LONG before downloads, YouTube and Spotify ruled the pop music roost, the best way we got access to seeing the latest chart topping hits was via Top of the Pops on a Thursday night at 7pm.

Here's something to raise a debate; what is your ultimate pop song by a Bradford-born artist or band?

There have been so many Bradford pop stars over the years. Here is my top 10, but don't take it as the definitive list, I'm sure many of you will disagree with my choices; that's the beauty of music; everyone has an opinion on what's best.

Instead of just criticising my list, let's get constructive, let's get a Top 40 of Bradford songs. Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.

Before that, in true Top of the Pops style, here is my top 10:

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1 Kiki Dee & Elton John - Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Little Horton-born Dee, real name Pauline Matthews, had her biggest hit to date in 1976 with this brilliant duet.

It went to number one both in the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Working at Boots in Bradford at age 16 during the day, in the evenings Dee sang songs with a dance band in Leeds before making it into the big time.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2 Smokie - Living Next Door to Alice

Their most popular hit single reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart and, in March 1977, reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA.

The band was formed as 'The Yen' after a chance meeting between Ron Kelly and Alan Silson in Moore's Music Shop, North Parade, Bradford, in October 1963.

Great song and a much better version than the potty-mouthed one by comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown from the 1990s.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3 Zayn Malik/One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful

East Bowling’s most famous son had a huge amount of success with the X-Factor-created boy band before going solo in 2015.

This single reached number one in the UK in 2011, as the group's global domination continued.

Meanwhile, some of his solo successes have included ‘Pillowtalk’ and ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’, his collaboration with Taylor Swift.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

4 Terrorvision - Tequila

The Tony Wright-fronted rock band were formed in 1987 (originally as The Spoilt Bratz) in Keighley and initially disbanded in 2001.

The band used Bradford as a base after the name change to Terrorvision in 1991, by which time the band members had all moved there.

Their biggest hit to date was Tequila which reached number two in the UK top 40 in January 1999. A great singalong party tune - or House Party video call - tune.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

5 Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby - you've probably sung along to it at the top of your lungs.

The hit reached the number one spot in 2007.

The Ilkley and Menston band saw three of its members, Simon Rix (bass), Peanut (keyboards) and Nick Hodgson (drums) met in the same class at St Mary's Catholic School in Menston, while singer Ricky Wilson is from Ilkley.

I could have picked any one of their top hits, 'I Predict A Riot' was close to getting the nod.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6 Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite

This was the debut single from the Bradford-born singer-songwriter, released in 1992.

The song was a number one hit in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It also became an international hit, reaching the top 20 in 13 other countries and number 32 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Sleeping Satellite also helped Archer claim the Best New Artist prize at the 1993 Brit Awards.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

7 Embrace - Come Back to What You Know

The rock group have enjoyed a strong of hits over the last 20-odd years, but I plumped for this one.

Drawing talent from Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees, Embrace started out in 1990 as Danny and Richard McNamara, Steve Firth and Mike Heaton. Mickey joined after The Good Will Out.

their debut album The Good Will Come Out.

Come Back To What You Know was released in May 1998, reaching number six in the UK singles chart.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8 Gareth Gates - Unchained Melody

The West Bowling-born singer was the runner-up in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol.

The former Bradford Cathedral choir member enjoyed a debut number one hit with his cover of the Righteous Brothers' Unchained Melody in 2002. I know it's a cover, but it's a great song.

Gates has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9 Kimberley Walsh/Girls Aloud - The Promise

This five-piece girl group, featuring Bradford-born Kimberley Walsh, were nominated for five Brits, winning Best Single in 2009 for ‘The Promise’.

Walsh has since moved into acting and TV presenting.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10 - Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

You may or not know that the group’s bassist, Bob Hardy, is from Wyke. That's why they make the cut.

'Take Me Out' charted in several countries and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal; it became the band's signature song.

It reached number three in the UK Top 40 in 2004.