NME 2014 The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

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13 songs:
Blur

12 songs:
David Bowie

10 songs:
Oasis

8 songs:
Arctic Monkeys

6 songs:
Jay-Z
Nick Cave (And the Bad Seeds)
Pixies
Pulp
The Stone Roses

5 songs:
Manic Street Preachers
Suede
The Cure
The Kinks
The Smiths
Oh man ... What a joke!
Blur 13 songs???? Oasis 10??? Arctic 8? :-x
I really like these bands, but with MANY songs in a top 500 :?

On the other hand:
3 songs:
Elvis Presley
Marvin Gaye
Michael Jackson
The Who

2 songs:
Madonna

1 Song:
Stevie Wonder
Led Zeppelin
Aretha Franklin
Chuck Berry
U2

0 Songs:
Ray Charles(!!!)
Little Richard
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I'm a huge fan of both Blur and Oasis, but even I think they're a bit overrepresented on this list.

However, I'm hoping that this list will help boost their artist rankings after a significant fall for both of them last update.
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JR, was there a reason why you replaced Saint Etienne's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" by "Stone Roses' "I Am the Resurrection" at #268? The latter song is placed at #100.
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Yes there is- because I forgot to update the file from which I pulled the full top 500. :)

NME's site had the cover art for 268, but no text (not sure if that's changed by now)- and then NME's Spotify list had placed those two tracks in the wrong spots.

I corrected the full 500 list and all is right with the list. :mrgreen:
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JR, I have another, minor correction. Unless there actually is an artist called Higher Than the Sun that recorded a song titled "Primal Scream," the artist and title for #170 seem to be reversed.
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Thanks for the heads-up, Harold. It's fixed.

Between all the copying and pasting, and moving quotation marks, band names and song titles around, a couple of typos aren't too bad, eh? :D
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I just like how this list is so varied. Could use more non-English-language songs (like the 1001 Songs book), but just as a fountain of information for a music nerd like me, it does the job.
No Biggie, 2pac, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, or Billy Joel, though. Bummer.
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I just want to say that this magazine didn't include "Stairway to Heaven" in their top "500" songs of all time. They also think "Last Nite" (I love Strokes but they are not top 10 material at all) and "Maps" deserve to be in the top 50 but "Imagine" doesn't. At least, NME and I both think SLTS is the greatest song of all time.

Overall this is a good list but excluding STH is a huge huge downgrade.
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Arsalan wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:28 pm I just want to say that this magazine didn't include "Stairway to Heaven" in their top "500" songs of all time. They also think "Last Nite" (I love Strokes but they are not top 10 material at all) and "Maps" deserve to be in the top 50 but "Imagine" doesn't. At least, NME and I both think SLTS is the greatest song of all time.

Overall this is a good list but excluding STH is a huge huge downgrade.
I feel the same way with not including Bohemian Rhapsody. If RS putting that song #163 was an insult, NME excluding it altogether is a criminal offense. Led Zeppelin and Queen just don't seem to be favored by NME, unfortunately.

Imagine at #476 is actually worse IMO. Its' a very odd choice.
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"Last Nite" and "Maps" in the top 50 and "Imagine" not is perfectly accurate IMO.
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