Monday, April 24, 2006


The annual Ivor Novello awards for songwriting have been announced, and there's an interesting split between the dully predictable and the obvious faux-indie:

Best song musically and lyrically

* Fix You - Coldplay
* I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
* Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall

Best contemporary song

* Dare - Gorillaz
* I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
* Wires - Athlete

Best television soundtrack

* A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets
* Colditz
* Elizabeth I

Best original film score

* The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
* Evil
* Pride and Prejudice

PRS most performed work

* Shiver - Natalie Imbruglia
* Speed of Sound - Coldplay
* You're Beautiful - James Blunt

International hit of the year

* Speed of Sound - Coldplay
* Tripping - Robin Williams
* You're Beautiful - James Blunt

To be presented on the day

* Best-selling UK single
* Album award
* Outstanding Song Collection
* International Achievement
* Classical Music award
* PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music
* Songwriters of the Year
* Special International Award
* Academy Fellowship

Now, it could just be us, but Natalie Imbruglia's Shiver? Surely if it's on the shortlist that must mean even if it's not the most performed it must be the second or third most performed?


Did it clamber on top of a commercial we managed to miss or something?

Oh, and we know that it was Robbie and not Robin Williams who did Trippin, but we thought the straight cut and paste from the BBC News site was at least more amusing than the thought of Williams being given another prize.

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