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The ITV Record of the Year
December 10th 2005
Vernon Kay presented ITV's "The Record of the Year 2005" Final.
The top selling 30 tracks of 2005 fight it out for the coveted title of The Record of The Year 2005. The last 10 were judged by you the veiwers live on TV on December 10th

~ Results ~
1) You raise me up -
Westlife
2) All about you - McFly
3) My Humps - Black Eyed Peas
4) You're Beautiful - James Blunt
5) Bad Day - Daniel Powter

also in the shortlisted top 10 were
Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz
What you waiting for -
Gwen Stefani
Since u been gone -
Kelly Clarkson
If there's any justice -
Lemar
Nine million bicycles -
Katie Melua
Westlife have now won this award 4 times since it started in 1998 . Whatever you think of this talented vocal group having so many hits with mainly covers of proven tracks of the past, this band have now taken 4th position as the best selling artists in the UK , behind Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Sir Cliff Richard.
Previous Winners of THE ITV RECORD OF THE YEAR
2004 winner
Thunderbirds by Busted (92 points)
McFly's Five Colours Of Her Hair (91)
Anastasia's Left Outside Alone (90)
Will Young's Leave Right Now (88)
Katie Melua's Closest Thing To Crazy (79)
Also in the Top 10: Maroon 5's This Love, Brian McFadden's Real To Me, Girls Aloud's Love Machine, Natasha Bedingfield's These Words, Scissor Sisters' Laura
2003 winner Mandy by Westlife (136 points)

2 - Year 3000 by Busted (134)
3 - If Your Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield (132)
4 - Where Is The Love? by Black Eyed Peas (103)
5 - Sweet Dreams (My LA Ex) by Rachel Stevens (95)
Also in the Top 10: Be Faithful by Fatman Scoop, Bring Me To Life by Evanescence, Make Luv by Room 5/Oliver Cheatham, Crazy In Love by Beyoncé, White Flag by Dido
2002 winner Unchained Melody by Gareth Gates (134 points)
2 - If Tomorrow Never Comes by Ronan Keating (132)
2 - Evergreen by Will Young (132)
4 - Colourblind by Darius (111)
5 - The Tide Is High by Atomic Kitten (91)
Also in the Top 10: Kiss Kiss by Holly Valance, Hero by Enrique Iglesias, Just A Little by Liberty X, A Little Less Conversation by Elvis Vs JXL, Whenever Wherever by Shakira
Previous winners
2001 Don't Stop Movin' by S Club Seven
2000 My Love by Westlife
1999 Flying Without Wings by Westlife
1998 No Matter What by Boyzone

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ABC TV's "OH BOY!"
Oh Boy! was televised live at The Empire Theatre, Hackney, where 200 excited, lively teenagers made up the audience each week. It was set up in direct competition to the BBC's '6.5 Special' teen show. The show had two trial broadcasts in the Midlands before going nationwide. Each week it had a variety of special guest stars from UK and overseas artists as well as its resident bands and soloists. The show was compered by Jimmy Henney and Tony Hall would take it in turns each week to compere the show.

'OH BOY!' THE FIRST SHOW
Saturday ~ September 13th 1958
Compered by Jimmy Henney

RESIDENT WEEKLY BAND & PERFORMERS:
Lord Rockingham's XI - performed two medleys plus a full performance of their current hit “Hoots Mon”.
Red Price - ?
The Dallas Boys - Buddy Holly's “Think It Over" & Gene Vincent's "Rocky Road Blues”,
Neville Taylor & The Cutters - Coaster's “Yakety Yak” and the Everly Brothers “Oh What a Feeling”,
Cherry Wainer - ?
The Vernons Girls - ?
THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL GUESTS:
Cliff Richard & The Drifters - Milton Allen's "Don’t Bug Me Baby” and his first ever-record release, “Move It!” which reached No1 in UK top ten..
John Barry 7 - ?
Marty Wilde
- Buddy Knox's “Somebody Touched Me” in addition to a medley with the Dallas Boys in which he sang Elvis' “Baby I Don’t Care” and Ricky Nelson's “Poor Little Fool.”
Ronnie Carroll
- "Seven Steps To Love”,
Note Cliff is backed by the DRIFTERS, after there first hit 'Move It' they changed their name to the SHADOWS because of the US vocal group 'The Drifters'

