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The votes for 2012 are in. The ballots have been tallied.
The Top 500 Best Songs of All Time as voted by you.

 

To view the analysis of song rankings against 2010 CLICK HERE.
  This analysis has been provided thanks to loyal listener Peter Georgeson from supernifty.

 

Rank Title Artist
1 Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
2 What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
3 Imagine John Lennon
4 I Am Australian Seekers
5 My Way Frank Sinatra
6 Oh Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
7 Mascara John Stephan
8 Dancing Queen ABBA
9 I Still Call Australia Home Peter Allen
10 Yesterday    Beatles
11 Time To Say Goodbye Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli
12 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
13 Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
14 The Wonder Of You Elvis Presley
15 Crying Roy Orbison
16 Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
17 You'll Never Walk Alone Gerry & The Pacemakers
18 I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston
19 Unforgettable Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
20 Hey Jude Beatles
21 You Raise Me Up Daniel O'Donnell
22 You're The Voice John Farnham
23 Let It Be Beatles
24 In The Ghetto Elvis Presley
25 John Dunbar Theme (Dances With Wolves) John Barry
26 An American Trilogy Elvis Presley
27 Fernando ABBA
28 Good Vibrations Beach Boys
29 Over The Rainbow Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
30 Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
31 Begin The Beguine Limeliters
32 Crazy Patsy Cline
33 Hallelujah kd Lang
34 Something Beatles
35 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
36 Phantom Of The Opera Sarah Brightman & Michael Crawford
37 Diana Paul Anka
38 The Twelfth Of Never Johnny Mathis
39 American Pie Don McLean
40 Stranger On The Shore Acker Bilk
41 In Dreams Roy Orbison
42 For The Good Times Perry Como
43 (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock Bill Haley & His Comets
44 The Green Green Grass Of Home Tom Jones
45 A Whiter Shade Of Pale Procol Harum
46 Theme From "A Summer Place" Percy Faith
47 MacArthur Park Richard Harris
48 Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley
49 Perhaps Love John Denver & Placido Domingo
50 I Want To Hold Your Hand Beatles
51 You've Lost That Loving Feeling Righteous Brothers
52 Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis Presley
53 Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) Peter Sarstedt
54 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Mel Carter
55 Mull Of Kintyre Paul McCartney & Wings
56 A Little Ray Of Sunshine Axiom
57 Music Of The Night Michael Crawford
58 On Days Like These Matt Monro
59 My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
60 Memories Elvis Presley
61 The Carnival Is Over Seekers
62 Wind Beneath My Wings Colleen Hewett
63 Ring Of Fire Johnny Cash
64 Could I Have This Dance Anne Murray
65 The Prayer Anthony Callea
66 Only The Lonely Roy Orbison
67 Blue Bayou Roy Orbison
68 Wonderful Wonderful Johnny Mathis
69 Amazing Grace Judy Collins
70 Eagle Rock Daddy Cool
71 The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) Tokens
72 I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles
73 Maggie May Rod Stewart
74 The Rose Bette Midler
75 I Walk The Line Johnny Cash
76 House Of The Rising Sun Animals
77 Georgia On My Mind Ray Charles
78 (Everything I Do) I Do It For You Bryan Adams
79 The Sound Of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
80 El Paso Marty Robbins
81 What Colour Is The Wind Charlie Landsborough
82 Friday On My Mind Easybeats
83 In My Life Beatles
84 Pokarekare Ana Hayley Westenra
85 Stand By Me Ben E King
86 Wooden Heart Elvis Presley
87 Rivers Of Babylon Boney M
88 Sway Bobby Rydell
89 Fields Of Gold Eva Cassidy
90 San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) Scott McKenzie
91 She Loves You Beatles
92 Hotel California Eagles
93 Candle In The Wind Elton John
94 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
95 Peggy Sue Buddy Holly
96 If Tomorrow Never Comes Ronan Keating
97 Downtown Petula Clark
