Sunday, 7 June 2015

The Unofficial Fans' Manics Top 50 2015

The chart below was compiled from 68 different top 50s submitted by Manic Street Preachers fans between February and May 2015.  Points were awarded based on 50 for number one, 49 for number 2 etc, down to 1 point for number 50, and the final tally for each song is shown after the name of each one.  The numbers in brackets show the position in the last chart from 2013.  Where songs tied on points in the overall chart, the number of entries in the charts were used first to determine placing, followed by highest placing in an individual chart.  Any that still tied are shown with an "=" sign.  Thank you to all people who took part in, followed or promoted these charts, it has been great fun again!!!

See also the full chart and sub-charts tabs with all manner of Manics-related lists that came out of these selections!!

Manics Fans' Final Top 50
1. (2) Motorcycle Emptiness 2628
2. (1) Faster 2592
3. (3) A Design for Life 2366
4. (4) Yes 1900
5. (13) If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next 1685
6. (10) You Love Us 1627
7. (6) Motown Junk 1620
8. (5) La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) 1611
9. (8) Stay Beautiful 1576
10. (7) Little Baby Nothing 1531
11. (11) PCP 1434
12. (9) From Despair to Where 1412
13. (15) Your Love Alone is Not Enough 1313
14. (18) Sleepflower 1239
15. (17) This is Yesterday 1185
16. (14) No Surface All Feeling 1122
17. (58) 1985 1113
18. (12) Roses in the Hospital 1110
19. (23) Revol 1059
20. (16) The Masses Against the Classes 1054
21. (34) Peeled Apples 1041
22. (22) Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky 999
23. (39) Prologue to History 985
24. (19) 4st 7lb 943
25. (55) Tsunami 819
26. (41) Solitude Sometimes Is 817
27. (28) The Everlasting 806
28. (29) ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart 776
29. (37) Archives of Pain 769
30. (43) Die in the Summertime 762
31. (30) Autumnsong 757
32. (20) Life Becoming a Landslide 754
33. (31) Found That Soul 733
34. (44) Of Walking Abortion 728
35. (59) Mausoleum 694
36. (24) Everything Must Go 681
37. (33) Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH) 675
38. (25) Jackie Collins Existential Question Time 658
39. (45) This Joke Sport Severed 651
40. (NE) 30-Year War 651
41. (71) Rewind the Film 646
42. (NE) Europa Geht Durch Mich 645
43. (NE) Walk Me to the Bridge 644
44. (57) Postcards From a Young Man 642
45. (65) Donkeys 625
46. (152) Show Me the Wonder 623
47. (47) Ready for Drowning 616
48. (40) Enola/Alone 609
49. (27) Some Kind of Nothingness 598
50. (46) Ocean Spray 585

By Era
Generation Terrorists 6
Gold Against the Soul 6
The Holy Bible 11
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 5
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 3
Postcards From a Young Man 2
Rewind the Film 3
Futurology 2
Others 1
By Era By Score
(as in the scores as individual top 50s were scored)
Generation Terrorists 236
Gold Against the Soul 177
The Holy Bible 330
Everything Must Go 130
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 128
Know Your Enemy 19
Lifeblood 59
Send Away the Tigers 58
Journal for Plague Lovers 55
Postcards From a Young Man 9
Rewind the Film 26
Futurology 17
Others 31

Monday, 1 June 2015

Manics Top 50s - 31st May 2015 part 2

And so to the last batch of charts and the first participant here is my Manics blog buddy and mastermind behind the B-Side Battle and the Ultimate Manics album, JamGaw (@starsfrighten).  Like myself, he took on the mammoth task of ordering the whole back catalogue (although he left out the covers, pffft) and after a long countdown ended it all with a top 10 face-off between his choices and mine.  It was a fun end to the whole top 50 voting process (who will ever forget #TooLowJimBob?) and thanks to the voting public my top 10 emerged victorious.....but it was close!  So thanks again and I'm sure his wife, the fellow chart-er Sarah E (@starkitten8), will be hoping he doesn't start up something new when this is finished!! :)

And it's that song again......it takes four of the top slots again here.  But is it enough?  Did it muscle its way into the top spot in a photo finish?  Or is it too little, too late to take the title?  There are some pretty diverse charts in this bunch and the bigger songs didn't all get their own way, so it's anyone's guess as to which way it might be going.  It seems just as exciting to look at the battle to actually make the 50 itself as to the top spot.

I'm just about to go and add a total column to my spreadsheet and click on sort......I'll know for a few days before you do and will be throwing random facts your way via Twitter until next weekend when the big reveal will take place in two parts.  If you're going to the gigs this week (or have already been) have a great time, thanks for your support in the top 50s and I'll see you at the weekend!!!!

