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2018 Christmas Countdown – the full top 20

Here’s the full list of our top 20 tracks of the year – speak to you again in 2019!

1 Field Music – Count It Up
2 Bodega – How Did It Happen?
3 Idles – Danny Nedelko
4 Goat Girl – The Man
5 Sleaford Mods – Stick In a Five And Go
6 Darwin Deez – The World’s Best Kisser
7 The DMAs – For Now
8 Team Picture – (I Want Your) Life Hack
9 Ezra Furman – Suck The Blood From My Wound
10 Parquet Courts – Almost Started a Fight / In and Out of Patience
11 Alice Boman – Heartbeat
12 No Age – Soft Collar Fad
13 Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood – Feast to Famine
14 Car Seat Headrest – Bodys
15 Angelo Palladino featuring Chris Matthews – Gone
16 Fatoumata Diawara – Nterini
17 Courtney Barnett – Charity
18 Engine – And I Say
19 Everything Is Recorded – Carry Me
20 The Breeders – All Nerve

2018 Christmas Countdown – part 4

Our special festive show featured the top 5 in the 2018 Christmas Countdown – our choice of the best tracks of the year. Here’s the full list of what we played:

Wind-Up Birds – Working Christmas Day
Slow Readers Club – On The TV
Eugene McGuinness – Christmas In Killarney
Dexys – Curragh of Kildare
Mi Mye – That Night In Thurso

Christmas Countdown – part 4
5 Sleaford Mods – Stick In a Five And Go
4 Goat Girl – The Man
3 Idles – Danny Nedelko
2 Bodega – How Did It Happen?
1 Field Music – Count It Up

Staple Singers – Who Took The Merry Out of Christmas?
Whiter Than – Christmas Is No Time To Be An Eco-Warrior
Bella Gaffney – The Devil In Me
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake (Danny Krivit mix)

We’ll be repeating the show from 8pm to 9pm on Thursday 27 December on BCB 106.6FM or you can listen again on Mixcloud.

2018 Christmas Countdown – part 3

We paid tribute to the late Pete Shelley on tonight’s show – as well as moving into the top 10 in our annual Christmas Countdown. Here’s the full list of what we played:

Buzzcocks – Walking Distance
Buzzcocks – Totally From The Heart
Beta Band – Dry The Rain
Angelo Palladino featuring Chris Taylor – The Hawk is Blue
Rainbirds – Mystery Train

Christmas Countdown – part 3
10 Parquet Courts – Almost Started a Fight / In and Out of Patience
9 Ezra Furman – Suck The Blood From My Wound
8 Team Picture – (I Want Your) Life Hack
7 The DMAs – For Now
6 Darwin Deez – The World’s Best Kisser

Mi Mye – That Night In Thurso
Hen Ogledd – Tiny Witch Hunter
Buzzcocks – You Say You Don’t Love Me

 

Listen again on Mixcloud >

 

2018 Christmas Countdown – part 2

Our latest show featured part 2 of our annual Christmas Countdown.

Here’s a full list of what we played:

The DMAs – The End
Young Cub – Avalanche
Deerhunter – Death in Midsummer
Terrorvision – Celebrity Hit List

Christmas Countdown part 2
15 Angelo Palladino featuring Chris Matthews – Gone
14 Car Seat Headrest – Bodys
13 Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood – Feast to Famine
12 No Age – Soft Collar Fad
11 Alice Boman – Heartbeat

Slow Readers Club – You Opened My Heart
Glass Mountain – Gin Flows Through My Veins
Graham Coxon – Look Into The Light

Listen again on Mixcloud >

2018 Christmas Countdown – part 1

We’ve unveiled the first five tracks in our Christmas Countdown, our top 20 of the year.

