Saturday, 31 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 31st August 2013 part 2

Four more charts here on this busy deadline day!!!  The first comes from the official town crier of the Manics Top 50s, JamGaw, who has done his bit promoting the charts and pulling in one of our special guest contributors.  He will also be compiling one of the sub-charts that come out when all of the votes are in.  Another new number one in our charts today, at a glance I think it might be the only one from 'Postcards...' so far, and one of our relatively even charts across the albums.

As with a few others today, our second chart has a lot of 'Generation Terrorists' in it, but then there are more songs to choose from!  A few more of the lesser loved songs getting their day in the top 10 too, which is always nice!  Our third chart has a new number one too, and a 'Lifeblood' one at that!!! Andy has included a fair few B-sides in his selection, which may be a product of his blog going through every Manics song in turn, which you can find here http://manicsongs.wordpress.com/ .  As we all know, us Manics fans can't get enough of reading stuff about them, so wander over and have a look!!!

Our final chart in part 2 of this blog comes all the way from Finland, I really like the fact that we're getting plenty of variety in the location of our contributors.  A returning number one, which I hope finds its place in the final top 50 (it was my number 2), with 'GT' and 'Holy Bible' tying in the mini-chart this time.  There WILL be a part 3...there are so many charts today, so keep your eyes peeled (apples)!!!!

JamGaw @starsfrighten
1. Postcards from a Young Man
2. Motorcycle Emptiness
3. A Design for Life
4. Faster
5. 4st 7lb
6. Little Baby Nothing
7. This Joke Sport Severed
8. The Masses Against the Classes
9. Motown Junk
10. Some Kind of Nothingness
11. Life Becoming a Landslide
12. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
13. This is Yesterday
14. Slash N' Burn
15. Donkeys
16. Doors Closing Slowly
17. Me and Stephen Hawking
18. From Despair to Where
19. Stay Beautiful
20. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
21. No Surface All Feeling
22. Peeled Apples
23. 1985
24. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
25. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
26. PCP
27. You Love Us
28. William's Last Words
29. Autumnsong
30. Prologue to History
31. She is Suffering
32. Yes
33. Sepia
34. Facing Page: Top Left
35. Enola/Alone
36. Cardiff Afterlife
37. My Little Empire
38. The Year of Purification
39. Further Away
40. Hibernation
41. Send Away the Tigers
42. You're Tender and You're Tired
43. First Republic
44. Imperial Bodybags
45. Your Love Alone is Not Enough
46. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll
47. All We Make is Entertainment
48. The Second Great Depression
49. The Love of Richard Nixon
50. Too Cold Here

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 30)


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Phillimess @phillimess
1. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
2. The Girl Who Wanted to be God
3. Methadone Pretty
4. This is Yesterday
5. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
6. Further Away
7. The Everlasting
8. Faster 
9. Everything Must Go
10. Motorcycle Emptiness
11. A Design for Life
12. Born to End
13. Archives of Pain
14. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
15. Peeled Apples
16. I'm Just a Patsy
17. Die in the Summertime
18. Yes
19. From Despair to Where
20. Slash N' Burn
21. Empty Souls
22. Your Love Alone is Not Enough
23. Some Kind of Nothingness
24. Love's Sweet Exile
25. Australia
26. Hanging On
27. No Surface All Feeling
28. PCP
29. Comfort Comes
30. Roses in the Hospital 
31. Dead Yankee Drawl
32. Stay Beautiful
33. Motown Junk
34. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll
35. Of Walking Abortion
36. Enola/Alone
37. Be Natural
38. Found that Soul
39. Freedom of Speech Won't Feed my Children
40. To Repel Ghosts
41. Rendition
42. Doors Closing Slowly
43. The Descent (Pages 1 & 2)
44. Strip it Down
45. Crucifix Kiss
46. Never Want Again
47. Are Mothers Saints
48. Sepia
49. The Love of Richard Nixon
50. Sorrow 16

By Era
Generation Terrorists 13
Gold Against the Soul 5
The Holy Bible 7
Everything Must Go 9
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 3
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 3
Others 0

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 26)


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Andy Johnson @andyjohnsonuk
1. To Repel Ghosts
2. 4 Ever Delayed
3. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
4. Faster
5. This Is Yesterday
6. Motown Junk
7. PCP
8. Be Natural
9. Door to the River
10. We Are All Bourgeois Now
11. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll
12. The Convalescent
13. Empty Souls
14. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
15. The Masses Against the Classes
16. Bag Lady
17. The Second Great Depression
18. All Is Vanity 
19. Marlon JD
20. Born a Girl
21. Facing Page: Top Left
22. I Think I Found It
23. Hibernation
24. Comfort Comes
25. Close My Eyes
26. Just a Kid
27. Red Rubber
28. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
29. 4st 7lb
30. Auto-Intoxication
31. I'm Not Working
32. Teenage 20/20
33. Firefight
34. Locust Valley 
35. Ostopolitik
36. Boxes & Lists
37. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
38. Roses in the Hospital
39. Archives of Pain
40. Motorcycle Emptiness
41. A Design For Life
42. Midnight Sun
43. Sepia
44. Judge Yr'self
45. Australia
46. Glasnost
47. Freedom of Speech Won't Feed My Children
48. Us Against You
49. Anorexic Rodin
50. The Girl Who Wanted to Be God

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 15)


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Jenni Vidgren @jenvidg
1. Stay Beautiful
2. Australia
3. Roses in the Hospital
4. Revol
5. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
6. You Love Us
7. Faster
8. Peeled Apples 
9. Die in the Summertime
10. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
11. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
12. Sepia
13. Send Away the Tigers
14. Love's Sweet Exile
15. This is the Day 
16. Everything Must Go
17. Slash N' Burn
18. This is Yesterday
19. Enola/Alone
20. Your Love Alone is not Enough
21. PCP
22. Mausoleum
23. Me and Stephen Hawking
24. Cardiff Afterlife
25. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
26. Solitude Sometimes Is
27. Postcards From a Young Man
28. Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel
29. Motown Junk
30. Suicide Alley
31. Sleepflower
32. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
33. Nat West - Barclays - Midlands - Lloyds
34. Autumnsong
35. Symphony of Tourette
36. Motorcycle Emptiness
37. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
38. All is Vanity
39. Judge Yr'self
40. Rewind the Film
41. Wattsville Blues
42. William's Last Words
43. Too Cold Here
44. Tsunami
45. Mr Carbohydrate
46. Crucifix Kiss
47. 4st 7lb
48. Life Becoming a Landslide
49. Marlon JD
50. Socialist Serenade

