The Radio 2 Top 2000 2016 | Dutch edition – Top 3

The Radio 2 Top 2000

The yearly Radio 2 Top 2000 list is a famous music list that changes every year and adds some new songs but also keep some good old oldies. People can vote for a few weeks on 20 listed songs of the past couple of years and have also 15 totally free choices to give some input of what should be – in their opinion – on the list.

We could vote until a few days ago and today the complete Top 3 is known. And known by age group.

The complete list will be published at monday 19th december 2016. It is a genius list always in a way that it starts at december 25th, at 09:00 in the morning and ends at december 31st 23:59 or to say: exactly when the new year will start. You hear music all day and all night, with now and then some speeches from the radio commentators but they have a tight schedule so every song we can listen to every song.

Have you once voted for such a yearly music list?

The Top 3 of 2017
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  2. Hotel California – Eagles
  3. Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin

YouTube: Queen Official

Hotel California – Eagles, Live performance of 1977

YouTube: Margin Walker

Live performance, footage from the concert film “The Song Remains the Same”. Concert in the Madison Square Garden, New York City

Youtube: YeOldeRock

Divided by age group

<35 Years old:

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  2. Piano Man – Billy Joel
  3. Hotel California – Eagles

35 – 55 Years old:

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  2. Black – Pearl Jam
  3. Hotel California – Eagles

55+ Years Old:

  1. Hotel California – Eagles
  2. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
  3. Child in Time – Deep Purple

It is already for the 14th time that the Bohemian Rhapsody has won. Well I just turned 24 but last time Bohemian Rhapsody was first, was back in 2013. Even though lots of songs that will be listed in the Top2000 are from years or the decades before I was born, I still love some good old music. I am curious for the list that will be presented on the 19th and I am wondering how many times ABBA will be listed with a song. Probably at least ten times, or I expect so.

For which artist(s) are you curious if that artist will be listed or how many times? Or on which rank it will appear?

Greetings by Sophie



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