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The Bee Gees top Smooth FM’s alternative ‘warmest 500’

IT’S the other countdown on January 26 — Smooth FM’s Top 500 is the alternative to the alternative Hottest 100.
The Bee Gees’ How Deep is Your Love has been voted the No 1 song for 2017 — which could be seen as the ‘Warmest 500’.
While it isn’t voted by listeners like the Hottest 100, the station says it is the 500 most loved songs played on the station.

Barry Gibb told the station “For one of our tunes to make it to No 1 is everything. I think that people who listen to our songs are the best people in the world and this is how they show it, thank you.”
The 1977 ballad beat out ABBA’s Dancing Queen, also released in 1977, for the title.
Previous winners include I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston and Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond — which both feature again in this year’s Top 10.
The countdown has run for five days on Smooth FM, which has become one of Australia’s most popular radio stations.


2017 Smooth FM Top 500 — the Top 20
1. How Deep Is Your Love — Bee Gees
2. Dancing Queen — ABBA
3. Home — Michael Bublé
4. Careless Whisper — George Michael
5. Islands in the Stream — Kenny Rogers / Dolly Parton
6. I Will Always Love You — Whitney Houston
7. Kokomo — The Beach Boys
8. Hero — Enrique Iglesias
9. Sweet Caroline — Neil Diamond
10. Close Your Eyes — Michael Bublé
11. Hopelessly Devoted to You — Olivia Newton-John
12. Hero — Mariah Carey
13. Love is in the Air — John Paul Young
14. The Winner Takes it All — ABBA
15. More Than a Woman — Bee Gees

16. Can’t Help Falling in Love — Elvis Presley
17. Lost in Love — Air Supply
18. I Wanna Dance With Somebody — Whitney Houston
19. Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
20. In the Air Tonight — Phil Collins



2017 Smooth FM Top 500 — the Top 20
1. How Deep Is Your Love — Bee Gees
2. Dancing Queen — ABBA
3. Home — Michael Bublé
4. Careless Whisper — George Michael
5. Islands in the Stream — Kenny Rogers / Dolly Parton
6. I Will Always Love You — Whitney Houston
7. Kokomo — The Beach Boys
8. Hero — Enrique Iglesias
9. Sweet Caroline — Neil Diamond
10. Close Your Eyes — Michael Bublé
11. Hopelessly Devoted to You — Olivia Newton-John
12. Hero — Mariah Carey
13. Love is in the Air — John Paul Young
14. The Winner Takes it All — ABBA
15. More Than a Woman — Bee Gees

16. Can’t Help Falling in Love — Elvis Presley
17. Lost in Love — Air Supply
18. I Wanna Dance With Somebody — Whitney Houston
19. Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
20. In the Air Tonight — Phil Collins

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