‘Thank ABBA for the Music’ at 20: a defining pop moment of 1999

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

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The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 1)

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)

#CrazyStupidDVD: Steps – “Party on the Dancefloor: Live from the SSE Arena Wembley”

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”