THE 1000 GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME
The countdown is on! MAX ’s most popular and iconic countdown of The 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time is back Easter long weekend from noon Friday April 19 until Monday April 22 .
Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones and Amanda Keller are one of Australia’s most successful and loved radio breakfast teams, now heading into their 14th year on WSFM 101.7. Adding to their hosting duties, Jonesy and Amanda will count down the greatest songs in musical history from 1000 to one.
The MAX 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time countdown is compiled using viewer votes, feedback from industry experts, chart ratings and song popularity. MAX viewers are invited to help shape the countdown with Jonesy and Amanda, voting for their favourite songs by heading to: maxtv.com.au
With clearly a passion for music, Jonesy and Amanda take on their hosting duties with vigor and not without differing opinions on who they think should take out the number one spot.
“Jonesy and I don’t always agree on which songs should be where in the countdown, but that’s part of the fun! It’s always so interesting to see where your favourite songs place in a countdown like this, and I can’t wait to see who makes it to the top 10 and takes out the number one spot,” Amanda said.
“Power to the people! I love countdowns like this because you get to hear so many great songs you haven’t heard in ages, there is no better sound track to the Easter long weekend!” Jonesy added.
Fraser Stark, Group General Manager, Foxtel’s Entertainment & Music channels said: “MAX stands for Great Music – not the kind of songs that are here and gone – but the soundtrack that lingers forever in our common memory. As such the annual Easter countdown of the very Greatest Songs is the pride and joy of the channel. Aficionados vote in it, MAX viewers tune-in to it in droves, we endlessly fight about it at work. For our favourite child how could we find better custodians than Jonesy & Amanda? Their knowledge of the music is comprehensive - their passion is contagious - their wit and charisma make them the most dynamic, entertaining duo working in Australian radio today. Having them host The 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time is a privilege and a pleasure. Smiles all round at MAX.”
What songs do you think should make The 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time ? Could it be last year’s winner AC/DC’s ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top’? Or will it be other top ten contenders, Queen’s ‘ Bohemian Rhapsody’, John Farnham’s ‘You’re the Voice’ , Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’ or John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ ?
Vote now for your chance to win $5000 and to see your songs reach number one. Get your mates together over the Easter long weekend for The 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time countdown only on Foxtel’s MAX!
The 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time
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The results are in and MAX fans and industry experts have spoken! The Greatest Song of All Time is “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. The ground-breaking 1975 power ballad hit written by Freddie Mercury from Queen, and made even more popular by the recent movie, won the number one spot by a resounding result.
Queen also kicked off the countdown at 1000 with “Don’t Stop Me Now” and had 12 song entries in the countdown. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is joined in the top ten by iconic artists and bands such as Madonna, Prince, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.
Hosted by one of Australia’s most successful and loved radio breakfast teams Amanda Keller and Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones from Sydney’s WSFM for four days over the Easter long weekend, the Max 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time Top 10 are:
- “Bohemian Rhapsody” Queen
- “Imagine” John Lennon
- “Livin’ On A Prayer” Bon Jovi
- “Thriller” Michael Jackson
- “It’s A Long Way To The Top” AC/DC
- “Sweet Child O’ Mine” Guns N’ Roses
- “Stairway To Heaven” Led Zeppelin
- “Like A Prayer” Madonna
- “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Nirvana
- “Purple Rain” Prince & The Revolution
The artists and bands who dominated The 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time included U2, who once again polled with the most entries with 15 incredible songs, closely followed by AC/DC with 14 song entries, INXS and Madonna with 13 and The Rolling Stones and Queen with 12 song entries.
397 artists had only one entry in the countdown and 186 entries were Australian artists/bands with the newest song being “Shallow” By Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and the oldest Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock”.
Music from the 1980s flooded the countdown with 37 percent of the songs, closely followed by the 1990s with 24 percent.
The MAX 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time countdown was determined using viewer votes, feedback from industry experts and chart ratings. The full list of all 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time is now live at maxtv.com.au.