Wonderwall by Oasis voted the best British song of all time

The Manchester band also happen to occupy the second, third, and fourth positions on the inaugural poll

Clarisse Loughrey
Tuesday 29 March 2016 08:25 BST

"Wonderwall" is the best British song of all time; at least, so say the listeners of Radio X.

More than 50,000 votes were cast for the music station's inaugural Best of British poll (via RadioToday); which saw Oasis utterly dominate the results, occupying all four of the top positions. "Don't Look Back in Anger" came in at number two, "Champagne Supernova" at three, and "Live Forever" at four.

Fans of any other brand of the nation's music must wait until the fifth entry for their fill, and The Stone Roses' "I Am The Resurrection"; followed by the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, The Verve, and David Bowie. The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" just made it at number 10. Surprisingly, The Beatles didn't even crack the top ten; with "Hey Jude" coming in at number 13 and "A Day In The Life" down at number 19.

The poll also revealed how its presenters voted; DJ Chris Moyles plumping for Coldplay's "Viva La Vida", while Vernon Kay backed The Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the UK"; which is probably what the band's fans will be threatening after hearing The Sex Pistols failed to crack the top 20.

Here's the full list:

1. "Wonderwall", Oasis
2. "Don’t Look Back In Anger", Oasis
3. "Champagne Supernova", Oasis
4. "Live Forever", Oasis
5. "I Am The Resurrection", The Stone Roses
6. "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor", Arctic Monkeys
7. "Heroes", David Bowie
8. "Life On Mars?", David Bowie
9. "Bittersweet Symphony", The Verve
10. "Gimme Shelter", The Rolling Stones
11. "One Day Like This", Elbow
12. "Bohemian Rhapsody", Queen
13. "Hey Jude", The Beatles
14. "Common People", Pulp
15. "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out", The Smiths
16. "Slide Away", Oasis
17. "Fool’s Gold", The Stone Roses
18. "How Soon Is Now", The Smiths
19. "A Day In The Life", The Beatles
20. "Love Will Tear Us Apart", Joy Division

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