Olly Murs singing “Dance With Me Tonight” with The Muppets is the greatest X Factor guest performance of all time: discuss.

Olly Murs in rehearsals for The X Factor with The Muppets, November 2011. Image credit: Idil Sukan / Draw HQ With The X Factor finally given its official resting by ITV earlier on this year after 18 series, the dust has largely settled on the obituaries that said it should have happened sooner being delivered, … Continue reading Olly Murs singing “Dance With Me Tonight” with The Muppets is the greatest X Factor guest performance of all time: discuss.

Pop Essays #28: David Jordan, ‘Place In My Heart’

Bringing you the only musical time traveling experience that doesn't require a flux capacitor, every Thursday at midday, this is Pop Essays. This week: what happens when major record labels choose paralysis by analysis... Artist: David JordanSong: Place In My HeartRelease Date: 22/10/2007Writers: Dave McCracken / David Jordan / Tim HuttonProducers: Trevor Horn / Steve … Continue reading Pop Essays #28: David Jordan, ‘Place In My Heart’

Pop Essays #27: Zero 7 feat. Sia and Sophie Barker, ‘Destiny’

Welcome to this week's Pop Essays, where as always every Thursday, I bring you my thoughts and general love on a personal classic from my extensive music library. And this week's one is just a little bit gorgeous so let's see what it is, shall we? Artist: Zero 7 feat. Sia and Sophie BarkerSong: DestinyRelease … Continue reading Pop Essays #27: Zero 7 feat. Sia and Sophie Barker, ‘Destiny’

Pop Essays #26: Marvin and Tamara, ‘Groove Machine’

Bringing you another genuine nugget of awesomeness from my personal music archives, every Thursday at midday, it's Pop Essays. Many a great duo have been written about before - so here's a twosome that got away for this week... Artist: Marvin and TamaraSong: Groove MachineRelease Date: 26/07/1999Writers: John McLaughlin / Steve Du BerryProducer: Steve Du … Continue reading Pop Essays #26: Marvin and Tamara, ‘Groove Machine’

Pop Essays #24: Ed Drewett, ‘Champagne Lemonade’

With more hidden gems then you could find with a metal detector, it's this week's installment of my weekly music series Pop Essays. And let me say that I truly love the geezer behind this week's featured song and his many other works - as I'm sure you will too... Artist: Ed DrewettSong: Champagne LemonadeRelease … Continue reading Pop Essays #24: Ed Drewett, ‘Champagne Lemonade’