Think you’ve heard enough of James Blunt’s 2004 hit “You’re Beautiful”? Fair enough, it’s highly annoying. But if self-effacing tweets are anything to go by, nobody is more sick of the song than James Blunt himself.
So when the British pop artist sat down with Australian comedian Tom Gleeson for an intentionally cringey interview segment on The Weekly called “Hard Chat,” he gave as well as he got. And he got a lot of mocking.
The resulting interview is peppered with p*ss-taking, and even Gleeson struggles to keep it completely together as Blunt tears his own career to shreds, and proclaims himself a musical genius in equal measure.
Questions ranged from career slumps and The Beatles to the inherent creepiness of “You’re Beautiful.”
But Blunt can take it like a trooper. It’s not his first time being dragged, after all.
In fact, it’s not even the first time he’s been dragged by this particular comedian. Back in 2008, Tom Gleeson had a whole stand-up bit that revolved around “You’re Beautiful” commentary. And boy, it’s worth a listen.