Coldplay's Clocks tops BBC 6 Music listener poll of top 100 tracks
Story by Jack Foley
COLDPLAY’S Clocks has topped a listeners’ poll to find BBC Radio 6 Music’s top 100 tracks of the past 10 years.
The single, taken from the band’s 2003 album A Rush of Blood To The Head, came out ahead of Arctic Monkeys’ I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor and Elbow’s One Day Like This.
More than 100,000 votes were cast in the poll, which was designed to look back over the 10 years since the station began in 2002, and which took place between January 7 and 25 on the station’s website. Listeners were limited to one vote each.
DJ Steve Lamacq commented: “It’s a good result for Coldplay, who were clearly one of the biggest bands of the decade. But you can see the breadth of 6 Music’s tastes in the rest of the top 10, including some bands who we’ve championed and who’ve broken through commercially like Elbow, and some brilliant groups who remain out there on the margins of pop like British Sea Power and The National.”
More than one million tracks have been played across the network since the station began in March 2002.
The top 10 tracks of the 100 were…
Clocks – Coldplay
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
One Day Like This – Elbow
Bloodbuzz Ohio – The National
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Do You Realize? – The Flaming Lips
Hurt – Johnny Cash
Remember Me – British Sea Power
There There – Radiohead