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  • John Chandler on Memorable Moment Kristofferson version is a million times better. You feel like you are walking in his steps. No offence Johnny. more
  • Eddie Hcakett on You Raise Me Up what a brilliant song sung by a great singer more
  • Lynette on Homemade Treats for Cats and Dogs How about a treat for cats?Our pussy is so fussy he won't eat anything one day and the next day he loves it. And vice versa more
  • Steve on Roy Orbison's Mystery Girl could have gone to see him at Festival Hall . Thought the tickets cost too much $6 ... Big mistake more
  • Greg Harding on Roy Orbison's Mystery Girl I saw Roy Orbison when he came to Australia way back in 1973-ish. He played in Darwin, and I was one of the many Police who ... more
  • Merrilyn Millen on Guess the Magic Secret Sound! Hi-Is there clues for the recent secret sound or is there somewhere to look up on the internet of who has tried guessing it ... more
  • Carol on You Raise Me Up Beautiful Song sung by a Beautiful Man , Lovely in every way , xxx more
  • lnes on You Raise Me Up Daniel O,Donnells version of You Raise Me Up,is so moving and true to life, that it gives me goose bumps all over, more
  • Stan Miller on You Raise Me Up Quite a pleasant rendition, but I prefer Aled Jones' Version more
  • Kate on You Raise Me Up A lovely rendition of a beautiful song ~ perfect choice for Mother's Day. more
  • Doreen Weinman on You Raise Me Up You Raise Me Up fantastic choice of song for Mother's Day. Always listen to Magic 1278. My mother passed away 5/1/09 and ... more
  • Alan Day on Quick Quiz - May 7 The Victoria Police uniform is salute blue not black. Been on nightshift so I didn't here if anyone notified you.Keep up the ... more
  • Steve Campbell on Wacky Facts - May 7 Spoke on air with Kevin about this, and to be fair to Kevin, now I have seen the photo, of course the answer is twice a day ... more
  • val skeen on You Raise Me Up Great to have our favourite Irish singer on Magic u tube. went to his recent concert in Melbourne and was lucky enough to ... more
  • Monica Smith on You Raise Me Up 1278 is the very best radio station. it is on every day in our household, we don't even consider putting any other station ... more
  • Anne Banks on You Raise Me Up I absolutely love this song.However I have to admit I really prefer the' Westlife' version although Daniel O'Donnell has a ... more
  • Carmel Mullen on You Raise Me Up Thank you so much for this beautiful song. It was great to hear it again. more
  • Graham Price on You Raise Me Up Very pleasant, but prefer Martin Hurkens, the new "star" from the Netherlands. A far more potent and emotive voice. ... more
  • Frances Dingle on Downtown Abbey is back! Oh what a splendid time we had .Thank you magic for looking after us so well. more
  • David on Downtown Abbey is back! I m so glad everyone who won tickets to Downton Abbey, at the Rivoli Cinema, had a terrific time.What a prize to win, and ... more

The World's Most Popular Song?

Posted by: YouTube | 14 December, 2010 - 3:44 PM

Kevin and Jane's Holiday YouTube Videos

Could this be world's most popular song?  It is certainly one of Magic 1278's Best Songs of All Time!

Check out The Righteous Brothers' live recording from 1965. 


5:30 to 9:00am: Breakfast

Magic 1278 Breakfast duo - Kevin John and Jane Holmes Get out of bed (or just lie in) with Kevin John and Jane Holmes. Great music, good clean fun and entertainment, plus regular news, weather and traffic, all the info you need to start your day. Listen closely, and you may hear yourself on the show one day!

Blog comments Your Say

  • are you serious? i've never heard of half that list...! and no led zep..disgraceful

    mad chitz Thursday 6 January, 2011 - 12:56 PM
  • Unchained Melody was never one of my fav songs until I chanced upon the live performance(in the pink suit) for the first time, on youtube 12 months ago. When he tossed in those thrilling extra high notes right at the end(totally unexpected by me), he won me over for all time.

    Clint Wednesday 5 January, 2011 - 10:37 PM
  • I was pleased to watch the Channel 9 tour Kevin and Jane went on with Peter Hitchener as I grew up just around the corner in Vesper Street,Richmond.As a kid i went in to the Tarax show a few times and loved going and exploring there.A friend and I also went to watch the wrestling and we enjoyed it so much.It would have been good to go do the tour and see all the sights.I love to listen to 1278 in the mornings and also to send me to sleep.Sorry to see Channel 9 go from Richmond but that's progress!

    Jean Monday 3 January, 2011 - 4:29 PM
  • "Unchained Melody" is a 1955 popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. It has become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some counts having spawned over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages
    In 1955, Alex North and lyricist Hy Zaret were contracted to write a song as a theme for the obscure prison film Unchained, and their song eventually became known as the "Unchained Melody". The song doesn't actually include the word "unchained", and songwriter Zaret chose instead to focus his lyrics on someone who pines for a lover he hasn't seen in a "long, lonely time". The 1955 film centers around a man who contemplates either escaping from prison, to live life on the run, or completing his sentence and returning to his wife and family.
    With Todd Duncan singing the vocals, the song was nominated for an Oscar in 1955, but the Best-Song award went to the hit song "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing".

    Ron Hoysted Friday 31 December, 2010 - 11:55 PM
  • Jingle Pets, how beautiful, how do we survive with our pets, may God bless all the wanted and unwanted animals of this world.

    cheryll gangemi Wednesday 22 December, 2010 - 8:39 AM

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