Modern Acts Rule BBC All-Time 100

Modern acts including Oasis and The Verve shoved aside such classic

rockers as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in a recent survey of

English radio listeners' all-time favorite pop songs, according to the British Broadcasting

Corporation, which sponsored the survey. Massive Attack's 1991 dance-pop

single, "Unfinished Sympathy," topped the "100 National Anthems" poll; it was followed

by Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and The Verve's "Bittersweet

Symphony." Two bands landed two tracks in the top 20: R.E.M., with "Everybody

Hurts" (#6) and "Losing My Religion" (#20), and Oasis, with "Live Forever" (#9) and "The

Masterplan" (#11).