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Monday, November 12, 2012

U.K.'s 'Official Singles Chart' turns 60 -brilliantly! "The Wanted" swing by BBC Radio1 to help Reggie Yates celebrate 60 years of the Official Singles Chart, the U.K.'s family tree of popular music, with Robbie Williams' 'Candy' at #1 this week; Jay McGuiness says, "Rock and roll is alive in the form of a boy band cutting a cake slightly askew." THE best pop culture quote of the year! @thewantedmusic, @robbiewilliams, @OfficialCharts, @BBC1


 YouTube Channel video: The Wanted say happy birthday to the Official Chart and BBC Radio1 host Reggie Yates during his taping of the show on Sunday. At 1:55 above, band member Jay McGuiness says, "Rock and roll is alive in the form of a boy band cutting a cake slightly askew." Brilliant! Best pop culture quote of the year! Also includes anecdotes re Mike Tyson and Pitbull. Uploaded November 12, 2012. http://youtu.be/xGIvtzyEmHo


 Channel video: Robbie Williams - Candy. Uploaded September 10, 2012. With Kaya Scodelario as the object of Robbie's affection. Single is from his "Take The Crown" album, the U.K.''s #1 album this week. http://youtu.be/gtOV7bp-gys


 Channel video: The Wanted - I Found You. Uploaded October 15, 2012. http://youtu.be/5r8G3SEGIV0


And just because I love it so much and will finally be seeing 'Skyfall' in a few hours...

 YouTube Channel video: Robbie Williams -  Millennium. Uploaded April 7, 2009. http://youtu.be/BJ5uIkJDb6o
Still brilliant!!!

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