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Interview with Johnny Hates Jazz

Interview with Johnny Hates Jazz

Over the years, an array of parameters has been used to validate or qualify the greatness of a pop song. These parameters include conventional measures such as record sales, radio airplay, and popularity of the artist. In my humble opinion, great pop music stands the...

80s Flashback: Kajagoogoo – NOT the song you think!

80s Flashback: Kajagoogoo – NOT the song you think!

The "signature hit" of a band can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, a band with a signature hit is more likely to be remembered than a band that does not have one. Furthermore, pop culture has a way of latching on to signature songs and makings bands a lot of...

East 17 attempt to rise again

East 17 attempt to rise again

In the late 90s, Tonight Show host Jay Leno once cracked a joke in his nightly monologue about this time when boyband N Sync sat in the seats of the Backstreet Boys at an award ceremony and no one could tell the difference. Earlier in the decade, this mistake would...

Take That – Live At Wembley Stadium – Review

Take That – Live At Wembley Stadium – Review

By guest blogger Sarah Hamilton This is going to be a personal account intertwined with some musical observations I hope you enjoy! Having slept ok the night before…woke up fretting the alarm wouldn’t go off a couple of time I headed off to meet my friends at...

Take That – Ingredients of a historical comeback

Take That – Ingredients of a historical comeback

It is a commonly held belief that timing is the key to all relationships. Apparently, this element of "timing of relationships" extended to one of the biggest (if not the biggest) comeback acts in the history of music. The relationships were with two important...

Eurovision 2011 – A 101 and a synopsis

Eurovision 2011 – A 101 and a synopsis

By guest blogger Mike Brown This show may not have made much of an impact in the USA, but estimates suggest that close to 200million people across Europe tuned in to watch the 56th annual Eurovision song contest. The competition moves around European countries with...

Adele – Someone Like You

Adele – Someone Like You

By guest blogger Mike Brown Isn't it funny how musical tastes can change? Ten years ago, as a teenager, I was a self-confessed heavy metal addict. I was on a musical diet of nothing but big hairy, bearded, tattooed men with serious anger issues. Then, during a few...

Samantha James – Wings Of Faith

Samantha James – Wings Of Faith

Every generation or decade has a defining sound - one that artists along with their producers have carefully crafted. Unfortunately, the fragmentation of the mainstream music scene over the past decade and a half has made it virtually impossible for there to be a...

Bobby Brown Returns with a new single

Fallen angels have always interested me - especially when they fall from dizzying highs to heartbreaking lows. After Bobby Brown earned his place in music history with the brilliant "Don't be cruel" album at the age of 19, everything that followed was far from...

The National Anthem at the Superbowl – “Pop” or not?

By guest blogger Mike Brown Like a surprising number of Brits, I risked bleary eyes and a fuzzy brain today to stay up late to watch Super bowl Sunday last weekend, which whilst on at a sensible time for you guys, is on through the early hours of the night for us. Go...

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