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'OH BOY!' THE FINAL SHOW
Compered by Jimmy Henney and Tony Hall
Saturday
May 30th 1959
1. TV Hop (Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Bill Forbes & Dickie Pride) +
Rip It Up (2 Vernons Girls) + Lonesome Traveller (4 of Lord Rockingham's XI + Cliff et al)
2. Rah Rah Rockingham (Lord Rockingham's XI)
3. Let’s Rock While the Rockin's Good (Cuddly Dudley)
4. Don’t Knock Upon My Door (Billy Fury)
5. Looby Doo (Cherry Wainer)
6. All American Boy (Marty Wilde)
7. Slippin ‘n’ Slidin’ (Dickie Pride)
8. When I Grow Too Old To Dream (Peter Elliott)
9. When the Saints Go Marching In (Complete cast for close of first half)
******COMMERCIAL BREAK******
10. I Had A Dream (Start of 2nd half with Vernons Girls & Dallas Boys)
11. Woman From Liberia (Bill Forbes)
12. Dirty Old Town (Mike Preston)
13. Turn Me Loose (Cliff Richard)
14. Good Cat (Neville Taylor & The Cutters)
15. Percy Green (Don Lang)
16. Three Cool Cats (Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde, Dickie Pride)
17. Early in the Morning (Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde)
What a show I remember it well!! . . Oh Boy! was one TV program I never missed (much to my parents disapproval) It was alive & live, exciting and vibrant, setting us teeny boppers up well for the oncoming of the 60's!!

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Results of 2 large survey's done in late 2004 for British TV
The programmes were showing the results of CHANNEL 4's
100 greatest Albums & 100 greatest Music Videos from your choices

ITV: Channel 4's
100 Greatest Albums

4 hour's of life changing music spanning 50 years -
from folk to rap, jazz to punk rock, R&B to glam rock.

