Manchester's 106.1 Rock Radio has concluded a top 500 countdown of listener favourites by announcing Metallica as their favourite.
The GMG Radio station broadcast their "Top 500 Classic Rock Songs Of All Time" across the bank holiday weekend as compiled from over 13,000 votes from their listeners across Manchester and online.
Enter Sandman, from Metallica’s album ‘Black Album’ joined six other Metallica songs inside the top 100. The station recently promoted the band with a sold out concert in Manchester.
AC/DC had the highest show of any band in the top 500 with ten tracks beating third placed Led Zeppelin by three tracks.
The final top 20 looked like this:
1 – Enter Sandman, Metallica
2 – Back in Black, AC/DC
3 – Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin
4 – Freebird, Lynyrd Skynyrd
5 – Sweet Child o' Mine, Guns N' Roses
6 – Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd
7 – Whole Lotta Rosie, AC/DC
8 – Kashmir Led Zeppelin
9 – Ace Of Spades, Motorhead
10 – One, Metallica
11 – Run to the hills – Iron Maiden
12 – Welcome to the Jungle, Guns n Roses
13 – Paranoid, Black Sabbath
14 – Master of Puppets, Metallica
15 – Smells Like Teens Spirit, Nirvana
16 – Won't Get Fooled Again, The Who
17 – Bat Out of Hell, Meatloaf
18 – Highway To Hell, AC/DC
19 – Nothing Else Matters, Metallica
20 – Hotel California, Eagles
Steve Berry, 106.1 Rock Radio Breakfast presenter said; “So, Metallica’s brilliant ‘Enter Sandman’ is number one in 106.1 Rock Radio’s Top 500 Classic Rock Songs Of All Time. That’s a real shocker, it’s a huge turn around as normally Led Zep’s ‘Stairway….’, Jimi’s ‘Purple Haze’ or the likes rule that top spot but now, Lars and the boys have totally nailed it.
"With four songs in the top 20, Metallica have risen to the ranks of Rock Royalty and their magnificent gig at the MEN Area this year was a night I will never forget. This Top 500 Classic Rock Tracks weekend has been awesome, the best music on the planet has emanated from 106.1Rock Radio and this chart is now a bench mark chart in the world of rock music from this day on."