THE CAPITAL RADIO "BOTTOM 30"

Kenny Everett broadcast this selection of the World's Worst records, compiled from listener's votes, on his Capital Radio Show on 15 May 1978

       

1 Jimmy Cross / I want my baby back
(as covered by the Downliners Sect on The Sect Sing Sick Songs EP)
(A-side of single, 1965)

2 Zarah Leander / Wunderbar
(from Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate)
(cover of Patricia Morrison)
(from Besuch Bei Zarah Leander EP, 1952)

3 The Legendary Stardust Cowboy / Paralyzed
(with T-Bone Burnett on drums)
(A-side of Psycho Suavé Records single, 1968)

4 Pat Campbell / The deal
(A-side of single, from Just A Quiet Conversation, 1970)

5 Nervous Norvus / Transfusion
(A-side of single, 1959)

6 Jess Conrad / This pullover
(A-side of single, 1961)

7 Mel and Dave / Spinning wheel
(Mel Jonas and Dave Barker, produced by Lee Perry)
(cover of Blood Sweat And Tears)
(A-side of Upsetter Records single, 1970)

8 Dickey Lee / Laurie (Strange things happen)
(A-side of single, 1965)

9 Mrs Miller / A Lover's Concerto
(adapted from JS Bach)
(cover of The Toys)
(B-side of 1st single, 1966)

10 Tanya Day and The Somebody's / I get so lonely
(with Ritchie Blackmore on guitar)
(B-side of His Lips Get In The Way, 1964)

11 Ferlin Husky / The drunken driver
(A-side of single, 1954)

12 Adam Faith / Runk bunk
(A-side of 3rd single, 1959)

13 Jess Conrad / Why am I living
(B-side of This Pullover, from Jess For You, 1961)

14 Equipe 84 / 29th September
(B-side of Auschwitz, 1967)

15 The Trashmen / Surfin' bird
(A-side of single, 1963)

16 Hayley Mills / Let's get together
(from the film The Parent Trap)
(A-side of single, 1961)

17 Bent Bolt and the Nuts / The mechanical man
(Produced by Teddy Randazzo)
(A-side of single, 1967)

18 Steve Bent / I'm going to Spain
(New Faces TV series entrant)
(as covered by The Fall)
(A-side of single, 1974)

19 Duncan Johnson / The big architect
(A-side of single, 1968)

20 Jess Conrad / Cherry pie
(cover of Skip and Flip)
(A-side of 1st single,from Jess For You, 1960)

21 The Most Brothers featuring Mickie Most / Dottie
(B-side of Don't Go Home, 1958)

22 Patrick McNee and Honor Blackman / Kinky boots
(a spin-off from the TV series The Avengers)
(A-side of single, 1969)

23 Eamonn Andrews / The shifting whispering sands (Part 1)
(A-side of single, 1956)

24 Floyd Robinson / My girl
(cover of the Temptations)
(Produced by Chet Atkins)
(A-side of single, 1959)

25 Daniel / Revelation
(United Artists XW751)
(A-side of single, na)

26 Raphael / Going out of my head
(cover of Little Anthony and the Imperials)
(from Live At The Talk Of The Town, 1970)

27 Don Duke / Made you
(from the film Beat Girl)
(cover of Adam Faith)
(A-side of Woolworth's Embassy Records single, 1960)

28 Jack and Mary Kimmel (uncredited) / My feet start tapping
(composed by Adolph JG Babel)
(from Halmark Records song-poem release, 1970s)

29 Ray Sharpe / Hey little girl
(A-side of single, 1963)

30 Hughie Green / The puppet song
(A-side of single, 1961)

Some of the above appeared on OK Folks, This Is It ... Kenny Everett's World's Worst Wireless Show, released by K-Tel in the UK on the Yuk! label)

A sequel was broadcast on 12 April 1980:

30. I remember Natalie / Bob Monkhouse
29. Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no.1 / Neasden Connection
28. Hotlips baby / Herbie Duncan
27. Old Macdonald / Elvis Presley
26. Still love you (In my heart) / Helpless Hugh
25. It's legal / Shirley-Ann Field
24. Benny's theme / Paul Henry
23. Searching for my baby / Nola Campbell
22. Igger-Dagger / Nick Coltrane
21. Trees / Sam Finch
20. Tony Blackburn sings Tony Blackburn
19. Mother went a-walking / Pat Campbell
18. Help! / Cathy Berberian
17. Summertime / Tommy Vance
16. Hurt me / Jess Conrad
15. You gone stomped on my heart / Melody Suggs
14. Old Tigue / Jim Reeves
13. Only you / P.J. Proby
12. A world without sun / Derek Roberts
11. Where is love / Leonard Nimoy
10. True or false / Simon & Garfunkel
9. Just like that / David Hamilton
8. You've got the gear / Jack Warner
7. Snowmobile romance / Olivia Schanke
6. Teddy bear / Red Sovine
5. The perfect human face / Terry Costello
4. Lucy in the sky with diamonds / William Shatner
3. Unhappy New Year / Steve Dahl & Teenage Radiation
2. If you walked away / Jag
1. Dance with me / Reginald Bosanquet

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