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Top 100 Manic Street Preachers Songs

I think I've heard these guys' discography enough to give a proper top 100. I'd love to give descriptions but for the few I've done so far, they were much too long for the description boxes. I'll try to add them in time, but what descriptions I got, they're just shortened versions.
100Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


Miss Europa Disco Dancer
99Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours


Be Natural
98Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


Dead Martyrs
97Manic Street Preachers
Journal for Plague Lovers


This Joke Sport Severed
96Manic Street Preachers
Lifeblood


Always/Never
95Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours


Born a Girl
94Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


Intravenous Agnostic
93Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours


S.Y.M.M.
92Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Tennessee
91Manic Street Preachers
Postcards from a Young Man


Postcards from a Young Man
90Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


Wattsville Blues
89Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours


Tsunami
88Manic Street Preachers
God Save the Manics


Picturesque
87Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


Found that Soul
86Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours


You're Tender and You're Tired
85Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


So Dead
84Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


Baby Elian
83Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


Kevin Carter
82Manic Street Preachers
Lifeblood


A Song for Departure
81Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


Interiors (Song For Willem De Kooning)
80Manic Street Preachers
Journal for Plague Lovers


Me and Stephen Hawking
79Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


Year of Purification
78Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


Ocean Spray
77Manic Street Preachers
Rewind the Film


30 Year War
76Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


Enola/Alone
75Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Born to Die
74Manic Street Preachers
New Art Riot


Strip it Down
73Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours


Nobody Loved You
72Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


Removables
71Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


So Why So Sad
70Manic Street Preachers
Futurology


Dreaming a City (Hugheskova)
69Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


The Girl that Wanted to Be God
68Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


Epicenter
67Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers


Facing Page: Top Left
66Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Another Invented Disease
65Manic Street Preachers
Lifeblood


1985
64Manic Street Preachers
Futurology


The Next Jet to Leave Moscow
63Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


Sculpture of Man
62Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Stay Beautiful
61Manic Street Preachers
God Save the Manics


Firefight
60Manic Street Preachers
Lifeblood


The Love of Richard Nixon
59Manic Street Preachers
Send Away the Tigers


Imperial Bodybags
58Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours


I'm Not Working
57Manic Street Preachers
Journal for Plague Lovers


Doors Closing Slowly
56Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
55Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


The Convalescent
54Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Love's Sweet Exile
53Manic Street Preachers
Forever Delayed


4 Ever Delayed
52Manic Street Preachers
God Save the Manics


A Secret Society
51Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


Everything Must Go
50Manic Street Preachers
New Art Riot


New Art Riot
49Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Spectators of Suicide
48Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


Freedom of Speech Won't Feed My Children
47Manic Street Preachers
Forever Delayed


Door to the River
46Manic Street Preachers
Gold Against the Soul


Life Becoming a Landslide
45Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours


The Everlasting
44Manic Street Preachers
Gold Against the Soul


La Tristessa Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
43Manic Street Preachers
Futurology


Walk Me to the Bridge
42Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Slash N' Burn
41Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours


My Little Empire
40Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


She is Suffering
39Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


Mr. Carbohydrate
38Manic Street Preachers
Journal for Plague Lovers


Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
37Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Crucifix Kiss
36Manic Street Preachers
Futurology


Black Square
35Manic Street Preachers
This is My Truth Tell Me Yours


Ready for Drowning
34Manic Street Preachers
Journal for Plague Lovers


Journal for Plague Lovers
33Manic Street Preachers
Journal for Plague Lovers


Peeled Apples
32Manic Street Preachers
Futurology


Divine Youth
31Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


This is Yesterday
30Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers


All is Vanity
29Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit’sworldwouldfallapart
28Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Nat West - Barclays - Midlands - Lloyds
27Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


Die in the Summertime
26Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
25Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


The Intense Humming of Evil
24Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours


If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
23Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


Revol
22Manic Street Preachers
Futurology


Futurology
21Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


Mausoleum
20Manic Street Preachers
Theme from M.A.S.H. (Suicide Is Painless)


Suicide is Painless
19Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


4st 7lb
18Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


Australia
17Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Condemned to Rock N Roll
16Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


Of Walking Abortion
15Manic Street Preachers
Gold Against the Soul


Sleepflowers
14Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


Archives of Pain
13Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Little Baby Nothing
12Manic Street Preachers
Know Your Enemy


The Masses Against the Classes
11Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers


William's Last Words
10Manic Street Preachers
Forever Delayed


Motown Junk
9Manic Street Preachers
Send Away the Tigers


Your Love Alone is Not Enough
8Manic Street Preachers
Journal for Plague Lovers


Virginia State Epileptic Colony
7Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


You Love Us (Heavenly version)
6Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


Yes
5Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


No Surface All Feeling
4Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


Faster
3Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Motorcycle Emptiness

As an American, it’s rather hard to truly calculate just how impactful the Manics have been. What crossover success they had, were all but minor airwave plays of their hits… At least, as an 18 year old American, that is what I can most gather from YouTube comments on certain MSP related videos. That being said, a few summers ago, I was hanging out with a friend taking turns playing the latest Guitar Hero; the one where the company replaced the old guitar controller with a new one where the guitar neck now has the six buttons as two rows of three so as to better give the illusion that the player is playing guitar. Anyway, somewhere in the song selection menu where the player can play songs while the screen also displays the music videos, my friend and I were just scrolling through it and amidst the fast scrolling, my eyes miraculously caught sight of a title that I instantly recognized: Motorcycle Emptiness.
2Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


A Design for Life

The Manics have always had a tendency to create songs that were stadium friendly; those epic sing along tunes that can get a crowd screaming along. Said tendency is one that truly began to show itself post-Holy Bible when the glam metal aesthetics and dark themes had been fully shed to give way to much less abrasive melodies.

This is exactly what makes A Design for Life such a special song in the band’s catalogue and one that is hailed as one of the band’s crowning achievements. Whatever preconception the listener may initially have with how over-the-top the epic chorus is will give way to utterly genuine and passionate the performance is combined with how beautifully written the song is. It’s unashamedly British yet, most importantly, recognizably a Manic Street Preachers song.

The band members were all lads who hailed from the working class… and what exactly is this song about? The song is a triumph; triumph of overcoming loss and losing a low social status.
1Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


P.C.P.

Pass the prozac / Designer amnesiac. “227 Lears… and I can’t remember the first line…”

It was quite the struggle to choose between having the top spot be P.C.P. or A Design for Life. I initially leaned on the latter but I ultimately decided on the former… and for a few reasons:

Energy. That energy. Those angry lyrics and some of JDB’s most pissed off vocals set to tape. What’s really most fascinating, lyric-wise, is how a Welsh band criticizing PC culture in 1994 has become even more relevant today than it did 20+ years ago. But what I love so much about this song is how absolutely catchy the song is combined with the airtight performance by everyone in the band.
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