ARTIST: Four of Diamonds SONG: Blind SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? When we last had the Four of Diamonds girls as our #SongoftheWeek back in June last year with their still brilliant debut 'Name On It', we mentioned they were our new favourite girl group. Fast forward six months and … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Four of Diamonds – ‘Blind’
Time for that part of the week where we bring you the movers and shakers from the year that bought us Y2K bug fever, a solar eclipse and a whole lot of mad musical goings on - it's The Story Of Pop: 1999. This week - another chart topper, and a long overdue one for … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 3)
ARTIST: Westlife SONG: Hello My Love SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? I have to come clean here: if you'd told 9 year old me back in 1999 that I'd be awarding the best new surefire hit of the week to a Westlife song, he would probably be screaming at the … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Westlife – ‘Hello My Love’
We continue on with the second installment of our brand new retrospective music series here on the blog now, as we tell you the story of the UK's pop charts back in 1999. And it's time for another chart topper this week... Brighton born Norman Cook was no stranger to the UK charts, even twenty … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 2)
ARTIST: Aston Merrygold SONG: Poison Ivy SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? When we last wrote about Aston Merrygold, it was November 2017, when he'd suffered the injustice of being booted out half way through that year's series of BBC celebrity ballroom contest Strictly Come Dancing. (It's still a sore subject … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Aston Merrygold – ‘Poison Ivy’
Welcome to The Story Of Pop: 1999, our new weekly retro series of posts where we rewind the UK charts back to two whole decades ago and tell the story of one of the most brilliant and sometimes bizarre years for the UK charts. Let's begin then, as all good stories start, at Chapter 1... … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 1)
On the eve of their 30th anniversary since formation, I have to say it. Take That are the best boyband ever. Don't agree with me? It's OK, BTS and Phixx fans the land over. I can understand your protestations you're hurling from behind your screens right now. But I must tell you categorically that you … Continue reading Take That are the best boyband ever. Discuss.