All entries for June 2006

June 22, 2006

What's that coming over the hill…?

– Is it a monster?

Nope, it's recent Top 5 indie chart sensations THE AUTOMATIC - and they're playing right here in the Students Union next term on 31st October!

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Tickets are on sale in Advance right this very second. Don't say we aren't good to you people!

Carter


June 20, 2006

Week 10 Top B playlist – INCLUDING THE TOP B TOP 40 2006!

- SWEET MOTHER OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND PURE!!!

Well, we won't lie to you, that one was one hell of a night. The place was packed to capacity and you sang and danced your hearts out from beginning to end. For many of you that was probably your last Top B so we hope you had as much fun as we did!

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You heard the following…

  • Mark Ronson feat. Alex Greenwald – "Just"
  • Snoop Dogg & Justin Timberlake – "Signs"
  • Hot Chip – "Over & Over"
  • The Bloodhound Gang – "The Bad Touch"
  • Muse – "Supermassive Black Hole"
  • Eurythmics – "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
  • Nelly Furtado – "Man Eater"
  • Rihanna – "S.O.S."
  • Scissor Sisters – "Filthy/Gorgeous"
  • Madison Avenue – "Don't Call Me Baby"
  • Meck feat. Leo Sayer – "Thunder in my Heart Again"
  • Justice vs. Simian – "We Are Your Friends"
  • Studio B – "I See Girls"
  • Joey Negro – "Make a Move on Me"
  • Les Rhythmes Digitales – "Jacques Ya Body (Make You Sweat)"
  • The Egg – "Walking Away"
  • Beatfreakz – "Somebody's Watching Me"
  • Lock'n'Load – "Blow Ya Mind"
  • Deep Dish – "Flashdance" (Fuck Me I'm Famous mix)
  • Charlotte Church – "Crazy Chick"
  • Katrina & The Waves – "Walking on Sunshine"
  • McFly – "5 Colours In Her Hair"
  • The Hives – "Hate to Say I Told You So"
  • The Ordinary Boys – "Boys Will Be Boys"

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

THE TOP B TOP 40 2006 (as voted for by you!)

nb. In the instances where places were tied, we ranked the songs in alphabetical order by artist name.

40) Mylo – "Drop the Pressure"
39) The Monkees – "I'm a Believer"
38) Groove Coverage – "Poison"
37) Green Day – "Holiday"
36) Carter's Awesome Disney Medley
35) Avril Lavigne – "Sk8er Boi"
34) Aerosmith – "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"
33) Michael Jackson – "Black or White"
32) Lynyrd Skynyrd – "Sweet Home Alabama"
31) Toploader – "Dancing In the Moonlight"
30) Sugababes – "Push the Button"
29) Dandy Warhols – "Bohemian Like You"
28) Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx – "Gold Digger"
27) Wheatus – "Teenage Dirtbag"
26) Sum 41 – "Fat Lip"
25) Kernkraft 400 – "Zombie Nation"
24) Franz Ferdinand – "Do You Want To?"
23) Nirvana – "Lithium"
22) Gwen Stefani – "Hollaback Girl"
21) Black Eyed Peas – "My Humps"
20) Basement Jaxx – "Do Your Thing"
19) Van Morrison – "Brown Eyed Girl"
18) Smash Mouth – "All Star"
17) Kelly Clarkson – "Since U Been Gone"
16) Chemical Brothers feat. Q–Tip – "Galvanize"
15) Gnarls Barkley – "Crazy"
14) Oasis – "She's Electric"
13) Bodyrockers – "I Like the Way"
12) Darude – "Sandstorm"
11) Blink–182 – "What's My Age Again?"
10) Arctic Monkeys – "When the Sun Goes Down"
9) AC/DC – "Back in Black"
8) Infernal – "From Paris to Berlin"
7) Bloc Party – "Banquet"
6) Dolly Parton – "9 to 5"
5) Fall Out Boy – "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
4) Whitney Houston – "I Wanna Dance with Somebody"
3) Kaiser Chiefs – "I Predict a Riot"
2) Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds – "3 Lions"
1) The Killers – "Mr. Brightside"

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

And the rest...

  • Electric Six – "Gay Bar"
  • Lulu & The Luvvers – "Shout (It Out)"
  • The Wannadies – "You & Me Song"

Good lord. It was certainly a big one! Apologies to all those who queued and couldn't get in – the response was simply unprecedented. Chris'll see you all at the End of Term Party on Friday night and Baby B over the summer, and James'll no doubt be back to wreak dance–related havoc on the Union at some point in the future!

Carter & Tarbs


June 15, 2006

HAVE YOU VOTED FOR THE TOP B TOP 40 YET?!

VOTE

We're not kidding. LOG IN HERE and vote for your five favourite songs from the shortlist.

Make your voice heard and we'll see you at 9pm on Monday Week 10 for the last Top B of term! Be warned, get there EARLY as there may be a, er, "bit" of a queue – trust us though, this is always one of the most banging nights of the year it'll totally be worth it!

Carter & Tarbs


June 08, 2006

VOTE FOR THIS YEAR'S TOP B TOP 40!!!

