'Don't Look Back In Anger' by Oasis tops NME's 50 Most Explosive Choruses list

Blur, Muse, Arctic Monkeys also make the Top 10

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Oasis's 1996 single 'Don't Look Back In Anger' has come top in NME's 50 Most Explosive Choruses list

The fourth track to be taken from the Manchester band's second album, '(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?', beat The Ronettes' 'Be My Baby' and The Killers' 'Mr Brightside', which came in at second and third place respectively. Scroll down to listen to 'Don't Look Back In Anger' in full.

Kings Of Leon's 'Sex On Fire', Blur's 'Song 2', Muse's 'Plug In Baby' also made it into the Top 10, as did tracks by The Stone Roses and Arctic Monkeys.

The criteria for songs that made the list was defined thus: "A great chorus is like take-off: the bit in the song that makes you a) sing, b) cry, or c) sprint to the dancefloor. Or all three."

To take a look at the whole Top 50 go to NME.com/list/50-most-explosive-choruses.

The Top 10 Most Explosive Choruses - as chosen by NME - are:

10. Metallica – 'Enter Sandman'
9. Bon Jovi – 'Livin' On A Prayer'
8. The Stone Roses – 'She Bangs The Drums'
7. Arctic Monkeys – 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'
6. Blur – 'Song 2'
5. Muse – 'Plug In Baby'
4. Kings Of Leon – 'Sex On Fire'
3. The Killers – 'Mr Brightside'
2. The Ronettes – 'Be My Baby'
1. Oasis – 'Don't Look Back In Anger'

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