The BBC ran a poll and 25,000 people made about 250,000 suggestions and the most popular records look like this -
very middle-aged, middle-class, very Radio 4.
1 Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
2 Elgar - Enigma Variations
3 Beethoven - Symphony No 9 in D minor Choral
4 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
5 Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
6 Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor
7 Handel - The Messiah
8 Holst - The Planets
I wonder how many votes went to Blitzkrieg Bop or Metal Machine Music. ?? or Vicky Leandros.