2008 marks 50 years of British rock'n'roll. To celebrate we run through some of the greatest tracks to have emerged from these isles, decade-by-decade, one decade a day - and today it's the turn of...
A very English stadium anthem, one whose strength lay in its middle-class reserve.
Sound Of The Underground
The decade’s most brilliantly inventive pop single.
Take Me Out
Even popped up on Strictly Come Dancing, sealing its status as a national treasure.
Wolfman featuring Pete Doherty
Heartfelt underdog’s anthem, with Doherty raising a toast to those fleeing the fever of the city for an idyllic life elsewhere.
She has the voice of a blues diva, but her roots remain in Southgate, North London, where her dad would sing Dinah Washington songs around the house.
Dry Your Eyes
A big teary ballad anyone could relate to: this was the brandy-glugging geezer finally wearing his heart on his sleeve.
I Predict A Riot
Dissected a night out in a provincial town – just as binge-drinking hit the cultural radar.
Allen’s bittersweet lyrics (about a cheating ex) were disguised behind a jubilant reggae skank – a ray of sunshine in rainy old Britain.
Gary Lightbody wrote this naked declaration of love in the garden of producer Garret “Jacknife” Lee’s Kent cottage after a white wine binge.
The Killers’ Brandon Flowers has waxed lyrical about this epic singalong, though he remains the only American to do so.
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