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Your top 100 Icons

ICON - a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration.

In April, we gave you the chance to vote for your icon - the person who adorned your bedroom wall, a band who you had played at your wedding or someone who you will have played at your funeral.

So many of you registered your vote, and the top spot was pretty much a fight to the death. But, in the end, we finished with a full, fantastic list of artists and one top-dog.

Voting has now closed, and the entries have been counted, checked & verified. We hope you're as excited as we are to find out where your favourite artist placed and to also find out the Absolute Radio Icon.

Your top 100 Icons revealed

Countdown: 5 - 1

  1. 1Queen
  2. 2David Bowie
  3. 3Beatles
  4. 4Pink Floyd
  5. 5Led Zeppelin

Countdown: 10 - 6

  1. 6Oasis
  2. 7Bruce Springsteen
  3. 8Rolling Stones
  4. 9Foo Fighters
  5. 10Paul Weller

Countdown: 20 - 11

  1. 11Bon Jovi
  2. 12AC/DC
  3. 13Elvis Presley
  4. 14John Lennon
  5. 15Smiths
  6. 16Bob Dylan
  7. 17Jimi Hendrix
  8. 18Guns 'n' Roses
  9. 19Michael Jackson
  10. 20Depeche Mode

Countdown: 30 - 21

  1. 21Duran Duran
  2. 22Coldplay
  3. 23Fleetwood Mac
  4. 24Nirvana
  5. 25Bob Marley
  6. 26Stone Roses
  7. 27Eric Clapton
  8. 28Madness
  9. 29Madonna
  10. 30Kate Bush

Countdown: 40 - 31

  1. 31Blondie
  2. 32Adele
  3. 33Clash
  4. 34Iron Maiden
  5. 35Prince
  6. 36Metallica
  7. 37Johnny Cash
  8. 38Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  9. 39Rod Stewart
  10. 40Dire Straits

Countdown: 50 - 41

  1. 41Kinks
  2. 42T Rex
  3. 43Doors
  4. 44Pearl Jam
  5. 45Neil Young
  6. 46Thin Lizzy
  7. 47Alice Cooper
  8. 48Eagles
  9. 49Genesis
  10. 50Elton John

Countdown: 60 - 51

  1. 51Aerosmith
  2. 52Green Day
  3. 53Paul McCartney
  4. 54Amy Winehouse
  5. 55Manic Street Preachers
  6. 56Radiohead
  7. 57Stranglers
  8. 58Bryan Adams
  9. 59Sex Pistols
  10. 60Simon and Garfunkel

Countdown: 70 - 61

  1. 61Peter Gabriel
  2. 62Pet Shop Boys
  3. 63Roxy Music
  4. 64Arctic Monkeys
  5. 65Black Sabbath
  6. 66Police
  7. 67Linkin Park
  8. 68Paul Simon
  9. 69Joy Division
  10. 70Stevie Wonder

Countdown: 80 - 71

  1. 71Kasabian
  2. 72Def Leppard
  3. 73Prodigy
  4. 74Van Morrison
  5. 75Pixies
  6. 76Beach Boys
  7. 77Dusty Springfield
  8. 78Elvis Costello
  9. 79New Order
  10. 80Tina Turner

Countdown: 90 - 81

  1. 81Muse
  2. 82U2
  3. 83White Stripes
  4. 84Specials
  5. 85Who
  6. 86Suede
  7. 87Billy Bragg
  8. 88Jam
  9. 89Ramones
  10. 90Human League

Countdown: 100 - 91

  1. 91Alanis Morissette
  2. 92Ian Dury & Blockheads
  3. 93Kraftwerk
  4. 94Tom Petty
  5. 95Aretha Franklin
  6. 96Verve
  7. 97Eurythmics
  8. 98Massive Attack
  9. 99Lou Reed
  10. 100Bjork

Previous Poll: The Best Albums Of All Time

Last year, we asked Absolute Radio listeners to vote for their favourite album of all time. And blimey, you guys put together a stunning top 100! To get you in the mood for our Icons vote, check out your top 10 best albums in our mini hall of fame gallery below...
Image of a plaque with Absolute Radio Best Albums Of All Time Written on it Image of a Silver Disc with the runners up Oasis - What's The Story Morning Glory? on it
Image of a Gold Disc with the winners Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Image of a Bronze Disc for 3rd place U2 - Joshua Tree on it Image of a plaque with 4th to 10th place listed. 4th was Keane - Hopes and Fears. 5th was The Stone Roses - Stone Roses. 6th was Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV. 7th was David Bowie - Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. 8th was Queen - A Night at the Opera. 9th was The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. 10th was Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction.
Image of a plaque with Absolute Radio Best Albums Of All Time Written on it Image of a Silver Disc with the runners up Oasis - What's The Story Morning Glory? on it Image of a Bronze Disc for 3rd place U2 - Joshua Tree on it
Image of a Gold Disc with the winners Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon Image of a plaque with 4th to 10th place listed. 4th was Keane - Hopes and Fears. 5th was The Stone Roses - Stone Roses. 6th was Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV. 7th was David Bowie - Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. 8th was Queen - A Night at the Opera. 9th was The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. 10th was Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction.
Image of a plaque with Absolute Radio Best Albums Of All Time Written on it Image of a Gold Disc with the winners Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon Image of a Silver Disc with the runners up Oasis - What's The Story Morning Glory? on it Image of a Bronze Disc for 3rd place U2 - Joshua Tree on it Image of a plaque with 4th to 10th place listed. 4th was Keane - Hopes and Fears. 5th was The Stone Roses - Stone Roses. 6th was Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV. 7th was David Bowie - Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. 8th was Queen - A Night at the Opera. 9th was The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. 10th was Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction.