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1. Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead.
2. New Order – Blue Monday.
3. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Spellbound.
4. Nirvana – Sliver.
5. Hard On’s – Busted / Suck N Swallow.
6. Dead Kennedys – Holiday In Cambodia.
7. Specials – Ghost Town.
8. Adam & The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier.
9. Gaye Bykers On Acid – Nosedive Karma.
10. Laurie Anderson – O’ Superman.
11. Primal Scream – Loaded.
12. The Damned – Stretcher Case.
13. Portishead – Glory Box.
14. Johnny Foreigner – Salt, Peppa & Spinderella.
15. Radiohead – Just.
16. The Misfits – Bullet.
17. The Exploited – Dead Cities.
18. Godflesh – Slateman.
19. The Jam – Funeral Pyre.
20. Money Mark – Hand In Your Head.
I'm going to confess that I've never heard 1,3,5,9,10,12,14,16,17,19,20
so I guess we have lots in common!
And then... oh.
(I'm actually a massive, massive Johnny Foreigner fanboy but I don't think that's the fourteenth best single ever released by any stretch of the imagination.)
You sure? If not, remedy this situation.
There was a thread about it:
1. If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next - Manic Street Preachers
2. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
3. Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
4. Paranoid Android - Radiohead
5. 1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
6. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
7. Panic - The Smiths
8. You Get What You Give - New Radicals
9. All Apologies - Nirvana
10. Common People - Pulp
11. Orange Crush - R.E.M.
12. Vapour Trail - Ride
13. Atmosphere - Joy Division
14. Great Southern Land - Icehouse
15. Mad World - Gary Jules
16. The Killing Moon - Echo & the Bunnymen
17. For Tomorrow - Blur
19. Neighborhoods #1 (Tunnels) - Arcade Fire
20. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas
Nothing very out-there, although makes for a pleasant playlist.
Nothing came up.
Ah fuck it, some single by either Flaming Lips or Modest Mouse or something, I can't be bothered.
*18. Some fucking thing
I got it straight away:
Thanks for the replies. It is just records that influenced me, I guess it's more of a personal list than a definitive "Best 20 Singles Ever". All of them records have personal resonance for me and mark some great times.