T in the Park 2010: Spotify Playlist
So you’re at T in the Park. There are bands everywhere … everywhere! The important thing is not to panic. You won’t be able to see them all. Jonny Ensall suggests merely that you arrive at the right stages in time to catch the following songs
Plugging into the feeling of anticipation, start Friday with ‘Suffragette Suffragette’ by Everything Everything, playing early at King Tuts Wah Wah Tent. Do: knowingly agree that this understated Manchester indie outfit is the next big thing. Don’t: shout, ‘here we, here we, here we fucking go’ - not yet anyway.
Onwards to Mayer Hawthorne & The County at the Red Bull Jam Futures Stage and an excellent example of white boy soul crooning (Plan B eat your heart out) on ‘Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out’. For those who like a little indie fuzz in the afternoon, The Big Pink’s ‘Velvet’ will take care of all your nu gaze needs on the Main Stage. Though for a real electronic kick, there’s no missing out on Kele (aka Kele Okereke of Bloc Party) venturing into Chromeo-esque dance territory with first solo single, ‘Tenderoni’ back at the Red Bull stage.
Then stay exactly where you are for 80s new wave perfection courtesy of Echo and the Bunnymen’s ‘The Killing Moon’ before a sprint finish to the Main Stage in time to catch Muse’s ‘Knights of Cydonia’ for a stomp and a singalong. ‘No one’s going to take me aliiive!’
Saturday begins with LA band Local Natives harmonising to heal your ears with the beautiful ‘Airplanes’ on the Radio One/NME stage. This is just a warm-up, however, to the truly excellent Montreal collective Broken Social Scene strumming and hooting their enthusiastic little hearts out on rockabilly-tinged new album track, ‘Texico Bitches’ at the King Tuts tent.
From one Canadian to another, fly your maple leaf flags high for R&B sensation Drake on the Red Bull stage. The former actor and Lil’ Wayne protégé will have the Auto-Tune cranked up to 11 for smash ‘Over’. Then it’s back to noble Scotia for some strangely uplifting death wish indie pop from The List’s favourite bodily obsessed band, Frightened Rabbit, knocking everyone for six with ‘Swim Until You Can’t See Land’ back at King Tuts.
Our first foray into the Slam Tent next, where folktronica mascot turned deep house enthusiast Four Tet will be showcasing the wobbling intensity of ‘Love Cry’. If you’re sweating Tennent’s after nine minutes of dancing along you should maybe think about doing a bit more exercise, eh? Or you could just retreat to the blissful, classic British folk-influenced world of Laura Marling for ‘Rambling Man’ at the Red Bull stage.
Where else after all that but The Prodigy on the Radio One/NME stage? As long as you don’t look too closely at Keith Flint’s paunch, ‘Omen’ should fill you with enough venom to want to undermine the system and disempower the establishment … or just eat a burger and head back to your tent.
Darwin Deez makes the sort of music that you think kids should listen to: innocent; relentlessly upbeat; guilelessly arranged. And thankfully they do! See – there is hope for the Jedward generation just yet. Join them for a bop along to ‘Radar Detector’ at King Tuts.
Then it’s time for a groundbreaking trip hop classic: ‘Overcome’ from ex-Massive Attack rapper Tricky’s first solo album, Maxinquaye. It’ll be moody in the Slam Tent no doubt, so straight after head for some uplifting guitar pop hooks from Two Door Cinema Club who’ll be creating bounce around ‘Undercover Martyn’ on the Red Bull stage.
Don’t even think about flagging as it’s time for the archduke of US hip hop, the right hand of Obama, the back scrubber of Beyoncé, Jay-Z to bring out the undeniable awesomeness of ‘On to the Next One’ on the Main Stage. And we’re not done yet. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more epic, it’s time for Kasabian’s ‘Fire’. What other end to the festival could there be than a few dozen thousand people pogoing in unison like monks who’ve broken into the tonic wine stores? ‘Here we, here we, here we fucking go!’
Kasabian – Fire
Eminem – Lose Yourself
Stereophonics – Dakota
Faithless – Not Going Home
Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
Skunk Anansie – Hedonism - Just Because You Feel Good
Florence + The Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Madness – We Are London
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Groove Armada – Superstylin'
The Cribs – Men's Needs
30 Seconds To Mars – Kings and Queens
Wolfmother – Woman
Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me
Hot Chip – Take It In
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
David Guetta – Memories (Featuring Kid Cudi)
3OH!3 –Starstrukk – feat. Katy Perry
Airbourne – Runnin' Wild
Ash – Burn Baby Burn
Biffy Clyro – Mountains
Bombay Bicycle Club – Dust On The Ground
Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed
Jamie T – If You Got The Money
Joshua Radin – Sky
Paolo Nutini – 10/10
The Coral – In The Morning
The Drums – Saddest Summer
The Stranglers – Always The Sun
Unicorn Kid – Wee Monsters
Vampire Weekend – Holiday
We Are Scientists – The Great Escape
White Belt Yellow Tag – Always And Echoes
Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain't Gonna Work Out
The Big Pink – Velvet
Kele – Tenderoni
Echo And The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Muse – Knights Of Cydonia
Local Natives – Airplanes
Broken Social Scene – Texico Bitches
Drake – Over - Explicit Version
Frightened Rabbit – Swim Until You Can’t See Land
Four Tet – Love Cry
Laura Marling – Rambling Man
Prodigy – Omen
Darwin Deez – Radar Detector
Tricky – Overcome
Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn
Jay-Z – On To The Next One
Everything Everything – Schoolin’