Saturday, April 12, 2008

For anyone who arrived late: we love Sam Sparro

The possibility of "Black and Gold" going to no.1 in the UK singles chart this weekend is quite an overwhelming thought actually. As regular readers will know, this song is (currently) my favourite of the year and is a definite tip for the top 10 of my 2008-50 (to be published on here in 8 months' time, folks!!!). Anyway over at there is a kind-of mash-up of "Black and Gold" and Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" which is (inevitably) titled "Back to Black and Gold". Not up there with either original, but worth a mention nonetheless. Anyway Mr Sparro appeared on BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge" on 11.04.08 and performed "Black and Gold" and of course, being the "Live Lounge", he did a chilled out, jazzy soulful cover version of the current UK number one single "American Boy" by Estelle. Anyway.... "Black and Gold" continues to be utterly fantastic anyway and if you haven't seen the video, find it at

EDIT 14.04.08: Sam narrowly missed out on the no.1 spot this week and had to settle for second place - Estelle remains at the top.

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