Rock 'n' roll love story Grease has been named as the nation's favourite musical of all time.
Grease took $340m worldwide at the box office
The 1978 film, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, beat Christmas classics The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz in a Channel 4 poll.
When it was released the UK was in the grip of punk rock and Grease, set in 1950s America, was seen as a harmless antidote to the Sex Pistols.
The film went on to become a box office smash taking $340m worldwide.
The film topped Channel 4's poll to find the 100 greatest musicals counted down in a two-part TV special shown on Boxing Day and Saturday night.
Love conquers all
Several songs from Grease, including You're The One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Summer Nights and Greased Lightnin', went on to become chart hits.
The plot of the film was simple, some would say banal.
Travolta plays Danny Zuko, a leather-clad wild teenager who becomes smitten with Sandy Olsson (Newton-John), a beautiful but "square" student at Rydell High School.
Travolta is ridiculed by his "buddies" over the relationship but, of course, love conquers all.
With dollar signs flashing in front of their eyes, Hollywood executives decided to make a sequel in 1982.
But they failed to persuade Travolta or Newton-John to come on board.
Grease 2 went ahead regardless and, despite the presence of a young Michelle Pfeiffer, promptly "bombed" at the box office, bringing in a paltry $6.5m in the US compared to $96m for the original.
Grease was one of only three films from the last quarter of a century to make the top ten.
Julie Andrews, seen by many as the ultimate leading lady of musicals, made the top five with two of her films - The Sound of Music was runner-up while Mary Poppins came in at number five.
Another of her successes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, was at number 51.
The most recent film in the top ten was Oscar-winner Chicago, made in 2002, in eighth place.
1. Grease (1978)
2. The Sound Of Music (1965)
3. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
4. West Side Story (1961)
5. Mary Poppins (1964)
6. Singin' In The Rain (1952)
7. Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
8. Chicago (2002)
9. Oliver (1968)
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
Surprise entries included rapper Eminem's semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile, at number 40, while more unusual entries included a musical version of cult TV hit Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Nominations for 100 Greatest Musicals were submitted on the Channel 4 website.
Jonathon Holmes, the programme's senior producer, said: "I think everyone will be surprised at the musicals that the public have chosen as their top ten of all time and in particular that Grease, a modern-day classic, got the number
one spot and not an old favourite like Singin' In The Rain.
"The real thrill for me, however, was meeting all the Hollywood legends from
the golden age of musicals - Jane Russell, Ann Miller, Esther Williams - to name
just a few.
"It is fantastic to see that their work has stood the test of time and still
appeals to audiences of all ages up to 50 years after the originals were