John Peel’s Festive Fifty

John PeelIt’s that old story, you go away for a week and what happens? Fuck all. Well, not exactly. John Peel’s Festive Fifty (a collection of the years top tracks voted for by listeners) was aired on the 24th and 25th December and after forty two tracks containing the likes of Cat Power, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and even The Darkness, number eight in the Festive Fifty chart was taken by The Crimea’s Baby Boom. Well god damn. But what less would you expect from the band’s biggest (read oldest) fan… Click here or on [More] to read the full chart and see who took the top spot, and for now you can click here to listen to the show containing the band’s entry (skip to 01:20 to hear it).

John Peel’s Festive Fifty 2003

It’s a tradition like no other. The Wingdingers have added up each and every vote and the Festive Fifty 2003 was revealed by John Peel on Christmas Eve and Day.

Listen again to Part 1
Listen again to Part 2

Here’s the full run-down.

1. Cinerama – ‘Don’t Touch That Dial’
2. The Fall – ‘Theme From Sparta FC’
3. Mogwai – ‘Hunted By A Freak’
4. Undertones – ‘Thrill Me’
5. Bearsuit – ‘Itsuko Got Married’
6. Mogwai – ‘Ratts Of The Capital’
7. Half Man Half Biscuit – ‘Tending The Wrong Grave For 23 Years’
8. The Crimea – ‘Baby Boom’
9. CLSM – ‘John Peel Is Not Enough’
10. White Stripes – ’7 Nation Army’
11. Belle & Sebastian – ‘Step Into My Office, Baby’
12. Melt Banana – ‘Shield You’re Eyes’
13. Nina Nastasia – ‘You, Her & Me’
14. Ballboy – ‘The Sash My Father Wore’
15. Vive La Fete – ‘Noir Desir’
16. Sluts Of Trust – ‘Piece O’ You’
17. White Stripes – ‘Black Math’
18. Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – ‘Maps’
19. Broken Family Band – ‘At The Back Of The Chapel’
20. The Darkness Vs S.F.B – ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’
21. Million Dead – ‘I Am The Party’
22. Undertones – ‘Oh Please’
23. Ballboy – ‘I Gave Up My Eyes’
24. Party Of One – ‘Shotgun Funeral’
25. Futureheads – ‘First Day’
26. The Fall – ‘Green Eyed Loco Man’
27. The French – ‘Porn Shoes’
28. Half Man Half Biscuit – ‘It Makes The Room Look Bigger’
29. Architecture In Helsinki – ‘The Owls Go’
30. Camera Obscura – ‘Suspended From Class’
31. Amsterdam – ‘Does This Train Stop On Merseyside’
32. Maher Shalal Hash Baz – ‘Open Field’
33. Neulander – ‘Sex, God, Money’
34. Black Keys – ‘Have Love Will Travel’
35. Mass – ‘Live A Little’
36. The French – ‘Gabriel In The Airport’
37. Radiohead – ‘There, There’
38. Ballboy – ‘Born In The USA’
39. Cat Power – ‘Werewolf’
40. Broadcast – ‘Pendulum’
41. Keys – ‘Strength Of Strings’
42. Golden Virgins
43. Belle & Sebastian – ‘Stay Loose’
44. Hyper Kinako – ‘Tokyo Invention Registration Office’
45. Grandmaster Gareth – ‘The Minute Melodys (Any Of)’
46. Super Furry Animals – ‘Slow Life’
47. Camera Obscura – ‘Keep It Clean’
48. Blizzard Boys – ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ This’
49. Freddy Fresh – ‘You Can See The Paint’
50. The Vaults – ‘I’m Going’

From John Peel’s Radio 1 Festive Fifty 2003, found here.

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