Best of 2005: NME’s Singles of the Year

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While you can argue about NME‘s obvious, safe choices (though controversial, for other reasons) for Albums of the year, it’s harder to dispute their Top 50 Tracks of 2005. (It’s not singles anymore, I guess, but that’s what this is obviously — Songs Officially Released in the UK in 2005 — otherwise it might include all sorts of other stuff and probably not The Arcade Fire.) Many of these will appear on my list, whenever I get around to it, though Clor’s "Love + Pain" will be much higher on the chart. And I certainly wouldn’t have THREE songs by the Rakes, but maybe one. And yes I know #50 is missing. Will fill that in when someone tells me what it is.

 

  1. "Hounds Of Love" – The Futureheads
  2. "Rebellion (Lies)" – The Arcade Fire
  3. "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" – The Arctic Monkeys
  4. "Gold Digger" – Kanye West
  5. "My Doorbell" – The White Stripes
  6. "Fuck Forever" – Babyshambles
  7. "Hope There’s Someone" – Antony & The Johnsons
  8. "Somewhere" – Else Razorlight
  9. "Do You Want To" – Franz Ferdinand
  10. "Juicebox" – The Strokes
  11. "Fake Tales Of San Francisco" – The Arctic Monkeys
  12. "Hard To Beat" – Hard-Fi
  13. "Banquet" – Bloc Party
  14. "Neighbourhood #2 (Lakia)" – The Arcade Fire
  15. "La Ritournelle" – Sebastien Teller
  16. "DARE" – Gorillaz
  17. "Daft Punk Is Playing My House" – LCD Soundsystem
  18. "I Predict A Riot" – The Kaiser Chiefs
  19. "Please Stand Up" – British Sea Power
  20. "1 Thing" – Amerie
  21. "Blue Orchid" – The White Stripes
  22. "Oxygen" – Willy Mason
  23. "First Day Of My Life" – Bright Eyes
  24. "Work, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep)" – The Rakes
  25. "Bored and Somewhat Detatched" – Snow White
  26. "Apply Some Pressure" – Maximo Park
  27. "22 Grand Job" – The Rakes
  28. "Munich" – Editors
  29. "Off The Record" – My Morning Jacket
  30. "Forever Lost" – The Magic Numbers
  31. "Lyla" – Oasis
  32. "Hey Scenesters!" – The Cribs
  33. "My Dead Wife" – Absentee
  34. "California" – Low
  35. "Pull Out" – Death From Above 1979
  36. "Hey Man (Now We’re Really Living)" – The Eels
  37. "Strasbourg" – The Rakes
  38. "Love and Pain" – Clor
  39. "Hung Up" – Madonna
  40. "My Friend Dario" – Vitallic
  41. "Zoo Time" – Mystery Jets
  42. "Feel Good Inc." – Gorillaz
  43. "It’s Not The Only Way To Feel Happy" – Field Music
  44. "Love In A Trashcan" – The Raevonettes
  45. "Lose Control" – Missy Elliot
  46. "Freakin’ Out" – Graham Coxon
  47. "Oh My God!" – Kasier Chiefs
  48. "The Great Escape" – We Are Scientists
  49. "Lucky 6" – Lupen Crook

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