Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Maybe if Oasis got Barry Gibb as its lead singer, things would go better

NME trumpeted the news on March 15:

Oasis have returned to the Top Ten of the UK singles chart tonight (March 15) - but have failed to claim their first Number One single since 2005.

'Falling Down', the third single to be taken from current LP 'Dig Out Your Soul', is the band's 23rd UK Top Ten hit, but only just made it, going in at Ten.

So who did nab the number one slot? "Islands in the Stream." No, not the original; the remake.

Comic Relief has recorded its 11th number one single.

Gavin and Stacey stars Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon went straight to top spot with (Barry) Islands In The Stream.

A spokesman for the Official Charts Company said the charity's singles had sold more than five million copies in total, raising over £5.5 million.

The original song Islands In The Stream was written by The Bee Gees in 1983 and first became a hit for Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

The Red Nose Day version features special guests Sir Tom Jones and Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

Uh...SIR Tom Jones? I seem to have missed the news of that knighthood. Wonder if the Queen swooned when he showed up.
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