You expect minor TV channels to do ‘list’ style programmes, because that’s what they are all about – filling the schedules with cheap and best forgotten images from the past.
But it is disappointing to see ITV get in the act with its dire The Nation’s Favourite Queen’s Song.
I’ve never understood the attraction of the group Queen anyway – they always seemed like a bunch of bombastic, silly posturers to me.
I will admit that Freddie Mercury had some vocal talent and quite a startling theatrical presence. A bit of credit where it’s due.
But lyrically Queen’s songs were very weak and simplistic – and sometimes incomprehensible.
I mean, ‘Radio Ga Ga, Radio Goo Goo’? Pur-lease! Grow up! I know the song was supposed to be a lament for the eclipsing of music radio by music video, but the words to the song are so weak and derivative.
And WTF is ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ about, if anything? With utter predictability that song was revealed as Britain’s Number 1 favourite Queen song. Zzzzz.
Oh aye, and I think there is some sort of album tied in with this pathetic telly offering.
Sorry but - as with so many things that TV holds up for our edification or admiration - I really don’t give a crap.