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.

A song from Louis Walsh's most famous folly? That's in here as we wander through the third part of our look back at the chart of May 2002.

A look back at the 30-21 section of a singles chart from May 2002. Contains unacceptable levels of Ali G. Proceed with caution.

This was a fun one to do. A flash back to spring 2002 where we encounter the reborn Sugababes and my one and only proper showbiz mate. All is revealed inside.

Top 10 time for the Christmas chart of 1995. And as the text notes, it was rammed with songs and singles which were among some of the most famous and biggest-selling hits of the decade. This is actually a chart for the ages.

The Top 30 of the Christmas chart of 1995, plus the revelation of just where I was and what I had to do in order to press 'play' to record this as broadcast. It's not thrilling, honestly.

Rewinding the tape of an old Top 40 show from November 1987 and we reach the Top 20. Featuring Boy George's great overlooked hit single.

Where it all began. A vague idea to talk about the songs on an old tape of a Top 40 show from decades past turned into an entire series and I guess in a way inspired books as well. A trip back in time to November 1987. When pop music was really, really good.

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