Archive for March, 2012

Unchained Melody – the best song of all time?

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The radio station Magic recently announced the top 500 songs of all time, as voted by its listeners.

Supernifty has generated a handy visualization so you can easily see the entire list, along with the movers and shakers compared to the last time the survey was held in 2010.

There are unsurprising movers – e.g. Whitney Houston.

There are songs that should have been there all along e.g. Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley and Hotel California by The Eagles.

Finally, there are the inexplicables – e.g. Mascara, by John Stephan (?!)

Check out which singer has the most entries, and which decade has produced the most hits.

Although the results are very much a reflection of who listens to Magic, it’s pretty fun and interesting to play with – check out Magic’s top 500 songs of all time.