Queen or not Queen, that's the question

In December I always get a musical orgasm, in December I have the radio on much more than usual, in December I sing along much more often. That's because all Flemish national radio stations broadcast a top xxx . That's maybe not very original if they all do it, but I forgive them with pleasure.


Q-music kicked it off with their top 1000 in the first week of December. The Radio Donna took over and started their week marathon top 2000. Their top was for the first time in the 2nd week of December rather than in the holiday week from Boxing Day to New Year's Eve. That was very very strange. For 16 years they had a top xxx on the 31st of Dec with number 1 at 7 o'clock when I come out of the bathroom with make-up ready to party towards the new year. The last 7 years that was a top 2000 but still with its ending just before the New Year. So I am very disoriented right now, my entire biorhythm is broken as I just heard the number one of their top 2000....Does that mean I have to get ready for some fireworks in a couple of hours? Where's the party? Damn, I am not ready ;)


Q-music has already 3 years Bryan Adams "Summer of 69" on number one, but on Donna that spot has been taken since ages by Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody". Since a couple of years there is campaigning going on to kick Queen off that spot (launched by Donna itself, probably 'cause they fear the predictability of their top, I assume). Queen or not Queen, that was the question.....and the answer is Bryan Adams. The >104000 voters have decided that Bryan Adam's "Summer of 69" is the best song ever. At least something we can agree upon in this country :p


So this is what the Flemish public (of large commercial radio stations) consider the best songs ever:


Q-music:
1 BRYAN ADAMS -SUMMER OF '69
2 GUNS N' ROSES - NOVEMBER RAIN
3 QUEEN -BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
4 GORKI - MIA
5 ROBBIE WILLIAMS - ANGELS
6 METALLICA - NOTHING ELSE MATTERS
7 CLOUSEAU -AFSCHEID VAN EEN VRIEND
8 U2 - ONE
9 AC/D- THUNDERSTRUCK
10 DEEP PURPLE - CHILD IN TIME
11 MEAT LOAF - PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT
12 NIRVANA - SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
13 ANOUK - NOBODY'S WIFE
14 MARCO BORSATO - ROOD
15 METALLICA - ONE
16 AEROSMITH - I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING
17 U2 - WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
18 BON JOVI - ALWAYS
19 GOLDEN EARRING - WHEN THE LADY SMILES
20 P!NK - DEAR MR. PRESIDENT


Donna:

1. Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
2. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
3. Gorki - Mia
4. Metallica -Nothing else matters
5. U2 - With or without you
6. Deep Purple - Child in time
7. Clouseau - Afscheid van een vriend
8. Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit
9. Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
10. Meat Loaf - Paradise by the dashboard light
11. Guns'n Roses - November Rain
12. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
13. Stan Van Samang - Scars
14. Robbie Williams - Angels
15. Aerosmith - I don't want to miss a thing
16. Mika - Relax, take it easy
17. Bryan Adams - Everything I do, I do it for you
18. Coldplay - Clocks
19. Clouseau - Domino
20. Dire Straits - Sultans of Swings

So what to do next? December is not over yet! Next Wednesday Studio Brussel start for the 2nd time their fundraiser campaign "Music for life". In collaboration with 3FM in the Netherlands where this action exists already much longer, 3 popular DJ's will enlock themselves in a glass house here in front of the train station in Leuven. During one week they will not eat (they do drink fruit juices) and they play song requests that people pay for. Last year the action was a huge success with long line-ups in front of the house 24/7, ...It became a fantastic hype covered all over in the media. The music that was played was fantastic, so I am really looking forward to it. This action goes on until Christmas Eve.

Before the end of the year they also broadcast their "timeless top 100".
And Radio 1 broadcasts their top 100 of Belgian music on Dec 29th.


Aaah Aaaaah Aaaah, it is a musical orgasm isn't it?
Who would you vote on number one in such lists?

Comments

Jenn in Holland said…
Does that mean the song competition is also coming up again soon?
Wholly Burble said…
Wow--don't OD on all that music--sounds like a wowser of a time.

If I had to vote, it would be Summer of '69--glad I don't have to vote though.