Virgin Radio Top 500 Songs of All-Time (Dec. 2001)

1. John Lennon - Imagine

2. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

3. The Beatles - Hey Jude

4. Robbie Williams - Angels

5. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord

6. The Rolling Stones - I Can't Get No Satisfaction

7. R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts

8. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger

9. Derek and the Dominoes - Layla

10. U2 - One

11. The Beatles - Let It Be

12. The Police - Every Breath You Take

13. The Jam - Going Underground

14. Coldplay - Trouble

15. David Bowie - Space Oddity

16. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

17. Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You

18. Travis - Why Does It Always Rain on Me

19. The Verve - Bittersweet Sympthony

20. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

21. The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar

22. Oasis - Wonderwall

23. U2 - Pride (In the Name of Love)

24. The Police - Message in a Bottle

25. Robbie Williams - Millenium

26. The Stranglers - Golden Brown

27. Steve Harley - Make Me Smile

28. Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over

29. Blondie - Heart of Glass

30. R.E.M. - Losing My Religion

31. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax

32. Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell

33. The Beatles - Yesterday

34. Robbie Williams - She's the One

35. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Oliver's Army

36. Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

37. The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go

38. The Police - Roxanne

39. Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2

40. U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

41. Soft Cell - Tainted Love

42. T. Rex - Bang a Gong (Get It On)

43. David Gray - Babylon

44. The Eagles - Hotel California

45. Radiohead - Creep

46. The Human League - Don't You Want Me

47. New Order - Blue Monday

48. Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You

49. The Jam - A Town Called Malice

50. Blur - Parklife

51. Bob Marley - Jammin'

52. The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work

53. Rod Stewart - Maggie May

54. Free - All Right Now

55. Dido - Here With Me

56. David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes

57. Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

58. Alanis Morissette - Ironic

59. John Lennon - Woman

60. Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I'd Do It For You)

