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Andrew12,222 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
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1998 "No Matter What" Boyzone
1999 "Flying Without Wings" Westlife
2000 "My Love" Westlife
2001 "Don't Stop Movin'" S Club 7
2002 "Unchained Melody" Gareth Gates
2003 "Mandy" Westlife
2004 "Thunderbirds Are Go" Busted
2005 "You Raise Me Up" Westlife

The presenters reflected the era of the time, initially hosted by Denise Van Outen, then by Ant & Dec, then Cat Deeley, and finally Vernon Kay


As if anyone can believe "Thunderbirds are Go" is record of the year! But then it was decided by 13 year old girls constantly redialling to vote for who they fancied.

I think Busted used to get pipped to the post a lot, and then the year they actually won was with probably their worst song.

That and then the fact Westlife then won again the year after is probably what killed it off.

I bet if they'd carried it on on ITV, One Direction would have done quite well.
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james-20012,129 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
But to be fair, that type of pop music was regularly shunned by other music industry awards.


There's probably a good reason for that!

I remember watching the 2003 one and Daniel Bedingfield himself being incredulous that Westlife were getting more votes than him. I seem to remember he was in the lead at one point, then Westlife pulled ahead at the last minute or something, and he looked very pissed off. Can't blame him, he wrote and produced those songs himself, Westlife just had a bland Barry Mailow cover. Though they could probably have just recorded 3 minutes of them blowing raspberries and it would still have gone straight to number 1 and won the "award".
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kernow631 posts since 18 Jan 2006
From Wikipedia

1998 "No Matter What" Boyzone
1999 "Flying Without Wings" Westlife
2000 "My Love" Westlife
2001 "Don't Stop Movin'" S Club 7
2002 "Unchained Melody" Gareth Gates
2003 "Mandy" Westlife
2004 "Thunderbirds Are Go" Busted
2005 "You Raise Me Up" Westlife


I'm surprised to see it ran until 2005! I only remember it being around until the early 00's.

While we're on the topic of former end of the year shows I take it The British Comedy Awards are dead and buried?.



Record of the year actually continued until 2013 as an online poll.

After the British Comedy Awards was axed by Channel 4, a press release was issued (which is still on the British Comedy Awards website) saying they were in talks with another broadcaster. I'm assuming those talks never got anywhere and they never found another broadcaster.
robertclark1251,048 posts since 13 Jan 2009
STV Central Reporting Scotland
There was a series of one off programmes on ITV in the 1990s, presented by Eamonn Holmes, called "Oddballs". These 30 minute long shows had some sporting cock ups, and hilarious incidents. One for me which stood out, was from the 19995 Australian V8 Supercars, when there was a crash at Winton, and the two drivers got out, and had fisticuffs.

What was funnier was, the punches were heading towards their heads, and both had their helmets on!