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Will Young Tops Uk Artist Poll, Coldplay Come 5th


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Singer Will Young has beaten a host of British acts to be voted the most popular UK artist of all time in a poll of radio listeners.


The annual chart celebrates the best of UK music counting down the 40 most popular artists of all time, as voted for by listeners of commercial radio.


Former Beatle Sir Paul claimed third position followed by the Spice Girls at number four and Coldplay at five.


The 27-year-old, who was catapulted to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural Pop Idol contest, fought off competition from the likes of Robbie Williams and Sir Paul McCartney to top the Music Week May Day chart.


Young, whose first single Evergreen shot straight to number one, becoming the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history, was closely followed by Robbie Williams.


Young said he was "honoured" to have topped the poll adding: "What makes it so special is that it`s voted for by the public.


"I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and made the effort to vote. I`m over the moon."

The UK Music Week May Day Chart in full is:


1. Will Young

2. Robbie Williams

3. Paul McCartney

4. Spice Girls

5. Coldplay

6. Sugababes

7. Take That

8. Gorillaz

9. Oasis

10. Beverley Knight

11. Pink Floyd

12. Arctic Monkeys

13. Simply Red

14. Jamiroquai

15. George Michael

16. Kaiser Chiefs

17. James Blunt

18. Girls Aloud

19. Keane

20. Sir Elton John

21. Queen

22. Lemar

23. McFly

24. Eurythmics

25. Basement Jaxx

26. David Gray

27. KT Tunstall

28. David Bowie

29. Franz Ferdinand

30. Craig David

31. Stereophonics

32. Duran Duran

33. Texas

34. Beatles

35. Snow Patrol

36. Richard Ashcroft

37. Charlotte Church

38. Sting

39. Blue

40. All Saints


Source - utv

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Beverley Knight at number ten?? What on earth?? What's she ever done?

I suspect this might have something to do with her recent appearance on "Just The Two Of Us"..............................................................

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haha this list is a joke...but im not going ot argue with ahem coldplay at number 5 :lol: where is radiohead' date='the smiths,blur,rolling stones? :laugh4:[/quote']


Well yes - they should all be in there somewhere!!:rolleyes:

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I don't even know who Beverley Knight, David Gray, and Snow Patrol are... really!!

I won't even mention that i have never heard any song of KT Tunstall and McFly (actually is that a singer or group or what):thinking2:



:D :D :D

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who the hell voted for this?!!!! A bunch of 11 year olds?!!!!

I would guess it's likely at least 85% of the votes are from children.


Is this just radio listeners in general or a specific station?

I listen to quite a lot of radio but i have heard nothing about a poll.

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