Saturday, 16 December 2006

Night of Nights

One year ago (plus one day) we debuted the then as yet untitled Top 30 for the year. And now it’s that time of the year to once again hand out the most prestigious trophy in world music - the David Lee Roth Award for TSP’s song of the year.

I’m so lost as to the state of modern music that I was lucky to find 30 new tracks from the year that I’d actually liked. In fact that full list ran to just 32. Last year there was at least ten or so that I had to cut out. The other difference between this year and last is that there were no standouts for #1. Last year it was Kaiser Chiefs and Maximo Park then a million miles of daylight to third but this time any of the top five could have won. There are also two songs from Eurovision included - because a) they were tops and b) I’m the last person alive who considers that it can produce cracking songs occasionally.

So if DLR himself is ready the envelope please,

Thanks to our major sponsor You Tube, we present a copyright infringing look at the videos (or next best available equivalent) of the top 30.

30 - Razorlight - America

29 - Chris Cornell - You Know My Name

28 - The Killers - When You Were Young

27 - Mark Ronson - Just

26 - Jarvis Cocker - Black Magic

25 - !Forward Russia! - Thirteen

24 - The Young Knives - The Decision

23 - Texas Lightning - No No Never

22 - Peaches - You Love It

21 - Cats On Fire - Higher Grounds

20 - Lily Allen - Smile

19 - The Young Knives - Loughborough Suicide

18 - Morrissey - You Have Killed Me

17 - The Long Blondes - Lust In The Movies

16 - Peaches - Do Ya

15 - Jarvis Cocker - Running The World

14 - Luke Haines - Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop

13 - The Young Knives - Weekends and Bleak Days (Hot Summer)

12 - The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes

11 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion

10 - Hard-Fi - Cash Machine

9 - Lily Allen - Nan You’re A Window Shopper

8 - Giant Drag - You Fuck Like My Dad

7 - Dirty Pretty Things - Bang Bang You’re Dead

6 - Boy Kill Boy - Suzie

5 - Joey Negro - Make A Move On Me

4 - Lily Allen - LDN

3 - Silvia Night - Congratulations

2 - Giant Drag - This Isn’t It

1 - The Young Knives - Here Comes The Rumor Mill

Congratulations to the Knives on their victory. And if you need any further proof on how tripped out my influences are the nationality scoreboard of the 30 reads as follows,

England - 16
USA - 5
Finland, Germany, Iceland, Canada - 1

Insert your “ZOMG WHAT ABOUT WOLFMOTHER?!?!?!” bollocks in the space provided below



Are you over it now? I’m sure there’s something crucial that I’ve left out but I’m sure it wasn’t from an Australian artist.

P.S: Be Your Own Pet - Adventure. Definately the track I left out. Pencil it in for somewhere in the mid 20’s

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