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NME‘s 20 Greatest Tracks Of The Past 60 Years

By Corban Goble / June 20, 2012 - 12:02 pm

British music mag mainstay NME is celebrating its 60th birthday, so naturally, they’re ranking stuff. On tap today is their 20 Greatest Tracks Of The Past 60 Years, and while I won’t spoil it for you, I will say this — they probably have Dizzee Rascal’s “Fix Up, Look Sharp” ranked higher than anyone else might have ranked it. Like, it’s ranked higher than “A Day In The Life.” Hit the list below.

20 The Stone Roses – “I Am The Resurrection”
19 Madonna – “Like A Prayer”
18 The Beach Boys – “God Only Knows”
17 Bob Dylan – “Like A Rolling Stone”
16 The Cure – “Boys Don”t Cry”
15 The Beatles – “A Day In The Life”
14 Sex Pistols – “God Save The Queen”
13 Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean”
12 The Ronettes – “Be My Baby”
11 The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy For The Devil”
10 Oasis – “Wonderwall”
09 Dizzee Rascal – “Fix Up, Look Sharp”
08 The Specials – “Ghost Town”
07 The Smiths – “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”
06 The Stone Roses – “She Bangs The Drums”
05 New Order – “Blue Monday”
04 The Beach Boys – “Good Vibratons”
03 David Bowie – “Heroes”
02 Pulp – “Common People”
01 Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

Here’s the other lists tied to the celebration:

Head to NME for more of the celebration, including a video of some of NME‘s most-covered artists weighing in on the matter.