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The Breeze Favourite 500

Queen’s iconic Bohemian Rhapsody has claimed the number one spot in The Breeze’s Favourite 500 countdown.

A record 24,000 song votes were cast to choose this year’s Favourite 500, which played out in full over this Easter weekend.  Artists including Whitney Houston, ABBA and Robbie Williams had multiple entries but it was the groundbreaking Bohemian Rhapsody by British supergroup Queen which claimed the top spot.  

This year’s countdown included ten songs from Queen which was fronted by one of the UK’s greatest showmen, the late Freddie Mercury. Featured tracks included Radio Gaga, Don’t Stop Me Now and These Are The Days Of Our Lives, which was the second highest entry for the band at number 181.

Other artists who featured heavily included Elton John with eleven entries, the late George Michael with nine tracks; the highest entry being his first solo single A Different Corner which was voted in at number 15.

There were seven songs for Adele, with her recent mega hit, Hello, the highest entry at number 19.

Our listeners also loved The Beatles who had six songs in the Favourite 500. The anthemic Hey Jude was their highest entry at number eight. 

Read the full 500 tracks below and watch the Breeze’s Favourite 500 top ten video here.

We’d like to thank everyone who voted in this year’s poll, our biggest to date. Can Bohemian Rhapsody remain at the top? Vote for your most loved songs when The Breeze’s Favourite 500 returns next year. 

 500 The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

 499 Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved

 498 Dionne Warwick - Do You Know The Way To San Jose

 497 ABBA - Fernando

 496 Belinda Carlisle - Circle In The Sand

 495 Gladys Knight And The Pips - Baby Don't Change Your Mind

 494 Dionne Warwick - All The Love In The World

 493 Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup

 492 Gladys Knight And The Pips - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

 491 Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away

 490 The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On

 489 The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

 488 Jennifer Paige - Crush

 487 Robbie Williams - Supreme

 486 Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall

 485 Bruce Chanel - Hey! Baby

 484 Bill Withers - Lovely Day

 483 The Pretenders - I'll Stand by You

 482 Pink Featuring Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason

 481 Smokey Robinson - Being With You

 480 Mike & The Mechanics - The Living Years

 479 Peter Cetera - Glory Of Love

 478 James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go

 477 Madonna - Like A Prayer

 476 Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

 475 Kenny Loggins - Footloose

 474 Aswad - Don't Turn Around

 473 STYX - Babe

 472 Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)

