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Thursday 26 April 2018

The best of British?

Oasis: five songs in the ‘Best Of British’ top ten from Radio X
Oasis: five songs in the ‘Best Of British’ top ten from Radio X

When Radio X published a new poll of the 100 greatest British songs of all time, they may not have anticipated the backlash from music fans bemoaning the lack of diversity.

'Never realised there's actually no such thing as women or black people,' wrote one Twitter user.

'It's just the whitest, penisiest collection of music in existence,' said another.

Judging by the top ten, they might also have added that nothing existed before the 1990s.

1 Live Forever Oasis

2 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen

3 Don't Look Back In Anger Oasis

4 I Am The Resurrection The Stone Roses

5 Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve

6 Wonderwall Oasis

7 Slide Away Oasis

8 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out The Smiths

9 Champagne Supernova Oasis

10 I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys

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