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95 BFMs top 95 songs

95 BFMs top 95 songs

Saturday 10th October, 2009 12:00PM

To celebrate turning 40 this year, Aucklands BFM have been counting down the top 95 songs in BFMs 40 year history.

The people have spoken... Jesus I Was Evil by Darcy Clay is the # 1 song for 95bFMs 95 greatest songs of all time!

The audience voted, we counted...and the Top 95 Songs of 95bFM’s Time were revealed on October 10th, 2009, 40 years after Radio Bosom first busted out on the Auckland airwaves.

Topping the chart was Darcy Clay’s Jesus I Was Evil, the self-recorded pop masterpiece that travelled from Daniel Bolton’s bedroom to the 95bFM playlist back in 1996. The fact this song is the closest to the 95bFM audience’s hearts is an indicator of how grassroots New Zealand music has become an integral part of the identity of the station and its listeners.

The list of the Top 95 Songs offers a snapshot of the diverse 95bFM sound and audience; where homegrown music stands alongside that of the rest of the world. Mixing genres, eras and generations, the Top 95 songs reflects music that challenges and rewards, regardless of any received notions of commercial success or historical importance.

The Top 10 alone sees Joy Division rubbing shoulders with Fat Freddy’s Drop, Jeff Buckley edging out LCD Soundsystem, and Johnny Cash and Jane’s Addiction nudging Concord Dawn to 11th place.

From Sept 3rd – Sept 30th, listeners voted online for their top 9 songs and favourite bFM ad or promo. Listener’s suggestions and DJ picks resulted in a huge list of more than 600 tracks!

In the weeks leading up to the Top 95 Countdown, 95bFM DJs played their own picks for the Top 95, and took entries from listeners for a draw to win the grand prize: a trip for two to the Australasian festival of the winner’s choice.

The Top 95 Songs of bFM’s Time:
1. Darcy Clay - Jesus I was Evil
2. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
3. Fat Freddy's Drop – Hope
4. Jeff Buckley – Grace
5. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
6. Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
7. Massive Attack – Teardrop
8. Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
9. Johnny Cash – Hurt
10. Jane's Addiction - Three Days

11. Concord Dawn - Morning Light
12. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
13. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
14. Pixies – Debaser
15. Pixies – Hey
16. MIA - Paper Planes
17. Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
18. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
19. Beastie Boys – Sabotage
20. 3Ds - Hey Seuss
21. Pixies - Where Is My Mind
22. Lou Reed - Perfect Day
23. The Breeders – Cannonball
24. Queens Of The Stone Age - Song For The Dead
25. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
26. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
27. Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
28. Joy Division – Atmosphere
29. The Clash - Train In Vain
30. At The Drive In - One Armed Scissor
31. Underworld - Born Slippy
32. Pulp - Common People
33. Nirvana - Negative Creep
34. Massive Attack – Protection
35. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
36. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
37. DLT & Che Fu – Chains
38. Arcade Fire - Wake Up
39. TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me
40. Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
41. The Strokes – Someday
42. Straitjacket Fits - She Speeds
43. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
44. New Order - Blue Monday
45. Mercury Rev – Holes
46. Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
47. Headless Chickens – Gaskrankinstation
48. Gang of Four - Damaged Goods
49. Fugazi - Waiting Room
50. The Chills - Pink Frost
51. Bauhaus - Bella Lugosi's Dead
52. Pixies - Gouge Away
53. Kings of Leon - Four Kicks
54. John Lennon – Imagine
55. The Clean - Tally Ho
56. The Clean – Beatnik
57. Beirut - Elephant Gun
58. Voom - B Your Boy
59. The Verlaines - Death & The Maiden
60. The Stone Roses - I Am the Resurrection
61. Sonic Youth - The Diamond Sea
62. Shihad - Debs Night Out
63. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
64. Nirvana - Something in the Way
65. Hot Chip - Over & Over
66. Gil Scott Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
67. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots pt. 1 & 2
68. Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles
69. The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
70. Chris Knox – Not Given Lightly
71. Ween - Push The Little Daises
72. Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose
73. Sigur Ros – Glosoli
74. Public Enemy - Bring The Noise
75. New Order – Ceremony
76. My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep
77. The Mint Chicks - Blue Team Go!
78. David Bowie - Oh! You Pretty Things
79. Coco Solid – ABC
80. Bob Marley - Concrete Jungle
81. Beats International - Dub Be Good to Me
82. The Beatles - Let it Be
83. Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck
84. Interpol - Not Even Jail
85. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 - The Message
86. Cypress Hill - Insane in the Brain
87. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control
88. The Who - Baba O'Riley
89. Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
90. Roni Size & Reprazent - Brown Paper Bag
91. Head Like A Hole – A Crying Shame
92. Garageland - Finger Pops
93. Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?
94. Dimmer – Crystalator
95. The Clean - Point That Thing Somewhere Else

95bFM: celebrating 40 years of radio independence, 1969 – 2009.



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wow - good range,
i would have guessed smells like teen spirit or the tuffnels.

id love to see a list of all their top 10s over the last 40 years
Posted by jk - anonymous 7 years ago
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Interesting to see not that many current or contemporary songs there - I reckon that's a statement of some kind. Cheers d for publishing the list, hope yer good!
Posted by bwurr 7 years ago
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wtf coco solid and hot chip but no rage against the machine. this list fails.
Posted by chaos - anonymous 7 years ago
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Excellent, except for FFD at number 3? huh?
Posted by timz0r 7 years ago
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well this list pretty much sums up their "image". thing is though, you'd be listening for a few days solid to hear just one of those songs.
Posted by rory - anonymous 7 years ago
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not many suprises here but rory is right, you'd struggle to hear more than a handful of these tunes over the course of an entire week.

Not quite sure about picking 'one' radiohead song...

Coco solid can f**k right off as well.
Posted by anon - anonymous 7 years ago
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less than 20 kiwi acts...i thought the b listeners would do better than that...these kinda lists will never please everyone but you have to admit that there are some killers tunes in there.
Posted by Richard - anonymous 7 years ago


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