Singles of the year: #49

49. The Show – Girls Aloud

Should have known, should have cared, should have hung around the kitchen in my underwear, acting like a lady; you should have made me.

Should have jumped a little higher, should have fluttered my mascara like a butterfly, instead of being lazy; it would have saved me.

No, me neither. Maybe we need an answer record?

Should have run for the hills, should have flushed away her stash of happy pills; she’s such a head case, I need some Me Space.

(OK, so it might need some more work. I am open to collaborations.)

As someone said not long ago: the least interesting thing about Girls Aloud is… Girls Aloud. Unless you a) fancy them, or b) aspire to be them – neither of which apply in my case, I hasten to assure you. No; what makes Girls Aloud so fantastic is the skewed, anything-goes creative genius of Brian “Xenomania” Higgins, whose work I’ve been tracking ever since his 1997 handbag house remix of Katrina & The Waves’ Love Shine A Light added light and laughter to my world. Indeed Girls Aloud only ever go wrong when they turn their hands to soppy ballad cover versions. (Unfortunately, this is also when they get Number One singles, but then what do the general public know, huh?)

Paul – of fellow Nottingham blog 1000 Shades Of Grey – you now take over the lead position in my exciting competition. If nobody else’s guesses show up in the remainder of this list, then that triple mix CD set could be yours.

(Well, you never know. Stranger things have happened.)

Already listed:
#49 The Show – Girls Aloud (Paul) · #64 Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters (Chig) · #85 Matinee – Franz Ferdinand (timothy)

Not (yet?) listed:
Tits On The Radio – Scissor Sisters (Todd) · Babycakes – 3 Of A Kind (dave) · Filthy/Gorgeous – Scissor Sisters (asta) · Heartbeats – The Knife (Swish David) · I Believe In You – Kylie Minogue (Joe) · Girls (rex the dog mix) – The Prodigy (Waitrose David) · Toxic – Britney Spears (Angus) ·Love Machine – Girls Aloud (Alan) · Trick Me – Kelis (Ben)

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