Morning. Everyone survived in one piece then? Excellent.
Two pieces of business today:
The first is Earworms of the Year. I'm going to start compiling this over the next few days and look to get it published this time next week. The basic idea is that I will go through all of this year's Earworm of the Week columns and come up with some sort of a ranking. That will throw up a whole random assortment of tracks, but what I really need to make it work though is votes from everyone on what's been looping on your internal jukeboxes over the last 12 months. So put your thinking caps on and think of the five tunes that have been most stuck in your head this year. Put them in ranking order of 1 to 5, write a little bit of blurb about each one and then email them to me at the address in my profile.
Thanks to everyone who has voted so far. It's nice to do a list that's a bit different from your average "best of 2008" lists, but it's your contributions and comments that really make the list, if you ask me..... so please email me your top 5.
The Earworms of the Year Roll of honour.
2005 Coldplay - "Speed of Sound"
2006 Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy"
2007 Rihanna - "Umbrella"
Meanwhile, at the Auditorium, the countdown of the ten best albums has now reached the number 7s. Between the three of us, LB, bedshaped and I have picked Scars on Broadway, Laura Marling and Alphabeat. Guess who picked each one......
Right, so I'm off to my parents to do Christmas all over again. Wish me luck. Should be back tomorrow......