SINGLE mum Leanne Carr held her hand up to annoying her neighbours by playing loud dance music.
But she blew a gasket when residents of Nuttall Street, Accrington, accused her of blasting out Ronan Keating, Boyzone and Robbie Williams on her stereo.
She learned that Life is a Rollercoaster when she was hit with a £225 fine - despite the fact that she can't stand the Irish pop star or his hits.
Leanne, 23, said: "I got a letter from the council saying I had been playing all that boy band stuff but I hate it. I just like my dance music and bands like the Pussycat Dolls.
"The Ronan Keating stuff must have been played by my flatmate who moved out two months ago. I told him to turn it down but he must have been playing all that rubbish while I was out of the house. I have my image to think of.''
Leanne, who lives with her two-year-old daughter Courtney, was taken to court after her neighbours complained about the noise. She was told she could face an Anti-Social Behaviour Order but instead she was ordered to pay a fine.
She said: "The neighbours did come around once or twice and tell me to turn it down which I did. I have agreed to pay the fine at the rate of £5 a week. It's going to be difficult as I am on income support."
One neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: "There was some music played during the day but it mainly happened at night. It was pretty loud at times."
Another said: "It is always very noisy on this street and it is not the sort of place you would want to live."
- A SIMILAR case saw Lois Devell, of Moscow Mill Street, Oswaldtwistle, fined £275 by Hyndburn magistrates.
Lois said: "It was not me playing the music, it was my kids. I told them to keep it down but I still got taken to court after one of my neighbours complained to the police about it.
"Having said that, I do feel sorry for my neighbours as they were playing dance music and it must have been very loud. But they didn't once tell me about it."
Councillor Peter Clarke, Cabinet portfolio holder for the environment, said: "People have a right to live in peace without being troubled by noisy neighbours. We won't tolerate this type of behaviour in Hyndburn."
The council now operates a night-time nuisance complaint hotline from 8pm to 3am on Fridays and Saturdays. The number is 388111.