ITV Record Of The Year 2005

by | Dec 10, 2005 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

No. There were a few okay songs on the shortlist but if we never got to hear any of them again, we’d treat that deprivation with the same sort of shrug we’d make if the Cheeky Girls got run down.

What was good about it?

• Kelly Clarkson’s storming, so-unpolished-it’s-dirty rendition of Since U Been Gone

• The Gorrilaz performance at the MTV Awards

What was bad about it?

• The Top 10 wasn’t great, and then the best five of that 10 (by Gorillaz, Lemar, Kelly Clarkson, Katie Melua and Gwen Stefani) got eliminated before the final stage of voting. And then bloody Westlife came top again.

• That permanent little smile of the face of James Blunt that says: “You lot are such suckers, aren’t you? I could trot out this bilge for years to come and you’ll run down to Woolworths to buy it to play it when people come over and are induging in the latest wine to be recommended in a Sunday supplement.”

• The inevitable play on the words Bad Day before Daniel Powter’s performance of one of the least nauseous ballad hits of 2005

• Vernon Kay’s shouting and general waste-of-spaceness

• The regional result givers overplaying their role

• Will Young’s Who Am I sounds like he’s paid a visit to Melua-Blunt-Powterworld and come out covered in inspidness

• John Lennon will be turning in his grave if he gets to hear that a tribute to his life was inserted into this crass commercialism

• And the “tribute” “amazing” performance of Power To All The People by Black Eyed Peas with John Legend and Mary J Blige was not worthy of the dead Beatle

2005 winnerYou Raise Me Up by Westlife (63 points)

2 All About You by McFly (60)

3 My Humps by Black Eyed Peas (58)

4 You’re Beautiful by James Blunt (53)

5 Bad Day by Daniel Powter (46)

Also in the Top 10: Feel Good Inc by Gorillaz, If There’s Any Justice by Lemar, Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson, Nine Million Bicycles by Katie Melua, What You Waiting For? by Gwen Stefani

2004 winner Busted’s Thunderbirds (92 points)

2 McFly’s Five Colours Of Her Hair (91)

3 Anastasia’s Left Outside Alone (90)

4 Will Young’s Leave Right Now (88)

5 Katie Melua’s Closest Thing To Crazy (79)

Also in the Top 10: Maroon 5’s This Love, Brian McFadden’s Real To Me, Girls Aloud’s Love Machine, Natasha Bedingfield’s These Words, Scissor Sisters’ Laura

2003 winner Mandy by Westlife (136 points)

2 Year 3000 by Busted (134)

3 If You’re Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield (132)

4 Where Is The Love? by Black Eyed Peas (103)

5 Sweet Dreams (My LA Ex) by Rachel Stevens (95)

Also in the Top 10: Be Faithful by Fatman Scoop, Bring Me To Life by Evanescence, Make Luv by Room 5/Oliver Cheatham, Crazy In Love by Beyoncé, White Flag by Dido

2002 winner Unchained Melody by Gareth Gates (134 points)

2 If Tomorrow Never Comes by Ronan Keating (132)

3 Evergreen by Will Young (132)

4 Colourblind by Darius (111)

5 The Tide Is High by Atomic Kitten (91)

Also in the Top 10: Kiss Kiss by Holly Valance, Hero by Enrique Iglesias, Just A Little by Liberty X, A Little Less Conversation by Elvis Vs JXL, Whenever Wherever by Shakira

2001 winner Don’t Stop Movin’ by S Club Seven

2000 winner My Love by Westlife

1999 winner Flying Without Wings by Westlife

1998 winner No Matter What by Boyzone

Luke Knowles

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