ARE THESE THE BEST EVER?

BEST BAND OF ALL TIME

1 Beatles

2 Queen

3 Rolling Stones

4 U2

5 Oasis

6 Nirvana

7 Radiohead

8 Jackson Five

9 Manic Street Preachers

10 REM

BEST ALBUM

1 Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

- The Beatles

2 Thriller - Michael Jackson

3 Revolver - The Beatles

4 Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite - Elvis Presley

5 Nevermind - Nirvana

6 Stone Roses - Stone Roses

7 (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis

8 Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

9 I've Been Expecting You - Robbie Williams

10 The Bends - Radiohead

MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSICIAN

1 John Lennon

2 Elvis Presley

3 Michael Jackson

4 Jimi Hendrix

5 Paul McCartney

6 Robbie Williams

7 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8 David Bowie

9 Bob Dylan

10 Johann Sebastian Bach

BEST SONGWRITER

1 John Lennon

2 Paul McCartney

3 Bob Dylan

4 Michael Jackson

5 Leiber & Stoller

6 Noel Gallagher

7 Elton John

8 Robbie Williams

9 Cole Porter

10 Kurt Cobain

BEST SONG

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

2 Imagine - John Lennon

3 Angels - Robbie Williams

4 American Trilogy - Elvis Presley

5 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

6 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

7 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

8 Hey Jude - The Beatles

9 Millennium - Robbie Williams

10 Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack

BEST MALE SINGER

1 Elvis Presley

2 Robbie Williams

3 Michael Jackson

4 Frank Sinatra

5 George Michael

6 Freddie Mercury

7 David Bowie

8 John Lennon

9 Thom Yorke

10 Kurt Cobain

BEST FEMALE SINGER

1 Madonna

2 Aretha Franklin

3 Celine Dion

4 Ella Fitzgerald

5 Mariah Carey

6 Whitney Houston

7 Alanis Morrisette

8 Annie Lennox

9 Kate Bush

10 Bjork

BEST JAZZ MUSICIAN

1 Louis Armstrong

2 Miles Davis

3 Ella Fitzgerald

4 Billie Holiday

5 John Coltrane

6 Charlie Parker

7 Duke Ellington

8 Nina Simone

9 B B King

10 Dave Brubeck

BEST PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

1 Four Seasons - Vivaldi

2 Planets Suite - Holst

3 9th Symphony - Beethoven

4 1812 Overture - Tchaikovsky

5 Carmina Burana - Carl Orff

6 Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven

7 Canon - Pachelbel

8 Adagio For Strings - Samuel Barber

9 Die Valkyrie - Wagner

10 5th Symphony - Beethoven

BEST CLASSICAL COMPOSER

1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2 Ludwig Van Beethoven

3 Johann Sebastian Bach

4 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

5 Antonio Vivaldi

6 Edward Elgar

7 Gustav Holst

8 Richard Wagner

9 Frederic Chopin

10 George Frederick Handel

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