Des’ree Lyrics Get Toasted

No doubt it was fiercely competitive but Des’ree has brushed aside all opposition to have one of her songs voted the worst ever pop lyric.

"I don’t want to see a ghost/It’s the sight that I fear most/I’d rather have a piece of toast/Watch the evening news," she trilled away on "Life," the 1998 single that became a huge hit throughout Europe.

She may not treasure her prize as much as the Brit Award she won for best British female solo artist a year later, but rhyming "ghost" with "toast" put her ahead of any of the crass banalities penned by Duran Duran, Razorlight, U2, Oasis or Black Sabbath.

The contest, which dragged up some of the most dull, ordinary, facile trivia from the last three or four decades, was decided by a listeners’ poll conducted by Mark Riley’s radio show on BBC6.

"I’m as serious as cancer/When I say rhythm is a dancer," was considered to be a sufficiently cringeworthy rhyming couplet to put Snap in second place.