Amy Winehouse, The Beatles and Frankie Goes To Hollywood are amongst the artists who have contributed some of the most important songs of the past fifty years, according to a new Radio 2 list.
The People's Songs will be a new series on the BBC station, chronicling fifty of the most influential and important songs in British culture. Radio 2 have released a list of the first ten today (Aug 31), which includes everyone from Vera Lynn to Amy Winehouse.
Speaking of the list, Radio 2 host Stuart Maconie said: “These are the songs that people listened to, laughed to, loved to and laboured to, as well as down tools and danced to.”
The inclusion of Amy Winehouse's 'Rehab' is described as, “Her demise was a kind of modern parable on the perils of fame, narcotics and a national obsessions with celebrity.”
The Radio 2 People's Songs released today is as follow:
We’ll Meet Again - Vera Lynn (1939)
Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donegan (1954)
She Loves You - Beatles (1963)
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small (1964)
A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harum (1967)
Je T’Aime... Moi Non Plus - Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin (1969)
God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols (1977)
Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1984)
Ebeneezer Goode - The Shamen (1992)
Rehab - Amy Winehouse (2006)
The Radio 2 series will begin in 2013 with a list of fifty songs being detailed individually. The list was selected by a panel of BBC experts.
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