8pm~12pm, April 17th 2005
1. RADIOHEAD - OK Computer - 1997
Recorded as the band holed-up in a haunted house, the sleeve artist sat in on recordings and drew images of the sessions to illustrate. The biggest hit from this album was Karma Police.
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree - 1987
With this album U2 sought to paint vivid sound pictures of North America. Dedicated to the memory of their roadie Greg Carroll, a Maori who died in a motorbike accident while the album was being made. Hits include Where The Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For and With Or Without You.
3. NIRVANA - Nevermind - 1991
The American grunge explosion. The cover (the baby in the water) has become iconic. Includes Smells Like Teen Spirit and Come As You Are.
4. MICHAEL JACKSON - Thriller - 1982
Still the biggest-selling album in the world, this contains the classics Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean, Human Nature: the list of hits just goes on and on.
5. PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon - 1973
It's estimated that one in every 14 people in the USA under the age of 50 owns a copy of this album. One in four homes in the UK has a copy. The image that adorns the cover is a prism refracting light.
6. OASIS - Definitely Maybe - 1994
With the swaggering chords of the opening Rock 'n' Roll Star, Oasis announced that big, brash Brit Rock was here to stay at least for a few years. This was the fastest selling debut in British history.
7. THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1967
One of the most influential albums of all time. The Beatles finally decided to stop playing live and devote themselves to the studio. Famous songs from the album include When I'm 64, With a Little Help From My Friends and A Day in the Life.
8. MADONNA - Like a Prayer - 1989
Madonna's change in hair colour marked a change in tone to her songwriting. Madonna autobiographically expresses herself through songs about her father, her religion and her Catholic upbringing.
9. GUNS N' ROSES - Appetite For Destruction - 1987
This album perfectly embodies the self-destructive mania of their lives at that time. Written when the band all lived together in a one-room apartment they called 'Hellhouse'. Hits include Welcome to the Jungle and Sweet Child O' Mine.
10. THE BEATLES - Revolver - 1966
This was the moment The Beatles finally shook off their mop top image. No longer content with love songs it testifies to their interest in world music, drugs and politics. It also captures the feelgood vibe of 1966 - the year England won the World Cup.
11. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People - 1992
The one with the metal star on the front. The biggest hits from the album were Man in the Moon (homage to alternative comedian Andy Kaufman) and Everybody Hurts.
12. THE BEATLES - The White Album - 1968
The album had no title (it was just called 'The Beatles') but it soon became dubbed 'The White Album' for obvious reasons. Contains classic songs like Back in the USSR and Ob la di, Ob la da, and also Revolution 9 - an avant-garde sound collage. Eric Clapton played lead guitar on While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
13. QUEEN - A Night at the Opera - 1975
Queen's epic was the fifth most expensive album of all time. Six studios were used to record the album which contained hits You're My Best Friend and Bohemian Rhapsody.
14. COLDPLAY - Parachutes - 2000
Coldplay's debut record took Chris Martin from gawky singer to rubbing shoulders with the Hollywood A-List. The globe on the cover cost £9.99 from WH Smith.
15. OASIS - (What's the Story) Morning Glory - 1995
The album that turned Oasis into megastars. Featuring Wonderwall, Don't Look Back in Anger, Roll With It and Some Might Say.
16. ALANIS MORISSETTE - Jagged Little Pill - 1995
Morissette's transformation from teenybopper to angst queen made this one of the biggest-selling albums by a female solo artist. Notable too for the vicious attack on her ex-boyfriend in You Oughta Know.
17. LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV - 1971
The cover bears no title, there are no band photos - the music speaks for itself. Bearing the classics Stairway to Heaven, and Rock and Roll, this is possibly Led Zeppelin's best effort, and having sold over 22 million copies since, the record buying public seem to agree.
18. THE VERVE - Urban Hymns - 1997
The band were on the verge of splitting up but still produced one of the defining albums of the 1990s. Tracks include Bittersweet Symphony, The Drugs Don't Work and Lucky Man.
19. JIMI HENDRIX - Are you Experienced? - 1967
Jimi's girlfriend Kathy Etchingham is said to have inspired several of the songs on this recording. Hendrix had to hastily write in between gigs - resulting with the hugely influential Foxy Lady, Hey Joe and Purple Haze.
20. THE SMITHS - The Queen Is Dead - 1986
Morrissey's lyrics deal with his own fame, art and his media persona as well as his bitterness towards the music business. Notable tracks include Bigmouth Strikes Again, Frankly Mr Shankly and The Boy With the Thorn in His Side. French Actor Alain Delon's head is on the cover.
21. JOHN LENNON - Imagine - 1971
Recorded at home in Lennon's estate in Berkshire, visitors to the house during the recording of the album included Jack Nicholson, Andy Warhol and Miles Davies. Imagine contains an alleged bitter attack on Paul McCartney called How Do You Sleep, along with the hits Imagine and Jealous Guy.
22. RADIOHEAD - The Bends - 1995
This is one of the most diverse and complete albums in recent history. Its mix of ballads, rock, and pop includes 11 new songs along with "My Iron Lung." The first release off "The Bends" was "Fake Plastic Trees," an elegant melody that features an acoustic strum and Yorke's beautifully written and sung lyrics.
23. BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS - Exodus - 1977
Marley survived an assassination attempt in Jamaica and fled to London to record this album. It made him a global superstar and brought 'third world' music to the world at large.
