zaterdag, april 15, 2006

Catch of the week

AMG ziet er trouwens weer een pak professioneler uit met hun vernieuwde look.

Ondanks een drukke week heb ik me toch doorheen volgende interessante feature weten te werken: “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles"

Enkele snippets:
Kylie Minogue- Spinning Around
[06/25/2000; 1 week]

But this is the first real important cultural shift #1 of the decade. Kylie Was Back. Nearly six years divorced from her last top 10 single, and finally devoid of the need to be indie, to work with Nick Cave, or to do guest appearances on The Vicar of Dibley. She was back, and with her arse she could disguise the fact she had the body of a 12 year-old boy. Kylie is the great card trick of popular music from the last 20 years. Everybody will agree that Kylie is a Great Pop Star. Now, go and look at a list of her hit singles. Notice how many of them you love. That'd be about two of them then, wouldn't it? And a lot of forgettable crystal-meth-and-Southern-Comfort provincial gay bar fodder. This is amongst them. Disco with a tenth of the vibrancy required.

Shaggy ft. RikRok- It Wasn't Me
[02/04/2001; 1 week]

“Open up man... my girl just caught me.” Those of you returning from serving in Iraq, please pay attention. Don't sit around moping about having your leg blown off, or mourning all the corpses of kids you've seen/caused. Don't become a bouncer/contract killer/homeless like the rest of your brethren. No, instead, take a tip from everyone's favourite veteran of the first Gulf War, Shaggy. Have a big hit, fuck off for four years, have another big hit, wash, rinse, repeat. A tightly packed and plotted relationship drama (no doubt a big impact on the writers of Desperate Housewives), Shaggy bellows like a town crier through the verses,

Holly Valance- Kiss Kiss
[05/05/2002; 1 week]

“Tonight you're gonna get my... mwah-mwah.” So, when it comes down to it, what do the British actually like? Two things: Australian soap stars in their pants, and kebab shops. So why not get an Australian soap star in the nuddy to cover one of those ever-popular Turkish MTV hits that accompany the cry of “You want special sauce with that boss?”, and land yourself an ever-easy number one single?

Band Aid 20- Do They Know It's Christmas?
[12/05/2004; 4 weeks]

Is this the moment pop music just threw its hands into the air and went “That's it, I quit. Do what you want”?