Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ Named Greatest Manchester Song

April 3, 2011 by  

Following a poll to find out Manchester’s greatest ever song, Joy Division’s 1980 track ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ has been named the best track to come out of the city.

Also in the top three were, ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’ by The Smiths and ‘I am the Resurrection’ by The Stone Roses

The top 10, which does not contain any Oasis, is below:

Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
I am the Resurrection – The Stone Roses
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
I Wanna Be Adored – The Stone Roses
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
Blue Monday – New Order
Fools Gold – The Stone Roses
How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths
One Day Like This – Elbow
This Charming Man – The Smiths


The poll was held to celebrate five years of Xfm in Manchester and you can listen to all the tracks here.


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