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Cultural highlights of 1999

Netherlands television
New shows
Big Brother (Endemol for Veronica). Singularly unpleasant but massively popular 'reality television' show that goes on to be franchised to many countries around the world.

Music
In a poll for BBC Radio 2 for the best song of the 20th century, based on sales figures, listeners' votes and 'expert opinion', the top titles were:
1 Yesterday by (John Lennon and) Paul McCartney (1965), of which over 3,000 recordings have been made, making it probably the most covered song of all time
2 Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael (1927), lyrics by Mitchell Parish (1929), recorded over 1,800 times (see also 2000)
3 Bridge Over Troubled Water by Paul Simon (1969)


Chronomedia 1999

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David Fisher