Tag Archives: Music

Songs British People Like: From The Enemy to Lily Allen

What kinds of music are the Brits into right now? Well, if you listen to BBC Radio 1, you’ll hear a lot of the same songs you’d hear on American radio – Flo Rida‘s “Right Round,” Taylor Swift‘s ...

The Top 50 British Tracks of 2008

You Brits Should Be Ashamed of Yourselves: Kid Rock No. 1 in the UK

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John Lennon, Kate Bush, Moz/Marr Are Best British Songwriters

Clearly, The Daily Telegraph continues to get mileage out of its “50 best” series, and today, they are doing the 50 Best British Songwriters. And, by Jove, I think they get it mostly right.

Sexy Gerald Butler Leaves The Booze Behind

Gerald Butler‘s partying days are behind him. The openly Scottish actor has quit drinking, he tells The Glasgow Daily Record: “I have done a lot of partying in my life. Now, I don’t drink anymore.

The Duffster Still Rules in the UK

Just a head’s up, folks: Anglophenia is on jury duty this week. Thus, you can expect lighter posting.

Klaxons and Rihanna, Winehouse and Ronson To Headline BRITs

Tomorrow night’s BRITs are shaping up to be one of the most anticipated in recent memory. With the Osbournes hosting and Sir Paul McCartney performing, the ceremony already had potential for standout moments.

Racism Charges Divide British TV, Music Industries

A BBC reporter criticizes comedian Lenny Henry for his comments about race and employment practices at the company. Reporter Olenkia Frenkiel says, “Lenny Henry calls for a black dg (Director-General). Any black dg?

Leon Jackson May Be No. 1, But Rhydian Has the Buzz

X Factor‘s Leon Jackson and Rhydian Roberts are shaping up to be the UK’s answer to American Idol‘s Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken. Likable winner with above-average talent beats campy vocal virtuoso but loses when it ...

Amy Winehouse Clones Top Sound of 2008 Poll

Blue-eyed soul singers Adele and Duffy have topped BBC’s Sound of 2008 list. Clearly, the industry’s trying to develop white female R&B singers in the mold of the mega-successful Amy Winehouse.