Monday 23 April 2018

Top tens: this week in 2005

James Blunt who says he now hates ‘You’re Beautiful’
James Blunt who says he now hates ‘You’re Beautiful’

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

Fingal Independent