24. THE STONE ROSES - The Stone Roses - 1989
Cited as one of the greatest debuts of all time. There was Jackson Pollockesque art on the front and hits like She Bangs The Drums and Fools Gold inside. Sadly, it took them seven years to release a follow up.
25. SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - Bridge Over Troubled Water - 1970
Their biggest and final album before the duo parted ways. The album won three Grammy Awards, and its title track is a contender for the most beautiful pop song of all time.
26. BJORK - Debut - 1993
Bjork's debut, inspiringly titled - Debut, was her first after leaving The Sugarcubes. Produced by Nellee Hooper, Debut established Bjork's audience outside of Iceland and won her a cult following worldwide.
27. THE DOORS - The Doors - 1967
The Doors debut album defined acid rock. Jim Morrison and his entourage provided us with the hits Light My Fire and the outsized album finale The End.
28. ABBA - Arrival - 1976
ABBA arrive by helicopter on this album cover and see their career reach new heights with hits like Dancing Queen, Knowing Me, Knowing You and Money, Money, Money.
29. MICHAEL JACKSON - Off the Wall
- 1979
A veteran artist at the age of just 20, this was his first adult solo album. On the cover his drainpipe trousered and white socked legs recline against a wall. The album produced global hits including Don't Stop til you Get Enough, Rock With You and Off the Wall.
30. DURAN DURAN - Rio - 1982
Their second album broke Birmingham's fab five in America and cemented their place as Princess Diana's favourite band. The album scored three UK top twenty hits with Hungry Like the Wolf, Save A Prayer, and Rio.
31.SEX PISTOLS - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols - 1977
The band became outcasts and public enemies after this album was released - gig venues banned them, MI5 followed them, MPs denounced them but the public still bought this album in droves. Its biggest hit was their punk anthem, God Save the Queen.
32. DAVID BOWIE - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust - 1972
The creation of Ziggy Stardust was inspired by Malcolm McDowell's character in A Clockwork Orange. Heddon Street in Covent Garden, where the sleeve photo was shot, became a Mecca for Bowie fans.
33. THE BEACH BOYS - Pet Sounds - 1966
Inspired by The Beatles' Rubber Soul, head Beach Boy Brian Wilson turned his back on summery hit singles and created a masterpiece with depth and real sophistication.
34. JOY DIVISION - Closer - 1980
Seen by some as an Ian Curtis' suicide note, Curtis hanged himself before the release of Joy Division's finest album which chronicles the inner demons of Curtis' guilt of his affair and his struggle with epilepsy.
35. THE ROLLING STONES - Let It Bleed - 1969
Brian Jones left the group and died during the recording of this album. Stand out tracks include Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always Get What You Want. The cake on the album cover was baked by Delia Smith.
36. BLUR - Parklife - 1994
This album, along with Oasis' Definitely Maybe, launched the Britpop revolution in music in the UK and elsewhere. This is the epitome of 1990s lad culture.
37. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Born to Run - 1975
Springsteen's make-or-break album shows the kid from Asbury Park as the all-American hero - a poster boy for the working class layabout done good.
38. BILLIE HOLIDAY - Lady Sings the Blues - 1954
Billie Holiday's last great recording including all of her signature songs. The album contains Strange Fruit (perhaps the first protest song), God Bless the Child, and Ain't Misbehavin'.
39. THE WHITE STRIPES - Elephant - 2003
Recorded on old instruments and using old technology to capture an original rock 'n' roll sound. Ex-husband and wife duo Jack and Meg White created hits including Seven Nation Army and The Hardest Button to Button.
40. BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid - 1970
Originally titled War Pigs, the record company changed Black Sabbath's second album title to Paranoid because of sensitivity about the Vietnam War. The cover image of a soldier brandishing a sword and shield then no longer made sense, but Paranoid topped the British music charts regardless.
41. THE SPECIALS - Specials - 1979
Produced by Elvis Costello, the album gave the world its first extended look at Two Tone. With Jerry Dammers' inspired writing, and Terry Hall as the laid back front man The Specials combined the Rhythm of Ska with the speed of Punk to high critical acclaim. Includes Message To You Rudy and Too Much Too Young.
42. THE ROLLING STONES - Exile on Main Street - 1972
Recorded in the south of France where the Stones exiled to avoid paying taxes. Visitors to the cottage included John and Yoko. Hits from the album include Tumbling Dice and Rocks Off.
43. FRANK SINATRA - Songs for Swingin' Lovers! - 1956
Sinatra shrugged off the rise of rock and roll and some guy called Elvis and stuck to what he did best, a swingin' dance album. Featured what is considered by many his finest song, Cole Porter's I've Got You Under My Skin.
44. THE CLASH - London Calling - 1979
The iconic sleeve photograph was taken by Joe Strummer's then girlfriend Pennie Smith, who was an NME photographer. It shows Paul Simonon smashing his bass at a gig. Biggest hit was title track London Calling.
45. THE PRODIGY - The Fat of the Land - 1997
Prodigy mixed punk and dance beats on this album which benefited from a tabloid frenzy. Their singles Firestarter and Smack My Bitch Up were hugely controversial and big sellers.
46. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - The Velvet Underground and Nico - 1967
The dark side of the 1960s: New York paranoia fuelled by speed and heroin. The Velvet Underground were Andy Warhol's prot*s and it was Warhol who created the famous banana sleeve, which was originally peelable.
47. DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms - 1985
The first CD to sell a million copies. Biggest hit on the album was Money For Nothing, co-written by Mark Knopfler and his Geordie mate Sting, who sings the line "I want my MTV".

