Proving that talent is no longer a pre-requisite for success, Cheryl Cole will be celebrating today. For, the lip-syncer’s comeback single ‘Call My Name’ has rocketed straight to #1 on the Official UK Singles Chart – with record-breaking sales.
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The Calvin Harris track, which sees Cole’s “voice” baked, fried, and sizzled beyond recognition, shattered sales records for the year, selling 152,000 copies and becoming the highest selling single of the year.
While today’s-image driven society means there are more models parading as “singers”, surely such a practice would be “OK” if the the said models actually had a shred of musical talent? It’s widely accepted as fact that Cheryl Cole can not sing. Nor does she seem to have the desire to. And yet success, accolades, and coins (a plenty) are showered upon her. It’s all sorts of a madness.
Imagine if your accountant couldn’t count? Or your gardener was afraid of bugs? Like the aforementioned, Cheryl’s whole career is an oxymoron if we’ve ever seen one.
The UK charts boast much more equality for acts and are often less “political” than its US counter-part (see, for example, the success of Kelly Rowland). However instances such as this do no favours for the argument that “anything can be a hit in the UK”.