Sub-Charts

In this section you will find all manner of sub-charts breaking down the Manics Fans' Chart in various ways, these include:
  • Album Chart (by scores)
  • Album Chart (by average score per song, so no cheating 'Generation Terrorists'!)
  • Number Ones (from the individual charts)
  • Chart for each Album (Songs ordered by scores)
  • B-Sides Top 20
  • Covers Top 20
  • National Treasures Chart (see how those big songs got on at a glance)
  • Duets Top 10
  • How many did each participant share with the final top 50?


So did you have an idea what would come out on top of the favourite album chart?  As with last time there were no surprises at the top of the first chart where it shows which album purely scored the most.  Compared to last time, however, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours managed to leapfrog Journal For Plague Lovers, while Lifeblood gathered a lot more points at the expense of Know Your Enemy and Postcards From a Young Man (possibly from 1985 single-handedly).  I was quite surprised to see Rewind the Film outstrip Futurology given the rave reviews the latter received on release.

In the second chart, where those total scores are divided by the number of eligible songs on the album, the story changes for those albums with more songs like Generation Terrorists and Know Your Enemy.  The likes of Damn Dog, which only got 6 points, and the 5 songs on KYE which only registered double figures had a negative effect on the score.  Everything Must Go managed to climb above Gold Against the Soul compared to last time to take the number two slot, while again Lifeblood improved.

Album Chart By Scores
1. (1) The Holy Bible 13497
2. (2) Generation Terrorists 10272
3. (3) Everything Must Go 8354
4. (4) Gold Against the Soul 6737
5. (6) This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 6320
6. (5) Journal for Plague Lovers 5459
7. (10) Lifeblood 4265
8. (8) Send Away the Tigers 3909
9. (7) Know Your Enemy 3906
10. (NE) Rewind the Film 3651
11. (NE) Futurology 3490
12. (9) Postcards From a Young Man 2857

Album Chart by Average Score per Song
1. (1) The Holy Bible 1038
2. (3) Everything Must Go 696
3. (2) Gold Against the Soul 674
4. (4) Generation Terrorists 604
5. (6) This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 486
6. (5) Journal for Plague Lovers 390
7. (9) Lifeblood 355
8. (7) Send Away the Tigers 355
9. (NE) Rewind the Film 304
10. (NE) Futurology 268
11. (8) Postcards From a Young Man 238
12. (10) Know Your Enemy 230

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So, out of 68 charts, we had 29 different number ones!!!  That's a lot of variation, although we still had some recurring favourites, as you can see below with one in particular running away with it.  Also, 12 of the number one selections didn't even make the final top 50!  So, look at your chart and feel content with the fact that other people also like your number one choice as much as you do, or that you are unique!!

Number Ones
1. Motorcycle Emptiness 16
2. Faster 9
3. Yes 7
4. A Design for Life 6
5. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll 2
6. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) 2
= Motown Junk 2
= Tsunami 2
= You Love Us 2
10. 1985 1
= 4 Ever Delayed 1
= A Song For Departure 1
= Anthem For a Lost Cause 1
= Archives of Pain 1
= Door to the River 1
= Doors Closing Slowly 1
= Epicentre 1
= Found That Soul 1
= Golden Platitudes 1
= If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next 1
= Jackie Collins Existential Question Time 1
= Judge Yr'self 1
= Ocean Spray 1
= Removables 1
= Slash N' Burn 1
= Sleepflower 1
= Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky 1
= Solitude Sometimes Is 1
= This Sullen Welsh Heart 1

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So, you may have your favourite on all the albums, but do others agree with you?  There weren't too many surprises here, although the most interesting part for me was looking at the changes compared to last time.  Some albums didn't rearrange themselves much at all, for example Gold Against the Soul and The Holy Bible, while Send Away the Tigers didn't change one bit!  Other albums such as Generation Terrorists, Know Your Enemy and Journal For Plague Lovers shuffled around quite a lot.  This could be down to things like new voters coming in and selecting songs as number 1, or on the other hand those that had the songs high last time but didn't participate this year, taking away precious points.  Still amazed that all of the album tracks got at least one vote!!

