MTV UK’s “Ultimate 50 Popstars” Reveals Ocean-Sized McFly Appreciation Gap

noah | May 6, 2008 10:45 am

Sometimes there are music-related lists that you come across that are so silly, and so obviously street-team-aided in their construction, that you just have to share them. (Especially on news days that have Tokio Hotel’s TRL debut as their “highlights,” ahem.) So behold MTV UK’s “Ultimate 50 Popstars” list, which was voted on by “the fans”–a surprising fact when you realize that both Jojo and Jessica Simpson apparently have big enough fanbases to have cracked its lower reaches. The list itself is an early-oughts-heavy grouping of pop kids from now (Leona Lewis (No. 27), Justin Timberlake (No. 4)) and then (Britney Spears (No. 1), TLC (No. 32), S Club 7 (No. 18)) that makes little sense, although it does allow U.S. readers to be reminded of the fact that they really do like McFly (No. 2! Seriously!) and Busted (No. 17) on the other side of the pond. And that they prefer the freaking Pussycat Dolls (No. 29) to the Sugababes (No. 36), a piece of trivia that should make any poptimist shudder. List after the jump.

50. Scissor Sisters 49. Jojo 48. Boyzone 47. Alicia Keys 46. Lily Allen 45. Enrique Iglesias 44. Blue 43. Kelly Rowland 42. Eminem 41. Maroon 5 40. Amy Winehouse 39. KT Tunstall 38. Black Eyed Peas 37. Destiny’s Child 36. Sugababes 35. Westlife 34. Nelly Furtado 33. Fall Out Boy 32. TLC 31. Jessica Simpson 30. Robbie Williams 29. Pussycat Dolls 28. Rihanna 27. Leona Lewis 26. Girls Aloud 25. Gwen Stefani 24. Chris Brown 23. Kylie Minogue 22. Beyonce 21. Five 20. James Blunt 19. N Sync 18. S Club 7 17. Busted 16. Mika 15. Take That 14. Pink 13. Jennifer Lopez 12. Madonna 11. Panic At The Disco 10. Avril Lavigne 9. My Chemical Romance 8. Backstreet Boys 7. Shakira 6. Christina Aguilera 5. Spice Girls 4. Justin Timberlake 3. Kelly Clarkson 2. McFly 1. Britney Spears

MTV Hits Viewers’ Ultimate 50 Popstars [MTV UK via ONTD]