Scotland’s Greatest Album revealed: find out what the final 12 songs were

The STV show which caused a wave of debate across the country has tonight revealed the 12 tracks the public chose to make up Scotland’s Greatest Album, so what were they?

The five-part show, which airs at 9pm tonight both on the TV and online, saw viewers ultimately compiling “Scotland’s greatest album” – though given the debate caused, the final decision was never going to please everyone...

In the previous four episodes an expert panel shortlisted 15 songs from each decade, starting with the 70s and ending with the 00s. This final episode unveiled ‘Scotland’s Greatest Album’, with the top three tracks from each decade as chosen by the public.

The final songs were:

 

  • Gerry Raffery – Baker Street(70s, most popular)
  • Rod Stewart – Maggie May (70s,second)
  • Stealers Wheel – Stuck in the Middle of You (70s,third)
  •  Deacon Blue – Dignity(80s, most popular)
  • The Proclaimers – Sunshine on Leith (80s, second)
  • Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (80s, third)
  •  The Proclaimers – (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles (90s, most popular)
  •  The Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon (90s, second)
  • Frankie Miller – Caledonia (90s, third)
  • Snow Patrol – Run (00s, most popular)
  • Paolo Nutini – Candy (00s, second)
  • Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out (00s, third)

Curious as to which acts got the most votes? Not to worry – STV is airing a special episode of Scotland’s Greatest Album on Hogmanay, in which the top voted artists will be revealed.

Remember you can still catch-up with the show, find loads of great interviews and performances with shortlisted artists and watch the panel’s discussions over at stv.tv/scotlandsgreatestalbum.

The esteemed selection committee who decided the shortlist included T In the Park supremo Geoff Ellis, Scottish Sun columnist and DJ Jim Gellatly, songwriter John McLaughlin, Real Radio DJ Steve McKenna, football pundit Pat Nevin and SNP MSP and commentator Joan McAlpine. (Find out more about how the panel came to their choices.)

There was plenty of controversy over the previous four episodes, especially for the acts who didn’t make the shortlist, including Wet Wet Wet, Del Amitri, Idlewild and Runrig. Plus there were some acts certain people thought shouldn’t have been in contention, such as Rod Stewart, The Eurythmics and Franz Ferdinand.

It’s not too late to have your say – visit facebook.com/scotlandsgreatestalbum and twitter.com/stvscotalbum.

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