Credit: Absolute Radio
Queen have hit the No. 1 spot in a new poll from Absolute Radio, which saw listeners choose the legendary band as their ultimate music icon from the last five decades.
A panel of experts led by Absolute Radio’s Head of Music and Mercury Prize judge James Curran chose a shortlist of bands which listeners then voted for online. The bands spanned the last fifty years, and the top 100 countdown took place on air yesterday (6 May).
Queen were No. 1, followed by David Bowie at No.2 and the Beatles at No. 3. The top five was rounded out by Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin at No. 4 and No. 5 respectively.
The top 10 included eight British bands, and two bands - Oasis and the Foo Fighters - were the most recent bands to make it in there.
James Curran said, "The poll was all about celebrating the iconic artists that feature on our playlists across our network of decade stations. Queen have yet again proved themselves as one of the UK’s most iconic bands by topping this poll of absolute music greats."