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Best of 2007
Best Single of 2007
The results of the vote for the Best Single by a Mancunian Act of 2007 are as follows:
The winner is Liz Green's Bad Medicine with 51.8% of the vote
The rest of the results:
More about the nominees:
Liz Green – Bad Medicine
Liz Green has the enviable ability to sound at once like the most vital new musician and one of the long forgotten greats of the early days of music. Bad Medicine is possibly the best song that Nina Simone never sang, a track of sheer, beautiful, astounding quality that has to be heard to be believed.
Oasis – Lord Don’t Slow Me Down
Having conquered everything else musically, Oasis set about the digital world with the kind of back-to-basics blues belter that made them so popular to begin with. If their seventh album has the same ramshackle passion and driving energy as this, next year will be a very good year for fans of the Gallaghers.
The Courteeners – Cavorting
The tune that launched a potential behemoth, Cavorting sold out before it was even released and became a firm favourite, leading many a crowd round the country into forming a sweaty mosh-pit while they hollered the chorus. A worthy start to Manchester’s latest bad boy heroes.
The Longcut – You Got The Love
Released as a double A-side with the equally impressive Idiot Check, The Longcut’s brilliantly sparse reinvention of The Source’s club classic, which sees Candi Staton’s silky delivery replaced by Stuart Ogilvie’s desperate achings, showed that it was every bit as dazzling on record as it is underpinning their frenetic live shows.
The Ting Tings
The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
If ever a song needed to come with a warning, this is it. The Ting Tings introduced themselves to the world with a song that was as infectiously catchy as it was damning of those who dared to see lead singer Katie as just a pretty face. It’s got under the skin of everyone that’s heard it, from Glastonbury to BBC Television Centre and points to a very big future for the pair.
The Whip – Muzzle #1
One of three fantastic singles released by The Whip in 2007, Muzzle #1 just about nudges ahead of Divebomb and Sister Siam by virtue of its killer hook and sing-along chorus. Having conquered everywhere from D:percussion to the Warehouse Party under Piccadilly, next year should see the rest of the country catch up with what we already know: that The Whip are the home-grown future of indie-dance.
- To be eligible for all votes, at least one member of the act must have been born in or reside in Greater Manchester
last updated: 07/01/2008 at 11:40
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