Bit surprised Sandi Thom's missing from the poll options.
A poor man's KT Tunstall perhaps?
Nah, it's cos her music doesn't strike me as being anything interesting. As much as Punk Rocker
irritatingly stuck in my head for a while, I still don't like it or her music.
P.S I'm still obsessed with the Pyke, can't wait for his debut album (and the potentiality of seeing him do a free gig on Australia Day woo! Unless I have to work, which will suck if I do)!
Anyhoo, next batch of tuneage...
51. James Blunt - Wisemen
The overexposed Mr Blunt (this song I had to listen to twice a day when I worked at my temporary job, this is how stupid radio is here) comes in at #51 with one of the better tunes from his debut. He would've had 2 songs in my best of chart for 2006 had Goodbye My Lover
not got on my nerves so much (you'll see it in the worst chart, for reasons which I'll explain later). I get confused as to what order Blunty's singles went in, so methinx this is the 4th single or the 1st single which got re-released as the 4th single.
Anyway, interesting fact - this got released across the Tasman as the 2nd single, rather than Goodbye My Lover
. Those Kiwis are smart. James makes his 2nd appearance on my chart in 2 years (You're Beautiful
was #26 last year - yes, I didn't take to it like 1/2 of UKMIX did).
#21 NZ, #23 UK, #11 Oz
50. Franz Ferdinand - Walk Away
The 2nd UK single for the Scottish lads makes my top 50 for 2006. Their 2nd album was one of the albums (along with Blunty) that I bought overseas towards the end of last year (in Singapore to be precise) - I didn't buy their first, even though I ummed and aahed over it so much. Methinx they lost their way after this one was released, going downtempo wasn't such a great idea after all. I would've liked to have seen an animated video for this one (crazy I know), but apparently this wasn't the case (haven't YouTubed it to find out, maybe I should).
49. Coldplay - Talk
Before people start protesting at the low position for this, hear me out. I happen to think this is Coldplay's most overrated song ever (certainly around these parts anyway - yes, more than Yellow
or The Scientist
) and it took me forever and a day to like it...and after much stubbornness, I did - for a while. Anyway, I went and saw these guys live in June (a gig I had been anticipating for a very long time) and they didn't disappoint at all...actually, this song was kinda better live, the crowd got right into it on the night I went. And just because I think this is overrated, doesn't mean I don't like the video - methinx the video for this is their best yet.
#10 UK, #20 Oz, #20 NZ, #86 US
48. Nelly Furtado feat Timbaland - Promiscuous
A worldwide hit for Ms Furtado comes in at #48 on my '06 chart. Why you ask? I didn't get into this immediately for starters, only after it peaked at #2 here did I get into it. However, the gloss on the song wore off very fast for me, hence its low position. I don't mind the track Nelly's taken musically, hip hop does seem to suit her a bit better . This makes it Nelly's 2nd appearance on my charts (Powerless
was #12 in 2003).
#2 Oz, #1 US, #1 NZ, #3 UK
47. Vandalism - Never Say Never
Otherwise known as either the "I might like you better if we slept together" song or the cover of the Romeo Void 80's tune (I have heard the original since this was released and I have to say, I like the cover better), Aussie dance outfit Vandalism come in at #47 and are the first of many antipodean entries for this chart o' mine. A bit of background info - they comprise of Aussie DJs Andy Van (who will never ever shake off the Madison Avenue tag for as long as he lives and as much as he hates it) & Kam Denny, along with singer Cassie. Their follow up tune Twisted
was a flop, so it looks like they might be sort of one hit wonders. This one can get a bit annoying if you listen to it too much...maybe that's why its been sitting forever on the Release Schedule.
Up tomorrow (or so), we have 3 more Aussie entries from an Idol, a mellow guy & a girl group, along with a "diva", an American rock band and a guy who had a hit on my chart a few years back.