JamGaw @starsfrighten
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Show Me the Wonder
3. Postcards From a Young Man
4. Motown Junk
5. A Design For Life
6. The Masses Against the Classes
7. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
8. Little Baby Nothing
9. This Sullen Welsh Heart
10. Faster
11. Sepia
12. From Despair to Where
13. No Surface All Feeling
14. PCP
15. Europa Geht Durch Mich
16. Walk Me to the Bridge
17. Life Becoming a Landslide
18. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
19. You Love Us
20. Donkeys
21. Sorrow 16
22. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
23. Autumnsong
24. Yes
25. Revol
26. As Holy as the Soil (That Buries Your Skin)
27. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
28. 1985
29. Cardiff Afterlife
30. Stay Beautiful
31. Hibernation
32. This Joke Sport Severed
33. Peeled Apples
34. 30-Year War
35. Prologue to History
36. This is Yesterday
37. Slash N' Burn
38. William's Last Words
39. Further Away
40. You're Tender And You're Tired
41. Fearless Punk Ballad
42. Some Kind of Nothingness
43. Sleepflower
44. 4st 7lb
45. Me And Stephen Hawking
46. Futurology
47. Rewind the Film
48. Leviathan
49. Patrick Bateman
50. Golden Platitudes

By Era
Generation Terrorists 7
Gold Against the Soul 6
The Holy Bible 6
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 3
Know Your Enemy 0
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 5
Postcards From a Young Man 4
Rewind the Film 5
Futurology 3
Others 2

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Tranmere Steve @Tranmeresteve
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. A Design For Life
3. Your Love Alone is not Enough
4. Prologue to History
5. Futurology
6. Little Baby Nothing
7. Sleepflower
8. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
9. Stay Beautiful
10. 30-Year War
11. From Despair to Where
12. 1985
13. Die in the Summertime
14. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
15. Everything Must Go
16. Faster
17. She is Suffering
18. Autumnsong
19. Archives of Pain
20. Solitude Sometimes Is
21. Some Kind of Nothingness
22. Peeled Apples
23. Anthem For a Lost Cause
24. This is Yesterday
25. Baby Elian
26. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach
27. Europa Geht Durch Mich
28. Rewind the Film
29. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
30. (I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline
31. No Surface All Feeling
32. Roses in the Hospital
33. Divine Youth
34. My Guernica
35. Yes
36. Manorbier
37. Ready For Drowning
38. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
39. There By the Grace of God
40. Me And Stephen Hawking
41. 4 Lonely Roads
42. This Sullen Welsh Heart
43. Golden Platitudes
44. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
45. Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
46. Send Away the Tigers
47. Kevin Carter
48. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
49. Enola/Alone
50. As Holy as the Soil (That Buries Your Skin)

By Era
Generation Terrorists 3
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 7
Everything Must Go 7
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 4
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 3
Postcards From a Young Man 3
Rewind the Film 8
Futurology 3
Others 1

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david wells @davidwells661
1. Yes
2. Faster
3. Patrick Bateman
4. Motorcycle Emptiness
5. Stay Beautiful
6. Motown Junk
7. Little Baby Nothing
8. You Love Us
9. Suicide is Painless (Theme From MASH)
10. A Design For Life
11. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
12. Too Cold Here
13. Me And Stephen Hawking
14. 4st 7lb
15. No Surface All Feeling
16. Let Robeson Sing
17. Hibernation
18. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
19. Of Walking Abortion
20. Prologue to History
21. Your Love Alone is not Enough
22. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
23. The Masses Against the Classes
24. Revol
25. Ocean Spray
26. PCP
27. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
28. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
29. Umbrella
30. Mr Carbohydrate
31. The Everlasting
32. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
33. She is Suffering
34. Tsunami
35. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach
36. Show Me the Wonder
37. Virginia State Epileptic Colony
38. Rock and Roll Music
39. Imperial Bodybags
40. Take the Skinheads Bowling
41. Marlon JD
42. The Love of Richard Nixon
43. Some Kind of Nothingness
44. (I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline
45. Working Class Hero
46. The Last Time I Saw Paris
47. Further Away
48. Walk Me to the Bridge
49. Anthem For a Lost Cause
50. Empty Souls

By Era
Generation Terrorists 6
Gold Against the Soul 3
The Holy Bible 8
Everything Must Go 6
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 5
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 5
Postcards From a Young Man 2
Rewind the Film 3
Futurology 2
Others 3

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Vague McLarity @VagueMcLarity
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Autumnsong
3. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
4. Spectators of Suicide
5. Faster
6. Europa Geht Durch Mich
7. You Love Us
8. A Design For Life
9. Motown Junk
10. Golden Platitudes
11. Judge Yr'self
12. The Love of Richard Nixon
13. Underdogs
14. Walk Me to the Bridge
15. Prologue to History
16. Revol
17. From Despair to Where
18. The Masses Against the Classes
19. The Intense Humming of Evil
20. Ocean Spray
21. The Everlasting
22. Roses in the Hospital
23. 1985
24. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
25. Velocity Girl
26. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
27. Yes
28. Anthem For a Lost Cause
29. Kevin Carter
30. 4st 7lb
31. Australia
32. Working Class Hero
33. Found That Soul
34. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
35. Let Robeson Sing
36. She is Suffering
37. Show Me the Wonder
38. Everything Must Go
39. No Surface All Feeling
40. I'm Just a Patsy
41. Little Baby Nothing
42. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
43. PCP
44. Donkeys
45. Sepia
46. Postcards From a Young Man
47. Been a Son
48. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
49. Journal For Plague Lovers
50. This is Yesterday

