Always here every Thursday at midday to revisit the sights and sounds of the UK chart as it looked two whole decades ago, this is The Story of Pop: 2000. Onto this week's entry then - and by my reckoning, it's time for a bit of an S Club party... The new millennium had undoubtedly … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 23)
ARTIST: Izzy Bizu SONG: Faded SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? Unlike most people, my knowledge of Izzy Bizu came prior to her break through as a solo artist in 2016. Prior to that, she was a member of SoundGirl, a clever if not quite big pre-Little Mix who supported Pixie … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Izzy Bizu – ‘Faded’
Revisiting the UK chart smashes from the year France won the Euro football championships and when Sir Michael Caine received his knighthood, this is The Story of Pop: 2000. This week: the tale of a UK club smash that found fame Stateside before topping our charts for three weeks... We saw earlier in the series … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 22)
Hello all, happy Bank Holiday Monday to you all. It's time to bring you our next installment of the #GoodTimeScrapbook, our series of weekly posts with little 'scraps' - ideas - of positive things to see, do and enjoy whilst we're all still in these strange times, whether that's a new podcast to listen to, … Continue reading #GoodTimeScrapbook (25/05/2020)
One amazing - and surprising - positive of lockdown has been something (or rather, some ladies) we didn't think we'd be seeing or indeed talking about again in the collective sense, let alone in the current climate. Chiefly, the weekly digital reissue of every single released by our British-Irish girl group faves from ten years … Continue reading Our definitive ranking of all of The Saturdays’ singles.
It's Thursday, it's midday, and time as always to continue our look back at all the big UK chart hits from the turn of the millennium with The Story of Pop: 2000. This week: the third and final chart topper for a future assistant to the Time Lord... It's strange to think that with all … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 21)
There are some new things I've started doing since, well, let's be honest, even before a nationwide lockdown commenced. And owing more than ever to the fact I've not seen my youngest nephew in two months, this is one of the ways I can still feel connected with him, through a TV show that both … Continue reading Ah-woof: a post in praise of Hey Duggee