Xfm's Song Of The Decade
Which track triumphed in Xfm's Song Of The Decade poll? Find out here...
As 2009 rolls to a close, we're taking stock of the first full decade of the 21st Century. How does it fare compared to the 1990s, 80s, 70s or 60s? It's chock-full of classic tunes, we think.
So it's only fitting that Xfm salutes the Noughties with a countdown of your favourite tunes of the new Millennium and name the Song Of The Decade.
You voted in your thousands, as did our very own Xfm brains and a whole stack of celebrities. Now, we've unveiled the Top 100 best tracks of the last ten years. But who triumphed? Oasis? Arctic Monkeys? Kings Of Leon? Crystal Castles?
You can see the full list, plus download the entire 100 at www.xfm.co.uk/songofthedecade.
Some Song Of The Decade facts...
- We received over 14,000 votes from Xfm listeners via Xfm.co.uk.
- The UK come out tops with 64 of the Top 100 Songs Of The Decade, compared to America's paltry 32. Australia have two (Jet and Temper Trap), Canada gets one (Arcade Fire), as does Sweden (Peter Bjorn And John).
- The most popular year of the decade for msuic is 2004 with 16 entries in the poll – least popular year was 2000 with just two.
- The most popular band of the decade was Muse, who notched up 8 entries in the poll, beating Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon and Kasabian into joint second place. Despite winning overall, The Killers were third most popular.
- The oldest track on the chart is "Yellow" by Coldplay from June 2000, while the most recent is "Little Lion Man" from Mumford And Sons, which was released on September 28 2009.
- There are six UK number one singles on the chart, 50 Top 10 hits and 73 Top 20 hits. The least commercially successful song on our chart (apart from album tracks) is "California Waiting" by Kings Of Leon, which only made Number 61.
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