NME Top Singles of 1995

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Black Grape - Reverend Black Grape
2
3%
Supergrass - Alright
9
12%
Pulp - Sorted For E's And Wizz
9
12%
Oasis - Some Might Say
8
11%
Foo Fighters - This Is Is A Call
4
5%
Oasis - Wonderwall
2
3%
McAlmont & Butler - Yes
8
11%
Pulp - Common People
17
23%
Blur - The Universal
8
11%
The T.U.C. - Waterfalls
7
9%
 
Total votes: 74

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby PENK » 09 Oct 2018, 22:05

HEN wrote:But since when did 'Alright' fall out of favour?


The combination of quirkiness and overplay, I think. It's a bit too catchy, kna' mean?
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby Ranking Ted » 09 Oct 2018, 22:05

HEN wrote:Not surprising that 'Wonderwall' hasn't got many votes, but I do like that song, as overblown and joyless as it is.

But since when did 'Alright' fall out of favour?

I think it was overplayed in a way most of those other marvellous Supergrass singles weren’t and as a result has lost a little of its lustre.

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 09 Oct 2018, 22:12

PENK wrote:
HEN wrote:But since when did 'Alright' fall out of favour?


The combination of quirkiness and overplay, I think. It's a bit too catchy, kna' mean?


Yeah, of course. But if you listen to it, you're carried away. It's an IRRESISTIBLE ROMP from some POP LADS

Ranking Ted wrote:I think it was overplayed in a way most of those other marvellous Supergrass singles weren’t and as a result has lost a little of its lustre.


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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 22:19

PENK wrote:
HEN wrote:But since when did 'Alright' fall out of favour?


The combination of quirkiness and overplay, I think. It's a bit too catchy, kna' mean?


Yeah I agree, the repetition can grate..although it's likable enough. Mansize Rooster is much better though.

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby Dayodead » 09 Oct 2018, 22:24

Decent stuff from the long list:
Pulp - Common People*
Supergrass - Alright*
Pulp - Sorted For E's And Wizz*
Tricky. Black Steel
Radiohead - High And Dry
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Nick Cave And Kylie Minogue - Where The Wild Roses Grow
Elastica - Waking Up
Tortoise - Gamera/Ciiff Dweller Society (Most interesting choice...)
Radiohead - Lucky

My Top 20 singles from 1995:
1. Pulp- Common People
2. Yo la Tengo- Tom Courtenay
3. Radiohead- High and Dry
4. Tricky- Pumpkin
5. Bjork- Isobel
6. REM- Strange Currencies
7. The Jesus and Mary chain- I hate rock and roll
8. Massive Attack- Protection
9. Movietone- Mono Valley
10. Drugstore- Solitary Party Groover
11. Underworld- Born slippy
12. David Bowie- The heart's filthy lesson
13. Bikini Kill- I like Fuqqing
14. Superchunk- Hyper enough
15. Thee Headcoatees- I'm Happy
16. Mercury Rev- Young man's stride
17. Pizzicato 5- Happy Sad
18. Rocketship- Honey, I need you
19. Photek- UFO  
20. Bjork- Army of me

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby Polishgirl » 09 Oct 2018, 23:20

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Absolutely, I love that song. I remember bouncing around the floor of Wigan Pier nightclub to that on my 20th birthday, being a drunken danger to all and sundry. Pity they never really captured both energy and tune again.



:D it's my go-to drunk song. And I know what you mean, but I think A Life Less Ordinary isn't far off.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby Georgios » 09 Oct 2018, 23:27

Darkness_Fish wrote:Longlist is much, much better:

1. Black Grape - Reverend Black Grape
2. Supergrass - Alright
3. Pulp - Sorted For E's And Wizz
4. Oasis - Some Might Say
5. Foo Fighters - This Is Is A Call
6. Oasis - Wonderwall
7. Mcalmont & Butler - Yes
8. Pulp - Common People
9. Blur - The Universal
10. Tlc - Waterfalls
11. Tricky. Black Steel
12. The Boo Radleys - Wake Up, Boo!
13. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
14. Orbital - Times Fly
15. The Verve - History
16. Teenage Fanclub - Mellow Doubt
17. Radiohead - High And Dry
18. Ash - Girl From Mars
19. Method Man - Release Yo'delf
20. The Bluetones - Bluetonic
21. The Stone Roses - Ten Storey Love Song
22. Blur - Country House
23. Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
24. Plush - Found A Little Baby
25. Blackgrape - Kelly's Heroes
26. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Llanfwrog Ep
27. Nick Cave And Kylie Minogue - Where The Wild Roses Grow
28. Clubbed To Death - Clubbed To Death
29. Scarface - Hand Of The Dead Body
30. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
31. Black Grape - In The Name Of The Father
32. The Cardigans - Sick And Tired
33. Ash - Kung Fu
34. The Bluetones - Are You Blue Or Are You Blind
35. Weezer - Buddy Holly
36. Nicolette - No Government
37. Passengers - Miss Sarajevo
38. Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
39. Beastie Boys - Root Down Ep
40. Pavement - Father To A Sister Of Thought
41. Pj Harvey - Down By The Water
42. Alex Reece - Pulp Fiction
43. Elastica - Waking Up
44. Hole - Doll Parts
45. Spooky - Stereo EP
46. Tortoise - Gamera/Ciiff Dweller Society
47. Take That - Back For Good
48. Radiohead - Lucky
49. Supergrass - Mansize Rooster
50. The Connells - '74-'75



Isn't this the playlist for the first Shine compilation CD?

