10 Mar 2013

The Playlist: BBC 6 Music's Greatest Hits - The Top 100

BBC Radio 6 Music is the most listened to BBC digital radio station which broadcasts songs that are not necessarily the most mainstream songs, as well as a lot of fringe music (e.g. dance, jazz, soul, Jamaican music).  At the beginning of 2013, they asked their fans to vote for the greatest songs the station has released since their inception on March 11th 2002. Below is the Top 100 songs they compiled from all the votes - and warning to all, it is a Eurocentric (like you didn't know that).

Check out the link for the YouTube Playlist

100. "Calling & Not Calling My Ex" by Okkervill River
99. "Brains" by Lower Dens
98. "The Ride" by Joan As Policewoman
97. "Milkshake" by Kelis
96. "1,2,3,4" by Feist
95. "Paris" by Friendly Fires
94. "Five Years Time" by Noah & The Whale
93. "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn & John
92. "Fix Up Look Sharp" by Dizzee Rascal
91. "Heartbreaker" by Metronomy
90. "From The Floorboards Up" by Paul Weller
89. "Robot Rock" by Daft Punk
88. "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West
87. "Tightrope" by Janelle Monae
86. "Country Girl" by Primal Scream
85. "1901" by Phoenix
84. "Golden Skans" by Klaxons
83. "We Are Your Friends" by Justice vs. Simian
82. "Galvanize" by The Chemical Brothers
81. "Welcome To Jamrock" by Damian Marley
80. "The Greatest" by Cat Power
79. "Strict Machine" by Goldfrapp
78. "Lightning Bolt" by Jake Bugg
77. "Two Months Off" by Underworld
76. "Standing In The Way Of Control" by Gossip
75. "House Of Jealous Lovers" by The Rapture
74. "Phantom Limb" by The Shins
73. "Walking On A Dream" by Empire Of The Sun
72. "Ch-Check It Out" by Beastie Boys
71. "Golden Retriever" by Super Furry Animals
70. "Molly's Chambers" by Kings Of Leon
69. "A-Punk" by Vampire Weekend
67. = "Two Weeks" by Grizzly Bear
67. = "Laura" by Bats For Lashes
66. "That Man Will Not Hang" by Mclusky
65. "Sophia" by Laura Marling
64. "Your Love Alone Is Not Enought" by Manic Street Preachers
63. "Weak Becomes Heroes" by The Streets
62. "The Seed (2.0)" by The Roots
61. "My Girls" by Animal Collective
60. "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service
59. "Over & Over" by Hot Chip
58. "The Words That Maketh Murder" by PJ Harvey
57. "First Day Of My Life" by Bright Eyes
56. "Paper Planes" by MIA
55. "Juicebox" by The Strokes
54. "Oh My God" by Kaiser Chiefs
53. "Dare" by Gorillaz
52. "Hounds Of Love" by The Futureheads
51. "Islands" by The XX
50. "Men's Needs" by The Cribs
49. "Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
48. "Obstacle 1" by Interpol
47. "Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys
46. "Mykonos" by Fleet Foxes
45. "Tessellate" by Alt J
44. "Fire" by Kasabian
43. "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens
42. "Spanish Sahara" by Foals
41. "There She Goes My Beautiful World" by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
40. "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People
39. "Time To Pretend" by MGMT
38. "The Cave" by Mumford & Sons
37. "The Importance Of Being Idle" by Oasis
36. "Hold On" by Alabama Shakes
35. "In For The Kill" by La Roux
34. "Hey Ya" by Outkast
33. "Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand
32. "Love You Better" by The Maccabees
31. "Banquet" by Bloc Party
30. "Out Of Time" by Blur
29. "All My Life" by Foo Fighters
28. "Hometown Glory" by Adele
27. "There Goes The Fear" by Doves
26. "Kiss With A Fist" by Florence + The Machine
25. "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
24. "Video Games" by Lana Del Ray
23. "The Rat" by The Walkmen
22. "Time For Heroes" by The Libertines
21. "Tonight The Streets Are Ours" by Richard Hawley
20. "Skinny Love" by Bon Iver
19. "Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
18. "Irish Blood, English Heart" by Morrissey
17. "Hoppipola" by Sigue Ros
16. "No One Knows" by Queens Of The Stone Age
15. "Roscoe" by Midlake
14. "Midnight City" by M83
13. "All My Friends" by LCD Soundsystem
12. "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire
11. "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse
10. "There There" by Radiohead
9. "Remember Me" by British Sea Power
8. "Hurt" by Johnny Cash
7. "Do You Realize??" by The Flaming Lips
6. "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes
5. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers
4. "Bloodbuzz Ohio" by The National
3. "One Day Like This" by Elbow
2. "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" by Arctic Monkeys
1. "Clocks" by Coldplay

I am not surprised at all that "Clocks" and "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" are numbers one and two, respectively. On the other hand, I am very surprised that bands like FRANZ FERDINAND, PHOENIX, MUMFORD & SONS, and even ADELE (at 28) scored so low! Even one of my favourite bands INTERPOL scored a measly 48 on this list, although this confusion in me may be attributed to my ignorance of British music lovers.

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