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Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« on: May 25, 2019, 03:59:17 PM »
I'm going to say The Ballad of Tom Jones by those loathsome cunts Space and that woman with the horrible voice Cerys Matthews

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 04:10:52 PM »
Wrong, its Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight.

Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 04:12:02 PM »
What's classed as the Britpop era? 94-97?

Is 'Going For Gold' by Shed 7 too lazy an answer?
I've just annoyed myself by thinking of it. Fuck you, Witter!

Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 04:14:28 PM »
Wrong, its Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight.

I'd say that was post-Britpop, and 'Achilles Heel' was even worse.
Definitely shit though.

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2019, 04:17:32 PM »
A Kula Shaker one.

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2019, 04:19:28 PM »
Oasis and Blur

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2019, 04:19:37 PM »
Daydreamer by Menswear. Hugely lauded by the NME as being the Next Big Thing, then that song came out and everyone realised they were gash. I'm not sure if it even charted or not.

Anything by Sleeper. I don't know why, but they used to irritate me.

Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2019, 04:20:13 PM »
This is bringing back some bad memories.
Stuff I'd obviously spent years blocking out.

I hate this thread!

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2019, 04:23:05 PM »
You leave Cerys alone.


Only the Strongest Will Survive by Hurricane #1 was pretty appalling. But the winner of this will always be Mermaid by Posh, which I still find difficult believing is not a parody of the worst excesses of the 'cheeky' side of britpop. It's so embarrassingly awful on every imaginable level.

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2019, 04:25:17 PM »
This is bringing back some bad memories.
Stuff I'd obviously spent years blocking out.

I hate this thread!

Have some of this:
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Dodgy
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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2019, 04:27:16 PM »
Have some of this:
Northern Uproar
Gay Dad
Dodgy
Marion

I like Dodgy.
Terrific live band and (all but one of) their albums are great.

EDIT: 'Good Enough' can fuck off though.

Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2019, 04:30:02 PM »
we've already got a "bittersweet symphony is fucking shit" thread.

I just thought I'd point that out. there are other contenders, of course.

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2019, 04:35:29 PM »
I like Dodgy.
Terrific live band and (all but one of) their albums are great.

EDIT: 'Good Enough' can fuck off though.

I saw Dodgy play at an accoustic festival a couple of years ago, which was quite odd. They don't look much different. The drummer still wears hats, for example.

Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2019, 04:44:26 PM »
You leave Cerys alone.


Only the Strongest Will Survive by Hurricane #1 was pretty appalling. But the winner of this will always be Mermaid by Posh, which I still find difficult believing is not a parody of the worst excesses of the 'cheeky' side of britpop. It's so embarrassingly awful on every imaginable level.

I like it, thanks for introducing me to it! Though I do think it's a bit grim (through you will probably be pleased to know) that despite having been on Youtube for nearly 13 years, that video has yet to break 5000 views.

For what it's worth I agree that 'Only the Strongest' was rotten, a fact compounded by the Sun advert that it featured it contemporaniously.

Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2019, 04:45:49 PM »
I saw Dodgy play at an accoustic festival a couple of years ago, which was quite odd. They don't look much different. The drummer still wears hats, for example.

I saw them a few months back and the hat seems to have moved to the guitarist.
Mat (the drummer) has gone down the big beard route, but the others have aged pretty well.

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2019, 04:56:10 PM »
It's got to be Space, surely. Such utter irredeemable shit that even Steve Lamacq didn't like them, and would mention this as proof that he wasn't just an indie drone because controversially he didn't like Space.

This fucking crap is possibly worse than the Tom Jones one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI8FV237j4A

Also this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1NBpVKWh_c


Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2019, 05:13:14 PM »
Embrace were pretty damn dreary.  And that World Cup song they did a decade or so later was the least memorable 3 minutes of sound ever committed to tape.

Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2019, 05:15:25 PM »
A Kula Shaker one.

:-(  I liked Kula Shaker.  First couple of albums, at least - whether Crispian Wossname was an insufferable shit or not.

Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2019, 05:29:00 PM »
So Why So Sad by the Manics.

