When I first joined Twitter, low these many years ago when it was less populated and less political…
It was to follow a celebrity who was (in my opinion) doing Twitter right.
Doesn’t matter who. (It was Nathan Fillion.)
Nowadays it seems rare to find someone who really dedicates themselves to a bit on Twitter.
There was comedienne Megan Amram’s bit about Trump for four years.
And Rex Chapman has a very strong Twitter game, as well.
Well, believe it or not, so does musician James Blunt, who is perhaps best known for the 2005 hit “You’re Beautiful,” and if his Twitter account can be believed, not much else.
His schtick, much to everyone’s delight, mainly involves roasting himself for that one song, or responding to people having a go at him — also for that one song.
Even his Twitter bio reads:
Proof that one song is all you need.
It’s got to be irksome to have your entire career overshadowed by one hit song that got so big that now it’s trendy to hate it, but Blunt turns it into an art form.
And he’s been doing it for years.
Yup, it’s called “Greatest Hit”. RT @Farrsigh: There’s a “best of” James Blunt? Really?
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) January 8, 2015
It’s good to have a sense of humor.
Even if you don’t @ him, he might have something to say.
2006, actually. RT @K_Dick33: Why does James Blunt have a million followers? He stopped being relevant in 2009
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) January 30, 2015
And you just never know when he’ll pop up in your mentions.
I’m not playing. This is a serious workout. RT @chappell_lewis: James Blunt is playing in the gym. This is unacceptable.
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) April 25, 2014
He doesn’t mind if you don’t like “You’re Beautiful.”
Yet so many people bought it, bought it. RT @yanto1973: That James Blunt song is utterly horrific, horrific.
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) February 7, 2014
In fact, he’s crying all the way to the bank.
Hahahahahahahahahaha! No. https://t.co/dZeLFp5aaQ
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) January 28, 2021
But if you’re going to have a go at him, at least get the song right.
Mainly coz it’s by Daniel Powter. RT @lenacoleman: Pretty sure playing James Blunt's "Bad Day" on loop is not an option.
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) June 19, 2014
And watch your grammar, because like me, it seems he can’t stand a misused “your.”
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) February 24, 2020
Sometimes people get lost in the echo chamber and forget that their tweets are public and anyone could see them.
So just be prepared, if you’re going to talk about James Blunt… he might have some thoughts.
Have you tried Google? https://t.co/gjibWLAHO8
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) August 3, 2021
And lest you think his career was nothing but that one song, he has a new album coming out–and jokes to go with it.
I wanted to call it “Greatest Hit (and songs I wish you’d heard)”. https://t.co/Nr3OaB03H8
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) July 17, 2021
Honestly, I followed him just because writing this article gave me a real appreciation for his master class snark.
This one might be my favorite:
Really hope I haven’t died. pic.twitter.com/GbENKL5f16
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) June 5, 2021
I kind of love it. And shut up, the song is catchy.
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