It's midday, it's Thursday, and time as always for us to hop aboard our little musical pre-Y2K pop tardis we like to call The Story of Pop: 1999. This week: a second chart topper for a man who had one of the top 10 biggest selling albums for two years running... At the start of … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 46)
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.
ARTIST: Robbie Williams SONG: Walk This Sleigh When you consider the source of today's song - the B-side to his career defining 'Angels' in 1997 - one would naturally think that 'Walk This Sleigh' would be the Robster's festive rewriting of Run DMC / Aerosmith's seminal duet 'Walk This Way'. https://youtu.be/owQ5I5gfmnM It instead finds the … Continue reading Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2018: Day 19
It's Tuesday, and thus time for us to hop aboard our pop time machine that is #ThrowbackTunesday, where we flash back to five UK chart hits from this exact week in the past twenty-five years. As always, let's have a look at who's on the playlist before we get to our featured hit... 1993: Pet … Continue reading #ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 34
Welcome to a very special #ThrowbackTunesday blog people. Why? Well - we'll tell you exactly why as the blog progresses. First though, as always, let's take a look at which hits of the past from this week at five points in the last 25 years we've got for you today... 1993: Saint Etienne - You're … Continue reading #ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 7
Pop music is a funny old game. One minute, you're top of the charts and all over the radio waves and music video channels. The next, you're in the folder marked 'Where are they now?'. And it only takes you to hear a song from the distant past to sit and work out how long … Continue reading #CrazyStupidPlaylist: 15 Turning 15