Sunday, 12 December 2010

2010 Christmas Number One: The Race

Okay, 2009 showed us that is doesn't just have to be the newly crowned X Factor winner at number one every Christmas. The race for Christmas number one in 2010 is therefore well and truly wide open. So who's your favourite?

Me and Bobble run the rule over the hopefuls in this special 2010 Christmas Number One round-up.

The Futureheads - Christmas Was Better In The 80's

Dan: I just love the Futureheads, and this is no exception. Good nostalgic lyrics, and hallelujahs...what more do you want? I might just go buy it now...

Bobble: It's nice to hear a Christmas song that's a proper song. This one could hold it's own in the charts any week.

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Matt Cardle - When We Collide

Bobble: Matt Cardle was the X Factor 2010 winner from his first audition, but he's a worthy winner and it's a decent song. Buy the Biffy Clyro original instead though, it's better.

Dan: I like the song, and Matt is a decent, down-to-earth guy. I hope he does well, but I don't want to see X Factor at number one again. Sorry.

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Arbelour Choir feat. Gamu Nhengu - Where Will You Sleep This Christmas?

Bobble: Not as bad as I expected, and it's for a good cause so I'll put aside my feelings about Gamu and say good luck to her.

Dan: Yeah, Gamu is releasing this for Aberlour, Scotland's Children's Charity, so fair play for that. Let's just say she isn't one of my favourite artists though. It's a no from me.

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Together @QRistmas feat. Steve Brookstein & Eileen Hunter - Don't Give Up

Dan: Ah, the ghost of X Factors past. Can't say I was familiar with the song, but Steve has a great voice, and singing with his wife Eileen Hunter this is a really nice duet.

Bobble: If an X Factor winner deserves to be at number one this Christmas Steve Brookstein probably does. Plus @QRistmas is all about helping StreetSmart, a homelessness charity helping people this Christmas.

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Xander Rawlins - 1000 Miles Apart

Dan: Part of me recoils against this sort of mawkish sentimentality, but then again he has an interesting voice, and a good song.

Bobble: It's a nice sentiment, but it's nothing special.

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The Killers - Boots

Dan: Again, I have a bit of a personal, and irrational, grudge against the Killers, so I can't bring myself to fully endorse this. Quite palatable though.

Bobble: Boots lacks the anthemic qualities of Human and All These Things That I've Done, so although there's nothing wrong with it, it's a bit of a disappointment from the Killers.

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Miley Cyrus - Who Owns My Heart

Bobble: I don't even think that was a Christmas song.

Dan: It wasn't, but it's being released anyway.

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Gio Compario - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Dan: Is there anything more hateful than these adverts? Who thought this was a good idea?

Bobble: I hate Gio Compario, and I wish he hadn't released this song.

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George Michael - December Song 2010 (I Dreamed of Christmas)

Bobble A little generic, but there's something about the chorus that I like.

Dan: It's is quite nice. Nothing more, nothing less, and yet it feels like it could live on to be a classic.

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The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird

Dan: I know this is meant to be some sort of ironic "protest". I just think it's a great song, albeit a fairly silly novelty one.

Bobble: I won't have anything to do with these protests. If you must protest against the X Factor, buy Don't Give Up instead.

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So there it is, The Futureheads, QRistmas, even Matt Cardle for Christmas number one. Anyone but Gio Campario, oh or Gamu. Whoever you want to come out on top next Sunday, make sure you have your say.

1 comment:

Nickie @ Typecast said...

Is there any truth to the rumour that Stacey Soloman and Shaun Ryder have recorded Fairytale of New York to be released in time for the Xmas #1 race?

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