The Specials
Ghost Town





Release Year: 1981

Rankings:
All-Time
#88 / 1980s #11 / 1981 #1


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) 1-1001
Blender (USA) - Standout Tracks from the 500 CDs You Must Own (2003) No Order
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) 930
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 50
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s (2015) 78
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008) No Order
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA)- The Songs That Shaped Rock (Additions 2011) No Order
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 1001-2750
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011) 190
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 1098
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 54
BBC (UK) - Pop on Trial, Top 50 Songs from the 1980s (2008) No Order
BBC Radio 6 Music (UK) - Alternative Jukebox: 500 Extraordinary Tracks That Tell the Story of Alternative Music (2014) No Order
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011) 489
Elspeth Beidas (UK) - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists [100 Songs] (2016) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Guardian (UK) - A history of modern music (2011) No Order
John Peel (UK) - Peelenium: Four Tracks from Each Year of the Last Century (1999) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1997) 61
Mojo (UK) - The 50 Greatest British Tracks Ever (2006) No Order
NME (UK) - NME Rock Years, Single of the Year 1963-99 (2000) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012) 8
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1980s (2012) 5
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 21
NME (UK) - The Top 100 Singles of All Time (2002) 53
Q (UK) - 50 Greatest British Tracks (2005) 32
Q (UK) - 50 Years of Great British Music, 10 Tracks per Decade (2008) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1010 Songs You Must Own (2004) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 10
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 20 Singles from 1980-2004 (2004) 6
Sean Egan (USA) - 500 Songs You Need to Hear (2006) No Order
Sean Egan (USA) - The Little Black Book of Music: Key Songs (2007) No Order
Sean O'Hagan, The Observer (UK) - Fifty Years of Pop (2004) No Order
Sounds (UK) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1986) 17
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
Uncut (UK) - 100 Rock and Movie Icons (2005) 49
Uncut (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles from the Post-Punk Era (2001) 26
XFM (UK) - The Top 1000 Songs of All Time (2010) No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Singles of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 23
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 41
Hartbeat! (Germany) - Top 100 Singles by 15 Critics (1997) 225
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 403
Rolling Stone (Germany) - Anniversary Special: 222 Songs (2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1980s (2010) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 124
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Singles of 5 Decades (1997) No Order
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - 1020 Songs 1955-2005 (2005) No Order
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Jocelyn Manchek (France) - Pop Rock Playlist: 2000 titres pour votre lecteur mp3 [2,000 Songs for Your MP3 Player] (2008) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Indispensable Songs (2006) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Necessary Songs (2015) 101-1000
Volume (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World, 2008 (40 songs) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 150 Songs from the 20th Century (1998) 123
Marty Willson-Piper, InDeepMusicArchive.net (Australia) - Song of the Day Selections (approx. 1983-present) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 17 Critics and Their Top 50 Songs (2002) 99
Rumore (Italy) - Top 300 Songs of All Time (2017) 228
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
Face (UK) - Singles of the Year No Order
Melody Maker (UK) - Single of the Year 1
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 1
Sounds (UK) - Singles of the Year 1
Spex (Germany) - Singles of the Year No Order