It’s qualifying group number 8 in The Lux Familiar Cup – in which readers of The Half Man Half Biscuit Lyrics Project choose their favourite songs of all time. Voting on this album closed a few minutes before Sat 2 April 2011, and the results from this qualifying group are below. An astonishing 885 votes were cast; we had a convincing winner, but despite the huge number of votes cast, just three votes separated 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places …and only one gets automatic qualification to the Round of 32. Will any of those which just missed out still qualify as a best loser? We shall see. Another surprise, given the quantity of votes, is that this album also produced the two lowest scoring songs from the eight qualifying groups so far. Congratulations if yours was one of the 2 votes for Slight Reprise.
Qualified for last 32
1. Twenty Four Hour Garage People (16.7%)
2. Irk The Purists (9.1%)
In the race for the fastest losers:
3=. Bottleneck At Capel Curig (8.9%)
3=. Uffington Wassail (8.9%)
5. Look Dad No Tunes (8.8%)
Was it the 6Music effect which done it? Feel free to discuss.