When you look at the state of the world today, you have to ask yourself... who's to blame? Here are ten possible answers...
10. The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
Let's start with the obvious one. If you can't blame it on the sunshine or the moonlight... maybe you should blame it on Jarvis Cocker for waggling his bottom in Earth Song. If he hadn't done that, perhaps Michael The Messiah might have saved us all...
9. Lambchop - Blame It On The Brunettes
Come on, Kurt... surely the blondes have more to be blamed for?
Research and radios8. Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon - (Blame It) On The Pony Express
Divide my world at best
Peanut butter relationships
No kids no food no pets
Blame it on the brunette
Kind of like blaming Postman Pat. Which, come to mention it, is not a bad idea since it does generally appear to be his fault. He's lucky that he lives in a village full of idiots who never fail to say, "don't worry, Pat won't let us down," no matter how many times he does just that.
I feel so sorry for Jess the cat.
7. Bon Jovi - Blame It on the Love of Rock & Roll
I know, I know. It ain't cool, but I still love it.
I mean, come on...
It feels so good that it ought to be illegalNo?
I got my vaccination from a pornograph needle
I'll never grow up and I'll never grow old
Blame it on the love of rock & roll!
You don't know what you're missing.
6. Idlewild - Blame It On Obvious Ways
Sometimes I forget just how good Idlewild were...
I'm forced into a sponsored silenceBeen there, bought the T-shirt.
Where I'm only paid if I don't say
What I want to say
5. Lloyd Cole - Blame Mary Jane
This is how innocent I was back in 1990. I honestly thought this song was about...
4. Cosmo Jarvis - Blame It On Me
Love Cosmo Jarvis. Very disappointed that he appears to have packed in the music biz in favour of acting. I'm sure he's very good in Lady Macbeth, but I'd rather hear a new record from him. I do blame him for that.
See also Blame It On Me by George Ezra which is pretty good too, but not Cosmo-level good.
3. Kris Kristofferson - Blame It On The Stones
Written just after Altamont, when the whole of America seemed intent on blaming it on The Stones...
Mister Marvin Middle Class is really in a stew2. Elvis Costello - Blame It On Cain
Wond'rin' what the younger generation's coming to
And the taste of his martini doesn't please his bitter tongue
Blame it on the Rolling Stones.
Mother tells the ladies at the bridge club every day
Of the rising price of tranquilizers she must pay
And she wonders why the children never seem to stay at home
Blame it on the Rolling Stones.
Love the rawness of Elvis's debut album.
Once upon a time, I had a little money1. Carter USM - I Blame The Government
Government burglars took it long
Before I could mail it to you,
Still, you are the only one
Now I can't let it slip away
So if the man with the ticker tape, he tries to take it
Well, this is what I'm gonna say...
I blame the governmentWell, quite.
For making me this way
Bitter and twisted and crap
At the end of the day
I blame the government for that
Poor education, death on the roads
The writing thats not on the wall
The war in The Balkans
The war in The Falklands
Its not like The Waltons at all
If I had the wings of a sparrow
If I had the arse of a crow
I'd fly over Whitehall tomorrow
And... ...on the bastards below
Who do you blame it on?