By Era
Generation Terrorists 9
Gold Against the Soul 5
The Holy Bible 9
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 4
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 6
Postcards From a Young Man 2
Others 2

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 30)


Manics Top 50s - 31st August 2013 part 1

Deadline day is proving to be as busy as expected with four charts waiting for me when I checked my phone at 7.30 this morning!!!  So as I take on the role of Harry Redknapp with frantic wheeling and dealing, I've decided to split today's blog up a bit, with the early birds taking the first four places.

First up is another special guest chart from Dominik Diamond, best known to people of my age as the presenter of Gamesmaster alongside none other than Sir Patrick Moore, but alongside his varied TV roles and work as a columnist he also has a successful radio career, now being based in Canada. Work on his top 50 had to fit around the start of his new radio show, so extra big thanks for finding the time to contribute!!!  And also thanks to oldnoshie for originally approaching Dominik to take part!!  It's another selection heavily weighted towards 'Generation Terrorists', but with a few cameo appearances from some of the later albums, however no surprises at number one with one of our chart mainstays winning out.

Our second chart is from Chris, who runs the Facebook page Manic Street Preachers Lyrics, so if you're a Facebook user stop by and give his page a 'like'!  Again, 'GT' wins out in number of selections, but it's a 'Holy Bible' favourite that tops the chart.  Our third chart is from another South Korean participant and sees 'Ready for Drowning' take its first number one placing.  '...Richard Nixon' also takes its highest placing so far at number 2.

Our fourth chart here sees another new number one in 'PCP', although another clean sweep for 'GT' in the mini-charts.  After the overall chart is announced I am going to add a new view under each person's entry on the blog to show their 'By Era' chart by scores as well as number of entries.  This may show a different picture as 10 choices from 'GT' may in fact be numbers 41-50 and one choice from 'Lifeblood' may be number 1 for example!!!  Stay tuned tonight for more charts to come on this busy deadline day!!!

Dominik Diamond @DominikDiamond
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Motown Junk
3. New Art Riot
4. From Despair to Where
5. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
6. Yes
7. You Love Us
8. Little Baby Nothing
9. Patrick Bateman
10. Roses in the Hospital
11. Life Becoming a Landslide
12. Sleepflower
13. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
14. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH)
15. The Drowners
16. PCP
17. Slash N' Burn
18. Nat West - Barclays - Midlands - Lloyds
19. Revol
20. Love's Sweet Exile
21. Let Robeson Sing
22. Another Invented Disease
23. Stay Beautiful
24. So Dead
25. Born to End
26. Suicide Alley
27. Yourself
28. She is Suffering
29. You're Tender and You're Tired
30. Australia 
31. Repeat
32. Of Walking Abortion
33. No Surface All Feeling
34. Everything Must Go
35. Ocean Spray
36. Nostalgic Pushead
37. So Why So Sad
38. Tennessee
39. Symphony of Tourette
40. Gold Against the Soul
41. Spectators of Suicide
42. Your Love Alone is Not Enough
43. A Design for Life
44. Drug Drug Druggy
45. Damn Dog 
46. Crucifix Kiss
47. Methadone Pretty
48. Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll
49. Donkeys
50. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

By Era
Generation Terrorists 21
Gold Against the Soul 12
The Holy Bible 7
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 1
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 0
Send Away the Tigers 1
Journal for Plague Lovers 0
Postcards From a Young Man 0
Others 0

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 24)


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Chris Hardiman ‏@IrishCanuck83
1. Faster
2. Another Invented Disease
3. Epicentre 
4. Motorcycle Emptiness
5. Yes
6. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
7. Mausoleum
8. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
9. Intravenous Agnostic
10. Golden Platitudes
11. Yourself
12. All We Make is Entertainment
13. Damn Dog
14. You Love Us
15. PCP
16. A Design for Life
17. The Everlasting
18. Life Becoming a Landslide
19. Enola/Alone
20. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
21. Baby Elian
22. Judge Yr'self
23. Democracy Coma
24. The Masses Against the Classes
25. Motown Junk
26. Auto-Intoxication
27. I Think I Found It
28. Journal for Plague Lovers
29. To Repel Ghosts
30. 4 Ever Delayed
31. Sepia
32. Black Dog on my Shoulder
33. Interiors (Song for Willem de Kooning)
34. Roses in the Hospital
35. Little Baby Nothing
36. Born to End
37. Of Walking Abortion
38. My Guernica
39. Tsunami
40. Take the Skinheads Bowling
41. Marlon JD
42. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
43. Love's Sweet Exile
44. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
45. Solitude Sometimes Is
46. Autumnsong
47. We Her Majesty's Prisoners
48. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
49. Patrick Bateman
50. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky

By Era
Generation Terrorists 10
Gold Against the Soul 5
The Holy Bible 6
Everything Must Go 7
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 5
Know Your Enemy 4
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 1
Journal for Plague Lovers 3
Postcards From a Young Man 5
Others 2

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 23)


