Friday, 22 May 2015

Manics Top 50s - 22nd May 2015

Today's chart comes from an absolutely invaluable resource for Manics fans, MSPPedia, which you can find by clicking here.  I was recently able to view the setlist of my first ever Manics gig in 1994 on the site (thanks to Monkey Marl for pointing out it was now listed!) which I was really pleased about, what a setlist it was!  It's a treasure trove of Manics-related information, which will keep the obsessives among us (all of us?) happy for hours.

But back to the charts and Lifeblood manages to get itself a top share of songs this time alongside This is My Truth in terms of overall entries, while our big hitters continue to take the top spots.  Whether it's enough to change the order of last time still remains to be seen.

The bank holiday weekend starts here and with just over a week to go I imagine a few of you will be putting the finishing touches to your own charts, so I look forward to seeing them and adding your votes to the total!

MSPpedia @MSPpedia
1. A Design for Life
2. Motorcycle Emptiness
3. Black Dog on my Shoulder
4. Your Love Alone is not Enough
5. 1985
6. This Sullen Welsh Heart
7. Faster
8. Yes
9. Peeled Apples
10. Prologue to History
11. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
12. From Despair to Where
13. Archives of Pain
14. Dreaming a City (Hughesovka)
15. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
16. Mausoleum
17. Motown Junk
18. The Masses Against the Classes
19. Enola/Alone
20. You Love Us
21. Rewind the Film
22. Found That Soul
23. This Joke Sport Severed
24. Send Away the Tigers
25. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
26. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
27. Europa Geht Durch Mich
28. 4 Ever Delayed
29. Ready For Drowning
30. To Repel Ghosts
31. Epicentre
32. Fragments
33. Some Kind of Nothingness
34. Be Natural
35. Slash N' Burn
36. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
37. I Live to Fall Asleep
38. Cardiff Afterlife
39. Roses in the Hospital
40. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll
41. Let Robeson Sing
42. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
43. Little Baby Nothing
44. 30-Year War
45. Solitude Sometimes Is
46. A Song For Departure
47. The Everlasting
48. No Surface All Feeling
49. Masking Tape
50. Let's Go To War

By Era
Generation Terrorists 6
Gold Against the Soul 3
The Holy Bible 5
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 7
Know Your Enemy 4
Lifeblood 7
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 1
Rewind the Film 3
Futurology 3
Others 2

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Manics Top 50s - 21st May 2015

Today's chart leans heavily on the first five albums, taking a decent chunk from each, but with an almost equal representation from the remaining seven albums when looked at together.  The big hitters again take the big places in terms of points too but there are still a lot of points up for grabs as we close in on the 31st May deadline.

It's possible we may end up with multiple blogs on some days as the deadline looms, I'm expecting to be busy!  So if you've been thinking about yours but not got round to it yet, what are you waiting for?!

David Keen @division80
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. A Design For Life
3. No Surface All Feeling
4. Little Baby Nothing
5. You Love Us
6. Faster
7. Die in the Summertime
8. Suicide is Painless (Theme From MASH)
9. Yes
10. Postcards From a Young Man
11. Anthem For a Lost Cause
12. From Despair to Where
13. Enola/Alone
14. Autumnsong
15. 4 Ever Delayed
16. 4st 7lb
17. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
18. Life Becoming a Landslide
19. Roses in the Hospital
20. Revol
21. Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky
22. Sleepflower
23. She is Suffering
24. Rewind the Film
25. Show Me the Wonder
26. Futurology
27. Send Away the Tigers
28. Peeled Apples
29. 1985
30. Ocean Spray
31. Stay Beautiful
32. La Tristessa Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
33. PCP
34. Tsunami
35. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
36. Kevin Carter
37. Everything Must Go
38. The Everlasting
39. Australia
40. Slash N' Burn
41. Empty Souls
42. Your Love Alone is not Enough
43. You're Tender and You're Tired
44. Prologue to History
45. Black Dog on my Shoulder
46. This Joke Sport Severed
47. Mr Carbohydrate
48. Intravenous Agnostic
49. Hazelton Avenue
50. Walk Me to the Bridge

By Era
Generation Terrorists 6
Gold Against the Soul 5
The Holy Bible 7
Everything Must Go 9
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 6
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 2
Rewind the Film 3
Futurology 2
Others 1

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Manics Top 50s - 19th May 2015

Today's chart is another one that's pretty even, no one album pulling away from the rest in the number of picks and representation from every one.  A familiar number one again staking its claim for its own push into the top 2 of the big chart after last time.

