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post Feb 23 2015, 01:43 PM
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It's been a while since I last did a rate on here, and with Red Nose Day around the corner again I thought it appropriate to make this rate based around the Comic Relief singles from the last 30 years so...here's how it's gonna work...

Below are all 21 of the Comic Relief singles to date. There are unlimited rates for no's 1-10, plus one 11 and one -1 are allowed. Please try to vote for as many of them as you can remember - voting closes next Friday, 6th March, after which results will be revealed on here. Any questions, give us a shout. Have fun smile.gif

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THE BIG BUZZJACK RED NOSE RATE - NOMINATIONS **VOTING CLOSED**

(xx) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(xx) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(xx) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(xx) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(xx) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(xx) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(xx) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(xx) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(xx) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama
(xx) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(xx) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(xx) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(xx) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(xx) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(xx) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(xx) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(xx) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(xx) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(xx) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(xx) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(xx) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)


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post Feb 23 2015, 01:46 PM
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(05) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(11) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(xx) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(xx) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(09) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected - It features Mr Bean tongue.gif
(xx) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(xx) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(07) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(08) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama
(08) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(08) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(01) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(10) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(08) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(03) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(01) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(04) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(-1) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(03) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(00) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(00) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
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(08) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(08) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(xx) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(xx) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(xx) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(xx) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(xx) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(06) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(09) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama
(07) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(08) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(07) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(08) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(11) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(-1) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(07) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(02) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(03) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(05) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(03) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(00) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)

Some of these are cheese classics, declined a lot over time though.
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(05) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(10) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(05) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(05) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(00) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(00) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(03) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(06) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(08) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama
(06) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(07) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(09) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(09) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(06) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(08) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(05) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(11) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(06) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(-1) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(02) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(00) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
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(06) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(08) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(06) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(03) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(02) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(04) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(07) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(08) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(11) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama (the 11 is for Mama wub.gif)
(08) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(07) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(07) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(08) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(07) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(04) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(-1) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(09) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(04) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(07) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(02) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(07) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
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(06) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(07) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(10) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(03) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(01) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(05) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(08) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(10) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(11) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama
(10) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(08) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(04) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(09) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(10) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(01) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(08) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(07) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(07) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(08) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(02) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(10) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)

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post Feb 23 2015, 03:02 PM
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(xx) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(10) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(9) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(xx) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(xx) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(xx) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(7.5) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(xx) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(11) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama
(xx) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(7) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(6.5) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(xx) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(0) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(8) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(4.5) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(0) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(2.5) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(6) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(3) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(7.5) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
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post Feb 23 2015, 03:43 PM
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There is a queue for rates, no offence but I wish people would look in the future >_> As this one has started I'll not close it or anything but just a thought for the future tongue.gif
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So many contenders for my -1

(00) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(10) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(xx) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(xx) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(xx) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(xx) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(05) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(06) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(07) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama
(01) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(00) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(00) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(03) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(10) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(10) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(-1) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(11) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(07) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(00) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(02) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(00) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
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(06) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(??) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(??) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(??) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(??) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(??) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(??) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(??) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(08) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama
(10) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(07) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(10) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(00) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(11) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(03) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(10) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(10) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(07) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(05) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(-1) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(06) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)

Cba to listen to all the older ones, actually some really great covers biggrin.gif


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(xx) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(05) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(??) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(??) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(??) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(??) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(??) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(??) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(10) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama
(06) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(10) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(11) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(08) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(-1) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(08) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(00) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(09) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(02) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(07) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(05) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(05) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
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post Feb 23 2015, 11:25 PM
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THE BIG BUZZJACK RED NOSE RATE - NOMINATIONS

(05) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(07) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(09) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(00) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(00) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(00) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(02) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(10) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(11) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama
(02) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(01) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(03) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(00) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(10) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(08) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(09) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(07) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(09) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(06) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(05) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(-1) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
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04.0 Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
10.0 Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
08.0 Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
03.0 Hale & Pace - The Stonk
00.0 Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
01.0 Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
05.0 Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
10.0 Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
11.0 Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama >> Like Rich, the 11 is mainly for 'Mama' <3 <<
07.5 Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
07.0 Westlife - Uptown Girl
08.5 Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
09.0 McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
09.0 Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
08.0 Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
08.5 The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
09.5 The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough >> One of my favourite Sats songs <3 Love what they did with it! <<
-01.0 Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
09.0 The Wanted - Gold Forever
07.0 Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
04.0 One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
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03 Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
08 Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
07 Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
05 Hale & Pace - The Stonk
02 Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
03 Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
02 Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
06 Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
09 Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama (WDYTYA >>>>>>>>> Mama)
05 Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
07 Westlife - Uptown Girl
05 Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
09.0 McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
-1 Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo? (WORST "song" EVER)
08 Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
02 The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
11 The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough heart.gif (one of thier worst singles but I still love it and it's by FAR the best song here)
05 Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
06.5 The Wanted - Gold Forever
06 Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
05 One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)

