Hello everyone, It's been a strange and sad old weekend, and yet somehow it feels a bit longer than that. Then again, that always seems to be the way when a massive loss happens. Most people reading this post from the UK will already know, but for any international readers among you, the sad news … Continue reading Kindness first, always.
It's midday on Thursday, and time once again to take a look back at the movers and shakers in the UK hit parade of two whole decades ago, in The Story of Pop: 2000. This week: one of the 90s' biggest Britpop acts make a - slightly underwhelming - return to the top after a … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 7)
Hello at the start of what is quite a blustery Monday and new week! Time as always to bring you seven gilt edged gems of social media hilarity from the last seven days - as always it's time to tickle your funny bones with #TweetHeeHee... TOM FLETCHER IS EVERY DAD AND IT IS A MOOD … Continue reading #TweetHeeHee (10/02/2020)
Before you read this blog any further, there's a music video I want you to watch. https://youtu.be/DgmoYgpMNX8 This video, from 2011, was by bestselling girl group The Saturdays, for their hit single 'My Heart Takes Over', filmed out in Iceland. To most people, it just seems like a standard pop video for a slower ballad … Continue reading Being open: an evening with Frankie Bridge
Bringing you the hits from the year that Big Brother started watching its first set of housemates on Channel 4, and when the Ford Mondeo ruled the roads, this is The Story of Pop: 2000. This week: the only top 10 hit from one of that year's most notorious new pop acts... 2000 was the … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 6)
ARTIST: Planet 1999 SONG: Party SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? How very annoying. We finish up writing a series of blogs about pop music from 1999, then a brand new pop act comes along named after that very fine year. Still, we'll forgive Planet 1999 for their tardiness. The French … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Planet 1999 – ‘Party’
The Story of Pop: 2000. It's our series of posts, week by week, where we retell the story behind the biggest hits in the UK charts from two whole decades ago. This week: our first chart topper of the series from a lady who returned there seven years after her first visit... Cast your minds … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 5)