In a fiercely fought BBC Radio poll, she took the prize for: “I don’t want to see a ghost/ It’s the sight that I fear most/ I’d rather have a piece of toast/ Watch the evening news.”
She secured almost 30 percent of the vote in the listener poll conducted by BBC DJ Marc Riley.
The runner-up prize went to Snap for “I’m as serious as cancer/ When I say rhythm is a dancer.”
Third place went to Razorlight for the lyric “And I met a girl/ She asked me my name/ I told her what it was.”
Michael Fry, lead singer of ABC, had been hoping to land the prize with his lyric “Can’t complain, mustn’t grumble/ Help yourself to another piece of apple crumble.”
I would rather have a piece of toast.