Author(s): Mike Walsh
End all those pub arguments about music with The Xfm Top 1000 Songs Of All Time, the definitive guide to the best tunes ever recorded. Collated from the annual 'Top 1000 Songs of All Time' listener poll, the most requested songs on the 'X-list' and suggestions from radio DJs and celebrity guests, The Xfm Top 1000 Songs covers all our best-loved tracks. Each entry contains a short explanation of why the song in question is so brilliant, features band trivia and chart stats and is accompanied with full-colour band photography and cover artwork throughout. User-friendly, accessible and up-to-the-minute, The Xfm Top 1000 Songs is a musical must-read, whether you're in need of inspiration for a party playlist, on the lookout for new music or you simply want to revamp your iPod.
"Xfm has always been about brilliant music, as is this book" Paul Weller. "An amazing read and a privileged insight into the stories - and the world - behind the great music Xfm listeners know and love... a must read for any music fan." Tom Clarke, The Enemy. "Contains some of the greatest songs of all time, and some of mine." Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol. "A great book about great music from a great radio station" Guy Garvey, Elbow. "To have as many tracks in this book as we have is a great honour, I'm over the moon! It's funny, when we were young we would have scoffed, but at my age... I'm as happy as a sand boy!" Peter Hook, Joy Division / New Order. "This is a great book for all music lovers, Xfm has its finger on the nation's musical pulse" Mani, The Stone Roses / Primal Scream. "A great book full of stories behind some amazing music." Steve Cradock, Ocean Colour Scene. "The only reason we are in any book is because of John Kennedy @ Xfm, and if we're in a book it must be good!" Dan Le Sac. "Xfm have been at the forefront of launching new music from their inception. The chance to get an insight into what they would choose for their top 1,000 (and how they would choose them) is irresistible!" Scroobius Pip. "Xfm has always delivered some brilliant music and this book is no exception" Biffy Clyro. "To be a part of this here book is a lovely thing. We're honoured to be a part of such a great collection of songs and to be in and amongst the pages of a thoroughly top read. God bless Xfm" Tom Smith, Editors. "XFM has always been about bringing great music to the airwaves that wouldn't get a look-in otherwise, this book brings together the best of the best" Kele Okereke, Bloc Party. "XFM are a leading light in the UK for setting up bands. The fierce loyalty they show towards artists is based around passion for music and paving their own road. The songs of this book are an 'eclection' of the XFM pulse" The Temper Trap. "Xfm has been broadcasting some of the best Anglo-Saxon audio-porn ever created since its inception. I am very proud to have some of my sauciest performances included in this weighty tome" Brian Molko, Placebo. "We're touched to have songs in this book. Thank you Xfm!" Felix White, The Maccabees. "It's an honour to be in this wonderful book surrounded by such wonderful musicians" Jamie Reynolds, Klaxons. "Contains some of the greatest stories behind some of the greatest songs" Serge Pizzorno, Kasabian. "What do you mean we've only got two songs in it? Only messing, great book by a great station" Liam Fray, The Courteeners. "My collection of music books is now complete. This one will sit at the top of the pile. Some of my songs are in it (four of 'em...that's two more than Shed 7...in your face Rick Witter!). Even better, it's put together by the radio station I love and work for. It's the new Bible" Clint Boon, Inspiral Carpets
Positioned at the leading edge of mainstream taste, Xfm's 11-year heritage gives it a unique place in music culture. Reaching close to 1 million listeners every week across the UK, Xfm is a music-centric national brand, delivered locally. Available on FM in London & Manchester, the brand draws strength from these two key cities whilst continuing its national presence on Digital Radio and online at www.xfm.co.uk .