Jeremy Clarkson named ‘Most Painful TV Celeb’

Jeremy Clarkson named ‘Most Painful TV Celeb’

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Friday 7th January 2022

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Jeremy Clarkson named ‘Most Painful TV Celeb’ with Gemma Collins not far behind

When it comes to being a pain in the neck, no one induces whiplash better than Jeremy Clarkson.

That’s the conclusion of a mission to find the nation’s greatest irritations.

The Grand Tour host has been named Most Painful TV Celebrity in a study investigating social media for negative public reaction to telly stars.

Using “sentiment analysis”, researchers did an online trawl on posts for words such as irritating, annoying, cringe, embarrassing, pain and painful linked to big names.

And Clarkson, 61, gathered the most with a score of 90% negative sentiment. TOWIE veteran Gemma Collins was Most Painful Reality TV Star with 70%, while Nigel Farage was named Most Painful Politician with an 84% score.

Miranda Hart turned out to be no laughing matter as the Most Painful Comic with 77% negative sentiment, while Emmerdale and Married At First Sight lifted the gongs for Most Painful Soap and Most Painful Reality Show.

In the world of sport, the Most Painful Football Pundit was outspoken Manchester United legend Roy Keane

At the other end of the scale, the pain relief experts at B-Cure Laser UK found This Morning ’s Holly Willoughby highly commended with 83% of positive sentiment.

Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer notched 68% and former party leader Jeremy Corbyn 66%.

The famous names we find most irritating:

– Most Painful TV Celebrity – Jeremy Clarkson (90.7%)

– Most Painful Politician – Nigel Farage (84.4%)

– Most Painful Reality TV Star – Gemma Collins (70.1%)

– Most Painful Comic – Miranda Hart (78.6%)

– Most Painful Reality TV Show – Married At First Sight (76.6%)

– Most Painful TV Soap – Emmerdale (79.3%)

– Most Painful Football Pundits – Roy Keane (81.9%)

By Laura Connor 

 

TOP TEN OF THE DAY

TOP TEN B-sides that should have been A-sides

  1. “Green Onions”, Booker T and the MGs: B-side to “Behave Yourself”, 1962.

 

  1. “A Change Is Gonna Come”, Sam Cooke: “Shake”, 1964.

 

  1. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, the Rolling Stones: “Honky Tonk Women”, 1969.

 

  1. “Your Song”, Elton John: “Take Me to the Pilot”, 1970.

 

  1. “Bell Bottom Blues”, Derek and the Dominos: “Layla”, 1971.

 

  1. “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart: “Reason to Believe”, 1971.

 

  1. “The Man Who Sold the World”, David Bowie: B-side to reissue of “Life on Mars?”, 1973.

 

  1. “Liza Radley”, The Jam: “Start!”, 1980.

 

  1. “How Soon Is Now?” The Smiths: “William, It Was Really Nothing”, 1984, had two songs on the B-side, the other being “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want”, which should also have been an A-side.

 

  1. “Half the World Away”, Oasis, the B-side to “Whatever”, 1994.

 

REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Unknown

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is… Jeremy Clarkson.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

What’s the difference between an iceberg and a clothes brush? One crushes boats and the other brushes coats!

LOVE IS…

Love is…not about what’s on the table but who is around the table.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time for Jeremy Clarkson…A time for Holly Willoughby

MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC!

Hitting Number 1 on the Official Chart isn’t easy. In the countdown’s 69-year history, over 1,000 songs have been left out in the cold in the runner-up slot – and some acts have a nasty habit of missing out a lot of times. Who has the most No.2s.

Madonna (12)

CRAZY FOR YOU                             1985

HOLIDAY                                            1985

BORDERLINE                                    1986

LIVE TO TELL                                   1986

HANKY PANKY                                 1990

JUSTIFY MY LOVE                          1990

CRAZY FOR YOU (REMIX)          1991

RAY OF LIGHT                                 1998

BEAUTIFUL STRANGER                1999

AMERICAN LIFE                              2003

HOLLYWOOD                                    2003

ME AGAINST THE MUSIC (WITH BRITNEY SPEARS)       2003

 

Cliff Richard (11)

Including his solo singles and his work credited with The Shadows and The Drifters, Cliff has notched up a staggering 11 near-miss singles, the most for among male artists, and British acts. Ironically, Move It is Cliff’s first and last Number 2; the song was Cliff & The Drifters’ debut single back in 1958, and was then re-recorded as part of a double a-side in 2006, packaged with 21st Century Christmas.

 

MOVE IT [CLIFF RICHARD & THE DRIFTERS]                                                    1958

VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS [CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS]            1960

FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU [CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS] 1960

I’M LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW/DO YOU WANT TO DANCE                    1962

IT’LL BE ME                                                                                                                       1962

IT’S ALL IN THE GAME                                                                                                 1963

DON’T TALK TO HIM                                                                                                     1963

WIND ME UP (LET ME GO)                                                                                          1965

DADDY’S HOME                                                                                                               1981

THE BEST OF ME                                                                                                             1989

21ST CENTURY CHRISTMAS/MOVE IT                                                                  2006

 

Kylie Minogue (11)

In an alternate universe, Kylie Minogue actually has 18 UK Number 1 singles, one more than The Beatles. However in this dark, dark timeline, Kylie has 7 chart toppers and a whopping 11 songs that stopped short of the mountain top.

