The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 50)

Welcome to the penultimate installment of The Story of Pop: 1999, our weekly series on the blog where we recount all the UK singles chart's hot movers and shakers from two whole decades ago. This week: a UK garage anthem that defined a generation - and launched the career of one young bright thing from … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 50)

The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 49)

It's Thursday, it's midday, and time to once again see what was storming the UK charts two whole decades ago, with The Story of Pop: 1999. This week: the launch of three feisty Liverpool lasses as they sunk their claws into the top 10... The pop explosion that the Spice Girls had started was still … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 49)

JLS: a retrospective piece on the 10th anniversary of their debut album

It's funny how much has changed in ten years. Not least of all The X Factor. Once the cornerstone and an unmissable powerhouse of Saturday night entertainment on ITV, pulling in 16m viewers at its peak, it actually once did what it said on the tin and produced stars. Nowadays, it's a pitiful and irrelevant … Continue reading JLS: a retrospective piece on the 10th anniversary of their debut album