Friday, 17 July 2009

94: Doves - Pounding

In at #94 in my countdown, and it's the band formerly known as Sub Sub. Debut album 'Lost Souls' had been a slow-burning hit in 2000, earning the band a Mercury Prize nomination. And when the second album, 'The Last Broadcast' "dropped" in the spring of 2002, it soared straight to #1 in the charts (supplanting Blue's 'All Rise' from the top spot).

'Pounding' was the second single released from the album, and peaked at #21 in the singles charts. Built around a pounding drum beat (hence the song's title), it became one of the festival anthems of the decade, a joyfully upbeat ode to seizing the moment.

Fact #1 for fact fans: the song is currently being used on promotional advertisements for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Fact #2 for fact fans: the previous single, 'There Goes The Fear' was only available in shops for one day before being deleted, but made it to #3 in the charts. This is still Doves' highest charting single, although they also hit #3 in previous incarnation Sub Sub, with the brilliant '
Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)'

1 comment:

  1. Listening to that Sub Sub song now and it's terrible. 'There Goes the Fear' for for the win!