Oasis have topped a poll of the greatest indie anthems ever with their classic song Live Forever taken from their debut album Definitely Maybe.

The Noel Gallagher-penned tune has long been a staple in the band's live sets and indie clubs throughout the world.

Nirvana came in second place with their smash hit track Smells Like Teen Spirit, which curiously re-entered the UK charts this week.

The rest of the top five included Pulp's trademark hit Common People, The Smiths' There Is a Light That Never Goes Out and The Libertines' single Don't Look Back Into The Sun.

Both Morrissey and Pete Doherty can feel content after achieving two hits each in the top ten. The Libertines' Time For Heroes was in sixth place while The Smiths' track How Soon Is Now? came in at number seven.

Strokes were in at number nine with their early single Last Nite and Arctic Monkeys completed the top ten with their second single I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor.

By far the most popular bands in the list, which was complied by NME and Xfm, were Oasis, the Smiths, the Libertines and the Stone Roses.

There were also entries for Joy Division, Babyshambles, Arcade Fire, Manic Street Preachers, Killers and Blur.

Another legendary band who entered the top 50 were Pixies for their song Monkey Gone to Heaven from the album Doolittle.

03/05/2007 12:44:02