We Are The Champions by Queen has been voted the world’s favourite song.
The 1977 classic – a favourite on the football terraces – topped a global survey of 700,000 music fans in 66 countries.
In the global poll, We Are The Champions was followed by Britney Spears hit Toxic.
Billie Jean was third, ahead of Hotel California by The Eagles.
Latin American superstar Shakira was fifth with her song La Tortura.
Smells Like Teen Spirit from Nirvana was sixth.
The Beatles had their only entry at number seven with Yesterday.
U2’s One was eighth, Imagine by John Lennon was ninth, and Dire Straits hit Sultans of Swing was 10th.
The global poll was conducted by Sony Ericsson to launch its new Walkman phone.
“We Are The Champions is an anthem worldwide both in music and sporting arenas. It conveys the passion music brings to our lives and proves a classic rock song is truly timeless,” said Sony Ericsson corporate vice president Dee Dutta.
Global Top 10:
1 We Are The Champions – Queen
2 Toxic – Britney Spears
3 Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
4 Hotel California – The Eagles
5 La Tortura – Shakira
6 Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
7 Yesterday – The Beatles
8 One – U2
9 Imagine – John Lennon
10 Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits