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NME's Lifetime Tracks

Posted by: Kyle Huntington (06/21/12)
The NME has picked "The 100 Greatest Tracks Of Its Lifetime" to celebrate its 60th birthday. Check out the Top 20 in the replies and find more information here.
 
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05:57 AM on 06/21/12
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Top 201. Joy Division – 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
2. Pulp – 'Common People'
3. David Bowie – '"Heroes"'
4. The Beach Boys – 'Good Vibratons'
5. New Order – 'Blue Monday'
6. The Stone Roses – 'She Bangs The Drums'
7. The Smiths – 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'
8. The Specials – 'Ghost Town'
9. Dizzee Rascal – 'Fix Up, Look Sharp'
10. Oasis – 'Wonderwall'
11. The Rolling Stones – 'Sympathy For The Devil'
12. The Ronettes – 'Be My Baby'
13. Michael Jackson – 'Billie Jean'
14. Sex Pistols – 'God Save The Queen'
15. The Beatles – 'A Day In The Life'
16. The Cure – 'Boys Don't Cry'
17. Bob Dylan – 'Like A Rolling Stone'
18. The Beach Boys – 'God Only Knows'
19. Madonna – 'Like A Prayer'
20. The Stone Roses – 'I Am The Resurrection'
05:59 AM on 06/21/12
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all of these lists are usually pretty interchangeable with one another
06:36 AM on 06/21/12
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It's pretty hard to pull this off. The list is very NME, there are a few things I dislike about it, but I'm never going to be satisfied really.

Off the top of my head, without giving it much thought and just looking at the top 20. Dizee Rascal shouldn't be there. there's no need for two Stone Roses songs. It's cool to see Joy Division at the top. Shoulda picked The Clash over The Sex Pistols. Kind of a shame that the one hip-hop track they choose is pretty mediocre.

Otherwise, looks alright.
06:38 AM on 06/21/12
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Gonna have to make an rdio playlist of as many of these as possible.
06:38 AM on 06/21/12
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all of these lists are usually pretty interchangeable with one another
That one isn't...
06:41 AM on 06/21/12
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It's pretty hard to pull this off. The list is very NME, there are a few things I dislike about it, but I'm never going to be satisfied really.

Off the top of my head, without giving it much thought and just looking at the top 20. Dizee Rascal shouldn't be there. there's no need for two Stone Roses songs. It's cool to see Joy Division at the top. Shoulda picked The Clash over The Sex Pistols. Kind of a shame that the one hip-hop track they choose is pretty mediocre.

Otherwise, looks alright.
Agreed.
06:42 AM on 06/21/12
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Nice to see She Bangs the Drums so high on the list, I doubt many people here know that song.

Although there's no justifying putting Wonderwall by Oasis ahead of God Only Knows by the Beach Boys.
06:48 AM on 06/21/12
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While I do love the fact that the beach boys are on this twice, it's just a ridiculous concept of a list. There is no winning really, though I do love love will tear us apart
07:04 AM on 06/21/12
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OF COURSE NME put Joy Division at No. 1. Love that song though. And a big fuck yeah to "Ghost Town" in the top ten.
07:23 AM on 06/21/12
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Joy Division, The Smiths and The Cure were obvious choices.

Dizee Rascal had the wrong song, Bonkers is a thousand times better.
07:35 AM on 06/21/12
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Dizzee is the hip hop selection they made? In the past 60 years? No Eminem, Big L, Nas, (early) Jay-Z, DMC, NWA, Wu, Pac, De La Soul, Common?... the list goes on. But they pick that Dizzee track? The list became irrelevant to me once I read that one.
07:41 AM on 06/21/12
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Joy Division, The Smiths and The Cure were obvious choices.

Dizee Rascal had the wrong song, Bonkers is a thousand times better.
Nah mannn. Tracks from his debut rule so much harder than his other stuff.
07:55 AM on 06/21/12
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the cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart on the acoustic Fall Out Boy EP is amazing.
08:03 AM on 06/21/12
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Fuckin' NME
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