James' Blog - Chart Rewind

Random Top 40 countdowns from the past dissected and given a song by song appreciation. Featuring stories you are familiar with and some you may not have heard before.

Numbers 40-21 of the chart show broadcast in the week of England's famous World Cup semi-final against Germany in July 1990.

The moment the entire nation had been waiting for. The culmination of a chart saga which had gripped the public and prompted media attention on the charts like never before. Blur or Oasis. Who would end up at Number One?

Oh I'm such a tease. All the songs from the Top 10 from August 1995 - aside from the only two that people actually care about.

To mark the 20th anniversary of one of the most notorious chart battles of all time, a recap of the full Top 40 chart from August 1995 which would become known as the Battle Of Britpop. First, a short introduction to set the scene.

Our wander through the Christmas chart of 1988 reaches the Top 30. Here lies Chris De Burgh, Tiffany but a surprisingly underrated version of a classic from Bomb The Bass.