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Daily MSP @manics_bot
1. Ready for Drowning
2. The Love of Richard Nixon
3. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
4. Roses in the Hospital
5. From Despair to Where
6. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
7. Faster
8. PCP
9. Let Robeson Sing
10. Imperial Bodybags
11. Hazelton Avenue
12. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
13. Autumnsong
14. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
15. Marlon JD
16. Facing Page: Top Left
17. Underdogs
18. Yes
19. Motown Junk
20. Bored Out of my Mind
21. Repeat
22. Ocean Spray
23. Black Dog on my Shoulder
24. The Masses Against the Classes
25. Revol
26. Hibernation
27. I Live to Fall Asleep
28. RP McMurphy
29. Life Becoming a Landslide
30. 4st 7lb
31. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
32. Send Away the Tigers
33. Journal for Plague Lovers
34. Glasnost
35. Some Kind of Nothingness
36. Spectators of Suicide
37. Donkeys
38. Found that Soul
39. The Girl Who Wanted to be God
40. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH)
41. A Design for Life
42. Love's Sweet Exile
43. Solitude Sometimes Is
44. I Think I Found It
45. William's Last Words
46. Strip it Down
47. No Surface All Feeling
48. We Were Never Told
49. Stay Beautiful 
50. You Love Us

By Era
Generation Terrorists 10
Gold Against the Soul 6
The Holy Bible 6
Everything Must Go 4
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 2
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 4
Send Away the Tigers 4
Journal for Plague Lovers 5
Postcards From a Young Man 4
Others 2

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 28)


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Poppy Sinaasappelsap @qualityusername
1. PCP
2. Stay Beautiful
3. Yes
4. Born A Girl
5. Archives of Pain
6. Golden Platitudes
7. William’s Last Words
8. The Masses Against The Classes
9. Donkeys
10. Life Becoming a Landslide
11. Slash N' Burn
12. 4st 7lb
13. All Is Vanity
14. Faster
15. Motown Junk
16. New Art Riot
17. Facing Page: Top Left
18. Motorcycle Emptiness
19. Sleepflower
20. Wattsville Blues
21. Bag Lady
22. Comfort Comes
23. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
24. Close My Eyes
25. Judge Yr’self
26. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
27. Nobody Loved You
28. The Intense Humming Of Evil
29. You Love Us
30. Little Baby Nothing
31. A Design For Life
32. Nat West-Barclays-Midlands-Lloyds
33. Patrick Bateman
34. Repeat
35. Last Exit On Yesterday
36. Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky
37. Roses In The Hospital
38. Suicide Alley
39. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
40. Bored Out Of My Mind
41. My Little Empire
42. Mr Carbohydrate
43. Black Dog On My Shoulder
44. Winterlovers
45. This is the Day
46. Freedom Of Speech Won’t Feed My Children
47. No Surface All Feeling
48. I’m Just A Patsy
49. Peeled Apples
50. Drug Drug Druggy

By Era
Generation Terrorists 12
Gold Against the Soul 8
The Holy Bible 7
Everything Must Go 4
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 4
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 0
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 5
Postcards From a Young Man 1
Others 3

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 23)


Friday, 30 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 30th August 2013

So, from a conversation between 3 or 4 people on Twitter to the grand total of 50 charts!!  And by the sounds of it a few more last minute entries to come as well!!  Our 50th slot was taken by another special guest in the form of the second chart here today....but more on that shortly.

Our first chart today has managed to be unique in a number of ways!  First of all another new number one but secondly we had two songs which had been in all 48 charts so far.....neither of them made it here!  But saying that, it's another one of those incredibly even charts across the albums and nice to see a few different songs getting their day in the higher reaches of a chart.

And so to our 50th chart contributed by Ben Myers, a journalist for a number of major music publications over the years and author of, among other things, the novel 'Richard'.  To quote another quote about the book itself - "A sympathetic and sad imagining of the boy who became a reluctant pop idol".  The boy in question of course being Richey Edwards.  Stupid me only just heard of this book while talking to other fans through these charts, so I will definitely be finding myself a copy in the near future.

Ben admitted to me that his chart may be weighted towards the earlier albums and it proved to be so!!  As with another chart along similar lines last week though I personally love seeing some of the older songs taking their turn in the chart, especially some of the old B-sides.  And I'm certainly not going to argue with his choice of number one, with it being the same as mine!!

Thanks to Hannah Bevan for originally approaching Ben to take part, I'm sure she's still on cloud 9 from having her question answered by Nicky Wire on the NME Twitter page yesterday (as did fellow top 50 contributors Monkey Marl, KB2X and Lenchik)!!

Final reminder if you are taking part - get your charts to me by the end of tomorrow, Saturday 31st, if you want to be included in the final chart and a big thank you to everyone who has taken part so far!!!!

Harriet Hey @harriet_hey
1. Cardiff Afterlife
2. PCP
3. Enola/Alone
4. Glasnost
5. Me and Stephen Hawking
6. Roses in the Hospital
7. Judge Yr'self
8. The Girl Who Wanted To Be God
9. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
10. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach
11. I Think I Found It
12. Yes
13. This Is Yesterday
14. 1985
15. Nobody Loved You
16. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
17. Another Invented Disease
18. Nostalgic Pushead
19. Hazelton Avenue
20. A Design For Life
21. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
22. Socialist Serenade
23. There by the Grace of God
24. Williams Last Words
25. Suicide Alley
26. Crucifix Kiss
27. Born a Girl
28. Always/Never
29. Loves Sweet Exile
30. Tsunami
31. The Masses Against The Classes
32. Life Becoming a Landslide
33. Lady Lazarus
34. The Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel
35. Out of Time
36. Rewind the Film
37. Teenage 20/20
38. A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun
39. Black Dog on my Shoulder
40. The Second Great Depression
41. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
42. Virginia State Epileptic Colony
43. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
44. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
45. Take The Skinheads Bowling
46. The Year of Purification
47. Intravenous Agnostic
48. Your Love Alone is Not Enough
49. Nat West - Barclays - Midlands - Lloyds
50. Underdogs

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 14)


