The Christmas Countdown begins!

The first five tracks of Bradford Beat’s annual Christmas Countdown have been revealed.

For several years the show has marked the festive season with a rundown of our favourite 20 tracks of the past 12 months.

So far, the 2009 Christmas Countdown reads as follows:

16 The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa
17 Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes
18 Prom Knight – Counter Intelligence
19 Scaramanga Six – Misadventure
20 New Model Army – Autumn

Five further tracks will be played over each of the next three weeks, with the number one being unveiled on Christmas Eve.

Bradford Beat is on BCB 106.6FM on Thursdays from 8pm-9pm and repeated Sunday 7pm-8pm.