Top 50 Gary Numan

As I previously mentioned I saw Gary Numan again a couple of weekends ago and, because I seem to enjoy punishing myself, I did yet another list. These lists are hard and I will want to change it as soon as I publish it, but a line has to be drawn somewhere so here goes.

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There are many reasons for the inclusions and exclusions, and where they appear in the list, and all of those reasons are mine, so I have no doubt that somebody will see something as glaringly omitted or ridiculously included. Please feel to question the list, I’ll probably agree with you to be honest as this is one of the most difficult I’ve done, partly due to the number of tracks and both the difference in quality (Mid Period Numan is difficult for me) and the difference in styles.

POS. TITLE ALBUM/YEAR
50 Bombers (Tubeway Army – 1978)
49 Listen To The Sirens (Tubeway Army – 1978)
48 I Dream of Wires (Telekon – 1980)
47 She’s Got Claws (Dance – 1981)
46 What God Intended (Savage (Songs from a Broken World) – 2017)
45 White Boys And Heroes (I, Assasin – 1982)
44 Telekon (Telekon – 1980)
43 Music for Chameleons (I, Assasin – 1982)
42 I, Assassin (I, Assasin – 1982)
41 Pray (Sacrifice – 1994)
40 Dark (Exile – 1997)
39 Pray For The Pain You Serve (Savage (Songs from a Broken World) – 2017)
38 Ghost Nation (Savage (Songs from a Broken World) – 2017)
37 Dominion Day (Exile – 1997)
36 It Must Have Been Years (Replicas – 1979)
35 This Wreckage (Telekon – 1980)
34 Remember I Was Vapour (Telekon – 1980)
33 We Take Mystery (To Bed) (I, Assasin – 1982)
32 Praying to the Aliens (Replicas – 1979)
31 Rip (Pure – 2000)
30 Absolution (Exile – 1997)
29 Dead Heaven (Exile – 1997)
28 A Prayer for the Unborn (Pure – 2000)
27 Splinter (Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) – 2013)
26 Mercy (Savage (Songs from a Broken World) – 2017)
25 When the Sky Bleeds, He Will Come (Dead Son Rising – 2011)
24 Dead Sun Rising (Dead Son Rising – 2011)
23 Jagged (Jagged – 2006)
22 My Name Is Ruin (Savage (Songs from a Broken World) – 2017)
21 Haunted (Jagged – 2006)
20 We are Glass (Single – 1980)
19 In a Dark Place (Jagged – 2006)
18 Here in the Black (Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) – 2013)
17 Complex (The Pleasure Principle – 1979)
16 We’re the Unforgiven (Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) – 2013)
15 Halo (Jagged – 2006)
14 M.E. (The Pleasure Principle – 1979)
13 Airlane (The Pleasure Principle – 1979)
12 I Am Dust (Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) – 2013)
11 Metal (The Pleasure Principle – 1979)
10 Everything Comes Down to This (Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) – 2013)
9 Love Hurt Bleed (Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) – 2013)
8 I Die: You Die (Single – 1980)
7 Me! I Disconnect from You (Replicas – 1979)
6 Films (The Pleasure Principle – 1979)
5 Engineers (The Pleasure Principle – 1979)
4 Down in the Park (Replicas – 1979)
3 Pure (Pure – 2000)
2 Cars (The Pleasure Principle – 1979)
1 Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Replicas – 1979)

Here is my Top 10

You may well be asking yourself how on earth ‘Pure’ ended up where it did? Well, it was the song that I first heard after a long hiatus that made me first think that Numan had more to offer and wasn’t just a late 70’s, early 80’s pop star living off old hits.

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