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Benjamin Myers @BenMyers1
1. Motown Junk
2. Faster
3. Suicide Alley
4. Spectators Of Suicide
5. Yes
6. You Love Us
7. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
8. Stay Beautiful
9. RP McMurphy
10. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
11. From Despair To Where
12. A Design For Life
13. PCP
14. Soul Contamination
15. This Is Yesterday
16. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
17. Revol
18. Yourself
19. Love’s Sweet Exile
20. Sleepflower
21. Die in the Summertime
22. UK Channel Boredom
23. Motorcycle Emptiness
24. No Surface All Feeling
25. 4st 7lb
26. New Art Riot
27. Little Baby Nothing
28. Slash N’ Burn
29. Sculpture of Man
30. Kevin Carter
31. Repeat
32. Tennessee
33. Judge Yr’self
34. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
35. Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky
36. Strip It Down
37. A Vision Of Dead Desire
38. Us Against You
39. Teenage 20/20
40. Born to End
41. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
42. Mausoleum
43. You Stole the Sun from My Heart
44. Nat West–Barclays–Midlands–Lloyds
45. Of Walking Abortion
46. Drug Drug Druggy
47. Crucifix Kiss
48. Comfort Comes
49. Archives of Pain
50. Another Invented Disease

By Era
Generation Terrorists 22
Gold Against the Soul 7
The Holy Bible 13
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 2
Know Your Enemy 0
Lifeblood 0
Send Away the Tigers 1
Journal for Plague Lovers 0
Postcards From a Young Man 0
Others 0

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 27)


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 29th August 2013

Well, I won't get too carried away, but with this being the 48th chart and two more currently counting down it appears we have hit the magic target of 50 Top 50s!!!  Hopefully we still have a few more to come in the last couple of days too, so if you're still working on yours let me have it before the end of Saturday or give your friends a nudge if they are submitting too!!

And so onto today's selection and 'Yes' is back again in the number one slot!!  Another 'Holy Bible'-heavy chart with 'Generation Terrorists' also featuring favourably and we're still getting those no-vote songs in on the action, this time around it's 'What's my Name' picking up its first points.  Another favourable entry for one of our B-side candidates too!

Emma L. @ElectricEmma
1. Yes
2. Judge Yr'self
3. Archives of Pain
4. A Design For Life
5. Prologue To History
6. Bag Lady
7. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
8. Kevin Carter
9. Die in the Summertime
10. The Masses Against The Classes
11. It's So Easy
12. Rewind The Film
13. The Convalescent
14. Sleepflower
15. Peeled Apples
16. Motorcycle Emptiness
17. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
18. The Intense Humming of Evil 
19. Faster
20. You Stole The Sun from my Heart
21. Slash N' Burn
22. Black Dog on My Shoulder
23. Comfort Comes
24. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
25. What's My Name?
26. My Little Empire 
27. Mausoleum
28. Sorrow 16
29. Motown Junk
30. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
31. PCP
32. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
33. Sculpture of Man
34. Of Walking Abortion
35. Australia
36. Everything Must Go
37. Close My Eyes 
38. Roses in the Hospital
39. She Is Suffering
40. New Art Riot
41. Little Baby Nothing
42. Stay Beautiful
43. Ocean Spray
44. Mr. Carbohydrate
45. This is the Day
46. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
47. Journal For Plague Lovers
48. Donkeys
49. Sepia
50. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough

By Era
Generation Terrorists 8
Gold Against the Soul 6
The Holy Bible 12
Everything Must Go 7
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 5
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 0
Send Away the Tigers 1
Journal for Plague Lovers 4
Postcards From a Young Man 0
Others 4

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 29)


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 27th August 2013

And here we are again with our 46th and 47th top 50....with two still unfinished the doors are open for someone to be the lucky 50th person!!!  Sorry, no prizes, but we'll break out a banner and get Sean to do a trumpet fanfare if you really want to?!!

Another chart from the US first up, leaning more towards the older material, but with a decent slice of 'This is my Truth...' in there as well.  An ever popular number one too, and a top 10 which will all surely have a good shout at their place in the final 50.  The top spot contrasts with our second chart which contains another new number one in 'Love's Sweet Exile'.  A very classic top 10 as well, with the personal touch of 'Firefight' creeping in there for its second top 10 placing.

I'm getting increasingly tempted to add up those totals, but still holding out!!!  Who knows how close it will be in the end, maybe we already have a winner, but maybe YOUR chart will be the one that decides it so be sure to submit it if you want to make the difference!

Su @dharmacide
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Roses in the Hospital
3. Yes
4. Little Baby Nothing 
5. From Despair to Where
6. Faster
7. Your Love Alone is not Enough
8. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
9. A Design for Life
10. Motown Junk
11. Stay Beautiful
12. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
13. Life Becoming a Landslide
14. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH)
15. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
16. Cardiff Afterlife
17. Sepia 
18. Send Away the Tigers
19. Some Kind of Nothingness
20. William's Last Words
21. Die in the Summertime
22. Epicentre
23. PCP
24. The Convalescent
25. Of Walking Abortion
26. Autumnsong
27. Ocean Spray
28. She is Suffering
29. Slash N' Burn
30. No Surface All Feeling
31. 4st 7lb
32. Prologue to History
33. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
34. Virginia State Epileptic Colony
35. The Masses Against the Classes
36. Australia
37. His Last Painting
38. Love's Sweet Exile
39. Tsunami
40. This is Yesterday
41. Removables
42. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
43. RP McMurphy
44. Ready for Drowning
45. I Live to Fall Asleep 
46. You Love Us
47. Solitude Sometimes Is
48. Nobody Loved You
49. Mausoleum
50. My Little Empire

By Era
Generation Terrorists 9
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 10
Everything Must Go 5
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 7
Know Your Enemy 5
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 3
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 1
Others 1

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 35)


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Shannon Fletcher @TheSpiderShan
1. Love’s Sweet Exile
2. Faster
3. Stay Beautiful
4. Yes
5. Little Baby Nothing
6. Empty Souls
7. Firefight
8. Judge Yr’self
9. Motorcycle Emptiness
10. From Despair To Where
11. Archives Of Pain
12. Of Walking Abortion
13. Die In The Summertime
14. Tsunami
15. Solitude Sometimes Is
16. A Design For Life
17. Prologue To History
18. Roses In The Hospital
19. Further Away
20. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
21. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
22. You Love Us
23. No Surface All Feeling
24. My Little Empire
25. Found That Soul
26. 4st 7lb
27. Ready For Drowning
28. All Is Vanity
29. Pretension/Repulsion
30. Ocean Spray
31. Everything Must Go
32. Born to End
33. Mr Carbohydrate
34. Enola/Alone
35. Dead Martyrs
36. La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)
37. Marlon JD
38. Intravenous Agnostic
39. The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever
40. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
41. Wattsville Blues
42. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
43. (It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love
44. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
45. Repeat
46. Sleepflower
47. Slash N’ Burn
48. The Masses Against The Classes
49. William’s Last Words
50. The Second Great Depression

