Top 10 Manchester So Much To Answer For

Time for another Top 10 – today ten top songs by Manchester bands, plus five great Manc albums…and five of the best Manc musical artists. These accompany last week’s photo blog on Manchester. What I hear you say, no Oasis, Happy Mondays or The Fall! C’est la vie!

Top 10 Songs by Manchester Bands

10= Beasley Street – John Cooper-Clarke
10= Set The Controls For the Heart of the Pelvis – Barry Adamson
09. Shadowplay – Joy Divison
08. Ever Fallen In Love (With Some One You Shouldn’t Have) ? – The Buzzcocks
07. Blown Away/Flight 12″- A Certain Ratio
06. How Soon Is Now ? – The Smiths
05. Do The Du (Casse)/Shack Up 12″ EP – A Certain Ratio
04. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
03. A Song From Under the Floorboards – Magazine
02. Blue Monday (original 12″) – New Order

And this week’s no.1, so my favourite then…

01. TransmissionJoy Division


Five (well six really!) Great Manchester Bands/Artists

05= A Certain Ratio
05= John Cooper-Clarke
04. Barry Adamson
03. The Smiths
02. Magazine
01. Joy Division


Five Great Albums by Manchester Bands

05. Low-Life – New Order
04. What’s The Story Morning Glory – Oasis
03. Hatful of Hollow – The Smiths
02. Real Life – Magazine
01. Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division

unknown pleasures


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