Here’s the full list of what we played:

Embrace – All You Good Good People
Beirut – Gallipoli
Mi Mye – That Night in Thurso
Snapped Ankles – Drink and Glide

Christmas Countdown part 1
20 The Breeders – All Nerve
19 Everything Is Recorded – Carry Me
18 Engine – And I Say
17 Courtney Barnett – Charity
16 Fatoumata Diawara – Nterini

Rusty Pops – Walking Down The Street
Soak – Everybody Loves You
Kurt Vile – Bassackwards

You can listen again here on Mixcloud >

Christmas Countdown is a-coming!

Our annual chart of the Top 20 tracks of the year will be getting underway next week.
We’ve been doing the Christmas Countdown every year since 2005 – and this year’s selection of our favourite songs of 2018 will kick off on Bradford Beat on Thursday 29 November at 8pm.
There’s no public vote as such but we welcome your input – so if you have any suggestions for what should be included, drop us a line at simon.ashberry@bcbradio.co.uk or leave a reply above.
We’ll be playing five tracks each week with the Top 5 being revealed on 20 December

Christmas Countdown in full

Happy New Year – and here’s our 2017 Christmas Countdown in full (our favourite tracks of the last 12 months):

1 Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now
2 Kate Tempest – Tunnel Vision
3 The XX – Say Something Loving
4 This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze
5 Idles – Well Done
6 Oumou Sangare – Mogoya
7 Elbow – Magnificent (She Says)
8 Sparks – What The Hell Is It This Time?
9 Josefin Ohrn and the Liberation – Rushing Through My Mind
10 Chastity Belt – Caught In a Lie
11 Glass Mountain – Cowboy Song
12 Morrissey – Spent The Day In Bed
13 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
14 Moonlandingz – Black Hanz
15 Carseat Headrest – Unforgiving Girl
16 The Tiny Minds – Jealous Sea
17 Furr – Another Fable
18 Alt-J – 3WW
19 Daughter – Burn it Down
20 Team Picture – Back To Bay Six

Christmas Countdown 2017 – part 4

So now we can reveal our top 5 favourite tracks of 2017.

Here’s the full list of what we played on our festival special edition:

Staple Singers – Who Took The Merry out of Christmas?
The Tragically Hip – We’ll Go Too
Iron and Wine – About A Bruise
Wind-Up Birds – Working Christmas Day

Christmas Countdown Top 5
5 Idles – Well Done
4 This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze
3 The XX – Say Something Loving
2 Kate Tempest – Tunnel Vision
1 Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now

Alt-J – Pleader
The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
Fats Domino – The Fat Man
Asian Dub Foundation – Taa Deem

You can listen again here - and we’ll also be repeating the show from 8pm to 9pm on Thursday 28 December

Christmas Countdown 2017 – part 3

Now we’re into the Top 10 in the Christmas Countdown – our favourite 20 tracks of the year.

Team Picture – Back To Bay Six
Billy Bragg – World Turned Upside Down
Terrorvision – Celebrity Hit List
British Sea Power – Bad Bohemian

Christmas Countdown

10 Chastity Belt – Caught In a Lie
9 Josefin Ohrn and the Liberation – Rushing Through My Mind
8 Sparks – What The Hell Is It This Time?
7 Elbow – Magnificent (She Says)
6 Oumou Sangare – Mogoya

Young Cub – Fragile
Animal Collective – My Girls
The Duke Spirit – Serenade
The Breeders – Wait In The Car
Reef – Place Your Hands

You can listen again here >

Christmas Countdown 2017 – part 2

We’re halfway through our favourite tracks of the year.

Here’s the full list of what we played on our latest show:

Skeletal Family – I Have Changed
Tune-Yards – Look At Your Hands
Felt – Primitive Painters

Christmas Countdown:

15 Carseat Headrest – Unforgiving Girl
14 Moonlandingz – Black Hanz
13 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
12 Morrissey – Spent The Day In Bed
11 Glass Mountain – Cowboy Song

The National – Turtleneck
Magic Mountain – Zodiac
Alt-J – Pleader (Mr Jukes remix)
Young Cub – Avalanche
Circa Waves – Young Chasers

On Thursday 14 December from 8pm to 9pm we’ll be starting on the top 10

You can listen again here >