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i've heard that gnarls barkley song all of twice and i kinda like it.
nice to see the pipettes there amongst all the toss though.
I mean, the much hyped re-recording of the UK Theme that Radio 4's Little Englanders were supposed to be buying in droves only making 29 is good enough...
this Gnarls Barkley, not even whilst flicking through the music channels.
OMG, I used to know everything about the charts and such, now I know NOTHING. I doubt I'm missing out on much though.
I just had a listen and it sounds familar.
(gnarls barkley) I thought it sounded like it'd been stolen from somewhere. Very well produced, but an irritatingly samey/similar tune.
is the only song in the top 10 this week that i've actually heard...
is of much higher quality than the usual dross that is number 1, i get the feeling that this is going to become norm though with download singles going to number 1 before release, can only be a good thing i suppose
I disagree with that fact that a 'download-only' single can become the biggest selling single of a particular week. I still, and it may be the luddite in me, disagree with buying singles over the internet, because I don't think that an MP3 can give the same pleasure of 'ownership' as actually going into a shop, feeling that little tiny thrill as you find the single you want and then going home and reading the inlay while you listen to the song for the first time.
But that may just be me. I've always been kinda behind the times. I'm still in raptures about global hypercolour t-shirts.
As it is, I quite like the song. What I will also disagree with is the insinuation that now, with the new downloads-count-for-charts rule meaning that singles are hanging around for longer and climbing up the charts, this is a good thing. It isn't. I like the fact that the UK Charts are as they are. I like singles going straight in at number one, and having a short shelf-life. They are supposed to. I don't want a situation like in the USA, where a song hangs around for literally four or five months. I remember wanting to eat my own face when things like Bryan Adams and Wet Wet Wet and Whitney were number one for abolutely ages. I want my singles as they are now. But I have a very short attention span, so I may be alone in this as well.
Another point: MJ getting to 17 with his re-release makes me happy as well. Proof that sometimes punters don't fall for every cynical marketing scam by the big labels.
i mean, the highest place song is the one that most people want to buy and hear, be it on the internet or from a shop. i think your argument is wrapped up in the romantic idea of having a physical object, which i agree with and prefer, but there's no reason that the number one song can't be purely down to downloads.
And I like the new Morrissey one!
track has been all over the internet since last year. I'm surprised that people who want it on download haven't already snaffled it up. Just goes to show that people are less larcenous than I am.
It's the fact it's been all over Radio 1 at the sort of regularity only previously heard in Abu Giraib with the Barney The Dinosaur theme.
Has it got a video? Just realised that for such a high profile single I've not seen one.