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)
1
33%
Everything Must Go (1996)
1
33%
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (1998)
1
33%
Know Your Enemy (2001)
0
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Lifeblood (2004)
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Send Away the Tigers (2007)
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No votes
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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Postby Undercover » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:00 pm

#10 - great
#8,9 - sour cream :)
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Postby heppolo » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:00 pm

7.A Design For Life
Album: Everything Must Go
Released: April 15, 1996
Chart position: #2(UK), #17(Ireland), #50(Australia), #48(New Zealand)
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A mammoth single which marked the change of fortunes for the band and for the britpop itself.
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Postby heppolo » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:13 pm

6. Empty Souls
Album: Lifeblood
Released: January 10, 2005
Chart position: #2(UK), #28(Ireland)
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Somehow the band themselves doesn't like that single much but I'm a fan of the song, the b-sides and the music video especially I enjoy their casual life bits.
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Postby navi » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:33 pm

just five places left and so much my favorites still not appear
(motorcycle, from despair to where, life becoming a landslide, you stole the sun)
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:07 pm

5. You Stole The Sun From My Heart
Album: This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Released: March 8, 1999
Chart position: #5(UK), #20(Ireland)
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That pinball sounding sample makes the song special. But anyway easily one of their best
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Postby navi » Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:25 am

my post above this said everything
8-) # 5
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:05 am

4. The Masses Against The Classes
Album: non-album single
Released: January 10, 2000
Chart position: #1(UK), #7(Ireland), #4(Finland), #12(Norway)
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One of the best #1 singles ever and shows a punk rock side of Manics. What's more weird is that it doesn't even have an official video for it. The single cover art is also special
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Postby heppolo » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:12 pm

3. Motorcycle Emptiness
Album: Generation Terrorists
Released: June 1, 1992
Chart position: #17(UK), #21 (Ireland), #35 (New Zealand)
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This was probably the first sign that Manic Street Preachers were definitely 4REAL.
Amazing guitar lines and hooks, ferocious lyrics, phenomenal synergy.
In the music video they do look like the weirdest boyband ever though, James is looking as fine as ever, Richey's a typical rockstar, Nicky's a bit too glam, Sean's a metalhead :D
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:18 pm

3. Motorcycle Emptiness

Good song, never heard it before.
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Postby heppolo » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:04 pm

CrazyCrazy wrote:3. Motorcycle Emptiness

Good song, never heard it before.
Strange :)
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:21 pm

Oh well, I've heard it now. :P
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Postby navi » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:25 am

CrazyCrazy wrote:Oh well, I've heard it now. :P
Good for you :wink:
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Postby heppolo » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:54 pm

2. Faster
Album: The Holy Bible
Released: June 6, 1994
Chart position: #16(UK)
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Their angriest single came agonizigly close to a #1 spot here. It's the band's own favourite single, Richey provided lyrics which stood the test of time. Music video is a bit too bleak
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Postby Undercover » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:51 pm

So, The Everlasting or Kevin Carter, which of these 2 great songs failed to make Top 20? Or maybe both? :lol:
Great #2. 8-)
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Postby heppolo » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:45 pm

1. Kevin Carter
Album: Everything Must Go
Released: September 30, 1996
Chart position: #9(UK)
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It takes a photo-finish for me to separate #1 and #2, but I just love this music video and middle 8. An astonishing single with glorious b-sides to add.
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Postby Undercover » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:34 am

heppolo wrote:1. Kevin Carter
Not only my #1 Manics' song, but also in my Top 10 favourite songs of all time. :) The instrumental part between 1:13 and 2:12 is just majestic. 8-)

Thans for the great countdown, heppolo. Wishing you a bright New Year. :D
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Postby heppolo » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:44 pm

Thanks,
"Everlasting" for me was the wrong single choice. I'd prefer either "Ready for drowning", "I'm not working" or most likely "S.Y.M.M.". All of the songs are very cinematic and could have been huge with an appropriate music video.
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