Sunday, 10 May 2009

Top of the Slops

Could this be the most hideous novelty single of all time?

Alvin And The Chipmunks With Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart

All the way to #53 on the UK charts in December 1992. Surely you'd look back on that purchase and wonder if you couldn't have done better with your money by throwing it into the North Sea attached to a brick.

If you dare...

Could always be worse I suppose. #53 is one thing, but imagine if you contributed to any one of Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers three - count them - number one singles. What the fark were you - hypothetically - thinking? As a 9 year old I bought a cassingle copy of The Skyhooks excremental Jukebox in Siberia and even I wouldn't have touched the Jive Bunny catalogue. The Bunny era lasted two short years but by christ it must have made somebody a fortune. The law of diminishing returns eventually caught up to them though. In order the singles charted at 1 ($), 1 ($$), 1 ($$$ how good is this!), 4 , 8, 13, 28 (wait, I think people are starting to get over this), 43, 43 (and that will just about do us). Even the album spent five months in the charts. My god.

This site is the ultimate novelty track goldmine. A thing of beauty.

1 comment:

Mel said...

Hey watch it! Don't denigrate my pre-pubescent musical career!