Holiday Playlist

Ultimate Holiday Playlist – Penultimate Edition

It’s the penultimate day of this feature, and then both we and you will pretend that it never ever happened, so sound the alarm of sadness or celebration, buckle into your plane seat and listen to today’s (penultimate) popfoolish choice for the ULTIMATE HOLIDAY PLAYLIST!!!!!

Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out?

Much as we wanted to and tried our hardest to (in order to save both our ears and yours from this terrible fate), it felt somehow plain wrong to omit those Baha Men from the playlist of holiday dreams. We literally actually bought this song on cassette (!!) in Woolworths (!!!) back in the day, as did much of the UK whilst sending it to a hearty chart position of #2 in 2000.

References to beach/sea/sun/sand in lyrics?: It’s the Baha Men. Do they need to reference any of the beach/sun/sea/sand in their lyrics to give off a holiday vibe? NO THEY DO NOT. 10/10

Steel-drums present? Possibly not but the song sounds so Baha-Men tastic that it doesn’t matter ON THIS ONE OCCASION. Rating: 5/10

Other dodgy ‘holiday’ sound effects? Other than already stated holiday-sounding instruments, probably not. The panting and barking of dogs should be noted but dismissed; dogs are one of the least holidayish things ever. In fact dogs are left at home and abandoned whilst we enjoy sunning ourselves. DO YOU FEEL GUILTY YET? If anyone manages to actually listen to the song all the way through (it’s a very arduous task) and let us know for certain, that would be great thanks. Rating: 4/10

Video evoke ‘holiday’? Of course it f**king does! IT’S THE BAHA MEN EVERYBODY! 10/10

Nonsensical lyrics, preferably holiday-themed? There is definitely a ‘yippe-i-ooo’ and also a ‘shaklefbjebek’ sound near the end. Add a hell of a lot of Alesha Dixon style YELLING ALL OVER THE RECORD and you score yourselves highly. Rating: 9/10

Verdict: This song doesn’t perform badly considering it’s about LETTING SOME DOGS OUT!!!! 38/50

Ultimate Popfools Holiday Playlist (Ranked)

The Vengaboys – We’re Going To Ibiza 57
= The Vengaboys – Uncle John From Jamaica 57
The Cheeky Girls – Hooray Hooray (It’s A Cheeky Holiday) 53
Islands – Jogging Gorgeous Summer 51
Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl 46
All Saints – Pure Shores 38
= Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out? 38
Alphabeat – Vacation 37
New Kids On The Block – Summertime (RedOne Remix) 36
Ashley Tisdale – Fabulous 35
Beenie Man – Dude (ft. Ms Thang) 30
Madonna – La Isla Bonita 29
Edward Maya – Stereo Love 23
Annie – Anthonio (Designer Drugs Remix) 21
= Jens Lekman – Your Arms Around Me 21



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