98 La Mer (Beyond The Sea) Bobby Darin
99 I Left My Heart In San Francisco Tony Bennett
100 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
101 Spicks & Specks Bee Gees
102 I Am Woman Helen Reddy
103 When I Dream Jack Clement
104 Little Boy Lost Johnny Ashcroft
105 Suspicion Terry Stafford
106 This Is My Song Petula Clark
107 To Love Somebody Bee Gees
108 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Rod Stewart
109 All My Loving Beatles
110 Then He Kissed Me Crystals
111 This Guy's In Love With You Herb Alpert
112 It's Now Or Never Elvis Presley
113 A World Of Our Own Seekers
114 Moon River Andy Williams
115 That'll Be The Day Buddy Holly
116 He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother Hollies
117 I Fall To Pieces Patsy Cline
118 New York New York Frank Sinatra
119 One Day At A Time Hawking Brothers
120 Tonight's The Night Rod Stewart
121 How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees
122 Tenterfield Sadler Peter Allen
123 Georgy Girl Seekers
124 The Air That I Breathe Hollies
125 Love Me Do Beatles
126 I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton & Vince Gill
127 Top Of The World Carpenters
128 Sweet Dreams Of You Patsy Cline
129 Moody Blue Elvis Presley
130 LA International Airport Susan Raye
131 Save The Last Dance For Me Drifters
132 Twilight Time Platters
133 I'll Never Find Another You Seekers
134 Sailing Rod Stewart
135 Angel Cliff Richard
136 My Sweet Lord George Harrison
137 Crying In The Chapel Elvis Presley
138 Walk Away   Matt Monro
139 The Rain The Park & Other Things Cowsills
140 Shout Johnny O'Keefe
141 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
142 The Last Waltz Engelbert Humperdinck
143 Star Crossed Lovers Neil Sedaka
144 The Gambler Kenny Rogers
145 Island In The Sun Harry Belafonte
146 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
147 Mississippi Pussycat
148 Black Is Black Los Bravos
149 Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
150 Release Me Engelbert Humperdinck
151 Me & Bobby McGee Charley Pride
152 Memory Elaine Paige
153 All Shook Up Elvis Presley
154 Edge Of Reality Elvis Presley
155 Tar And Cement Verdelle Smith
156 I Dreamed A Dream Susan Boyle
157 Eternal Flame Bangles
158 Dream Lover Bobby Darin
159 Two Little Boys Rolf Harris
160 Daydream Believer Monkees
161 You Needed Me Anne Murray
162 Eloise Barry Ryan 
163 Paloma Blanca George Baker Selection
164 He'll Have To Go Jim Reeves
165 Amigos Para Siempre (Friends For Life) Sarah Brightman & Jose Carreras
166 Can't Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Valli
167 Oh Carol Neil Sedaka
168 Apache Shadows
169 Take Me Home Country Roads John Denver
170 I Told The Brook Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
171 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Rolling Stones
172 Beautiful Noise Neil Diamond
173 Kentucky Rain Elvis Presley
174 Chantilly Lace Big Bopper
175 I Love You So Rebecca Johnny Chester
176 It Might As Well Rain Until September Carole King
177 Moody River Pat Boone
178 Penny Arcade Roy Orbison
179 Secret Love Doris Day
180 Moondance Michael Buble'
181 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Platters
182 (They Long To Be) Close To You Carpenters
183 The Power Of Love Jennifer Rush
184 The Tips Of My Fingers Roy Clark
185 The Old Fashioned Way Charles Aznavour
186 The Gypsy Rover Highwaymen
187 Your Song Elton John
188 Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley
189 Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme) Ray Conniff Singers
190 You Can Have Her Roy Hamilton
191 Dream A Little Dream Of Me Mama Cass
192 Bombora Atlantics
193 Leah Roy Orbison
194 Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette
195 Everybody Loves Somebody Dean Martin
196 This Is The Moment Anthony Warlow
197 The Living Years Mike & The Mechanics
198 The Young Ones Cliff Richard
199 Petite Fleur Chris Barber's Jazz Band
200 Tears In Heaven Eric Clapton
201 Goldfinger Shirley Bassey
202 Sailor (Your Home Is The Sea) Petula Clark
203 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
204 Spanish Harlem Ben E King
205 Maggie Foster & Allen
206 Burning Bridges Mike Curb Congregation
