Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Blair Rock Project

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!

6 comments:

Kahless said...

Hear hear to your choice of vomit inducing sentimental crap.
:)
k.

Pixie said...

It's such a sweet record, how can you say that..... OH no, not he straight jacket again , no i promise I'll be good.


Libertines works for me.
px

J.J said...

Hi Kahless and thanks for popping in. I can't even think of that record without retching.

Pixie - they are coming to take you away ha ha he he!

Alan said...

I always thought that song was a grave insult to two women.

Princess Di because, what, she doesn't deserve a new song, just a rehash of an old one?

Marilyn Monroe because, what, she's not good enough to have the song any more?

Truly nauseating and offensive.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Trouble with the listed songs is that they are all good uns by serious musicos! Now what was that shit song by that shit group we put for Eurovision this year? That shit would better represent the Blair years I think! NOT REALLY! IT IS SO EASY TO BE CYNICAL. PERHAPS THESE LAST TEN YEARS WERE THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES?

J.J said...

Alan, I never thought of it that way before but now I have I hate it EVEN MORE!!!!

YP- For those of us who remember the 18 Tory years 'Things Have Surely Got Better.'