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1993 produced one of the more refreshing Festive Fifties of recent times, particularly its top end where, for the first time since 1982, the top ten featured ten different acts. In sharp contrast to 1992, of those acts only PJ Harvey and Stereolab could be said to be regular visitors to the Festive Fifty....Despite this diversity, Fall aficionados obviously had something of a field day. The band's ten tracks fell just one short of the Smiths' record, and no-one has ever threatened to get entries into double figures since. It was interesting to note, however, that Peel offered no criticism here, only pausing to note that it was "bizarre" (contrast this with his comments on single band domination in 1987 and 1992). (Whitby, Mark, The Festive Fifty, Nevin Publishing, 2005, pp. 37-8)
  • Top act was the Fall, with ten entries, none of which made the top ten. In that top ten, eight of the tracks featured women, another fact noted by JP.
  • Only two Peel session tracks made an appearance, and only one record (first released the previous year) had not been previously played on Peel's shows.

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The Festive Fifty Of 1993

  1. John Peel's Festive Fifty - 1993

    John Peel's Festive Fifty - 1993

    Chumbawamba & Credit To The Nation: "Enough Is Enough"
  2. Madder Rose: "Swim"
  3. Huggy Bear: "Her Jazz"
  4. PJ Harvey: "Rid Of Me"
  5. Stereolab: "French Disco"
  6. Voodoo Queens: "Supermodel Superficial"
  7. Sebadoh: "Soul & Fire"
  8. Breeders: "Cannonball"
  9. Palace Brothers: "Ohio River Boat Song"
  10. Eggs: "Government Administrator"
  11. Fall: "Why Are People Grudgeful"
  12. Credit To The Nation & Chumbawamba: "Hear No Bullshit"
  13. New Order: "Regret"
  14. Pulp: "Razzamatazz"
  15. PJ Harvey: "50ft Queenie"
  16. New Bad Things: "I Suck"
  17. Cornershop: "England's Dreaming"
  18. PJ Harvey: "Wang Dang Doodle"
  19. Fall: "Lost In Music"
  20. Fall: "Glam Racket"
  21. Senser: "Eject"
  22. Fall: "I'm Going To Spain"
  23. Archers Of Loaf: "Web In Front"
  24. Credit To The Nation: "Call It What You Want"
  25. Hole: "Olympia"
  26. Fall: "Service"
  27. Tindersticks: "Raindrops"
  28. Chumbawamba: "Timebomb"
  29. Fall: "Ladybird (Green Grass)" (Peel Session)
  30. Tindersticks: "Marbles"
  31. Radiohead: "Creep" [1]
  32. PJ Harvey: "Naked Cousin" (Peel Session)
  33. Heavenly: "Atta Girl"
  34. J Church: "Good Judge Of Character"
  35. Boo Radleys: "Barney & Me"
  36. Madder Rose: "Beautiful John"
  37. Tindersticks: "City Sickness"
  38. Elastica: "Stutter"
  39. Stereolab: "Jenny Ondioline"
  40. Nirvana: "Scentless Apprentice"
  41. Fall: "A Past Gone Mad"
  42. Dinosaur Jr: "Get Me"
  43. Fall: "Behind The Counter"
  44. Madder Rose: "Lights Go Down"
  45. Nirvana: "Rape Me"
  46. Pulp: "Lipgloss"
  47. Hole: "Beautiful Son"
  48. Fall: "It's A Curse"
  49. Transglobal Underground: "Syrius B" (Peel Session)
  50. Fall: "War"

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Footnotes
  1. The only record in the chart not previously played by Peel.
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