no81bob top 20 2011: No 2 One Day Like This – Elbow

Elbow produced that really uplifting song with strings and a choir that we all started singing.  They weren’t supposed to do that – we had to pay attention to them.

They don’t look like pop or rock stars.  Lead singer, Guy Garvey could be Ricky Gervais’s older brother, and sounds like Peter Gabriel’s twin.  They don’t prance about a lot.  I haven’t found any scandals.  They seem quite normal.  And they come from Bury.

The video of the week is from The Seldom Seen Kid and is their addictive hit One Day Like This.  It also wins the award for the best video ever made featuring a man having a good time with a road sign.

All together now –

Throw those curtains wide!
One day like this a year’d you see me right
Throw those curtains wide!
One day like this a year’d we’ll sing it right

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