On Monday, 1 February, Nine Radio will start the countdown for the 500 greatest songs of all time on Magic 1278, 4BH 882, 2UE 954 and 6GT DAB+.
Hosted by Stevie Jacobs, the week-long celebration will be a feast of non-stop appointment listening for music lovers right across the country.
With listeners invited to vote for their favourite tracks, Nine said the music marathon will undoubtedly ignite fierce debate as to which classic tracks should make the final cut.
It will also come hot on the heels of triple j’s Hottest 100.
The countdown will feature a roll call of the world’s greatest artists, including The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, John Farnham, ABBA, The Beach Boys, Queen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, and divas such as Aretha Franklin.
Breakfast host Stevie Jacobs said: “What makes a great song? Is it the melody, chart position or the record sales? Or is it the energy, lyrics and passion?
“Nothing spurs a more heated discussion than the question of what are the best ever songs. We can’t wait to unveil this year’s countdown of the 500 greatest songs of all time, with our listeners ultimately determining the playlist.”
Rolling Stone magazine published its list of the 500 greatest songs of all time in 2004, with Bob Dylan taking out the top spot with his timeless rock classic, Like A Rolling Stone.
In 2003, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age published their list of the 100 best songs of all time and determined that (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding was worthy of top spot.
To have your say on the number one song for 2021, you can send Nine a message via the app of the Nine Radio music station in your city.
Nine’s music stations are available in digital quality via online, apps, smart speakers, and DAB+ as well as on 2UE 954AM in Sydney, Magic 1278AM in Melbourne, 4BH 882AM in Brisbane and 6GT DAB+ in Perth.
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