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 32)


Monday, 26 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 26th August 2013

Just the one chart today coming all the way from South Korea!  With the Manics having fans all over the world it's great to get representation from people in different locations to make it a truly global chart :)  And we also have another new number one in 'Underdogs'!!  I found it interesting that there are two songs from 'Send Away the Tigers' in the chart and they come in at 1 and 3!!  Another one of those songs-appearing-for the-first-time as well, even at this late stage we still have plenty of B-sides and tracks from compilations feeling all unloved!!

As if you haven't heard me say it enough, just a reminder that 31st August is the deadline for charts to be considered, so if you or anyone you know is planning on submitting a selection there are only a few days left....is it going to be like transfer deadline day?!!

ㅇㅅ @eggshell15
1. Underdogs
2. 4st 7lbs
3. Indian Summer
4. Faster
5. Some Kind of Nothingness
6. Life Becoming a Landslide
7. Judge Yr'self
8. Prologue to History
9. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
10. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
11. Ready for Drowning
12. She is Suffering
13. From Despair to Where
14. Sorrow 16
15. The Girl Who Wanted to be God
16. Roses in the Hospital
17. Starlover
18. Australia
19. The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever
20. William's Last Words
21. The Instrumental
22. Kevin Carter
23. Motown Junk
24. Crucifix Kiss
25. Postcards From a Young Man
26. PCP
27. The Masses Against the Classes
28. Black Dog on my Shoulder
29. His Last Painting
30. Show Me the Wonder
31. Black Garden
32. No Surface All Feeling
33. Motorcycle Emptiness
34. The Love of Richard Nixon
35. Enola/Alone
36. You're Tender and You're Tired
37. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
38. Never Want Again
39. Nobody Loved You
40. Emily
41. So Why So Sad
42. Stay Beautiful
43. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
44. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
45. Little Baby Nothing
46. Let Robeson Sing
47. Marlon JD
48. Be Natural
49. Auto-Intoxication
50. You Love Us

By Era
Generation Terrorists 9
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 6
Everything Must Go 6
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 6
Know Your Enemy 4
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 3
Postcards From a Young Man 5
Others 3

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 26)



Manics Top 50s - 25th August 2013

A bumper crop of three charts for your viewing pleasure today, two of which have been counting down gradually over the last week or so.  The first chart is definitely one of our most unique charts, being heavily weighted towards the first 3 albums/eras, but that allows some of those great early B-sides to have their day in the sun.  And I do believe 'Archives of Pain' has earned its first number one slot - that will be another chart by the way, the number one chart!!!  And no matter how much you love the later songs, you have to admit it's a damn fine chart, a glowing comment on the depth of the material available to us when making our selections.

I know I keep saying that some charts are equally spread between the albums when looking at the mini-charts, but our second chart is probably the closest we're going to get to actually being equal!!  I expect Clair herself may be surprised by this too :)  It is interesting to see whether your perceived favourite/not-so-favourite albums actually come out where you expect them to, mine were about right, although I have had other people say otherwise for theirs.  But a good mix in Clair's choices of the chart regulars and some of those that don't appear as often, including at least one no-vote song in there.

The third chart today has another new entry in our list of number ones and a whole host of different songs muscling their way in on the top ten too.  Many of the songs featured are in plenty of charts, but definitely some of their higher placings here.  Also a slight leaning away from the first two albums to balance out with our first selection!!  We've now hit chart number 44, within touching distance of 50, so as always keep them coming!!

RMcNamara @RorsDM
1. Archives of Pain
2. Of Walking Abortion
3. Die in the Summertime
4. Yes
5. Sleepflower
6. Patrick Bateman
7. Stay Beautiful
8. Repeat
9. Faster
10. Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel
11. Mausoleum
12. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll
13. The Intense Humming of Evil
14. Revol
15. PCP
16. 4st 7lb
17. Motorcycle Emptiness
18. Slash N' Burn
19. Motown Junk
20. Democracy Coma
21. Love Torn Us Under
22. Life Becoming a Landslide
23. Mr Carbohydrate
24. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH)
25. All is Vanity
26. Hibernation
27. Comfort Comes
28. From Despair to Where
29. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
30. Love's Sweet Exile
31. Prologue to History
32. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
33. New Art Riot
34. Judge Yr'self
35. It's So Easy
36. Sculpture of Man
37. Removables
38. Crucifix Kiss
39. Methadone Pretty
40. Gold Against the Soul
41. Sorrow 16
42. Symphony of Tourette
43. Drug Drug Druggy
44. Nat West - Barclays - Midlands - Lloyds
45. Doors Closing Slowly
46. Ocean Spray
47. So Dead
48. We Her Majesty's Prisoners
49. Another Invented Disease
50. Yourself

By Era
Generation Terrorists 18
Gold Against the Soul 10
The Holy Bible 14
Everything Must Go 3
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 1
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 0
Send Away the Tigers 0
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 0
Others 0

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 21)


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clair horne @clairhorne
1. Yes
2. This is Yesterday
3. A Design for Life
4. Too Cold Here
5. This Joke Sport Severed
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. Ocean Spray
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. No Surface All Feeling
25. From Despair to Where
26. Bag Lady
27. Some Kind of Nothingness
28. You Know it's Going to Hurt
29. Facing Page: Top Left
30. Sleepflower
31. All is Vanity
32. I Think I Found It
33. Rewind the Film
34. Journal for Plague Lovers
35. Fragments
36. So Why So Sad
37. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
38. Found that Soul
39. Roses in the Hospital
40. Fearless Punk Ballad
41. Underdogs
42. You Love Us
43. The Masses Against the Classes
44. Endless Plain of Fortune
45. Yourself
46. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH)
47. William's Last Words
48. Imperial Bodybags
49. Let Robeson Sing
50. Stay Beautiful

