Live Forever by Oasis has been named as Radio X Best Of British 2021.
The 1994 single has returned to the top of the station’s annual poll of the Best British song.
Live Forever last held the Number 1 position back in 2018, as for the past two years Queen’s 1975 epic Bohemian Rhapsody has triumphed.
When told that Live Forever had returned to the Best Of British Number 1 spot, Noel Gallagher told Radio X: “Great to see it back at #1 where it belongs. The song that inspired A LOT of tattoos.”
The Manchester band also held the Number 3 slot with their 1995 track Champagne Supernova, while Richard Ashcroft and The Verve made Number 4 with their classic Bitter Sweet Symphony.
Radio X Best Of British 2021 Top 10
- Oasis – Live Forever
- Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
- Oasis – Champagne Supernova
- The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
- Courteeners – Not Nineteen Forever
- Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
- Arctic Monkeys – 505
- Oasis – Slide Away
- The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
- Nothing But Thieves – Impossible
Over 20,000 votes were received in the poll which seeks to name the Top 100 best British Indie, Rock or Alternative tracks.
The highest new entry in the 2021 chart was by Southend rock band Nothing But Thieves with their track Impossible – which also won Radio X’s Song Of The Year poll at the end of 2020.
Source: Radio X