Naturally there is no such song as West End Boys and my knowledge of pop history has been exposed most cruelly. Looking back at my choices from last week, I note that nine out of the ten artists are British and only the ‘Ab Four’ come from outside these proud shores. I hadn’t realised that I favoured home-grown acts quite so firmly but I guess it indicates an admiration for a British whimsy and wit and that’s no bad thing in my books.
I may as well cough up all my guilty pleasures. Another recent number hit smash I am especially fond of is Freak Like Me by Sugababes, a rampaging pop frenzy which, by a baroque coincidence, samples - rather merrily - Are ‘Friends’ Electric?, one of the hot ten listed on these pages last week.