What made the Beatles so great?
And why is classical music so unpopular today?
▶ Howard Goodalls 20th Century Greats - The Beatles (Part 1) - YouTube
▶ Howard Goodalls 20th Century Greats - The Beatles (Part 2) - YouTube
But what about the British classical tradition?
Last Saturday saw the highlight of the world's biggest classical music festival:
And we have modern classical music coming out of Britain which is popular:
John Tavener composed "Eternity's Sunrise" to poetry by William Blake. Title and text of that poem? - Yahoo! Answers▶ Princess Diana's Funeral Part 20: Song for Athene by Sir John Tavener - YouTube
And the British folk music tradition?
Dirty Old Town
Foggy Foggy Dew
But we must finish with God Save the Queen: a version by Benjamin Brittain which was controversial at the time:
BBC - Last Night of the Proms - Royal Albert Hall
▶ Jerusalem and God save the Queen - Last night of the Proms 2012 - YouTube
Or, if you prefer:
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen (HD OFFICAL MUSIC VIDEO) - YouTube
Lastly, which parody of Oasis do you prefer - all in very bad taste...
Oasis vs James Blunt - parody by Stevie Riks - YouTube
▶ Spitting Image - Oasis Parody - YouTube
▶ Hitler's Reaction to the Oasis Split (Downfall parody) - YouTube
BBC Radio 2 - The People's Songs, The Ying Tong Song - Comedy and Popular Music
▶ The Mike Flowers Pops - Wonderwall - YouTube