In what amounts to a history of the last twenty-five years of popular music, respected music journalist Garry Mulholland has compiled a list of the 500 greatest singles since The Sex Pistols' seminal "Anarchy in the UK". In incisive, outspoken and informative essays, Mulholland challenges the accepted standpoint of music journalism to produce an entertaining, nostalgic and provocative read. Incidentally, the title comes from a 1977 entry in the book by the Rezillos.
Table of Contents
* Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen; * The Bee Gees - Staying Alive; * The Clash - White Man (In Hammersmith Palais); * Sister Sledge - We Are Family; * David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes; * Blondie - Rapture; * The Human League - Don't You Want Me; * The Smiths - This Charming Man; * Van Halen - Jump!; * Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round; * The Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right; * Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause; * Soul II Soul - Back To Life; * The Stone Roses - Fool's Gold; * Adamski - Killer; * REM - Losing My Religion; * Pulp - Common People.
Garry Mulholland is a well-known and well-respected music journalist and has written for many of the popular music publications; he is currently writing for one of the most authoritative, Mojo, and for The Guardian, as well as acting as a Contributing Editor to Time Out.