Gary Barlow voted greatest British songwriter

Gary Barlow: take him seriously.
Gary Barlow: take him seriously.

Yes, you did read that headline right: Take That's Gary Barlow has been voted Britain's greatest songwriter in a new poll.

Barlow, who has penned hits such as Patience and Back For Good, is the surprise name at the top of a chart compiled by OnePoll, pushing Beatles legends John Lennon and Paul McCartney into second and third places.

To say this is a controversial result is an understatement.

The full top 10 is as follows:

1. Gary Barlow
2. John Lennon
3. Paul McCartney
4. Chris Martin
5. George Michael
6. The Bee Gees
7. Noel Gallagher
8. Robbie Williams
9. Sting
10. Kate Bush

(Via The Sun)

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.