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Anyone got this list ? It's with this weeks NME & includes classic songs from most of the usual suspects (Stones, Beatles etc) plus a few newies (Killers, Franz Ferdinand). The list itself has no order though each song has been put into 3 categories (so 25 in each). Also, it seems to have been compiled by the NME writer's in association with some kind of I-Pod. Again, i studipdly haven't got the full list on me right now so this is what i can remember :
Beatles : I want To Hold Your Hand
Stones : (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Smiths : How soon Is Now
Nirvana : Smells Like Teen Spirit
Public Enemy : Fight The Power
White Stripes : 7 Nation Army
Velvet Underground : I'm Waiting For The Man
Blur : Girls & Boys
Oasis : Live Forever
U2 : New Years Day
Pixies : Debaser
Joy Division : Love Will Tear Us Apart
Yeah Yeah Yeah's : Maps
The Who : My Generation
The Prodigy : Firestarter
Franz Ferdinand : Take Me Out
The Strokes : Last Nite
The Killers : Somebody Told Me
Coldplay : Yellow
Manic Street Preachers : You Love Us
Sex Pistols : Anarchy In The UK
The Clash : London Calling
Madonna : Into The Groove
Dexies Midnight Runners : Geno
Prince : When Doves Cry (i think)
Bob Marley : No Woman No Cry (i think)
Elvis Presley : Heartbreak Hotel (i think)
Right, i've now got the list - separate little magazine in fact - & it's actually called :
NME Essentials - 75 Songs That Defined Rock 'n' Roll
Here's the synopsis :
'Taking its lead from iTunes Essentials, NME has decided to create its own playlist. NME's Essentials is a 75-track salute to the heroes who have consistently fuelled the seeds of debate, dissent, shock and awe. Much head-scratching, hair-pulling and sulking in the loos went into the decision-making process, and we feel we've come up with a virtual box-set of delights. itunes splits its Essentials into three categories - 'The Basics' or greatest hits, 'Next Steps', a greatest hits volume 2 & 'Deep Cuts', for the more obscure tracks.'
So here's the full list, in their categories, in alphabetical order by artist...&, actually, The Beatles aren't included...
The Basics :
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales From San Francisco
Blur - Girls & Boys
The Clash - London Calling
Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
Elvis - Heartbreak Hotel
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Killers - Somebody Told Me
The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
Manic Street Preachers - You Love Us
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Oasis - Live Forever
The Pixies - Debaser
Radiohead - I Want None Of It
Razorlight - Golden Touch
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now ?
The Stone Roses - Love Spreads
The Streets - Dry Your Eyes
The Strokes - Last Nite
The White Stripes - 7 Nation Army
The Who - My Generation
U2 - New Years Day
Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man
Next Steps :
David Bowie - Changes
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Blondie - One Way Or Another
The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!
Coldplay - Yellow
Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha
The Cure - In Between Days
Eminem - My Name Is
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
Happy Mondays - Step On
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
The La's - There She Goes
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Primal Scream - Loaded
The Prodigy - Firestarter
Public Enemy - Fight The Power
Pulp - Common People
Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
Roxy Music - Street Life
T Rex - Jeepster
The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Maps
Deep Cuts :
ABC - The Look Of Love
Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy
Arcade Fire - Power Cut
The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
The Breeders - Cannonball
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love...
Dexies Midnight Runners - Geno
The Doors - People are Strange
Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On
The Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize
The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough
The Jam - Going Underground
Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Do It)
LCD Soundsystem - Losing my Edge
Madonna - Into The Groove
Morrissey - Suedehead
Prince - When Doves Cry
Queens Of The Stone Age - The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
The Rapture - House Of Jealous Lovers
Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Underworld - Born Slippy
And what, exactly, is wrong with the NME ?...ok, so it's not aimed at the middle aged a la Mojo but it still generally deals with quality 'New' / alternative music. And, anyway, all their previous lists are included here at AM.
That's a fun list. Thanks Charlie. Perhaps I'm a bit obtuse, but what do the category distinctions signify? From less to more "sophisticated", or ... ?
They don't signify anything beyond what's in the synopsis (The Basics = Greatest Hits, Next Steps = Greatest Hits Volume 2, Deep Cuts = 'the more obscure tracks') so each song should carry equal points.
it looks like a fierce "battle" among "Into the Groove," "Like a Virgin" and "Like a Prayer" (which indeed will be gaining momentum with the next round of updates, and lists that have yet to be added therafter).
I just noticed that- is that supposed to be a funny, regarding those tracks? :)
I'm afraid that this list cannot be included as a lot of music (Beatles, Led Zeppelin, etc.) cannot be downloaded from the UK iTunes store. It's pretty obvious that they have been excluded because of that and I don't know what other artists that might have been excluded.
I'm not going to lose to much sleep about that!
this as just saying it took its cue from the iTunes Essentials thingie, and created its *own* list. Is it directly associated with the iTunes store, then? I didn't interpret that from that introductory write-up, just that it "stole" the idea. Hmm.
How have songs like "I Want None Of It" and "Last Nite" defined rock and roll? Who even knows those songs outside of die-hard fans and maybe some critics?
I imagine that the inclusion of "I Want None of It" was to get people to d/l it and donate to WarChild (not a bad thing obviously.) I can't think of any reason for it.
"Last Nite" however is deservedly on a list like that and to say that only die hards have heard of the biggest single on what for many people, rightly or wrongly, is considered the start of a new wave of rock bands this decade. It is regular played on the radio in the UK and I guess would chart high up if Radio 1 ever held their favourite 100 songs poll among the listeners.
However, the list is still ridiculous and if had been in the NME when I used to read it as a 17 year old i'd probably be quite insulted.
I think some of this choices is bullshit... Razorlight define rock and roll? There's nothing about Led Zepellin or MC5, but Arctic Monkeys? How can it be possible???????????????? Waste of time
"Last Nite" hasnt stood the test of time imo. I always thought the Strokes were being over-rated at the time and now I find them exceedingly bland. I predict their albums will nose-dive down the the best of charts over the coming years.