1994... it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The alternative dream slowly collapses but leaves a trail of wonderful music behind.
One of the finest moments of the year came right at the end, when Throwing Muses released "Bright Yellow Gun", a ray of bright sunshine in the heart of December. The song is one of the catchiest pop moments from the pen of the ever prolific Kristin Hersh and at the same time features some of her wildest guitar playing.
Other equally worthy candidates for Single of the Year of 1994 included Hole's signature tune "Miss World", Veruca Salt's anthemic "Seether", the gleeful heartbreak of Sebadoh's "Rebound" and the astonishing collaboration of the Inspiral Carpets with The Fall's Mark E. Smith for "I Want You", the track that topped John Peel's Festive 50 of 1994.
Here's our Top 10 Singles of 1994 - click here for the complete Top 50:
1. Bright Yellow Gun - THROWING MUSES
2. Miss World - HOLE
3. Seether - VERUCA SALT
4. Rebound - SEBADOH
5. I Want You - INSPIRAL CARPETS feat. MARK E. SMITH
6. Supersonic - OASIS
7. Sabotage - BEASTIE BOYS
8. Do You Love Me? - NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS
9. Bull In The Heather - SONIC YOUTH
10. Connection - ELASTICA