Tracks of 2014: Hardy Perennials
Things wouldn't be the same without them
Our look back at the best tracks of the year continues with some old favourites
Manic Street Preachers - Walk Me To The Bridge
This single was widely assumed to refer to the disappearance of Richey Edwards in 1995 (“So long my faithful friend”), but according to lyricist Nicky Wire, it was more about his feelings of detachment from the band itself. Its blend of throbbing bass and clanging '80s-style guitars were stirring enough whatever the story.