Jumping Fences to Wichita: my 100 favourite songs

“It started with a playlist…I never thought it would come to this…” (with apologies to Hot Chocolate).

Well yes, I went quite a bit further with an early lockdown challenge amongst some friends to each compile a Spotify playlist of our 50 favourite songs (with only one selection by any single artist).  From an initial longlist of 379 such tunes – leading to various accompanying playlists in addition to my standard top 50 – I then started blogging about each choice.  Initially this involved pretty much one post every day throughout April and May for my favourite 50, before broadening this out to cover my top 100 songs and then blogging roughly twice a week from June to November.  And so a project that began near the start of the first lockdown comes to a conclusion towards the end of the second lockdown…

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379 to 50: The Final Countdown (from numbers 50 to 1)…

Top 10 montage

I’ve now finished my lockdown inspired favourite 50 songs countdown, which started in early April.  All 50 tracks are listed below, with links to each accompanying blog.  There’s also a Spotify playlist with the songs in ranked order, plus 4 bonus tunes (my numbers 51-54) as my top 50 choices from My Bloody Valentine, Whiteout, Plush and The KLF are not available on Spotify.

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