Coinciding with The Queen’s Jubilee, the Great British public have their say on greatest British album of last 60 years.
So, ahead of the Queen’s big hurrah this weekend a big poll thing was conducted to identify Britain’s favourite British album and film.
The results were somewhat surprising, with some of the usual suspects relegated down the list and obvious candidates missing out.
Responding to the news his band had topped the music poll with their 1982 album The Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson said to CMU: ‘We’re astonished and delighted.
‘Some of the most influential and classic albums from the past 60 years were in the running so it’s a testament to our incredibly loyal and ever-supportive fans who voted for us.
‘Iron Maiden is a proudly British band, so to win this category as voted for by the British public, in Jubilee year, is very special. Thank you to all our wonderful fans!‘
Here’s the top British album as voted for by some of you
1. Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast (9.18%)
2. Depeche Mode – Violator (6.30%)
3. The Beatles – Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (5.69%)
4. The Beatles – Abbey Road (5.67%)
5. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (5.23%)
6. The Beatles – Revolver (4.01%)
7. Queen – A Night At The Opera (3.98%)
8. Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (3.91%)
9. Adele – 21 (3.07%)
10. The Beatles – White Album (2.60%)
And here’s the film list:
1. Trainspotting (6.00%)
2. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (5.48%)
3. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two (4.79%)
4. Monty Python’s Life Of Brian (4.78%)
5. A Clockwork Orange (4.37%)
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (4.29%)
7. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (3.69%)
8. The Italian Job (3.11%)
9. Shaun Of The Dead (2.95%)
10. The Kings Speech (2.66%)
This poll thing was devised by music shop HMV.