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Monday, October 06, 2008

Boyzone Are No Take That

First up, kudos to Pink for topping the U.K. singles chart this week with "So What," a feat she accomplished here in the States a few weeks back.

One can only guess at the annoyed ranting of Noel/Liam Gallagher at having to come in not only second behind Pink, but third, with new Oasis single "The Shock Of The Lighting."

Of course, the real news for those with a pop heart is the return of Boyzone, whose "Love You Anyway"—the Ronan Keating-led boy band's first new single in eight years—debuts at #5. The track is one of two new songs on upcoming greatest hits collection Back Again... No Matter What.

Here's the vid:

Unmistakable is the slight tinge of Amy Winehouse-revived '60s pastiche in there. But whatever—"Love You Anyway" is certainly no "Patience," a song that propelled Take That back to the top of the British chart after a decade-long absence almost two years ago.

If anything, the return of Boyzone only makes the anticipation for Take That 2.0's sophomore release all the more exciting.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "So What" - Pink *1 week*
2. "Sex On Fire" - Kings Of Leon
3. "The Shock Of The Lightning" - Oasis *new*
4. "Girls" - Sugababes
5. "I Love You Anyway'" - Boyzone *new*
6. "Disturbia" - Rihanna
7. "I Kissed A Girl" - Katy Perry
8. "When I Grow Up" - Pussycat Dolls
9. "In This City" - Iglu & Hartly
10. "Cookie Jar" - Gym Class Heroes feat. The Dream

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  • At 1:46 AM, Blogger John said…

    Bleh. This Boyzone crap is one more reason to lock up Winohouse and throw away the key. Or better yet, lock up Boyzone. At least Amy pulled it off without sounding calculated or desperate.

  • At 2:44 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    they are no take that! I am ridiculously eager for TT's new music. Incidentally the Britannia High show starts here soon :) Nice to see Pinkypoos at number one and Sugababes getting a fairly decent placing with Girls...

  • At 2:55 AM, Blogger JT said…

    Of the boyband or boygroup comebacks so far, Boyzone's track is the worst.

    Both Take That and New Kids On The Block came back with a much more matured and appropriate offering, both shedding off the teen-pop image. But Boyzone's track provide the audience with no new offering...and nothing to shout about at all. Who's next? N'Sync?

  • At 8:24 AM, Anonymous John in PA said…

    Wow, I like it and was singing along by the last chorus. Catchy as hell, though I don't think the Winehouse reference was necessary. Let's give the credit where the credit is due, and that's to Motown!

  • At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I really love Into the nightlife- by Cyndi Lauper...not into the whole boyzone ....Lauper's new album is HOT

  • At 9:54 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    Not inspiring my hate, but not going to be challenging "The World Should Revolve Around Me" as my favorite of these '60's revival songs any time soon either.

  • At 10:27 PM, Blogger Michael said…

    I like it. It's jaunty.

    Ronan should've let Stephen sing part of it though.

  • At 5:37 AM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    I'd still boff Ronan.

  • At 12:48 PM, Blogger Kim said…

    I love you already. ^_^ Couldn't have said it better myself.

    I'd still eff-you-see-kay Shane Lynch though.

    Ew. I can't believe I said that.

    I hate the fact that ever since Take That got together, all these other acts have decided to do comebacks as well.

    I can only hope for 5ive to follow suit. But the others? Forget about it.

  • At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Emil said…

    It can't succeed in fact, that's what I believe.
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