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby Count Machuki » 10 Oct 2018, 16:36

How long did it take after 1995 for 'Common People' to become y'all's national anthem?
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby driftin » 10 Oct 2018, 16:41

Sorted For E's And Wizz, Common People, Black Steel, and Fake Plastic Trees are songs which I still love. The rest I've either forgotten, not that fussed about, or don't know.

Alex Reece's Pulp Fiction was a song that was repeated a lot back in my drunken student days but I'm not exactly sure why. It's barebones drum 'n' bass.

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby Deebank » 10 Oct 2018, 17:04

Nice to see the TUC still had enough power to get into the top ten.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 10 Oct 2018, 17:10

Pool Hall Richard wrote:I saw Pulp live in '95, bought Different Class, which I love, His and Hers, which I love but I've never liked Common People.


I've never been mad keen on it either. It's 'anthemic', and the lyrics are some of his best, but musically it's just bip-bip bop-bop.

But, you know, one hell of a band. For a couple of years they had the same kind of magic The Smiths had had a decade earlier (I probably prefer Pulp, actually).

Count Machuki wrote:How long did it take after 1995 for 'Common People' to become y'all's national anthem?


You have to realise how visible Jarvis Cocker was around this time. He was regularly on the front cover of the inkies and the monthlies, and for a short time he became so popular that you'd even see him on kids' TV shows. I think he presented The Turner Prize in 1995. And of course there was the small matter of rushing the stage during Michael Jackson's Brits performance...

His presence wasn't exactly welcomed by everyone (thickos, mainly) but he was sort of elevated to a kind of iconic status that I don't think we've seen since. And because he'd already been around a bit by the time Pulp broke through, he wasn't fazed by the bright lights and seemed to take all the trappings of fame in his stride. The Yorkshire 'thing' certainly helped, too.

Anyway - we were ready for him, and we were ready for 'Common People'. Many of us quickly took it to our hearts.


I wish Betty Denim was still around. She wrote extremely articulately about Pulp and JC (among other things)
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Postby Count Machuki » 10 Oct 2018, 17:13

Thanks for that...a thoughtful response to a flippant comment.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby sloopjohnc » 10 Oct 2018, 17:34

Foo Fighters - their only good song
Oasis - Wonderwall
TLC - Waterfalls, their best song besides Scrubs
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby The Modernist » 10 Oct 2018, 17:44

HEN wrote:
Pool Hall Richard wrote:I saw Pulp live in '95, bought Different Class, which I love, His and Hers, which I love but I've never liked Common People.


I've never been mad keen on it either. It's 'anthemic', and the lyrics are some of his best, but musically it's just bip-bip bop-bop.

But, you know, one hell of a band. For a couple of years they had the same kind of magic The Smiths had had a decade earlier (I probably prefer Pulp, actually).

Count Machuki wrote:How long did it take after 1995 for 'Common People' to become y'all's national anthem?


You have to realise how visible Jarvis Cocker was around this time. He was regularly on the front cover of the inkies and the monthlies, and for a short time he became so popular that you'd even see him on kids' TV shows. I think he presented The Turner Prize in 1995. And of course there was the small matter of rushing the stage during Michael Jackson's Brits performance...

His presence wasn't exactly welcomed by everyone (thickos, mainly) but he was sort of elevated to a kind of iconic status that I don't think we've seen since. And because he'd already been around a bit by the time Pulp broke through, he wasn't fazed by the bright lights and seemed to take all the trappings of fame in his stride. The Yorkshire 'thing' certainly helped, too.

Anyway - we were ready for him, and we were ready for 'Common People'. Many of us quickly took it to our hearts.


I wish Betty Denim was still around. She wrote extremely articulately about Pulp and JC (among other things)


Didn't she say you looked like Kenneth Branagh or some such nonsense? :)

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Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 10 Oct 2018, 17:51

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Oct 2018, 17:55

Andrew Lloyd Webber, no?
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Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 10 Oct 2018, 17:56

Count Machuki wrote:Thanks for that...a thoughtful response to a flippant comment.


:)

You know, there's actually a documentary on the song...
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Postby Goat Boy » 10 Oct 2018, 18:04

The Brit awards incident seemed to crown his ascendency to the top of British pop culture but he was very popular circa 95 anyway. Different Class felt like a landmark album. Zeitgeisty. Maybe it was symbolic too that it was an American superstar whose bubble he tried to burst. And the farting gesture was neat too of course.

You have to remember how huge and omnipresent Britpop was. As popular as Oasis were there was always something unpleasant about the Gallaghers that meant there was quite a bit of antipathy there too. All that talk about being the biggest band in the world wasn't very British either. Albarn was too affected. Cocker had that assurance and comfortableness in his own skin that was naturally appealing. He came across as a wry outsider which I guess he was. Obviously he was quite a bit older too.

He was the thinking mans pop star at the time and Common People was an instant "classic". It's quite rare to recognise something like that at the time but I recall it being that way anyway.
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Goat Boy wrote:Andrew Lloyd Webber, no?


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Re: NME Top Singles of 1995

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 10 Oct 2018, 18:32

I don't look like either of them.

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