I am deeply saddened to be hearing and thus writing a post about the news that Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding has passed away this morning at the age of 39, following a year long battle with terminal cancer. Although I never met her or knew her, the news has hit home today in a big … Continue reading Remembering Sarah Harding: pop’s walking primrose
Good afternoon, it's Thursday and time as always for our latest post in the Pop Essays series, where we bring you a second light on forgotten gems from pop music history. Bit of a first this week, as I write about my first non-single of the series... Artist: Siobhan Donaghy Song: Man Without Friends Release … Continue reading Pop Essays #9: Siobhan Donaghy, ‘Man Without Friends’
When I wrote my review of Little Mix's current album Confetti last month, I mentioned in my parting words that I wouldn't be surprised if this ended up being their last album for a while. Little did I realise that statement I made would come to fruition quite so soon after the fact. For the … Continue reading Our thoughts on Jesy Nelson leaving Little Mix – and why the music industry still needs to change
Take yourselves back now, to a time when the Spice Girls were just a twinkle in their creator's eye, and when Little Mix were but mere specks in the pop constellations. The year is 1979, and childhood friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward have just moved from outside Bristol into the YWCA in London. Little … Continue reading #CrazyStupidBook: Bananarama – “Really Saying Something”
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.
Right now, the currency for all things girl power has never been at its highest. Well, since May 1997, anyhow. And in a year which has bought us a Spice Girls comeback stadium tour they said wouldn't happen again after the last one in 2007, the generation that grew up around all things Ginger, Baby, … Continue reading #CrazyStupidBook: Lauren Bravo (@LaurenBravo) – ‘What Would the Spice Girls Do?’
You may notice that there's a bit of a girl power theme to some of the blogs this weekend, viewers. You'll find out why in the case of tomorrow's blog, but for this week's #BlastfromthePast, it's a six times whammy of it. For every Spice Girls or Little Mix, for every Girls Aloud or The … Continue reading #BlastfromthePast: The Girl Groups That Pop Forgot
Pointless co-host Richard Osman has his first book published this week. "The World Cup of Everything", partly inspired by his World Cup of Biscuits he did for Comic Relief earlier this year, is 'fully interactive' so long as you have a pencil, and helps, through the medium of the process of elimination that sporting World … Continue reading World Cup of Girl Groups