Friday 29 December 2006

you're my favourite waste of time....

Pay attention - here's the science bit.

The (more or less) complete list.... in rough ranking order.

crazy, gnarls barkley
I don't feel like dancing,scissor sisters
chelsea dagger,the fratellis
chasing cars,snow patrol
hopipolla ,sigur ros
smile,lily allen
over and over,hot chip
yeah yeah yeah song,flaming lips
dani california,red hot chilli peppers
9 to 5,dolly parton
since u been gone,kelly clarkson
when you were young,the killers
patience,take that
naïve,the kooks
fill my little world,the feeling
dr who theme,
rudebox,robbie williams
farmer in the city,scott walker
the downeaster alexa,billy joel
casimir pulaski day,Sufjan Stevens
love it when you call,the feeling
certain romance,arctic monkeys
steady, as she goes,raconteurs
hurt,johnny cash
I bet you look good on the dancefloor,arctic monkeys
I write sins, not tragedies,panic at the disco
the current,blue man group
yeah yeah,bodyrox
set fire to the third bar,snow patrol
kids with guns,gorillaz
james bond theme,monty norman
all sparks,editors
once and never again,long blondes
Los Campesinos,you! Me! Dancing!
young folks,peter, bjorn & john
is it any wonder,keane
forward kwenda,tadzungaria
wake up,arcade fire
lola,the kinks
Waiting for You (say say say),Hi_Tack
guns of brixton,clash
love,serenity OST
the man with the golden gun,lulu
gleaming auction,snow patrol
it's tricky ,run dmc
there was a time,guns n'roses
get out of my dreams (get into my car),billy ocean
always a woman,billy joel
theme from thundercats,
snow ((hey oh)),red hot chilli peppers
when you wasn't famous,the streets
theme from um bongo,
kia ora advert,
supermassive blackhole,muse
free money,patti smith
daddy sang bass,johnny cash
suzie,boy kill boy
jailbreak,thin lizzy
if you leave me now,chicago
hunting high and low,A-Ha
Don't know much,aaron neville & Linda ronstadt
chicago,Sufjan Stevens
love like a river,climie fisher
first of the gang to die,morrissey
merry xmas everyone,slade
na na hey hey,steam
leaving on a jet plane,john denver
you know my name,chris cornell
pass the hatchet, I think I'm goodkind,yo la tengo
overture from tommy,the who
holding in the world,bob schneider
celebrity tarzan,moyles
I believe in a thing called love,hayseed dixie
the man comes around,johnny cash
one piece at a time,johnny cash
In the Mood,Glenn Miller
standing on my own again,graham coxon
firefly main theme,firefly
chocolate salty balls,chef
every rose has its thorn,poison
push it / no fun,salt n' pepa / stooges
we hold each other up,the wonderstuff
never went to church,the streets
it's a hit,we are scientists
big guns,jenny lewis and the watson twins
and she was,talking heads
she moves in her own way,kooks
pop goes the weasle,anthony newley
walking abortion,manic street preachers
sheila ,jamie t
le freak,chic
cannonaball,the breeders
oh l'amour,erasure
john wayne gacy jr,sufjan stevens
harrowdown hill,thom yorke
teenage kicks,undertones
the way you move,outkast
mr e's beautiful blues,the eels
travelling riverside blues,led zeppelin
ebony & Ivory,macca
make your own kind of music,mama cass
sellotape my hands,little my
science fiction / double feature,rocky horror
get back,the beatles
what, what you got,little man tate
getting bright at night,the icarus line
dignity ,deacon blue
brilliant creatures,marc almond
break the night with colour,richard ashcroft
lonely soul,UNKLE feat. Richard Ashcroft
I just died in your arms tonight,cutting crew
suddenly I see,KT Tunstall
the art teacher,rufus wainwright
no surprises,radiohead
concrete schoolyard,jurassic 5
thank you jack white,the flaming lips
le toi du moi,carla bruni
dear god please help me,morrissey
panther dash,the go team
for the price of a cup of tea,belle & sebastian
all night come,DJ Nite
new england,jamie t
wake up ,rage against the machine
back to the sea,the futureheads
for your eyes only,sheena easton
I'm gonna be,the proclaimers
more than a feeling,boston
copacobana,barry manilow
it's beginning to get to me,snow patrol
truck drivin' song,weird al yankowich
Gods gonna cut you down,johnny cash
sexual healing ,marvin gaye
All together now,the farm
snap your fingers,l'il john
crash and burn,gran bel fisher
crazy in love,beyonce
rehab,amy winehouse
distant sun,crowded house
heaven help the new girl,the long blondes
take that look off your face,marti webb
new york state of mind,billy joel
I've been waiting for tomorrow all my life,The the
wonderful life,black
everywhere,fleetwood mac
another sunny day,belle & sebastian
better together,jack johnson
wicked soul,kubb
nature's law,embrace
stockholm syndrome,muse
worry,different gear
camera obscura,carl bartos
new born,muse
heartbreaker,led zeppelin
flight of the bumblebee,douglas
