Friday, February 18, 2005
It's Friday! Yadda yadda yadda. Here's what we learnt from this week's Top of the Pops:-
- Hold on to your hats! Raghav is back! Judging by the pink and red rugby top that he was sporting (arf!) he was heading off after the show to try out for a gay rugby team, i.e. any rugby team.
- Mario's Let Me Love You, already a massive hit in the US, is about to be released over here. Presumably the thinking behind this is that we'll lap up any old shit if we're told the Yanks like it.
- And he's shaved off his big bushy moustache.
- McFly performed their cover of You've Got a Friend, the other track that they're doing for Comic Relief. Impressively it somehow manages to be even worse than All About You.
- Quaintly they dedicated a whole news story to telling us what Crunk is. It's nice to know that the BBC's flagship music show trusts its audience to actually know about music, isn't it?
- G4 are back! Oh, come on, you must remember them, they came second on X Factor. No, X Factor, you can't have forgotten so soon, it had Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh as judges. No, that was Pop Idol. It was won by Steve Brookstein. Actually, come to think of it, we can't remember him either. Anyway, they're back, and they're releasing their cover of Bohemian Rhapsody. It's still the badly edited down version they were doing in the show and they really don't know what to do with themselves during the instrumental bits, unless they were actually told to stand around looking like they were waiting for a bus.
- The New Entries Filler Item was back! This week Daniel Bedingfield, The Noise Next Door and Destiny's Child weren't considered worthy of a chance to perform. You can't really argue, can you?
- Doves appeared, doing Black and White Town, which was quite appropriate really given that their music operates in shades of grey. The singer blokey was wearing a big thick red scarf around his neck, despite the fact he was indoors. He won't feel the benefit once he gets outside, that's for sure.
- Despite Eminem beating Elvis to the number one spot, this week the position is once again taken by an out of date dinosaur with little relevance to today's music scene, only really selling records today because of their past to an audience of people who seem to actively hate any sort of vaguely modern music. Yes, that's right, U2 are number one.