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2019, 05:29:40 PM »
Because it was a crushing Britpop sell-out by a decent band: Single Girl by Lush

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2019, 05:32:04 PM »
Isn't Ladykillers worse? I dunno, I'm not a Lush fan.

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2019, 05:49:24 PM »
We Love You by Menswear, Hanging Around by Me Me Me, Walk Away by Cast ... so many options.

I still loathe Country House. And Wonderwall too.

Hanging Around is pretty terrible though, a more annoying song than Parklife sung by an even more annoying member of Blur. For a brief moment in 1996 it probably seemed like a good idea.

Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2019, 06:06:28 PM »
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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2019, 06:29:55 PM »
I like Dodgy.
Terrific live band and (all but one of) their albums are great.

EDIT: 'Good Enough' can fuck off though.
No even the Mo Salah version?

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2019, 06:55:01 PM »
It's Catch - Bingo. A song so bad it killed Princess Diana.

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2019, 07:07:04 PM »
Didn't someone do a song called Deadlier Than The Male or something. (Not the Walker Brothers song)
I remember this being fucking awful.

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2019, 07:16:15 PM »
Didn't someone do a song called Deadlier Than The Male or something. (Not the Walker Brothers song)
I remember this being fucking awful.

That's Space. Who I actually didn't mind in small doses.

Party Hard by Pulp is a terrible single. But not quite as bad as TV Movie from the same album.

Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2019, 08:02:38 PM »
It's got to be Space, surely. Such utter irredeemable shit that even Steve Lamacq didn't like them, and would mention this as proof that he wasn't just an indie drone because controversially he didn't like Space.

This fucking crap is possibly worse than the Tom Jones one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI8FV237j4A

Also this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1NBpVKWh_c

At least those have a bit of ambition to them with the arrangements and so on even if Tommy Cockles or whatever he's called is a rubbish singer. There were many lazier chancers around who's ideas stretched no further sounding a bit like Oasis or a bit like Blur.

The worst stuff from that era was the obvious bandwagon-jumping tossers that changed their sound to try and have a hit, like this clown who a year earlier had been churning out terrible white boy R&B and suddenly deciding he needed to affect a cockerny accent and sound like the Small Faces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_d_fi8IDMo

This one just makes me feel a bit ill. Even at the time when I was into all these kind of bands, this just stood out as lame copycat shite(it's Straw - The Aeroplane Song to save you clicking)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwOqyjOc4OU

Arghh, another memory stirred. This one also invokes feeling of nausea as it reminds me of being off sick from school with a stomach infection, and this song being on the radio non-stop all week. I can only assume the labels must've been signing absolutely anyone they could find in 1996-7 as nothing else could explain gimps like these getting round-the-clock airplay on national radio.

It's just so limp and plodding, there's nothing appealing about it. No amount of nostalgia could make this song sound good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtAunxgEP_k

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Re: Worst charting song by a Britpop era band
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2019, 08:09:23 PM »
At least those have a bit of ambition to them with the arrangements and so on even if Tommy Cockles or whatever he's called is a rubbish singer. There were many lazier chancers around who's ideas stretched no further sounding a bit like Oasis or a bit like Blur.

The worst stuff from that era was the obvious bandwagon-jumping tossers that changed their sound to try and have a hit, like this clown who a year earlier had been churning out terrible white boy R&B and suddenly deciding he needed to affect a cockerny accent and sound like the Small Faces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_d_fi8IDMo

This one just makes me feel a bit ill. Even at the time when I was into all these kind of bands, this just stood out as lame copycat shite(it's Straw - The Aeroplane Song to save you clicking)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwOqyjOc4OU

Arghh, another memory stirred. This one also invokes feeling of nausea as it reminds me of being off sick from school with a stomach infection, and this song being on the radio non-stop all week. I can only assume the labels must've been signing absolutely anyone they could find in 1996-7 as nothing else could explain gimps like these getting round-the-clock airplay on national radio.

It's just so limp and plodding, there's nothing appealing about it. No amount of nostalgia could make this song sound good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtAunxgEP_k

Fair play, those are really, really shit. Your knowledge of the dregs of Britpop is truly next level.