For as long as I can remember, the week between Christmas and New Year's means our radio is on for the Radio 2 Top 2000. The best 2000 songs of all time as voted by listeners are played in one week, leading up to the winner just before midnight December 31st. It's the list that years ago introduced me to a wealth of classic rock and Dutch music history. Now, it's mostly a list of music I love.
It's a cultural phenomenon here: 4,5 million people voted this year (out of a population of 16 million) on their best songs of all time. It's a list full of classic rock, nostalgic Dutch songs and one-offs. You see the list here; they're currently at #1281.
I voted for these (future) classics. What would you have voted? What are the best songs of all time?
- PINK FLOYD - COMFORTABLY NUMB
SIMON & GARFUNKEL - THE BOXER
AIR - ALL I NEED
RADIOHEAD - PARANOID ANDROID
ELBOW - ONE DAY LIKE THIS
MARLENA SHAW - CALIFORNIA SOUL
PINK FLOYD - THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY
ACDA EN DE MUNNIK - REN LENNY REN
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - UP AROUND THE BEND
SUPERTRAMP - FOOL'S OVERTURE
THE DOORS - RIDERS ON THE STORM
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - DON'T BRING ME DOWN
DIRE STRAITS - BROTHERS IN ARMS
THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT - THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD
THE BEATLES - BLACKBIRD
PINK FLOYD - SUMMER '68
DAFT PUNK - LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE
BOARDS OF CANADA - SATELLITE ANTHEM ICARUS
RADIOHEAD - OPTIMISTIC
TAME IMPALA - LET IT HAPPEN
THE WHO - EMINENCE FRONT
SUFJAN STEVENS - JOHN WAYNE GACY, JR.
LED ZEPPELIN - WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS
JOHN FRUSCIANTE - THE WILL TO DEATH
THOM YORKE - INTERFERENCE