'Unchained Melody' voted 'Most Popular Song of All Time'

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Brisbane, Feb 16 : The Righteous Brothers' global hit 'Unchained Melody' has been named the most popular song of all time.

The recording, which was used in the film 'Ghost,' beat the likes on ABBA, the Beatles and Elvis Presley, in the list of the Top 1000 Most Popular Songs, as voted by the listeners of Brisbane radio station 882 4BH.

The second most popular song of all time title went to John Lennon's 'Imagine,' while the third spot was secured by 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by Simon and Garfunkel.

Louis Armstrong's 'What A Wonderful World' was voted the fourth best song, while ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' came fifth.

Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender,' Bette Midler's 'Rose,' Roy Orbison's 'Pretty Woman,' Beatles' 'Yesterday,' and Midler's 'Wind Beneath My Wings' rounded off the top tem.

ABBA secured a total of 11 hits in the top 1000 the Top 1000 Most Popular Songs list, including 'Mamma Mia,' 'Fernando,' 'I have a Dream,' and 'Waterloo.'

The Beatles got a total of 20 songs on the full list, including 'Hey Jude,' 'Something,' 'All My Loving,' 'Help,' and 'Penny Lane.'

Other hits on the list included 'My Way' by Frank Sinatra, 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion, 'Annie's Song' by John Denver, 'Sweet Caroline' by Neil Diamond, and 'Everything I Do (I Do For You)' by Bryan Adams.

The Australian radio station throws the topic open every year to its listeners.

Program manager Geoff Harrison said the radio stations takes "thousands" of votes from listeners over a three-week period.

"It takes about two weeks - or 10 days - to play the top 1000 songs," the Brisbanetimes.com.au quoted Harrison, as saying.

"The top 200 to 300 are similar every year, and I could pretty much pick what the top 50 are going to be," he added.

The top 20 Most Popular Songs are:

1. Unchained Melody Righteous_Brothers. Imagine John Lennon. Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon_ and _Garfunkel. What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong. Dancing Queen ABBA. Love Me Tender Elvis Presley. Rose Bette Midler. Pretty Woman Roy Orbison. Yesterday Beatles0. Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler1. Mamma Mia ABBA2. Unforgettable Natalie Cole/Nat "King" Cole3. Green Green Grass Of Home Tom Jones4. My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion5. My Way Frank Sinatra6. Candle In The Wind Elton John7. I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston8. Way We Were Barbra Streisand9. Fernando ABBA0. Hey Jude Beatles

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