Friday, 30 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 30th August 2013

So, from a conversation between 3 or 4 people on Twitter to the grand total of 50 charts!!  And by the sounds of it a few more last minute entries to come as well!!  Our 50th slot was taken by another special guest in the form of the second chart here today....but more on that shortly.

Our first chart today has managed to be unique in a number of ways!  First of all another new number one but secondly we had two songs which had been in all 48 charts so far.....neither of them made it here!  But saying that, it's another one of those incredibly even charts across the albums and nice to see a few different songs getting their day in the higher reaches of a chart.

And so to our 50th chart contributed by Ben Myers, a journalist for a number of major music publications over the years and author of, among other things, the novel 'Richard'.  To quote another quote about the book itself - "A sympathetic and sad imagining of the boy who became a reluctant pop idol".  The boy in question of course being Richey Edwards.  Stupid me only just heard of this book while talking to other fans through these charts, so I will definitely be finding myself a copy in the near future.

Ben admitted to me that his chart may be weighted towards the earlier albums and it proved to be so!!  As with another chart along similar lines last week though I personally love seeing some of the older songs taking their turn in the chart, especially some of the old B-sides.  And I'm certainly not going to argue with his choice of number one, with it being the same as mine!!

Thanks to Hannah Bevan for originally approaching Ben to take part, I'm sure she's still on cloud 9 from having her question answered by Nicky Wire on the NME Twitter page yesterday (as did fellow top 50 contributors Monkey Marl, KB2X and Lenchik)!!

Final reminder if you are taking part - get your charts to me by the end of tomorrow, Saturday 31st, if you want to be included in the final chart and a big thank you to everyone who has taken part so far!!!!

Harriet Hey @harriet_hey
1. Cardiff Afterlife
2. PCP
3. Enola/Alone
4. Glasnost
5. Me and Stephen Hawking
6. Roses in the Hospital
7. Judge Yr'self
8. The Girl Who Wanted To Be God
9. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
10. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach
11. I Think I Found It
12. Yes
13. This Is Yesterday
14. 1985
15. Nobody Loved You
16. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
17. Another Invented Disease
18. Nostalgic Pushead
19. Hazelton Avenue
20. A Design For Life
21. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
22. Socialist Serenade
23. There by the Grace of God
24. Williams Last Words
25. Suicide Alley
26. Crucifix Kiss
27. Born a Girl
28. Always/Never
29. Loves Sweet Exile
30. Tsunami
31. The Masses Against The Classes
32. Life Becoming a Landslide
33. Lady Lazarus
34. The Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel
35. Out of Time
36. Rewind the Film
37. Teenage 20/20
38. A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun
39. Black Dog on my Shoulder
40. The Second Great Depression
41. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
42. Virginia State Epileptic Colony
43. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
44. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
45. Take The Skinheads Bowling
46. The Year of Purification
47. Intravenous Agnostic
48. Your Love Alone is Not Enough
49. Nat West - Barclays - Midlands - Lloyds
50. Underdogs

By Era
Generation Terrorists 6
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 5
Everything Must Go 6
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 5
Know Your Enemy 4
Lifeblood 4
Send Away the Tigers 4
Journal for Plague Lovers 4
Postcards From a Young Man 4
Others 4

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 14)


Benjamin Myers @BenMyers1
1. Motown Junk
2. Faster
3. Suicide Alley
4. Spectators Of Suicide
5. Yes
6. You Love Us
7. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
8. Stay Beautiful
9. RP McMurphy
10. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
11. From Despair To Where
12. A Design For Life
13. PCP
14. Soul Contamination
15. This Is Yesterday
16. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
17. Revol
18. Yourself
19. Love’s Sweet Exile
20. Sleepflower
21. Die in the Summertime
22. UK Channel Boredom
23. Motorcycle Emptiness
24. No Surface All Feeling
25. 4st 7lb
26. New Art Riot
27. Little Baby Nothing
28. Slash N’ Burn
29. Sculpture of Man
30. Kevin Carter
31. Repeat
32. Tennessee
33. Judge Yr’self
34. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
35. Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky
36. Strip It Down
37. A Vision Of Dead Desire
38. Us Against You
39. Teenage 20/20
40. Born to End
41. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
42. Mausoleum
43. You Stole the Sun from My Heart
44. Nat West–Barclays–Midlands–Lloyds
45. Of Walking Abortion
46. Drug Drug Druggy
47. Crucifix Kiss
48. Comfort Comes
49. Archives of Pain
50. Another Invented Disease

By Era
Generation Terrorists 22
Gold Against the Soul 7
The Holy Bible 13
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 2
Know Your Enemy 0
Lifeblood 0
Send Away the Tigers 1
Journal for Plague Lovers 0
Postcards From a Young Man 0
Others 0

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 27)

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