Radio 5 have got a thing going this week to find the best record to illustrate the Blair years. They have narrowed it down to 10 all released during the past ten years and they are:
BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY - The Verve
ANGELS - Robbie Williams
I PREDICT A RIOT - Kaiser Chiefs
I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR - Arctic Monkeys
FIX YOU - Coldplay
YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL - James Blunt
BABYLON - David Gray
STOP CRYING YOUR HEART OUT - Oasis
TAKE ME OUT- Franz Ferdinand
CAN'T STAND ME NOW - The Libertines
I can see where most of them are coming from but the connection to 'I bet you look good on the dancefloor' escapes me as does 'You're Beautiful' but that is surely in the wrong competition and should be up for the Worst Record of the Blair years.
Anyway, our vote counts....which makes a nice change. Details can be found here.
But even 'You're Beautiful' would not stand a chance in the Worst Record of the Past Ten Years Competition. Nothing could possibly hold a candle to this piece of vomit inducing sentimental crap. Not in the last ten years, nor indeed EVER!
The Hamilton Hacker - Nice wee bit of sly humour from the April 1937 issue of the *Socialist Standard*.
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