The Beatles Named Music’s Most Influential

In the “Did we need a poll to tell us that?” department, a survey of Brits commissioned by Zippo came up with a fairly routine finding: [lastfm]The Beatles[/lastfm] are the most influential band in music’s history.

[lastfm]The Beatles[/lastfm] claimed almost 28 percent of the votes, with [lastfm]Queen[/lastfm] coming in a slightly-surprising second (19.6%), ahead of the [lastfm]Rolling Stones[/lastfm] (10.5%) and [lastfm]David Bowie[/lastfm] (4.7%).

[lastfm]Queen[/lastfm] might have jumped higher in the poll because of the other questions. In particular, the question of which song is the best to waive a lighter to in appreciation was answered resoundingly in favor of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

We assume they mean the [lastfm]Queen[/lastfm] original, and not this version:

Other polls questions included “Who is the new [lastfm]Frank Sinatra[/lastfm]?” won by [lastfm]Michael Buble[/lastfm] and “Who is the new [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm]?” won by [lastfm]Oasis[/lastfm].

Of course, no [lastfm]Oasis[/lastfm] song will ever be covered as often as “Yesterday” has been…



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