NME Top Singles of 1992

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Suede - The Drowners
11
17%
P.J. Harvey - Sheela Na Gig
8
13%
Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness
8
13%
Radiohead - Creep
2
3%
R.E.M - Drive
11
17%
House Of Pain - Jump Around
7
11%
Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - Television: The Drug Of The Nation
3
5%
En Vogue - My Lovin'
3
5%
L7 - Pretend That We're Dead
4
6%
Suede - Metal Mickey
7
11%
 
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NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 Sep 2018, 13:59

Yes, it's back by popular demand, what did the NME deem essential from 1992. Somehow they picked that limp load of old toss as number one.

1. Suede - The Drowners


2. P.J. Harvey - Sheela Na Gig


3. Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness


4. Radiohead - Creep


5. R.E.M - Drive


6. House Of Pain - Jump Around


7. Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - Television: The Drug Of The Nation


8. En Vogue - My Loving


9. L7 - Pretend We're Dead


10. Suede - Metal Mickey
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 Sep 2018, 14:00

Full list:

1. The Drowners - Suede
2. Sheela Na Gig - P.J. Harvey
3. Motorcycle Emptiness - Manic Street Preachers
4. Creep - Radiohead
5. Drive - Rem
6. Jump Around - House Of Pain
7. Television - The Drug Of The Nation - Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy
8. My Loving - En Vogue
9. Pretend We're Dead - L7
10. Metal Mickey - Suede
11. Babies - Pulp
12. Straight To You - Nick Cave
13. Avenue - St Etienne
14. Changes - Sugar
15. Armchair Anarchist - Kingmaker
16. Connected - Stereo Mc's
17. Free Range - The Fall
18. Little Baby Nothing - Manic Street Preachers
19. Didgeridoo - Aphex Twin
20. Old Red Eyes Is Back - The Beautiful South
21. Revenge - Jesus And Mary Chain
22. Deeply Dippy - Right Said Fred
23. Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie
24. Goin' Out West - Tom Waits
25. It's A Shame About Ray - The Lemonheads
26. It's Not What You Know - New Fads
27. King Of Gasoline - The Joyriders
28. Second-Hand Clothes - Moonshake
29. Steamroller - The Family Cat
30. Brenda's Got A Baby - 2-Pac
31. Dixie-Narco Ep - Primal Scream
32. Middle Of The Road - Denim
33. Remedy - The Black Crowes
34. Geek Love - Bang Bang Machine
35. I’m On My Way - Betty Boo
36. Rich And Strange - Cud
37. Hold It Down - Senseless Things
38. People Everyday - Arrested Development
39. Mid-Life Crisis - Faith No More
40. Little Bird - Moose
41. The Impossible Dream - Carter
42. Summer Babe - Pavement
43. Theme From Mash - Manic Street Preachers
44. Medication - Spiritulized
45. Join Our Club - St Etienne
46. Gradually Learning - The Rockingbirds
47. Everybody Loves Me But You - Juliana Hatfield
48. This Is Not A Song - The Frank And Walters
49. Slow Dog - Belly
50. I Love Your Smile - Shanice
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Earl E. Eel » 14 Sep 2018, 14:33

The top three are all great. Exciting times, one of the last nationwide firework displays we had in the UK.

The fact that Pulp's greatest song (and one of the most irresistible pop singles ever released ever anywhere ever) comes in at number eleven just shows the NME were losing their touch already.

So - from the long list:

11. Babies - Pulp
12. Straight To You - Nick Cave
14. Changes - Sugar
17. Free Range - The Fall
20. Old Red Eyes Is Back - The Beautiful South
23. Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie
32. Middle Of The Road - Denim
33. Remedy - The Black Crowes
34. Geek Love - Bang Bang Machine
35. I’m On My Way - Betty Boo
42. Summer Babe - Pavement

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby fange » 14 Sep 2018, 14:34

A very underwhelming list; little to get excited about at all. 'Babies' is probably the pick of the litter.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby fange » 14 Sep 2018, 14:37

BOXO wrote:23. Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie

Christ on a bicycle! :shock:
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby The Modernist » 14 Sep 2018, 14:42

fange wrote:
BOXO wrote:23. Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie

Christ on a bicycle! :shock:


Why the shock? I thought it was an acknowledged classic. It's certainly the best record in the long list.

Of the short list, I still like 'The Drowners' and 'Jump Around' (overplayed as it now is), but you can keep the rest.

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby The Modernist » 14 Sep 2018, 14:44

BOXO wrote:The top three are all great. Exciting times, one of the last nationwide firework displays we had in the UK.


The 90s are completely overrated, largely due to nostalgia.

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Earl E. Eel » 14 Sep 2018, 14:49

There was always something musically interesting going on in this country from Beatlemania in '63 until 1998 or so.

The 90s might look better today because nothing has happened since! but we still had plenty to be happy about in 1992.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby The Modernist » 14 Sep 2018, 14:52

BOXO wrote:There was always something musically interesting going on in this country from Beatlemania in '63 until 1998 or so.

The 90s might look better today because nothing has happened since! but we still had plenty to be happy about in 1992.


It was an enjoyable time which I have fond memories of. Lots of good music, but little that was great..as the current 90s cup is proving. It was a fall in quality from the 80s.

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby fange » 14 Sep 2018, 14:54

The Modernist wrote:
fange wrote:
BOXO wrote:23. Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie

Christ on a bicycle! :shock:


Why the shock? I thought it was an acknowledged classic. It's certainly the best record in the long list.

Urgh. One of the most over-rated tracks of that era, G - their harmonies are ok, but almost everything else about it, from the song to the production, smacks of bland or worse.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby fange » 14 Sep 2018, 14:57

BOXO wrote:33. Remedy - The Black Crowes

That's an excellent single, though.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Earl E. Eel » 14 Sep 2018, 15:08

Best thing they ever did. The album's pretty good too.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 Sep 2018, 15:14

I can't see what anyone would find in "The Drowners", even by Suede standards it's a nothingness of a song, a crap Bowie impersonation over a T Rex demo. But anyway, it's a dreadful list, only "Babies" and "Didgeridoo" are of any kind of quality.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby The Modernist » 14 Sep 2018, 15:25

fange wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
fange wrote:Christ on a bicycle! :shock:


Why the shock? I thought it was an acknowledged classic. It's certainly the best record in the long list.

Urgh. One of the most over-rated tracks of that era, G - their harmonies are ok, but almost everything else about it, from the song to the production, smacks of bland or worse.


It's sublime...like the best Philly!

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby fange » 14 Sep 2018, 15:43

Philadelphia Cream Cheese!
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby The Modernist » 14 Sep 2018, 15:45

fange wrote:Philadelphia Cream Cheese!


I prefer it to 95% of Al Green I've heard!

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Earl E. Eel » 14 Sep 2018, 17:14

As would anyone sane.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Deebank » 14 Sep 2018, 18:22

The Netto Terrence Trent Darby - and there was only one of him!


Rich & Strange by Cud is a colossal tune though!
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Georgios » 14 Sep 2018, 19:11

Who the fuck is voting for that House Of Pain turd? Bob & Earl besmirched by nauseating plastic paddery. For shame!

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Earl E. Eel » 14 Sep 2018, 19:25

Georgios wrote:Who the fuck is voting for that House Of Pain turd? Bob & Earl besmirched by nauseating plastic paddery. For shame!


Oh, they jumped about to it when they were pissed-up students 25 years ago, I suppose. But it's the stupidest piece of crap this side of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'.
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