Monday, 3 March 2008

The Anti-Hit List


Back to the Ritz -Download here!



I noticed a couple of days ago that the site was getting lots of visits from Canada via The so decided to check it out!

I discovered that one of my recent mashes featuring Amy Winehouse and Ella Fitzgerald had appeared in John Sakamoto's Anti -Hit List at number 7. I had no idea what this was so I Wiki'd it and found out:

'The Anti-Hit List is a weekly music column by Canadian music critic John Sakamoto. The column presents a countdown list of Sakamoto's ten favourite non-hit songs of the week. This may include indie rock, mashups, forgotten classics, and other assorted bits of Internet musical culture. Each entry provides a link to a web page where the track can be streamed or downloaded. The column was originated on Sun Media's CANOE website. It subsequently moved to eye, and currently appears on the Toronto Star's website. In 2005, Sakamoto and the Star launched an Anti-Hit List podcast.'

John Said:

'An unlikely mash-up of the former's "Back to Black" and the latter's "Puttin' on the Ritz," this is a case when only one song is transformed by the incongruous company it keeps. Winehouse's bleak worldview casts a long shadow over Fitzgerald, making Irving Berlin's ode to the wealthy (and those aspiring to look like they are) seem even more sarcastic and mocking than it does on its own.'

I'm glad he enjoyed it - I hope you do!!


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