Interestment’s Top Four: Chas & Dave Songs

Published: 22nd Sep, 2009

Farewell, Charles and David

Chas and Dave

The sad news today is that Chas & Dave shall be no more. We’ll be honest, that hasn’t made a magnificent difference to our daily lives. We weren’t sitting around, nervously awaiting the next Chas & Dave record, wondering if they’d ever again soar to their late-70s/early-80s heights. But then, neither would we consider ourselves particularly ironic fans either. The truth is that we quite liked Chas & Dave for a number of reasons. Their song about snooker helped us to memorise the correct order in which to pot the balls. Their records were fine sober, and wonderful pissed. And they provided some session music for one of Labi Siffre’s greatest records, which went on to become a massive sample for Eminem. Hence, we’ve included the Siffre record in the top four, but not the snooker one. Because, basically, it was rubbish…

1. Gertcha

2. Ain’t No Pleasing You

3. The Sideboard Song

4. Labi Siffre, I Got The (Blues)

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

3 Responses to Interestment’s Top Four: Chas & Dave Songs

  1. mustard says:

    OSSIE’S DREAM (SPURS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO WEMBLEY) B/W GLORY GLORY TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

    IT’S NOT ONLY THE GREATEST CHAS AND DAVE SONG EVER, IT ALSO HAPPENS TO BE THE GREATEST RECORD OF ALL TIME

  2. forty-forty five says:

    arf @ Mustard

    you are right CnD are actually legends – the best band i ever saw at Glastonbury…

    rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit

  3. Sideboard says:

    I dont care, I dont care, I dont care if he comes round here,
    I got my beer on the sideboard here, let mother sort it out
    if he comes round here.

    But I do care. I’m gutted.

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