By Era
Generation Terrorists 5
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 9
Everything Must Go 8
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 4
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 4
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 3
Rewind the Film 2
Futurology 2
Others 2

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Dom Hirsz @DomHirsz
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Little Baby Nothing
3. Faster
4. Life Becoming A Landslide
5. Yes
6. Empty Souls
7. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
8. A Design For Life
9. 4st 7lb
10. 30-Year War
11. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
12. PCP
13. Ocean Spray
14. This Is Yesterday
15. Roses in the Hospital
16. Stay Beautiful
17. Peeled Apples
18. Prologue to History
19. Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky
20. Archives Of Pain
21. 1985
22. The Everlasting
23. Solitude Sometimes Is
24. No Surface All Feeling
25. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
26. From Despair To Where
27. Autumnsong
28. 4 Ever Delayed
29. Firefight
30. Send Away the Tigers
31. Facing Page: Top Left
32. Futurology
33. Some Kind of Nothingness
34. Anthem For A Lost Cause
35. Everything Must Go
36. Further Away
37. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
38. Walk Me to the Bridge
39. Motown Junk
40. Underdogs
41. The Masses Against the Classes
42. Patrick Bateman
43. This Sullen Welsh Heart
44. The Next Jet To Leave Moscow
45. As Holy As the Soil (That Buries Your Skin)
46. My Little Empire
47. Australia
48. Marlon JD
49. Suicide Alley
50. Postcards From a Young Man

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

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Ross Fairhurst @furbag
1. 4 Ever Delayed
2. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
3. The Love of Richard Nixon
4. A Design for Life
5. From Despair To Where
6. Found That Soul
7. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
8. This Joke Sport Severed
9. Walk Me to the Bridge
10. The Everlasting
11. Sleepflower
12. Peeled Apples
13. Suicide Is Painless (Theme From MASH)
14. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
15. Everything Must Go
16. Sepia
17. Kevin Carter
18. Australia
19. 1985
20. The Masses Against the Classes
21. There by the Grace of God
22. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
23. Patrick Bateman
24. Cardiff Afterlife
25. Donkeys
26. Democracy Coma
27. Ocean Spray
28. Locust Valley
29. Automatik Teknicolour
30. A Song For Departure
31. Tsunami
32. No Surface All Feeling
33. Roses in the Hospital
34. 30-Year War
35. My Little Empire
36. Red Rubber
37. She Is Suffering
38. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
39. PCP
40. Nostalgic Pushead
41. The Ghost Of Christmas
42. Imperial Bodybags
43. Everyone Knows/Nobody Cares
44. You Stole the Sun from My Heart
45. Judge Yr’self
46. Empty Souls
47. Firefight
48. Motorcycle Emptiness
49. Little Baby Nothing
50. Caldey

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

Manics Top 50s - 31st May 2015 part 1

So yesterday was deadline day for the top 50s and as with last time we had a massive 12 on the final day.  I've split it into two separate blogs so it isn't too unwieldy.  Will it be significant that four of these charts have the same number one?  Does that represent a late push for the finish line?  Let's see how the other half of the charts on deadline day went a bit later on......

Unfortunately I wasn't able to accept one chart from @Aerodax of "Autumnsong x 25 Australia x 24 and A Design For Life".  But it was a nice try.....and that's two more songs than he normally offers.

The last chart of this section was obviously equal to the others in its own right but was also significant for giving a vote to our last no-vote album track, as with last time a remarkable feat that someone somewhere has love for every single one of them!  More to come......

Fiona Bolland @fionabolland
1. Anthem for a Lost Cause
2. Autumnsong
3. Hibernation
4. Roses in the Hospital
5. Golden Platitudes
6. This Sullen Welsh Heart
7. Mausoleum 
8. Stay Beautiful
9. Hazelton Avenue
10. Donkeys
11. A Design For Life
12. This is Yesterday
13. Motorcycle Emptiness
14. Divine Youth
15. Faster
16. Tsunami
17. This Joke Sport Severed
18. From Despair to Where
19. You Love Us
20. Of Walking Abortion
21. Some Kind of Nothingness
22. Yes
23. The Second Great Depression
24. Send Away the Tigers
25. 1404
26. Show Me the Wonder
27. Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
28. Prologue to History
29. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
30. Morning Comrades
31. Umbrella
32. Black Square
33. Facing Page: Top Left
34. Postcards from a Young Man
35. Between the Clock and the Bed
36. Indian Summer
37. Red Sleeping Beauty
38. Suicide is Painless (Theme From MASH)
39. Bright Eyes
40. Red Rubber
41. Little Baby Nothing
42. We Were Never Told
43. Doors Closing Slowly
44. You're Tender and You're Tired
45. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
46. Europa Geht Durch Mich
47. Black Holes for the Young
48. Yourself
49. Walk Me to the Bridge
50. Futurology