48. PIXIES - Doolittle - 1989
The band that inspired Nirvana and a wave of other American guitar bands. They split before the big American invasion of the global music scene in the early 1990s. Features their hit single Monkey Gone to Heaven.
49. ARETHA FRANKLIN - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You - 1967
Rolling Stone Magazine called it the "best Soul album ever recorded". The smash hit Respect crossed all cultural, racial, gender and age barriers, urging you to be confident with your self-assertion.
50. THE LIBERTINES - The Libertines - 2004
The Libertines' second album, produced by punk icon Mick Jones (formerly of The Clash). The front cover shows band members Pete Doherty and Carl Barat displaying their 'Libertine' tattoos on the night Pete was released from prison. Hits: Can't Stand Me Now and What Became Of The Likely Lads.
51. HAPPY MONDAYS - Pills 'N' Thrills and Bellyaches - 1990
Brothers Shaun and Paul Ryder formed the Happy Mondays and became the centre of the Madchester scene of the late 1980s. The album features X-Factor star Rowetta on backing vocals and hit singles Kinky Afro and Step On.

52. PATTI SMITH - Horses - 1975
Patti influenced generations of strong front-women by refusing to use her sexuality to sell records. The photograph on the cover (neither glamorous nor flattering) was taken by her boyfriend at the time, Robert Mapplethorpe. Includes the nine-minute epic, Birdland.

53. THE WHO - Tommy - 1969
The first and arguably best attempt at a real rock opera. It charts the story of a deaf, dumb and blind boy from outcast to prophet and includes the hit Pinball Wizard.

54. LOU REED - Transformer - 1972
Produced by David Bowie, this album pays homage to the characters who hung out in Warhol's New York when CBGB was at its coolest. The photo of Reed on the sleeve remains the iconic image of the man who paved the way for glam punk to follow.

55. BOB DYLAN - Blood on the Tracks - 1975
One of the best "break up" albums of all time, Blood on the Tracks is inspired by the gradual collapse of Dylan's marriage to Sara Lownds. The writing is extremely strong, the lyrics intensely personal.
56. PRINCE - Sign 'o' the Times - 1987
This double album was Prince at his peak. He was one of the first big stars to sing about AIDS. Sheena Easton makes a guest appearance too, duetting with Prince on the raunchy You've Got the Look.

57. DIDO - No Angel - 1999
The success of this debut album was spurred on by Dido's appearance on Eminem's track Stan, but the sampled track used, Thank You, made Dido a star in her own right. No Angel was the UK's best selling album of 2001.

58. AIR - Moon Safari - 1998
Air's innovative style of retro-futuristic electro-pop is displayed perfectly in this release from the French duo. Moon Safari rocketed to the top of the UK charts and went on to take the US by storm, thanks to the success of its single, Sexy Boy.

59. ELTON JOHN - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 1973
The album where Elton started to come out of himself, both as a performer and as a person. He was becoming increasingly flamboyant, camp and extrovert, though not yet openly gay. John & Taupin's finest hour.

60. THE JAM - All Mod Cons - 1978
All Mod Cons mixes punk anger with 1960s guitars and was The Jam's largest commercial success. It also marked a turning point in The Jam's career, as their sound became more pop-orientated. Includes David Watts and Down in the Tube Station at Midnight.

61. JEFF BUCKLEY - Grace - 1994
The only completed studio album from the singer with the four-octave voice before his tragic and untimely death aged just 30.

62. FLEETWOOD MAC - Rumours - 1977
The band were all in disintegrating relationships with each other as the album was being made. As they fell apart emotionally, they created their masterpiece. Hits include Go Your Own Way and Don't Stop.

63. MOBY - Play - 1999
The story of how long-lost library tapes of black American slaves singing the blues came to be the soundtrack of white, corporate America in the 21st century. Every single track from Play has been used in a different TV commercial. Features Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad.

64. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Blood Sugar Sex Magik - 1991
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' platinum selling fifth album. Hits included Give It Away and the group's first top ten single, Under the Bridge. The album also includes My Lovely Man, an elegy for Hillel Slovak, a former band member who died of a heroin overdose in 1988.
65. THE POLICE - Synchronicity - 1983
Their last full-length studio recording. It was their biggest album and with this The Police conquered the globe. The singles included Every Breath You Take, King of Pain, and Wrapped Around Your Finger.

