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Dizzee Rascal better than TheBeatles, the Cure, The Stones,Dylan and Beach Boys (saysNME)

No one loves a list (or prematurely crowning the new saviour of music) quite as much as the team over at the NME and so it’s no shock to discover that they’re celebrating their 60th birthday with a list of the best songs of their six decade history.

NME has spilled plenty of ink praising the likes of the The Strokes, The Libertines, White Stripes and Radiohead in recent years but bizarrely none of those bands have scored a place in the top twenty tracks on the list. However Dizzee Rascal and his looped sample of Billy Squire’s Big Beat has controversially made a mark on the top ten – an achievement that even the The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones couldn’t quite accomplish.

The top 20 tracks of NME’s lifetime:

1. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
2. Pulp – Common People
3. David Bowie – “Heroes”
4. The Beach Boys – Good Vibratons
5. New Order – Blue Monday
6. The Stone Roses – She Bangs The Drums
7. The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
8. The Specials – Ghost Town
9. Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp
10. Oasis – Wonderwall
11. The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
12. The Ronettes – Be My Baby
13. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
14. Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
15. The Beatles – A Day In The Life
16. The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
17. Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
18. The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
19. Madonna – Like A Prayer
20. The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection

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MorningAfterboy said on the 21st Jun, 2012

Bogan-baiting headlines. Fantastic. Can't WAIT to read the FB comments on this one. RAP IZ NOT MUSIK! WHERE'S THE RAWKKK?


tyler07 said on the 21st Jun, 2012

To be fair, Flex is a pretty good song.

Edit: derp.


Oflick said on the 21st Jun, 2012

I'm more angered by how high The Smiths are on the list.

The Smiths are? The Smiths is? I think "is" is technically correct, but doesn't sound right.

The point is: fuck The Smiths.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 21st Jun, 2012

Right in your stupid face.


Oflick said on the 21st Jun, 2012

Aw... now I'm going to go cry.



Oflick said on the 21st Jun, 2012

He's too busy being a dick to be happy.


humanracin said on the 21st Jun, 2012

The Smiths rulez, u suk


Pattonhawk said on the 21st Jun, 2012

needs more mike patton, ween, eels, dandy warhols and crash test dummies...

orange delight

orange delight said on the 21st Jun, 2012

i think it has the appropriate amount of all those things


black_parader said on the 24th Jun, 2012

anyone else notice (apart from madonna) the lack of female artists included on this list? what sort of a message does that send?


shazie said on the 24th Jun, 2012

You wasted your first post after waiting 6 years.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 24th Jun, 2012

The Specials yeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiwwwwwwww

Fake Plastic Android

Fake Plastic Android said on the 24th Jun, 2012

That females should stay in the kitchen and out of the recording studio?