By Era
Generation Terrorists 5
Gold Against the Soul 5
The Holy Bible 5
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 4
Know Your Enemy 0
Lifeblood 0
Send Away the Tigers 7
Journal for Plague Lovers 3
Postcards From a Young Man 5
Rewind the Film 3
Futurology 6
Others 2

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Adam Marshall @MarshFactor
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Faster
3. A Design For Life
4. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
5. Yes
6. La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)
7. From Despair To Where
8. This Is Yesterday
9. Motown Junk
10. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
11. Rewind The Film
12. Life Becoming A Landslide
13. You Love Us
14. Solitude Sometimes Is
15. Walk Me To The Bridge
16. Die In The Summertime
17. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
18. Marlon J.D.
19. Little Baby Nothing
20. 1985
21. No Surface All Feeling
22. Prologue To History
23. Australia
24. 4st 7lb
25. Send Away The Tigers
26. P.C.P.
27. This Joke Sport Severed
28. Stay Beautiful
29. All Is Vanity
30. Suicide Is Painless (Theme From MASH)
31. Archives Of Pain
32. The Second Great Depression
33. Found That Soul
34. (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love
35. Roses In The Hospital
36. A Song For Departure
37. Condemned To Rock 'N' Roll
38. Futurology
39. Revol
40. 30 Year War
41. Slash N' Burn
42. Let Robeson Sing
43. Peeled Apples
44. Tsunami
45. Everything Must Go
46. Europa Geht Durch Mich
47. Of Walking Abortion
48. The Next Jet To Leave Moscow
49. This Sullen Welsh Heart
50. Sleepflower

By Era
Generation Terrorists 8
Gold Against the Soul 5
The Holy Bible 9
Everything Must Go 4
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 3
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 5
Postcards From a Young Man 1
Rewind the Film 3
Futurology 4
Others 0

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Daughter of @LonRANDALL
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Love`s Sweet Exile
3. Between The Clock and The Bed
4. Sleepflower
5. PCP
6. Life Becoming A Landslide
7. You Love Us
8. Misguided Missile
9. Tsunami
10. Motown Junk
11. My Little Empire
12. Further Away
13. Teenage 20/20
14. Intravenous Agnostic
15. The Masses Against The Classes
16. Stay Beautiful
17. Spectators Of Suicide
18. Solitude Sometimes Is
19. Wattsville Blues
20. Sorrow 16
21. This Sullen Welsh Heart
22. Condemned To Rock `N` Roll
23. Born To End
24. Send Away The Tigers
25. Imperial Bodybags
26. Strip It Down
27. Faster
28. 30-Year War
29. I`m Just A Patsy
30. Die In The Summertime
31. A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun
32. Slash N' Burn
33. The Girl Who Wanted To Be God
34. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
35. Running Out Of Fantasy
36. She Bathed Herself In A Bath Of Bleach
37. Born A Girl
38. This Joke Sport Severed
39. Let’s Go To War
40. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
41. Methadone Pretty
42. A Design For Life
43. Yes
44. Dying Breeds
45. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
46. Show Me The Wonder
47. (It`s Not War) Just The End Of Love
48. Dead Yankee Drawl
49. You Stole The Sun From My Heart
50. Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky

By Era
Generation Terrorists 14
Gold Against the Soul 2
The Holy Bible 4
Everything Must Go 4
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 5
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 4
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 2
Rewind the Film 4
Futurology 3
Others 1

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clair @clairhorne
This chart need some explanation.  Clair split them into six groups, within those groups all the songs were of equal importance to her and she requested I blog them in this way.  For the purpose of scoring, however, I needed to assign the usual 50 for 1st place, 49 for 2nd etc. therefore the scores were distributed based on the order I received them in which Clair was happy with.
1st
1. Yes
2. This is Yesterday
3. A Design for Life
4. Too Cold Here
5. This Joke Sport Severed

2nd
6. Your Love Alone is not Enough
7. Little Baby Nothing
8. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
9. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
10. Divine Youth

3rd
11. A Song for Departure
12. Doors Closing Slowly
13. His Last Painting
14. Ready for Drowning
15. Born a Girl
16. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
17. The Love of Richard Nixon
18. Faster
19. Motorcycle Emptiness
20. Life Becoming a Landslide
21. Solitude Sometimes Is
22. Door to the River
23. To Repel Ghosts
24. Running Out Of Fantasy
25. The Endless Plain of Fortune

4th
26. No Surface All Feeling
27. From Despair to Where
28. Bag Lady
29. Some Kind of Nothingness
30. You Know It's Going to Hurt
31. Facing Page: Top Left
32. Black Square
33. Ocean Spray
34. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky

5th.
35. Sleepflower
36. All is Vanity
37. I Think I Found It
38. Rewind the Film
39. Journal for Plague Lovers
40. Fragments
41. So Why So Sad
42. Show Me The Wonder
43. Imperial Bodybags
44. Stay Beautiful

6th
45. Found That Soul
46. Roses in the Hospital
47. Fearless Punk Ballad
48. You Love Us
49. The Masses Against the Classes
50. Yourself

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

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Denbo @densk14
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. From Despair to Where
3. The Everlasting
4. Send Away the Tigers
5. The Girl Who Wanted to be God
6. Suicide is Painless (Theme From MASH)
7. She is Suffering
8. A Design For Life
9. Little Baby Nothing
10. The Love of Richard Nixon
11. Faster
12. Prologue to History
13. PCP
14. Yes
15. The Next Jet to Leave Moscow
16. Drug Drug Druggy
17. Revol
18. Empty Souls
19. Bored Out of My Mind
20. Further Away
21. Peeled Apples
22. Roses in the Hospital
23. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
24. Everything Must Go
25. Mr Carbohydrate
26. There By the Grace of God
27. Enola/Alone
28. Between the Clock and the Bed
29. This is Yesterday
30. Kevin Carter
31. Futurology
32. Let Robeson Sing
33. This Joke Sport Severed
34. Dead Trees and Traffic Islands
35. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
36. Underdogs
37. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
38. 30-Year War
39. No One Knows What It's Like To Be Me
40. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
41. The Masses Against the Classes
42. Always/Never
43. Found That Soul
44. Your Love Alone is not Enough
45. Sleepflower
46. Walk Me to the Bridge
47. Anthem For a Lost Cause
48. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
49. 1985
50. Life Becoming a Landslide

By Era
Generation Terrorists 4
Gold Against the Soul 6
The Holy Bible 6
Everything Must Go 11
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 3
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 4
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 1
Rewind the Film 2
Futurology 4
Others 2

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Ricky Crean @RickyCrean
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. She is Suffering
3. No Surface All Feeling
4. Enola/Alone
5. A Design For Life
6. From Despair To Where
7. Yes
8. Kevin Carter
9. Faster
10. Little Baby Nothing
11. Glasnost
12. Everything Must Go
13. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
14. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
15. Nobody Loved You
16. We Are All Bourgeois Now
17. Royal Correspondent
18. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
19. 1985
20. Let Robeson Sing
21. Door to the River
22. Close My Eyes
23. Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky
24. So Why So Sad
25. The Love of Richard Nixon
26. Interiors (Song for Willem De Kooning)
27. Die In The Summertime
28. This is Yesterday
29. Born To End
30. Montana/Autumn/78
31. Further Away
32. I Live to Fall Asleep
33. Last Exit on Yesterday
34. Autumnsong
35. The Everlasting
36. Rewind The Film
37. Found That Soul
38. This Joke Sport Severed
39. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
40. My Little Empire
41. Ocean Spray
42. Yourself
43. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
44. SYMM
45. I'm Not Working
46. Futurology
47. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
48. Roses in the Hospital
49. Spectators of Suicide
50. Sex, Power, Love and Money

By Era
Generation Terrorists 5
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 5
Everything Must Go 9
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 7
Know Your Enemy 7
Lifeblood 4
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 1
Postcards From a Young Man 1
Rewind the Film 1
Futurology 2
Others 2

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Manics Top 50s - 30th May 2015

It was Ladies Day on the top 50s yesterday with three of our New Chart Riot regulars coming up with the goods.  We managed to find ourselves a new number one selection and also pick up a few more of those no-vote tracks along the way.  And while the numbers weren't particularly massive there seemed to be a fair bit of love for the latest two albums in these charts, a late bid by them to force their way into the 50?

We already have a few more charts waiting in the wings on this chart deadline day and I think we're now only one off beating the total of 62 charts last time.  So make sure you get yours in and we can blow that total out of the water!

Sarah E @starkitten8



By Era
Generation Terrorists 7
Gold Against the Soul 6
The Holy Bible 9
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 4
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 1
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 5
Postcards From a Young Man 2
Rewind the Film 2
Futurology 4
Others 1

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Claire @clarahopscotch
1. This Sullen Welsh Heart
2. Faster
3. Yes
4. 30-Year War
5. Postcards From a Young Man
6. This is Yesterday
7. A Design for Life
8. Revol
9. This Joke Sport Severed
10. Everything Must Go
11. Mausoleum
12. Futurology
13. Peeled Apples
14. Europa Geht Durch Mich
15. Rewind The Film
16. Ocean Spray
17. Little Baby Nothing
18. Golden Platitudes
19. Show Me the Wonder
20. The Masses Against The Classes
21. Anthem For a Lost Cause
22. Solitude Sometimes Is
23. Further Away
24. You Love Us
25. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
26. Walk Me to the Bridge
27. Some Kind of Nothingness
28. This is the Day
29. A Song for Departure
30. There by the Grace of God
31. Underdogs
32. Hazelton Avenue
33. Donkeys
34. My Guernica
35. From Despair to Where
36. The Next Jet to Leave Moscow
37. Door to the River
38. Bright Eyes
39. 1985
40. Nobody Loved You
41. The Girl Who Wanted to be God
42. Judge Yr'self
43. Askew Road
44. Empty Souls
45. Freedom of Speech Won't Feed My Children
46. Penny Royal Tea
47. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH)
48. Suicide Alley
49. Sleepflower
50. The Instrumental