- HEAR ME NOW!!!

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SPANK WANTS YOU - to vote for this year's Top B Top 40!

Yes kids, sadly you did see that picture. It was the best we could be bothered to do with 2 minutes and a copy of Paint. However, let the central point be not skewed – it's that time of year again and we need your votes to help compile this year's annual Top B Top 40 poll!

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Here's the way it works. Log into the STUDENTS UNION HOMEPAGE using your library card number and password, then select your 5 favourite songs from the 100–long shortlist on the left–hand panel and hit 'Vote'. Couldn't be simpler!

The list has been compiled from a combination of the most requested songs at Top B this year, our favourite songs to play, and those which get the best reaction when they do get played. Check out the results of LAST YEAR'S POLL for a bit of inspiration – can anyone topple the might of The Killers this time around?

That Top 100 in full...

  • ABBA – “Waterloo”
  • AC/DC – “Back in Black”
  • Aerosmith – “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)”
  • Amerie – “1 Thing”
  • Andy Williams – “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
  • Arctic Monkeys – “When the Sun Goes Down”
  • Aretha Franklin – “Think”
  • Atlantic Ocean – “Waterfall”
  • Avril Lavigne – “Sk8er Boi”
  • Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds – “Three Lions”
  • Basement Jaxx – “Do Your Thing”
  • Beatles – “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
  • Billy Ocean – “When the Going Gets Tough”
  • Black Eyed Peas – “My Humps”
  • Blink–182 – “What’s My Age Again?”
  • Bloc Party – “Banquet”
  • Blues Brothers – “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love”
  • Bodyrockers – “I Like the Way”
  • Busted – “You Said No”
  • B*Witched – “C’est la Vie”
  • Carter’s Awesome Disney Medley
  • Carter’s Awesome TV Theme Medley
  • Charlotte Church – “Crazy Chick”
  • Chemical Brothers – “Galvanize”
  • Chicago soundtrack – “All That Jazz”
  • Dandy Warhols – “Bohemian Like You”
  • Darude – “Sandstorm”
  • Deep Dish – “Flashdance”
  • Dion & The Belmonts – “Runaround Sue”
  • Dolly Parton – “9 to 5”
  • Eurythmics – “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”
  • Fall Out Boy – “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down”
  • 5ive – “Keep On Movin’ ”
  • Fountains of Wayne – “Stacey’s Mom”
  • Franz Ferdinand – “Do You Want To?”
  • George Harrison – “(I’ve Got My Mind) Set on You”
  • Girls Aloud – “Love Machine”
  • Gnarls Barkley – “Crazy”
  • Green Day – “Holiday”
  • Groove Armada feat. Gram’ma Funk – “I See You Baby”
  • Groove Coverage – “Poison”
  • Groovefinder feat. Nina Simone – “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life”
  • Gwen Stefani – “Hollaback Girl”
  • Hi–Tack – “Say, Say, Say (Waiting 4 U)”
  • Hives – “Hate to Say I Told You So”
  • Ice Cube – “You Can Do It”
  • Infernal – “From Paris to Berlin”
  • Jamelia – “Superstar”
  • Kaiser Chiefs – “I Predict a Riot”
  • Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx – “Gold Digger”
  • Katrina & The Waves – “Walking On Sunshine”
  • Kelly Clarkson – “Since U Been Gone”
  • Kernkraft 400 – “Zombie Nation”
  • Killers – “Mr. Brightside”
  • Limp Bizkit – “Rollin’ ”
  • Lou Bega – “Mambo No. 5”
  • Ludacris – “Number One Spot”
  • Lulu – “Shout”
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”
  • MC Lars – “iGeneration”
  • Michael Jackson – “Black or White”
  • Monkees – “I’m a Believer”
  • M.O.P. feat. Busta Rhymes – “Ante Up!”
  • Mylo – “Drop the Pressure”
  • Nirvana – “Lithium”
  • Nizlopi – “JCB Song”
  • Oasis – “She’s Electric”
  • Offspring – “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”
  • Oingo Boingo – “Little Girls”
  • O Zone – “Dragostea din Tei”
  • Papa Roach – “Last Resort”
  • Phantom Planet – “California”
  • Pink – “Feel Good Time”
  • Police – “Can’t Stand Losing You”
  • Presidents of the USA – “Video Killed the Radio Star”
  • Primal Scream – “Rocks”
  • Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes – “Don’t Cha”
  • Rednex – “Cotton Eye Joe”
  • R.E.M. – “Shiny Happy People”
  • Rihanna – “S.O.S.”
  • Ricky Martin – “Livin’ La Vida Loca”
  • Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
  • Santana feat. Rob Thomas – “Smooth”
  • Shania Twain – “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”
  • Sir Mix–a–Lot – “Baby Got Back”
  • Smash Mouth – “All Star”
  • Spice Girls – “Stop”
  • Spin Doctors – “Two Princes”
  • Status Quo – “Rockin’ All Over the World”
  • Stereophonics – “Dakota”
  • Studio B – “I See Girls”
  • Sugababes – “Push the Button”
  • Sum 41 – “Fat Lip”
  • Toploader – “Dancing In the Moonlight”
  • Usher – “Yeah”
  • Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”
  • Vic Reeves & The Wonderstuff – “Dizzy”
  • Village People – “Y.M.C.A.”
  • Wheatus – “Teenage Dirtbag”
  • Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”
  • Wonders – “That Thing You Do!”

