The race is on, even as we speak, to discover who will be the identity of this year's Christmas number one single in the UK. Regular readers may remember that back in 2017 I did a blog recounting my favourite Yuletide chart toppers of yore. But of course, this being the UK, for every 'Do … Continue reading #CrazyStupidPlaylist: The “Should’ve Been” Christmas Number Ones
ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys SONG: It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas The proud owners of 1987's festive chart topper with their big and brassy take on Elvis Presley's "Always On My Mind", Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, aka the world's biggest selling electronic pop duo of all time, first recorded an outright Christmas song as an … Continue reading Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2018: Day 4
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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)’
Last Sunday saw the airing of a countdown of The Nation's Favourite 80's Number Ones, hosted by Zoe Ball, which revealed that the UK's best loved chart topper from the decade that bought us legwarmers, shoulder-pads and tight perms was 'Every Breath You Take' by Sting and the Police. A good choice, but not necessarily … Continue reading #CrazyStupidPlaylist: 80’s Number Ones