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


Anonymous 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.


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!

Carolyn B. said...

I got a giggle out of your 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).

- 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.

Anonymous 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 where you can point your mobile phone to the music and Shazam will text you back with what it is.

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


Adrian Pegg said...

Just found this one as well.

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.

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Stacy - the boys have some photos over at Flickr

Be afraid..... ;-)

Unknown said...

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

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

bryan-in-greece said...

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

stacy said...

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

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.

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!!