194 Festive Fifty 2009 (part 1)

It’s that wonderful time of year again when we look back at our favourite fifty songs of the last twelve months. The votes were collected from contributors and listeners then mixed with our special secret recipe of eleven on the volume dial to produce three episodes of sheer joy and utter excitement! This is the first one!

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50 Iggy Pop – King of the dogs

Brendan from Muruch

49 Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – White Corolla

Jeremy from That Music List

48 Florence + the Machine – Kiss with a fist

FiL from Pogoagogo

47 The Horrors – Sea within a sea

Steve from Johnny Domino

46 Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden – Bonkers

Kevin from Let Me Educate You

45 Aidan Moffat & the Best Ofs – Big Blonde

JC aka The Vinyl Villian

44 Phoenix – Lisztomania

Matt from dysonsound

43 David Gedge & the BBC Big Band – My favourite dress (live at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 29 April 2009)

Stuart from The Accies Blog

42 The Antlers – Two

Lee from Knox Road

41 Richard Hawley – As the dawn breaks

Greer from A Sweet Unrest

40 Kurt Vonnegut & Dave Soldier – Nice very nice

Victoria from Muruch

39 A.A. Bondy – When the devil’s loose

John from The Mad Mackerel

38 Jarvis Cocker – Leftovers

Chris from Phosphorous.net

37 Franz Ferdinand – No you girls

Linda from Speed of Dark

36 Meursault – Nothing Broke

Sandy from Slowcoustic

35 PJ Harvey & John Parish – Black hearted love

Jeremy from Fingertips

34 Madness – We are London

Adam from Pretending life is like a song

Thanks to all of you who voted and introduced tracks.

Don’t forget to come back next week for the second part.

Picture from this fantastic photostream.

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Thank you Tim for giving me and us all the opportunity. It was a good time.

One thing it made me realize…
American accents are BORING!
You guys sound so much more interesting with your English, Irish, and whatever other accents.

We are severely lacking here across the pond.

Well, turn on your Bahhhstahn accent!! (I don’t have one, though I live in the vicinity. I was raised by Hoosiers, so I have almost no accent.) Welcome to the fold, Newbies! 😉 I am loving the countdown so far!

OMG FiL! hehehehe That was funny. You are nuts and I love it.
As always so much fun to see the selections and listen to the intros. Can’t wait to see the rest! 🙂

As always, thanks for all the work you do on this podcast, Tim!

Great list – there’s obviously a load of stuff I missed this year, but you can’t listen to everything I guess!

Well done everybody – looking forward to part 2!

Off to a great start! Great intros everyone. Definitely made me appreciate the songs more.

Has anyone spotted JC in the photo that I chose for this episode? 😉

The tartan clad santa? 🙂

i just finished listening and i am blown away by all the great music i managed to miss this year, and this is only part one!

i especially liked the pj harvey song, madness and casiotone for the painfully alone.

i loved adam’s intro and also the image of linda and her grandson singing along at the tops of their lungs. also, greer, your intro was perfect for that song. i also loved what victoria said–mostly because i thought it a split second before she said it, about the contrast podcast being that unseen force that brings us all together.

can’t wait for part two!

I too just finished listening in full tonight….and similarly to Marcy I was thinking out loud that Victoria was describing a certain group of people just before she said it…..

Great bunch of songs. Tremendous bunch of intros. I’m so proud to be part of this.

I’ll never be able to listen to Florence & The Machine again without thinking of Fil’s intro…and that’s unfortunate as its an album I love!

Greer. Your words were gorgeous, poignant and perfect for the song.

Chris. I wish I could be as professional sounding as you manage to do every week. Fantastic description of the album and indeed song you introduced in the countdown.

Oh and I cant get over the wonderful fact that people from way across the ocean have fallen so deeply in love with Meursault. Thanks for that intro Sandy.

PS : American accents are not boring (IMHO).

PPS : That’s not me!! Its an imposter. I would NEVER wear that particular tartan.

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