For some reason, there were 20 White Stripes singles in the box, and so Jack White was a major feature of the programme, perhaps in an attempt to attract The Kids. The irony that John Peel's radio show had the largest teenage audience on Radio One, despite him being old enough to be their granddad, was obviously lost on the producers. While I have nothing against the White Stripes, 20 of their singles seems a bit much. I commented that perhaps he put singles in there that he was currently listening to, and hadn't got round to taking them out yet :)
I think I want "Teenage Kicks" played at my funeral, or something equally noisy that's meaningful to me. *sobs a bit*
Also, it strikes me that I learned John Peel's lesson way too late in life. John Peel played whatever the hell he thought was good - regardless of whether it was trendy. I outgrew the pop charts in my early teens, but then clung resolutely to music by genre. I didn't listen to Erasure for nearly 14 years because they were Pop and I liked Hard Rock & Heavy Metal! What was I thinking?! Now I have punk rock, US indie, synthpop, heavy metal & lounge all rubbing shoulders with each other on the MP3 server. If teenage kiddies think I'm not a proper fan of "insert band X" because I listen to other bands that sound nothing like them, screw 'em.
Further explanation for non-Brits: The John Peel Sweet-Eating Game. No. 10 was the one that had me laughing - I remember that Only Too Well.