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Songwriters reveal top 10 tracks
Coldplay's Chris Martin
Coldplay's Chris Martin picked The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony
The Beatles' Strawberry Fields and Jeff Buckley's cover of the Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah feature in a poll to find the 10 greatest tracks.

Fifty songwriters, including Coldplay's Chris Martin and John Legend, took part in the vote for Q Magazine.

"Hallelujah is as near perfect as you can get. It transcends your mood. I can listen to it anywhere," said Legend.

The songwriters were asked to name their top three and from there the list was whittled down to the final top 10.

Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Life On Mars - David Bowie
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday
Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
Source: Q Magazine

"You can play Strawberry Fields Forever on an acoustic guitar and it sounds beautiful," said Serge Pizzorno, of Kasabian.

"But the Beatles took the song to its furthest point, and the results are mind-bending."

Other classic tracks on the list include David Bowie's Life on Mars, The Rolling Stones' Sympathy For The Devil and Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run.

"It makes me feel like I'm being dragged away by this euphoric moment that could any moment tip into being corny, but doesn't," said Manic Street Preachers' star James Dean Bradfield of the Springsteen hit.

Coldplay singer Martin picked The Verve's Bitter Sweet Symphony.

"Bitter Sweet Symphony is as perfect a song as there is. And I say that as somebody who believes perfection is the enemy of imperfection," said Martin.

Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind, Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit, God Only Knows by The Beach Boys and Lou Reed classic Perfect Day complete the list.

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