Generation Terrorists
1. (1) Motorcycle Emptiness 2628
2. (4) You Love Us 1627
3. (3) Stay Beautiful 1576
4. (2) Little Baby Nothing 1531
5. (11) Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll 575
6. (5) Slash N' Burn 461
7. (6) Love's Sweet Exile 321
8. (15) Methadone Pretty 282
9. (7) Spectators of Suicide 269
10. (12) Crucifix Kiss 211
11. (17) So Dead 184
12. (9) Born to End 169
13. (8) Another Invented Disease 140
14. (13) Nat West - Barclays - Midlands - Lloyds 131
15. (10) Repeat 117
16. (16) Tennessee 44
17. (14) Damn Dog 6

Gold Against the Soul
1. (1) La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) 1611
2. (2) From Despair to Where 1412
3. (4) Sleepflower 1239
4. (3) Roses in the Hospital 1110
5. (5) Life Becoming a Landslide 754
6. (6) Yourself 190
7. (7) Drug Drug Druggy 138
8. (8) Nostalgic Pushead 103
9. (10) Symphony of Tourette 98
10. (9) Gold Against the Soul 82

The Holy Bible
1. (1) Faster 2592
2. (2) Yes 1900
3. (3) PCP 1434
4. (4) This is Yesterday 1185
5. (6) Revol 1059
6. (5) 4st 7lb 943
7. (7) ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart 776
8. (8) Archives of Pain 769
9. (9) Die in the Summertime 762
10. (10) Of Walking Abortion 728
11. (12) Mausoleum 694
12. (11) She is Suffering 551
13. (13) The Intense Humming of Evil 104

Everything Must Go
1. (1) A Design for Life 2366
2. (2) No Surface All Feeling 1122
3. (3) Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky 999
4. (4) Everything Must Go 681
5. (7) Enola/Alone 609
6. (6) Australia 554
7. (5) Kevin Carter 524
8. (9) Further Away 441
9. (8) The Girl Who Wanted to be God 396
10. (10) Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier 310
11. (12) Interiors (Song for Willem de Kooning) 210
12. (11) Removables 142

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
1. (1) If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next 1685
2. (5) Tsunami 819
3. (2) The Everlasting 806
4. (4) Ready for Drowning 616
5. (3) You Stole the Sun from my Heart 451
6. (8) Black Dog on my Shoulder 399
7. (7) Nobody Loved You 379
8. (10) You're Tender and You're Tired 369
9. (6) My Little Empire 321
10. (12) Be Natural 226
11. (9) Born a Girl 150
12. (11) I'm Not Working 92
13. (13) SYMM 7

Know Your Enemy
1. (1) Found That Soul 733
2. (2) Ocean Spray 585
3. (3) Let Robeson Sing 425
4. (4) Intravenous Agnostic 333
5. (12) Epicentre 264
6. (5) Baby Elian 229
7. (6) Miss Europa Disco Dancer 200
8. (11) So Why So Sad 179
9. (13) Dead Martyrs 168
10. (15) The Convalescent 155
11. (9) My Guernica 147
12. (16) Wattsville Blues 104
13. (14) The Year of Purification 89
14. (7) Freedom of Speech Won't Feed My Children 84
15. (8) His Last Painting 81
16. (10) We Are All Bourgeois Now 70
17. (17) Royal Correspondent 60

Lifeblood
1. (3) 1985 1113
2. (1) Solitude Sometimes Is 817
3. (2) Empty Souls 557
4. (6) A Song for Departure 349
5. (9) To Repel Ghosts 311
6. (4) The Love of Richard Nixon 308
7. (5) Glasnost 248
8. (8) I Live to Fall Asleep 214
9. (7) Cardiff Afterlife 169
10. (10) Emily 67
11. (11) Always/Never 59
12. (12) Fragments 53

Send Away the Tigers
1. (1) Your Love Alone is not Enough 1313
2. (2) Autumnsong 757
3. (3) Send Away the Tigers 527
4. (4) Underdogs 264
5. (5) Indian Summer 201
6. (6) Imperial Bodybags 333
7. (7) The Second Great Depression 248
8. (8) I'm Just a Patsy 66
9. (9) Rendition 90
10. (10) Winterlovers 68
11. (11) Working Class Hero 42

