Anglo For Your Ear: Martine McCutcheon’s “Perfect Moment”

Before Martine McCutcheon played Hugh Grant‘s love interest in Love, Actually (what happened to her film career, btw?), she was a major pop star in the UK. In 1999, she scored a No. 1 hit with “Perfect Moment.” There are few better indicators that a song will be total cheese than having the word “moment” in the title, and this overproduced ballad is pure Velveeta. But it’s surprisingly effective cheese. Your next guilty pleasure awaits.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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