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We want Robbie and Kylie with us and Queen playing 

18 September 2009

PRS for Music reveal the UK’s most popular Desert Island track and who we’d like to take with us

With a new single about to be released and rumours of a possible reunion with Take That, Robbie Williams still seems to be one of the nation’s favourite pop stars.  A survey by PRS for Music has revealed that Robbie is the ultimate choice of male star to be taken on a desert island with Kylie being top of the charts for our female companion.  

Robbie also does well in the music stakes having the second most popular desert island disc with ‘Angels’.  Queen’s timeless classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ topped the chart of songs we’d like to take with us, with their 1979 hit ‘Don’t Stop Me Know’ the third most popular choice.   

  1.  Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  2.  Angels – Robbie Williams
  3. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  4. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley version
  5. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  6.  Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  7.  Suspicious Minds – Elvis
  8. Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  9. Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses
  10. Poker Face – Lady Gaga
    Source: PRS For Music

Ellis Rich, chairman, PRS for Music, said:”Ever since the heady days of Take That Robbie has had a special place in the UK public’s heart and he’s a good choice for desert island companion.   With Kylie the top female choice, perhaps the time is right for another Robbie-Kylie duet before that rumoured reunion!”. 

PRS for Music collects royalties on behalf of its 60,000 members in the UK whenever their music is used.  

Top Male Choice          

  1. Robbie Williams   
  2. Sir Paul McCartney   
  3.  Sir Mick Jagger   
  4. Eminem     
  5.  Liam Gallagher     

Top Female Choice

  1. Kylie Minogue
  2. Cheryl Cole
  3.  Leona Lewis
  4. Madonna
  5.  Lady Gaga

Source: PRS for Music

The information is based on a survey of over 1,000 UK respondents conducted by PRS for Music.


About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 125,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.

PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to nearly 15m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn, PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £621.5m in 2016, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.

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