10: Pretty Vacant – Sex Pistols

NeilTop 30 - Never Made It Songs

Year Released: 1977
Highest Chart Position: 47
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well, this is literally the sublime to the ridiculous. Yesterday the sublime Sintara with My Way and today the ridiculous Sex Pistols with Pretty Vacant.

This was the global anthem for anarchy in the 1970’s and yet here in Australia in 1977, the song struggled to number 47 and became the only Sex Pistols songs to reach the top 50.

But it was a classic example of the short lived commercial punk rock scene – an oxymoron in its own right!
For this reason, it is worthy of a place in the “Never Made It” top 30.

Take a listen and transport yourself back 40 years – yes 40! It’s not a typo!