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

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Gem @pluralistbaby
1. Tsunami
2. Kevin Carter
3. So Why So Sad
4. Door to the River
5. Firefight
6. Anthem For a Lost Cause
7. Between the Clock and the Bed
8. Builder of Routines
9. Manorbier
10. A Design For Life
11. The Girl Who Wanted to be God
12. My Guernica
13. Some Kind of Nothingness
14. Everything Must Go
15. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
16. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
17. This is Yesterday
18. Unstoppable Salvation
19. Black Holes for the Young
20. Intravenous Agnostic
21. Mayakovsky
22. The Last Time I Saw Paris
23. Send Away the Tigers
24. Motorcycle Emptiness
25. Sleepflower
26. William's Last Words
27. Prologue to History
28. The Everlasting
29. No One Knows What It's Like To Be Me
30. 4 Ever Delayed
31. Another Invented Disease
32. Bored Out Of My Mind
33. Symphony of Tourette
34. Buildings For Dead People
35. Yourself
36. Baby Elian
37. Judge Yr'self
38. You Love Us
39. Indian Summer
40. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
41. The Soulmates
42. Virginia State Epileptic Colony
43. Umbrella
44. I Live To Fall Asleep
45. Europa Geht Durch Mich
46. 1985
47. Motown Junk
48. Sepia
49. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
50. Faster

By Era
Generation Terrorists 5
Gold Against the Soul 3
The Holy Bible 3
Everything Must Go 8
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 6
Know Your Enemy 5
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 1
Rewind the Film 3
Futurology 4
Others 5

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Manics Top 50s - 29th May 2015

It was a busy day yesterday with 8 charts announced as people battled the impending deadline!  It was a mixture of returning participants from last time and chart newcomers with the more popular songs mostly coming out in the number 1 slot, although we did have one that bucked the trend.

For our first participant there is a link below the title for a more in-depth look at the chart with facts and figures and videos galore.  You also may have seen on Twitter recently a Manics-related puzzle and our third participant is responsible for that very wordsearch, an inspired idea!

Some of the other charts managed to tick off a few more of our no-vote songs meaning our current count is only 47 out of 307 and just one of those is an album track.  Let's see how many more of those can get at least one point in the final two days.  If you haven't voted yet there's still time, get your charts to me by close of play Sunday!

Trust the Wizards @trustthewizards
1. Faster
2. My Little Empire
3. Little Baby Nothing
4. 4st 7lb
5. Rendition
6. The Masses Against The Classes
7. La Tristessa Durera (Scream To a Sigh)
8. Donkeys
9. No Surface All Feeling
10. Motorcycle Emptiness
11. All Is Vanity
12. Revol
13. 30-Year War
14. Yes
15. RP McMurphy
16. Of Walking Abortion
17. You Love Us
18. Show Me The Wonder
19. Ready For Drowning
20. Walk Me To The Bridge
21. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
22. The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever
23. Just a Kid
24. A Design For Life
25. PCP
26. Removables
27. Autumnsong
28. Me And Stephen Hawking
29. This Sullen Welsh Heart
30. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
31. You Stole The Sun From My Heart
32. Glasnost
33. Roses In The Hospital
34. Wiliam's Last Words
35. Kevin Carter
36. Automatik Teknicolour
37. Love Letter to the Future
38. You're Tender and You're Tired
39. Postcards From A Young Man
40. Mausoleum
41. Solitude Sometimes Is
42. Nobody Loved You
43. Golden Platitudes
44. Black Dog On My Shoulder
45. From Despair To Where
46. Found That Soul
47. The Next Jet To Leave Moscow
48. Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky
49. Die in the Summertime
50. There By The Grace Of God

By Era
Generation Terrorists 4
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 8
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 6
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 4
Postcards From a Young Man 3
Rewind the Film 3
Futurology 2
Others 3

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Catherine Rogan @BeautyInLonely
1. A Design for Life
2. This is Yesterday
3. Faster
4. You Love Us
5. Motown Junk
6. Motorcycle Emptiness
7. Little Baby Nothing
8. Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky
9. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
10. PCP
11. Rewind the Film
12. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
13. Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
14. Of Walking Abortion
15. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
16. Europa Geht Durch Mich
17. Sleepflower
18. Suicide Alley
19. Glasnost
20. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
21. 3 Ways to See Despair
22. Velocity Girl
23. Tsunami
24. Autumnsong
25. Futurology
26. Solitude Sometimes Is
27. You’re Tender and You’re Tired
28. Anthem for a Lost Cause
29. The Love of Richard Nixon
30. Marlon JD
31. Sex, Power, Love and Money
32. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
33. Ready for Drowning
34. Dreaming a City (Hughesovka)
35. So Why So Sad
36. Your Love Alone is not Enough
37. Further Away
38. Underdogs
39. Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel
40. A Song for Departure
41. Let’s Go to War
42. Black Holes for the Young
43. The Next Jet to Leave Moscow
44. Be Natural
45. The Everlasting
46. I Live to Fall Asleep
47. Sepia
48. Out of Time
49. Some Kind of Nothingness
50. Show Me The Wonder

