The UK Top 50 of 1991 Poll

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
The KLF featuring The Children Of The Revolution 3AM Eternal 17
The KLF featuring Tammy Wynette Justified And Ancient 7
Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee) 6
The KLF featuring The Children Of The Revolution Last Train To Trancentral 6
The Prodigy Charly 5
Seal Crazy 4
The Source featuring Candi Staton You Got The Love 3
Enigma Sadness Part 1 2
Erasure Chorus 2
The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon 2
The Simpsons Do The Bartman 2
Beverley Craven Promise Me 1
Roxette Joyride 1
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives 1
The Shamen Move Any Mountain 1
Hale & Pace & The Stonkers The Stonk 1
Guns N' Roses You Could Be Mine 1
Color Me Badd I Wanna Sex You Up 1
Heavy D & The Boyz Now That We've Found Love 1
Nomad featuring MC Mikee Freedom (I Wanna Give You) Devotion 1
Amy Grant Baby Baby 1
The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go 1
Two In A Room Wiggle It 1
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Sailing On The Seven Seas 1
2 Unlimited Get Ready For This 1
Zoe Sunshine On A Rainy Day 1
Zucchero featuring Paul Young Senza Una Donna (Without A Woman) 0
Madonna Crazy For You 0
Kiri Te Kanawa World In Union 0
Salt-N-Pepa Do You Want Me 0
Oleta Adams Get Here 0
Paula Abdul Rush Rush 0
C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams Things That Make You Go Hmmm... 0
Erasure Love To Hate You0
Diana Ross When You Tell Me That You Love Me 0
Cher The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) 0
Chesney Hawkes The One And Only 0
Right Said Fred I'm Too Sexy 0
Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff Dizzy 0
Oceanic Insanity 0
Salt-N-Pepa Let's Talk About Sex 0
James Sit Down 0
Extreme More Than Words 0
Michael Jackson Black Or White 0
George Michael & Elton John Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me 0
The Scorpions Wind Of Change 0
Kenny Thomas Thinking About Your Love 0
Jason Donovan Any Dream Will Do 0
Rod Stewart Rhythm Of My Heart 0
Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do It For You 0


Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 08:45 (twelve years ago) link

Voted Queen because "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" is better than anything else in the list ("Bohemian Rhapsody" is of course the best single ever released, but isn't really from 1991)

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 08:46 (twelve years ago) link

Freddie's last single and still pretending he's straight, living for his kids and that.

Sad, really. Everyone knew he was gay, still...

Mark G, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 08:56 (twelve years ago) link

"I Can Move, Move, Move Any Mountain!"

zeus, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 09:17 (twelve years ago) link

3am eternal!!!

the next grozart, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 09:17 (twelve years ago) link

Freddie's last single and still pretending he's straight, living for his kids and that.

Apart from obvious exceptions like Erasure, Bronski Beat, Village People and Tom Robinson, isn't this something that more or less everyone does, really?

I mean, Elton John, for instance?

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 11:35 (twelve years ago) link

um, i don't think elton john is pretending to be straight.

color me badd getts my votte, my cousins and i spent a summer learning all the pits barber shop style. tragic, but great.

darraghmac, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 12:05 (twelve years ago) link

ah, the memories. voted for the waterboys as its the one i now have stuck in my head & have an itch to hear after reading the list.

klf second

fantasimundo, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 12:33 (twelve years ago) link

Elton has been gay for ages (out, I mean..), even when he was married to renate. But his songs have generally been more 'everyman' anthems than explorations of his own psyche (especially as Bernie wroter the wordser), it took until "I want love" and that album the name escapes me, before that became the default standpoint for himself.

Whereas Fred, gorblessem, always sung from his own position about himself. Sure, his private life is his own affair, but its sad that even in his last days he'd sing about settling down and living life through kids, and his audience were all going "mm, righto Fred"...

Mark G, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 13:37 (twelve years ago) link

KLF IS GONNA ROCK YA

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 13:39 (twelve years ago) link

gay artists can only sing about being gay?

darraghmac, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 14:14 (twelve years ago) link

seal and trevor horn.

or something, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 20:01 (twelve years ago) link

There are some massively awesome songs on here next to irredeemable shit.

HI DERE, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 20:03 (twelve years ago) link

No doubt KLF will walk this. But ... it's got to be 'Charly', don't it?

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 20:26 (twelve years ago) link

I love that Bernie Taupin wrote all those songs about hard men living hard lives to be performed by a complete princess.

Abbott, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 20:48 (twelve years ago) link

do the bartman

jeremy waters, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 21:21 (twelve years ago) link

Charly says...

chap, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 23:44 (twelve years ago) link

stuck between "you could be mine" and "3am eternal"

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 23:45 (twelve years ago) link

KLF UHHUH UHHUH

BEEPBOOP BEEP

KLF UHHUH UHHUH

balls, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 00:28 (twelve years ago) link

gay artists can only sing about being gay?

-- darraghmac, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 2:14 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

of course not.

Mark G, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 06:52 (twelve years ago) link

3am eternal

electricsound, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 06:54 (twelve years ago) link

Gypsy Woman because I LOVED that song at the time.

Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 12:15 (twelve years ago) link

"Gypsy Woman" is among the songs I have hated most of all of all time. Extremely annoying repetitive "La-ba-dee, la-ba-daoooo". Let RCCL keep Labadee to themselves!

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 14:24 (twelve years ago) link

problem is though that the KLF will geta split vote across their 3 classics giving the chance of some other shyte grabbing the top spot.
of course the answer is Justified and Ancient, but can i please have a multiple option vote so i can drop a tick on the other KLF tracks cos they are all brilliant ?

mark e, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 14:36 (twelve years ago) link

I went with Justified and Ancient. Because I am, on both counts.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 14:40 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Wednesday, 27 August 2008 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, OK, now I understand why the results from these polls suddenly stopped appearing :)

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 27 August 2008 23:15 (twelve years ago) link

I'm glad I can cast my vote. It goes to

THREE A-E-M ETERNAAAAAL!

daavid, Wednesday, 27 August 2008 23:28 (twelve years ago) link

with Nomad on a close second, although mostly for nostalgia reasons.

daavid, Wednesday, 27 August 2008 23:30 (twelve years ago) link

anyone who doesn't vote KLF is wrong.

the next grozart, Wednesday, 27 August 2008 23:51 (twelve years ago) link

...although i'll allow anyone who stands up and votes for two in a room.

the next grozart, Wednesday, 27 August 2008 23:53 (twelve years ago) link

"Gypsy Woman" is among the songs I have hated most of all of all time.
-- Geir Hongro

Darn it all, I didn't read this until after I voted for "Gypsy Woman." Oh well.

Eric H., Thursday, 28 August 2008 00:00 (twelve years ago) link

Also came close to voting for:

The Simpsons Do The Bartman
The KLF featuring The Children Of The Revolution 3AM Eternal
2 Unlimited Get Ready For This
The Shamen Move Any Mountain
Paula Abdul Rush Rush

Eric H., Thursday, 28 August 2008 00:02 (twelve years ago) link

not source feat candi statton?

ledge, Thursday, 28 August 2008 00:03 (twelve years ago) link

Sorry Shamen, "You Got the Love" and the Prodigy, but it's gotta be the KLF. But which of the three...? So tough!

This was the year I started caring about pop and despite some unutterable shite on the list it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. The Scorpions seem kind of out of place at 22nd. Are these in order?

a passing spacecadet, Thursday, 28 August 2008 09:43 (twelve years ago) link

My faves at the time were The Source, Nomad, Last Train To Transcentral, Oceanic, Prodigy, Shamen and James. And the Clash but seems wrong to vote for them in a 1991 poll.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 28 August 2008 09:59 (twelve years ago) link

THE KLF >>> the rest of the world in '91

King Boy Pato, Thursday, 28 August 2008 10:09 (twelve years ago) link

>>> the rest of the dance world at least.

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 28 August 2008 10:28 (twelve years ago) link

So I voted for "Last Train to Trancentral" and now feel kind of bad for "Move Any Mountain" and "Justified and Ancient", but I'm sure the latter at least will receive plenty of votes. "Charly" is obviously classic too but too overshadowed by "Out of Space" for my vote, whereas '91 has the KLF at the top of their game.

I don't think that made any sense, but still.

a passing spacecadet, Thursday, 28 August 2008 12:14 (twelve years ago) link

The bass drop alone on "Charly" wins this for me.

myndbloom, Thursday, 28 August 2008 13:43 (twelve years ago) link

i originally had 3am Eternal ticked, but then saw "Chorus" in the list and had to vote for that, as I have a strange, inexplicable attachment to what I consider Erasure's finest moment (ok, maybe outside of "Rock Me Gently")

rentboy, Thursday, 28 August 2008 13:54 (twelve years ago) link

Amy Grant, "Baby Baby".
Memories...

DavidM, Thursday, 28 August 2008 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

No, that was "The Way We Were."

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 28 August 2008 14:42 (twelve years ago) link

not a sound from the pavement..

(i know, it was a singular!)

Mark G, Thursday, 28 August 2008 14:50 (twelve years ago) link

That is inaccurates. 1991 saw the release of the single version of "Summer Babe."

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 28 August 2008 14:59 (twelve years ago) link

THE KLF >>> the rest of the world in '91

daavid, Thursday, 28 August 2008 19:16 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Thursday, 28 August 2008 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

ain't this a bitcvh

PappaWheelie V, Thursday, 28 August 2008 23:32 (twelve years ago) link

Shit, shoulda voted for Charly.

chap, Friday, 29 August 2008 00:15 (twelve years ago) link

This seems pretty fair until you realise Stonk has more votes (er, vote) than Let's Talk About Sex.

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 29 August 2008 08:19 (twelve years ago) link

Ha! Bryan Adams whose crimes against humanity are worse than Saddam's (dig the internal rhyming scheme there) down at the bottom where he belongs.

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 29 August 2008 08:28 (twelve years ago) link

I nearly voted for Transcentral, talk about a clean sweep!

Mark G, Friday, 29 August 2008 08:45 (twelve years ago) link

The KLF dominance is hardly a huge surprise, I guess :)

Geir Hongro, Friday, 29 August 2008 08:48 (twelve years ago) link


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