It's time for us to cast our eyes and ears back to five UK chart hits on this exact week in the last 25 years with another installment of #ThrowbackTunesday. Before we get to our featured classic hit this week, let's see which others are joining it on the playlist... 1993: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the … Continue reading #ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 35
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
This week is by all accounts a historic week of celebration for an institution of British pop music, as on Friday just gone, the 100th edition of the legendary compilation series Now That's What I Call Music was released. Spanning over 35 years, and having included over 600 number one hits across four decades, we've … Continue reading Now That’s What I Call Lost Gems!
We have someone special to thank for this week's #BlastfromthePast blog. You see, there is a quite brilliant Twitter account we started following a few months ago. I don't doubt that some of you readers of this here blog of a certain age may have already heard of it. In a time when intense online campaigning … Continue reading #BlastfromthePast: Lolly
Now here's a blogging DeLorean hop this weekend that will make certain readers - namely around my age - feel old. Can you believe it's 20 years to the week that a certain group of Danish Europop legends topped the charts with an ode to the world's most plastic fantastic doll? The story of Aqua … Continue reading #BlastfromthePast: Aqua
Much of the music industry is a-buzz at the moment regarding the autumn TV schedules. The reason? BBC One is putting pop music back at the heart of Friday night telly for the first time in 12 years, with a new six part series, Sounds Like Friday Night. Hosted by BBC Radio 1's current Chart … Continue reading Why the BBC stopped getting primetime pop music shows right