50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong

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50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong
Greatest hits album by The Fall
Released June 8, 2004
Recorded 1977–2003
Genre Post-punk, alternative rock
Length 2:35:17
Label Sanctuary
Compiler Daryl Easlea
The Fall compilation album chronology
50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong
The Complete Peel Sessions 1978–2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A[2]
Pitchfork 9.3/10[3]
Stylus A[4]

50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong (subtitled 39 Golden Greats) is a greatest hits album by English post-punk band The Fall, released in 2004 by record label Sanctuary.


50,000 is the group's first career-spanning compilation album, with a selection of songs from the 1978 EP Bingo-Master's Break-Out! up to the 2003 album The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click). The selection of songs includes both singles and album highlights. Daryl Eslea compiled the album and wrote the sleevenotes.

The cover and title of the album is a parody of Elvis Presley's 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (1959).

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Repetition" (from the Bingo-Master's Break-Out! EP) Una Baines, Martin Bramah, Karl Burns, Tony Friel, Mark E. Smith 4.55
2. "Industrial Estate" (from Live at the Witch Trials) Friel, Bramah, Smith 1.41
3. "Rowche Rumble" (1979 single) Marc Riley, Smith, Craig Scanlon 4.00
4. "Fiery Jack" (1980 single) Steve Hanley, Riley, Scanlon, Smith 4.43
5. "How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'" (1980 single) Riley, Scanlon, S. Hanley, Smith 4.19
6. "Totally Wired" (1980 single) Riley, Smith, Scanlon 3.24
7. "New Face in Hell" (from Grotesque) Riley, Scanlon, Smith 5.39
8. "Prole Art Threat" (from Slates) Riley, Smith 1.56
9. "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul" (1981 single) Riley, Smith, Paul Hanley 3.07
10. "The Classical" (from Hex Enduction Hour) Smith, The Fall 5.16
11. "Hip Priest" (same as above) Riley, S. Hanley, P.Hanley, Scanlon, Smith 7.43
12. "The Man Whose Head Expanded" (1983 single) S. Hanley, Scanlon, Smith 4.24
13. "Kicker Conspiracy" (1983 single) Smith 4.17
14. "Eat Y'Self Fitter" (from Perverted by Language) S. Hanley, Smith 6.34
15. "C.R.E.E.P." (1984 single) Smith, Brix Smith, P. Hanley, S. Hanley 2.54
16. "No Bulbs" (1984 single) Smith, B. Smith 4.28
17. "Spoilt Victorian Child" (from This Nation's Saving Grace) Simon Rogers, Smith 4.11
18. "Cruiser's Creek" (1985 single) Smith, B. Smith, Scanlon 4.15
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "U.S. 80's-90's" (from Bend Sinister) Smith 4.33
2. "Mr Pharmacist" (1986 single) Jeff Nowlen 2.18
3. "Living Too Late" (1986 single) Smith 4.27
4. "Hey! Luciani" (1986 single) Smith, S. Hanley, Scanlon 3.34
5. "There's a Ghost in My House" (1987 single) Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, R. Dean Taylor 2.36
6. "Hit the North" (1987 single) Rogers, Smith, B. Smith 3.59
7. "Victoria" (1988 single) Ray Davies 2.43
8. "Telephone Thing" (1990 single) Smith, Matt Black, Jonathan More 4.10
9. "High Tension Line" (1990 single) Smith, Scanlon, S. Hanley 3.45
10. "Free Range" (1992 single) Smith, Simon Wolstencroft 4.18
11. "Why Are People Grudgeful?" (1993 single) Lee Perry, Joel Gibson 4.27
12. "Behind the Counter" (1993 single) Burns, Smith 3.09
13. "M5" (from Middle Class Revolt) Dave Bush, Wolstencroft, Smith 3.31
14. "Feeling Numb" (from Cerebral Caustic) Smith, B. Smith 2.44
15. "The Chiselers" (1996 single) Smith, Wolstencroft, Burns, S. Hanley, Julia Nagle 3.13
16. "Powder Keg" (from The Light User Syndrome) Smith, Burns 3.16
17. "Masquerade" (1998 single) Smith, Nagle 3.50
18. "Touch Sensitive" (1999 single) Smith, Nagle 3.15
19. "Crop-Dust" (from Are You Are Missing Winner) Spencer Birtwhistle, Smith 5.30
20. "Susan vs Youthclub" (from "The Fall vs 2003" single) Dave Milner, Smith 3.36
21. "Green Eyed Loco-Man" (from The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click)) Smith, Jim Watts 3.46


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