66. JONI MITCHELL - Blue - 1971
The cover depicts the famous haunting image of Joni Mitchell's shadowed face in blue. Partly inspired by giving up her baby for adoption, this album covers love, loss and heartbreak. With contributions from Stephen Stills and James Taylor, this is Joni Mitchell at her most honest and raw.

67. CURTIS MAYFIELD - Superfly 1972
The soundtrack to the Shaft-style Blaxploitation film, Superfly. Mayfield turned the record into an anti-drugs concept, focusing on the dark side of drugs - the violence and destruction of the black community.

68. ELVIS PRESLEY - The Sun Sessions - 1976
This is a compilation of Elvis recordings done at Sam Phillips' Sun Studios - arguably the moment rock and roll began. Phillips signed Presley after hearing a song that Elvis had recorded for his mother on her birthday, That's All Right (Mama).

69. OUTKAST - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - 2003)
Epic double album blending funk, rap, blues, dance and hip-hop to create a new sound. Hey Ya was THE song to get people off their seat in 2003/4.

70. PULP - Different Class - 1995
Jarvis Cocker paints working class Britain in all its vivid glory. The album sleeve originally came as a series of postcards so you could choose your own. Features Common People and Disco 2000.

71. KRAFTWERK - Trans-Europe Express - 1977
Arguably the Godfathers of Electronica, Kraftwerk searched for a sound that would be considered uniquely German by looking to the industrial world around them for inspiration. Their robotic sound was an influence on many new wave synth acts to come.

72. MASSIVE ATTACK - Blue Lines 1991
Key figures in the Bristol 'trip-hop' scene, Massive Attack took influences from hip-hop, jazz, reggae and blues. The classic single was Unfinished Symphony with Shara Nelson.

73. BECK - Odelay - 1996
Beck doesn't write songs prior to studio recording, rather the studio is used as an ongoing tool for creating the album, blending folk/hip-hop/blues/rock. Music for the Slacker's Generation.
74. STEVIE WONDER - Songs in the Key of Life - 1976
Stevie Wonder had been a star since the early Sixties but this double album was the first he released following a new $13 million contract with Motown. It went straight to number one in the US and stayed there for 15 weeks. It also took two years to record and includes Isn't She Lovely.
75. KATE BUSH - Hounds of Love - 1985
Produced entirely by herself at her own home studio, the album produced hits such as Running Up That Hill and Cloudbusting, the video for which starred Donald Sutherland.

76. TALKING HEADS - Fear of Music - 1979
Talking Heads married punk rock sensibilities with poppy sounds, clipped funk, art school intellectualism, and latterly world music, as perfectly demonstrated here on their third album. David Byrne was one of the most distinctive front men of that period.
77. EMINEM - The Marshall Mathers LP 2000
Perhaps the most controversial album ever made. Marshall ditched his Slim Shady persona to reveal his true self. The album threw up a storm of protest for its alleged homophobia and references to violence and drugs.

78. MARVIN GAYE - What's Going On - 1971
Inspired by his brother returning from Vietnam, this album is a document of America and the civil rights riots at that time. Marvin Gaye stopped being the smart-suited Motown pin-up and became a cool, edgy artist, incurring the wrath of Motown supremo Berry Gordy on the way.

79. GEORGE MICHAEL - Faith - 1987
George Michael was seen as more than just a Father Figure upon the release of his first solo album since Wham! With his new image of leather jacket and designer stubble, George had hits with I Want Your Sex and the title track, Faith.

80. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - The Original Movie Soundtrack - 1977
At the time not only was it the biggest selling movie soundtrack in history, it was the biggest selling album in history. The huge hits on the album were all by the Bee Gees (Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever and Jive Talkin) but the album also featured KC and the Sunshine Band and Kool and the Gang.
81. PRIMAL SCREAM - Screamadelica - 1991
The album captured the acid house era, as indie kids started getting into dance music for the first time. Hits include Loaded, Movin' On Up, and Come Together.

82. JOHN COLTRANE - A Love Supreme - 1964
After battling back from severe heroin addiction and the brink of death, Coltrane created this spiritual jazz masterpiece as his thanks to God. The album is widely regarded as the one which defined free jazz.

83. LOVE - Forever Changes - 1967
When writing the album, Arthur Lee thought he was going to die. This album deals with the dark side of the LA hippy scene in the late 1960s, with Lee himself ending up living through the drug crazed troubles he once saw from afar.

