Revealed: The Best British Songs Of All Time

A certain band from Manchester did particularly well in a poll of 50,000 people

A new survey by Radio X has revealed 'Wonderwall' to be the best British song of all time with 3 other Oasis tracks also making the top 5. You will of course be familiar with the 1995 track if you've ever been to a house party where someone has an acoustic guitar.

The other singles to score highly were 'Don't Look Back In Anger', 'Champagne Supernova' and 'Live Forever', showing how loved the Manchester band's back catalogue still is.

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Northern artists  such as The Arctic Monkeys, The Verve, The Rolling Stones dominated the top 10  which The Beatles didn't even break (they don't appear until 13 with 'Hey Jude'). The only Southern representation came in the way of David Bowie tracks 'Heroes' and 'Life On Mars' which took spots 7 and 8.

 The inaugural chart polled 50,000 viewers, made of 60% of women, which included Radio X presenter Chris Moyles who tragically backed Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida'.

In typically muted celebration Noel Gallagher thanked fans for voting but added that the "The fact that there wasn't one single NGHFB [Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds] song in the top 20 makes me think the whole thing is a mockery of an unreliable sham!"

No word yet on how McCartney's taken the news.