Thursday, 22 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 22nd August 2013

So, here we are with chart number 39 and I have to say, given my own chart, that I am absolutely in favour of the number 1 selection!!  Again, quite an even selection over the different albums and I'm still surprised by some of those songs that just consistently keep turning up in the high reaches.  Not really surprised as they're great songs, but it's great that there are some songs that absolutely everyone loves.  Might there be a chart coming that turns that on its head...?

Today we have a special guest chart, not part of the top 50 as it is only a top 3, but nevertheless an interesting peek into the mind of a name that will be familiar to any of us 90s kids!!  So, courtesy of our own recent contributor David Wells, I have the pleasure to announce the top 3 Manics songs of Les 'Fruitbat' Carter of top beat combo Carter USM!!  Oh, how we chuckle to ourselves at number 3....

1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Australia
3. Kevin Carter

So, as the final chart looms what are people's thoughts about how we do it?  My initial plans are two separate tweet-downs of 50-26 and 25-1 over a period of two days - can people wait until the weekend of the 7th and 8th of September?!  I think a weekend would mean more people are around to see it and also gives me a week to pull everything together.  What do you think?  Anyway, take it away Meg...

Meg Johnson @manicstreetmeg
1. Motown Junk
2. Faster
3. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
4. Yes
5. Motorcycle Emptiness
6. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
7. The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever
8. A Design for Life
9. Marlon JD
10. Slash N' Burn
11. 1985
12. The Girl Who Wanted to be God
13. Judge Yr'self
14. Bag Lady
15. Sleepflower
16. Door to the River
17. Your Love Alone is not Enough
18. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
19. Ocean Spray
20. The Love of Richard Nixon
21. Let Robeson Sing
22. Indian Summer
23. Kevin Carter
24. 4st 7lbs
25. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
26. Empty Souls
27. William's Last Words
28. Little Baby Nothing
29. Some Kind of Nothingness
30. The Intense Humming of Evil
31. The Masses Against the Classes
32. Stay Beautiful
33. Nobody Loved You
34. Prologue to History
35. Send Away the Tigers
36. Removables
37. Life Becoming a Landslide
38. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
39. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH)
40. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
41. This Joke Sport Severed
42. The Everlasting
43. Revol
44. Show Me the Wonder
45. She is Suffering
46. Damn Dog
47. Golden Platitudes
48. All is Vanity
49. Australia
50. Die in the Summertime

By Era
Generation Terrorists 7
Gold Against the Soul 3
The Holy Bible 8
Everything Must Go 7
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 5
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 5
Postcards From a Young Man 4
Others 3

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 33)

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