Condemned To Repeat It

Like everyone with even a passing interest in the history of music and popular culture, I am glued each week (almost) to the continuing series of Top Of The Pops repeats show by BBC4 on Thursday evenings. At times however this can be a frustrating experience. I’m not referring to…

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Rhumbled!

Inevitably the presence of a 19 year old novelty record, as performed by two huge TV superstars back when they were aspiring teenage pop stars, at Number One on the UK singles chart attracted a great deal of interest. “Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble” by Ant and Dec (but credited…

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Psyche!

I should have seen this coming three years ago, but then again this is why I’m not one of those people who are paid huge amounts of money to be trend-spotters. I refer you back to this article from November 2009 which recounted an evening spent at a radio industry…

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Johnny Make Me Proud

Some songs just seem to sit at the back of your memory forever. Frustratingly they are the ones which weren’t hits, the ones that we used to call “turntable hits”, which you would hear on the radio but never see in the charts. Bought by the few but somehow remembered…

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