That’s right folks! A chart topping release by classic heavy rockers Iron Maiden has been named the greatest album of the past 60 years!
How about that huh! Thinking back to what the land of music has given us over such a long period of time, it really does make you think just how amazing this title is. With a serious amount of truly amazing albums blasted our way over that time and to come out on top is mind-blowing.
Conducted by HMV, this huge music survey collected over 55,000 votes in all and a whopping 9.2% of all those people voted for Iron Maiden‘s 1982 hit album ‘The Number of the Beast’ as their top pick. Well who can blame them!?
This amazing album has sold over 14 million copies since it’s release and has given us some of the most loved rock songs ever including Run To The Hills, The Number of the Beast, and Hallowed Be Thy Name. This was the bands third album and shot them even further into the spotlight of rock.
On being told of the award, lead singer and pilot Bruce Dickinson said:
“We’re astonished and delighted to hear The Number of the Beast has been named No.1 in HMV’s Diamond Jubilee survey for the greatest British album category. Some of the most influential and classic albums from the past 60 years were in the running so it’s a testament to our incredibly loyal and ever-supportive fans who voted for us.”
This fantastic poll also showed huge support for a number of The Beatles albums with Abbey Road, Revolver, and The White Album all in the top ten. Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side of the Moon reached the number five slot and Queen‘s A Night at the Opera came in at number 8.
Check out the complete top ten run down below:
1. Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
2. Depeche Mode – Violator
3. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. The Beatles – Abbey Road
5. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
6. The Beatles – Revolver
7. Queen – A Night at the Opera
8. Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
9. Adele – 21
10. The Beatles – White Album
No real surprises in our eyes but we cant help but feel that there are some huge names missing from the list. What do you think? What album would you vote for? Let us know with a comment below.
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