Official BBC Children in Need singles POLL

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Poll Closing Date: Sunday, 12 February 2023 00:00 (in 4 days)

Wrong time of year entirely but still. You're voting for your favourite, not least favourite.

There's maybe seven or eight I actually don't mind - a few of which I genuinely like. Any advance on that?

Sorry fans of BBC Radio Devon's Let's All Join Together (1986), Sharon Reid with Clubsound - A Better Way (1988) or Amounderness featuring Jon Anderson - Reach Out (1989) but I'm only including the singles deemed "official" to the marathons.

1985: Clannad - Almost Seems (Too Late to Turn)
1986: The County Line - Heroes
1986: Ray Moore - O' My Father Had a Rabbit
1987: Ray Moore - Bog Eyed Jog
1988: Spirit of Play - Children in Need
1989: BBC Children in Need Choir - If You Need to Help
1989: Liz Kershaw and Bruno Brookes featuring Jive Bunny and Londonbeat - It Takes Two
1990: Bruno and Liz - Let's Dance
1991: Bruno, Liz, Sam (Fox) and Frank (Bruno) - Come Outside
1995: Patsy Palmer and Sid Owen - You Better Believe It (Children in Need)
1996: Red Hill Children - When Children Rule the World
1997: Various Artists - Perfect Day
1998: Denise van Outen and Johnny Vaughan featuring Steps - Especially for You
1999: Martine McCutcheon - Love Me/Talking in Your Sleep
2000: S Club 7 - Never Had a Dream Come True
2001: S Club 7 - Have You Ever
2002: Will Young - Don't Let Me Down/You and I
2003: Shane Richie - I'm Your Man
2004: Girls Aloud - I'll Stand by You
2005: Liberty X - A Night to Remember
2006: Emma Bunton - Downtown
2007: Spice Girls - Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)
2008: McFly - Do Ya/Stay with Me
2009: Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band - The Official BBC Children in Need Medley
2010: JLS - Love You More
2011: The Collective - Teardrop
2012: Girls Aloud - Something New
2013: Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
2014: Gareth Malone's All Star Choir - Wake Me Up
2015: Jess Glynne - Take Me Home
2016: Craig David - All We Needed
2017: Katie Melua - Fields of Gold
2018: Jamie Cullum - Love is in the Picture
2019: Jodie Whittaker - Yellow
2020: BBC Radio 2's Allstars - Stop Crying Your Heart Out
2021: Niall Horan and Anne-Marie - Everywhere
2022: Gareth Malone - Running Up That Hill


you can see me from westbury white horse, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:14 (two weeks ago) link

This has to be one of the worst lists of songs I've ever encountered.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:15 (two weeks ago) link

:)

you can see me from westbury white horse, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:16 (two weeks ago) link

Radio 2 artists you thought were dead but it turns out they're on Radio 2

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:16 (two weeks ago) link

this is Never Had a Dream Come True by fucking parsecs at a first glance

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:17 (two weeks ago) link

You can tell when they stop using pop stars a few years past their peak and just stick to hardcore uncompromising Radio 2 names.

you can see me from westbury white horse, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:20 (two weeks ago) link

Lewis Capaldi must really hate children or something

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:22 (two weeks ago) link

Wait a few more years I reckon

you can see me from westbury white horse, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:23 (two weeks ago) link

i can imagine how they used the Clannad song but it's such a leftfield element in this list

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:26 (two weeks ago) link

The ones (actually one) I "genuinely like"

Perfect Day (but probably only with the video)

The ones I "don't mind"

Clannad
Never Had a Dream Come True
I'll Stand by You
Downtown
Do Ya
the medley (again probably only with the video)

you can see me from westbury white horse, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:26 (two weeks ago) link

also helps I was a child in the 00s

you can see me from westbury white horse, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:26 (two weeks ago) link

sorry but that Perfect Day is very No

was gonna say the only thing that stops it being the most evil choice on the list is the Dadrock Katie Hopkins, Liz Kershaw

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:29 (two weeks ago) link

Last time I listened to Perfect Day without the video/advert the Tom Jones/Heather Small bits annoyed me farrr too much.

Still it got Laurie Anderson to no. 1 and what not

you can see me from westbury white horse, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:32 (two weeks ago) link

O Superman was morally number 1

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:35 (two weeks ago) link

"Perfect Day" is a great song to do a karaoke with pals, because it's basically a game of celebrity impressions. Otherwise, my reaction to this list is, haven't the children suffered enough?

boxedjoy, Thursday, 19 January 2023 18:23 (two weeks ago) link

How can it be anything other than Liz Kershaw and Bruno Brookes featuring Jive Bunny and Londonbeat? PS anyone who votes for Peter Kay is a fucking psychopath.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Thursday, 19 January 2023 19:21 (two weeks ago) link

"Backing track production - Pudsey Bear & The Mastermixers"

(also, "Engineer - Mark 'Spike' Stent")

you can see me from westbury white horse, Thursday, 19 January 2023 19:28 (two weeks ago) link

I had no idea any of these existed.

A Drunk Man Looks At Partick Thistle (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 January 2023 19:34 (two weeks ago) link


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