Queen, Pulp, Elbow feature in BBC’s ‘Desert Island Discs’ poll

But there's no place for Michael Jackson, Madonna or Elvis Presley in top 100

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Queen and Pink Floyd were the only rock or pop acts who made the top 10 in the [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs]BBC’s Desert Island Discs[/url] poll.

The results of the vote, which was launched in May, were announced on the [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/]BBC Radio 4[/url] show by presenter Kirsty Young this morning (August 7). More than 25,000 listeners voted.

Freddie Mercury‘s band’s rock opera ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ came in fourth, behind classical tunes by the likes of Ludwig van Beethoven, Edward Elgar and the winner, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Lark Ascending’.


Pink Floyd came in fifth (‘Comfortably Numb’), 13th (‘Wish You Were Here’) and 31st (‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’).

The Beatles scored eight entries, while The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and The Beach Boys were among the other rock and pop acts with multiple entries.

Elbow‘s ‘One Day Like This’ (49) and Pulp‘s ‘Common People’ (86) were among a small handful of tracks included that had been released in the past 20 years, with others including Johnny Cash‘s 2002 cover of Nine Inch Nails‘ ‘Hurt’ (53) and Jeff Buckley‘s ‘Hallelujah’ (76).


Meanwhile, there were some notable absentees, including Michael Jackson, Madonna and Elvis Presley.

Head to [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/about/your-desert-island-discs]BBC.co.uk/radio4[/url] to read the full list.

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