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11:44 am - 'Ere, worm
Poll #232434 Mostly for Brits of a certain age

Which theme tune to the ITV Chart Show was better?

8(66.7%)
4(33.3%)

Did you watch the ITV Chart Show at the time?

Yes
7(36.8%)
No
10(52.6%)
Duh, I'm not British, what do you think?
2(10.5%)

If I might be so bold as to enquire, in which year were you born?

Can you feel the love tonight?

Forget about The Chart Show, what about Top Of The Pops - the self-same situation depends on the Yellow Pearl, isn't it, wasn't it?
2(11.1%)
Forget about The Chart Show, what about American Bandsta... oh
1(5.6%)
Forget about The Chart Show, what about Weekend World?
0(0.0%)
Forget about The Chart Show, what about Saint and Greavesie?
0(0.0%)
Forget about The Chart Show, what about... no, I've forgotten
2(11.1%)
I used to sway and tilt with the 1990 opening sequence
0(0.0%)
Doesn't the 1992 opening sequence contravene ITC sponsorship regulations?
0(0.0%)
Hang on, isn't Question One missing something?
3(16.7%)
Wears Pepe?
0(0.0%)
Wears tickyboxes
3(16.7%)

Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: You can probably guess

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From:lambertman
Date:January 13th, 2004 04:14 am (UTC)
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I should mention I felt no bias due to the content of the opening animations themselves. :)
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From:bateleur
Date:January 13th, 2004 04:23 am (UTC)

Chart what ?

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Woohoo - I manage the dullest poll answers ever on the strength of never having watched the programme in question ! Go me !
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:January 15th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC)

Re: Chart what ?

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Just as valid as anyone else's, though :-)

At some point I want to compare viewing habits and chart preferences by age - vague theories about people prefering the version they were more familiar with and so forth. It would be nice to try to get some sense of theme tune preference by age, but unlikely.
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From:lambertman
Date:January 13th, 2004 05:27 am (UTC)
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I don't think people are noticing that you have links to the tunes available by clicking on the years...
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From:bateleur
Date:January 13th, 2004 06:15 am (UTC)
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Either that or (like me) they will never again make the dire mistake of installing RealPlayer software on any machine they want to use again !
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:January 15th, 2004 10:10 am (UTC)
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RealPlayer One is significantly less bad than the RealPlayers of the past, though I agree that that isn't saying much :-)

daweaver points to the existence of the Tara plugin for Winamp, though I haven't tried it myself.

Is Winamp 5 meant to be good? I have only heard ill spoken of Winamp 3, which is why I'm sticking with Winamp 2.

Tum-te-tum...
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From:imc
Date:January 13th, 2004 06:27 am (UTC)
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They're both rubbish. :-)
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From:crystal_claire
Date:January 13th, 2004 06:52 am (UTC)
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*grins*

I'm afraid I hadn't noticed the links to the tunes... So I didn't answer that bit on the basis that I couldn't remember them!

On the other hand, even now I know, I can't play those files here, so I could smugly hide behind that instead, to make myself feel less foolish.

Nah. Not working. I am an phule.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:January 15th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC)

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*licks finger, draws a 1 in the air* :-)
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From:crystal_claire
Date:January 16th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
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*thwap*

:-)
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From:addedentry
Date:January 13th, 2004 03:37 pm (UTC)
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1992 - when I turned fifteen - is the year to which I date my indie epiphany. Yet I have to concede that the 1990 tune is better.

I miss The Chart Show, and missed it most when Top Of The Pops insisted that they would try never to play a music video instead of a live performance. Fine, except that there was then no terrestrial television show where you could see music videos.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:January 15th, 2004 10:17 am (UTC)
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From a drought to a flood!

Why aren't there charts of pop video channels in much the same way as there are charts of pop songs? Or are there?
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From:brigbother
Date:January 13th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Is The Chart Show channel still on SKY Digital? I remember it being all the ragefor about a month when it launched.
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From:missingdonut
Date:January 13th, 2004 07:54 pm (UTC)
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I swayed and tilted with the 1990 opening sequence about a minute ago, but alas, I doubted that's what you were going after.
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From:mintogrubb
Date:January 14th, 2004 01:08 pm (UTC)
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I think I had given up on TotP by then. The ITV chart show was a por imitation, if you asks me. Ringbark said that your LJ was a good one, so I dropeed in. I make him right.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:January 15th, 2004 10:26 am (UTC)
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Welcome!

Currently I'm watching the Corus chess tournament on the Internet Chess Club at the moment; I'm nowhere near expert enough to follow the games myself, but the annotation that observers provide really helps. Mickey Adams is a pawn down in a RPP-RP ending; apparently it's a draw in theory but white has practical chances. It was RBPP-RBP earlier but apparently taking off the bishops simplifies it considerably for black. Fingers crossed...

There's also a fascinating endgame in Svidler-Anand - Svidler has Q and 5 pawns, Anand Q and 4. They're just about into the seventh and final hour; Anand has about 15 minutes less, but is known as a fine rapid player. This one could go the distance and be a real bruiser.

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