Friday, March 25, 2005
It's Friday! And yes, that means that for the first time in ages we're actually doing our Top of the Pops review on time! Of course, all this ultimately means is that you get to be disappointed with the piece slightly sooner than you might have been, but never mind. Here's what we learnt:-
- To add colour, excitement and, indeed, interest to their performance of Oh My Gosh, Basement Jaxx wheeled out some young dancers dressed as old women. If you enjoyed this sort of ground-breakingly hilarious comedy, then stay tuned to BBC One as you can see similarly cutting edge stuff later tonight on The Two Ronnies Sketchbook.
- Jem shimmied her way through the moody pop excellence of They. This does not, as some people have been claiming, sound anything like Dido. You can easily tell the difference as Jem's track actually sounds good.
- The New Entry Filler Strand returned. This week Green Day, Shapeshifters and G4 weren't considered deserving of a full length performance. Good.
- Mariah Carey performed new single, It's Like That, on a stage covered in plasma screens showing her new video, putting paid to the rumours that she's a self-obsessed little madam.
- Snoop Dogg has teamed up with Justin Timberlake and Charlie Wilson for his latest track. In the video, Justin wears a horrible yellow shirt, providing reassurance that even he can get it wrong sometimes or, at the very least, that he still has access to the set of clothes he wore when he played Screech in TV's Saved by the Bell.
- Much as we love Gwen Stefani, we're beginning to find her whole Harajuku Girls obsession to be bordering on the racially offensive, especially the "I dress them up and give them names" line from new single, Rich Girl, which was notable absent from tonight's performance.
- Tony Christie is at number one with (Is This the Way To) Amarillo. We're convinced that there is a joke along the lines of "Jamaica? Nah, She went of her own accord" involving Amarillo, but we're buggered if we can think of it.