skip to the end,futureheads
bad medicine,bon jovi
stacked actors,foo fighters
yes,manic street preachers
black coffee,all saints
wake up and make love to me,ian dury
speak to me someone,gene
being around,lemonheads
How Come,Ray LaMontagne
one night in bankok,murray head
banquet,bloc party
london bridge ,fergie
quicksand,david bowie
temperature,sean paul
double team,tenacious d
in the sun,michael stipe
and I was a boy from school,hot chip
god of darts,grindrinker
a sky of honey,kate bush
I know who mogwai are too, darling,george pringle
the greatest,cat power
red dress,sugababes
all good things (come to an end),Nelly Furtado
running the world,jarvis
think I'm in love but I'm kinda scared to say so,beck
casanova in hell,pet shop boys & rufus wainwright
miss murder,AFI
you only live once,the strokes
but it's better when we do,panic at the disco
ramble on,led zeppelin
foxtrot uniform charlie kilo,bloodhound gang
glory box,portishead
arthur murray taught me dancing,helen o'connell
war of the worlds,jeff wayne
cocaine blues,johnny cash
john the revelator,depeche mode
jenny don't be hasty,paulo nutini
sewn,the feeling
how to save a life,the fray
blue jeans,blur
positive tension,bloc party
pale blue eyes,Velvet Underground
knocking on heaven's door,bob dylan
jonny briggs,jonny briggs
fake tales of san francisco,arctic monkeys
I'm your villain,franz ferdinand
child psychology,black box recorder
neighbourhood #1,arcade fire
all these things that I've done,the killers
ever fallen in love,fine young cannibals
gone,kanye west
superstition,stevie wonder
the golden path,chemical brothers
slight return,the bluetones
everybody needs someone to love,blues brothers
homesick,the vines
you shook me all night long,AC/DC
I feel love,blue man group
music for a found harmonium,penguin café orchestra
thunderbirds are go,busted
something wicked this way comes,the enid
theme from "new tricks",Dennis Waterman
The baby eating bishop of bath and wells,Graham Parsnip
drive my car,beatles
don't do me any favours,a-ha
welcome to the jungle,guns n'roses
sweet jane,Velvet Underground
vicinity of obscenity,system of a down
sweet child o'mine,guns n'roses
atlantic ,keane
bang bang, you're dead,dirty pretty things
my favourite game,cardigans
everlong,foo fighters
she's losing it,belle & sebastian
back in black,AC/DC
when the going gets tough,billy ocean
one of us,abba
time of our lives,Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
you got the love,the source feat. Candi statton
superfreak,rick james
communication,the cardigans
tom's diner,suzanne vega
girl,robots in disguise
8675309 Jenny,tommy tutone
Exes and hoes,modern groove syndicate
junk shop clothes,the auteurs
enter sandman,metallica
la la love you,the pixies
henry the eighth,joe brown
something kind of ooh,girls aloud
grey day,madness
keep the faith ,bon jovi
losing touch with my mind,spaceman 3
beat my guest,adam and the ants
smiley faces,gnarls barkley
I started something I couldn't finish,the smiths
another opening, another show,cole porter
science is golden,the grates
gold,beverly knight
reach for the sun,mik mak mok
terror shark,municipal waste
candyman,Christina Aguilera
tired of me,jesu
the mask,dangerdoom feat. Ghostface
jolson and jones,scott walker
red alert,basement jaxx
the sun in my eyes,sally oldfield
don't stop me now,mcfly / Queen
Another day in paradise, phil collins
dub be good to me,beats international
What else is there,Royksopp
run,snow patrol
most of the time,bob dylan
life becoming a landslide,manic street preachers
till I die,beach boys
In the Midnight Hour,wilson pickett
impeach the president,the honeydrippers
in the year 2525,fields of the nephilim
the mess we're in,PJ Harvey
40',Franz Ferdinand
where I end and you begin,radiohead
dry your eyes (chris martin version),the streets
burning benches,morning runner
back again,boy kill boy
like glue,sean paul
death of a salesman,low
paranoid,black sabbath
vehicles and animals ,athlete
drive,the cars
closing time,semisonic
lovestain,jose gonzalez
kirby's house,razorlight
annie, I'm not your daddy,king creole and the coconuts
you needed me,boyzone
the timewarp,rocky horror
lips of an angel,hinder
swallowed in the sea,coldplay
bullet with butterfly wings,smashing pumpkins
515,the who
rose,the feeling
red war,probot
the unfilmable life and life of…,spencer mcgarry season
delirious love,neil diamond
monster,the automatic
weekend without makeup,long blondes
you're all I have,snow patrol
ikea,jonathan coulton
biology,girls aloud
oh bondage up yours,x ray spex
this time,INXS
goodbye my lover,james blunt
NY State of Mind (lights out remix),Nas feat Billy Joel
neighbourhood #2 ,Arcade Fire
I love you baby,andy williams
batya,the ukranians
late night, maudlin street,morrissey
