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Radio On

Radio On

Once a year I put out a fanzine called RADIO ON, primarily a panel of 15-20 people reviewing current Top 40 singles. The first issue was in 1991, and I'm just about to put out #9 (there were two a year for the first couple of years). Phil Dellio Toronto, Canada

These were the final results of our historical poll, compiled from individual contributors' lists of 100 Favourite Singles. The results were published in Radio On #8 (1995).

The Greatest Singles Of All Time
These were the final totals, published in #8 (1995)

1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Nirvana
2. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover," Sophie B. Hawkins
3. "Anarchy in the U.K.," the Sex Pistols
4. "Complete Control," the Clash
5. "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield
6. "That's the Joint," Funky Four Plus One
7. "Mind Playing Tricks on Me," Geto Boys
8. "Yes It Is," the Beatles
9. "I Wanna Be Your Dog," the Stooges
10. "I Can Never Go Home Anymore," the Shangri-Las
11. "I Want to Hold Your Hand," the Beatles
12. "I Feel Love," Donna Summer
13. "Bust a Move," Young M.C.
14. "Superstition," Stevie Wonder
15. "O-o-h Child," the Five Stairsteps
16. "Nothing Compares 2 U," Sinead O'Connor
17. "More Than a Feeling," Boston
18. "Missing You," John Waite
19. "The Message," Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
20. "Fascinated," Company B

I also compiled a list of the 25 artists who got the most points
(again, people were voting for their favorite singles/songs):

1. Beatles
2. Rolling Stones
3. Prince
4. Madonna
5. Pet Shop Boys
6. Sex Pistols
7. Beach Boys
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Bob Dylan
10. Guns N'Roses
11. Nirvana
12. Velvet Underground
13. Al Green
14. Jackson 5
15. Led Zeppelin
16; Donna Summer
17. Stevie Wonder
18. David Bowie
19. New Order
20. Neil Young
21. Shangri-Las
22. Michael Jackson
23. Elvis Costello
24. Blondie
25. Elvis Presley

The Top 5 for each issue, with a brief explanation:

Every issue, contributors rate a number of current singles from 0.0 to 10.0; the scores are averaged, and a Top 40 chart is compiled at the back of the issue. Here are the top 5 finishers from each issue.

RADIO ON #1 (March-June, 1991)

1. "Where the Streets Have No Name," Pet Shop Boys
2. "Summertime," D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
3. "Strike It Up," Black Box
4. "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)," Crystal Waters
5. "Temptation," Corina

RADIO ON #2 (July-October, 1991)

1. "Superman's Song," Crash Test Dummies
2. "3 A.M. Eternal," the KLF
3. "Now That We Found Love," Heavy D. & the Boyz
4. "Pop Goes the Weasel," 3rd Bass
5. "I Adore Mi Amore," Color Me Badd

RADIO ON #3 (Winter-Spring, 1992)

1. "Too Blind To See It," Kym Sims
2. "Remember the Time," Michael Jackson
3. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," St. Etienne
4. "Kiss You Back," Digital Underground
5. "Everything's Gonna Be Alright," Naughty by Nature

RADIO ON #4 (Summer-Fall, 1992)

1. "Jump Around," House of Pain
2. "Tequilia," A.L.T. & the Lost Civilization
3. "Please Don't Go," K.W.S.
4. "Warm It Up," Kris Kross
5. "Humpin' Around," Bobby Brown

RADIO ON #5 (Summer-Fall, 1993)

1. "Oh Carolina," Shaggy
2. "Can You Forgive Her?" Pet Shop Boys
3. "Can't Get Enough of Your Love," Taylor Dayne
4. "Another Sad Love Song," Toni Braxton
5. "If I Had No Loot," Tony! Toni! Tone!

RADIO ON #6 (Summer, 1994)

1. "Loser," Beck
2. "Fantastic Voyage," Coolio
3. "Sabotage," Beastie Boys
4. "Girls & Boys," Blur
5. "Back & Forth," Aaliyah

RADIO ON #7 (Summer, 1995)

1. "Sick of Myself," Matthew Sweet
2. "You Oughta Know," Alanis Morissette
3. "Misery," Soul Asylum
4. "Total Eclipse of the Heart," Nicki French
5. "Every Little Thing I Do," Soul for Real

RADIO ON #8 (Summer, 1996)

1. "Where It's At," Beck
2. "C'mon n' Ride It (The Train)," Quad City DJ's
3. "Tres Delinquentes," Delinquent Habits
4. "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)," Los Del Rio
5. "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand,"
Primitive Radio Gods

RADIO ON #9 (Summer, 1997)

1. "Your Woman," White Town
2. "Return of the Mack," Mark Morrison
3. "Semi-Charmed Life," Third Eye Blind
4. "Block Rockin' Beats," the Chemical Brothers
5. "Breathe," Prodigy

RADIO ON (Summer, 1998)

1."Make It Hot," Nicole featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot & Mocha
2."Drinking in L.A.," Bran Van 3000
3."Ray of Light," Madonna
4."Push It," Garbage
5."Too Close," Next

I cowrote a book on the '70s a few years ago, I WANNA BE SEDATED, and there's a page for it on my publisher's website:

<http://www.soundandvision.com/sedated.html> Link & site no longer active.

Take care, Phil Dellio