The Beatles' ground-breaking release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has been named the most popular British album of all time in a list compiled to mark National Album Day. First released in 1967, the classic record has been crowned the favourite album in UK chart history with 5.34 million combined sales. The seminal LP contains songs such as A Day In The Life and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, on what was an experimental album. Sgt Pepper tops a new chart compiled by the Official Charts Company that ranks albums not only by physical sales but also downloads and streams in the UK. Considered a form of concept album, the record revolves around a fictional Edwardian military band. Its place in the top spot confirms Sir Paul McCartney's title as the most successful album artist in UK chart history. The record came ahead of Adele's 21, which earned second place on the chart, to be counted down on BBC Radio 2's Pick Of The Pops. The album achieved 5.11 million sales. The 1995 Oasis … [Read more...] about UK’s favourite records of all time revealed
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Lifestyle / Entertainment / Music by Press Association 13/10/2018, 12:02 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Beatles’ ground-breaking release Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been named the most popular British album of all time. First released in 1967, the classic record has been crowned the favourite album in UK chart history with 5.34 million combined sales. The seminal LP contains songs such as Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, on what was an experimental album. Sgt Pepper has been crowned the nation’s favourite, and tops a chart ranking albums by physical sales, downloads and streams in the UK, compiled by the Official Charts Company. Considered a form of concept album, the record revolves around a fictional Edwardian military band. Its place in the top spot confirms Sir Paul McCartney’s title as the most successful album artist in UK chart … [Read more...] about Sgt Pepper crowned UK’s favourite album of all time
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?
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