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 Wednesday, October 27, 2004

John Peel's Festive 50s (number 1, number 2)
1976 Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin), Layla (Derek & the Dominoes)
1977 <seismic shift in British music>
1978 Anarchy in the UK (Sex Pistols), Complete Control (Clash)
1979 Anarchy In The UK (Sex Pistols), Teenage Kicks (Undertones)
1980 Anarchy in the UK (Sex Pistols), Atmosphere (Joy Division)
1981 Atmosphere (Joy Division), Anarchy in the UK (Sex Pistols)
1982 Temptation (New Order), Shipbuilding (Robert Wyatt)
1983 Blue Monday (New Order), This Charming Man (Smiths)
1984 How Soon Is Now (Smiths), Pearly Dewdrops Drop (Cocteau Twins)
1985 Never Understand (Jesus and Mary Chain), Just Like Honey (Jesus and Mary Chain)
1986 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Smiths), Kiss (Age of Chance)
1987 Birthday (Sugarcubes), Australians In Europe (The Fall)
1988 Destroy The Heart (House of Love), Nobody's Twisting Your Arm (Wedding Present)
1989 Can't Be Sure (Sundays), Kennedy (Wedding Present)
1990 Bill Is Dead (The Fall), Soon (My Bloody Valentine)
1991 Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana), Dress (PJ Harvey)
1992 Geek Love (Bang Bang Machine), Sheela-Na-Gig (PJ Harvey)
1993 Enough Is Enough (Chumbawamba & Credit To The Nation), Swim (Madder Rose)
1994 I Want You (Inspiral Carpets), Hey Student (The Fall)
1995 Common People (Pulp), Sorted for E's & Wizz (Pulp)
1996 Come Out 2 Nite (Kenickie), First Big Weekend (Arab Strap)
1997 Brimful Of Asha (Cornershop), New Paths To Helicon (Mogwai)
1998 Pull The Wires From The Wall (Delgados), Xmas Steps (Mogwai)
1999 Cognoscenti Vs Intelligentsia (Cuban Boys), The Hymn For The Cigarettes (Hefner)
2000 Twist The Knife (Neko Case & Her Boyfriends), Good Fortune (PJ Harvey)
2001 Chinese Whispers (Melys), Hotel Yorba (White Stripes)
2002 Girls Are The New Boys (Saloon), Quick, Before It Melts (Cinerama)
2003 Don't Touch That Dial (Cinerama), Theme From Sparta FC (The Fall)
2004 <irreplaceable loss to British music>


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