Welcome to this week's Pop Essays, my series of blogs shining light on the golden nuggets of pop's yesteryear that fell through the cracks but I am now resurrecting like some gilt edged Phoenix. I'll desist with this fictional bird analogy now, and move onto this week's essay, and a favourite pop love of mine: … Continue reading Pop Essays #4: Girls Can’t Catch, ‘Echo’
One amazing - and surprising - positive of lockdown has been something (or rather, some ladies) we didn't think we'd be seeing or indeed talking about again in the collective sense, let alone in the current climate. Chiefly, the weekly digital reissue of every single released by our British-Irish girl group faves from ten years … Continue reading Our definitive ranking of all of The Saturdays’ singles.
Fresh from an unprecedented week's break, it's time once again for #ThrowbackTunesday - five songs, five huge UK chart hits from five points in the last 25 years on this exact week. Before we get to this week's selection, let's see who we've got on this week's playlist... 1993: Shaggy - Oh Carolina 1998: Tin … Continue reading #ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 11
ARTIST: Mollie King SONG: Hair Down SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? Those who read my blog about the solo album of Mollie's fellow Saturdays colleague Una Healy a few months ago will remember me saying that she too had attempted solo stuff following their hiatus in 2015 - albeit with disappointing results. … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Mollie King – ‘Hair Down’
Most people who know me know that I love my girl groups. Hell, I even write a weekly column about it for the music website Buzzjack. But one thing I love, perhaps even more so, are the solo ventures of former girl group members. In fact, if I went on Pointless, I can almost guarantee … Continue reading Back to her roots: Una Healy’s found her solo groove
Music has long been a big interest and passion of mine since I was a little boy, but no other genre of music inspires me, lifts me or motivates me quite like pop music. And they don't come anymore motivating, inspiring or lifting than The Saturdays. It was through being a fan of their now … Continue reading On the eve of their greatest hits, a post in praise of The Saturdays.