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 25)


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Claire @clarahopscotch
1. This Joke Sport Severed
2. Further Away
3. My Little Empire
4. Some Kind of Nothingness
5. Golden Platitudes
6. Solitude Sometimes Is
7. Everything Must Go
8. Motorcycle Emptiness
9. Yes
10. No Surface All Feeling
11. Postcards From a Young Man
12. Faster
13. Peeled Apples
14. The Everlasting 
15. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
16. This is Yesterday
17. Show Me the Wonder
18. A Song for Departure
19. Hazelton Avenue
20. My Guernica
21. Little Baby Nothing
22. A Design for Life
23. Donkeys
24. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
25. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
26. Cardiff Afterlife
27. 4 Ever Delayed
28. Revol 
29. Ready for Drowning
30. Prologue to History 
31. Life Becoming a Landslide
32. Nobody Loved You
33. 4st 7lb
34. PCP
35. Ocean Spray
36. Underdogs
37. Empty Souls
38. Glasnost
39. Judge Yr'self
40. Epicentre 
41. Me and Stephen Hawking
42. Baby Elian
43. Facing Page: Top Left
44. Enola/Alone
45. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
46. Doors Closing Slowly
47. Freedom of Speech Won't Feed my Children
48. This is the Day
49. New Art Riot
50. Umbrella

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 24)


Saturday, 24 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 24th August 2013

One week to go before the Manics Top 50s officially close for business!!!  In terms of the overall chart that is, if anyone happens to miss the deadline but still wants to share their chart I will put them up here for everyone to gaze at in wonder.  Which leads me on nicely to today's chart from one of our overseas contributors (or America as it is more commonly known) which contains a very popular number one and an interesting number 7 - one of the songs people tended to suggest to me first if they were previously trying to guess any zero vote songs!!!  It wasn't true even then of course, but a healthy score of 44 points does it no harm at all.  A pretty healthy showing from 'Know Your Enemy' in general too, as well as a decent share from 'Lifeblood'.

Another feature of the final chart that I've come up with is the one person who ends up sharing the most songs in their chart with the final chart.  Now everyone's chart is just as valid as the next person, so I'm not going to make a big deal of this as if that person 'wins' because that's blatantly not true, but I think it will be interesting!!

Andrea Greene Myers @sleepflower_
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
3. Yes
4. Solitude Sometimes Is
5. Faster
6. The Everlasting
7. Wattsville Blues
8. Love's Sweet Exile
9. From Despair to Where
10. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
11. Black Dog on my Shoulder
12. I Live to Fall Asleep
13. Marlon JD
14. This is the Day
15. Autumnsong
16. Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
17. The Love of Richard Nixon
18. All We Make is Entertainment
19. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
20. The Year of Purification
21. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
22. There by the Grace of God
23. A Song for Departure
24. Some Kind of Nothingness
25. Stay Beautiful
26. Dead Martyrs
27. Intravenous Agnostic
28. Virginia State Epileptic Colony
29. Ocean Spray
30. Yourself
31. Pretension/Repulsion
32. Die in the Summertime
33. Tsunami
34. Ready for Drowning
35. 1985
36. Another Invented Disease
37. Postcards from a Young Man
38. Drug Drug Druggy
39. Motown Junk
40. You Love Us
41. Revol
42. This is Yesterday
43. PCP
44. Slash N' Burn
45. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
46. Found that Soul
47. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH)
48. To Repel Ghosts
49. Enola/Alone
50. Show Me the Wonder

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 26)


Friday, 23 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 23rd August 2013

I have great pleasure in announcing today's top 50 from respected journalist Keith Cameron, no doubt in good spirits following his coffee and croissant with Nicky Wire recently!!  As well as a distinguished and continuing career with a number of top music magazines over the years, Keith may also be familiar to you as the author of the piece inside the booklet of the Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition.  As you'll see from the chart, his association with that album is no coincidence, coming out on top in the mini-chart by era.  His choice of number one is certainly a very popular one in these charts, although a surprise placing at number 2 for 'Prologue to History', which has been putting in a decent showing recently in a bid to be the highest placed B-side.

Thanks to Keith for taking the time out to contribute to our chart and also to JamGaw for his excellent recruiting skills, who incidentally suggests that we go and read Keith's just published Mudhoney biography as a thank you.  And as this is a place to celebrate words and music, and not product placement, we're sure he wouldn't mind if you just got it out of the library!  They do give us power after all.....

We are now up to 40 charts, so our goal of at least 50 top 50s is getting closer, especially considering we have 5 on the go at the moment!!

Keith Cameron @KeithCameron2
1. Faster
2. Prologue To History
3. Motorcycle Emptiness
4. Motown Junk
5. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
6. Archives Of Pain
7. Marlon JD
8. A Design For Life
9. Mausoleum
10. Yes
11. Little Baby Nothing
12. Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
13. Rewind The Film
14. Die In The Summertime
15. She Is Suffering
16. Slash N’ Burn
17. No Surface All Feeling
18. Enola/Alone
19. Of Walking Abortion
20. The Masses Against The Classes
21. All Is Vanity
22. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
23. Comfort Comes
24. Peeled Apples
25. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
26. Some Kind Of Nothingness
27. Mr Carbohydrate
28. The Love Of Richard Nixon
29. Pretension/Repulsion
30. Kevin Carter
31. A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun
32. 1985
33. You Love Us
34. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
35. Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky
36. Send Away The Tigers
37. Ocean Spray
38. Judge Yr’self
39. You Stole The Sun From My Heart
40. Revol
41. From Despair To Where
42. Spectators Of Suicide
43. The Intense Humming Of Evil
44. Sleepflower
45. Dead Passive
46. Never Want Again
47. Empty Souls
48. The Girl Who Wanted To Be God
49. Virginia State Epileptic Colony
50. Repeat

By Era
Generation Terrorists 8
Gold Against the Soul 4
The Holy Bible 11
Everything Must Go 8
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 3
Know Your Enemy 1
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 6
Postcards From a Young Man 2
Others 2

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 33)


Thursday, 22 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 22nd August 2013

So, here we are with chart number 39 and I have to say, given my own chart, that I am absolutely in favour of the number 1 selection!!  Again, quite an even selection over the different albums and I'm still surprised by some of those songs that just consistently keep turning up in the high reaches.  Not really surprised as they're great songs, but it's great that there are some songs that absolutely everyone loves.  Might there be a chart coming that turns that on its head...?