just,mark ronson
Warrior,public image ltd
hit the city ,mark lanegan
the whores hustle and the hustlers whore,PJ Harvey
theme from grandstand,
everybody's gone to war,nerina pallot
life is a pigsty,morrissey
I'm with stupid,pet shop boys
don't panic,coldplay
new french girlfriend,the auteurs
take me out,Franz Ferdinand
groove is in the heart,dee-lite
fake plastic trees,radiohead
blueberry hill,fats domino
fallen angel,elbow
the one and only,chesney hawkes
no good deed,wicked
one step beyond,madness
who are you,the who
thrill of it,robert randolph
fat children,jarvis
waiting for the moving van,david ackles
teenagers,my chemical romance
just like honey,jesus & mary chain
comfortably numb,pink floyd
love changes everything,climie fisher
summertime,miles davis
float on,modest mouse
truth rest your head,gene
where are you baby?,betty boo
let me kiss you, morrissey
in the crossfire,starsailor
cecilia ann,pixies
my sharona,the knack
like a rolling stone,bob dylan
my war,black flag
sewn,the feeling
buck rogers,feeder
protection,massive attack
the youngest was the most loved,morrissey
everybody knows,leonard cohen
the wait,built to spill
don quixote,nik kershaw
the immigrant song,led zeppelin
upside down,jack johnson
no one knows,queens of the stoneage
easy lover,phil collins
jungle boogie,Kool and the Gang
make me smile,steve harley
since you've been gone ,rainbow
little boxes,malvina reynolds
ready or not,the lightning seeds
crackin' rosie,neil diamond
bille jean,michael jackson
the only living boy in new cross,carter usm
young folks,peter, bjorn and john
today has been OK,Emiliana Torrini
no, no never,texas lightning
losing my edge,lcd soundsystem
in my heart,moby
samba pa ti,santana
JCB song,nizlopi
candy pop,bis
doctor destructo,tangerine dream
rapper's delight,sugarhill gang
tragedy,bee gees
cosmo canyon,final fantasy VII
I'm only sleeping,beatles
jackson,johnny cash
I'm finding it harder to be a gentleman,white stripes
lose yourself,eminem
go your own way,fleetwood mac
boss of me,they might be giants
dosed,red hot chilli peppers
PYT,michael jackson
unsolved child murder,the auteurs
battle of the planets,fader gladiator
hey ya,outkast
talk (thin white duke remix),coldplay
the girls and dogs,scott walker
the chain,fleetwood mac
sound & vision ,david bowie
let it grow,eric clapton
leningrad,billy joel
anchorage,michelle shocked
the theme music to stuart little,stuart little OST
innocent man,billy joel
Just Want to dance the night away,the mavericks
backwater,meat puppets
I just don't trust myself (with loving you),John Mayer
marblehead johnson,the bluetones
england's glory ,max wall
ibi dreams of pavement,broken social scene
july morning,uriah heep
99 Luftballons,Nena
baba o'reilly,the who
when the sun goes down,arctic monkeys
theme from super mario brothers,london symphony orchestra
leaders of the free world,elbow
heartbeats,jose gonzalez
such a small love,scott walker
my girl,temptations
kathy wilson,wolfsbane
marian,sisters of mercy
manchester,the times
blinded by the lights,the streets
voulez vous,abba
ca plane pour moi,plastic bertrand
when will I be famous,bros
theme to chicken tonight,
cum by yar,
the bends,radiohead
three lions,lightning seeds
2 minutes 2 midnight,iron maiden
magic moments,perry como
blue orchid,white stripes
wake up boo,boo radleys
it's like that,Run DMC feat Jason Nevins
from paris to berlin,inferno
kennedy,the wedding present
right stuff,new kids on the block
I am the resurrection,stone roses
theme from the A-Team,
playing in the band,grateful dead
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talk tonight,oasis
love machine,girls aloud
whatever happened,the strokes
blood witch,the melvins
incantations,mike oldfield


Scoring was complicated(-ish).

Email votes: A sliding scale of 5 points for a number 1 choice.... down to 1 point for a number 5 choice. If no preference was expressed, they all got 3 points.

Earworms: I catalogued these and scored them on a sliding scale of 5 points for a number one all the way down to 0.5 of a point for a number 10. Again, if no preference was expressed, they all got three points.

This year I counted all of my own Earworm choices as well as those of the Guest Editors.... which explains things like Scott Walker, Sufjan Stevens and Billy Joel.

For the record, "Crazy" got 29.5 points. It was a pretty resounding victory really as second place scored 14.5.

Any mistakes in the scoring are all my fault. Any mistakes in the rankings above are down to Excel.

See you next year!

1 comment:

  1. anal, moi?

    (and to be fair, Ben asked for this last year, and as I have all the working to hand and I'm currently being paid to sit in the office in front of a computer...)