Fannings Fab 50

Up this year on Sunday night from 7pm to midnight.

Here is last year’s list:

1 - One

2 - Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin

3 - Smells Like Teen Sprit

4 - With Or Without You

5 - Bad

6 - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd

7 - Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol

8 - I am the Resurrection
Stone Roses

9 - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Joy Division

10 - Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen

11 - Hallelujah
Jeff Buckley

12 - Bohenian Rhapsody

13 - Hurt
Johnny Cash

14 - Intervention
Arcade Fire

15 - Creep

16 - Run
Snow Patrol

17 - Like a Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan

18 - Where the Streets have No Name

19 - Fans
Kings of Leon

20 - There is a Light That Never Goes Out
The Smiths

21 - Imagine
John Lennon

22 - Black
Pearl Jam

23 - 1979
Smashing Pumpkins

24 - Fake Plastic Trees

25 - Nothing Else Matters

26 - Wonderwall

27 - Thunder Road
Bruce Springsteen

28 - Wake Up
Arcade Fire

29 - Paranoid Android

30 - A Day in the Life
The Beatles

31 - Sweet Child of Mine
Guns N Roses

32 - Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones

33 - Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd

34 - Knights of Cydonia

35 - Mr Brightside
The Killers

36 - Live Forever

37 - How Soon Is Now
The Smiths

38 - Teenage Kicks
The Undertones

39 - November Rain
Guns N Roses

40 - On Call
Kings of Leon

41 - Street Spirit

42 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

43 - I Wanna Be Adored
The Stone Roses

44 - Debaser

45 - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
Arctic Monkeys

46 - Rosko

47 - Don’t Stop Believing

48 - Into My Arms
Nick Cave

49 - Rebellion Lies
Arcade Fire

50 - Dearg Doom

I wouldn’t put “One” in my top 25 favourite U2 songs. Stairway to Heaven is shite.

On Call - KOL. Fook that.

Oasis - fook that.

Ah come on now Farmer.

I’d say you have all the songs listed there farmer in your collection?

I’ve got 49 of them.

Without a shadow of a doubt the most overrated band in the history of music.

To think that there were so many more quality English bands out there at the time that didn’t get a look in because the English press blew their loads of this utterly ordinary group is the real tragedy.

No - not all of them Pike. None of the U2 or Snow Patrol ones for a start.

What other quality bands? Shed 7?

The Auteurs to name one.

New Fads to name another.

The NME didn’t like them so they got nowhere and disappeared.

Never heard of them therefore they’re useless*

[SIZE=1]*I’ve actually heard of The Auteurs but wouldnt know anything by them[/SIZE]

Because they’re shit?
I’ve only about 20 of them. The list reminded me actually I must get a bit of Horslips.

[quote=“Pikeman”]Because they’re shit?
I’ve only about 20 of them. The list reminded me actually I must get a bit of Horslips.[/quote]

Ah U2 could never be described as being shit*.

With or Without You and Sunday Bloody Sunday are excellent songs.

Just never had a desire to buy any of their albums.

Snow Patrol most definitely are shit though.

  • Strictly relates to time period pre Beautiful Day

Journey “don’t stop believing” made it. Class

The Killers are on the list. I got the new album. It is shit! Don’t get it

No they’re fucking not

I’m not one for sweeping statements but Oasis are in my opinion the greatest band of all time. If they had broken up in the immediate aftermath of Knebworth and never put out another record or if one of the Gallaghers had died of a drugs overdose or something they would undoubtedly have been hailed as such. In the long run keeping going as a band was the worst career move they could have made as they are now easy targets for every know-nothing music hack who felt left out of the party back in 1995/96. Saying Oasis are shite is probably the most lazy, cliched and boring thing a music journo can say. Obviously they aren’t as good now - it would be impossible to keep up the standard of the first few years. But I challenge anyone to name a band with a better back catalogue.

Killers are class. Big fan of them and they’re from the best place on Earth.

How do U2 have 3 songs in the top 5, what was Fanning up to. I hate those cunts with a passion.

Snow Patrol aren’t shit they are just average. Like most bands around nowadays.

the same 40 odd tunes every year with a few current ones thrown in to freshen it up.