Last week NME revealed its tracks and albums of the year– but what about NME readers? We asked you to have your say on the year’s best tracks and the results are now in. Kicking us off at number 20 is ‘Wild For The Night’, A$AP Rocky and Skrillex’s booming account of a sleazy night on the tiles.
Within mere hours of debuting online, this collaboration between AlunaGeorge and Disclosure, two of British dance’s hottest new hopes, had racked up 28,000 listens on Soundcloud, such was the frenzy of excitement to hear ‘White Noise’. No wonder it won the number 10 slot in NME readers’ tracks of 2013.
David Bowie Performing
“There’s only one David Bowie,” wrote David Lamb on Twitter. “He proves it on this song.” ‘Where Are We Now?’ was the iconic songwriter’s surprise return single all the way back at the beginning of the year and according to NME readers, its melancholy power hasn’t dimmed since.
Topping NME readers’ best tracks of 2013 is Foals’ ‘My Number’. A highlight of the Oxford art-rockers’ acclaimed ‘Holy Fire’ album, its none-catchier chorus made it a “2013 festival anthem” according to NME reader Ian Restkin. “I saw people singing it even at festivals Foals weren’t playing. It’s blood massive.”