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Fanning’s Fab Fifty on Mixcloud

Posted in Music with tags , , on December 22, 2020 by Fanning Sessions

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Towards the end of every year the Fanning’s Fab 50 posts see a significant increase in traffic so it’s fair to say it was part and parcel of Christmas for many. For each of us there’s probably one year that is remembered particularly fondly and is now gathering dust in the attic in the form of a cassette tape or two. For yours truly that year was 1986. Over the lifetime of the site we’ve added to our collection of listings thanks to the efforts of like minded individuals. Last year Tadhg took it upon himself to create Spotify playlists for many of them and they have proved very popular. We have just posted three quarters of Dave’s 2011 radio broadcast to mixcloud where it joins the 2013 edition which is there in all of it’s 4 hour 23 minute glory. 2020 has been tough for many of you so we’d like to wish you a well deserved Happy Christmas. Here’s hoping 2021 will see a return to something resembling normal service..





Fanning’s Fab 50 (1997)

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 12, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

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Prolific YouTube archivist KillianM2 is sifting literally through a shed load of VHS tapes with a pile of RTE Guides to keep him company. This being January another Fanning’s Fab 50 has come across his desk and he was kind enough to share. Spotify playlist.

Fab 50 vs Festive 50 – 2017 Readers Poll?

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music, Peel with tags , , on November 28, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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It’s that time of the year again, where we moan about how Fanning’s Fab 50 isn’t what it used to be. John Peel had the right idea with the Festive 50 – choose 3 favourite tracks released in the past year. We’d love to hear Dave play a show of his favourite tracks of the year. Anyway if the readers of a certain blog were to email, tweet or facebook their top 3 we could come up with our own Festive 50 to be published round about when Dave breaks out the eggnog. Anyone up for it?

Fanning’s Fab 50 (2010)

Posted in Fab50, Fanning with tags on December 20, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

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)