Elvis Costello
Watching the Detectives





Release Year: 1977

Rankings:
All-Time
#654 / 1970s #159 / 1977 #18


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
Jim Beviglia (USA) - Pump It Up: Elvis Costello's 100 Best Songs (2013) 9
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, 5 Songs for Each Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1970s (2001) 101
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 74
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 354
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 363
Steve Crawford (USA) - 1,000 Essential Songs from the 1970s (2015) 56
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 308
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011) 185
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) 413
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2009) 73
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2015) 79
Nick Kent (UK) - Soundtrack of the Seventies (2010) No Order
Sounds (UK) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1986) 9
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 408
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
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 92
End of Year Lists
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 2