The Story of Pop: 2002 (Chapter 17)

This is The Story of Pop: 2002, our weekly retelling of the stories behind the biggest hits and the artists behind them, every Thursday at 9am. This week: how one underground mashup reactivated the career of the most successful all female act of the 21st century... Artist: SugababesSong: Freak Like MeReleased: 22/04/2002Writers / Producers: Eugene … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 2002 (Chapter 17)

Pop Essays #9: Siobhan Donaghy, ‘Man Without Friends’

Good afternoon, it's Thursday and time as always for our latest post in the Pop Essays series, where we bring you a second light on forgotten gems from pop music history. Bit of a first this week, as I write about my first non-single of the series... Artist: Siobhan Donaghy Song: Man Without Friends Release … Continue reading Pop Essays #9: Siobhan Donaghy, ‘Man Without Friends’

#CrazyStupidPlaylist: The “Should’ve Been” Christmas Number Ones

The race is on, even as we speak, to discover who will be the identity of this year's Christmas number one single in the UK. Regular readers may remember that back in 2017 I did a blog recounting my favourite Yuletide chart toppers of yore. But of course, this being the UK, for every 'Do … Continue reading #CrazyStupidPlaylist: The “Should’ve Been” Christmas Number Ones

#SongoftheWeek: DJ Spoony presents Garage Classical feat. Sugababes – ‘Flowers’

ARTIST: DJ Spoony presents Garage Classical feat. Sugababes SONG: Flowers SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? Where art thou the class of BBC Radio 1 from 1999? If you're Sara Cox or Zoë Ball, you're probably the sound of Britain that listens to Radio 2 getting up in the morning or … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: DJ Spoony presents Garage Classical feat. Sugababes – ‘Flowers’