Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Toppermost of the Poppermost RESULTS SHOW

Thanks for all your votes. Here’s the final top ten, with number of points next to them (five points awarded for first-ranked songs, four for second and so on). As we had a pretty small sample, some ties were inevitable and we have an annoying three-way tie for second place. The votes centred heavily around 1965 and 1966 and Lennon dominates with four-and-a-half of the top five. The winner surprised me – although it’s always been a favourite of mine, and I’ve often cited it as my overall favourite Beatles song, I’ve never seen it top a Beatles poll or even come second or third. But here it established an early lead and was the winner by miles. Good work, everyone.

1) Tomorrow Never Knows – 24
2=) In My Life – 15
2=) Strawberry Fields Forever – 15
2=) A Day in the Life – 15
5) Rain – 13
6) Eleanor Rigby – 11
7=) Help! – 10
7=) Here Comes the Sun – 10
9) For No-One – 9
10) Across the Universe – 8

1 comment:

  1. Quite a few surprises there, actually. 'Across the Universe' but no 'I am the Walrus'? Surprised by the love for 'Help!' too, where something like 'Ticket to Ride' has been so much more influential. But all good stuff, obv! And totally agree with the 'Tomorrow Never Knows' placing.