Some real crap songs, we're due a decent one so fingers crossed this year laugh.gif
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Thanks for all your votes so far people, much appreciated smile.gif Just a gentle reminder - if we can try and give rates in whole numbers as opposed to half. Those who have already given half scores e.g. 6.5 need not worry but just a reminder for anyone who is still to vote.
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Just five more days to get votes in people! smile.gif
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Thank you muchly for all your votes - the voting has now closed. I shall begin counting down the results at 8pm tonight and over the next few days!
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(xx) Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
(04) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(xx) Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo - Help
(xx) Hale & Pace - The Stonk
(xx) Smear Campaign - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(xx) Right Said Fred - Stick it Out
(xx) Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
(xx) Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry - Love Can Build a Bridge
(10) Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are? / Mama
(xx) Boyzone - When the Going Gets Tough
(09) Westlife - Uptown Girl
(09) Gareth Gates feat. the Kumars - Spirit in the Sky
(08) McFly - All About You / You've Got a Friend
(03) Tony Christie and Peter Kay - (Is This the Way to) Amarillo?
(06) Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
(02) The Proclaimers feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
(08) The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough
(02) Tom Jones feat. Rob Brydon & Ruth Jones - Islands in the Stream
(06) The Wanted - Gold Forever
(01) Geraldine McQueen feat. Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well
(08) One Direction - One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)

Please thanks x
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And so our countdown begins...apologies for the late start, been a bit manic these last few days. First four are up today...

"Take a sprout for a walk, build a sand igloo..."

21. RIGHT SAID FRED - Stick it Out
(1993, 15 points)



Released: 20th February 1993
Highest UK chart position: #3


Existing and succeeding in that weird time for UK pop in the early 90's - post S/A/W and pre-Take That - Right Said Fred had been the runaway chart success of late 1991 and all of 1992. The ubiquitous "I'm Too Sexy" (a hit both sides of the Atlantic) and chart topper "Deeply Dippy" thus made them ideal candidates for recording the official track for Comic Relief's 1993 campaign.



This was only on paper that this idea worked however, as the Freds teamed up with a suitably bonkers and very early 90's cast - ranging from Jools Holland and 'Birds of a Feather' stars Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson, to Basil Brush and even acting legend Bernard Cribbins (whose own chart hit from 30 years previously had provided their band name) - for a song that, despite a respectable top 3 placing is hardly the track from the charity's history (or the band's for that matter) most people immediately think of.
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"I'm your top prime cut of meat, I'm your choice / I wanna be elected..."

20. SMEAR CAMPAIGN - (I Wanna Be) Elected
(1992, 18 points)



Released: 7th April 1992
Highest UK chart position: #9


Now for a record that is easily the biggest curveball in all of Comic Relief's musical canon. Spring of 1992, and the UK was a mere matter of weeks away from its Parliamentary General Election, which would see John Major and the Conservatives voted in for another 5 years - much to the chagrin of a country still in the throes of a recession.



20 years prior to that, legendary US rockers Alice Cooper had scored a Transatlantic hit in the run up to that year's US general election with 'Elected', a radical re-write of an old album track 'Reflected' from their 1969 album 'Pretties for You'.

Thus came this bizarre collaboration that saw Bruce Dickinson of UK rock outfit Skin (not to be confused with the frontwoman of Skunk Anansie) providing vocals to a cover of the song, interspersed with soundbites of Rowan Atkinson in his infamous 'Mr. Bean' persona, doorstopping for votes.

Again, as with Right Said Fred, not the most easily remembered track for the charity (it was, as we'll come to with a few of our other singles later, released outside of Comic Relief's traditional even numbered year campaign cycle) but an interesting footnote nonetheless - and considering who has been in office in the 22 years since this record came out, well. It may not have been a bad idea having Mr. Bean running the country after all...


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