The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 45)

Welcome to this week's edition of The Story of Pop: 1999, our weekly look back at the all the big movements in the UK charts of twenty years ago. And I suggest you strap yourselves in for this week people, because we have not one, but TWO - yes, two - songs to cover. Prepare … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 45)

The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 34)

If you're fancying yourself a trip back in time to a musical year of greatness and the biggest hits from that year, you've come to the right place - cause this is The Story of Pop: 1999. This week: we meet our first solo Spice Girl of this series with a Spanish influenced summer pop … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 34)

#CrazyStupidAlbum: Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton) – ‘My Happy Place’

The covers album seems to be that most frequent hot potato to bash where pop music is concerned. Somehow, years of elitist rock critics have had open season, pouring scorn on such releases for being a mark of coasting on a 'safe' or more commercial banker at the expense of being 'cooler' or more worthy … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton) – ‘My Happy Place’

A #CrazyStupidPlaylist Special: 20 Years of the Spice Girls (Part 2 – Solo Spices)

As we left the first part, we touched on the release of "Viva Forever" being - at the time at least - the Spice Girls' final single as a five piece before Geri walked out of the group in May 1998. Though the Spices would go onto release one final album together - the much … Continue reading A #CrazyStupidPlaylist Special: 20 Years of the Spice Girls (Part 2 – Solo Spices)