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.
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- Angels – Robbie Williams
- Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
- Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley version
- Dancing Queen – ABBA
- Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
- Suspicious Minds – Elvis
- Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
- Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses
- 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!”.
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Top Male Choice
- Robbie Williams
- Sir Paul McCartney
- Sir Mick Jagger
- Liam Gallagher
Top Female Choice
- Kylie Minogue
- Cheryl Cole
- Leona Lewis
- Lady Gaga
Source: PRS for Music
The information is based on a survey of over 1,000 UK respondents conducted by PRS for Music.