NME isn't happy unless they're compiling a list, and their latest is The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. The Cure have 5 entries. The usual suspects. Yes, it's ridiculous. That's the NME.
#45 - 'Boys Don't Cry'
#236 - 'Inbetween Days'
With the doomy Goth side of his ouvre set to one side, Robert Smith and chums were inspired by the breezy pop of New Order for this huge worldwide hit.
#356 - 'Close To Me'
Through Robert Smith’s confidential whispers, 'Close To Me' bristled with a jaunty yet longing romance.
#360 - 'Pictures of You'
The prettiest thing The Cure have ever done. A sparkling sonic expedition and damn, [i]that[/i] intro.
#366 - 'Friday I'm In Love'
Turned out you weren't the only one who loves the weekend. Irrepressibly joyful.