Monday, October 03, 2005
It's Monday! And while the number 13 position might have been somewhat disappointing for Jo O'Meara, it's bringing joy to gr8person - whose skills in chart clairvoyance more than make up for their idiosyncratic use of numbers instead of letters - as their guess of 14 was the closest and so they win the signed copy of What Hurts the Most! Congratulations, etc! But fear not, to cheer up the rest of you, here's what we learnt from this week's Top of the Pops:-
- This week the role of Fearne's weird uncle was played by the Jeremy Bowen, the scary eyed newsreader. No, we couldn't work out why, either.
- In twenty years time, Charlotte Church will look identical to Carol Vordeman.
- Defying all rational thought, Nickelback are still releasing records. Their new single is titled Photograph, which is quite ironic given that the last thing you'll ever want to recall is a Nickelback song.
- RETRO: The Undertones with Teenage Kicks. Even people who don't know who John Peel are fed up being told that this was his favouritist song ever ever.
- Sheryl Crow opens her new track declaring that "Good is good and bad is bad", which is taking the concept of the concise English Dictionary a step too far.
- Starsailor's new single, Crossfire might actually be quite good, if it didn't have to struggle with the fact that it's a Starsailor single.
- Much like building foundations, Ms Dynamite's Judgement Day is worthy but dull.
- Son of Dork, James from Busted's new band, give us an intriguing glimpse into what Busted's third album might have sounded like.
- And, indeed, what Busted's second album did sound like.
- RETRO: Squeeze with Cool for Cats. Things which are cool for cats: catnip, a toy fish on a string, milk, and not listening to Jools Holland.
- The world needs a Stooges referencing Happy Mondays track about as much as it needs to have it's molten core replaced with Yakult.
- Sugababes are number one. And quite right too.
- Also, and we really can't stress this enough, they really do have lovely hair.