Monday, October 31, 2005
It's Monday! And we've finally successfully managed the surprisingly complex task of remembering both which channel and what time Top of the Pops is on at, leading to our first recording of the show in a fortnight! Hooray! Let's see what we learnt then, shall we?
- Fearne Cotton borrowed one of her mum's dresses this week to stand next to co-host Richard Bacon, but her hair was nice.
- After our initial unsurety about Will Young's new single, Switch it On, we've finally decided that it's seven shades of aceness. Hooray! This also makes it at least seven shades more ace than Gareth Gates' recorded output.
- Also, we really liked his trousers.
- Morning Runner, in the charts with Be All You Want To Be have spent this year touring with Athlete, Coldplay and Morning Runner. This tells you everything you need to know about them.
- RETRO: Destiny's Child with Survivor. Yes, apparently four years ago is now considered retro. Here they refused to compromise their Christianity by dancing around in skimpy camouflage bikini tops and generally being very ace indeed. What went wrong?
- Oh, Kelly Clarkson... a big pop ballad combined with an unflattering top isn't a good combination really.
- Indeed, the song made Kelly seem like an American Jo O'Meara, only, like, successful.
- The bored, lifeless vocals of Audio Bullys' I'm in Love makes it seem less like he's in love, more in his local branch of Tesco's, wondering where the ready meals have been moved to.
- Kate Bush is back! And she's got hair seemingly made out of feathers and a flying Elvis suit for company. And to think people consider her to be "a bit mad".
- "And now another fantastic Great British voice - Here's Texas!" said Fearne, simultaneously raising and dashing the hopes of a nation.
- Sharleen Spiteri is basing her look an a Liza Minelli drag act.
- RETRO: Prodigy with Firestarter. When this video was first shown, the BBC received hundreds of complaints. Nowadays, of course, he'd just be slapped with an ASBO and be done with it. Which, given Baby's Got a Temper and, indeed, his solo work, may not have been such a bad idea.
- Westlife are at number one with You Raise Me Up. They were wearing black suits. For Westlife, this counts as a radical change of direction.