On January 31 2005, BBC Radio-One asked fans to vote for the Greatest UK Number One Single to celebrate the 1,000th number-one hit in the country. Madonna was the most voted for female artist with two songs in the top ten:
- Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
- Iron Maiden – Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
- Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
- Madonna – Like A Prayer
- Madonna – Vogue
- Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock
- Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
- Abba – Dancing Queen
- Mariah Carey – Without You
- John Lennon – Imagine
What do you think of the results of the poll?
Madonna has a range and legacy of #1 hit chart-toppers that will likely never be matched-the songs are hers and hers alone-that is a brilliant and beautiful legacy to have!
Like a Prayer is probably 🙏 her most known single and Vogue follows right behind. Music, Hung Up and La Isla Bonita would be her other 3 most known songs. I think someone should do a poll ranking her 102 singles. Either Like a Prayer or Vogue would come out on top!
Iron Maiden? Seems odd but ok.