One in eight music fans will decide not to sleep with you if they discover you likeNickelback, suggests a survey.
And they’d actually be LESS turned off if you were into Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga or Katy Perry.
The arena pop-rockers have been named the number-one passion
killers in music, ahead
of Coldplay, U2 and Creed plus
a stack of chart-fodder outfits.
The information was revealed by users ofTastebuds.fm, a website which matches single people according to their musical preferences.
In the survey, over 13% of people said you’d end the night alone if they were to findChad Kroeger and co on your MP3 player. Women were slightly more likely to be turned off than men, with 14% of females naming the Canadians versus 11.8% of males.
Tastebuds boss Aled Parish says: "We were curious to know which bands people would be most horrified to discover when browsing their date’s iPod".
"Although sharing musical tastes with your partner is no the be all and end all, it can certainly help in maintaining a harmonious relationship. And we’ve seen it’s a great conversation starter".
"It’s always best to be honest about your taste in music, but perhaps don’t mention your fondness for Nickelback until you’ve got the wedding ring on your finger".
Top musical turn-offs:
01. Nickelback 13%
02. Justin Bieber 12%
03. Lady Gaga 9%
04. Ke$ha 5%
05. Coldplay 5%
06. U2 4%
07. Creed 4%
08. Katy Perry 4%
09. Lil Wayne 4%
10. Britney Spears 3%
Eight more months in prison aren't enough to keep Lil Wayne away from his fans. The rapper, who is currently serving a weapons possession sentence at Rikers Island in New York, launched a brand new website today to keep in touch with his friends and supporters until he gets out in November.
"I want all of you to know that I appreciate all the mail I get, and this is my way of saying thank you," Lil Wayne said in his first entry on weezythanxyou.com. "If I could, I'd write each one of you back."
Although Weezy isn't allowed internet access while in jail, his handwritten letters will be transcribed weekly by members of his team -- and he promises to respond to as much fan mail as he can.
In his first post, Lil Wayne gave sincere shout-outs to three to three fans who had written to him, making sure to mention each by name. "I wish you nothing but the best for you," he wrote to one SoCal fan. "Earning your Masters in Library and Information Science is beautiful." Yes, that's Lil Wayne, big-upping a librarian.
His first blog entry has already resulted in hundreds of reader comments, and the rapper's encouraging fans to keep them coming: "Keep sending the letters and I promise to keep responding," he wrote. "No matter what they do to erase me, my love for you will always be permanent."
(week starting 1st February)
Rock & Pop
- Corrine Bailey Rae - Sea
- Diane Birch - Bible Belt
- Joe Satriani - Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock
- Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston Deluxe Anniversary
- Nick Jones & Administration - Who I Am
Dance & Soul
- Hot Chip - One Life Stand
- Lil Wayne - Rebirth (Deluxe)
Classical & Jazz
- Rubinstein - Best of Chopin
- Yo Yo Ma: Ax: Perlman - Mendelssohn: Pno Trios
- Various Artists - Best of Audiophile Voices Vol.6
- George Winston - Love Will Come - Music of Vince
- Sa Dingding 萨顶顶 - Harmony <天地合>
- Ekin Cheng 郑伊健 - Friends For Life
- OTV - Autumn's Concerto <下一站，幸福>