Apr 07

Focus Group 11 – GOOD CHARLOTTE

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GOOD CHARLOTTE – “Keep Your Hands Off My Girl” – Score: 4.18 (12th) – Controversy: 2.83 (8th)

(Females: 12th. Males: 12th. Under 30s: 11th. Over 30s: 13th.)

Most like: MIA. Most unlike: JoJo. (But not significantly like anything)

  • “Dire. What are the kids thinking?” (0) 
  • “Pseudo Primal Scream sham continues” (2)
  • “It might grow on me. Possibly.” (4)
  • “I wear better hats.” (5)
  • “Needs bosh remix” (7)
  • “Inexplicably fantastic” (10)

If you dislike Good Charlotte…

  • …you are much more likely to think dance music sounds better on drugs.
  • …you are much less likely to be put off dancehall by homophobic lyrics.

If you like Good Charlotte…

  • …you are much more likely to listen to music in a foreign language.
  • …you are much more likely to think the Beatles were one of the greatest bands ever.
  • …you are more likely to think of yourself as indie.


  1. 1
    Tom on 17 Apr 2007 #

    This is my favourite thing to have been in the Top 40 so far this year, by the way.

  2. 2
    cis on 19 Apr 2007 #

    It’s probably the record that’s grown on me most: I started out being broadly but vaguely positive, which is my standard starting point for anything remotely Young People’s Emo, but every time I hear it I like it more. There’s some strange alchemy here, the ridiculous stream-of-consciousness lyrics just blur into a relentless tuneless grind (like, in a good way), so my attention fixes onto the guitars and finds them perfect. plus: falsetto hook, not to be sneered at.

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