THE GUARDIAN: Katie Melua’s latest single, Nine Million Bicycles, entered the charts this week at No 5. In the past, I have found her ballads to be enchanting, but Katie’s latest little ditty is deeply annoying, because she demonstrates a deep ignorance of cosmology and no understanding of the scientific method. According to the opening lyrics:
There are nine million bicycles
That’s a fact,
It’s a thing we can’t deny,
Like the fact that I will love you
till I die.