Pulp’s ‘Common People’ tops NME’s 100 Best Tracks Of The Nineties list

Nirvana, Oasis and Radiohead also feature highly in latest installment of our tracks of the decades series

Pulp‘s ‘Common People’ has topped NME’s list of the 100 Best Tracks Of The Nineties’.

The Sheffield band’s 1995 single saw off competition from Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and Suede’s ‘Stay Together’ to take the accolade, with Radiohead’s ‘Paranoid Android’ and Manic Street Preachers’ ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’ completing the top five.

You can watch an NME video, where the likes of Alabama Shakes and Azealia Banks offer their picks, below.


The list is the latest installment in our tracks of the decades series, which is being run to coincide with NME‘s 60th anniversary celebrations.

The Beatles’ ‘A Day In The Life’ topped our rundown of the best tracks of the ’60s, the Sex Pistols ‘God Save The Queen’ was at number one in the ’70s list and New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ took the accolade in the ’80s list.

The top 10 of NMEs Tracks Of The Nineties list is as follows:

1. Pulp – ‘Common People’
2. Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
3. Suede – ‘Stay Together’
4. Radiohead – ‘Paranoid Android’
5. Manic Street Preachers – ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’
6. Oasis – ‘Supersonic’
7. Beastie Boys – ‘Sabotage’
8. Daft Punk – ‘Da Funk’
9. McAlmont & Butler – ‘Yes’
10. Rage Against The Machine – ‘Killing In The Name’

See NME.COM/lists/100-best-songs-of-the-1990s for the full list.