207 My Prayer Platters
208 I Drove All Night Roy Orbison
209 Telstar Tornadoes
210 The Last Farewell Roger Whittaker
211 A Horse With No Name America
212 Il Silenzio Nini Rosso
213 The Long And Winding Road Beatles
214 Rag Doll Four Seasons
215 Love Changes Everything Marti Webb
216 Living Next Door To Alice Smokie
217 For You John Denver
218 Take A Chance On Me ABBA
219 When You Walk In The Room Searchers
220 24 Hours From Tulsa Gene Pitney
221 North To Alaska Johnny Horton
222 Miss You Nights Cliff Richard
223 Sunday Morning Coming Down Johnny Cash
224 Once In A While Johnny Mathis
225 Somewhere Out There Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram
226 If I Could Turn Back Time Cher
227 Penny Lane Beatles
228 Through The Eyes Of Love Bobby & Laurie
229 Caravans (Theme) Mike Batt
230 Mack The Knife Bobby Darin
231 I'm Into Something Good Herman's Hermits
232 Honey   Bobby Goldsboro
233 Vincent Don McLean
234 Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
235 The Way We Were Barbra Streisand
236 Streets Of London Ralph McTell
237 Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu) Bobby Rydell
238 Will You Love Me Tomorrow Shirelles
239 Annie's Song John Denver
240 Let It Be Me Everly Brothers
241 Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) Looking Glass
242 Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens
243 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley
244 True Blue John Williamson
245 Let The Heartaches Begin Long John Baldry
246 Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
247 April Love Pat Boone
248 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding
249 Clancy Of The Overflow Wallis & Matilda
250 The Legend Of Xanadu Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
251 Spanish Eyes Al Martino
252 Lyin' Eyes Eagles
253 Come A Little Bit Closer Jay & The Americans
254 Respect Aretha Franklin
255 Slipping Away Max Merritt & The Meteors
256 Midnight In Moscow Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
257 Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad Meatloaf
258 She Wears My Ring Johnny O'Keefe
259 Love Is In The Air John Paul Young
260 I Am I Said Neil Diamond
261 Words Bee Gees
262 In The Chapel In The Moonlight Dean Martin
263 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
264 Waterloo Sunset Kinks
265 Before The Next Teardrop Falls Freddy Fender
266 Running Bear Johnny Preston
267 Desiderata Les Crane
268 (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valence Gene Pitney
269 The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro) Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
270 Winter In America Doug Ashdown
271 Silver Threads & Golden Needles Springfields
272 Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
273 Silence Is Golden Tremeloes
274 Without Love Tom Jones
275 Don't Forget To Remember Me Bee Gees
276 Lonely Boy Paul Anka
277 Memories Ted Mulry
278 True Love Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
279 Chances Are Johnny Mathis
280 Heart Of Glass Blondie
281 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself Dusty Springfield
282 Who Painted The Moon Black Hayley Westenra
283 Have I The Right Honeycombs
284 Twist And Shout Beatles
285 The Great Pretender Platters
286 Albatross Fleetwood Mac
287 Lipstick On Your Collar Connie Francis
288 The Wedding Julie Rogers
289 A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation) Marty Robbins
290 Strangers In The Night Frank Sinatra
291 Single Girl Sandy Posey
292 California Blue Roy Orbison
293 The Windmills Of Your Mind Dusty Springfield
294 Young Girl Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
295 I Feel Fine Beatles
296 At Last Etta James
297 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
298 Waltzing Matilda Andre Rieu
299 Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum
300 Dreaming My Dreams With You Colleen Hewett
301 Sea Of Heartbreak Don Gibson
302 Separate Ways Elvis Presley
303 Everlasting Love Town Criers
304 Only Love Can Break A Heart Gene Pitney
305 What's New Pussycat? Tom Jones
306 You're Sixteen Johnny Burnette
307 I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher
