Keane’s comeback single Spiralling was today named the best track of the year at the 2008 Q Awards with Russian Standard Vodka.
The single – their first taste of third album Perfect Symmetry – was downloaded more than half a million times in a week after it was offered as a free download.
The prize – sponsored by by SingStar – was voted for by the readers of Q and Qthemusic.com. Last year the best track category was won by Manic Street Preachers for Your Love Alone Is Not Enough.
Collecting the award, Keane singer Tom Chaplin quipped: “I just read the Q review of our record and ironically the only track they hated was Spiralling. So thankyou for the readers of Q for disagreeing with the editor!”
Other nominees for the 2008 award were:
Duffy – Mercy
Coldplay - Violet Hill
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name