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.
32Black Grape – Reverend Black Grape
31The Chameleons – Swamp Thing
30Puressence – This Feeling
29Blossoms – Charlemagne
28The Charlatans – Only One I Know
27Slow Readers Club – Lunatic
26Doves – Pounding
25Happy Mondays – Wrote For Luck
24Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels
23The Verve – Lucky Man
22The Smiths – How Soon Is Now
21Happy Mondays – Step On
20Elbow – One Day Like This
19Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love
18Ian Brown – F.E.A.R
17New Order – Temptation
16The Smiths – This Charming Man
15The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make
14The Courteeners – Not 19 Forever
13Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
12James – Sit Down
11The Stone Roses – Waterfall
10The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
9New Order – Blue Monday
8The Smiths – There Is A Light
7James – Sometimes
6The Stone Roses – Sally Cinnamon
5Joy Division – Love will Tear Us Apart
4James – Laid
3Oasis – Slide Away
2Oasis – Live Forever
1The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
🔊📀🐝Manchester's Top Tune🐝📀🔊
After nearly 150,000 votes across April we have our winner! On this Easter Monday we know Manchester's Top Tune…
The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection pic.twitter.com/f1kMN3XyPo
— XS Manchester (@XSManchester) April 22, 2019
To listen again to the Manc top tunes countdown, hosted by Bez and Rowetta, see XSManchester.co.uk