Evening. The weekend is here and to celebrate this glorious weather, I am about to take myself off to the gym for a swim in the indoor pool. Hurray! (Look, it makes sense to me, alright? My 2 week embargo on wearing my contact lenses ended this afternoon and I plan to celebrate in style. Well, I plan to go for a swim, anyways)
One last task to carry out though.... Earworms, of course.
You surely know the drill by now - blah blah blah....tunes that have floated unbidden across my brain / a Guest Editor's brain in the space of the last seven days....blah blah blah. Everyone knows this already, right? Can I take that as read, or do I maybe need to write some Earworm FAQs and have some sort of permalink thingie? Is that the sort of thing that bloggers do? I'm never quite sure....
Actually, now I think of it, perhaps I shouldn't be mentioning drills at all. This week's Guest Editor has spent rather a lot of time in the dentist's chair over the last few weeks, and I think it's probably something that she doesn't care to be reminded of too often.
Is it secret?
Is it safe?
Anyways. Get to the Earworms man. No one's interested in your blathering.
SO..... without further ado, it is my great pleasure to present for your Earworming pleasure....
Earworms of the Week - Guest Editor #60 - Cat from TheCatGirlSpeaks
10) The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani
I’m not much of a fan of Gwen Stefani’s solo stuff, although I did quite like No Doubt, back in the day. This, however, is an exceptionally catchy little number, despite the fact it sounds like she’s singing about rainwear - “The sweetest cape.”
Clearly, I am listening to too much Radio One at the moment.
9) Superstar Tradesman – The View
I saw The View live earlier this week – you can see the review here - and this track was pretty damn perfect. The support band was quite a different matter, but that’s a story for another day.
8) Cat’s in the Cradle – Ugly Kid Joe
Remember this? I heard it on the radio on the bank holiday Monday where there was some sort of guess the year thing going on. What a ridiculous song. Naturally, despite not having heard it in absolutely ages, I knew every single word.
Oh, and the year? I missed that part, so if you can tell me, I’ll be delighted.
7) Brianstorm - The Arctic Monkeys
I feel certain I should like The Arctic Monkeys, and I don’t doubt the fact that lyrically, they are very clever. But I don’t. Catchy though.
6) Up the Junction – Squeeze
Back to that View gig, I’m afraid. This was the sole cover of the evening and it’s been rattling around my brain ever since.
5) A Life Less Ordinary – Ash
Does anyone know what happened to Ash? Have I just lost the thread along the way? Anyway. I watched the film of the same name on Sunday night and haven’t been able to get this song out of my head since. Actually, forget the song – how hot was Ewan McGregor in this, despite his dodgy haircut?
4) Country Mile – Camera Obscura
Currently being used on the Florence and Fred for Tesco ad, fact fans.
3) (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
I should stress that I’m a bit of a purist here, so this is the original version, not the Comic Relief one. Although I’m certain The Proclaimers are laughing all the way to the bank with that. Or they would be if it wasn’t for charidee. This track reminds me of the end of every wedding I’ve ever been to. Reminiscent of braying along while trying to stop drunken “uncle” Sid from putting his hand on your arse.
2) Yellow – Coldplay
This track will now be forever linked in my head with pain, playing as it was while I was at the dentist’s mercy yesterday.
Frankly, it’s a good job I was never a Coldplay fan.
1) Young Folks – Peter, Bjorn and John
Seldom has a track been used as a background on television quite as much as this one. (Except, of course, every single record from Moby’s Play album.) It crops up absolutely everywhere from adverts to sports programmes, and that whistle-y bit’s just made to be an earworm. That aside, I absolutely love this, and if you’re looking for a new CD to buy, I’d thoroughly recommend this little lot.
Thanks Cat. There's sadly nothing *really* disgraceful in there, is there? (no Coldplay jokes please. Do at least try to remember that I like Coldplay. Thanks). Is it really only me who gets plagued by utterly unspeakable earworms ALL THE TIME. I reckon that the podcasts would be greatly enhanced by the theme tune from the Um Bongo adverts or "Against All Odds" by Phil Collins. Perhaps even a comedy bit of Mariah Carey (which I was lucky enough to be earworming only this morning - and it was a really full on warbly one too).
Perhaps that's just me?
Podcasts are available here, and I'm sure this one will be up before long.
Next time: Statue John
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