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Lennon’s imagine named top song for over-50’s.

It looks like the baby boomer generation has spoken.  You know, all of these polls just knock me out.  I crack up almost every time they come out.  Some of the polls are dead on, some of the mediocre, but the majority of them are out there somewhere in left-field.  This one is all over the place. 

Lady in Red at number two?  C’mon you’ve got to be joking.  If they were looking for true mediocrity you’d think that they would at least have voted Robert Palmer or Phil Collins over Lady in Red.  I mean seriously.  How mediocre and soft rock can you get?  It’s nice to see Imagine get the top spot, but really. 

Here’s what we’ve read.

John Lennon’s Imagine has been voted the favourite pop song of the baby boomer generation in a radio poll.

The anthem narrowly beat Chris De Burgh’s Lady In Red, which took second place in the survey of 3,760 over-50s conducted by the Smooth Radio network.

Crazy, a number one hit for US hip-hop duo Gnarls Barkley last year, also made the list – but nearly half of the top 50 came from the 1960s.

The Beatles failed to make the top 10, but scored five entries in total.

Their first placing was at number 15, with Hey Jude, and Yesterday, A Day In The Life, I Want To Hold Your Hand and In My Life also made appearances.

The third most popular song was Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, with Ben E King’s Stand By Me at number four and Gnarls Barkley in fifth position.

“What this survey shows is that the baby boomer generation has a very wide musical taste,” said Smooth London DJ Mark Goodier.

“They might be a nostalgic generation, but they are clearly not stuck in the past and love recent music as well.”

Smooth Radio is a commercial radio network broadcasting adult contemporary music on five stations across the UK.

Source: BBC

Here’s the top ten in the list: 

1. John Lennon – Imagine
2. Chris De Burgh – Lady in Red
3. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
4. Ben E King – Stand By Me
5. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
6. Lou Reed – Perfect Day
7. Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
8. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
9. Katie Melua – Closest Thing to Crazy
10. Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love


One Response

  1. I notice the radio station that did the poll was called Smooth Radio. Their format type might have something to do with the demographics they collected.

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