I Ever Leave This World Alive



Author:   John234MKWii
Date:   Jan 03, 13 at 9:56pm (PST)
Subject:   re: This means nothing to meeeeeeeee, ooooooooh Vienaaaaaaaa
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Pretty mainstream, some as old as the Beatles era.

1. Wings-Little Mix
2. Hyuna and PSY's duet of Gangam Style
3. Goodbye To Love-Carpenters
4. Paradise-Coldplay
5. One Direction- Live While We're Young
6. One Thing- One Direction
7. Call Me Maybe-Carly Rae Jepsen
8. Superstar-Carpenters
9. Boom Boom Boom- Sam and the Womp
10. Gotta Be You-One Direction



Author:   thewatermeloncult
Date:   Jan 03, 13 at 10:12pm (PST)
Subject:   re: This means nothing to meeeeeeeee, ooooooooh Vienaaaaaaaa
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Girl From A Pawnshop (the Croweology version)- The Black Crowes
The Times They Are A-Changin'- Bob Dylan
History Book- Dry The River
Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen
Shallow's Low- Matthew Good
Set Me On Fire- Matthew Good
Time Flies- Porcupine Tree
Leg of Lamb- Queens of the Stone Age
Love is All- The Tallest Man on Earth
Psychopomp- The Tea Party


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