By Era
Generation Terrorists 5
Gold Against the Soul 1
The Holy Bible 4
Everything Must Go 8
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 7
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 5
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 1
Rewind the Film 4
Futurology 6
Others 1

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Jimothy Shondells @JimothyShondell
1. Motown Junk
2. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
3. Motorcycle Emptiness
4. Little Baby Nothing
5. Sleepflower
6. Stay Beautiful
7. Intravenous Agnostic
8. Prologue To History
9. The Everlasting
10. Automatik Teknicolour
11. Judge Yr'self
12. Empty Souls
13. A Design For Life
14. Roses In The Hospital
15. Take The Skinheads Bowling
16. This Is Yesterday
17. I Think I Found It
18. Let Robeson Sing
19. Faster
20. Dead Martyrs
21. Walk Me To The Bridge
22. Another Invented Disease
23. Further Away
24. Australia
25. Suicide Is Painless (Theme From MASH)
26. Symphony Of Tourette
27. Donkeys
28. Interiors (Song for Willem de Kooning)
29. She Bathed Herself In a Bath of Bleach
30. No Surface All Feeling
31. Dreaming a City (Hughesovka)
32. Solitude Sometimes Is
33. Crucifix Kiss
34. All We Make Is Entertainment
35. Autumnsong
36. Postcards From a Young Man
37. I Live to Fall Asleep
38. 4 Ever Delayed
39. Me and Stephen Hawking
40. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
41. The Next Jet To Leave Moscow
42. Rendition
43. Let's Go To War
44. Peeled Apples
45. I'm Just a Patsy
46. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll
47. Sorrow 16
48. Door To The River
49. Methadone Pretty
50. Rewind The Film

By Era
Generation Terrorists 10
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 3
Everything Must Go 6
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 3
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 4
Journal for Plague Lovers 3
Postcards From a Young Man 3
Rewind the Film 1
Futurology 4
Others 3

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cheshirecat @KBFletcher75
1. You Love Us
2. 1985
3. Motown Junk
4. The Masses Against the Classes
5. Faster
6. Die in the Summertime
7. Your Love Alone is not Enough
8. Sepia
9. Send Away the Tigers
10. 4 Lonely Roads
11. Revol
12. Solitude Sometimes Is
13. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will be Next
14. This is Yesterday
15. Autumnsong
16. Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel
17. Let’s Go to War
18. Europa Geht Durch Mich
19. We Are All Bourgeois Now
20. Automatik Teknicolour
21. PCP
22. Motorcycle Emptiness
23. A Design for Life
24. Close my Eyes
25. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
26. The View from Stow Hill
27. Rewind the Film
28. Golden Platitudes
29. Prologue to History
30. 30-Year War
31. Door to the River
32. Mausoleum
33. Futurology
34. Roses in the Hospital
35. Walk Me to the Bridge
36. Let Robeson Sing
37. No Surface All Feeling
38. Black Dog on my Shoulder
39. Ready for Drowning
40. Red Rubber
41. Yes
42. Rendition
43. 1404
44. Empty Souls
45. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
46. Stay Beautiful
47. Little Baby Nothing
48. No Jubilees
49. From Despair to Where
50. Found That Soul

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

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Michaela Richardson @MichaelaRicha13
1. Doors Closing Slowly
2. Motorcycle Emptiness
3. Faster
4. Solitude Sometimes Is
5. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
6. This is Yesterday
7. The Masses Against the Classes
8. You Love Us
9. Found That Soul
10. Revol
11. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
12. No Surface All Feeling
13. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach
14. My Little Empire
15. Motown Junk
16. Nobody Loved You
17. Anthem For a Lost Cause
18. Your Love Alone is not Enough
19. You're Tender and You're Tired
20. Love's Sweet Exile
21. Further Away
22. A Design For Life
23. Enola/Alone
24. Ready For Drowning
25. Tsunami
26. Ocean Spray
27. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
28. So Why So Sad
29. Walk Me to the Bridge
30. Indian Summer
31. Show Me the Wonder
32. Sex, Power, Love and Money
33. This Sullen Welsh Heart
34. Postcards From a Young Man
35. This Joke Sport Severed
36. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
37. Peeled Apples
38. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
39. Auto-Intoxication
40. Everything Must Go
41. Marlon JD
42. Born a Girl
43. Black Dog on my Shoulder
44. Europa Geht Durch Mich
45. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
46. Suicide Alley
47. Rewind the Film
48. Send Away the Tigers
49. 30-Year War
50. Autumnsong

