Saturday, February 19, 2005

Hoots Mon !

The Freakytrigger collective (they also have a blog) have embarked on an ambitious project indeed - to review all the 1,000+ number one chart singles since the 1950s.

Records are rated from one to ten, no tens so far (though the project only seems to have got up to 1965 or thereabouts). Only seven records rate a 9. One is the sublime work of Lord Rockingham, so cruelly spurned by the Student Grants and Clash fans who dominated the Norm poll.

(There was a minor outbreak of heather-scented r'n'r in the late 50's. Bill Haley also struck gold with 'Rockin Thru The Rye', a loose amalgamation of this Burns poem with this traditional song).

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