NME’s 100 Greatest Tracks Of Its Lifetime

    In honor of “sixty years as the world’s greatest music magazine,” British glossy NME picked the 100 greatest songs that have been released in its lifetime.

    The list is predictably Brit-heavy, with Joy Division, Pulp, David Bowie, and New Order taking four of the top five spots. The Stone Roses pop up twice in the top 20, and somehow the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” beats out “God Only Knows.”

    It’s all in good fun, though, and readers can find the full list, including interviews with some of the artists on their own tracks, through either a digital or physical copy. And if you’re really bloody mad about the picks, you can vote for your own top track in their reader’s poll (The Killers’ “Mr Brightside” is currently king of the hill). Top twenty posted below.

    1. 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’