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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?

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Fanning’s Fab 50 (1984)

Posted in Music with tags on December 26, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

Dave G Kelly recently dug out a tracklisting for the 1984 edition of Fanning’s Fab 50 which he had been sent at the time by a thoughtful person at RTE Radio 2. Whilst listening to the 2016 edition we got to creating a playlist for the 50 or rather 49 tracks – apparently Bob Dylan’s record company doesn’t like YouTube. A very Happy Christmas to all our readers and all the best for 2017.

 

Fanning’s Fab 50 (2016)

Posted in Fab50, Music with tags on December 22, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

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It’s a Christmas tradition and who are we to argue. It was missed last year but in 2016 Dave Fanning’s Fab 50 is back with a vengeance and a new spin to keep us all on our toes (songs from 2000 on only). The votes have been counted and Dave will run down the millenium Fab 50 on RTÉ 2fm Friday 23rd 10pm – midnight and Saturday 24th December from 8-11pm.

In case you haven’t already, now might be a good time to check out the excellent Blackpool Sentinel essay on the Fab 50 which sheds some light on Dave Fanning and Ian Wilson’s contribution to the Irish music scene over the last 40 years.

We are looking forward to a radio documentary ‘The Studio 8 Sessions’ which is due to air on RTÉ 2FM Thursday December 29th at 6pm and will feature contributions from Gavin Friday, Christy Dignam, Liam Ó Maonlaí and Fiachna Ó Braonáin.

50. Kasabian ‘Fire’
49. Fionn Regan ‘Be Good Or Be Gone’
48. The Black Keys ‘Everlasting Light’
47. Villagers ‘Courage’
46. London Grammar ‘Strong’
45. U2 ‘Ordinary Love’
44. Ash ‘Shining Light’
43. Alt J ‘Hunger Of The Pine’
42. Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Scar Tissue’
41. Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘By The Way’
40. Mic Christopher ‘Heyday’
39. Arctic Monkeys ‘Fake Tales Of San Francisco’
38. Radiohead ‘Pyramid Song’
37. Radiohead ‘Idioteque’
36. Bon Iver ‘Holocene’
35. Flaming Lips ‘Do You Realise’
34. Eminem ‘Lose Yourself’
33. Kodaline ‘High Hopes’
32. Snow Patrol ‘Chasing Cars’
31. David Bowie ‘Where Are We Now?’
30. Kings Of Leon ‘The Bucket’
29. Adele ‘Someone Like You’
28. Outcast ‘Hey Ya’
27. MGMT ‘Time To Pretend’
26. Johnny Cash ‘Hurt’
25. Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams ‘Get Lucky’
24. Radiohead ‘Everything In It’s Right Place’
23. The Killers ‘Human’
22. The National ‘Fake Empire’
21. Bellx1 ‘The Great Defector’
20. Hozier ‘Take Me To Church’
19. Sigur Ros ‘Hoppípolla’
18. U2 ‘Every Breaking Wave’
17. Arctic Monkeys ‘Do I Wanna Know’
16. U2 ‘Beautiful Day’
15. Queens Of The Stone Age ‘No-one Knows’
14. David Bowie ‘Lazarus’
13. The National ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’
12. Beyonce ‘Crazy In Love’
11. Coldplay ‘Fix You’
10. The Arcade Fire ‘Rebellion (Lies)’
09. Elbow ‘One Day Like This’
08. The Strokes ‘Last Night’
07. LCD Soundsystem ‘All My Friends
06. Amy Winehouse ‘Rehab’
05. Arctic Monkeys ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’
04. Kings Of Leon ‘Sex On Fire’
03. White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army’
02. The Killers ‘Mr Brightside’
01. The Arcade Fire ‘Wake Up’

For those counting that’s 11 Irish entries 3 of those from U2 and one song from 2016.

