Over on our sister site, Poptimists, our exploration of the history of pop via NOW albums has reached late 2003, and the landmark represented by ahead-of-his-time capped balladeer Gary Jules and his cover of “Mad World”. (Younger readers – if indeed there are any – should imagine a more lumbering Jose Gonzales or a pub-singer James Blunt).

What, we asked the readers, would you least like to hear given “The Gary Jules Treatment”? From these answers I can exclusively reveal Hell’s own Gary Jules album. Just imagine this lot…!

Gary Jules – “Mad World” (start with the hit)

Gary Jules – “Happy Talk”

Gary Jules – “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”

Gary Jules – “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”

Gary Jules – “Digital Love”

Gary Jules – “U Sure Do”

Gary Jules – “The Queen Is Dead”

Gary Jules – “Set You Free”

Gary Jules – “Self Control”

and the showstopping finale

Gary Jules – “4 st 7 lb”