Band top BBC poll ahead of Arctic Monkeys
Grace Carroll

16:58 4th February 2013

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A poll of BBC 6 Music listeners has seen Coldplay's 'Clocks' voted as the greatest song of the past ten years.

The station created the poll to celebrate its tenth anniversary year, and Coldplay's 2003 hit topped the poll - which aimed to find listeners' favourite songs from the station's lifetime.

Steve Lamacq counted down the top 10, as the rest of the top 100 had been played throughout the day.

He said of Coldplay's win, "It's a good result for Coldplay, who were clearly one of the biggest bands of the decade."

The number two spot was taken by the Arctic Monkeys' 2005 hit 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor', followed by Elbow's 'One Day Like This' at number three.

The top five was completed by The National's 'Bloodbuzz Ohio' at number four, and The Killers' 'Mr Brightside' at number five.

The full top ten is:

1. Coldplay - 'Clocks'
2. Arctic Monkeys - 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'
3. Elbow - 'One Day Like This'
4. The National - 'Bloodbuzz Ohio'
5. The Killers - 'Mr Brightside'
6. The White Stripes - 'Seven Nation Army'
7. The Flaming Lips - 'Do You Realize??'
8. Johnny Cash - 'Hurt'
9. British Sea Power - 'Remember Me'
10. Radiohead - 'There There'

Below: The Top Ten highest earning songs of all time revealed

  • 10. 'The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)' - Mel Torme/Nat King Cole

  • 9. 'Pretty Woman' - Roy Orbison

  • 8. 'Every Breath You Take' - The Police

  • 7. 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' - John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie

  • 6. 'Stand By Me' - Ben E. King/Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller

  • 5. 'Unchained Melody' - Alex North and Hy Zaret/The Righteous Brothers

  • 4. 'Yesterday' - The Beatles

  • 3. 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers

  • 2. 'White Christmas' - Irving Berlin

  • 1. 'Happy Birthday To You' - Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill/Warner Chappell

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