MAX’s latest countdown attracts more votes than ever before
A record-breaking 64,000 people voted in MAX’s1000 Greatest Songs of All Time, the channel revealed.
A number of global superstars were also tapped for their input.
The countdown rolls out this Easter long weekend from 12pm tomorrow (April 19) until Monday, April 22 on Foxtel.
Amanda Keller and Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones from Sydney’s WSFM will host the four-day broadcast.
Rod Stewart’s choice of greatest song is Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ a civil rights anthem from the ‘60s which he wrote after being turned away from a whites-only motel in Louisiana.
Troye Sivan went for Amy Winehouse’s ‘Love Is A Losing Game’, a song Prince loved enough to perform onstage, and which the Aussie describes as “one of the most real and heartbreaking songs I have ever heard”.
“It is a song that made me really want to start songwriting, just the lyrics, listen to the lyrics! I think she is an absolute legend.”
Lily Allen nominated Toni Braxton’s ‘Unbreak My Heart’.
“It is my karaoke song and it really sounds like I am swinging a cat around the room when I get to those high notes,” she says.
Guy Sebastian opined, “I don’t know why it gives me so many feels, but my favourite song of all time would have to be ‘Saltwater’ by Julian Lennon.
“The melodies are just genius, stunning. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
‘Jonesy’ is torn with his choice between Queen and AC/DC.
“It’s a tough one, there’s a lot of buzz around ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ because of the movie, but it could be AC/DC’s ‘Shook Me All Night Long’,” he reckons.
5 Seconds of Summer, Paul Kelly, Joan Jett, Vance Joy, INXS, Hanson and Amy Shark were among others who put up their tips for the top.