Today we have a special guest chart, not part of the top 50 as it is only a top 3, but nevertheless an interesting peek into the mind of a name that will be familiar to any of us 90s kids!!  So, courtesy of our own recent contributor David Wells, I have the pleasure to announce the top 3 Manics songs of Les 'Fruitbat' Carter of top beat combo Carter USM!!  Oh, how we chuckle to ourselves at number 3....

1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Australia
3. Kevin Carter

So, as the final chart looms what are people's thoughts about how we do it?  My initial plans are two separate tweet-downs of 50-26 and 25-1 over a period of two days - can people wait until the weekend of the 7th and 8th of September?!  I think a weekend would mean more people are around to see it and also gives me a week to pull everything together.  What do you think?  Anyway, take it away Meg...

Meg Johnson @manicstreetmeg
1. Motown Junk
2. Faster
3. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
4. Yes
5. Motorcycle Emptiness
6. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
7. The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever
8. A Design for Life
9. Marlon JD
10. Slash N' Burn
11. 1985
12. The Girl Who Wanted to be God
13. Judge Yr'self
14. Bag Lady
15. Sleepflower
16. Door to the River
17. Your Love Alone is not Enough
18. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
19. Ocean Spray
20. The Love of Richard Nixon
21. Let Robeson Sing
22. Indian Summer
23. Kevin Carter
24. 4st 7lbs
25. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
26. Empty Souls
27. William's Last Words
28. Little Baby Nothing
29. Some Kind of Nothingness
30. The Intense Humming of Evil
31. The Masses Against the Classes
32. Stay Beautiful
33. Nobody Loved You
34. Prologue to History
35. Send Away the Tigers
36. Removables
37. Life Becoming a Landslide
38. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
39. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH)
40. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
41. This Joke Sport Severed
42. The Everlasting
43. Revol
44. Show Me the Wonder
45. She is Suffering
46. Damn Dog
47. Golden Platitudes
48. All is Vanity
49. Australia
50. Die in the Summertime

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 33)


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 20th August 2013

Two excellent charts today, having been number 1 twice in the first three charts submitted, 'La Tristesse..' makes a welcome return to the top in the first chart which shows a resounding victory for the 'Generation Terrorists' era in the mini-chart!!

The second chart also has some interesting selections, with a relatively high proportion of B-sides and non-album tracks, some making their first appearance in the vote.  And 'Ocean Spray' bags its first number 1 slot!

As promised yesterday, a few more details regarding the Top 10 videos courtesy of Mild Manics, I will also add this as a new tab alongside the top 50 rules and the index:

- Each Chart to consist of 10 Manics videos in order of preference from 1-10
- Only official Manics singles with the relevant official video are eligible. For the purpose of this chart, 'Show Me the Wonder' is fully eligible.
- Closing date 30 Sept 2013

Submitting- preferably via Twitter, with hashtag #ManicsTop10Vids. Would be very grateful for a notification to @MildManics, who is administrating this chart, to ensure your chart is picked up for inclusion in the final figures.

James @adamczuk
1. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
2. Love’s Sweet Exile
3. Little Baby Nothing
4. Motorcycle Emptiness
5. 4 Ever Delayed
6. A Design For Life
7. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
8. Tennessee
9. Stay Beautiful
10. Slash n’ Burn
11. Motown Junk
12. Ain’t Going Down
13. Spectators of Suicide
14. (It’s Not War) Just The End of Love
15. Tsunami
16. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
17. The Everlasting
18. Australia
19. Soul Contamination
20. Found That Soul
21. Postcards from a Young Man
22. From Despair To Where
23. Judge Yr’self
24. Crucifix Kiss
25. Black Dog On My Shoulder
26. You Stole The Sun from My Heart
27. Sleepflower
28. Kevin Carter
29. Let Robeson Sing
30. Repeat
31. Another Invented Disease
32. Autumnsong
33. Everything Must Go
34. Revol
35. I Know The Numbers
36. Life Becoming a Landslide
37. Faster
38. Nat West – Barclays – Midlands – Lloyds
39. Democracy Coma
40. So Dead
41. Hanging On
42. Golden Platitudes
43. Ocean Spray
44. Gold Against The Soul
45. The Masses Against The Classes
46. Ready For Drowning
47. Comfort Comes
48. Born to End
49. Enola/Alone
50. Some Kind of Nothingness

By Era
Generation Terrorists 16
Gold Against the Soul 6
The Holy Bible 4
Everything Must Go 7
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 5
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 0
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 0
Postcards From a Young Man 5
Others 2

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 28)


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laura @lonelyaesthetic
1. Ocean Spray
2. Rewind the Film
3. Peeled Apples
4. Faster
5. We Were Never Told
6. Anorexic Rodin
7. Autumnsong
8. Sepia
9. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach
10. Mausoleum
11. Last Exit on Yesterday
12. Vision Blurred
13. Spectators of Suicide
14. PCP
15. Red Rubber
16. Starlover
17. Another Invented Disease
18. Roses in the Hospital
19. Solitude Sometimes Is
20. Tsunami
21. Indian Summer
22. Masking Tape
23. Leviathan
24. Welcome to the Dead zone
25. Marlon JD
26. Doors Closing Slowly
27. Archives of Pain
28. Comfort Comes
29. Love Torn Us Under
30. Umbrella
31. Boxes & Lists
32. Journal for Plague Lovers
33. The Vorticists
34. Winterlovers
35. This is Yesterday
36. Motorcycle Emptiness
37. You Stole the Sun from my Heart
38. Enola/Alone
39. The Masses Against the Classes
40. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
41. Golden Platitudes
42. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
43. Revol
44. Die in the Summertime
45. Postcards from a Young Man
46. The Girl Who Wanted to be God
47. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
48. Some Kind of Nothingness
49. Door to the River
50. Dead Trees and Traffic Islands

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 19)


Monday, 19 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 19th August 2013

So, as we move into the final stretch we have chart number 36, and from the number of people who have either already started the countdown or have indicated a chart is forthcoming, we're looking good to hit 50 top 50s!!!  This may include some familiar names, a few of whom have been asked and have accepted the challenge!

