POLL: The Most Annoying British Songs of 2010

A few months ago, we listed some of the worst British songs of all-time, but 2010 has offered up some worthy contenders to that dubious crown. Today, we present what we think are this year’s best examples of Anglo aural awfulness, including one track that Anglophenia music writer Fraser McAlpine dubs “less a song, more an uppity car alarm.”

Sample each song below and vote in our poll for the one that most sets your teeth on edge. And next Friday, we’ll reveal the song that takes the title of “Most Annoying British Song of 2010.” The poll is below the videos.

Duffy – “Well Well Well”

Katie Price – “Free To Love Again”

JLS – “The Club Is Alive”

Scouting For Girls – “Famous”

X Factor finalists – “Heroes” (David Bowie cover)

What’s the most annoying British song of 2010?

by Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

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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