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  • 50 Questions About My Top 50 (3)

    1 jui. 2009, 10h56m

    Once more before I move to London. Because, of course, that's the perfect reason to do this?

    1. How did you get into 29? (David Ford)
    He was supporting Starsailor a few years ago and we never wanted him to leave the stage.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Feeder)
    Quite possibly Buck Rogers.

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 33? (Evita Cast)
    "Did you hear that? They called me a whore. They actually called me a whore!"
    "But Señora Peron, it's an easy mistake. I'm still called an Admiral, yet I gave up the sea long ago."
    -- Rainbow Tour.

    4. How did you get into 49? (Avril Lavigne)
    I liked her singles after Complicated.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (Seth Lakeman)
    Five if you include the live EP

    6. What is your favourite song by 50? (Backstreet Boys)
    Tough one. Possibly Show Me The Meaning... or Everyone.

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? (Steven Houghton)
    You'll Never Walk Alone always makes me cry.

    8. What is your favourite song by 15? (Lonestar)
    I'm Already There. Although I adore their cover of Walking in Memphis.

    9. What is your favourite song by 5? (Sugababes)
    Change. Because it was pretty much my anthem while I was ill.

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? (Ben's Brother)
    Stuttering, because it now reminds me of the last time I saw them do it live. Jamie was looking right at me through the whole of the first verse.

    11. What is the worst song by 40? (Savage Garden)
    All around Me. Darren Hayes should not be allowed to rap.

    12. What is your favourite song by 10? (Daniel Merriweather)
    Red.

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 30? (OneRepublic)
    Apologise, live, the first time I saw them. Fantastic atmosphere.

    14. What is your favourite song by 38? (Joseph Arthur)
    A Smile That Explodes.

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? (Royworld)
    Not ridiculously, but I love Astronaut.

    16. Is there a song by 25 that makes you sad? (Coldplay)
    This amuses me. Fix You always makes me cry, so I guess that would win.

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? (Blue)
    All Rise.

    18. What's your favourite lyric by 11? (Pink)
    "We realise you had many choices, and on behalf of all of us at Pink airlines, we'd like to thank you for flying with us. We hope you have a wonderful stay wherever you destination may be, and remember, be careful retrieving you items, as during the flight they may have shifted, and might fall on you or your neighbour's head, and knock you the fuck out."

    19. Who is a favourite member of 1? (Tom McRae)
    Solo artist.

    20. Is there a song by 14 that makes you happy? (Teddy Thompson)
    Shine So Bright. One of my favourites and I love hearing it.

    21. What is a good memory involving 27? (Rihanna)
    Seeing her support PCD, since she actually turned up on time for that gig.

    22. What is your favourite song by 16? (The Script)
    Rusty Halo.

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? (Incubus)
    I read the lyrics to "I Miss You," downloaded it, and the rest is history.

    24. What is your favourite album by 18? (Linkin Park)
    Tough, because I love them all. But probably Hybrid Theory, since most of my favourites are on that one.

    25. What is your favourite song by 21? (The Pussycat Dolls)
    At the moment, probably Jai Ho. Although if that doesn't count, Halo.

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26? (Katy Perry)
    I Kissed A Girl

    27. What is your favourite album by 3? (Fightstar)
    Mmmmm... Grand Unification.

    28. What is you favourite song by 2? (Darren Hayes)
    Very difficult. Sing To Me, or The Future Holds A Lion's Heart. But it changes by the day.

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? (Kings Of Leon)
    That I was aware of, Sex On Fire. But I've possibly heard earlier stuff and not known it was them.

    30. What is you favourite song by 8? (Lady GaGa)
    Paparazzi

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live? (McFly)
    Eleven that I can recall.

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? (Blood Brothers Cast)
    I'm Not Saying A Word, because it's lovely.

    33. How did you get into 12? (New Kids On The Block)
    Sam got me into them <3

    34. What is the worst song by 45? (The Rasmus)
    Not sure. I'm not keen on anything earlier than Dead Letters though.

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? (Leona Lewis)
    A Moment Like This. Or whatever she sung in her audition, I suppose.

