Spitting In A Wishing Well

When X Factor was reaching it’s thrilling conclusion a month ago and the eventual winners Little Mix announced that their shot at the Christmas number one slot would be a cover of Cannonball my ears pricked up slightly. A girl group cover of Kim and Kelley Deal’s 1993 indie-disco staple, with it’s crunchy riff, shouty chorus and let’s-jump-around bassline could at least be interesting. Alas it was not to be. What’s more, I can’t remember who the Cannonball they covered was by and can’t be arsed to check. Give it another month and people won’t remember Little Mix either.