Friday, January 21, 2005

IS IT ME, OR IS THERE AN ODOUR OF RAT AROUND HERE?: Due - we're told - to some sort of discrepancy in the original figures supplied to the Brits people, they've expanded the nominations for Best Single from five to ten. This is to be "fair":

"The Brits is committed to ensuring the accuracy and integrity of all our awards."

Integrity? With Will Young in the running for the best single of the last 25 years?

Anyway, the usual rule is supposed to be that the five best selling/most played records of the year are nominated. The original lsit was this:

Band Aid 20 - Do They Know Its Christmas
Jamelia - Thank You
LMC vs U2 - Take Me To The Clouds Above
Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme
Will Young - Your Game

but then, with this sudden discovery of new details, they've added these:

Natasha Bedingfield - These Words
Keane - Everybody's Changing
George Michael - Amazing
Sugababes - In The Middle
The Streets - Dry Your Eyes

We wonder who they're trying to tempt along to play live by sneaking them a nomination in. We're not sure, but we don't believe that George Michael sold that many copies of Amazing, and it was hardly blaring from every street corner. I challenge you to find a milkman who can whistle it.