    36. What is the first song you ever heard by 48? (Take That)
    I have no idea, but I remember singing along to Pray with Rachael, so that's the first I can remember.

    37. How many times have you seen 42 live? (Alexandra Burke)
    None.

    38. What is your favourite song by 36? (Westlife)
    Written In The Stars.

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? (Mesh-29)
    Waiting for the Day or Closing Scar.

    40. What is your favourite album by 7? (Alex Cornish)
    He only has one, so that.

    41. Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy? (The Feeling)
    Rosé.

    42. What is your favourite album by 41? (Keane)
    Hopes and Fears.

    43. What is your favourite song by 24? (A Silent Film)
    Thirteen Times The Strength.

    44. What is a good memory you have involving 46? (Elbow)
    The whole of the Apollo gig last year. Fantastic!

    45. What is your favourite song by 35? (The Mighty Boosh)
    Eels takes some beating.

    46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy? (Duke Special)
    Freewheel.

    47. What is your favourite album by 4? (Starsailor)
    Probably On The Outside.

    48. Who is a favourite member of 37? (Lee Ryan)
    Wy do I only ever get solo artists on these questions?

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by 43? (Placebo)
    The first I was aware that was them was A Song To Say Goodbye. It was also the song that got me into them.

    50. What is your favourite song by 20? (The Saturdays)
    Their album is fantastic, so it's hard to pick, but I'd probably go for Lies. Or Up.
  • 50 Questions About My Top 50 (2)

    9 mars 2009, 11h57m

    I did this last October, and a lot of the artists have moved places, so here's an updated version.


    1. How did you get into 29? (David Ford)
    I saw him supporting Starsailor a few years ago. He was fantastic.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Blue)
    All Rise

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 33? (Alexandra Burke)
    It's not a cry that you hear at night
    It's not someone who's seen the light
    It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

    4. How did you get into 49? (Steps)
    They were popular when I was in school and I liked their music

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (Linkin Park)
    Five

    6. What is your favourite song by 50? (Beverly Craven)
    Memories

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? (Avril Lavigne)
    Nobody's Home, although I love it

    8. What is your favourite song by 15? (Pussycat Dolls)
    Takin' Over The World is one

    9. What is your favourite song by 5? (Lady Gaga)
    Paparazzi

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? (New Kids on the Block)
    Big Girl Now because it's fantastic

    11. What is the worst song by 40? (Starsailor)
    There's no way I could choose

    12. What is your favourite song by 10? (Teddy Thompson)
    Separate Ways

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 30? (Stephen Houghton)
    Standing at the listening post in Andy's Records in Preston about 12 years ago and listening to his album constantly because I couldn't buy it

    14. What is your favourite song by 38? (Simon Webbe)
    My Soul Pleads For You

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? (A Silent Film)
    Thirteen Times The Strength

    16. Is there a song by 25 that makes you sad? (Evita Cast)
    You Must Love Me

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? (OneRepublic)
    Apologise

    18. What's your favourite lyric by 11? (The Script)
    The day news came, my best friend died
    My kness went weak and you saw me cry
    Say I'm still the soldier in your eyes

    19. Who is a favourite member of 1? (Darren Hayes)
    He’s a solo artist.

    20. Is there a song by 14 that makes you happy? (Lonestar)
    Walking In Memphis

    21. What is a good memory involving 27? (The Feeling)
    Seeing them live in November '08, when Dan stood up on the balcony of the Apollo and sung Strange - one of my all time favourite songs.

    22. What is your favourite song by 16? (Feeder)
    Sonorous

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? (James Blunt)
    Wisemen

    24. What is your favourite album by 18? (Coldplay)
    A Rush Of Blood To The Head

    25. What is your favourite song by 21? (Mesh-29)
    Waiting For The Day

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26? (The Mighty Boosh)
    EELS!!!

