The first issue of NME went on sale on March 7, 1952. All this year we're marking our 60th anniversary with a host of features and special events. It's a good time to reflect on the best music of our lifetime - which is why we've been selecting our favourite tracks of each decade. The first three - picking out the highlights of the 50s, 60s and 70s - are live now, with the rest to follow in the coming weeks. Plus, our ultimate list of the best songs of our lifetime will appear in a future issue of the magazine. Enjoy!

Celebrating our mutual heritage and love of music and style, NME and Original Penguin have joined forces

NME and Original Penguin, bringing you new music and style since the 50s


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NME 100 Best Tracks of the 1980s

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NME 100 Best Tracks of the 1970s
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NME 100 Best Tracks of the 1960s
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NME 100 Best Tracks of the 1950s
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