Fanning’s Fab50 (2014)

Posted in Music with tags on December 23, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

Every year I swear it’s the last but who am I to spoil Christmas. Part 1 was broadcast from 10pm – 1am on Monday 22nd December 2014, the second and final part will be tomorrow Tuesday at 10pm. Lets see if any act featured here makes the cut this year..

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50 Bell X1 – The Great Defector
49 Alt-J – Matilda
48 The White Stripes – The Hardest Button To Button
47 U2 – beautiful day (2001)
46 my bloody vantine – sometimes (1991)
45 lana del ray – video games (2011)
44 the doors – riders on the storm
43 manic street preachers – motorcycle emptiness
42 arcade fire – reflector
41 massive attack – unfinished symphony
40 elbow – one day like this
39 led zeppelin – stairway to heaven
38 little green cars – harper lee
37 massive attack – teardrop
36 hozier – from eden
35 pink floyd – comfortably numb
34 metallica – nothing else matters
33 the national – afraid of everyone
32 future islands – seasons
31 the national – fake empire
30 the beatles – a day in the life
29 bruce – born to run
28 undertones – teenage kicks
27 bob dylan – like a rolling stone
26 rolling stones – sympathy for the devil
25 daft punk – get lucky
24 bon iver – calgary
23 johnny cash – hurt
22 rolling stones – gimme shelter
21 stones roses – i am the resurrection
20 smiths how soon is now
19 pharrell williams – happy
18 david bowie – heroes
17 pogues – rainy night in soho
16 smashing pumpkins – 1979
15 the national – demons
14 u2 – with or without you
13 manic street preachers – a design for life
12 pink floyd – wish you were here
11 white stripes – seven nation army
10 nirvana – teen spirit
9 u2 – bad (live)
8 radiohead – creep
7 radiohead – paranoid android
6 joy division – love will tear us apart
5 jeff buckley – hallelujah
4 u2 – the miracle of joey ramone
3 hozier – take me to church
2 u2 – one
1 arcade fire – wake up

Fanning’s Fab 50 (1990)

Posted in Music with tags on December 18, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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Here is a listing of the 1990 Fanning’s Fab 50. The 2014 edition will be broadcast next Monday 22nd December and Tuesday 23th from 10pm-1am. Let’s hope there are a few new entries..

50. The Doors – Riders on the storm
49. My Bloody Valentine – Soon
48. Elvis Costello – Alison
47. Fatima Mansions – Blues for Ceauseau
46. U2 – Hawkmoon 269
45. The Fat Lady Sings – Arclight
44. Jesus and Mary Chain – Some candy talking
43. A House – Call me Blue
42. Golden Horde – 100 boys
41. U2 – The sweetest thing
40. World Party – Message in the box
39. Morrissey – Everyday is like Sunday
38. The Pixies – Here comes your man
37. The Cure – Just like heaven
36. The Hothouse Flowers – Hard Rain
35. Them – Gloria
34. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The ship song
33. Sinead O’Connor – Troy
32. The Hothouse Flowers – I can see clearly now
31. The Charlatans – The only one I know
30. Something Happens – What now
29. John Lennon – Imagine
28. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
27. R.E.M. – Orange Crush
26. The Stunning – Brewing up a storm
25. The Pixies – Monkey’s gone to heaven
24. The Wonder Stuff – Don’t let me down gently
23. U2 – Night and day
22. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to heaven
21. Happy Mondays – Kinky Afro
20. The Cure – A forest
19. The House of Love – Shine on
18. Dead Milkmen – Punk rock girl
17. The La’s – There she goes
16. The Smiths – What difference does it make?
15. U2 – Pride
14. That Petrol Emotion – Sensitize
13. An Emotional Fish – Celebrate
12. Power of Dreams – 100 ways to kill a love
11. The Stone Roses – Fool’s Gold
10. R.E.M. – World leader pretend
9. The Stone Roses – I am the resurrection
8. U2 – God part II
7. The Waterboys – The whole of the moon
6. The Pixies – Debaser
5. Joy Division – Love will tear us apart
4. Something Happens – Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello
3. Happy Mondays – Step on
2. Something Happens – Parachute
1. U2 – Bad

