Climbing Songs Part 1 – The Battle of the Cheese
Ah, we’ve had a phenomenal response to our request for climbing songs, who would have known that there were so many appropriate tunes out there? And as you all tried so hard to find the stilton of musical cheese, we can dedicate a whole post to the subject! Come back tomorrow for more!
5. Backstreet Boys – Climbing the Walls - Cath
OK, I confess, I Googled this. You’d all come up with 24 fantastic choices and we needed one more. I found not one but two candidates. The other one, was “Keep on Climbing” by Wintney Phipps. The long, drawn-out intro and the glurgiest lyrics make this a prime candidate for the cheese list but wait for him to start singing and I challenge you not to melt – he has a voice like velvet. The Backstreet Boys, on the other hand, boring as hell – they’re in.
4. S Club 7 – Reach – Becky B
The reason songs like this one are so evil is that they’re catchy and they make you feel good, however much you claim to loathe them. I’ve deliberately chosen to link to a karaoke version so you can sing along so you may want to draw the curtains before you press play - I guarantee you’ll be singing and doing the actions by the end of the first verse. Must apologise to the neighbours later…
3. Anything by CLIFF Richard – Scott S
At first, I thought Scott was referring simply to the fact that all of Cliff’s songs are spiritual and uplifting and then I saw he’d capitalised ‘CLIFF’ – nice one! Cliff makes it into the cheese list by default but it would not be wrong not to give you the opportunity to enjoy one of his tunes. I narrowed it down to two songs – “Throw down a line” and “Tomorrow Rising”. The former escapes the final cut because it’s actually not too bad (runs and hides).
2. Sound of Music – Climb Every Mountain – Chris M
Chris wanted to win the battle of the cheese so badly, he came up with this one and I have to say, it should have been enough. I’m not going to treat you to the Julie Andrews version though; instead please, please, please look at this version by Christina Aguilera. See it through to the end, there’s a beautiful (sniff) talk over and the comments are just priceless. Do it now!
1. Miley Cyrus and too many others – Climb – Fiona H, Elanor K and Sue A
It’s wholly appropriate that the QI klaxon should go to Fiona. She came straight up with the wrong answer, proving that her encyclopaedic knowledge of music extends far and wide, and even encompasses the utterly shite. Following quick on her heels was Elanor, who correctly noted that this song was covered by “some reality bod or other…” and then Sue supplied the name of said bod – Joe McElderberry. As poor Joe was unceremoniously dumped by the evil overlord just a month ago, please give it up for him one more time.
Incidentally, if you click the link to his official video, it doesn’t work :’(
To enjoy all of these songs again and again, I’ve even created a Youtube playlist for you.