The Special A.K.A.
Free Nelson Mandela





Release Year: 1984

Rankings:
All-Time
#1238 / 1980s #189 / 1984 #20


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1002
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 781
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 572
Dorian Lynskey (USA) - 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs (2011) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 437
NME (UK) - The Top 150 Singles of All Time (1987) 63
Q (UK) - 100 Songs That Changed the World (2003) 70
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - 1020 Songs 1955-2005 (2005) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 100 Songs from 1984-1993 (1993) 67
Rumore (Italy) - Top 300 Songs of All Time (2017) 134
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 17
Face (UK) - Singles of the Year 1
Melody Maker (UK) - Singles of the Year 5
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 3
Spex (Germany) - Singles of the Year 2
Rockerilla (Italy) - Singles of the Year 16