Woolworth's Greatest Song Of All Time

Scotland's Daily Record is carrying the story about Bill Haley And His Comet's classic Rock Around the Clock being 50 years old, on April 12th. This, the first mainstream rock 'n' roll record failed to figure, though in a UK poll, of Woolworth's customers, on what is the greatest song of all time. 1 Jailhouse Rock: Elvis Presley 2 Great Balls of Fire: Jerry Lee Lewis 3 Honkytonk Woman: The Rolling Stones 4 The House of the Rising Sun: The Animals 5 Don't Look Back in Anger: Oasis 6 The Drugs Don't Work: The Verve 7 Going Underground: The Jam 8 Voodoo Chille: The Jimi Hendrix Experience 9 Satisfaction: The Rolling Stones 10 Come Up and See Me: Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Source: Elvis 2nd To None / Updated: Apr 14, 2004 
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Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2004report abuse
What a stupid list apart from Elvis .Steve Harley & Cockney Reble what a joke,no Little Richard, Oasis a very poor Beatles cant stand them anyway.People like Johnny Ray/Johnny Burnett and that ilk have all sadly been forgotten never hear them on the radio.There was a programme last year if my memory serves me right about Johnny Ray..you could see where Elvis got his moves. Johnny went into the audience dancing it was just like Elvis later on in "Loving You".Didn't EL say he was a fan of Johnnie's,well. you could tell from this prog,I wish that ITV would repeat it.
Dirk Bendfeld (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 19, 2004report abuse
Oasis "Don't look back in anger" is nothing more than a mainstream song - I don't think it deserves to be in the Top 10 list. And: Haleys "Rock around the clock" would have deserved to appear in this list! What about Little Richard?
Nashnet (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2004report abuse
Are we supposed to take that list seriously?
dismas (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2004report abuse
Is this some kind of put-on, or what? This is without a doubt the strangest, most bizarre "greatest hits of all time" list I've ever seen. Some great titles included, yes, but they seem to be all over the map.
TonyP (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2004report abuse
Well there are some cracking tracks on the list, old and new, but it is an unusual selection compared to what we usually get in such polls. For one thing, Bohemian Rhapsody isn't even in the top 10 and it generally gets the top spot or thereabouts. And as CD King said, no Beatles? Actually, I like the Beatles, but it's quite refreshing to see Elvis at the top and them nowhere to be seen for once :-)
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2004report abuse
Jailhouse Rock sure deserves the Number One position.
The Rolling Stones' Honky Tonk Woman & Sartisfaction are both great songs! Jerry Lee Lewis' Great Ball of Fire is also very excellent, but the rest of the 6 are questionable. What happened to the Beatles???
Charles (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2004report abuse
Elvis No.1 But some funny choices for the other 9
Colin B (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2004report abuse
What a strange result ! Can't argue with No.1 but some of the other positions look very suspect !

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