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Poll Results

Poll 559: Best popular song featuring bagpipes?

Total votes: 1919

It's a Long Way to the Top (If you Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) - AC/DC: 592 (30.8%)  
Fields of Gold - Sting: 384 (20.0%)
In a Big Country - Big Country: 183 (9.5%)
Mull of Kintyre - Paul McCartney: 183 (9.5%)
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle: 136 (7.1%)
You're the Voice - John Farnham: 78 (4.1%)
Shoots and Ladders - Korn: 78 (4.1%)
Horror of Yig - GWAR: 75 (3.9%)
The Sensual World - Kate Bush: 58 (3.0%)
Judas - Depeche Mode: 56 (2.9%)
Sky Pilot - The Animals: 44 (2.3%)
Bonaparte's Retreat - Glenn Campbell: 41 (2.1%)
Fall Down - Jebediah: 11 (0.6%)

Some readers wrote to say that the bagpipe sound in some of these songs was actually generated electronically, in some cases by processing electric guitars! I honestly didn't know that before. But I am gratified that my favourite on the list topped the poll.


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