 471 Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride

 470 Queen - You're My Best Friend

 469 Annie Lennox - No More I Love You's

 468 Supremes - Stop In The Name Of Love

 467 Joan Armatrading - Love And Affection

 466 Celine Dion - Think Twice

 465 Joshua Kadison - Jessie

 464 Ellie Goulding - Your Song

 463 The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me

 462 En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)

 461 Al Green - Let's Stay Together

 460 Oleta Adams - Get Here

 459 David Bowie - Starman

 458 Sad Cafe - Every Day Hurts

 457 Jamie Lawson - Wasn't Expecting That

 456 Giorgio Moroder / Phil Oakey - Together In Electric Dreams

 455 Lighthouse Family - Ocean Drive

 454 ELO - Mr Blue Sky

 453 Spandau Ballet - Through The Barricades

 452 Take That - How Deep Is Your Love

 451 Madonna - Like A Virgin

 450 Charlie Puth - See You Again

 449 Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

 448 Lighthouse Family - Lifted

 447 Extreme - More Than Words

 446 Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman

 445 Mama's And The Papa's - Monday Monday

 444 Duffy - Warwick Avenue

 443 Elton John - Blue Eyes

 442 Westlife - World Of Our Own

 441 Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

 440 KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up

 439 Sting - Englishman In New York

 438 Beatles - Let It Be

 437 Mr Mister - Broken Wings

 436 Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing

 435 Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

 434 Billy Paul - Me and Mrs Jones

 433 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack

 432 Nat King Cole - Let There Be Love

 431 The Commodores - Three Times A Lady

 430 The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe

 429 Carpenters - Goodbye To Love

 428 Neil Diamond - Hello Again

 427 Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

 426 Lionel Richie - My Destiny

 425 M People - Search For The Hero

 424 Louis Armstrong - We Have All The Time In The World

 423 Emotions - Best Of My Love

 422 Fontella Bass - Rescue Me

 421 Crowded House - Fall At Your Feet

 420 Gloria Estefan - Anything For You

 419 Richard Marx - Hazard

 418 The Corrs - Dreams

 417 Crowded House - Weather With You

 416 Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely

 415 Ed Sheeran - The A Team

 414 Randy Newman - You've Got a Friend in Me

 413 Gabrielle - Rise

 412 Billy Joel - Uptown Girl

 411 Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love

 410 Roxy Music - Dance Away

 409 Ronan Keating - Life is A Rollercoaster

 408 REM - Man On The Moon

 407 John Travolta / Olivia Newton - You're The One That I Want

 406 Prince - The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

 405 Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

 404 Van Morrison - Bright Side Of The Road

 403 Bob Marley - Three Little Birds

 402 ABBA - Waterloo

 401 Fleetwood Mac - Big Love

 400 Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes

 399 Bill Withers - Lean On Me

 398 Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time

 397 Maroon 5 - This Love

 396 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax

 395 Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You

 394 Cutting Crew - I Just Died In Your Arms

 393 The Real Thing - Can't Get By Without You

 392 Wet Wet Wet - Goodnight Girl

 391 The Fray - How To Save A Life

 390 Celine Dion - The Power Of Love

 389 Bob Marley - Jammin'

 388 Marvin Gaye / Tammi Terrell - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

 387 David Gray - This Years Love

 386 Adele - When We Were Young

 385 Destiny's Child - Say My Name

 384 Maxi Priest - Close To You

 383 Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell

 382 Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone

 381 Stylistics - Betcha By Golly Wow

 380 Scorpions - Wind Of Change

 379 Gabrielle - Out Of Reach

 378 The Eagles - Lyin' Eyes

 377 Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time

 376 Madonna - Vogue

 375 Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

 374 The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver - Arms Of Mary

 373 Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

 372 Boyzone - No Matter What

 371 Sam Smith - Lay Me Down

 370 Toni Braxton - Breathe Again

 369 Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You

 368 Simply Red - Holding Back The Years

 367 Big Mountain - Baby I Love Your Way

 366 Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop

 365 Wham! - Freedom

 364 LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live

 363 Keane - Somewhere Only We Know

 362 Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything

 361 Beatles - Hello Goodbye

 360 Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'

 359 Faith Hill - There You'll Be

 358 The Jackson 5 - I'll Be There

 357 David Bowie - Let's Dance

 356 Carly Simon - You're So Vain

 355 All 4 One - I Swear

 354 The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her

 353 Roxy Music - Avalon

 352 Duran Duran - Save A Prayer

 351 Mary Wells - My Guy

 350 UB40 / Chrissie Hynde - I Got You Babe

 349 Duran Duran - Ordinary World

 348 Lionel Richie - Hello

 347 Michael Buble - Home

 346 Ben E. King - Stand By Me

 345 Ariana Grande - One Last Time

 344 Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

 343 Supremes / The Temptations - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

 342 Bryan Adams - Summer Of 69

 341 Mental As Anything - Live It Up

 340 Marillion - Kayleigh

 339 Madonna - Borderline

 338 The Cars - Drive

 337 Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight

 336 Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth

 335 Fat Larry's Band - Zoom

 334 Madness - It Must Be Love

 333 The Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything

 332 Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven

 331 Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

 330 Ronan Keating - When You Say Nothing At All

 329 Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon

 328 Craig David - Walking Away

 327 Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal

 326 Patrick Swayze - She's Like The Wind

 325 Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me

 324 Culture Club - Karma Chameleon

 323 ABBA - Mamma Mia

 322 Earth Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone

 321 Earth Wind & Fire - September

 320 Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One

 319 Spandau Ballet - True

 318 George Michael - I Can't Make You Love Me

 317 Kinks - Sunny Afternoon

 316 Simply Red - A New Flame

 315 Dido - Here With Me

 314 Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy

 313 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly

 312 Nelly Furtado - I'm Like A Bird

 311 Don Henley - The Boys Of Summer

 310 Wilson Phillips - Hold On

 309 Men At Work - Down Under

 308 Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately

 307 Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me

 306 Irene Cara - Fame

 305 Madonna - Crazy For You

 304 Nilsson - Without You

 303 Take That - Pray

 302 Bee Gees - Night Fever

 301 Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)

