PUBLISHED: 17:23 06 September 2018 Sheena Grant Champion racehorse Desert Orchid and jockey Mark Dwyer on the gallops. Photo John GIles.PA. From Red Rum to Frankel, there’s no shortage of contenders when it comes to the title of greatest race horse of all time. Sheena Grant looks at the line-up... Frankel ridden by Tom Queally wins the JLT Lockinge Stakes Stakes in 2012. Picture: :David Davies/PA WireWho’s the greatest racehorse of all time?There’s no way of giving a definitive answer on something that can be measured in so many ways. For me, factors other than earnings and the number and type of races won have to come into it. What would racing be, after all, without the power of a story, a dash of romance and a dream come true, especially against the odds? As the flat winds down and the jumps season gets into full swing, we look at a few of the contenders for the crown.Flat race horsesEclipse (1764-1789)‘Eclipse first, the rest … [Read more...] about Who’s your favourite racehorse of all time?
Favourite songs of all time
Rocker ED Sheeran’s Perfect has been voted as the number one song of all time in a new radio poll, knocking last year’s chart-topper George Michael into second place. Almost 30,000 votes were cast by Smooth Radio listeners to choose the nation’s All Time Top 500 songs to put the singer-songwriter in pole position for the first time in the annual chart’s five-year history.Michael topped the list last year with Careless Whisper after booting Imagine by John Lennon from number one after three years. Sheeran’s Christmas number one hit Perfect has now been hailed as the nation’s favourite, with Careless Whisper in second place.Sheeran, 27, who is originally from Calderdale, said: “With Perfect, I wanted to write the best love song I could that was 100 per cent me, so I’m over the moon that it’s been voted the number one song in Smooth’s poll. “The fact that the listeners chose it makes it even more special and I’d like … [Read more...] about Rocker Ed Sheeran’s number one hailed as the Perfect hit of all time
“You scumbag you maggot ….”Now, if you didn’t finished the rest of that sentence in your head, are you even Irish?Although seasonal, Fairytale of New York is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most loved tunes, but would you vote it the greatest Irish song of all time?The listeners of Classic Hits 4FM seem to think so. PJ Gallagher and Jim McCabe asked their breakfast show listeners to vote for their favourite Irish song of all time this week. Despite the time of year, The Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York' was voted number one. Ah God PJ and Jim on @ClassicHits4FM are playing Fairytale of New York in its entirety in APRIL and (banger and all that it is) it feels blasphemous.— Emer Nic Dhiarmada (@EmieMack) April 13, 2018 fairytale of new york is on the radio. in the middle of april.— orla saw love, simon (x4) | 40 days!! 🎭💫 (@oIiverormson) April 13, 2018 Got proper confused when turned on @ClassicHits4FM to hear Fairytale of … [Read more...] about Fairytale of New York voted the greatest Irish song of all time
YOUTUBE is now the second biggest search engine on the internet, after Google, with some clips racking up BILLIONS of views. Here's a run-down of the ten most-popular YouTube videos of all time. Some may surprise you... What are the most popular videos on YouTube? 10) Bailando - Enrique Iglesias The first of two non-English videos to make the top 10, Enrique Iglesias Bailando may be a shock entry to anglophones but to Spanish speakers there will be no surprises here. The Latin mega track soared in the YouTube charts after being released in 2014 with 2.49 billion views. The video sees stunning dancer Ana Karla Suarez putting Enrique through his paces as well as various modern dancers and even some choreographed keepy-uppies with a football. Watch it here. 9) Shake It Off - Taylor Swift Tay Tay takes ninth place in our chart with her high-energy video Shake It Off. In 2014, when Taylor was dating <insert name of British celeb here> she released the single … [Read more...] about Most viewed YouTube videos – 10 most popular videos of all time, including Wiz Khalifa, Psy, Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee
Oasis song Live Forever has been voted the greatest British song by Radio X listeners. The band knocked Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody off the top spot in the radio station's Best of British Top 100 chart, which is now in its third year. The third single from their 1994 debut Definitely Maybe, the track was their first top 10 hit and remains a firm favourite in Liam Gallagher's live sets, including his One Love Manchester duet with Chris Martin. Don't Look Back in Anger, which was adopted as an anthem of defiance after the Manchester Arena attack last May, was close behind at number 3. Oasis were Radio X listeners' favourite band this year, dominating the Top 100 with 16 entries - three more than last year, and more than any other act. Speaking about their win, Noel Gallagher said: "I have always tried to aim higher than I think is possible. Some people try to be bigger or better than their contemporaries or their predecessors. Me? I’m just trying to be better than myself which as we … [Read more...] about The Oasis track named the greatest British song of all time