'It reminded me I should not go quietly': readers' favourite UK No 1s

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Guardian readers fill in the blanks in our countdown of the best UK No 1s of all time, with entries from Dusty Springfield to Desmond Dekker, Jimi Hendrix to Joe Dolce

To make up for the surprising shortage of ballads in the 100, here’s one of many largest, written for Frank Sinatra before the Commodores decided to maintain it for themselves. My associate is cool and ironic and cynical and anti-romantic and teases me about my fondness for smoochy ballads and would never accept a courtly proposal set to the music of Lionel Richie, however typically I want she would. Alexito

Anyone who whined 'but they don't write their own songs' was immediately ignored like a pub bore

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