 300 Chris Isaak - Wicked Game

 299 Shania Twain - From This Moment On

 298 Elton John - Sacrifice

 297 Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

 296 David Bowie - China Girl

 295 Hazel O'Connor - Will You

 294 Simply Red - Stars

 293 Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis

 292 Blondie - Heart Of Glass

 291 Ed Sheeran - Perfect

 290 Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man

 289 Bread - Baby I'm A Want You

 288 Backstreet Boys - As Long As You Love Me

 287 Bill Medley / Jennifer Warnes - I've Had The Time Of My Life

 286 Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe

 285 Gabrielle - Dreams

 284 Irene Cara - Flashdance... What A Feeling

 283 Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

 282 Heatwave - Always And Forever

 281 Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own

 280 Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone

 279 Atlantic Starr - Always

 278 Kate Bush / Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up

 277 Alicia Keys - Fallin'

 276 Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

 275 Atomic Kitten - Whole Again

 274 Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

 273 Roxy Music - Angel Eyes

 272 Roxette - It Must Have Been Love

 271 Tina Arena - Chains

 270 Leona Lewis - Run

 269 Queen - Somebody To Love

 268 Soul II Soul - Back To Life

 267 Queen - Radio Gaga

 266 Shalamar - A Night To Remember

 265 Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

 264 Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way

 263 Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There

 262 Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin

 261 Sam Cooke - Cupid

 260 Queen - We Are The Champions

 259 Lisa Stansfield - All Around The World

 258 Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

 257 Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes

 256 TLC - Waterfalls

 255 Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

 254 Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights

 253 Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

 252 Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved

 251 Mama Cass - Dream A Little Dream Of Me

 250 Berlin - Take My Breath Away

 249 Whitney Houston - Didn't We Almost Have it All

 248 Spandau Ballet - Gold

 247 Mariah Carey - Hero

 246 Peabo Bryson / Regina Belle - A Whole New World

 245 Queen / David Bowie - Under Pressure

 244 Queen - I Want To Break Free

 243 Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All

 242 Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On

 241 Puff Daddy / Faith Evans / 112 - I'll Be Missing You

 240 Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby

 239 Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love

 238 James Morrison [+] Nelly Furtado - Broken Strings

 237 Neil Diamond - Cracklin’ Rosie

 236 Take That - Patience

 235 Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart

 234 Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

 233 Reo Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling

 232 Will Young - Leave Right Now

 231 Phil Collins / Phil Bailey - Easy Lover

 230 Robbie Williams - Millennium

 229 Emeli Sande - Clown

 228 U2 - With Or Without You

 227 Crowded House - Don't Dream Its Over

 226 Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling

 225 Ed Sheeran - Lego House

 224 George Michael - Jesus To A Child

 223 ABBA - The Winner Takes It All

 222 Ronan Keating - If Tomorrow Never Comes

 221 Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun

 220 Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around

 219 Wet Wet Wet - Angel Eyes

 218 Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing

 217 Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

 216 Bette Midler - From A Distance

 215 Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

 214 Norah Jones - Come Away With Me

 213 Elton John - Daniel

 212 Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror

 211 Ultravox - Vienna

 210 Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

 209 Daniel Powter - Bad Day

 208 Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

 207 T'Pau - China In Your Hand

 206 Beatles - A Day In The Life

 205 10CC - I'm Not In Love

 204 George Michael / Mary J. Blige - As

 203 The Beautiful South - Perfect 10

 202 Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher

 201 The Stranglers - Golden Brown

 200 DJ Sammy - Heaven

 199 Daniel Bedingfield - If You're Not The One

 198 George Michael - Fastlove

 197 Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free

 196 Boyzone - Baby Can I Hold You

 195 Earth Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

 194 Robbie Williams - Feel

 193 Prince - Diamonds And Pearls

 192 Tracy Chapman - Baby Can I Hold You

 191 Coldplay - Paradise

 190 Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come

 189 Beyonce - Halo

 188 Buddy Holly - True Love Ways

 187 Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings

 186 The Eagles - Desperado

 185 Lionel Richie / Diana Ross - Endless Love

 184 The Commodores - Easy

 183 Will Young - All Time Love

 182 Seal - Crazy

 181 Queen - These Are The Days Of Our Lives

 180 Archies - Sugar Sugar

 179 Shakespear's Sister - Stay

 178 The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

 177 Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart

 176 Sam Smith - Stay With Me

 175 Dido - White Flag

 174 Dionne Warwick - Walk On By

 173 Adele - Set Fire To The Rain

 172 Ed Sheeran - Photograph

 171 Adele - Make You Feel My Love

 170 Passenger - Let Her Go

 169 Dolly Parton / Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream

 168 R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly

 167 Michael Jackson - Heal The World

 166 The Police - Every Breath You Take

 165 ABBA - Chiquitita

 164 Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier

 163 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love

 162 Keane - Everybody's Changing

 161 UB40 - Red Red Wine

 160 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street

 159 Natalie Imbruglia - Torn

 158 Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

 157 Michael Buble - Haven't Met You Yet

 156 George Michael - Freedom 90

 155 Alison Moyet - All Cried Out

 154 UB40 - I Can't Help Falling In Love With You

 153 Eva Cassidy - Songbird

 152 Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are (Amazing)

 151 Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight

 150 Westlife - Flying Without Wings

 149 Deacon Blue - Dignity

 148 Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh What A Night)

