A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!

Time for a brand new exciting feature for 2006! Well, actually just January. But FUN!

It’s now a whole decade since 1996, the year when the Spice Girls first hit the charts and I became totally addicted to pop! As you know, that obsession has only got worse (or better, since you should never be ashamed of pop fandom) since then and to mark this exciting anniversary I have decided to commemorate the top 25 no.1 singles of those years. Obviously I mean the best 10 rather than the biggest selling, and it’s all decided by me so if you disagree, you are just wrong. They will be in chronological order, because choosing favourites would be impossible. Now, if you’re sitting comfortably, let’s begin…

Gina G – Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit

25th May 1996

I recently learned (from Girls On Pop, no less) a new fact about Gina G – one of her dancers was fabulous Xenomania writer and ex-popstar Miranda Cooper (aka Moonbaby), who went on to form a pop duo with another of Gina’s dancers called T-Shirt. They released a cover of You Sexy Thing which got precisely nowhere, but it’s an interesting fact all the same.

This song is probably to blame for my Eurovision obsession. I have watched the show every year since I can remember, but Gina’s entry was the first one that I absolutely loved, and from that year onwards I have spent most of the first five months of each year being terribly excited about an event which lasts just a few hours. But it is an extremely exciting event and it helped me get into European music in the first place.

Hearing this song makes me think of the sparkly dresses she wore on Eurovision and in the video, so in my mind it’s a sparkly song and sparkly things make me smile so this a very good song for cheering me up. I love the very 90s dance music noises in the background and the dramatic, poptastic “woo-oo-oo-ooh!”

Another one tomorrow!

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