308 Michelle Beatles
309 Living Doll Cliff Richard & The Drifters
310 Come Monday Jimmy Buffett
311 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Joan Baez
312 Teach Your Children Crosby Stills Nash & Young
313 My Sentimental Friend Herman's Hermits
314 The Lady In Red Chris De Burgh
315 Talk Back Trembling Lips Ernest Ashworth
316 Cara Mia Jay & The Americans
317 Blowin' In The Wind Peter Paul & Mary
318 Rubber Ball Bobby Vee
319 Only You (And You Alone) Platters
320 Holly Holy Neil Diamond
321 Pretty Paper Roy Orbison
322 I Just Can't Help Believing BJ Thomas
323 Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) Sue Thompson
324 Wired For Sound Cliff Richard
325 He's A Rebel Vikki Carr
326 My Friend The Wind Demis Roussos
327 There's A Kind Of Hush Herman's Hermits
328 River Deep Mountain High Ike & Tina Turner
329 Calendar Girl Neil Sedaka
330 Danny Boy Elvis Presley
331 You're My World Cilla Black
332 Eight Days A Week Beatles
333 When You Were Sweet 16 Fureys
334 If I Didn't Have A Dime (To Play The Jukebox) Gene Pitney
335 Thank You For The Music ABBA
336 (Is This The Way To) Amarillo Tony Christie
337 Singin' The Blues Guy Mitchell
338 Help Me Rhonda Beach Boys
339 I'm Counting On You Johnny O'Keefe
340 Sherry Four Seasons
341 Burn For You John Farnham
342 Piano Man Billy Joel
343 The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore Walker Brothers
344 Sunshine On My Shoulder John Denver
345 Memphis Tennessee Dave Berry
346 The Impossible Dream Jim Nabors
347 Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
348 Wonderland By Night Bert Kaempfert
349 Be Neil Diamond
350 That's Life Frank Sinatra
351 It Doesn't Matter Anymore Buddy Holly
352 Always On My Mind Willie Nelson
353 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me Dusty Springfield
354 Gloria Them
355 The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel
356 Eve Of Destruction Barry McGuire
357 Misty Johnny Mathis
358 Have You Ever Seen The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
359 People Barbra Streisand
360 My Boy Elvis Presley
361 Morningtown Ride Seekers
362 (Let Me Be) Your Teddy Bear Elvis Presley
363 I Have A Dream ABBA
364 A World Without Love Peter & Gordon
365 Where The Boys Are Connie Francis
366 Sometimes When We Touch Dan Hill
367 Sugar Sugar Archies
368 Love Letters Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
369 Mrs Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
370 Am I That Easy To Forget Engelbert Humperdinck
371 I Only Want To Be With You Dusty Springfield
372 Master Jack Four Jacks & A Jill
373 Last Date Floyd Cramer
374 I've Gotta Be Me Sammy Davis Jr
375 Boom Boom Baby Crash Craddock
376 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
377 A Lovers Concerto Toys
378 Ginger Man Brian Cadd
379 Ferry 'Cross The Mersey Gerry & The Pacemakers
380 Music Box Dancer Frank Mills
381 Little Egypt Elvis Presley
382 I Can Hear Music Beach Boys
383 True Love Ways Buddy Holly
384 I Remember You Frank Ifield
385 Galveston Glen Campbell
386 Looking For An Echo Ol' 55
387 The Good The Bad And The Ugly Hugo Montenegro
388 From A Distance Bette Midler
389 Cast Your Fate To The Wind Mel Torme
390 Ruby Tuesday Rolling Stones
391 Yesterday Once More Carpenters
392 You Send Me Sam Cooke
393 Woman Woman Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
394 Good Luck Charm Elvis Presley
395 Money Money Money ABBA
396 Mandy Barry Manilow
397 When I Fall In Love Nat King Cole
398 From Me To You Beatles
399 Your Cheating Heart Ray Charles
400 Midnight Bus Betty McQuade
401 Hey Baby Bruce Channel
402 Hold Me Now Johnny Logan
403 Come Together Beatles
404 California Dreamin' The Mamas & The Papas
405 Love Is All Around Wet Wet Wet
406 Just Married Marty Robbins
407 Falling In Love Again Ted Mulry
408 Peace Train Cat Stevens
409 Maria Elena Los Indios Tabajaras
410 A Touch Of Paradise John Farnham
411 Mr Tambourine Man Byrds
412 Old Shep Elvis Presley
413 Fools Rush In Brook Benton
414 Come What May Vicky Leandross
415 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner
416 One Day I'll Fly Away Randy Crawford
417 Up On The Roof Drifters
418 If David Gates & Bread
