Friday, July 08, 2005
So, some stuff happened in London yesterday, but let's not dwell on that as life must go on as, indeed, must Top of the Pops, albeit on an entirely different channel as next week the show gets demoted to BBC 2 to
allow it to lose enough viewers so that the Beeb can justify dropping the show from the schedules re-energise and reinvigorate the show. Nevertheless, here's what we learnt from this weeks Top of the Pops:-
- "It's been a very interesting week", opined Reggie as he opened the show, before going on to cite Britney Spears being a bit more pregnant and Robbie Williams chatting up Fearne Cotton on Live 8. Quite.
- Charlotte Church has been taking fashion tips from Natasha Bedingfield. Hooray for floaty skirts!
- Not only did yesterday's bombs in London cause untold misery, destruction and disruption, but they also caused a minor inconvenience for Top of the Pops as Queens of the Stone Age had to pull out, leaving them with three minutes to fill. To this end, they decided to show a video, and asked the the audience to choose from a selection. The audience, however, chose to interpret this as being asked to make twats of themselves, which they did with aplomb.
- Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl was chosen, allowing her to prove once again that you're never to old to be a cheerleader.
- Though we reckon that Madonna probably is, come to think of it.
- Despite what you'd expect given his previous, Mario's Here I Go Again defies this by not being irredeemably shit. Who is this imposter and what has he done with the real Mario? Whatever it is, let's hope it's painful.
- The new Mario is a very sweaty Mario indeed.
- Babyshambles also pulled out of Top of the Pops due to their single, Fuck Forever being pulled from the schedules as the band aren't happy with it. Quite how anyone could ever be happy with a Babyshambles single is something that we'll probably never understand.
- Heather Small is re-releasing Proud because London has won
a massive regeneration project at the taxpayers expensethe Olympics. Surely this is the last thing Londoners need right now.
- Craig David is back! And he's going All The Way! And he's still shit!
- He's also donated his tea cosy hat to one of his girl backing singers.
- Backstreet's back in the Top 10! Alright! It's just a shame that their big comeback single is so meh and unmemorable, really.
- Inaya Day's Nasty Girl really is seven shades of brilliance, isn't it? This means she might no longer be going to hell for her involvement in Mousse T vs Hot 'n' Juicy's Horny.
- She also gave what eas easily one of the best TotP performances we've seen in a long time.
- Tupac and Elton John are at number one with Ghetto Gospel. The Crazy Frog had more artistic merit than this.