61. Madness - It Must Be Love

62. Oasis - Live Forever

63. Queen - We Will Rock You

64. The Beatles - Get Back

65. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

66. Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet

67. Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

68. U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name

69. The Eagles - One of these Nights

70. R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People

71. The Doors - Light My Fire

72. Blur - Song 2

73. The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash

74. Coldplay - Yellow

75. Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime

76. James - Sit Down

77. Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

78. Stereophonics - Have a Nice Day

79. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

80. Squeeze - Cool for Cats

81. Pulp - Common People

82. INXS - Need You Tonight

83. Dire Straits - Money for Nothing

84. Steve Miller Band - The Joker

85. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

86. Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

87. Aerosmith and Run DMC - Walk This Way

88. Ultravox - Vienna

89. U2 - Mysterious Ways

90. Paul Weller - You Do Something to Me

91. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

92. The Who - Substitute

93. The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

94. Oasis - Champagne Supernova

95. Talking Heads - Road to Nowhere

96. Sting - Fields of Gold

97. Crowded House - Fall at Your Feet

98. Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil

99. U2 - Beautiful Day

100. Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry

101. Kraftwerk - The Model

102. Bryan Ferry - Let's Stick Together

103. Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

104. Moby - Porcelain

105. David Bowie - Jean Genie

106. Boston - More Than a Feeling

107. John Lennon - Jealous Guy

108. The Police - Can't Stand Losing You

109. Robert Palmer - Johnny and Mary

110. The Kinks - Lola

111. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers

112. Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark

113. Iggy Pop - The Passenger

114. The Beautiful South - A Little Time

115. Queen - Killer Queen

116. Prince - Purple Rain

117. The Specials - Ghost Town

118. The Police - So Lonely

119. Guns n' Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine

120. The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up

121. David Bowie - Heroes

122. The Pretenders - Brass in Pocket

123. The Beatles - Revolution

124. Don MacLean - American Pie

125. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

126. Robbie Williams - Rock DJ

127. The Jam - That's Entertainment

128. The Bangles - Manic Monday

129. Travis - Sing

130. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

131. Manic Street Preachers - A Design for Life

132. Bryan Adams - Run to You

133. Crowded House - Weather With You

134. Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You

135. David Bowie - Let's Dance

136. The Rolling Stones - Miss You

137. Oasis - Half the World Away

138. Don Henley - The Boys of Summer

139. Natalie Imbruglia - Torn

140. Madness - My Girl

141. The Beatles - Lady Madonna

142. U2 - Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out of

143. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes

144. Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

145. Extreme - More Than Words

146. Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World

147. Meat Loaf - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

148. R.E.M. - The One I Love

149. The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black

150. Blondie - Denis

151. Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again

152. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel

153. Oasis - Some Might Say

154. The Specials - Too Much Too Young

155. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge

156. The Police - Walking on the Moon

157. The Beatles - Something

158. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

159. 4 Non Blondes - What's Up

160. Chris Rea - The Road to Hell

161. The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You

162. Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

163. The Cardigans - My Favourite Game

164. The Kinks - You Really Got Me

165. Blondie - Sunday Girl

166. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head

167. Squeeze - Up the Junction

168. Queen - A Kind of Magic

169. The Rolling Stones - Let's Spend the Night Together

170. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

171. Robbie Williams - Eternity

172. Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately

173. John Lennon - Instant Karma

174. Seal - Kiss from a Rose

175. U2 - Angel of Harlem

176. Madonna - Beautiful Stranger

177. Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff

178. Travis - Turn

179. Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town

180. Dido - Thank You

181. The Beatles - Back in the U.S.S.R.

182. Alanis Morissette - Hand in My Pocket

183. Guns n' Roses - November Rain

184. INXS - New Sensation

185. Nelly Furtado - I'm Like a Bird

186. Queen - You're My Best Friend

187. Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia

188. U2 - With or Without You

189. Blur - Girls and Boys

190. Edie Brickell - What I Am

191. Lou Reed - Perfect Day

192. Tubeway Army - Are Friends Electric?

193. Robbie Williams - Strong

194. John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War is Over)

195. The Verve - Lucky Man

196. Joan Armatrading - Love and Affection

197. Travis - Driftwood

198. The Beautiful South - You Keep It All In

199. Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

200. The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

201. Uncle Kracker - Follow Me

202. EMF - Unbelievable

203. U2 - New Year's Day

204. UB40 - Red Red Wine

205. Stereophonics - Pick a Part That's New

206. Blondie - The Tide is High

207. Blur - Tender

208. Procol Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale

209. The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want

210. Queen - Another One Bites the Dust

211. Van Morrison - Bright Side of the Road

212. The Stone Roses - Fools Gold

213. John Mellencamp - Jack and Diane

214. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know

215. The Beatles - Penny Lane

216. Texas - Say What You Want

217. Heaven 17 - Temptation

218. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

219. Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out

220. Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You

221. Aretha Franklin - Respect

222. Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side

223. Madonna - Music

224. The Housemartins - Happy Hour

225. The La's - There She Goes

226. Deacon Blue - Real Gone Kid

227. Prince & the Revolution - When Doves Cry

228. Semisonic - Secret Smile

229. David Bowie - Changes

230. Blur - Charmless Man

231. The Jam - Start

232. The Beautiful South - Perfect 10

233. Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved

234. Stereophonics - I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio

235. Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop

236. Santana - Smotth

237. The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman

238. Nirvana - Come As You Are

239. Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights

240. Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight

241. Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight

242. Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer

243. Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

244. The Smiths - This Charming Man

245. The Eagles - Desperado

246. Madness - Embarassment

247. Madonna - Ray of Light

248. The Cure - The Lovecats

249. The Beatles - Ticket to Ride

250. Paul Weller - Broken Stones

251. David Bowie - Modern Love

252. Patti Smith - Because the Night

253. Van Halen - Jump

254. The Beautiful South - Rotterdam

255. Bob Marley - One Love

256. Del Amitri - Nothing Ever Happens

257. U2 - The Fly

258. The Rolling Stones - Fool to Cry

259. Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

260. Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking

261. Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight

262. Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al

263. Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger

264. Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure

265. Madness - House of Fun

266. Elvis Costello - Watching the Detectives

267. Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It

268. The B-52's - Love Shack

269. New Order - True Faith

270. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

271. Eric Clapton - Behind the Mask

272. Portishead - Glory Box

273. The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday

274. Supergrass - Alright

275. Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart

276. ELO - Mr. Blue Sky

277. Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love

278. The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun

279. Babybird - You're Gorgeous

280. Bon Jovi - Always

281. George Michael - Faith

282. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper

283. Chris Isaak - Wicked Game

284. David Bowie - Life on Mars

285. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno

286. The Beatles - All You Need is Love

287. Prince & the Revolution - Raspberry Beret

288. The Police - Don't Stand So Close to Me

289. The Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane

290. Genesis - Follow You Follow Me

291. Joe Jackson - It's Different for Girls

292. Prince - Little Red Corvette

293. U2 - Desire

294. Wannadies - You and Me Song

295. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Power of Love

296. Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies

297. The Cars - Drive

298. The Clash - Rock the Casbah

299. The Rolling Stones - Angie

300. Tracy Chapman - Baby Can I Hold You

301. The Beatles - Help!

302. Paul Weller - Wildwood

303. Pink Floyd - Money

304. Madness - Our House

305. The Charlatans - The Only One I Know

306. The Who - My Generation

307. Simple Minds - Promised You a Miracle

308. The Police - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

309. Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do

310. David Bowie - Starman

311. Rod Stewart - You Wear It Well

312. Spin Doctors - Two Princes

313. Texas - Halo

314. The Eagles - New Kid in Town

315. The Corrs - What Can I Do

316. Queen - Somebody to Love

317. Oasis - Roll With It

318. Sting - Englishman in New York

319. The Farm - All Together Now

320. Prince & the Revolution - Kiss

321. Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic

322. Bryan Adams - Can't Stop This Thing

323. Madonna - Don't Tell Me

324. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

325. David Bowie - Young Americans

326. No Doubt - Don't Speak

327. The New Radicals - You Get What You Give

328. Blur - Country House

329. Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy

330. Oasis - All Around the World

331. Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill

332. Catatonia - Road Rage

333. Queen - I Want to Break Free

334. Bryan Adams and Mel C. - When You're Gone

335. Fatboy Slim - Praise You

336. The Jam - Eton Rifles

337. Texas - Summer Sun

338. The Beatles - You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

339. Gary Numan - Cars

340. David Bowie - China Girl

341. Deacon Blue - Dignity

342. Chumbawumba - Tubthumping

343. Sting - If I Ever Lose My Faith in You

344. Mighty Wah - The Story of the Blues

345. Billy Idol - White Wedding

346. Soul Asylum - Runaway Train

347. Men at Work - Down Under

348. R.E.M. - The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite

349. Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

350. Rod Stewart - You're in My Heart

351. Happy Mondays - Step On

352. Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe

353. INXS - Mystify

354. Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting

355. Oasis - Whatever

356. The Rolling Stones - Get Off My Cloud

357. The Beatles - We Can Work It Out

358. Manic Street Preachers - You Stole the Sun

359. The Style Council - You're the Best Thing

360. Duran Duran - Rio

361. The Clash - London Calling

362. Travis - Writing to Reach You

363. Sting - If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free

364. Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning

365. Queen - We Are the Champions

366. The Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant

367. Genesis - Invisible Touch

368. R.E.M. - Man on the Moon

369. The Beatles - Come Together

370. Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught the Train

371. Rod Stewart - I Don't Want to Talk About

372. Dodgy - Good Enough

373. Meat Loaf - You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth

374. Blur - Coffee and TV

375. Stereophonics - Just Looking

376. INXS - Never Tear Us Apart

377. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

378. Oasis - She's Electric

379. Eric Clapton - Knockin' on Heaven's Door

380. Eurythmics - There Must be an Angel

381. Queen - Radio Ga Ga

382. Del Amitri - Always the Last to Know

383. Alanis Morissette - Thank U

384. Simple Minds - Waterfront

385. The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love

386. Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's

387. The Beatles - A Day in the Life

388. Moby - Natural Blues

389. Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love

390. The Verve - Sonnet

391. Peter Frampton - Show Me the Way

392. Blondie - Call Me

393. Danny Wilson - Mary's Prayer

394. David Bowie - Golden Years

395. The Animals - House of the Rising Sun

396. Oasis - Supersonic

397. The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang

398. The Cranberries - Linger

399. Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis

400. The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice

401. Cornershop - Brimful of Asha

402. Supertramp - Breakfast in America

403. Del Amitri - Roll to Me

404. Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is

405. Prince - Sign o' the Times

406. Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name

407. Barenaked Ladies - One Week

408. Starsailor - Good Souls

409. The Beatles - Day Tripper

410. Stereophonics - Handbags and Gladrags

411. Talk Talk - It's My Life

412. David Bowie - Suffragette City

413. The Lightning Seeds - Pure

414. Eurythmics - Thorn in My Side

415. Robbie Williams - No Regrets

416. Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

417. Texas - Black Eyed Boy

418. The Jam - Down in the Tube Station at Midnight

419. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

420. Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down

421. T. Rex - 20th Century Boy

422. Madness - Baggy Trousers

423. David Gray - Please Forgive Me

424. Rod Stewart - Baby Jane

425. Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?

