Monday 23 April 2018

The best of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift may have cast off the shackles of country music, but Billboard's critics still hanker for that Nashville sound, if this top ten of Tay Tay songs, published last week, is anything to go by...

1 You Belong With Me

2 Style

3 Dear John

4 State of Grace

5 Mean

6 Love Story

7 Blank Space

8 Teardrops On My Guitar

9 We Are Never Even Getting Back Together

10 Our Song


Top Tens: This week in 2005

The music world and buying public have had a love/hate relationship with 'You're Beautiful', a song the singer says was inspired by a chance encounter with an ex-girlfriend and her new man on the London Underground.

Named in a number of polls as one of the worst songs ever recorded, and No 7 in a Rolling Stone poll to find the 10 most annoying songs ever, it nevertheless bagged an Ivor Novello award for airplay in 2006, reached No 1 in many territories, including Ireland, the UK and the US, and has sold well over 600,000 copies in the UK and over three million in the US. Blunt himself has stated that he hates the song, but it remains his biggest hit, and his only single to reach the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

1 You're Beautiful  James Blunt

2 Bad Day  Daniel Powter

3 Ghetto Gospel  2Pac ft Elton John

4 Oh  Ciara ft Ludacris

5 Since U Been Gone  Kelly Clarkson

6 Getaway  Texas

7 We Belong Together  Mariah Carey

8 Dreams  Game

9 Ass Like That  Eminem

10 Gasolina  Daddy Yankee