My Top Ten tracks of the month!
Love How It Hurts - Scouting For Girls (2011)
Scouting for Girls, their debut album, came out over ten years ago now. Man, I feel old! I love all their stuff but this one just pips the others to the post as my favourite. It peaked at #17 and was one of the last of their singles to chart.
Salt Sweat Sugar - Jimmy Eat World (2001)
Nostalgia central! Bleed American remains the only album I have ever gone out and bought solely on the strength of a written magazine review. It was well worth taking that pocket money risk though and Jimmy Eat World went on to do pretty well in the UK during the early 2000s.
Life Is a Highway - Rascal Flatts (2006)
Rascal Flatts covered this 1992 track by Tom Cochrane for Disney Pixar's Cars soundtrack. Marianna has wanted a YouTube rotation of Disney songs this month and this is definitely one of the better offerings!
Nancy Mulligan - Ed Sheeran (2017)
One of my favourite Ed Sheeran tracks, Nancy Mulligan peaked at #13 on the UK singles chart in 2017 and #3 in Ireland. This vid has Open Champion Irish Dancer, Hannah Redlich, entertaining some re-enactment WW2 troops.
Girls Lie Too - Terri Clark (1970)
More country with Terri Clark; this one topped the US country chart back in 2004 and starred Shaun Silva as Captain Jack Sparrow in the video.
My House - Dr Syntax ft. Tom Caruana (2012)
The song for everyone who has ever lived in shared digs! Dr. Syntax is a UK rapper from rural North Oxfordshire, renowned for his clever lyrics and commentary on middle class problems...
Das Geht Boom - Harris & Ford ft. Lisah (2013)
I love Austrian dance duo Harris & Ford because cheesy Eurodance is always where it's at for me. This one spent eight weeks in the Austrian singles chart in summer 2013, peaking at #25. Anthony's most hated of their tracks is Tick Tack (Boom Bang) (2014) so I've made sure to play that a few times this month too...
Hamma! - Culcha Candela (2007)
Speaking of cheese, it don't get much better than Culcha Candela's break through hit. It reached the top spot on the German chart, in addition to #3 in Austria and #13 in Switzerland. In German, generally speaking, something is the hammer (der Hammer) if it's really good. So the song is just a guy telling a girl that she's the best. Especially in that outfit.
Wildes Ding - Culcha Candela (2011)
This was one of my favourite getting ready to go out songs back in the day. Now it's the background track to doing some laundry... Ah, adulthood.
House Trained Dog - Lenny Henry & Gina Yashere (2005)
Spoof of Snoop Dogg's 2004 mega hit Drop It Like It's Hot for the second series of The Lenny Henry Show.
I ain't got time to listen to a phat tune,
She'll be back soon so I better vacuum,
Then clean the kids' room with a new broom,
Oh my God, it's all doom and gloom!
She's my woman and I gotta have her lovin'
So I'm sticking my kids' supper in the microwave oven.
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