Fanning’s Fab 50 (2013)

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music, radio with tags on December 24, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

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50 black keys – gold on the ceiling (2011)
49 o emperor – contact (2013)
48 beth orton – call me the breeze (2012)
47 little green cars – harper lee (2013)
46 pixies – debaser (1989)
45 villagers – becoming a jackal (2010)
44 killers – smile like you mean it (2004)
43 the national – afraid of everyone (2010)
42 the frames – revelate (1995)
41 pearl jam – black (1991)
40 u2 – beautiful day (2000)
39 massive attack – unfinished symphony (1991)
38 artic monkeys – do i wanna know (2013)
37 lcd soundsystem – all my friends (2007)
36 hozier – take me to church (2013)
35 arcade fire – reflektor (2013)
34 led zeppelin – stairway to heaven (1971)
33 new order – blue monday (1983)
32 midlake – roscoe (2006)
31 pink floyd – comfortably numb (1979)
30 the national – demons (2013)
29 bruce springsteen – thunder road (1975)
28 depeche mode – personal jesus (1990)
27 rolling stones – sympathy for the devil (1968)
26 lou reed – walk on the wild side (1972)
25 hot chip – boy from school (2006)
24 my bloody valentine – sometimes (1991)
23 david bowie – life on mars? (1971)
22 stone roses – i am the resurrection (1989)
21 smashing pumpkins – 1979 (1995)
20 bruce springsteen – born to run (1975)
19 arcade fire – wake up (2004)
18 the white stripes – seven nation army (2003)
17 nirvana – smells like teen spirit (1991)
16 rolling stones – gimme shelter (1969)
15 radiohead – paranoid android (1997)
14 the smiths – how soon is now (1984)
13 smashing pumpkins – bullet with butterfly wings (1995)
12 pink floyd – wish you were here (1975)
11 u2 – with or without you (1987)
10 the beatles – a day in the life (1967)
9 the smiths – there is a light that never goes out (1986)
8 elbow – one day like this (2008)
7 the national – fake empire (2007)
6 jeff buckley – hallelujah (1994)
5 daft punk – get lucky (2013)
4 joy division – love will tear us apart (1990)
3 u2 – one (1997)
2 u2 – bad (live) (1985)
1 radiohead – creep (1993)

Fanning’s Fab 50 (1989)

Posted in Fanning, radio with tags on November 29, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

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It’s that time of the year folks – voting is now open for Fanning’s Fab 50. I do wish Dave would restrict voting to music released in the last 12 months, next best thing would be for bands to put the word out to their fanbase that they cast a vote for a particular track, isn’t it time that the Fab50 got some social media pimping?

Today we have two sections of the 1989 Fab 50 for your listening pleasure. Part one alone is worth checking out for Golden Horde frontman Simon Carmody’s guest appearance fresh from a Van Morrison gig to give an impromptu review!

If anyone has any further Fab 50 contibutions either recordings or listings please get in touch..

50 Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
49 The Primitives – Sick Of It
[ Simon Carmody reviews Van Morrison ]
48 Morrissey – Ouija Board
47 The Clash – Lost In The Supermarket
46 The Cult – Fire Woman
45 Bob Dylan – Desolation Row
44 Sugarcubes – Birthday
43 Sex Pistols – My Way
42 R.E.M. – Finest Worksong
41 Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower

Fab 50 (1989) Part 1

11 Waterboys – ?
10 New Order – Blue Monday
09 The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make
08 An Emotional Fish – Gray Matter
07 The Fat Lady Sings – Arclight
06 Something Happens – Forget Georgia
05 R.E.M. – World Leader Pretend
04 U2 – Dancing Barefoot
03 The Cure – A Forest
02 Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
01 U2 – Bad (Live)

Fab 50 (1989) Part 2