Journal for Plague Lovers
1. (2) Peeled Apples 1041
2. (1) Jackie Collins Existential Question Time 658
3. (3) This Joke Sport Severed 651
4. (6) All is Vanity 438
5. (4) Marlon JD 401
6. (7) Me and Stephen Hawking 396
7. (13) She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach 325
8. (12) Bag Lady 311
9. (14) Doors Closing Slowly 302
10. (11) Virginia State Epileptic Colony 234
11. (5) William's Last Words 229
12. (10) Journal for Plague Lovers 222
13. (8) Facing Page: Top Left 159
14. (9) Pretension/Repulsion 92

Postcards From a Young Man
1. (4) Postcards From a Young Man 642
2. (1) Some Kind of Nothingness 598
3. (3) Golden Platitudes 502
4. (2) (It's Not War) Just the End of Love 353
5. (5) A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun 186
6. (8) I Think I Found It 129
7. (6) All We Make is Entertainment 105
8. (10) Don't Be Evil 90
9. (9) Hazelton Avenue 88
10. (7) The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever 84
11. (12) The Descent (Pages 1 & 2) 66
12. (11) Auto-Intoxication 14

Rewind the Film
1. 30-Year War 651
2. Rewind the Film 646
3. Show Me the Wonder 623
4. This Sullen Welsh Heart 536
5. Anthem For a Lost Cause 486
6. As Holy as the Soil (That Buries Your Skin) 173
7. Running Out of Fantasy 165
8. Manorbier 93
9. Builder of Routines 92
10. (I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline 81
11. 3 Ways to See Despair 54
12. 4 Lonely Roads 51

Futurology
1. Europa Geht Durch Mich 645
2. Walk Me to the Bridge 644
3. Futurology 499
4. Dreaming a City (Hughesovka) 340
5. Between the Clock and the Bed 267
6. The Next Jet to Leave Moscow 256
7. Black Square 234
8. Divine Youth 173
9. Let's Go To War 126
10. Misguided Missile 108
11. Sex, Power, Love and Money 96
12. The View From Stow Hill 57
13. Mayakovsky 45

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The B-side chart saw a rematch of the B-side battle final hosted by JamGaw and had the same outcome as that did as well as the same outcome as the 2013 chart.  At least Donkeys can console itself by having made the top 50 this time around, being only the second B-side to do so.  The variation in placings here compared to last time is quite large for some songs, given the smaller number of votes involved one voter can potentially have a big impact, so this could explain this.  It's interesting that no B-sides beyond There by the Grace of God broke into the top 20, perhaps the Lipstick Traces effect?

B-Sides
1. (1) Prologue to History 985
2. (2) Donkeys 625
3. (3) Sepia 465
4. (5) Patrick Bateman 457
5. (8) Mr Carbohydrate 350
6. (7) Sorrow 16 227
7. (4) Comfort Comes 226
8. (9) Bored Out of my Mind 222
9. (6) Hibernation 211
10. (22) Sculpture of Man 181
11. (21) Automatik Teknicolour 168
12. (11) Democracy Coma 147
13. (13) Dead Trees and Traffic Islands 136
14. (12) Too Cold Here 136
15 (46). Strip it Down 117
16. (17) Just a Kid 115
17. (74) We Her Majesty's Prisoners 104
18. (65) Locust Valley 99
19. (71) Black Holes for the Young 98
20. (18) Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel 98

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As you can see from the chart below, cover versions seemed to be relatively unpopular in terms of votes.  'Faster' and 'Motorcycle Emptiness' both got more votes each than all of the covers put together!! Maybe it's because a lot of them are tucked away, hidden from view and memory as B-sides/hidden tracks etc. or maybe they just don't stand up as well when you put them next to the originals.  No surprises with the chart topper here, the only cover to make the final 50.

Covers
1. (1) Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH) 675
2. (2) This is the Day 106
3. (6) Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head 95
4. (3) Umbrella 92
5. (7) Can't Take My Eyes Off You 83
6. (9) Velocity Girl 75
7. (11) Take the Skinheads Bowling 70
8. (4) We Are All Bourgeois Now 70
9. (20) Been a Son 57
10. (8) The Drowners 49
11. (16) Out of Time 44
12. (12) Working Class Hero 42
13. (23) Under My Wheels 38
14. (13) Vision Blurred 32
15. (22) The Endless Plain of Fortune 26
16. (15) Bright Eyes 25
17. (23) Charles Windsor 24
18. (14) Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel 24
19. Primitive Painters 22
20 (23). Stay With Me 20

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With 38 songs on it, you would expect all of the 'National Treasures' songs to get in the top 50 wouldn't you?  Not at all, competition for places was fierce and 14 of them ended up missing out, leaving plenty of places for your favourite album tracks.  15 out of the final top 20 were singles though, so they did provide many of the high scorers.  This time I have added in the Rewind the Film and Futurology singles so they don't miss out.

