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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pete Waterman Is Doing Eurovision, But Here's How He Did My iPod

Yesterday it was announced that Pete Waterman will write and produce this year's U.K. entry for the Eurovision Song Contest (by himself?). This of course prompted me to play The Sheilas —and then start hammering nails into my eardrum.

But seriously, this is the greatest thing to happen to Eurovision since Scooch's epic fail in 2007! I zipped through to see what the ten most-played songs on the iPod D'luv are that Pete Waterman had a hand in—even if he was just eating a donut and watching porn three doors down the hallway while the song was being recorded by Mike Stock.

Here's how it shook out:

1. "Take Me To Your Heart" - Rick Astley (39 plays)
2. "Say I'm Your Number One" - Princess (37)
3. "Someone Like You" - Pop! (31)
4. "Together Forever" - Rick Astley (31)
5. "Back To You" - Steps (29)
6. "Never Gonna Give You Up" - Rick Astley (26)
7. "Heartbeat" - Steps (23)
8. "You Think You're A Man" - Divine (22)
9. "Serious" - Pop! (22)
10. "One For Sorrow" - Steps (22)

And if you can't replicate the pop genius of those chestnuts, Pete, at least aim for something as classy as this jam:

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  • At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sometimes I get embarrassed for you when you admit stuff like this.

  • At 3:46 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    And by embarrassed you mean you want me to burn you my Steps CD single collection (yes, I own every single one)?

  • At 6:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ha - awesome! I'm totally turned on.

  • At 3:34 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    one day we must have a long conversation about Steps, who tie for the act i've seen live most amount of times (with The Feeling, Kylie and Erasure)...

  • At 5:36 AM, Blogger Schlagerboys said…

    Schlagertastic! Fabulous news for the UK - we are officially excited!
    Scooch were by far the best UK entry in the 00's. Something to suck on for landing, sir?

  • At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley will ALWAYS be the best track Stock, Aitken and Waterman have ever written.


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