Coldplay's Clocks is 6 Music's 'greatest hit'
- 1 February 2013
- From the section Entertainment & Arts
Male artists dominate a listeners' poll to find BBC Radio 6 Music's top 100 tracks of the past 10 years.
Coldplay top the list with their 2003 track Clocks, ahead of Arctic Monkeys' I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor and Elbow's One Day Like This.
More than 100,000 votes were cast in the poll which looks back over the 10 years since the station began in 2002.
"It's a good result for Coldplay, who were clearly one of the biggest bands of the decade," said DJ Steve Lamacq.
"But you can see the breadth of 6 Music's tastes in the rest of the top 10, including some bands who we've championed and who've broken through commercially like Elbow, and some brilliant groups who remain out there on the margins of pop like British Sea Power and The National."
Speaking on 6 Music, Coldplay's Will Champion said he was "totally blown away" by topping the poll.
"This is extraordinary. We've been listening to 6 Music since it started and I feel like our band's career and this station have grown up in parallel. This top 10 is amazing - what an amazing 10 years of music," he said.
Champion said that topping the chart was all the more surprising as "we all said not bad for a song that hasn't got a chorus".
"When I first heard it, Chris played the riff and I said 'that's a good intro what about the rest of the song?'
"I was scratching my head trying to find something that would fill a little gap in the record."
He added: "This was a first successful attempt at writing a song where the melodic hook was the key to a song rather than a big chorus. Our manager said it would never be a hit and here we are."
More than one million tracks have been played across the network since the station began in March 2002.
6 Music's presenters, producers and staff compiled the list of 100 tracks from the past decade taken from the station's playlist, then asked listeners to vote for them in order of preference.
Voting took place from 7 - 25 January on the station's website. Listeners were limited to one vote each.
Bloodbuzz Ohio by The National and The Killers' Mr Brightside complete the top five polling at four and five respectively.
Seven Nation Army from The White Stripes - the only band in the top 10 to feature a female - was voted in at number six, followed by The Flaming Lips' Do You Realize?? and Hurt by Johnny Cash.
Rounding out the top 10 are British Sea Power's Remember Me and Radiohead's There There.
The late Amy Winehouse appears at number 25 with Rehab, behind Lana Del Rey's Video Games at 24, but ahead of Adele's Hometown Glory at 28.