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Frank Sinatra Number One in the UK – Again

HRB has once again played out the National Hospital Radio Request Chart, compiled from thousands of requests collected by hospital radio stations around the UK.

The annual chart, produced and presented by Mark Snowden was heard on HRB on 2 February and counted down the top 10 as well as highlighting the songs and artists who were number one at individual stations.

The chart has been running for 10 years and for 9 of those 10 years, including this year, Frank Sinatra "My Way" has been number one.

The chart for 2013 brought a total of 19,676 requests across 25 hospital radio stations. The full top 30 is as follows.  You can find more information and previous years' charts at http://www.requestcharts.org.uk/

           Last
Pos.   Year                                                             Artist  –  Title

  1        1                                                     Frank Sinatra  –  My Way
  2        2                                                                  Abba  –  Dancing Queen
  3        5                                                                Queen  –  Bohemian Rhapsody
  4       62                                                                  PSY  –  Gangnam Style
  5        6                                                      Bette Midler  –  Wind Beneath My Wings
 
  6       10                                                   Neil Diamond  –  Sweet Caroline
  7       27                                                       Jim Reeves  –  I Love You Because
  8       13                                               Robbie Williams  –  Angels
  9       14                                          Simon & Garfunkel  –  Bridge Over Troubled Water
10      17                                                               Queen  –  I Want To Break Free
 
11      23                                                     Rod Stewart  –  Maggie May
12      46                                                       Patsy Cline  –  Crazy
13      11                                                     Glenn Miller  –  In The Mood
14      21                                              Louis Armstrong  –  What A Wonderful World
15       7                                              Whitney Houston  –  I Will Always Love You
16      16                                                Chris De Burgh  –  Lady In Red
17      12                                                     Johnny Cash  –  I Walk The Line
18      39                                                                Adele  –  Skyfall
19      47                                                     Johnny Cash  –  Ring Of Fire
  
20      48                                                     Rod Stewart  –  Sailing
21    NEW                 Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell  –  Blurred Lines
22      53                                                        The Eagles  –  Hotel California
23      26                                                      Matt Monro  –  Born Free
24       8                                                        Tina Turner  –  (Simply) The Best
25      74                                               Robbie Williams  –  Candy
26      65                                                           Meatloaf  –  Bat Out Of Hell
27    NEW                 Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams  –  Get Lucky
28      37                                             Daniel O'Donnell  –  Danny Boy
29       3                                    Engelbert Humperdinck  –  (Please) Release Me
30       9                                                   Nat King Cole  –  Unforgettable
 
31      30                                                   One Direction  –  What Makes You Beautiful
32       4                                                                 Adele  –  Someone Like You
33      71                                                      Celine Dion  –  My Heart Will Go On
34      63                                                    Frank Sinatra  –  Come Fly With Me
35     101                                                       Acker Bilk  –  Stranger On The Shore
36      25                                                     Susan Boyle  –  I Dreamed A Dream
37     164                                                         Alfie Boe  –  Bring Him Home
38      36                                                     John Denver  –  Annie's Song
39      15                                                                Adele  –  Rolling In The Deep
40      28                                                            Westlife  –  You Raise Me Up

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