FBS Festive Fifty


Greetings, and festive ones at that. Now, I was going to do you a little selection of Xmas songs. Turns out I didn’t know that many, so I’ve listed the few I actually like and expanded it to cover seven decades of foot-tapping fun. I called it the ‘FloopyBootStomp Festive Fifty’ in a tribute to the late John Peel. Have a cool yule, hepcats.

Festive Five

The FBS festive tracks, brought to you just after bonfire night, because Christmas comes earlier every year (OK, so Jethro Tull’s is about the solstice, which is near enough).

The Trashmen – Dancin’ With Santa

Mercilessly ripped off by the ‘I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus’ thing. No evidence for this rip off, just a hunch that’s all…

Jethro Tull – Solstice Bells

Seven maids dance in seven time. Seven druids waiting in a line. Happened to me in Tescos once.

Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody

Makes me happy, cheesy old tune that it is. This video is from 1983 (song’s 10th anniversary) and features John Peel himself.

AC/DC – Mistress For Christmas ***

Has an *** which means the track also features on another of my posts (in this case best of the 80s, click on the *** to link)

The Who – Christmas

From the wonderful rock opera/film, Tommy (See the young Ian Hislop in his first ever screen appearance).


Lonnie Donegan – Have A Drink On Me

Little Richard – Lucille

Ritchie Valens – La Bamba

Muddy Waters – Champagne & Reefers

Fats Domino – I’m Ready

The Coasters – Yakety Yak



The Bad Roads – Blue Girl

Van Morrison – Gloria ***

Bunker Hill – The Girl Can’t Dance

The Kinks – I’ve Got That Feeling

The Trolls – Every Day And Every Night


Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Kirsty McColl – They Don’t Know ***

The Stranglers – Daghenam Dave

Elton Matello – Pogo Pogo

Love – Alone Again Or


Crass – Do They Owe Us A Living?

The Cardiacs – Dirty Boy

The Leather Nun – Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight)

The Playn Jayn – Dig My Own Grave

The Ramones – The KKK Took My Baby Away



Disclaimer: I know nothing about this period of musical history (less than the earlier stuff anyway). Just thought I’d get the apology out of the way.

Juan Luis Guerra – El Costo De La Vida

Half Man Half Biscuit – Joy Division Oven Gloves

Laibach – The Final Countdown

Def Con Dos – Accion Mutante

Garbage – Milk

Pulp – Common People

Manu Chao – Me Gustas Tu

Nirvana – Aneurysm

Air – Sexy Boy

Axelle Red – Je t’Attends

Cast – Alright

Cornershop – Norwegian Wood

21st Century

Again, know nothing at all about current musical trends (Arctic who?). It is why most of the modern stuff I listen to is 60s revivalists/copyists or Spanish novelty records. Enjoy them with milk or on their own as part of a calorie controlled diet.

The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army

Ojos De Brujo – Tiempo de Soleá

The Urges – You Don’t Look So Good

The She-Creatures – Sexy Robot

The She-Creatures

The Hives – Walk Idiot Walk

Circulus – My Body is Made of Sunlight

Grupo Chucumite – El Jarabe Loco

Ixo Rai & Jose Antonio Labordeta – Un Pais

Elemenop – 11. 57

Mojinos Escocios – La Mama de Jose

Electric Six – Gay Bar

Chumbawamba – The Diggers’ Song

About floppybootstomp

Lecturer, teacher, writer and traveller all perfectly good nouns aren't they? Do they have anything to do with me? Ask the taxman.

Posted on November 7, 2010, in Music Stuff and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

ian sneath

This is me


we are stories and pictures in seconds. an artistic tremor in your scrolling travels between episodes and interactions.

James Dargan

Writer and Raconteur

The Weirdest Band in the World

A search for the world's weirdest music, in handy blog form

J.P. Wilder

Author of Dark and Fantastic Tales

The Joined Up Writing Podcast

A little procrastination goes a long way

Morgan Sylvia

Through the Labyrinth

Sean's Secret Diary

Dad, you read my diary?!

Tricia Sullivan

Powered by bloody-mindedness

Think Left

The purpose of Think Left is to present a view of politics from a left-wing perspective.

Pride's Purge

an irreverent look at UK politics




reflections on a passing life

Phillybookpick's Blog

GREAT BOOK PICKS -In the World of page turning thrillers !

Eclectic Voices

Fiction, Monologues, Plays & More

A Word Of Substance

"Object Relations"

Meredith Allard

History. Fantasy. Romance. Fiction.

%d bloggers like this: