The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 12)

Welcome to this week's instalment of The Story of Pop: 2000. Every Thursday at midday we transport you back like a one man pop tardis to the sights and sounds of the UK singles chart from the turn of the millennium. This week: the Ginger one makes it a hat trick... When we last left … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 12)

The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 45)

Welcome to this week's edition of The Story of Pop: 1999, our weekly look back at the all the big movements in the UK charts of twenty years ago. And I suggest you strap yourselves in for this week people, because we have not one, but TWO - yes, two - songs to cover. Prepare … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 45)

Spice Up London: the 90s girl power pop exhibition that’s giving you everything

Nostalgia. It's a powerful - and underestimated - thing isn't it? How a smell, a taste, a sound or an image can bring thousands of memories flooding back. The best nostalgia trips thrive on an assault of all these senses. For whilst a few thousand people were descending on Hylands Park in my home city … Continue reading Spice Up London: the 90s girl power pop exhibition that’s giving you everything

A #CrazyStupidPlaylist Special: 20 Years of the Spice Girls (Part 2 – Solo Spices)

As we left the first part, we touched on the release of "Viva Forever" being - at the time at least - the Spice Girls' final single as a five piece before Geri walked out of the group in May 1998. Though the Spices would go onto release one final album together - the much … Continue reading A #CrazyStupidPlaylist Special: 20 Years of the Spice Girls (Part 2 – Solo Spices)

A #CrazyStupidPlaylist Special: 20 Years of the Spice Girls (Part 1 – Their Greatest Hits)

Picture the scene exactly 20 years ago, in July 1996. Pop has never mattered the least in such a long time. Take That have split, and neither Gary Barlow nor Robbie Williams are yet emerging with viable solo prospects. Oasis and Blur, the two heavyweights of Britpop, are the main games in town. And Peter … Continue reading A #CrazyStupidPlaylist Special: 20 Years of the Spice Girls (Part 1 – Their Greatest Hits)