These Are Manchester’s Top 32 Tunes As Voted For By The Public

Did your favourite make the list?

Manc musicians – both born and adopted – have played a massive part in shaping the musical landscape. From 10cc and the Bee Gees, to Joy Division, New Order, The Smiths, The Stone Roses and a little band called Oasis, we’ve produced some of the greats. But what would you say is Manchester’s top tune?

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Radio station, XS Manchester, posed this exact question to its listeners back in March, inviting them to vote for their favourite tunes from their favourite Manc bands.

The final 32 were revealed in a countdown on Bank Holiday Monday hosted by Manchester music legends and Happy Mondays members Bez and Rowetta.

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And here it is (in reverse order for added dramz):

32. Black Grape – Reverend Black Grape

31. The Chameleons – Swamp Thing

30. Puressence – This Feeling

29. Blossoms – Charlemagne

28. The Charlatans – Only One I Know

27. Slow Readers Club – Lunatic

26. Doves – Pounding

25. Happy Mondays – Wrote For Luck

24. Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels

23. The Verve – Lucky Man

22. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now

21. Happy Mondays – Step On

20. Elbow – One Day Like This

19. Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love

18. Ian Brown – F.E.A.R

17. New Order – Temptation

16. The Smiths – This Charming Man

15. The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make

14. The Courteeners – Not 19 Forever

13. Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger

12. James – Sit Down

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11. The Stone Roses – Waterfall

10. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony

9. New Order – Blue Monday

8. The Smiths – There Is A Light

7. James – Sometimes

6. The Stone Roses – Sally Cinnamon

5. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

4. James – Laid

3. Oasis – Slide Away

2. Oasis – Live Forever

1. The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection

Did your favourite make the list?


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