As of today there are only 12 more days to get your chart in.  This is chart number 37 and I know there are a lot of you out there that are planning on submitting a chart so hopefully we can beat last time's total of 62.  Feel free to recruit anyone you can to help us get as many contributors as possible, the more people we have the more accurate and representative the final chart will be!

D @milliondrones
1. A Design For Life
2. Motorcycle Emptiness
3. Nobody Loved You
4. Yes
5. Roses In The Hospital
6. Bag Lady
7. 1985
8. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
9. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
10. You Love Us
11. William’s Last Words
12. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
13. Black Square
14. No Surface All Feeling
15. Postcards From A Young Man
16. Tsunami
17. Faster
18. 30-Year War
19. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
20. Glasnost
21. All We Make Is Entertainment
22. Found That Soul
23. Me & Stephen Hawking
24. The Masses Against The Classes
25. The Second Great Depression
26. Golden Platitudes
27. Interiors (Song For Willem de Kooning)
28. Marlon JD
29. Misguided Missile
30. This Is Yesterday
31. She Bathed Herself In A Bath Of Bleach
32. The Everlasting
33. Underdogs
34. (It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love
35. Mausoleum
36. You Stole The Sun From My Heart
37. Stay Beautiful
38. Revol
39. Tennessee
40. Journal For Plague Lovers
41. Futurology
42. Enola/Alone
43. The Next Jet To Leave Moscow
44. Let Robeson Sing
45. 4 Ever Delayed
46. The Girl Who Wanted To Be God
47. So Why So Sad
48. Running Out Of Fantasy
49. Removables
50. A Song For Departure

By Era
Generation Terrorists 4
Gold Against the Soul 2
The Holy Bible 6
Everything Must Go 6
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 5
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 6
Postcards From a Young Man 4
Rewind the Film 2
Futurology 4
Others 2

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Manics Top 50s - 13th May 2015

It's another two returning contributors from last time today and while in the first chart the number one manages to retain its place, the rest of the chart is quite different.  A healthy dose of songs from the latest two albums and a big reshuffle elsewhere, but let's face it, it would be boring if we kept it the same, right?!  I'm sure most of us would change them around if we were asked again the following day!

The second chart also manages to retain its number one and is probably the biggest chart of the underdog so far, ticking off a number of our no-vote songs in the process.  It's also significant for being weighted more towards the second half of the band's career, yet still, every era manages to see at least one vote.

Phillimess @phillimess
1. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
2. Sorrow 16
3. Roses In The Hospital
4. Motown Junk
5. Stay Beautiful 
6. Strip It Down
7. Methadone Pretty
8. Never Want Again
9. Motorcycle Emptiness
10. Are Mothers Saints
11. Condemned To Rock 'N' Roll
12. Hanging On
13. Crucifix Kiss 
14. Masking Tape
15. Born To End
16. Locust Valley
17. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart 
18. 4 Ever Delayed
19. Die In The Summertime
20. Anthem For A Lost Cause
21. Some Kind Of Nothingness 
22. Doors Closing Slowly
23. There By The Grace Of God
24. Of Walking Abortion
25. The Descent (Pages 1 & 2)
26. Rewind The Film
27. The Soulmates
28. Archives Of Pain
29. Golden Platitudes
30. This Joke Sport Severed 
31. Black Square
32. Leviathan 
33. Faster
34. A Design For Life
35. Kevin Carter
36. Ready For Drowning
37. Running Out Of Fantasy 
38. Everyone Knows/Nobody Cares
39. Be Natural
40. The Everlasting
41. 3 Ways To See Despair
42. Heyday Of The Blood
43. Umbrella
44. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
45. I'm Just A Patsy
46. 1985
47. Imperial Bodybags
48. Everything Must Go
49. Freedom Of Speech Won't Feed My Children
50. The Next Jet To Leave Moscow 

