NME’s Top 20 Songs of the Past 60 Years

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NME, the venerable, pioneering British music mag, turns 60 this month. Like any good 60 year-old, NME is reflecting on the its past and choosing the 20 Greatest Songs from its lifetime (if you still find yourself at a newsstand from time to time, you can pick up the print edition of this month’s NME and catch the full 100 song list). Of course, one of them is Dizzee Rascal’s “Fix Up, Look Sharp,” and Oasis outranks the Beatles and Michael Jackson. Check out the list below and feel free to rage or agree.

20 The Stone Roses – “I Am The Resurrection”
19 Madonna – “Like A Prayer”
18 The Beach Boys – “God Only Knows”
17 Bob Dylan – “Like A Rolling Stone”
16 The Cure – “Boys Don”t Cry”
15 The Beatles – “A Day In The Life”
14 Sex Pistols – “God Save The Queen”
13 Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean”
12 The Ronettes – “Be My Baby”
11 The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy For The Devil”
10 Oasis – “Wonderwall”
09 Dizzee Rascal – “Fix Up, Look Sharp”
08 The Specials – “Ghost Town”
07 The Smiths – “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”
06 The Stone Roses – “She Bangs The Drums”
05 New Order – “Blue Monday”
04 The Beach Boys – “Good Vibratons”
03 David Bowie – “Heroes”
02 Pulp – “Common People”
01 Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

(NME)

  • http://twitter.com/eric_chance Eric

    making a list like this simply disrespects the beauty and diversity of the art that is music