 

GOT TO BE CERTAIN                                     1988

THE LOCO-MOTION                                        1988

JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI                         1988

WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING                  1989

BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW              1990

GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME    1992

CONFIDE IN ME                                               1994

ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS                                2000

KIDS [WITH ROBBIE WILLIAMS]              2000

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT                                  2002

I BELIEVE IN YOU                                           2004

MORE: 50 golden chart facts about Kylie Minogue

 

Elvis Presley (9)

Elvis being, you know, the King, he’ll feature in every trivia list we will ever produce, and he rears his very talented head in this rundown too, with nine Number 2s to his name.

 

HEARTBREAK HOTEL                   1956

HOUND DOG                                      1956

PARTY                                                  1957

DON’T                                                    1958

HARD HEADED WOMAN              1958

KING CREOLE                                   1958

A MESS OF BLUES                           1960

IN THE GHETTO                               1969

SUSPICIOUS MINDS                       1969

Including Elvis’ series of singles reissues from the 2000s, Elvis has 17 Number 2 hits, as nine of his previous Number 1s re-entered the chart at Number 2.

 

Rihanna (9)

Barbadian bad gal Rihanna has been killing it on the Official Singles Chart for over a decade, racking up nine chart toppers. She also has the same number of second place hits, her first being her debut smash Pon De Replay, with her most recent being Calvin Harris hook-up This Is What You Came For. Rihanna can even claim to have the best-selling song of 2010 with Love The Way You Lie, despite it going no higher than Number 2. Not so bad after all, right?

 

PON DE REPLAY                                                                                              2005

SOS                                                                                                                        2006

UNFAITHFUL                                                                                                     2006

LIVE YOUR LIFE [WITH T.I]                                                                        2008

RUSSIAN ROULETTE                                                                                      2009

RUDE BOY                                                                                                          2010

LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE [WITH EMINEM]                                         2010

WORK [FT. DRAKE]                                                                                        2016

THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR [WITH CALVIN HARRIS]             2016

MORE: The best-selling singles of all time on the Official UK Chart

 

Michael Jackson (8)

Michael Jackson actually has more Number 2s than Number 1s on the UK’s Official Chart, with eight. He also has eight Number 3s, but we’ll get to that another time. MJ’s most recent song to sit in the shadow of the top spot is 2018’s Don’t Matter To Me with Drake.

 

SAY SAY SAY [WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY]           1983

LEAVE ME ALONE                                                          1989

HEAL THE WORLD                                                          1992

GIVE IN TO ME                                                                 1993

WHY [WITH 3T]                                                                1996

YOU ROCK MY WORLD                                                2001

MAN IN THE MIRROR*                                                 2009

DON’T MATTER TO ME [WITH DRAKE]                 2018

*Man In The Mirror originally peaked at Number 21 in 1988 before reaching Number 2 following Michael’s death in 2009.

 

Justin Timberlake (7)

Many of Justin Timberlake’s songs feel like they’d have Number 1 written all over them, but seven of them have narrowly missed out on chart topping glory. JT’s first three singles Like I Love You, Cry Me A River and Rock Your Body all peaked at Number 2, as did his feel-good 2016 hit Can’t Stop The Feeling, which was stuck behind Drake’s One Dance for four weeks.

 

LIKE I LOVE YOU                                                                                            2002

CRY ME A RIVER                                                                                            2003

ROCK YOUR BODY                                                                                         2003

SIGNS [WITH SNOOP DOGG AND CHARLIE WILSON]                     2005

MY LOVE [FT. T.I.]                                                                                          2006

AYO TECHNOLOGY [WITH 50 CENT AND TIMBALAND]               2007

CAN’T STOP THE FEELING                                                                          2016

 

Calvin Harris (7)

Calvin Harris knows a thing or two about hits. In addition to his 10 massive chart topping hits, Calvin has seven Number 2s under his belt. The first was 2011’s Bounce with Kelis while the latest is 2019’s Giant with Rag’n’Bone Man.

 

BOUNCE [                                                           2011

FEELS SO CLOSE                                             2011

LET’S GO                                                             2012

WE’LL BE COMING BACK                            2012

HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE                          2015

THIS IS WHAT YOU’VE CAME FOR          2016

GIANT                                                                   2019

 

6 Number 2s:

Queen, Boyzone, Oasis, Robbie Williams, Justin Bieber.

 

5 Number 2s:

The Beatles, Tom Jones, The Sweet, U2, George Michael, Sash!, Steps, S Club, Girls Aloud.

 

 

 

 

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