NME Top Singles of 1986

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Kiss - Prince
15
23%
Word Up - Cameo
16
24%
Into The Groove(Y) - Ciccone Youth
5
8%
Walk This Way - Run Dmc
8
12%
Bang Zoom! Lets Go Go! - The Real Roxanne
1
2%
Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent - Gwen Guthrie
5
8%
Pain - Betty Wright
1
2%
Kiss - Age Of Chance
2
3%
Levi Stubbs Tears - Billy Bragg
10
15%
Still Smokin' - Trouble Funk
3
5%
 
Total votes: 66

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1986

Postby Ranking Ted » 02 Jul 2018, 22:07

I picked Prince, Cameo and Run DMC. I also dig the Gwen Guthrie.

On the Bragg, full disclosure - I bought it and the Talking With The Taxman... album at the time (I was 16!) and think LST is still very definitely one where he reined in his natural clunkiness and produced something with a rough grace. Obvious now, but that was really the high water mark... his unlovely yowl and mix of hectoring and sentimentality have not worn well.