Song: 28,000 Friends
Artist: Eoghan Quigg
Album: Eoghan Quigg
Release Date: 3rd April 2009 (IRL), 6th April 2009 (UK)
Genre: Pop rock, teen pop, bubblegum pop
Peak Position: 32 (IRL), 96 (UK)
Not only does it sound dated, lacking any of Busted’s infectious charm but everything is so clichéd. Singing about some girl obsessed with social networking sites is almost as bad as Britney’s album only track E-Mail My Heart. Then there’s the cringe-worthy “Don’t send an e-mail let me touch your face” lyric! And the key change that Simon Cowell is so fond of is here too! Clearly we can see that Cowell hasn’t the first clue about popular music being at least 5 years behind and Quigg is his annoying record company lapdog! One word for this song: Tripe!
We hardly have an original video here but it somehow works. Eoghan is dressed pretty well here with his typical Quigg cut looking in good shape! It’s from here the video goes downhill as a group of teenagers bombard the warehouse where Eoghan is performing. And guess what?! These teens have skateboards! So, so typical of a teenybopper pop rock song!
While Quigg pulls of a minimum amount of charisma, it’s pretty bad that his extras manage to outshine him especially the young girl he lifts in his arms who fakes a fainting spell. She managed to interest me most from this video. Eoghan is also seen posing with a little boy. Why?! There teenagers for God sake they should be getting drunk and up to a whole lot worse than grossing the public out with their mock clean attitudes. And on the bridge where Eoghan sings: “Does your snow white skin ever see the sunshine” he looks like he’s about to vomit. Yeah us too, Eoghan, us too!