September 2008 – Speak Like A Child


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DCLXXI – September 2008

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7178
2
PJANOO
Eric Prydz
7179
3
WHEN I GROW UP
Pussycat Dolls
7180
3
THANK YOU FOR A LIFETIME
Cliff Richard
7181
1
SEX ON FIRE
Kings of Leon
7182
10
CHANGES
Will Young
7183
6
MISS INDEPENDENT
Ne-Yo
7184
6
COOKIE JAR
Gym Class Heroes featuring the Dream
7185
4
LIES
McFly

 

Pjanoo’s great and don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t.

When I Grow Up appears to predict the demise of the Pussycat Dolls – during the verses, every line Nicole Scherzinger sings is followed by the others going “ha ha ha”. I’m sure that refrain seemed like a good idea at the time, but trust me, it really wasn’t.

Cliff Richard’s latest single is supposed to celebrate his fifty years as a pop star, but there’s a feeling of finality about it, almost like he’s saying goodbye. To an extent, he is – to date, this is his last Top Ten single. Cheerio Cliff, and thanks for some genuinely great songs over the years. Not so keen on all those Christmas singles, but sod it, the man did Move It! so he’s entitled to drop the ball now and then. As for Sex On Fire… no thank you.

More easy-going smoothness from Will Young? Yep. Miss Independent’s quite good, and Cookie Jar isn’t entirely awful, but what’s this? It’s taken them four years, but McFly have finally seen one of their singles go up the chart. Lies went in at No.23, jumped to No.4… and then the natural order of things was restored and it fell down the listings with unseemly haste. In fairness, Lies is one of their better songs, although I do have to take issue with one of the lyrics. “I guess I could fill a book with things that I don’t know about you, baby” – no, you couldn’t, for reasons that should be all too obvious.