Catatonia, Pulp and The Corrs are all nominees in the 1999 Ivor Novello Awards, presented by the British Academy Of Composers & Songwriters to be held at London’s Grosvenor House on May 27. But Cher‘s ‘Believe’ – written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennan, Paul Barry, Steve Torch, Matt Gray, Tim Powell – is already tipped as the favourite to sweep the board
Catatonia are nominated in the Best Contemporary Song section for ‘Road Rage’ along with The Corrs ‘What Can I Do’ and Tin Tin Out‘s ‘Here’s Where The Story Ends’.
Pulp‘s ‘Little Soul’ is up against ‘Believe’ and B*Witched‘s ‘Cest La Vie’ in the Best Song Musically & Lyrically category.
Robbie Williams‘s ‘Angels’ is pitted against Lighthouse Family and All Saints in the Most Performed Work category while Cher, Des’Ree and Boyzone are nominees for International Hit Of The Year.
The Ivors are a lower key award than The Brits, though since they are nominated and voted for by songwriters, they are considered more prestigious. Noel Gallagher asserted that it was the only one he cared about and felt that he was snubbed when the Academy gave him an award to be split with Damon Albarn in 1996.
To prove that they are still quite ‘swinging’ and ‘with it’, they have nominated ‘Why Won’t You Shag Me?’ from The Young Persons’ Guide To Becoming A Rock Star in the Best Song Commissioned For A Film Or Broadcast category.