Well, the wait is finally over and we now know which song the British public have voted as their favourite.
The one and a half hours of the programme went too quickly for my liking and the content was probably pretty much as expected. Considering that there were 20 songs to get through it was little wonder that we didn’t get to hear one song in it’s entirety, even the number one!
That said, though, the comments from the other artists was nice to see, as were the new snippets from Robin and Barry.
And I did learn a couple of things that I previously was unaware of. The first one is that ‘Words’ was originally meant for Cliff Richard, and the second was that there was a slow break in the middle of ‘Stayin’ Alive’.
We got to hear that piece and I have to say that I’m fairly glad that it didn’t make it into the final cut of the song because I don’t think it would have been the hit that it was. I do wonder how long it will be before the full, unedited, track makes it on to the bootleg market!
It was also nice to see some of the old band getting involved – Blue Weaver, Dennis Bryon and Vince Malouney all appeared, as did Karl Richardson.
If you’ve recorded the programme and don’t want to know the outcome, then don’t read any further!
The final countdown was as follows:
- How Deep Is Your Love
- You Win Again
- Stayin’ Alive
- More Than A Woman
- Night Fever
- How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- Islands In The Stream
- I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You
- Too Much Heaven
- To Love Somebody
- Jive Talkin’
- You Should Be Dancing
- Run To Me
- Nights On Broadway
- Chain Reaction
If you followed the programme on Twitter you’ll be aware of the sarcastic comments from some quarters, but at the end of the day the joke was on them as the Bee Gees topped the UK Twitter trends. Excellent stuff.