'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 greatest 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 scarcity of ballads within the 100, here’s one of the largest, written for Frank Sinatra before the Commodores decided to keep 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 settle for a courtly proposal set to the music of Lionel Richie, but typically I want she would. Alexito

Anyone who whined 'however they don't write their very own songs' was instantly ignored like a pub bore

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