Madonna – Frozen 7th March 1997 I always preferred this to Music and Ray of Light. In fact I think it was the first Madge song I ever really liked, as I knew very little about any music from earlier than 1996 at the time. Due to this lack of knowledge I had no idea… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!
Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life 25th October This is the last appearance of the Spice Girls in this project, I promise! Like Who Do You Think You Are, this is great because its perfect for making up dance routines to, with the “slam it to the left! shake it to the right!” bit… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!
It’s traditional that the the music charts get very slow at this time of year, and so far the pattern is the same as ever with the charts being composed mostly of popular singles from the last few months of 2005, and some of the most popular songs of the year have even re-entered the… Continue reading New Year, New Pop
Hanson – Mmmbop 7th June 1997 It’s funny that a year ago I was excited by Hanson’s comeback, but now it seems everyone has forgotten about them again. The two singles from their last album were really good, but the rest of it was a bit disappointing to be honest. They’re still a great pop… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!
Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are/Mama 15th March 1997 This was one of the first singles I owned, or part-owned, since I had to share it with my sister, and at the time I found it utterly hilarious that she thought the lyrics went “Who do you think you are? Put it… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!
and, in the words of Aqua, I’ve seen it all… including: Get With Us, the new blog by the Pop girls, may or may not be named after the Billie lyric, but involves the mighty feat of counting down the top 1001 songs ever and with their commentary (as well as comments from a selection… Continue reading I’ve been around the world (wide web)
Click here to watch the video for a new song by Gavin Degraw, called We Belong Together. It’s from the soundtrack of a new film called Tristan and Isolde and it will probably be a single in some countries but I’m not sure about here yet – it may depend on the success of the… Continue reading Not a Mariah cover, phew!
No Doubt – Don’t Speak 22nd February 1997 Seeing the video for this on Top of the Pops was my first glimpse of the young lady who would eventually become one of the most important pop stars of recent years, Miss Gwen Stefani! As great as this single is, it certainly showed no signs of… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!
Spice Girls – Wannabe 27th July 1996 As I mentioned yesterday, it was the Spice Girls who first got me into pop music in a big way, and it seems to be the same story for most people in my age group. I was so lucky to be just the right age for one of… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!
>> I’ve decided that I really like Protocol. It’s so easy to pretend they’re Melody Club. >> If you don’t believe that Robyn is ace after seeing this, then you never will. >> The bit where Richard Ashcroft sings “ti-ime” in his new single sounds like the Backstreet Boys. Shame about the rest of the… Continue reading Jessica’s Pop News Update