Which song is your favourite?

1) Wrote For Luck
2) How Soon Is Now?
3) The Only One I Know
4) F.E.A.R.
5) Dirty Old Town

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19/10/2012 15:10, Report by Nick Coppack
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You're the DJ: Part four

Football and music.

Manchester is synonymous with both, and rightly so. The output in both creative fields has consistently been world-class and as part of our Made Of Manchester campaign on we're giving fans the chance to help select the pre-match playlist for Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford on Saturday 3 November.

We've selected 20 songs with Manchester connections and grouped them into four groups of five. Each group contains two songs from the 1980s, one from the 1990s, one from 2000 onwards and one from a non-Mancunian band with Manchester connections.

Between Tuesday and Friday we've presented one group a day and given you the chance to vote for your favourite tune. At the end of the week we'll collate all the votes and reveal the final pre-match playlist. Here's the fourth and final part...

Happy Mondays – Wrote For Luck (1989)
A blissed-out tune that calls to mind imagery of the sun slowly rising after a big night on the town, Happy Mondays (many of them Reds) were central to the soundtrack that epitomised the Madchester movement. A joyous trip.

The Smiths – How Soon Is Now? (1985)
Johnny Marr's tremolo guitar pervades one of the most recognisable intros in rock, while Manchester's chief miserablist, Morrissey, wraps the song in lyrical melancholy ("I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does").

The Charlatans – The Only One I Know (1990)
Tim Burgess and co.'s second single proved to be their most successful. This tune, with lyrics lifted from The Byrds' 1967 song Everybody's Been Burned, is unmistakably Mancunian, setting jangly guitars alongside a danceable beat. A timeless classic.

Ian Brown – F.E.A.R. (2001)
The inspiration behind the Stretford End banner (For Everymanc A Religion), this song's acrostic-style lyrics (each line in the verse features four

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