I reckon you’ll all know the script by now. If not, just scroll back to all five of the Sunday postings from last month.
This week, seventeen songs are competing for your votes, with eight of them set to qualify for the knock-out stages. As ever, all the songs, are #1 from all the relevant ICAs, and they now follow in alphabetical order of the singer or group involved.
Arctic Monkeys – Chun Li’s Spinning Bird Kick (ICA 193)
The Auteurs – The Rubettes (ICA 178)
Beastie Boys – Ch-Check It Out (ICA 240)
The Brilliant Corners – Rambling Rose (ICA 163)
Cats On Fire – Horoscope (ICA 314)
Chumbawamba – Give The Anarchist A Cigarette (ICA 273)
Comsat Angels – Missing In Action (ICA 252)
Amelia Fletcher – Talulah Gosh* (ICA 309)
The Go-Betweens – Lee Remick (ICA 200)
Davy Henderson – Candyskin** (ICA 306)
Hinds – Chili Town (ICA 286)
Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life (ICA 182)
Kylie Minogue – The Loco-motion (ICA 260)
Smog – The Well (ICA 192)
The Style Council – Mick’s Blessings (ICA 217)
The Who – My Generation (ICA 208)
Wilco – Box Full Of Letters (ICA 238)
*a song by Talulah Gosh – ICA 309 was a compilation of tracks on which Amelia Fletcher was involved
*a song by The Fire Engines – ICA 306 was a compilation of tracks on which Davy Henderson sang and played
This is the sort of group I was hoping that the draw would deliver. Loads of big names, some of whom had their ICAs open up with lesser-known or weaker tracks, which perhaps makes them vulnerable when you come to cast your votes. Once again, you can nominate up to eight singers or band to progress, but no more than that.
As usual, voting closes at midnight (UK time) next Saturday, which is the 13th of August.