Friday, January 20, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things That Make A Cheesy Summer Hit

Our wonderful SMS text addict sent us in a list that will take us all down a musical memory lane:-

  • 10 - Usually an unknown artist from Europe, often Holland
  • 9 - Bought by millions of teeny boppers
  • 8 - You secretly like the tune
  • 7 - The unique dance
  • 6 - A-list celeb creation
  • 5 - One hit wonders
  • 4 - Catchy and annoying
  • 3 - One of these tunes every summer
  • 2 - Played every 10 minutes
  • 1 - You cringe a year later

Download and listen to the mp3, and don't forget to have a good weekend. Got nothing to do? Then write us a list and email it to topofthepods@gmail.com.



27 comments:

Mark in Texas said...

I thought this next list was going to be intelligent, informal, and thoughtful...

Well, I guess when compared to some of the other lists this one could be considered intelligent, informal, and thoughtful.

ZING!

Good stuff, guys. Keep it comin'!

Jes said...

Oh this is FABULOUS!! I podcast just before Sabbath, and I don't have to wait until Monday! Woohoo!

Mat said...

I listen to TOTP more than once.

BlueJackA said...

God I forgot about sending in this list to you. Better have a good listen to see what you agree with or even disagree to.

Bazza said...

Just wondering are you allowed to play short music clips on a podcast, say about 15 seconds or something, without breaking any copyright laws etc?

I was thinking about compiling a music list and attaching some clips to include in the show.

BlueJackA said...

I think you can use about 10-15 seconds maximuim along with reference to the clip or something. have you looked on one of the music royalty sites??

Carolyn B. said...

I got a giggle out of your duhduhduh.com website idea. Have you seen something similar online already --> there's a website where you tap the spacebar in tempo with the song, and the site identifies the song for you? I swear -- check it out. It even worked when I tried "The Song that Never Ends" (children's annoying song).

http://www.songtapper.com/

- Carolyn Bahm
Collierville, Tennessee, USA

Top Of The Pods said...

Great blonde joke that I found on Chris Skinners site over at SIMULACRUM PODCAST... Check it out.
Jonathan
TOTP

PH said...

Clicking through on that link goes to more and more links and no joke.
What gives, Jon?

JH said...

ph isn't even blonde....(sighs and shakes head)

r3dk9 said...

I'm really surprised you didn't mention the Numa Numa song in this show! 'Specialy cuz of the video.

Adrian Pegg said...

Your finding a tune idea has pretty much been done boy (sorry).

Firstly there is www.shazam.com where you can point your mobile phone to the music and Shazam will text you back with what it is.

Then there is www.musipedia.org where you can identify a tune in several ways, one of which is whistling at the computer!


Adrian

Adrian Pegg said...

Just found this one as well.

tunespotting.com

Bazza said...

Isn't Flickr cool? I decided to set up an account yesterday, I went for a Pro account in the end because I wanted more than 3 photo sets.

I've upload 74 photos now. :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/-bazza-/

stacy said...

How will we know how trendy you are with or without a white ski jacket if we can't see you? Any pictures so I can know who I'm listening to? :) For some reason I picture Rob as Steve Merchant & Jon as....tall & gangly based on Rob's description!

Curses to you both for mentioning the Macarena..even vaguely.

Bazza said...

I bought season 1 of lost on dvd yesterday, thought I'd watch them all again before season 2 came on C4. Already watched 7 episodes of it. Have you noticed every episode seems to start with a close-up shot of someone's eye?

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Stacy - the boys have some photos over at Flickr

Be afraid..... ;-)

BlueJackA said...

OMG the bubble has been burst, we now know the faces to the voices!!

BRY said...

Not what I thought you guys look like AT ALL!!!

Good to see th e ginger gene is alive and well...

michael's nervous said...

great show as usual, but why can't i use safari to look at your website. i know, i know, you guys hate macs... hey, check out The mn Podcast: www.michaelsnervous.com/podcast.html

you'll like it. try show #7. peace

bryan-in-greece said...

Hey, two Bry's on the board - how cool is THAT? ;-)

PH said...

Just to warn you, briefly...
TotalPodCastophe is about to burst forth. Hoping to be posting the pilot by the end of the weekend.
So if you have nothing better to do...
Give us a listen, eh.
I am enjoying making it, so it's no wasted effort. Nearly wet myself today, doing one item.
:-)
Not going to be all guffaws though, but a healthy dose included.
Hopefully we can be weakly (pun) and on the weekends, to tide people over till the next TOTP (still our 'idols').

stacy said...

Thanks for the link but it tells me this person is no longer a member. Ah well.

Bazza said...

It seems my lost theory is wrong, it's only the first 6 episodes that start with an eye close-up I think.

Top Of The Pods said...

Theory is correct Bazza - if you check out the official Lost podcast they talk about keeping that throughout the series, although it might put the eye closeup shot after the recaps in the intro.

BlueJackA said...

Any clues on the up coming podcasts?

bryan-in-greece said...

In the interest of shameless self-promotion, I have
a photoblog about life here in Greece
on my website, a combination of tongue-in-cheek frustrated rant and social comment on the trials and tribulations of life here, with photos to boot (some literally!) including one or two of yours truly barbecuing listening to TOTP - please drop by folx!!