BBC: An Irish republican song, A Nation Once Again, has been voted the world’s top tune according to a BBC World Service poll. ‘Following a late surge in votes, the Irish sing along crossed the finishing line ahead of a patriotic Hindi song, Vande Mataram.’
‘The poll had to deal with people trying to influence the vote through fan sites and spamming.’ No shit. The funniest thing about this poll was the way it suddenly stopped being about ‘the world’s top 10 tunes’ and suddenly became ‘how many ‘net users can each country mobilize to vote for a patriotic song’.
Still, I’m impressed the clicky fingers of the Irish net population (pop. 6 million) managed to beat those of India (pop. 1 billion)!