5 Things You May Not Know About Londonbeat

In an earlier post, I encouraged you to view this video instead of searching for videos of that Sketchy Andy guy being a douche. Well, if you actually took my advice, kudos to you! But even if you heeded my advice, you may still be in the dark as to the wonders of Londonbeat. I aim to remedy that. So, for no other reason than a lack of ideas, here are 5 things you may not have known about Londonbeat.*

5 Things You May Not Know About Londonbeat

1. The band has British and American members.

That’s right, Londonbeat is a pond-crossing collaborative effort. Jimmy Helms and George Chandler are Americans; Jimmy Chambers is Trinidadian, and William Henshall (Willy M.) is from the UK.

2. American band member Jimmy Helms was a fairly successful soul singer before joining Londonbeat.

He’s also pretty damn old; his first single, “Ragtime Girl,” was released in 1963! Also, he wrote “I’ve Been Thinking About You,” so he’s clearly the most awesome member of Londonbeat (and arguably the reason they exist at all).

3. The Netherlands was the first country to recognize their genius.

Their track “There’s a Beat Going On” reached number 10 on the Dutch charts, which given the Dutch appreciation for music is pretty much like 1 on any other chart. I strongly urge you to follow that link. You will not regret it.

4. They competed in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The Eurovision Song Contest is basically like the World Cup for music. But with Europe only, instead of the whole world. They entered the contest with a festive ditty entitled “I’m Just Your Puppet On A…(String),” but unfortunately lost to Love City Groove, who went on to perform this turd (performance starts at the 1:15 mark).

5. The regrouped in 2003 and signed to the German record label Coconut Records.

Coconut Records also manages Haddaway, Rammstein, and Modern Talking. I cannot even begin to explain to you the awesomeness of Modern Talking. Just watch the damn video.

*Bonus fact about Londonbeat: whenever I type “Londonbeat”, I always add a “g,” thus making the hilariously Freudian typo “Londongbeat.” Make of that what you will.

Annoying Guy at Super Bowl Halftime Doing Annoying Things is Sure to Become an Annoying Internet Sensation

Ah, the Internet; she giveth awesome cat videos and she taketh time. But why stop at cat videos? Now the Internet (and Madonna, that crusty hag) has given us Sketchy Andy, the annoying douche doing annoying things you saw during the halftime show at the Super Bowl.

Those annoying things are called “slacklining,” and not surprisingly, come to us from enclave of douchey annoyingness Boulder, Colorado. So get ready for the insane amount of attention this is about to receive, people; I suggest that you gird yourself with spiritous liquors, and perhaps a video from 90s pop sensation Londonbeat. Why Londonbeat, you ask? Did you even watch the video? Or were you too busy looking up that fucking douche Sketchy Andy on YouTube to bother?

Whatever, Londonbeat doesn’t need your approval to be awesome.

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