#ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 5

Time once again to head back in time to the hits of yesterday with #ThrowbackTunesday – our weekly playlist and blog with five songs that were hits on the UK chart at five different points in the last 25 years. Some absolute classics are on this week’s one so let’s get under way…

  • 1993: Sister Sledge – We Are Family (reissue)
  • 1998: Aqua – Doctor Jones
  • 2003: Kelly Rowland – Stole
  • 2008: Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor
  • 2013: Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere (reissue)

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

    • ARTIST: Hot Chip
    • SONG: Ready For The Floor
    • ALBUM: Made In The Dark

    Despite some tough choices this week – Fleetwood Mac’s reissue of ‘Everywhere’ from 2013, for instance, thanks to its use in THAT advert with the dancing Shetland pony for 3 Mobile – my choice this week is a late 00s one from a band who seem to have been all but forgotten now.

    One of several indie bands in the 00s noted for their pioneering use of electronic music, Hot Chip first caught my attention in my sixth form NME reading days of 2006 with their second album, the Mercury Prize nominated ‘The Warning’ and its two excellent singles ‘Over & Over’ and ‘Boy From School’.

    But it was with their third album ‘Made In The Dark’ that they found their biggest success to date. That album peaked at #4 in February 2008, and went gold, whilst just a few weeks before that, ‘Ready For The Floor’ gave them their first and to date only UK top 10 hit by peaking at number 6. They are still touring and releasing albums – their most recent came out in 2015.

    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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