#CrazyStupidPlaylist: My Ultimate Christmas Number Ones

So today marks the start of what is by common consent in the UK, the one time of year when the entire nation suddenly takes a vested interest in its singles chart. Because as of midnight last night, the race to be 2017's official UK Christmas number one is under way. If you're a betting … Continue reading #CrazyStupidPlaylist: My Ultimate Christmas Number Ones

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Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2017: Day 8

ARTIST: Girls Aloud SONG: I Wanna Kiss You So (Christmas in a Nutshell) ALBUM: Chemistry - Bonus Christmas Version (2005, Polydor) From the mini album of festive covers and original Xenomania helmed winter warmers that accompanied the deluxe version of their much acclaimed third studio album 'Chemistry' in 2005, the girls' ode to clubbing on … Continue reading Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2017: Day 8

#SongoftheWeek: Pet Shop Boys – ‘The Loving Kind (Monitor Mix)’

ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys SONG: The Loving Kind (Monitor Mix) SO, ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? I hear you loud and clearly, those that are reading the title of this week's song and thinking 'Hang on a minute - haven't we been here before?' Because you're...well. You're sort of right. I … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Pet Shop Boys – ‘The Loving Kind (Monitor Mix)’

60 Years of the Official Album Chart: #MyFavouriteAlbum – Girls Aloud, “What Will the Neighbours Say?”

A very special blog today this one. This month marks a huge 60 years since the Official UK Charts Company published the very first Official UK Album Chart. 60 years! To mark this occasion, they are celebrating a month of all things album (or LP for the old 'uns amongst us) and have not only … Continue reading 60 Years of the Official Album Chart: #MyFavouriteAlbum – Girls Aloud, “What Will the Neighbours Say?”