There are some great songs on this list.

‘Monty Python’ song tops poll to discover Britain’s most popular funeral songs

Monty Python’s ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’ is the most popular song played at funerals in Britain, a new poll has discovered.

The data gathered by Co-operative Funeralcare shows that the upbeat song, as featured in the 1979 film The Life Of Brian, was the most popular choice of the 30,000 funerals the group.

Just nine of the top twenty are traditional pieces of music, with TV themes and pop songs becoming increasingly popular. Robbie Williams’ ‘Angels’ (pictured right) and ‘My Way’ by Frank both feature in the top ten alongside ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by Gerry & The Pacemakers.

Among the less expected choices that people have chosen to be buried to include the Match Of The Day theme tune as well as other songs from TV including Last Of The Summer Wine and Coronation Street.

Hinting at a move in fashion between generations, Co-operative Funeralcare’s operations director David Collingwood said: “We think we may be seeing a generational shift in attitudes towards funerals, and the choice of music being requested. Music plays such an important part in people’s lives that it now acts as the theme tune to their passing. Modern funerals are very much about personal choice, which can be reflected in the choice of music, dress, coffin, flowers, hearses or memorials.”

The Funeralcare top twenty is as follows:

1. ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ – Monty Python
2. The Lord is My Shepherd Psalm 23/Crimond
3. ‘Abide with Me’
4. Match of the Day theme
5. ‘My Way’ – Frank Sinatra
6. ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful
7. ‘Angels’ – Robbie Williams
8. Enigma Variations – Nimrod (Elgar)
9. ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ – Gerry and the Pacemakers
10. Soul Limbo – Booker T. & the MG’s
11. Canon in D – Pachelbel
12. ‘My Heart Will Go On’ – Celine Dion
13= Last of the Summer Wine Theme Tune
13= Only Fools and Horses Theme Tune
14. Time to Say Goodbye – Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli
15. Four Seasons – Vivaldi
16. Ave Maria – Schubert
17. Coronation Street TV Theme Theme Tune
18= ‘You Raise Me Up’ – Westlife
18= ‘Over the Rainbow’ – Eva Cassidy
19. ‘World in Union’ – Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
20= ‘Nessun Dorma’ – Puccini
20= Adagio’ – Bizet/Albinoni


I would argue that SEINFELD is Number One!!

Is ‘Sopranos’ the best-written TV show of all time?

Did The Sopranos have better scripts than Seinfeld?

According to the Writers Guild of America, yes. Last night the WGA released a list of the “101 Best Written TV Series” of all time, and today it’s sparking some discussion and disagreement.

The top 10:
1. The Sopranos
2. Seinfeld
3. The Twilight Zone
4. All in the Family
5. M*A*S*H
6. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
7. Mad Men
8. Cheers
9. The Wire
10. The West Wing

I thought I might see Twin Peaks on there, but it lands at No. 35. My So-Called Life is way down the list at No. 68, and Buffy comes in at No. 49. Lost is ranked at No. 27, between The X-Files and ER.

Though I loved The Sopranos, I’d stick Seinfeld in the top spot instead. And I also adore Mad Men, but it seems odd to rank it in the top 10 while the series is ongoing. (Game of Thrones, another ongoing show, is listed at No. 40. Homeland pops up ahead of Buffy at No. 48!)

Shows that barely made the list include FX’s Louie (No. 98), Family Ties (No. 95) and ’60s cult fave The Prisoner (No. 90).

The list was determined by online votes from members of the Writers Guild.


As she should have!!

Jennifer Lawrence tops Ask Men’s list of the Top 99 Women

In the battle of “The Twilight Saga” versus “The Hunger Games,” it looks as though “The Hunger Games” has come out the victor. No, we aren’t talking about box office revenues or review scores (though “Games” wins in both those categories too), but rather the desirability of each franchise’s leading ladies.

Jennifer Lawrence was named the top woman in Ask Men’s Top 99 Women of 2013, beating out Kristen Stewart, who placed at number 7 on the list. They were up against pretty stiff competition this year, like actress Mila Kunis (who placed second), model Kate Upton (who placed third), performer Rihanna (number 4), Emma Stone (number 5) and Miranda Kerr (number 6).

