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100 Greatest Singles of the Post-Punk Era


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1. Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause – 1987
2. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit – 1991
3. Joy Division – Atmosphere/She’s Lost Control – 1980
4. Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun – 1991
5. Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express – 1977
6. The Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen – 1977
7. Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy – 1991
8. My Bloody Valentine – You Mad Me Realise – 1988
9. The Stone Roses – Fool’s Gold – 1989
10. The Smiths – This Charming Man – 1983
11. Donna Summer – I Feel Love – 1977
12. The Clash – White Man (In Hammersmith Palais) – 1978
13. Dinosaur Jr. – Freak Scene – 1988
14. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax – 1983
15. Chic – Good Times – 1979
16. David Bowie – Heroes – 1977
17. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Never Understand – 1985
18. Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five – The Adventures Of GF On The Wheels Of Steel - 1981
19. New Order – Blue Monday – 1983
20. Radiohead – Paranoid Android – 1997
21. Run DMC & Aerosmith – Walk This Way – 1986
22. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – 1983
23. Underworld – Born Slippy – 1995 RE Iss. 1996
24. Magazine – Shot Both Sides – 1978
25. Elvis Costello – (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea - 1978
26. The Specials – Ghost Town – 1981
27. Orange Juice – Blue Boy – 1980
28. Eminem – The Way I Am – 2000
29. PIL – Death Disco – 1979
30. The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Pop – 1976
31. ABC – Poison Arrow – 1982
32. Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
33. Happy Mondays – Wrote For Luck – 1989
34. Tricky – Aftermath – 1994
35. R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe
36. Human League – Love Action – 1981
37. De La Soul – Me, Myself And I – 1989
38. Oasis – Some Might Say – 1995
39. Richard Hell – Blank Generation – 1976
40. Wire – Map Ref. 41 Deg. N 93 Deg W – 1979
41. Heaven 17 – We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thing – 1981
42. Suicide – Dream Baby Dream – 1979
43. Mantronix – Bassline – 1986
44. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You – 1998
45. Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper – 1981
46. DAF – Der Mussolini – 1981
47. The Cocteau Twins – Sunburst And Snowblind EP – 1983
48. The Associates – Party Fears Two – 1982
49. Orbital – Chime – 1990
50. Beastie Boys – You’ve Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party - 1987
51. Gary Newman – Cars - 1979
52. A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray – 1989
53. Scritti Politi – The Sweetest Girl – 1981
54. Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill – 1985
55. Simple Minds – I Promised You A Miracle – 1982
56. Pulp – Common People – 1995
57. The Fall – Totally Wired – 1980
58. Bob Marley And The Wailers – Jamming – 1977
59. Cabaret Voltaire – Nag Nag Nag – 1979
60. Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love - 1978
61. The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds – 1993
62. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno – 1980
63. Aphex Twin – Didgeridoo – 1992
64. Prodigy – No Good (Start The Dance) – 1994
65. MARRS – Pump Up The Volume – 1987
66. Nick Cave – The Mercy Seat – 1988
67. Suede – The Drowners – 1992
68. Blur – Girls And Boys – 1994
69. Eric B And Rakim – Follow The Leader – 1988
70. Nick Low – I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass – 1978
71. XTC – Making Plans For Nigel – 1979
72. Blondie – Heart Of Glass – 1979
73. Japan – Ghosts – 1982
74. Siouxie And The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden – 1978
75. A Certain Ratio – Shack Up – 1980
76. Devo – Jocko Homo – 1977
77. The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats – 1997
78. The Gang Of Four – Damaged Goods – 1978
79. Manic Street Sweapers – From Despair To Where – 1993
80. The Sugarcubes – Birthday – 1987
81. Madness – House Of Fun
82. Neil Young – Hey Hey My My (Into The Black/Blue) – 1979
83. Prince – If I Was Your Girlfriend – 1987
84. Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank – 1988
85. The Pixies – Gigantic – 1988
86. Beck – Loser – 1994
87. The Jam – Eaton Rifles – 1979
88. The Police – Walking On The Moon – 1979
89. Snoop Doggy Dog – What’s My Name – 1993
90. Pere Ubu – Datapanik In The Year Zero – 1978
91. The Klf – What Time Is Love – 1990
92. TLC – No Scrubs – 1999
93. The Dammed – New Rose – 1976
94. Funkadalic – One Nation Under A Groove – 1978
95. Iggy Pop – The Passenger – 1977
96. The Slits – Typical Girls – 1978
97. Adam And The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier – 1981
98. The Saints – I’m Stranded – 1976
99. Janet Jackson – Nasty – 1986
100. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks – 1978

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Uncut, No. 45, February 2001


David Stubbs reviews (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea, ranked 25th in Uncuts 100 Greatest Singles of the Post-Punk Era.

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25.   (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea

Elvis Costello

David Stubbs

Release date: March 1978
Highest UK chart position: 16

NME writer Nick Kent described Elvis Costello as a "walking time bomb" around the period of This Year's Model, from which this Top 20 hit was taken. Twitching with specky, punky, amphetamine edginess on TOTP, cerebral yet savage, you knew that Costello was never going to be blown away with the more one-dimensional shouters of his generation. He had a great deal more up his sleeve. And he was looking ahead. Having already absorbed reggae and ska into his complex songwriting armoury, Costello jinks and jerks, ducks and dives, through this wary lyric about the upcoming pitfalls of success.

Turns out he was far too prickly himself to be subsumed into the King's Road blandness of celebrity. "I don't want to go to Chelsea / Oh no, it does not move me / Even though I've seen the movie." And, you know, he never did.

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