 147 Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn

 146 Air Supply - All Out Of Love

 145 Eric Carmen - All By Myself

 144 Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

 143 A-Ha - Take On Me

 142 Take That - Shine

 141 Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

 140 Love Affair - Everlasting Love

 139 Elton John / Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart

 138 Sheena Easton - 9 To 5

 137 Elton John - Your Song

 136 Shania Twain - You're Still The One

 135 Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

 134 Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply

 133 Smokey Robinson / The Miracles - Tracks Of My Tears

 132 Cranberries - Linger

 131 Fugees - Killing Me Softly

 130 Dolly Parton - Jolene

 129 Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You

 128 Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life

 127 Boyz II Men - End Of The Road

 126 The Human League - Don't You Want Me

 125 Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own

 124 Adele - Rolling In The Deep

 123 Seal - Kiss From A Rose

 122 Christina Perri - Jar Of Hearts

 121 Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock

 120 Diana Ross - Chain Reaction

 119 Dusty Springfield - I Only Want To Be With You

 118 Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (Part 2)

 117 Celine Dion / Peabo Bryson - Beauty and the Beast

 116 George Michael - Faith

 115 Beatles - Eleanor Rigby

 114 Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi

 113 David Gray - Babylon

 112 McFadden and Whitehead - Ain't No Stopping Us Now

 111 James Blunt - You're Beautiful

 110 Westlife - You Raise Me Up

 109 Queen - The Show Must Go On

 108 Adele - Someone Like You

 107 Rod Stewart - Maggie May

 106 The Bangles - Eternal Flame

 105 The Beautiful South - Don't Marry Her

 104 Christina Aguilera - Beautiful

 103 Aretha Franklin - Respect

 102 Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson

 101 Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

 100 Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

 99 Petula Clark - Downtown

 98 LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight The Moonlight

 97 Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise

 96 Sarah McLachlan - Angel

 95 The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset

 94 The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

 93 David Bowie - Life On Mars?

 92 Labrinth / Emeli Sande - Beneath Your Beautiful

 91 Rod Stewart - Baby Jane

 90 Beatles - Yesterday

 89 Elbow - One Day Like This

 88 Luther Vandross - Always And Forever

 87 Heart - Alone

 86 Rufus / Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

 85 Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight

 84 Kelly Clarkson - Because Of You

 83 Elton John - Are You Ready For Love

 82 Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)

 81 Patsy Cline - Crazy

 80 Enrique Iglesias - Hero

 79 Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles

 78 UB40 - Kingston Town

 77 Adele - Chasing Pavements

 76 The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie

 75 Tina Turner / Ike Turner - River Deep Mountain High

 74 No Doubt - Don't Speak

 73 Prince - Purple Rain

 72 Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

 71 Elton John - Candle In The Wind

 70 Coldplay - Yellow

 69 Take That - Rule the World

 68 Take That - Greatest Day

 67 Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me

 66 Take That - Back For Good

 65 Bee Gees - Words

 64 John Lennon - Imagine

 63 Sting - Fields Of Gold

 62 Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love

 61 Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual

 60 Beach Boys - God Only Knows

 59 Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

 58 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold

 57 Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe

 56 Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight

 55 Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer

 54 Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

 53 Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

 52 Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

 51 Temptations - My Girl

 50 Andy Williams - Can't Take My Eyes Off You

 49 Supremes - Baby Love

 48 Dr Hook - A Little Bit More

 47 The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling

 46 Stereophonics - Handbags And Gladrags

 45 Alannah Myles - Black Velvet

 44 Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine

 43 David Bowie - Space Oddity

 42 Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

 41 Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds

 40 Etta James - At Last

 39 Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence

 38 Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

 37 Monkees - I'm A Believer

 36 Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

 35 The Eagles - Hotel California

 34 The Beautiful South - A Little Time

 33 REM - Everybody Hurts

 32 Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

 31 Lukas Graham - 7 Years

 30 Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

 29 George Michael / Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

 28 George Michael - Careless Whisper

 27 Elvis Presley - In the Ghetto

 26 Bryan Adams - Everything I Do I Do It For You

 25 Phil Collins - Against All Odds

 24 Phil Collins - A Groovy Kind Of Love

 23 ABBA - Dancing Queen

 22 Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

 21 Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

 20 Elvis Presley - Always On My Mind

 19 Adele - Hello

 18 Christina Perri - A Thousand Years

 17 Monkees - Daydream Believer

 16 Lonestar - Amazed

 15 George Michael - A Different Corner

 14 Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay

 13 Take That - A Million Love Songs

 12 Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine

 11 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black

 10 Mamas And The Papas - California Dreamin'

 9 Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father

 8 Beatles - Hey Jude

 7 Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

 6 John Legend - All Of Me

 5 Toto - Africa

 4 Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale

 3 Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

 2 Robbie Williams - Angels

 1 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

 


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