Heppolo's Manic Street Preachers' Singles Top 20

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The single from which MSP album will top my personal ranking

Generation Terrorists (1992)
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Gold Against the Soul (1993)
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The Holy Bible (1994)
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33%
Everything Must Go (1996)
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33%
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (1998)
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33%
Know Your Enemy (2001)
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Lifeblood (2004)
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Send Away the Tigers (2007)
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Journal for Plague Lovers (2009)
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Postcards from a Young Man (2010)
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Rewind the Film (2013)
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Futurology (2014)
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Forever Delayed
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Lipstick Traces
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National Treasures
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Non-album single
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Total votes : 3

Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:08 pm

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One of the best rock bands to come out of the United Kingdom in the last decade of the 20th century and arguably the most profound lyricists have a vast back catalogue. Which may seem ironic, as originally they thought of recording only one album and then disbanding. So let's start the countdown
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Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:13 pm

20. Show Me The Wonder
Album: Rewind The Film
Release Date: September 9,2013
Chart position: #77 (UK)
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One of the more cheerful singles of MSP, still characteristically theirs.
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:01 pm

Sweet song, reminds me of Beautiful South. :D
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Postby heppolo » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:26 am

19.You Love Us
Album: Generation Terrorists
Release Date:May 7, 1991 (original release); January 16, 1992 (re-recorded version)
Chart Position: #62 (UK, original release); #16 (re-recorded version)
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Postby navi » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:44 pm

only 20?
Don't like much You love us
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Postby heppolo » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:25 pm

navi wrote:only 20?
Some of their singles were not as good as the others)
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Postby heppolo » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:08 pm

18. Tsunami
Album: This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Release Date: July 5, 1999
Chart Position: #11 (UK), #23 (Ireland), #13 (Finland)
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Postby Undercover » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:26 pm

Wow, interesting! Wonder where my personal favourite "Kevin Carter" will land. :)
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Postby heppolo » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:06 pm

Undercover wrote:Wow, interesting! Wonder where my personal favourite "Kevin Carter" will land. :)
we'll see :)
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Postby heppolo » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:32 pm

17.Found That Soul
Album:Know Your Enemy
Release Date: February 26, 2001
Chart Position: #9(UK), #17 (Ireland)
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Raw and in your face type of song which proved that Manics were still as rock'n'roll as ever
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:29 am

16. The Love Of Richard Nixon
Album:Lifeblood
Release Date: October 18, 2004
Chart Position: #2(UK), #17 (Ireland)
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One of their most pop-tastic releases in terms of sound but the lyrics are stellar here
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:36 am

15,(It's Not War) Just the End of Love
Album: Postcards from a Young Man
Release Date: September 13,2010
Chart position: #28 (UK)
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Their last top 40 single as of now. Features rather bizarre but interesting music video
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:57 am

14. Ocean Spray
Album: Know Your Enemy
Release Date: June 4, 2001
Chart position: #15 (UK), #28 (Ireland)
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Amazing song and, as for me, it had potential to become a real hit for them. Would have placed it higher but the b-sides weren't as good as what'll follow this single in my countdown
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Postby navi » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:03 pm

15 and 14 both great
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:14 pm

13.Everything Must Go
Album: Everything Must Go
Release Date: July 22, 1996
Chart position: #5 (UK), #18 (Finland)
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Good b-side "Black Garden" adds to the good nature of this single. :)
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Postby andrej » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:32 pm

My personal favourite is "Motorcycle Emptiness". Looking forward to see the next 12, heppolo! :D
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:48 pm

12. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
Album: This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Release Date: August 24, 1998
Chart position: #1 (UK), #3 (Ireland), #21 (Sweden), #49 (Australia), #44 (New Zealand), #79 (Germany), #63 (Belgium)
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The precious number one single, amazing video and even a minor hit abroad. Minor bump in this shiny road is the Massive Attack remix which I just can't stand.
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Postby Undercover » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:23 pm

16. The Love Of Richard Nixon

The first time I heard that song I couldn't realise what had happened with the MSP. :lol: Quite a cute song, but then again an extremely risky step. This song was the beginning of the end imo. On the other hand, I'm glad that they refuses to give up. :)
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Postby heppolo » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:40 am

Undercover wrote:16. The Love Of Richard Nixon

The first time I heard that song I couldn't realise what had happened with the MSP. :lol: Quite a cute song, but then again an extremely risky step. This song was the beginning of the end imo. On the other hand, I'm glad that they refuses to give up. :)
You've got to hear Nicky Wire's interview on the subject of this song. The lyrics are great though
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Postby heppolo » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:27 am

11.Australia
Album: Everything Must Go
Release Date: December 2,1996
Chart position: #7(UK)
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Just missing the Top 10, great single from a wonderful album. The actual music video comes off as a bit lazy but anyway :) B-sides are also worth listening to
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Postby heppolo » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:28 am

So we are halfway there. Let's hear what the band got to say on the subject
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Postby heppolo » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:40 am

10. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (feat. Nina Persson)
Album: Send Away The Tigers
Release Date: April 30, 2007
Chart position: #2(UK), #7(Ireland), #5(Norway), #20(New Zealand), #57 (Belgium), #48(Sweden)
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Nina really added to this song. Her vocals here are great, I also enjoy the video and b-sides. I was a bit upset by the fact it barely missed the #1 spot.
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Postby heppolo » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:11 pm

9.La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)
Album: Gold Against The Soul
Release Date: July 26,1993
Chart position: #22 (UK)
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Nice song and a glorious b-side :)
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Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:01 pm

8.So Why So Said
Album:Know Your Enemy
Release Date: February 26, 2001
Chart Position: #8(UK), #16 (Ireland), #4(Finland), #26(Sweden), #94(Germany)
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The closest Manics come to a psychedelic pop sound. Meaningful video and my favourite b-side make this single Top 10
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Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:05 pm

That b-side is worth the post
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