Manchester’s musical history is renowned – with a host of the most influential bands of the last century hailing from our fair city.
But what would you say is Manchester’s top tune?
That was the question posed by radio station XS Manchester over the past four weeks – with their listeners casting thousands of votes for their favourite tunes from their favourite Manc bands.
The result was a shortlist of the most popular 32 tunes – and then the station drew the songs in to a series of “heats” to determine which of those were the most popular.
The final 32 was revealed in a countdown on Bank Holiday Monday hosted by Manc music legends, Happy Mondays’ Bez and Rowetta.
Here’s the full list in reverse order. Be sure to let us know if you agree with the selection.
Black Grape – Reverend Black Grape
The Chameleons – Swamp Thing
Puressence – This Feeling
Blossoms – Charlemagne
The Charlatans – Only One I Know
Slow Readers Club – Lunatic
Doves – Pounding
Happy Mondays – Wrote For Luck
Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels
The Verve – Lucky Man
The Smiths – How Soon Is Now
Happy Mondays – Step On
Elbow – One Day Like This
Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love
Ian Brown – F.E.A.R
New Order – Temptation
The Smiths – This Charming Man
The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make
The Courteeners – Not 19 Forever
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
James – Sit Down
The Stone Roses – Waterfall
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
New Order – Blue Monday
The Smiths – There Is A Light
James – Sometimes
The Stone Roses – Sally Cinnamon
Joy Division – Love will Tear Us Apart
James – Laid
Oasis – Slide Away
Oasis – Live Forever
The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
To listen again to the Manc top tunes countdown, hosted by Bez and Rowetta, see XSManchester.co.uk