By Era
Generation Terrorists 5
Gold Against the Soul 0
The Holy Bible 3
Everything Must Go 7
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 9
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 1
Send Away the Tigers 4
Journal for Plague Lovers 5
Postcards From a Young Man 4
Rewind the Film 5
Futurology 3
Others 1

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Paudie O'Neill @oneillpaudie
1. Yes
2. From Despair to Where
3. Faster
4. Archives of Pain
5. No Surface All Feeling
6. Motorcycle Emptiness
7. A Design For Life
8. She is Suffering
9. Hibernation
10. Intravenous Agnostic
11. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
12. PCP
13. Donkeys
14. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
15. You Love Us
16. Stay Beautiful
17. Roses in the Hospital
18. I'm Not Working
19. Spectators of Suicide
20. Revol
21. All is Vanity
22. The Everlasting
23. Close My Eyes
24. Suicide is Painless (Theme From MASH)
25. Life Becoming a Landslide
26. 4st 7lb
27. Virginia State Epileptic Colony
28. Show Me the Wonder
29. Peeled Apples
30. Love's Sweet Exile
31. Empty Souls
32. Found That Soul
33. Little Baby Nothing
34. Indian Summer
35. Motown Junk
36. Postcards From a Young Man
37. Gold Against the Soul
38. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll
39. Glasnost
40. The Girl Who Wanted to be God
41. The Masses Against the Classes
42. Baby Elian
43. Sleepflower
44. 1985
45. This Joke Sport Severed
46. This is Yesterday
47. Prologue to History
48. Europa Geht Durch Mich
49. Bored Out of My Mind
50. The Year of Purification

By Era
Generation Terrorists 10
Gold Against the Soul 8
The Holy Bible 9
Everything Must Go 3
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 3
Know Your Enemy 4
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 1
Journal for Plague Lovers 4
Postcards From a Young Man 1
Rewind the Film 1
Futurology 1
Others 2

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Laura McCulloch @LorMcC
1. Yes
2. Door to the River
3. Enola/Alone
4. Faster
5. Picturesque
6. Mausoleum
7. Further Away
8. Golden Platitudes
9. This is Yesterday
10. This Joke Sport Severed
11. Everything Must Go
12. Empty Souls
13. Stay Beautiful
14. PCP
15. Indian Summer
16. Sepia
17. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
18. Roses in the Hospital
19. Little Baby Nothing
20. Facing Page: Top Left
21. Montana/Autumn/78
22. She is Suffering
23. Interiors (Song for Willem de Kooning)
24. Just a Kid
25. Prologue to History
26. The Convalescent
27. Solitude Sometimes Is
28. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach
29. So Dead
30. Empty Motorcade
31. Marlon JD
32. Firefight
33. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
34. The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever
35. Sleepflower
36. Methadone Pretty
37. The Second Great Depression
38. The Everlasting
39. Kevin Carter
40. Bored Out Of My Mind
41. Hanging On
42. I Live To Fall Asleep
43. RP McMurphy
44. The Last Time I Saw Paris
45. From Despair to Where
46. Socialist Serenade
47. Dead Martyrs
48. 4 Ever Delayed
49. My Guernica
50. William's Last Words

By Era
Generation Terrorists 6
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 6
Everything Must Go 8
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 4
Know Your Enemy 4
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 5
Postcards From a Young Man 2
Rewind the Film 0
Futurology 2
Others 4

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Paul Fiander-Turner @havinaradox
1. Faster
2. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
3. No Surface All Feeling
4. Bag Lady
5. Revol
6. Motorcycle Emptiness
7. Yes
8. Everything Must Go
9. Archives of Pain
10. A Design For Life
11. Sepia
12. Nobody Loved You
13. Die in the Summertime
14. You Love Us
15. PCP
16. Ready For Drowning
17. Your Love Alone is not Enough
18. Sleepflower
19. Stay Beautiful
20. Send Away the Tigers
21. Judge Yr'self
22. Peeled Apples
23. Me and Stephen Hawking
24. Enola/Alone
25. Found That Soul
26. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
27. Automatik Teknicolour
28. Rewind the Film
29. There by the Grace of God
30. Dead Martyrs
31. Of Walking Abortion
32. 1985
33. Firefight
34. Glasnost
35. The Masses Against the Classes
36. Marlon JD
37. Baby Elian
38. 30-Year War
39. Imperial Bodybags
40. The Next Jet to Leave Moscow
41. Starlover
42. Further Away
43. Motown Junk
44. Futurology
45. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
46. RP McMurphy
47. All is Vanity
48. Montana/Autumn/78
49. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach
50. Love's Sweet Exile

By Era
Generation Terrorists 7
Gold Against the Soul 2
The Holy Bible 9
Everything Must Go 6
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 3
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 6
Postcards From a Young Man 1
Rewind the Film 2
Futurology 2
Others 4