Also on the list is “Mad Men” star Jessica Pare, who charmed audiences as the new Mrs. Don Draper earlier this year. She was named number 9 of the top 99 women in 2013. There were some major shifts in power for this iteration of the list, as Lawrence had previously been at spot 47 and Olivia Munn jumped from number 65 to number 18. Scarlett Johansson dropped from 7 to number 45, losing steam even with the help of her Black Widow outfit in “The Avengers.”


To quote Spinal Tap, “What’s wrong with being sexy?!”

Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Physical’ named sexiest song ever

Olivia Newton-John’s 1982 single ‘Physical’ has been named the Sexiest Song of All Time in a poll by Billboard.

The poll was compiled based on the performance of songs about sex on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart from its inception in 1958. The list calibrated the most popular songs about sex, based on the number of weeks they spent at the top end of the chart.

Billboard claims that the ‘sexiest lyric’ from ‘Physical’ is: “I took you to an intimate restaurant, then to a suggestive movie/There’s nothing left to talk about unless it’s horizontally”. Scroll down to watch the video for the track.

Newton-John’s disco track came first in the Top 50 ahead of Rod Stewart’s ‘Tonight’s The Night’, which came in second and Boyz II Men’s ‘I’ll Make Love To You’, which was in third place.

Also in the Top Ten were Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ and Donna Summer’s ‘Hot Stuff’ as well as Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’ and a second entry from Rod Stewart – pictured above – with ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’.

Billboard’s Top Ten Sexiest Songs of All Time are:

1. Olivia Newton-John – ‘Physical’
2. Rod Stewart – ‘Tonight’s The Night’
3. Boyz II Men – ‘I’ll Make Love To You’
4. Next – ‘Too Close’
5. Marvin Gaye – ‘Let’s Get It On’
6. Donna Summer – ‘Hot Stuff’
7. Captain and Tennille – ‘Do That To Me One More Time’
8. Madonna – ‘Like A Virgin’
9. Exile – ‘Kiss You All Over’
10. Rod Stewart – ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’

Check out the whole Top 50 at:


Really?!?!? Jennifer Anniston?!?!

Aniston tops hottest woman poll

Jennifer Aniston has been voted the hottest woman of all time in a new men’s survey.

Editors at polled members of the general public to determine the most desirable female – dead or alive – and the former Friends star has topped the list.

One Million Years B.C. beauty Raquel Welch was named second best, while blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe landed at three. Pop stars Madonna and Britney Spears round out the top five.

But Aniston insists she doesn’t deserve the title and has instead offered up her own preferred picks.

She says, “It’s a tie between (actress/model) Brigitte Bardot and (feminism activist) Gloria Steinem. But if I had to choose one, I’d say Gloria because, well, she’s the full package. That’s sexy.”

Also making the cut were Angelina Jolie (10), Scarlett Johansson (12), Megan Fox (13), Colombian singer Shakira (18), supermodel Heidi Klum (20), Salma Hayek (22), Cameron Diaz (24) and Victoria’s Secret beauty Gisele Bundchen (25).


Good list!!

Theron, Depp top 2012 hot list

Charlize Theron, Kate Beckinsale, Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr. have topped a new list to find the sexiest movie stars of next year’s blockbusters.

Editors at leading movie news and ticket website asked film fans to select the stars that turn them on in the most-anticipated releases of 2012 and the foursome came top of the separate male and female hot lists.

Theron, who will terrify as the evil queen in Snow White & The Huntsman, has topped the women’s list of sexiest female stars, beating Gravity’s Sandra Bullock and Kate Beckinsale, the star of 2012 movies Total Recall, Underworld 4 and Contraband, while the British actress tops the men’s list, ahead of The Avengers’ Scarlett Johansson.

Female poll respondents picked Johnny Depp as the sexiest guy, ahead of George Clooney, while the men gave Robert Downey, Jr. the edge over Clooney.

