28 Magnificent Hidden Tracks - As Chosen By You

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28 Magnificent Hidden Tracks - As Chosen By You

Everyone from The Beatles to Kings Of Leon have hidden tracks on their albums, but has the rise of digital music killed the secret song? We asked NME readers for their #BestSecretSongs and here are the most popular responses, kicking off with our own suggestion - ‘Somebody Else’s Child’ from The Vaccines' 2011 debut album ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’

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28 Magnificent Hidden Tracks - As Chosen By You

'Wherever You Go' was a hidden track revealed at the end of the Beach House's album 2012 'Bloom'.

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Indie rock band The 1975 released their five track EP called 'Sex' in 2012. The band included a hidden track 'Milk' at the end of fourth track 'You'.

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The Beatles 'Abbey Road' remains an iconic and unforgettable album and 'Her Majesty' written by Paul McCartney is said to be one of the first ever hidden tracks in rock music.

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Al Horner chose Lauryn Hill’s hidden track of hip-hop cover of ‘Cant Take My Eyes Off Of You’ from her solo album 'The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill'.

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The Ramones' punk take on the Spiderman theme tune 'Spiderman' featured on their final album 'Adios Amigos'.

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Pop sensation Janet Jackson hid 'Whoops Now' on her fifth studio album 'Janet' in 1995 after the interlude ' Sweet Dreams'.

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'Train In Vain' appeared on The Clash's 1979 album 'London Calling'.

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Jay Z's classic 2001 album 'The Blueprint' features hidden track 'Breathe Easy'.

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Indie rock band Dirty Projectors released their 'Rise Above' album in 2007 which ended with an untitled track.

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The US version of Amy Winehouse's 'Frank' 2003 included a secret track after the 'Outro'.

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Described as “pretty cool” and a “classic Noel vibe”, one of the popular suggestions we collected from Twitter using #BestSecretSongs was Oasis with ‘The Cage’ from their fifth album ‘Heathen Chemistry’ released in 2002.

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Palma Violets slyly hid 'Brand New Song' at the end of '14', the 11th track on their album '180'.

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Another favourite on both Facebook and Twitter was Kings Of Leon’s ‘Talahina Skies’ from their 2003 album ‘Youth And Young Manhood’. @SPRAFFMJB said it's “arguably their best song”.

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Soulwax did a good job hiding the secret track on '2ManyDJs'. You have to rewind from track one to hear a remix of Kylie's 'Cant Get You Out Of My Head'.

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Did you spot Q –Tip’s ‘Do It, Be It, See It’ from his 1999 album ‘Amplified’?

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'Suck' is the second hidden track on Nine Inch Nails' 1992's 'Broken' EP. They play it regularly live.

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Green Day's 'All By Myself' proved to be a popular choice. It appears after 'F.O.D' following 1:57 minutes of silence on 'Dookie', the band's best-selling album.

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'Alas I Cannot Swim' by Laura Marling was suggested by you. Listen out for it at the end of 'Your Only Doll'.

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"Graham Coxon ranting on 'bout London psychs me up every time" tweeted @Mackenzie_w_H as he voted Blur's 'Battery In You Leg' his #BestSecretSong from their 2003's 'Think Tank'.

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Coldplay's third studio album 'X&Y' album features 'Til Kingdom Come'. Originally named 'Zero Theory', 'X&Y' became the best-selling album worldwide in 2005.

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Don't miss Alt- J's 'Handmade' at the end of 'An Awesome Wave'.

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Lots of you mentioned 'France' by The Libertines. The self-named album was their second, released in 2004 and included a hidden track after the last song 'What Became Of The Likely Lads'.

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Pulp vocalist Jarvis Cocker hid the track 'Cunts Are Still Running The World' on his debut solo album 'Jarvis'. You can hear it thirty minutes after the end of 'Quantum Theory'.

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@VLeckel voted Placebo's 'Black Market Blood' as his favourite hidden track, featured at the end of 'Black Market Music'.

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Repeatedly popping up as #BestSecretSong was Manic Street Preachers' 'Bag Lady' from 'Journal For Plague Lovers'. The band's ninth studio album in 2009 hid the track at the end of the album, which was criticised for 'inappropriate' album artwork.

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Lastly NME readers chose Travis' 'Blue Flashing Lights' which was featured on 'The Man Who'. Thanks for all your suggestions!

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