WHEN DOVES FLY….TO TOP OF NME POLL!

'There Goes The Fear' tops our writers' poll...

Doves‘ ‘THERE GOES THE FEAR’ has been named the NME writers’ single of 2002,

The track, a Number Three hit for the band last April, pipped the Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ debut EP, with Hives’ ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’ in third place.

The full list is:

1. Doves – ‘There Goes The Fear’

2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘EP’

3. The Hives – ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’

4. The Coral – ‘Dreaming Of You’

5. Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘No One Knows’

6. The White Stripes – ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’

7. Sugababes – ‘Freak Like Me’

8. LCD Soundsystem – ‘Losing My Edge’

9. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – ‘Whatever Happened To My Rock And Roll (Punk Song)’

10. The Vines – ‘Get Free’

11. The Rapture – ‘House Of Jealous Lovers’

12. Libertines – ‘What A Waster’

13. The Datsuns – ‘In Love’

14. Eminem – ‘Without Me’

15. Flaming Lips – ‘Do You Realize??’

16. The Streets – ‘Let’s Push Things Forward’

17. Nelly – ‘Hot In Herre’

18. Fischerspooner – ‘Emerge’

19. The Strokes – ‘Someday’

20. The 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster –’Celebrate Your Mother’

21. Missy Elliot – ‘Work It’

22. Polyphonic Spree – ‘Soldier Girl’

23. Buff Medways – ‘Troubled Mind’

24. The Thrills – ‘Santa Cruz (You’re Not That Far)’

25. Jimmy Eat World – ‘The Middle’

26. Ms Dynamite – ‘Dy-Na-Mi-Tee’

27. BRMC – ‘Spread Your Love’

28. The Coral – ‘Goodbye’

29. Tweet – ‘Oops (Oh My)’

30. Vines – ‘Highly Evolved’

31. Ash – ‘Envy’

32. Cornershop – ‘Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky III’

33. Idlewild – ‘American English’

34. The Streets – ‘Don’t Mug Yourself’

35. Massive Attack/Mos Def – ‘I Against I’

36. Libertines – ‘Up The Bracket’

37. The Kills – ‘Black Rooster EP’

38. The Beatings – ‘Jailhouse’

39. Truth Hurts – ‘Addictive’

40. Aaliyah – ‘More Than A Woman’

41. Ms Dynamite – ‘It Takes More’

42. The Streets – ‘Weak Become Heroes’

43. Coldplay – ‘In My Place’

44. Idlewild – ‘You Held The World In Your Arms’

45. The Bellrays – ‘Fire On The Moon’

46. Doves – ‘Pounding’

47. James Yorkston And The Athletes – ‘The Lang Toun’

48. Pulp – ‘Bad Cover Version’

49. Aqualung – ‘Strange And Beautiful’

50. Soundtrack Of Our Lives – ‘Sister Surround’