As we’ve mentioned, the new rules governing the British singles charts allow any highly downloaded song, no matter how old, to be eligible for inclusion in that week’s top list. This has inspired some intrepid Brits to start an online lobbying campaign:
So, we decided to start this website so that together we can put right some wrongs. With your help, we plan to identify the songs we think were a number one hit, or should have been number one, but were kept from the top spot by some naf song, or possibly something just as good that happened to come out at precisely the same time.
We start Monday 12th February with Oasis “Roll With It”. Released 14th August 1995, it made number two, pipped to the post in the famous Britpop battle by Blur with their single “Country House”.
While we think this idea is cute, in a way–nothing says “fight the power” like plunking down money for a song you probably already own–we have to wonder if there aren’t more deserving recipients of this charity than Oasis. Take Morrissey, whose “Irish Blood, English Heart” was shut out from the top spot by Eamon and Frankee‘s seemingly endless karaoke-bar throwdown, or even the Darkness, who had to play second fiddle to the freaking Black Eyed Peas. Really, where is the love?
IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN NUMBER 1 [itshouldhavebeennumber1.co.uk]