Tonight's chart has a very classic looking top 10 and another of those charts where the 'By Era' view is pretty balanced across the board.  I have to admit the temptation to start totalling everything up is overwhelming for me, but I'm resisting!!!  There are a few obvious mainstays of everyone's charts but on the whole I couldn't second guess what will make it and what will miss out!!

Also beginning to find its feet is a sister chart for Manics videos - Top 10 this time!!  Full details will follow with the next blog post but if you really can't wait check out #ManicsTop10Vids on Twitter.  @MildManics is doing the honours on the compilation of everything but you will see the results here so everything is in one place.

Nicholas Jones @IMightBeWrong_
1. A Design for Life
2. Faster
3. 4st 7lb
4. She is Suffering 
5. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
6. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
7. Motorcycle Emptiness
8. Little Baby Nothing
9. The Masses Against the Classes
10. Facing Page: Top Left
11. Everything Must Go
12. Kevin Carter
13. Repeat
14. All is Vanity
15. Born a Girl
16. Life Becoming a Landslide
17. Removables
18. Journal for Plague Lovers
19. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
20. Empty Souls
21. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
22. My Little Empire
23. Judge Yr'self
24. Revol
25. Roses in the Hospital
26. No Surface All Feeling
27. Ready for Drowning
28. PCP
29. Ocean Spray
30. Comfort Comes
31. Me and Stephen Hawking
32. William's Last Words
33. Imperial Bodybags
34. Just a Kid
35. Valley Boy
36. Stay Beautiful
37. Sorrow 16
38. You Love Us
39. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
40. Winterlovers
41. Postcards from a Young Man
42. Indian Summer
43. Some Kind of Nothingness
44. All We Make Is Entertainment
45. Nobody Loved You
46. The Second Great Depression
47. Found that Soul
48. This is Yesterday
49. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
50. Glasnost

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 28)


Friday, 16 August 2013

Manics Top 50s - 16th August 2013

As the deadline looms we seem to be having a rush on charts with two more being submitted or concluding today.  Two old friends in the number 1 spots again, another triumph for The Holy Bible!!!  Certainly looking a strong contender for the album title, which probably doesn't come as much surprise to anyone submitting a chart.  To make it fair, when I do the album chart, I will calculate it on total score divided by number of tracks as 'Generation Terrorists' would get a massive advantage over 'Send Away the Tigers' otherwise!!

The first chart by Sarah E is also the first instalment of our only (as far as I know) husband and wife contribution!!!  I'm sure everyone is following the second instalment as it counts down on Twitter a bit more slowly....take a bow JamGaw.

Interesting curio in the second chart too, a first vote for 'New Art Riot' B-side 'Last Exit on Yesterday'. My attention on the no votes score is starting to shift to B-sides now, there will obviously be a lot but interesting to see which ones they will be!!  Watch out for more charts counting down over the weekend, I know we have some planned!

Sarah E @starkitten8
1. Faster
2. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
3. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH)
4. Motorcycle Emptiness
5. Slash N' Burn
6. 4st 7lb
7. Life Becoming a Landslide
8. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
9. A Design for Life
10. Yes
11. Little Baby Nothing
12. Sleepflower
13. The Masses Against the Classes
14. She is Suffering
15. Of Walking Abortion
16. Prologue to History
17. Doors Closing Slowly
18. The Everlasting 
19. The Love of Richard Nixon
20. Some Kind of Nothingness
21. Australia
22. This Joke Sport Severed
23. Archives of Pain
24. Roses in the Hospital
25. Peeled Apples
26. Imperial Bodybags
27. Found that Soul
28. Autumnsong
29. Me and Stephen Hawking
30. You're Tender and You're Tired
31. Everything Must Go
32. Motown Junk
33. Send Away the Tigers
34. Facing Page: Top Left
35. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
36. Ocean Spray
37. Stay Beautiful
38. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
39. Postcards from a Young Man
40. Yourself
41. From Despair to Where
42. Ready for Drowning
43. This is Yesterday
44. A Song for Departure
45. Nobody Loved You
46. Die in the Summertime
47. No Surface All Feeling
48. My Little Empire
49. 1985
50. Let Robeson Sing

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 37)


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Iain Taylor @Raindogtaylor
1. Yes
2. Faster
3. Motorcycle Emptiness
4. A Design for Life
5. Sleepflower 
6. Donkeys
7. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
8. Let Robeson Sing
9. Little Baby Nothing 
10. 4st 7lb
11. 1985
12. Motown Junk
13. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
14. Found that Soul
15. William's Last Words
16. Roses in the Hospital
17. Judge Yr'self
18. Spectators of Suicide
19. Peeled Apples
20. Dead Trees and Traffic Islands
21. Comfort Comes
22. From Despair to Where
23. Your Love Alone is not Enough
24. The Masses Against the Classes
25. Everything Must Go
26. Kevin Carter
27. You Love Us
28. Born to End
29. Empty Souls
30. Prologue to History
31. Of Walking Abortion
32. Intravenous Agnostic
33. Send Away the Tigers
34. Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
35. Golden Platitudes
36. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
37. Ready for Drowning
38. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
39. Further Away
40. Me and Stephen Hawking
41. Sepia
42. Are Mothers Saints
43. RP McMurphy
44. Too Cold Here
45. Last Exit on Yesterday
46. Black Dog on my Shoulder
47. This Joke Sport Severed
48. The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever
49. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
50. Rewind the Film

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

(Number shared with Final Top 50 - 28)