84. PAUL SIMON - Graceland - 1986
Simon fought to use indigenous artists on the album yet became embroiled in fierce controversy for having broken the international cultural boycott of South Africa.

85. NICK DRAKE - Five Leaves Left - 1969
He committed suicide five years after its release, aged just 26, depressed because of a lack of success. His music may have received little recognition during his lifetime but is now considered hugely influential.

86. MEAT LOAF - Bat Out of Hell - 1977
A big man, a big voice and one of the biggest albums of his generation. Bat out of Hell still sells about 200,000 copies per year and has sold an estimated 34 million copies worldwide, 16 million in the US alone.

87. DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Dusty in Memphis - 1969
Dusty may have been the UK's number one diva in the early 1960s but by 1969 'girl singers' were regarded as little more than fluff. This was a comeback album and was critically acclaimed but commercially it flopped. The single, Son of A Preacher Man was a hit though, recently revived by its appearance in cult flick Pulp Fiction.

88. DE LA SOUL - 3 Feet High and Rising - 1989
With its anti-gangster rap and D.A.I.S.Y. age philosophy, 3 Feet High and Rising showed that hip-hop could be funny and not all guns and 'hoods. The legal case following this album changed copyright law and the face of sampled hip-hop forever.

89. THE STROKES - Is this It - 2001
Their distinctive sound - 'a layer of filth' - featured Julian Casablancas' distorted vocals. The cover of this album features a leather-clad hand touching what appears to be a female thigh. Last Night put them at the forefront of the fashionably cool bands that have recently emerged from NYC.
90. MADNESS - One Step Beyond... - 1979
The Nutty Boys begin their journey of a thousand miles with a single step. The cover has them doing their crazy two-tone dance and the hits include One Step Beyond, My Girl and Night Boat to Cairo.

91. ROBBIE WILLIAMS - I've Been Expecting You - 1998
The album cover features Robbie as James Bond - a theme echoed in Millennium which samples John Barry's You Only Live Twice. It also includes No Regrets - Robbie's look back at his departure from Take That.
92. NEIL YOUNG - After the Gold Rush - 1970
The Godfather of Grunge. The album contains some of his best work, covering subjects from the environmental concerns of the title track to redneck racism on Southern Man (supposedly inspired by an incident while on tour in Alabama). Also includes Only Love Can Break Your Heart.
93. PUBLIC ENEMY - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - 1988
The manifesto that launched Public Enemy as the 'Black CNN.' The cover had a picture of Chuck D and Flavor Flav behind bars and the album included the hit single Don't Believe the Hype.

94. BLONDIE - Parallel Lines - 1978
This album brought Blondie into the mainstream. The black and white striped cover was almost as famous as the hit singles from the album including Heart of Glass, Sunday Girl and Hanging on the Telephone.
95. THE EAGLES - Hotel California - 1976
Where is the real Hotel California? Hotel California is in fact not a real hotel at all, but a metaphor for the crazy, hedonistic, materialistic rock and roll lifestyle of California. The album reveals Don Henley's sickness and craziness after years of life in the fast lane.
96. JAMES BROWN - Sex Machine - 1963
This live album is maybe not as live as it seems. Recorded half-live and half in the studio, the tracks were doctored with audience applause. Still regarded by many as his best, the Godfather of Soul gives it up and turns it loose.

97. THE STREETS - A Grand Don't Come for Free - 2004
A concept album that tackles the real minutiae of life in the 21st century, like taking a DVD back and copping off in Ibiza. Mike Skinner became the poet laureate of the garage scene in Britain with hits like Dry Your Eyes.
98. DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels - 1980
Featuring the UK number one hit single Geno, Kevin Rowland and his band made little black knitted hats, dungarees and donkey jackets chic.

99. ROD STEWART - Every Picture Tells a Story - 1971
Rod Stewart made history with this album, becoming the first artist to simultaneously have an album and a single at number one in both the US and the UK, all at the same time. Ironically, Rod's classic Maggie May nearly didn't make it on to the album in the first place.

100. THE HUMAN LEAGUE - Dare! - 1981
An avant-garde pop masterpiece featuring the two new female recruits Phil Oakey discovered in a Sheffield nightclub. After its breakthrough single, Don't You Want Me, more hits followed with Love Action and Open Your Heart.

