Pop Fans Hijack Queen Honor

08/11/2011
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(Rock News Desk) Fans of pop singer Mariah Carey have come out in force to vote on a poll of the best-ever musical collaboration and pushed their heroine into first place ahead of artists including Queen, Davie Bowie, Mick Jagger, Aerosmith and the Beatles.

It's the second time in a week fan power has distorted the publication's attempts to gauge reader reactions, after Green Day supporters voted in large numbers and saw their band listed as the greatest punk rock band of all time.

Carey's 1995 single One Sweet Day with pop troupe Boyz II Men made number one, suggesting the runner-up track, Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie, was the natural poll-winner. Rolling Stone comments: "The song wouldn't have won if the Mariah Carey fans hadn't stuffed the ballot boxes in this poll. more on this story

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