By Era
Generation Terrorists 10
Gold Against the Soul 3
The Holy Bible 5
Everything Must Go 4
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 4
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 3
Rewind the Film 4
Futurology 2
Others 4

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laura @lonelyaesthetic
1. Ocean Spray
2. Rewind the Film
3. Peeled Apples
4. We Were Never Told
5. This is Yesterday
6. As Holy as the Soil (That Buries Your Skin)
7. Anorexic Rodin
8. Autumnsong
9. Black Square
10. Faster
11. Sepia
12. Melancholyme
13. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach
14. Mausoleum
15. Last Exit on Yesterday
16. This Sullen Welsh Heart
17. Spectators of Suicide
18. Blistered Mirrors
19. Vision Blurred
20. Leviathan
21. Doors Closing Slowly
22. Boxes and Lists
23. Askew Road
24. Manorbier
25. Masking Tape
26. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
27. I Know the Numbers
28. Red Rubber
29. Winterlovers
30. Anthem For a Lost Cause
31. Tsunami
32. Welcome to the Dead Zone
33. Marlon JD
34. Another Invented Disease
35. You Stole the Sun From My Heart
36. Some Kind of Nothingness
37. Indian Summer
38. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
39. Buildings For Dead People
40. Archives of Pain
41. Journal For Plague Lovers
42. The Sound of Detachment
43. The Vorticists
44. Love Torn Us Under
45. Die in the Summertime
46. Umbrella
47. Solitude Sometimes Is
48. Empty Motorcade
49. Comfort Comes
50. See It Like Sutherland

By Era
Generation Terrorists 3
Gold Against the Soul 1
The Holy Bible 6
Everything Must Go 2
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 4
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 7
Journal for Plague Lovers 6
Postcards From a Young Man 3
Rewind the Film 7
Futurology 4
Others 3

Monday, 11 May 2015

Manics Top 50s - 11th May 2015

Today's entry sees a familiar number one, staking its claim this time to rise from the number 3 spot in the overall chart and break into the top two.  This Is My Truth puts up a valiant fight against The Holy Bible in the By Era chart with 7 entries as every album is represented and we manage to tick off another no-vote song, although a B-side this time (not telling which though!).  Keep them coming!

David Scullion @scully161280
1. A Design For Life
2. Archives of Pain
3. Door to the River
4. Tsunami
5. Rewind the Film
6. Golden Platitudes
7. Motorcycle Emptiness 
8. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
9. This Joke Sport Severed
10. Suicide is Painless (Theme From MASH)
11. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next 
12. Sleepflower
13. 4st 7lb
14. Black Dog on my Shoulder
15. Motown Junk
16. Roses in the Hospital
17. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
18. Prologue to History
19. Mausoleum
20. Show Me the Wonder 
21. Kevin Carter
22. Found That Soul
23. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll
24. Futurology
25. The Second Great Depression 
26. Sex, Power, Love and Money 
27. Die in the Summertime 
28. Yes
29. Bag Lady
30. The Convalescent 
31. Love Torn Us Under 
32. 1985
33. Judge Yr'self 
34. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time 
35. Out of Time
36. Emily
37. Little Baby Nothing 
38. Australia 
39. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart 
40. Be Natural 
41. Running Out of Fantasy 
42. Misguided Missile 
43. PCP
44. Everything Must Go 
45. Valley Boy
46. Autumnsong
47. Red Rubber
48. This Sullen Welsh Heart
49. Glasnost 
50. Born a Girl

By Era
Generation Terrorists 5
Gold Against the Soul 3
The Holy Bible 9
Everything Must Go 4
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 7
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 3
Postcards From a Young Man 3
Rewind the Film 4
Futurology 3
Others 2

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Manics Top 50s - 10th May 2015

This chart was lightning quick in its preparation and another returning contributor, this time the number one stays the same as last time but there are a big chunk of new entries from Rewind the Film and Futurology too.

