Careless Whisper has been topped the primary tune of all time in a nationwide ballot.
The observe, written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, topped Easy Radio’s All Time Prime 500, an annual ballot of the nation’s favorite songs the place 75,000 votes have been solid.
And former Wham singer George was additionally named the preferred artist.
Launched in 1984, Careless Whisper reached the primary spot in 25 nations and has topped the ballot for the third yr in a row because it has discovered a brand new viewers via TikTok, that includes in additional than 210,000 clips.
Michael died on Christmas Day in 2016 on the age of 53.
Michael’s sister, Yioda Panayiotou, and Chris Organ, co-executor of the George Michael property, stated: “We’re as soon as once more stunned to listen to the superb information that, for the third yr operating, Careless Whisper has been voted primary in Easy’s All Time Prime 500, in 2021.
“To know that George’s music continues to be cherished by his followers and lovelies all around the world means all the pieces to us, as it could have achieved to George.”
Michael has 17 songs within the high 500, making him the preferred artist, with A Totally different Nook at 4; Don’t Let the Solar Go Down on Me, his duet with Sir Elton John, at quantity 15, Father Determine at 51 and Jesus To A Little one at 60.
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Sir Elton is the second hottest artist, with 16 entries within the chart.
Whitney Houston is the preferred feminine artist, with 13 songs, making her the third hottest artist total.
Her model of I Will All the time Love You is the highest-placed tune for the singer, at quantity 16.
Madonna, who took the title final yr, is in second place with eight entries, adopted by Adele, whose eagerly anticipated fourth album is predicted to be launched this yr.
Abba is the preferred band of all time with 12 entries, led by Dancing Queen at quantity 14. The Bee Gees are in second place, with ten entries.
Other than Careless Whisper and A Totally different Nook, the opposite songs within the high 5 have been Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and The Man in The Mirror and Billie Jean each by Michael Jackson.
Easy presenter Jenni Falconer stated: “Easy’s All Time Prime 500 offers us an perception into the nation’s favorite songs which have develop into the soundtracks to our lives over the previous 12 months.
“In what’s been an unprecedented yr, the recognition of these timeless and acquainted songs stays ever robust, as individuals flip to the music they know and love.
“Our listeners inform us that Easy continues to be a sanctuary and oasis amid the busy information agenda, so it’s testomony to the enduring energy of music from world artists corresponding to George Michael, Whitney Houston and Sir Elton John that they proceed to carry such an necessary place within the nation’s hearts.”
1. Careless Whisper – George Michael 2. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen 3. The Man in The Mirror – Michael Jackson 4. A Totally different Nook – George Michael 5. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson 6. Excellent – Ed Sheeran 7. Lodge California – Eagles 8. Think about – John Lennon 9. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel 10. Islands within the Stream – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
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