- You need Spotify
- The playlists here collate the Festive 50’s from 1976 to 2014.
- The playlists are counted down from 50 to number one
- The playlists can be found on the left side menu called # FESTIVE 50 PLAYLISTS
- They do not include all the tracks for each year as not all are on Spotify
- Tracks are those available to the UK. Due to licensing issues they may not be available in your country
- Again due to licensing issues tracks are added and removed and I do my best to keep them updated.
- Please feel free to leave comments about deletions and additions.
The Festive Fifty 2014 number one was a tribute by The Cuban Boys on the 10th anniversary of John Peels death. The Nation Needs You is a mash up of excerpts/samples of Peelie speaking (ranting?) over the trademark beats I have come to associate with The Cuban Boys with Status Quo thrown in. It’s not on Spotify but it’s a free download here!
As for the rest of the Festive Fifty 37 of the 50 tracks are on Spotify. The full results can be found here but enjoy the playlist. It counts down from 50 to 1 (or 2 in this case) as usual.
It’s that time of year again where you can cast your vote towards 2014’s Festive Fifty. Dandelion Radio state:
“Vote for your three favourite tracks from the past year, in order of preference. In theory they could be anything, but tracks played on Dandelion Radio (including session tracks and live recordings) or on BBC Radio 1’s special interest shows are what you should have in mind.”
Vote here. CD’s are up for grabs too………
The revitalised Wolfhounds had two entries in the 2013 Festive Fifty and both were on Oddbox Records which in turn also had the highest number of entries for a record label in the chart. Divide & Fall was the 2nd of three 7″ singles they released with Oddbox with the latest one released too late for the voting – I am sure we will see that one in this years Festive Fifty.
Buy it from here.
My Ram is Sick is taken from the Chronic Svelte single which is available as a free download from here.
There are only 32 of 2013’s Festive 50 available on Spotify and the number one is missing!
That was Two Bridges by The Wedding Present and it’s hardly surprising that it’s not on Spotify as it was only available on 7″ vinyl (with the ol’ download code!) at gigs during the bands’s Hit Parade 21st Anniversary Tour.
Here is the full run down of the 2013 Festive 50.
And here is the playlist (32/50). i will try and source the missing tracks over the next couple of weeks. But highlights here include the likes of Mogwai, The Fall, Colour Me Wednesday, Joanna Gruesome, The Spook School and Public Service Broadcasting.
Oasis are now on Spotify. Their début album Definitely Maybe (1994) was a breath of fresh air at the time but they soon became a parody act. They never made the Festive 50 but one of their songs did. Wonderwall was covered by Cat Power in a session for Peel and it made number 33 in the 2000 Festive 50.