Gold's Hall of Fame Top 300: Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is voted the best song of all time

31 August 2020, 16:03 | Updated: 15 January 2024, 11:05

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After thousands of votes, we have crowned the winner of Gold's Hall of Fame Top 300 for 2020!

Queen's iconic 1975 song 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was voted the greatest song of all time by Gold listeners, ahead of John Lennon's 'Imagine' at two.

Over 38,000 votes were cast in the poll, which saw listeners pick their all-time favourite songs.

Simon and Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' came in third place, ahead of 'Hotel California' by Eagles at four and ELO's 'Mr Blue Sky' at five.

Elvis Presley featured twice in the top 10, while The Beatles had the most entries overall with 18.


The top 10 is:

1. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
2. John Lennon - Imagine
3. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
4. Eagles - Hotel California
5. ELO - Mr Blue Sky
6. ABBA - Dancing Queen
7. Elvis Presley - Always on My Mind
8. Elvis Presley - The Wonder of You
9. George Michael - Careless Whisper
10. Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

If you missed the countdown, you can listen again on Global Player for seven days after broadcast. Head here to stream online.

You can also hear the full top 100 of Gold's Hall of Fame as a special playlist via Global Player. Listen now on the app, or online here.

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