This song has an unenviable claim to fame; in May 2006 it topped a listeners' poll on BBC DJ Marc Riley's show for the worst lyrics of all time. The really offending part appears to have been the second half of the first verse: "I don't want to see a ghost, it's the sign that I fear most. I'd rather have a piece of toast and watch the evening news".
It is difficult to believe this song spent nearly three months in the UK charts and was a number one hit in Europe, but it was in good company; songs by U2, Oasis and Duran Duran also made the Top 10 in the poll.
Alexander Baron - London, England