419 Too Young To Be Married Hollies
420 I Swear John Michael Montgomery
421 You're The One That I Want John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
422 It's Only Make Believe Glenn Campbell
423 Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) Edison Lighthouse
424 All I Ask Of You Cliff Richard & Sarah Brightman
425 Sweet Sweet Love Russell Morris
426 Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel
427 Hitch Hiker Bobby & Laurie
428 Reminiscing Little River Band
429 September Morn Neil Diamond
430 When You Say Nothing At All Ronan Keating
431 Take Five Dave Brubeck
432 Only You Can Do It Franciose Hardy
433 Tobacco Road Nashville Teens
434 Anyone Who Had A Heart Cilla Black
435 Frozen Orange Juice Peter Sarstedt
436 Ramblin' Rose Nat King Cole
437 Heartbeat Buddy Holly & The Crickets
438 All By Myself Eric Carmen
439 All I Have To Do Is Dream Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry
440 Rhiannon Fleetwood Mac
441 Classical Gas Mason Williams
442 Can You Feel The Love Tonight Elton John
443 Tracy Cuff Links
444 Wings Of An Eagle Russell Morris
445 Love Potion Number 9 Searchers
446 The Longest Time Billy Joel
447 Beautiful Dreamer Roy Orbison
448 Little Old Wine Drinker Me Dean Martin
449 All My Friends Are Getting Married Skyhooks
450 You Don't Bring Me Flowers Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
451 It's Not Unusual Tom Jones
452 Things Bobby Darin
453 Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley
454 Help Me Make It Through The Night Sammi Smith
455 Return To Sender Elvis Presley
456 To Sir With Love Lulu
457 I Did What I Did For Maria Tony Christie
458 I'll Never Fall In Love Again Bobbie Gentry
459 Peter Gunn Duane Eddy & The Rebels
460 Mona Lisa Nat King Cole
461 Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
462 Rachael Russell Morris
463 If I Fell Beatles
464 If You Leave Me Now Chicago
465 Mr Sandman Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton & Linda Ronstadt
466 End Of The Line Travelling Wilburys
467 Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack
468 Pamela Pamela Wayne Fontana
469 You Light Up My Life Debbie Boone
470 Ruby Baby Dion
471 Staying Alive Bee Gees
472 Runaway Del Shannon
473 I Love You Because Al Martino
474 Judy Elvis Presley
475 Drift Away Dobie Gray
476 All You Need Is Love Beatles
477 God Only Knows Beach Boys
478 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Andrews Sisters
479 Chariots Of Fire Vangelis
480 A Little Bit More Dr Hook
481 You're So Vain Carly Simon
482 18 Yellow Roses Bobby Darin
483 Heart Colin Cook
484 I Am A Rock Simon & Garfunkel
485 Under The Boardwalk Drifters
486 Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) John Farnham
487 Sukiyaki Kyu Sakamoto
488 Misty Blue Dorothy Moore
489 Those Were The Days Mary Hopkin
490 Everyday Buddy Holly
491 Walk Like A Man Four Seasons
492 United We Stand Brotherhood Of Man
493 From A Jack To A King Ned Miller
494 As Tears Go By Marianne Faithful
495 Back Home Again John Denver
496 Norman Sue Thompson
497 Such A Night Elvis Presley
498 Put Your Head On My Shoulder Paul Anka
499 Little Darlin' Diamonds
500 In The Mood Glenn Miller

 

Major Prize Details

 

A fabulous trip to Brunei, flying Royal Brunei Airlines and staying for three nights at the prestigious “The Empire Hotel And Country Club”. The holiday includes a full buffet breakfast each day, return transfers and Brunei city tour.

 

WINNER:

Joedy Murray Essendon North

 

Hamper Prize Winners & Details

 

A magnificent gift basket from HOYTS FOOD and HAMPER WORLD valued at $200.
HAMPER WORLD – making a celebration of every occasion.

 

WINNERS:

Wendy Shipston Glenroy
Paula Fitzgerald West Footscray
Barbara Neuwert Sunbury
Sandie Horton Narre Warren
Christine Rickard Ringwood
Pauline Dyke Broadmeadows
Adeline Wong  Brunswick
Jan Bennetts Greensborough
Bruno Marino Dandenong
Rob Somerville Malvern East
Olga Stesel Bentleigh East
Sharon Gilson Melton South
Jenny Evans Knoxfield
Chris Raisin Blackburn
Ann Ireland Donvale
Lynn Carroll Gladstone Park
Michelle Wilson Hampton Park
Jan Mooney Bacchus Marsh
Maryann Penza Caroline Springs
Marlene Mason    Hurstbridge