Alex Turner’s rambling speech at the Brits voted one of the most memorable of all time

February 20, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner’s rambling Brits speech was today voted among the most memorable of all time.

The singer used his acceptance speech for the Best British Album award to hail the resurgence of rock and roll.

After leaving millions of viewers baffled, he then dropped the microphone on the stage and told organisers to “invoice me for it”.

Watch Judy Finnigan’s bra flash at the Brits in 2000

Judy Finnigan's bra pops out at the Brits in 2000

Judy Finnigan’s bra pops out at the Brits in 2000

The speech catapulted Turner into the top five most memorable speeches of all time in a poll of 1,000 Brits carried out yesterday.

Former This Morning host Judy Finnigan flashing the nation her grey bra while accepting a National Television Award in 2000 took the top spot.

A spokesman for global market researchers www.OnePoll.com, which carried out the poll, said: ”With many of the award shows, it’s the speeches which make up a large number of the memorable moments.

”A lot of people watching the Brits found the Arctic Monkeys’ speech strange – there were more than a few viewers wondering what he was talking  about, and many took to social media to comment on it.

Alex Turner’s Brits speech

”But it seems people will never forget the moment poor Judy Finnigan walked on stage displaying her underwear.

”Despite it being 14 years ago, everyone still recalls the moment John Leslie rushed up from the audience to try and spare her blushes.”

Second place in the poll went to Robbie Williams challenging Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher to a fight while accepting his Brit award in 2000 following a long-running feud between the pair.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s sobs while accepting her best actress Oscar in 1999 for her role in the film Shakespeare in Love came third followed by Kate Winslet’s, near hysterical speech at the 2009 Golden Globes came fourth.

The Arctic Monkey’s speech was then voted in at number five.

Other memorable speeches to feature in the poll include Kanye West storming the stage and demanding Beyonce should have won while Taylor Swift accepted her MTV Video Music Award in 2009 is at number six, while Adele getting cut off by Brit host James Cordon in 2012 is at seven.

The Skyfall singer was thanking everyone for her Best Album award at the end of last year’s awards but had to be stopped before finishing to allow enough time for Blur’s closing performance.

Miley Cyrus smoking a joint on stage at the MTV EMA’s in 2013, Taylor Swift’s thinly veiled dig at Harry Styles at the 2013 Grammy’s and Halle Berry’s tears at the 2002 Oscars complete the top ten.

Other memorable speeches to feature in the poll include Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence tripping up the steps at the 2013 Oscars as she went to collect her best actress award.

Mel C is also on the list after telling Liam Gallagher to ‘come and have a go if you think your hard enough’ at the 1997 Brits, along with James Cordon’s emotional speech at the 2012 Tony’s.

Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are also among the top twenty.

Most memorable acceptance speeches of all time:

1.      Judy Finnigan – bra on display (2000 National Television Awards)
2.      Robbie William  - challenging Liam Gallagher to a fight (2000 Brit Awards)
3.      Gwyneth Paltrow – long, teary speech (1999 Oscars)
4.      Kate Winslet – near hysterical and out of breath (2009 Golden Globes)
5.      Arctic Monkeys – ‘Rock n Roll’ (2014 Brits)
6.      Kanye West – crashing Taylor Swift’s acceptance (2009 MTV Video Music Awards)
7.      Adele – getting cut off by James Cordon (2012 BRIT Awards)
8.      Miley Cyrus – smoking a joint (2013 MTV European Music Awards)
9.      Taylor Swift – having a dig at Harry Styles (2013 Grammy’s)
10.     Halle Berry – emotional (2002 Oscars)
11.     Angelina Jolie – ‘I’m so in love with my brother right now’ (1999 Oscars)
12.     Mel C – ‘come and have a go if you think your hard enough’ (1997 BRIT Awards)
13.     Jennifer Lawrence – tripping up as she walked on stage (2013 Oscars)
14.     Jacqueline Bisset – swearing (2014 Golden Globes)
15.     Bjork – ‘grateful grapefruit’ (1998 BRIT Awards)
16.     Victoria Beckham – crying (2011 British Fashion Awards)
17.     Tom Hanks – outing his former teacher as gay (1993 Oscars)
18.     Liam Gallagher – throwing microphone into audience and not thanking Noel (2010 Brit Awards)
19.     James Cordon – choking back the tears (2012 Tony Awards)
20.     Julia Roberts – telling the conductor to sit down (2001 Oscars)

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