Enjoy this supercut of all previous winners:
Hey there Patrick here for a rare first person post! I’m pleased to officially launch my countdown of the Top 100 Songs of 2015, this year titled Hashtag PEA 1 Hundred (#P100). (You can check out all the past winners here!)
This countdown has roots as far back as 1993, when I organised my favourite songs of that year into a very loose collection of beloved tracks. I was 12 that year and suffice to say I was assessed for a place on the autism spectrum several times before starting high school. In 1998 I published a Top 25 songs of the year, printing them out on a printer my Mum brought home from work for the summer holidays and handing the list out to my school friends — they were all used to these eccentricities by that stage. At the end of 1999 — my final year of high school — I compiled for the first time a complete Top 100 songs of the year, and that tradition has continued through until today.
Between 2000 and 2012, the countdown was published as part of my Year in Review, erstwhile editions of which are available on this website, and it was generally met with some degree of interest. In 2010, for the first time, the Top 20 was counted down live on Twitter and Facebook, and that worked out okay although I didn’t have many followers/friends because my age places me in a weird corridor of too old for some social media and too young for others.
Then, in 2013, I started a new tradition, counting down in installments commencing Boxing Day (26 December) and continuing through until New Year’s Eve. This would involve me tweeting the position, song title and artist and a YouTube link so Beloved Followers could enjoy the countdown in full for nonpareil revelry. That has worked well two years running and this year I am taking it to the next level.
Starting at #100 on Boxing Day and finishing at #1 on New Years Eve, I will be counting down #P100 — and the name is derived from the many who asked for a designated hashtag, ostensibly so they could mute the countdown on social media — in full on internet radio courtesy of Mixlr. This will be complemented with a Twitter and Instagram element, and maybe even Facebook if I decide to go back on their for a fifth distinct tour of duty (Patrick now back on Facebook — Ed.). Within the countdown there will also be a discussion of all the facets previously covered in the Year in Review. There will be the best TV shows and Films of the year, a round-up of news and sport, Man and Woman of the Year will be back, as will awards for Album and Music Video excellence. Food of the Year: naturally, Lists of Lists: maybe, Meaningless Errata: of course!
You will be able to listen live to the countdown and all this extra content for free through Mixlr (you don’t need to download anything) or shortly afterwards via streaming right here on this website. Lots of extra web-only content will also be made available.
It promises to be a lot of fun and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I will! Make sure you check back right here on this website to find out more as the big day approaches!