Get all your mates to vote and we'll see you for the full countdown at the last Top B of term in Week 10. Trust us, if last year's event was anything to go by, this night will be massive and one that you definitely won't want to miss!

(Oh and, er, do yourself a favour and don't vote for "Mr. Brightside" – I mean let's face it, it's going to win anyway so you might as well put your vote to use elsewhere!)

Carter & Tarbs


June 06, 2006

Week 8 Top B playlist

- CHECK OUR MOVES, HOMES!!!

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– Er, that's supposed to be us doing the can–can. Rubbish.

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Top B, you were fantabulous last night. We are both in severe amounts of pain, which is usually the mark of a good night! Keep your eyes peeled for the annual TOP B TOP 100 POLL which will be going up on t'internet very soon for your voting pleasure! In the meantime…

(n) = New music/forthcoming single release
(r) = Request

  • Kosheen – "Hungry"
  • Rachel Stevens – "More More More"
  • Baccara – "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie"
  • Louchie Lou & Michie One – "The Honeymoon is Over"
  • D4L – "Laffy Taffy"
  • Surfaris vs. D4L – "Wipeout Taffs"
  • Eric B vs. White Stripes – "Pump Up the Doorbell"
  • John Cena & Tha Trademarc feat. Bumpy Knuckles – "I'm a Bad, Bad Man"
  • Nas – "Get Down"
  • Blackstreet – "No Diggety"
  • Wyclef Jean feat. Missy Elliott – "Party to Damascus"
  • Black Grass – "Nice Up"
  • DJ Sneak feat. Bear Who – "Fix My Sink"
  • Bamboo – "Bamboogie"
  • AFTC – "Bad Habit"
  • Alan Braxe – "Runnin' "
  • Mr. Oizo – "Flat Beat"
  • Adamski – "Killer"
  • Technotronic – "Pump Up the Jam"
  • New Order – "Blue Monday"
  • Eurythmics – "Sweet Dreams"
  • Muse – "Supermassive Black Hole" (n)
  • Till West & DJ Delicious – "Same Man" (n)
  • Stretch'n'Vern present Maddog – "I'm Alive"
  • Prodigy – "Girls" —–> "Smack My Bitch Up"
  • Rihanna – "S.O.S." (r)
  • Beyonce – "Check On It"
  • Nelly vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd – "Sweet Home Country Grammar"
  • Gnarls Barkley – "Smiley Faces" (n) / (r)
  • Martin Solveig – "Everybody"
  • Braund Reynolds – "Rocket (A Natural Gambler)"
  • Primal Scream – "Country Girl"
  • Fatboy Slim – "The Rockafeller Skank"
  • Beastie Boys – "Body Movin' " (Fatboy Slim remix)
  • Wiseguys – "Ooh La La"
  • Groovefinder vs. Nina Simone – "Ain't Got No, I Got Life"
  • Basement Jaxx – "Do Your Thing" (r)
  • Infernal – "From Paris to Berlin" (r)
  • Paul Oakenfold feat. Brittany Murphy – "Faster Kill Pussycat" (n) / (r)
  • Groove Armada feat. Gram'ma Funk – "I See You Baby" (r)
  • Nelly Furtado – "Man Eater" (n) / (r)
  • Kelly Clarkson – "Since U Been Gone" (r)
  • Sum 41 – "Fat Lip"
  • N.E.R.D. – "Lapdance" (r)
  • House of Pain – "Jump Around"
  • Franz Ferdinand – "Do You Want To"
  • The Presidents of the USA – "Peaches"
  • Dire Straits – "Money For Nothing"
  • Ray Parker Jr. – "Ghostbusters"
  • KT Tunstall – "Black Horse & the Cherry Tree"
  • Blur vs. Electric Six – "Gay House"
  • New Radicals – "You Get What You Give"
  • Van Halen – "Jump"
  • Justice vs. Simian – "We Are Your Friends" (n) / (r)
  • Armand van Helden – "My, My, My" (Funktuary remix) (n)
  • Eric Prydz – "Call On Me"
  • Kernkraft 400 – "Zombie Nation"
  • Faithless – "Insomnia"
  • The Killers – "Somebody Told Me"
  • The Automatic – "Monster" (n)
  • Madness – "One Step Beyond" (r)
  • Bad Manners – Carter's Skanking Medley
  • The Outhere Brothers – "Boom Boom Boom"
  • Reel II Real feat. The Mad Stuntman – "I Like to Move It" —–> "Go On Move"
  • Darude – "Sandstorm"
  • Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds – "3 Lions"
  • Queen – "We Will Rock You"
  • Oasis – "Don't Look Back in Anger"
  • Coldplay – "Yellow"
  • Lulu & The Luvvers – "Shout (It Out)"

Pass the paracetamol then, and we'll see you next week for more shenanigans!

Carter & Tarbs


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