Keeping an eye on those no vote songs, we also add Lifeblood to our list of albums where all songs now have at least one vote.  Out of a total of 307 eligible songs, I think there are only 66 in total with no votes, which is pretty remarkable and there is still plenty of time for some of those to be selected before 31st May.

Lena @lenchik3000
1. Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky
2. PCP
3. Faster
4. Motorcycle Emptiness
5. A Design For Life
6. 4st 7lb
7. As Holy as the Soil (That Buries Your Skin)
8. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
9. Divine Youth
10. The Everlasting
11. Door to the River
12. Rewind the Film
13. Running Out of Fantasy
14. Born a Girl
15. The Masses Against the Classes
16. Walk Me to the Bridge
17. 4 Ever Delayed
18. Australia
19. Donkeys
20. Indian Summer
21. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
22. Be Natural
23. 1985
24. Judge Yr'self
25. Let Robeson Sing
26. Facing Page: Top Left
27. Life Becoming a Landslide
28. Fragments
29. Hanging On
30. Found That Soul
31. I'm Not Working
32. From Despair to Where
33. Some Kind of Nothingness
34. The Next Jet to Leave Moscow
35. Motown Junk
36. Between the Clock and the Bed
37. Cardiff Afterlife
38. Stay Beautiful
39. I Know the Numbers
40. William’s Last Words
41. We Were Never Told
42. Welcome to the Dead Zone
43. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
44. This Is Yesterday
45. Bored Out Of My Mind
46. You Know it's Going to Hurt
47. See it Like Sutherland
48. Sepia
49. Lady Lazarus
50. Europa Geht Durch Mich

By Era
Generation Terrorists 4
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 5
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 6
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 4
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 2
Rewind the Film 4
Futurology 5
Others 4

Manics Top 50s - 9th May 2015

Today we have another returning contributor with a new addition to our list of number ones.  In fact it managed to jump up 18 places from his last chart to steal top spot!  We had 28 different number ones last time and with more being added this time we may even end up with a top 50 of number one selections!

We're officially into the last 3 weeks now, so the pressure is starting to rise if you're thinking of submitting, I'm still hopeful of beating last time's total number of charts so if you know anyone that may not know we're doing this but would be interested in taking part.....tell them all!!!

andy @citymanblue
1. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
2. Little Baby Nothing
3. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
4. Revol
5. 1985
6. Faster
7. Motorcycle Emptiness
8. A Design For Life
9. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
10. Stay Beautiful
11. Walk Me to the Bridge
12. Black Dog on my Shoulder
13. Enola/Alone
14. Europa Geht Durch Mich
15. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
16. The Masses Against the Classes
17. Sleepflower
18. From Despair to Where
19. Die in the Summertime
20. Roses in the Hospital
21. Yes
22. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
23. Prologue to History
24. Mausoleum
25. Show Me the Wonder
26. Motown Junk
27. 4 Ever Delayed
28. Empty Souls
29. You Love Us
30. Virginia State Epileptic Colony
31. Dead Trees and Traffic Islands
32. This Sullen Welsh Heart
33. To Repel Ghosts
34. Peeled Apples
35. Mr Carbohydrate
36. Emily
37. Futurology
38. Ready For Drowning
39. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
40. Baby Elian
41. Sepia
42. Removables
43. Interiors (Song For Willem de Kooning)
44. Ocean Spray
45. Firefight
46. Further Away
47. Rewind the Film
48. Autumnsong
49. (I Miss The) Tokyo Skyline
50. Found That Soul

By Era
Generation Terrorists 5
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 5
Everything Must Go 8
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 4
Know Your Enemy 4
Lifeblood 4
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 3
Postcards From a Young Man 1
Rewind the Film 4
Futurology 3
Others 3