Chart Report - 17/02/08
ChartSnipe: Wait a second here! There's been some kind of miscarriage of musical justice! It was ADELE'S TURN! C'mon, she's got a Brit Award and everything! It's bad enough that she was held off the top spot by a dance novelty record (not real music at all, see. Can you imagine Basshunter - IF that's his real name, which I very much doubt - appearing LIVE on Jools Holland? No? I rest my case!), which only got there because of some stupid reason like MORE PEOPLE BUYING IT or something. But NOW look! Her rightful place at No.1 has been USURPED by ANOTHER SPARE WINEHOUSE! Bah! And it was Nickelback's turn after Adele, actually. No manners, some people... (FM)
2 - Nickelback - 'Rock Star'
ChartSnipe: Proof, if proof were needed, that all you need to do to inject a bit of interest into your flagging moose-rock career (it's all in the bellowing, see) is to unveil a hitherto hidden sense of humour. Of course, once the door to smiley pastures is opened, it's hard to fully shut it again. Give it a couple of years and they'll be doing over-earnest, mooey versions of Weird Al Yankovic's greatest hits. What fun! (FM)
ChartSnipe: Hey, Basshunter? Are you finding that people are missing you Now You're Gone off the No.1 spot? HAHAHAHAHAHA! High five, anyone? (FM)
4 - David Jordan - 'Sun Goes Down'
ChartSnipe: Having had a chance to chat to David recently, I can exclusively reveal that this song was written as a trojan horse to get him into the charts, and therefore in everyone's faces. Well, it's certainly done THAT, but if the rest of his songs are just dreary, by-the-numbers pop, there will be TROUBLE... (FM)
5 - Adele - 'Chasing Pavements'
ChartSnipe: The trick with chasing pavements is not to get put off or confused by a fork in the road, or a sudden dead end. Experienced pavement chasers will tell you these things are an occupational hazard, one that everyone has to learn how to deal with. That thing about stepping on a crack is true though, so watch out! (FM)