    27. What is your favourite album by 3? (Tom McRae)
    Tom McRae

    28. What is you favourite song by 2? (Sugababes)
    Every Heart Broken

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? (Keane)
    Somewhere Only We Know, I think.

    30. What is you favourite song by 8? (Fightstar)
    Mono

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live? (Royworld)
    None. They cancelled the one gig we did get tickets to.

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? (30 Seconds To Mars)
    The Kill because it's fantastic and reminds me of seeing them in Berlin

    33. How did you get into 12? (McFly)
    I heard / saw them around a lot

    34. What is the worst song by 45? (The Drifters)
    Sweets For My Sweet. Not particularly bad, but my least favourite I think

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? (Westlife)
    Swear It Again

    36. What is the first song you ever heard by 48? (Britney)
    ...Baby One More Time

    37. How many times have you seen 42 live? (Snow Patrol)
    Once

    38. What is your favourite song by 36? (Incubus)
    I Miss You... or The Warmth. Or Dig.

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? (Lee Ryan)
    Solo-wise, Stand Up As People

    40. What is your favourite album by 7? (Seth Lakeman)
    Freedom Fields

    41. Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy? (Leona Lewis)
    Run, because I think it's a great cover

    42. What is your favourite album by 41? (Amy Studt)
    She only has the one, but I love it.

    43. What is your favourite song by 24? (Kings Of Leon)
    Sex On Fire.

    44. What is a good memory you have involving 46? (Backstreet Boys)
    The dry ice during Siberia when I saw them live

    45. What is your favourite song by 35? (Blood Brothers Cast)
    Shoes Upon The table

    46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy? (Ben's Brother)
    I Am Who I Am

    47. What is your favourite album by 4? (Alex Cornish)
    He only has the one

    48. Who is a favourite member of 37? (Savage Garden)
    Darren!

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by 43? (Joseph Arthur)
    I'm not sure. Probably In Ohio.

    50. What is your favourite song by 20? (Rihanna)
    Umbrella. I never get fed up of it.
  • 50 Questions About My Top 50

    29 oct. 2008, 21h55m

    Borrowed from "I Hate Music Snobs" group.

    1. How did you get into 29? (Simon Webbe)
    I loved Blue, and he was probably my favourite member.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Coldplay)
    I think it was Yellow.

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 33? (Starsailor)
    From Shark Food:
    We’re stepping through the door,
    We’re shooting from the heart,
    But if we get it wrong,
    They’ll feed us to the sharks.

    4. How did you get into 49? (S Club 7)
    They were pretty big when I was in high school.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (Blue)
    Technically 10. 15 if you count solo efforts.

    6. What is your favourite song by 50? (Evanescence)
    I would say My Immortal, but I’ve not been able to listen to it for the past 5 years, although I still love it. Failing that, probably Lithium.

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? (Take That)
    A Million Love Songs is a pretty sad sounding song.

    8. What is your favourite song by 15? (mesh-29)
    Definitely Waiting for The Day.

    9. What is your favourite song by 5? (Ben’s Brother)
    I Am Who I Am. It was the song that got me into them and I love the lyrics.

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? (Fightstar)
    Paint Your Target, because it reminds me of the live version – one of the best atmospheres ever!

    11. What is the worst song by 40? (Rooster)
    There’s none of their songs that I don’t like. It’s too hard to choose.

    12. What is your favourite song by 10? (Rihanna)
    Probably Umbrella. I love it and the lyrics sometimes make me cry.

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 30? (Amy Studt)
    Discovering that she was making a comeback :D

    14. What is your favourite song by 38? (Alicia Keys)
    Falling. I’m not really into her that much but I do love that song.

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? (Lee Ryan)
    Jump makes me want to dance, and I love Turn Your Car Around, even if the subject matter isn’t the happiest.

    16. Is there a song by 25 that makes you sad? (Evita Cast)
    You Must Love Me is a pretty big tear-jerker.

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? (Avril Lavigne)
    Complicated, and I never did like it much.

