Sunday, March 13, 2005
It's, ummm, Sunday! And due to our inability to read the TV schedules, our tape of Friday's Top of the Pops turned out to contain some so-called celebrities warbling along in a vaguely competent fashion to some abysmal songs. Eventually we realised that this wasn't just a particularly poor episode of the show, but was in fact part of Comic Relief does Fame Academy, which had shunted Top of the Pops onto BBC2 for the night. No matter, thanks to the BBC's unimaginative attitude when it comes to filling the schedules in the early hours of the morning, we were able to catch the repeat. Here's what we learnt:-
- The Bravery are in the charts with An Honest Mistake, but we're not convinced that sounding a bit like the hugely successful Killers, if The Killers sounded a bit more like the hugely successful New Order can in any way be described as an act of bravery.
- Cabin Crew's Star to Fall is essentially just Eric Prydz's Call on Me with a different sample. We realise that this isn't exactly an inspired opinion, but if they can't be arsed coming up with an original idea, why should we bother?
- With Top Ten entries for Phil Collins, Michael Buble, Matt Munroe, The Carpenters, Tony Christie, Il Divo and G4, the album chart was clearly heavily influenced by the lucrative Mother's Day market.
- As well as topping the album charts, G4 also turned up on the show to give a rendition of Creep. While on X Factor, up against such people as Steve Brookstein and Tabby, they came across as being unique, interesting and entertaining people, out in the real world and in comparison with people who actually possess some sort of musical talent, they come across as being rather wanting.
- Britney Spears genuinely believes that "Something" is pronounced "Suh-Inn".
- New Order are back! And their new single, Krafty, makes us think of Go-Kart Mozart's Selfish, Lazy & Greedy, which is no bad thing at all.
- The Stereophonics finally get their first number one with Dakota, proving conclusively that there is no God.