Muse fans have selected their favorite single of all time by the band in a new poll conducted at Gigwise.com. The choice of the thousands of fans who voted was “Knights Of Cydonia,” off the band’s 2006 album Black Holes And Revelations. Second place was a tie between “Hysteria” from 2004’s Absolution and “Plug In Baby” from 2001’s Origin Of Symmetry. Fourth place went to “Time Is Running Out,” also from Absolution, while “New Born,” the opening track from Origin Of Symmetry, took the fifth spot.
- Frontman Matt Bellamy‘s fascination with space inspired “Knights Of Cydonia,” as he told us at the time:
- [“Cydonia’s this region on Mars where there’s apparently evidence of buildings and stuff and, like, evidence that apparently there might have been a civilization there. And I suppose the knights of Cydonia are some kind of fantasy that maybe millions and millions and millions of years ago, there was some, you know, some knights fighting for survival on some region of Mars, you know, before a big comet came by and wiped them all out.”]
- Muse fans also voted on their least favorite songs by the trio, with 2010’s “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” topping that dubious list. The song appeared on the soundtrack of the movie The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
- Also rated as duds by the fans were very early tracks “Cave” and “Uno.” Surprisingly, the huge single “Madness” and the tune “Follow Me,” both off 2012’s The 2nd Law, rounded out the bottom five.
- Muse, who are currently in the early stages of work on their seventh album, will be one of the headlining acts at the 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, scheduled to take place from April 11th to the 13th and April 18th to the 20th at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.