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ITV: Channel 4's
100 Greatest Music Videos

Another 4 hour show of life changing music spanning 50 years (of your choice)
February 2005

1.. Michael Jackson: Thriller

2.. Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer

3.. A-ha: Take on Me

4.. Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

5.. Madonna: Like a Prayer

6.. Robbie Williams: Rock DJ

7.. Michael Jackson: Billie Jean

8.. The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

9.. Madonna: Vogue

10.. Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit

11.. Coldplay: The Scientist

12.. Michael & Janet Jackson: Scream

13.. Pink Floyd: Another Brick in the Wall

14.. Christina Aguilera: Dirrty

15.. REM: Everybody Hurts

16.. OutKast: Hey Ya

17.. Blur: Coffee & TV

18.. Beyonce: Crazy in Love

19.. Madonna: Material Girl

20.. Gorillaz: Clint Eastwood

21.. Queen: I Want to Break Free

22.. Justin Timberlake: Cry Me a River

23.. Britney Spears: ...Baby One More Time

24.. Radiohead: No Surprises

25.. Madness: Baggy Trousers

26.. TLC: Waterfalls

27.. David Bowie: Ashes to Ashes

28.. Foo Fighters: Learn to Fly

29.. Electric Six: Gay Bar

30.. Weezer: Buddy Holly

31.. Eminem: Stan

32.. Chris Isaak: Wicked Game

33.. U2: The Sweetest Thing

34.. The White Stripes: Fell in Love with a Girl

35.. Sinead O'Connor: Nothing Compares 2U

36.. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Give It Away

37.. Guns N Roses: November Rain

38.. Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice

39.. Pulp: Common People

40.. Missy Elliot: Get Ur Freak On

41.. The Spice Girls: Wannabe

42.. Bjork: It's Oh So Quiet

43.. Dire Straits: Money for Nothing

44.. Kylie Minogue: Can't Get You Out of My Head

45.. Aerosmith: Crazy

46.. Adam & the Ants: Prince Charming

47.. The Prodigy: Firestarter

48.. Johnny Cash: Hurt

49.. Jamiroquai: Virtual Insanity

50.. Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al

51.. Run DMC & Aerosmith: Walk This Way

52.. Massive Attack: Teardrop

53.. Wham: Club Tropicana

54.. Daft Punk: Around the World

55.. Fatboy Slim: Praise You

56.. Eminem: Without Me

57.. Meatloaf: I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)

58.. The Cure: Close to Me

59.. Abba: Knowing Me, Knowing You

60.. Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams

61.. The Prodigy: Smack My Bitch Up

62.. Blur: Parklife

63.. George Michael: Outside

64.. Bjork: Human Behaviour

65.. Aphex Twin: Windowlicker

66.. Bob Dylan: Subterranean Homesick Blues

67.. The Beastie Boys: Sabotage

68.. Madonna: Ray of Light

69.. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes

70.. The Police: Every Breath You Take

71.. Bjork: All Is Full of Love

72.. Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love

73.. Basement Jaxx: Where's Your Head At?

74.. Wu-Tang Clan: Gravel Pit

75.. Duran Duran: Rio

76.. The Beatles: Strawberry Fields

77.. MC Hammer: U Can't Touch This

78.. Godley and Creme: Cry

79.. New Order: True Faith

80.. Radiohead: Just

81.. Ultravox: Vienna

82.. 50 Cent: In Da Club

83.. Shakespear's Sister: Stay

84.. The Boomtown Rats: I Don't Like Mondays

85.. Sid Vicious: My Way

86.. The Streets: Fit But You Know It

87.. Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime

88.. Elton John: I Want Love

89.. Smashing Pumpkins: Tonight Tonight

90.. The Pet Shop Boys: Go West

91.. The Specials: Ghost Town

92.. Herbie Hancock: Rockit

93.. The Rolling Stones: We Love You

94.. Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart

95.. The Cardigans: My Favourite Game

96.. So Solid Crew: 21 Seconds

97.. Cornershop: Brimful of Asha

98.. Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy

99.. Supergrass: Pumping on Your Stereo

100.. Musical Youth: Pass the Dutchie

Brilliant Programmes ~ Well done ITV's Channel 4
We wouldn't grumble if you repeat those 2 programmes!!