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Monday, 25 July 2011


As if by magic theres a top ten dance thing in todays Sun that warranted only a short page space to fill. 
Conducted by Global Gathering apparently the best dance track of all time is...*  James Browns Sex Machine...
Followed up by stone cold Classic Groove is in the heart.  For sheer perversity Wino and Ronsons cover of Valerie by the Zutons is in at number 8 if only they had covered Groove is in the heart...

In unrelated news it seems Ally Ross is back doing TV reviews, I've always rated his column, and he has been absent for some while.  They had Dom Joly covering and doing not bad if I say so, but its nice to know he's back.

For the uninitiated he's the Sun's in house TV reviewer, a sort of Scotch version of Charlie Brooker (whos gone downhill since Screenwipe diversified into a million different wipes).  In fact rather then let me explain badly theres an article in teachers bible, the Grauniad, thats a pretty good run down of who he is and why he matters.

*Full list and commentary here.
1 James Brown – Sex Machine – 26%;  We'd prefer Steinski and Mass Media Lesson 2.
2 Deee-Lite – Groove is in the Heart – 13%;  No argument from me.
3 Martha & The Vandellas – Dancing in the Street – 11%;  Soul standard nuff said.
4 Donna Summer – I Feel Love – 10%;  Patrick Cowley version only
5 The Bee Gees – Night Fever – 9%; Just no, really anything but the Brothers Gibb
6 Fatboy Slim – Praise You – 8%;  No argument either.
7 Abba – Dancing Queen – 6%;  Pissed up hen night special
8 Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson – Valerie – 4%;  See 8 and indeed 2 for non cover
9 The B-52s – Love Shack – 3%;  This is kinda rock, its still cool mind
10 Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – 2%. Jackson could do no wrong in the early 80's but I'd rather have Can You Feel it instead.

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