Thursday, May 05, 2005

This week's Top Ten (UPDATED)

Well, after a few days of recuperating from some dental surgery, I see that things are getting curiouser and curiouser north of the border.
Many of the key figures in the impending no-confidence vote have gone into the recording studio and have cut new versions of old songs, some with updated lyrics.
So, in an effort to keep y'all entertained, here's this week's Canadian charts (listed by title, artist and original artist)
Bubbling under...
"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Parti Quebecois (Neil Sedaka)
"Money (That's What I Want)" by Dalton McGuinty (Barrett Strong)
"I Fought the Law" by Chuck Guite and Jean Brault (Bobby Fuller Four)
"Taxman" by Jack Layton's NDP (Beatles)
Now, The Top Ten, all of which are remakes of old songs...
10. "(You don't have to live like a) Refugee" by Judy Sgro (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
9. "I like Chinese" by Reg Alcock (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
8. "Money" by Groupaction and the Earnscliffes (Pink Floyd)
7. "Goin' Down" by the Harper Valley CPC (Bruce Springsteen)
6. "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by the Liberal Backbenchers (Clash)
5. "Take the Money and Run" by PLQ (Steve Miller Band)
4. "Dirty Laundry" by the CBCs (Don Henley)
3. "Catch Us If You Can" by the Libranos (Dave Clark Five)
2. "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by Paulie the PM (Eric Burdon & the Animals)
1. "Don't Bring Me Down" by Paulie and the Libranos (ELO)

DT has opened a songbook for the Libranos. It's terrific.