Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dancing to a different tune

A new front has broken out in the tedious battle for one-upmanship between Rangers and Celtic.

It seems the Old Firm are now intent on invading what the young people used to call the hit parade. But now probably don't.

Rangers are launching Tina Turner's (Simply) The Best on a music buying public that probably doesn't care all that much.

Having been left behind in the SPL title race Celtic fans are determined to reach the toppermost of the poppermost before their arch rivals. To this end they've launched a counter campaign aimed at installing Gerry and the Pacemakers at Number One with You'll Never Walk Alone.

I don't go out much in Glasgow so I'm not sure where this slightly backward attitude to 1980's reinventions of American soul singers or sub-Beatles Merseybeaters comes from but I'm not convinced that either campaign will meet with much success.

Thankfully we've still got time to say "a plague on both your houses," time to rise up and get a true classic to the top spot.

Ladies and gentlemen, the campaign starts here: