Fanning’s Fab 50 (2010)

Well folks it that time of the year again. Dave is at this minute running down the 30th edition of his annual listeners poll. Lets hope lots of imagination and new irish music will be in evidence.. For those of you unable to tune in here’s a live blog of the results as they come in. The show is available online here just hit the ‘Listen Back’ link. For those of you visiting this site for the first time here’s what the Fab 50 looked like way back in 1986 before the internet changed everything. The 2008 and 2009 editions can be found here.

50 Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man (2010)
49 Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored (1989)
48 Elbow – Grounds For Divorce (2008)
47 Pogues – Fairytale Of New York (1987)
46 Foo Fighters – Everlong (1997)
45 Beatles – Come Together (1969)
44 New Order – Blue Monday (1982)
43 The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio (2010)
42 The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony (1997)
41 Joy Division – Atmosphere (1980)
40 Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fadeout) (1995)
39 Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (2010)
38 Snow Patrol – Run (2004)
37 U2 – Magnificent (2009)
36 Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone (1965)
35 Thin Lizzy – Dancing In The Moonlight (1973)
34 Florence & The Machine – Cosmic Love (2009)
33 AC-DC – Thunderstruck (1990)
32 Radiohead – Paranoid Android (1997)
31 Guns N’ Roses – November Rain (1992)
30 Johnny Cash – Hurt (2002)
29 Arcade Fire – Intervention (2007)
28 Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (1975)
27 Kings Of Leon – The Bucket (2004)
26 The Pixies – Where Is My Mind (1988)
25 Arcade Fire – Wake Up (2004)
24 Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road (1975)
23 The Pixies – Debaser (1987)
22 Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb (1979)
21 The Beatles – A Day In The Life (1967)
20 The Killers – Mr Brightside (2003)
19 Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (1994)
18 Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars (2006)
17 Pearl Jam – Black (1991)
16 The Smiths – How Soon Is Now (1984)
15 Villagers – Becoming A Jackal (2010)
14 U2 – With Or Without You (1987)
13 Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (1986)
12 Elbow – One Day Like This (2008)
11 Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
10 Radiohead – Creep (1992)
9 Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 (1996)
8 Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven (1971)
7 Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart (1979)
6 Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection (1989)
5 Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter (1969)
4 U2 – Bad (Live) (1985)
3 Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire (2008)
2 Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)
1 U2 – One (1991)

5 Responses to “Fanning’s Fab 50 (2010)”

  1. Why, why, why is it U2 – One at number one again?!
    Get over it – there were so many better songs this year alone. Sigh…

  2. No Depeche Mode???

  3. Fanning Sessions Says:

    So 4 entries from 2010, congratulations to Two Door Cinema Club and Villagers, both deserved entries but otherwise in the words of Sir Bob ‘Is That It’?

  4. need some help – used to have 2004/5 dave fanning fab 50. used to be a song on it, kind of cringy and moany sounded like the cat power song on it but its not that. Not too sure but no it has a kind of 80s croany woman feel – any ideas. Please Please its been driving me made for ages!

  5. Utter muck. Dave lost his Indie/Alternative edge a long long time ago. He criticises MTV, but in reality his own faux-“cutting edge” tastes are hardly any better. At least you know where you stand with MTV.

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