From the Top of the Pops website (thanks Jennifer!) TOP OF THE POPS 2 - So, all the votes have been counted and the results are finally in. We asked you, the TOTP-loving public, for your favourite performance on the show ever. You voted for a frankly bizarre array of pop talent. Everyone from Blue to Captain Beefheart and back again. The full Top 20 will appear on two TOTP2 specials on April 2nd and 3rd, but the winner by a huge margin was Duran Duran's '80s classic 'Rio'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp/features/popometer.shtml
And from the Daily Star UK (thanks Carla!)Copyright 2002 Express Newspapers ,Daily Star March 21, 2002
DURANIES ARE TOP OF TOPS DURAN Duran's cult classic Rio has been voted the best Top of the Pops performance of all time. The kings of new romance beat Madonna's legendary Like A Virgin into second place. And Queen's Killer Queen was third.
Thousands of viewers voted for their favourite performances as part of celebrations to mark the 250th edition of TOTP2.
Producer Mark Hagen, said: "The breadth of taste is remarkable. The superstars of the 80s have triumphed over acts like The Beatles and the Stones."
The Top 20 favourite performances to be played April 2 and 3, are: 1Duran Duran, Rio; 2 Madonna, Like A Virgin; 3 Queen, Killer Queen; 4 Eva Cassidy, Over The Rainbow; 5 Manic Street Preachers, Faster; 6 Celine Dion, Heart Will Go On; 7 Adam & The Ants, King's Of The Wild Frontier; 8 The Sweet, Blockbuster; 9 New Model Army, No Rest; 10 Abba, Waterloo; 11 The Cure, Lullaby; 12 David Bowie, Starman; 13 Oasis, Cum On Feel The Noize; 14 Ultravox, Vienna; 15 Marillion, Cover My Eyes; 16 Roxy Music, Virginia Plain; 17 Backstreet Boys, Shape Of My Heart; 18 Kylie Minogue, Can't Get You Out Of My Head; 19 Elvis Presley, Suspicious Minds; 20 T. R e x , Get It On.