    18. What's your favourite lyric by 11? (Seth Lakeman)
    From Kitty Jay
    Poor Kitty Jay,
    Such a beauty cast away.
    This silent prayer, it should paint some peace on her grave,
    Something broke her sleep.

    19. Who is a favourite member of 1? (Darren Hayes)
    He’s a solo artist.

    20. Is there a song by 14 that makes you happy? (OneRepublic)
    Apologize, because I love it. Not a happy subject, again, but still.

    21. What is a good memory involving 27? (Snow Patrol)
    Run, live at the GMEX. Fantastic!

    22. What is your favourite song by 16? (The Feeling)
    Strange. No competition whatsoever.

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? (Boyzone)
    I think it was A Different Beat. I remember winding my friend up by purposely getting the lyrics wrong before I was really into them.

    24. What is your favourite album by 18? (Blood Brothers Cast)
    It’s a musical, so that would be the soundtrack.

    25. What is your favourite song by 21? (Incubus)
    It’s a close call between I Miss You, and Dig.

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26? (Savage Garden)
    Truly Madly Deeply. In the days when I still thought Darren Hayes was a woman.

    27. What is your favourite album by 3? (Sugababes)
    Very difficult to choose. I love Change. But then I also love Taller in More Ways. And Catfights and Spotlights has some crackers on… I’ll go for Change for now.

    28. What is you favourite song by 2? (Tom McRae)
    It’s a tie between Hidden Camera Show, A & B Song, and End Of The World News (Dose Me Up).

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? (McFly)
    Five Colours in Her Hair. Never did like it much.

    30. What is you favourite song by 8? (Feeder)
    I think Sonorous, purely for the lyrics.

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live? (The Pussycat Dolls)
    Twice. It’ll be thrice in January.

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? (Steps)
    The way you make me feel is a pretty happy song. But cheesy pop is always happy.

    33. How did you get into 12? (Royworld)
    I saw a couple of their videos on a music channel and thought they were pretty good.

    34. What is the worst song by 45? (Five)
    Inspector Gadget. I don’t get it. At all.

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? (Backstreet Boys)
    It was probably Backstreet’s Back.

    36. What is the first song you ever heard by 48? (Beverly Craven)
    Promise Me, which she performed in Saturday Night Fever. Then we forgot her name. Cue a couple of years of searching with a handful of lyrics, no internet, and a very helpful Woolworths counter dude :)

    37. How many times have you seen 42 live? (Duke Special)
    Three, plus once in support of David Ford.

    38. What is your favourite song by 36? (Jack Savoretti)
    Blackrain

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? (David Ford)
    I’m not sure – I first heard of him in Support of Starsailor, so I don’t remember much about his setlist. Although I do vaguely remember State Of The Union being a pretty powerful performance.

    40. What is your favourite album by 7? (Teddy Thompson)
    Separate Ways.

    41. Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy? (30 Seconds to Mars)
    The Kill, because it’s just fantastic.

    42. What is your favourite album by 41? (Joseph Arthur)
    I only really listen to Our Shadows Will Remain. It’s great though.

    43. What is your favourite song by 24? (Westlife)
    Written in the Stars. Beautiful song.

    44. What is a good memory you have involving 46? (Alisha’s Attic)
    Getting their second album from my mum and dad.

    45. What is your favourite song by 35? (James Blunt)
    A tie between Breathe and Same Mistake. Although once the latter was released on an album it lost some of the magic for me. So probably Breathe.

    46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy? (A Silent Film)
    Thirteen Times the Strength, because it’s kinda feelgood.

    47. What is your favourite album by 4? (Ben’s Brother)
    They only have one, so it would have to be that.

    48. Who is a favourite member of 37? (Britney Spears)
    She’s a solo artist.

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by 43? (Chris DeBurgh)
    I have absolutely no idea.

    50. What is your favourite song by 20? (Kings of Leon)
    Sex on Fire. It’s actually the only song of theirs I’ve heard and the only reason they’re number 20 on my chart.