Bringing you all the biggest hits from the UK charts at the dawn of the new millennium, every Thursday at midday, this is The Story of Pop: 2000. And in the words of the chorus this week's classic chart topper once said, "Everybody clap your hands, get on up and dance..." Here's a question to … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 2000 (Chapter 43)
We have a small confession to make, dear readers. Regular viewers of our retro pop series of posts titled The Story of Pop: 1999 (back this Thursday at midday as always) will remember we featured a lovely if lesser recalled top 10 hit from Catatonia two weeks ago. The reason for this might have seemed … Continue reading ‘Thank ABBA for the Music’ at 20: a defining pop moment of 1999
Welcome to The Story Of Pop: 1999, our new weekly retro series of posts where we rewind the UK charts back to two whole decades ago and tell the story of one of the most brilliant and sometimes bizarre years for the UK charts. Let's begin then, as all good stories start, at Chapter 1... … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 1)
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One of pop's biggest stories of last year was the majestic return of Steps to celebrate their 20th anniversary since the release of debut single '5-6-7-8'. Like all the best 'Phoenix from the flames' moments in pop, it was one of those returns where they came back bigger and better than before, and put many … Continue reading #CrazyStupidDVD: Steps – “Party on the Dancefloor: Live from the SSE Arena Wembley”
Happy Boxing Day people! Hope your Christmas is going spiffingly festive so far. It's time, as always, for our annual End of Year Prizes for 2017. This is the time for us to hand out our awards to the great and good that we've loved in music, TV, film and books over the last 12 … Continue reading Alex’s End of Year Prizes 2017
ARTIST: Steps SONG: Dear Santa ALBUM: Tears on the Dancefloor: Crying at the Disco Deluxe Edition (2017, Steps Music/Fascination) The closest Steps ever got to a Christmas single - again on virtue of video alone - was their million selling 'Heartbeat' in 1998. 19 years later, and as they near the end of their 20th … Continue reading Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2017: Day 13
It's not unfair to say that, where my love of 90s music - and in particular its pop groups - are concerned, that for all their ability to sell concert tickets and records by the truckload c. 1997 - 2001, I was never on board with Steps as much as I was with say, S … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: Steps – ‘Tears on the Dancefloor’