I seem to be doing this a lot, but I should probably state early on that I am not against charidee; nor am I against Comic Relief; nor am I against the idea of a charidee single.
I just have serious problems with the quality of nearly all charidee singles. From that bloody Live8 one, to the Elton John mush, to everything by Westlife. They’re all absolutely shite*.
And, in keeping with that tradition, Girls Aloud and Sugababes have gone and butchered Walk this Way. It is, quite possibly, the worst noise to ever escape from a radio; it brought tears to my eyes. No, really, it did. I wept, because this bloody tripe will be bought by the bucketload by people who are keen on giving to charidee and young’uns who haven’t had a chance to appreciate the earlier versions. Hell, it’ll probably get to number one.
I dispair. I really do.
* – Of course, I do quite like ye olde Perfect Day charity single from Back In The Day, but that’s just the exception that proves the rule. IMO.