The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 13)

It's Thursday, and it's just gone midday. Meaning it's time to look back at another UK chart smash from two whole decades ago with The Story of Pop: 2000. This week: two legends of 90s girl groups unite for one epic chart topper... As we touched on last week, Geri Halliwell had stolen the show … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 13)

The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 12)

Welcome to this week's instalment of The Story of Pop: 2000. Every Thursday at midday we transport you back like a one man pop tardis to the sights and sounds of the UK singles chart from the turn of the millennium. This week: the Ginger one makes it a hat trick... When we last left … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 12)

#CrazyStupidBook: Lauren Bravo (@LaurenBravo) – ‘What Would the Spice Girls Do?’

Right now, the currency for all things girl power has never been at its highest. Well, since May 1997, anyhow. And in a year which has bought us a Spice Girls comeback stadium tour they said wouldn't happen again after the last one in 2007, the generation that grew up around all things Ginger, Baby, … Continue reading #CrazyStupidBook: Lauren Bravo (@LaurenBravo) – ‘What Would the Spice Girls Do?’

#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’