Also looking ahead, female moviegoers named the Twilight finale, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and The Hunger Games the most anticipated films of 2012, while men picked The Hobbit ahead of Marvel’s The Avengers and The Dark Knight sequel.

Thousands of film fans responded to the survey, which was first posted on on Dec. 1.

The Fandango Hot List is focused on next year’s films, and performers whose upcoming movies do not have a 2012 release date were not included.


If you have one…good for you!!!

Beatles album sleeve named rarest

An adapted version of The Beatles’ album sleeve for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been named the world’s most valuable record cover.

Sir Peter Blake created the original artwork for the album but it was modified for a limited edition version in 1967, which included the faces of bosses at their U.S. record label Capitol Records instead of the bandmembers’ faces.

It is thought only 100 copies of the adapted version were released – and now the sleeves have been valued at $112,000.

Other albums by the Fab Four also included in the top 10 Record Collector survey include 1968’s self-titled disc – known as The White Album – and their 1966 U.S. compilation Yesterday and Today.

AC/DC’s 12 Of The Best and Hank Mobley’s self-titled record were also named in the top 10 most expensive record sleeves of all time.


But…I love them all!!!

Starship’s ‘We Built This City’ voted worst song of the 80s

In a poll conducted by Rolling Stone magazine to find the most atrocious track of the decade, the 1985 song co-written by Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin came out top.

It was closely followed by Europe’s ‘Final Countdown’ and Chris de Burgh’s slushy classic ‘Lady In Red’, with honourable mentions for Toni Basil’s ‘Mickey’ and Wham!’s ‘Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)’.

Unfortunately, not even its new status as the internet joke that keeps on giving could save Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ from making the shortlist.

Here’s the full list:

1 – Starship – ‘We Built This City’
2 – Europe – ‘The Final Countdown’
3 – Chris de Burgh – ‘Lady In Red’
4 – Wham! – ‘Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)’
5 – Men Without Hats – ‘The Safety Dance’
6 – Falco – ‘Rock Me Amadeus’
7 – Bobby McFerrin – ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’
8 – Toni Basil – ‘Mickey’
9 – Taco – ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’
10 – Rick Astley – ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’



No sex on first date for Coldplay fans
Fans of the band Coldplay are less likely to have sex on a first date than those who rock out to Nirvana, a new survey shows.
The website asked users “how far would you go on a first date” and gave three possible answers: I’d only meet up for a chat, perhaps a kiss, and all the way if there was chemistry.
The survey received 408 responses. Those posing the question looked at the average response for people who were fans of the top 20 most popular artists as of March 27, and assigned a score to the answers. Those who said they’d only meet up for coffee got one point, while those willing to go all the way got three.
Nirvana fans were the most likely to hook up, followed closely by Metallica, Linkin Park and Kanye West.
At the other end of the spectrum, Coldplay fans would only meet up for a chat, while Adele, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry fans also weren’t looking for more than just words on a first day.
Those in the middle – who may or may not give their coffee date a peck on the cheek – included the Beatles, Rihanna and Arcade Fire.
Looking at two rival British bands, Oasis and Blur, the survey found 20% more Blur fans were “more likely to do the mummy-daddy dance” than Oasis fans.
“So Blur better than Oasis? The jury’s still out on that one,” a blog post about the survey on the website said.
But why are Coldplay fans less likely to jump into bed on the first date?
“Beats us,” the blog post said. “But next time you’re having inappropriate thoughts, it may be wise to save on your water bill and instead of taking a cold shower, put on X&Y (Coldplay’s third studio album).”


They are beautiful together!!

DiCaprio, Winslet top film couple
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s doomed relationship in 1997 film Titanic has earned them the title of most romantic onscreen couple of all time.
More than 500,000 people were polled for the ABC TV and People magazine movie rundown, and the stars earned almost a quarter of the votes for their turn in James Cameron’s epic.
The romance between Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in 1939 classic Gone with the Wind was rated the second most romantic film pairing, while Richard Gere and Julia Roberts’ unlikely coupling in Pretty Woman landed them third in the survey.
Casablanca couple Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall came fourth, while Spencer Tracey and Katharine Hepburn – who starred in nine films together – rounded out the top five.