We’ve reached the top! Over the last ten weeks we have been counting down to this moment, finding out which song is the winner of the 2016 Best Alfie Boe Song poll. Before we find out, let’s look at the 2 – 10 in reverse order:
10. Forever Young
9. If You Go Away
8. A Living Prayer
7. It’s Over
6. My Heart Is Yours
5. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
4. Bring Him Home
2. Dimming of the Day
And so, the song at the top, a new entry to both the long list and the top ten is Love Reign O’er Me:
Thanks to Annie Lloyd for nominating this song – great to see it straight in at number 1! This song, perhaps more than any other from Classic Quadrophenia, shows off Alfie’s vocal strength and versatility. The high notes are just majestic, there’s no other word for it, whilst the quieter moments have such warmth and restraint. Anyone who has been lucky enough to see Alfie sing this live will attest to the power of his voice. Hearing it at the premiere of Classic Quad at the Royal Albert Hall last year was one of the best musical experiences of my life – and I don’t expect it to be bettered any time soon. Quite simply took my breath away. You can read more about that amazing evening here.
Thank you everyone for sharing your views on the top ten, it’s been a really enjoyable way (for me) to count down to the tour. Guess what? We’ve done it, we’ve arrived at the tour! Hope to see lots of you at some of the concerts – come and say hi!
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Oh no………loved him in Quad but absolutely not his best song ever.
Nevertheless this poll has been a delight and now we have……..THE TOUR!!!!
Thanks Jane, see you SOON xx
Can’t imagine a better No 1. It was indeed one magical night. xxx