#ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 1

We’re bringing you lots of new features for 2018 on the blog – and here comes another one for you right now. We love ourselves a good throwback to the hits of the past, and so it’s the start of a new series of blogs today called #ThrowbackTunesday.

Here’s how it works. Every Tuesday, we bring you our specially curated playlist of five songs that were in the UK charts this week five, ten, fifteen, twenty and twenty-five years ago (so that’s 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998 and 1993, those keeping count), and we pick our favourite from our chosen songs in that week.

Think of us as your own personal pop tardis. So, without any ado, let’s see which songs are in this week’s playlist…

  • 1993: Take That – ‘Could It Be Magic’
  • 1998: Janet Jackson – ‘Together Again’
  • 2003: Avril Lavigne – ‘Sk8er Boi’
  • 2008: Rihanna – ‘Don’t Stop the Music’
  • 2013: Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – ‘Drinking From The Bottle’

And our favourite from this week’s #ThrowbackTunesday is…

  • ARTIST: Avril Lavigne
  • SONG: Sk8er Boi
  • ALBUM: Let Go

January’s always been a time when a lot of the songs that were slow burners on the chart during the Christmas rush suddenly gain a second wind of popularity as the seasonal hits disperse themselves. Canada’s very own princess of punk pop in the early 00s, Avril Lavigne, was no exception at the start of 2003.

Not only did her debut album ‘Let Go’ rocket to the top of the album charts following some sale discounting, but 15 years ago this week, her second single ‘Sk8er Boi’ went back up the singles chart to its peak of #8 after just making it into the Christmas top 10 for 2002. Her biggest UK hit overall though? That would be ‘Girlfriend’, which hit #2 in March 2007.

Check out the full playlist here, and let us know what your favourite hit from the past is this week on our Twitter with the hashtag #ThrowbackTunesday!

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