THE FRIDAY FIVE – 30.11.2012

1. Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
2. M83 – Midnight City
3. Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
4. The Vaccines – I Always Knew
5. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – AKA …. What A Life (Acoustic)

Time for the usual X-Factor themed chart, except last week, it was a double theme …… ABBA v Motown, those well known rivals. It’s not often you see ABBA and Motown in the same sentence, except, just there.

This will be a bit hard for me as I think ABBA are, whisper it, a bit rubbish.


1. Knowing Me, Knowing You
2. Lay All Your Love On Me
3. SOS
4. Super Trouper
5. Chiquitita

And now, some Motown songs. If Berry Gordy was still alive ……. oh wait, he is. If you wondering what i’m referring to, Louis Walsh said after a performance last year “If Berry Gordy was still alive” …..

It was almost as funny as the time he said a contestant reminded him of “A young Lenny Henry”


1. Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
2. Supremes – Stop, In The Name Of Love
3. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
4. Smokey Robinson – Tears Of A Clown
5. Martha and the Vandellas – Dancing In The Street

Today, is St Andrew’s Day, so to celebrate it, here’s a Scottish themed chart for you


1. Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday
2. The Proclaimers – Letter From America
3. Cosmic Rough Riders – Melanie
4. Travis – Side
5. Sandi Thom – The Devil’s Beat

THE FRIDAY FIVE – 9.12.2011

1. Kelly Jones – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
2. Rihanna – We Found Love
3. Madness – You Keep Me Hanging On
4. Kiss – God Gave Rock n Roll To You
5. Oasis – Who Feels Love?

Now for the weekly chart based on the previous week’s X-Factor theme. Last week, it was Motown, and surprisingly, they all sang Motown songs and didn’t rip the piss and/or make it up as they go along.

If Berry Gordy was still alive, he would have loved it. Oh, he is still alive. I suppose that’s what you get when you believe everything Louis Walsh says


1. Gloria Jones- Tainted Love
2. Chairmen Of The Board – Give Me Just A Little Moe Time
3. Supremes – Stop In The Name Of Love
4. Stevie Wonder – Uptight
5. Smokey Robinson – Tears Of A Clown

Meanwhile, ITV are broadcasting a 90 minute special tonight, titled ‘The Nation’s Favourite Bee Gees Song’, which is basically an admission that they have no original programming ideas, and are filling up 90 minutes with celebrities talking about the Bee Gees.

So, here is my definitive Bee Gees Top Five. There are no Disco songs. And rightly so.


1. You Win Again
2. For Whom The Bell Tolls
3. I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You
4. Massachusetts
5. This Is Where I Come In

Meanwhile, Blur are being awarded with ‘Outstanding Contribution To Music’ at the Brit Awards, only 12 years after Spice Girls.

To be honest, the day they gave the award to Spice Girls (SEVEN FUCKING YEARS BEFORE THEY GAVE IT TO OASIS!!!) totally devaulued it, but it gives me an excuse for a Blur Top Five


1. Country House
2. Tender
3. End Of A Century
4. Charmless Man
5. Beetlebum