426. Motorway - 2-4-6-8

427. Cast - Walkaway

428. Bob Marley - Is This Love

429. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way

430. Duran Duran - Girls on Film

431. The Faces - Stay With Me

432. Oasis - Do You Know What I Mean?

433. Bryan Adams - Kids

434. Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - Kids

435. The Beatles - The Long and Winding Road

436. Texas - I Don't Want a Lover

437. The Knack - My Sharona

438. Blondie - Picture This

439. Alicia Keys - Fallin'

440. The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong

441. Aerosmith - Love in an Elevator

442. Stereophonics and Tom Jones - Mama Told Me Not.

443. Queen - One Vision

444. Def Leppard - Animal

445. Crowded House - It's Only Natural

446. Tears for Fears - Shout

447. Alannah Myles - Black Velvet

448. The Jam - Beat Surrender

449. U2 - Walk On

450. Elton John - I'm Still Standing

451. Oasis - Stand By Me

452. The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running

453. Catatonia - Mulder and Scully

454. The Stranglers - No More Heroes

455. Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone

456. Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away

457. Dire Straits - Walk of Life

458. Gorillaz - 19-2000

459. Supertramp - The Logical Song

460. U2 - Even Better than the Real Thing

461. Rod Stewart - The Killing of Georgie

462. Texas - In Demand

463. Spandau Ballet - Gold

464. Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk

465. Seal - Crazy

466. Robbie Williams - Supreme

467. Madonna - Frozen

468. Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da

469. David Gray - Sail Away

470. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter

471. The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl

472. Robbie Williams - Old Before I Die

473. Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like a Lady

474. George Michael - Waiting for that Day

475. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

476. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

477. Sixpence None the Richer - Kiss Me

478. Oasis - Shakermaker

479. Bryan Adams and Tina Turner - It's Only Love

480. Train - Drops of Jupiter

481. Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love

482. Texas - When We Are Together

483. David Bowie - Sound and Vision

484. The Beautiful South - Don't Marry Her (Fuck Me)

485. The Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes

486. The Smiths - How Soon is Now?

487. The Eagles - Take It Easy

488. The Beatles - In My Life

489. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

490. U2 - The Sweetest Thing

491. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

492. Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap

493. The Beach Boys - God Only Knows

494. Garbage - Stupid Girl

495. Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart

496. Rod Stewart - Tonight's the Night

497. The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star

498. Suzanne Vega - Luka

499. The Waterboys - The Whole of the Moon

500. The Rembrandts - I'll Be There for You

Top Artists

1. Nirvana
2. Green Day
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. Beastie Boys
5. Radiohead
6. The Smashing Pumpkins
7. The Ramones
8. Beck
9. The Clash
10. Nine Inch Nails
11. Sublime
12. Pearl Jam
13. Linkin Park
14. The Smiths
15. Foo Fighters
16. Rage Against the Machine
17. Stone Temple Pilots
18. The Cure
19. Weezer
20. U2
21. Depeche Mode
22. Jane's Addiction
23. White Stripes
24. Offspring
25. AFI
26. The Pixies
27. Soundgarden
28. Social Distortion
29. The Killers
30. The Strokes
31. Incubus
32. Alice in Chains
33. New Order
34. Oasis
35. Tool
36. Bad Religion
37. Bob Marley
38. Queens of the Stone Age
39. Coldplay
40. System of a Down
41. Modest Mouse
42. blink-182
43. Morrissey
44. No Doubt
45. Rancid
46. Cake
47. Death Cab For Cutie
48. 311
49. Jimmy Eat World
50. Fall Out Boy
51. The Shins
52. Blur
53. Garbage
54. Bush
55. My Chemical Romance
56. Korn
57. The Police
58. Arcade Fire
59. Papa Roach
60. Gorillaz
61. Live
62. Sonic Youth
63. Cypress Hill
64. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
65. The Sex Pistols
66. Violent Femmes
67. R.E.M
68. Staind
69. Postal Service
70. Evanesence
71. Hole
72. Iggy Pop
73. Chemical Brothers
74. Muse
75. Bloc Party
76. David Bowie
77. Interpol
78. Prodigy
79. The Breeders
80. Fatboy Slim
81. Panic! at the Disco
82. Metallica
83. Franz Ferdinand
84. INXS
85. Audioslave
86. Bjork
87. Everclear
88. Talking Heads
89. A Perfect Circle
90. Moby
91. Elvis Costello
92. Pennywise
93. PJ Harvey
94. Lenny Kravitz
95. The Verve
96. Flaming Lips
97. Faith No More
98. Echo and the Bunnymen
99. Daft Punk
100. Wolfmother
101. Stone Roses
102. Velvet Revolver
103. The Cult
104. Filter
105. Deftones
106. Silversun Pickups