Mail On Sunday Reporter
Last updated at 2:04 AM on 7th August 2011
Elvis, Michael Jackson and Madonna all failed to make a top 100 Desert Island Discs playlist chosen by listeners to the show.
The acts, with more than 150 top 40 hits between them, missed out after 25,000 people selected the tracks they would want on Radio 4Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s fictional island.
The most popular three were Ralph Vaughan WilliamsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s The Lark Ascending, Nimrod from Sir Edward ElgarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Enigma Variations and BeethovenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Symphony No 9 in D minor.
Desert Island losers: Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and Pink FloydÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Comfortably Numb rounded off the top five.
The Beatles had seven songs in the 100, while Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones had three apiece.
Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini said: Ã¢â‚¬ËœListeners feel comfortable professing affection for rock epics rather than mere hit singles.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœWhen it comes to classical, they are loyal. Six out of the top 10 are by Englishmen.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
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