*The 19th Festive Fifty was broadcast in two parts, with a rather unusual numbering system. This may have been due to the fact that half of the first programme featured specially recorded Christmas sessions by the Fall and Elastica.
The top featured act was the Wedding Present, with four entries all from the same LP, but none of them featured in the top 10.
Pulp's 'Common People' appeared twice in the Fifty, here as a session track and the following year at number one as an official release.
Elastica's 'Waking Up' is the only occasion that a session track not recorded for Peel's programme made the chart.
Two records had not previously been played by JP on the programme before (by Mazzy Star and Madder Rose).
Peel teases his audience several times that there still haven't been any tracks by Oasis, Blur or Suede, saying things like, "surely they must coming along, shortly". In fact the chart featured no music from any of the bands.
Peel accurately predicts that, against common thought at the time, Beck was not a one hit wonder.