National Treasures
1. Motorcycle Emptiness 2628
2. Faster 2592
3. A Design for Life 2366
5. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next 1685
6. You Love Us 1627
7. Motown Junk 1620
8. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) 1611
9. Stay Beautiful 1576
10. Little Baby Nothing 1531
12. From Despair to Where 1412
13. Your Love Alone is not Enough 1313
18. Roses in the Hospital 1110
19. Revol 1059
20. The Masses Against the Classes 1054
25. Tsunami 819
27. The Everlasting 806
31. Autumnsong 757
32. Life Becoming a Landslide 754
33. Found That Soul 733
36. Everything Must Go 681
37. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH) 675
43. Walk Me to the Bridge 644
44. Postcards From a Young Man 642
46. Show Me the Wonder 623
49. Some Kind of Nothingness 598
50. Ocean Spray 585
52. Empty Souls 557
53. Australia 554
54. She is Suffering 551
58. Kevin Carter 524
61. Futurology 499
62. Anthem For a Lost Cause 486
65. Slash N' Burn 461
67. You Stole the Sun from my Heart 451
70. Let Robeson Sing 425
77. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love 353
85. Loves Sweet Exile 321
89. The Love of Richard Nixon 308
98. There by the Grace of God 247
113. Indian Summer 201
121. So Why So Sad 179
148. This is the Day 106

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With the last couple of albums seeing duets becoming more common with our heroes, I've tagged on a top 10 below to see how they measure up.  Some people aren't keen on them, others love them, the chart tells their story!

Duets
1. Little Baby Nothing 1531
2. Your Love Alone is Not Enough 1313
3. Rewind the Film 646
4. Europa Geht Durch Mich 645
5. This Sullen Welsh Heart 536
6. Between the Clock and the Bed 267
7. Divine Youth 173
8. Black Holes for the Young 98
9. 4 Lonely Roads 51
10. The Last Time I Saw Paris 42

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Now we all know that no one chart is any more valid than the others, we all have 1275 points to share out and share them we did.  But just out of interest, how many did you share with the final top 50?  It's ranked in order but remember it doesn't mean your chart was any better or worse than anyone else's! :)

37. @MarshFactor
35. @division80, @starkitten8
34. @Pyfbrown, @manc_is_blue
33. @MatthewLALH, Carl Hershberger, @starsfrighten, @DomHirsz
32. @richierabs, @dharmacide, @oneillpaudie
31. @4ever_delayed, @citymanblue, @MSPpedia
30. @the_epic_llama, @AnOilyStage, @PhilJohn4, @KBFletcher75, @VagueMcLarity
29. @manicstmania, @trustthewizards, @Tranmeresteve
28. @JoHartless, @MichaelaRicha13, @densk14
27. @MonkeyMarl, @wade_fletch, @miss_AmandaBee, @clarahopscotch, @davidwells661
26. Geranium Terrorists (FD), @LeeM_007, @scully161280, @havinaradox
25. Gracie (FD), @heather1917, @ApolloScream, @fluffdanuff, @clairhorne
24. @EuropeanMe, @MildManics, @RichardE1875, @fionabolland, @furbag
23. Stunned Fox (FD), @NostalgicPus, @adesignforlive, @milliondrones, @Lightupthecat, @BeautyInLonely, @RickyCrean
22. @DominikDiamond, @OCJonnyoc, @LillyEnigma, @lenchik3000, @JimothyShondell
21. @GoldSparkShaz
20. @KB2X, @HeliumDelirium, @RorsDM, Daughter of @LonRANDALL
19. Mother of @Pyfbrown, @at_hq_with, @phillimess
16. @LorMcC, @pluralistbaby
13. @lonelyaesthetic


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