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.

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.

Top of the charts this week in October 1987 was... well get pumped because it is pretty damn famous. Although we tell a slightly different story here to the one you are all used to.

This will be fun. A romp through one of the most treasured tapes in my collection, and a genuinely historic moment for the 14-year-old me. The day in October 1987 that the charts changed forever.

A delve back into the singles chart from July 2000. Back when a certain baby-faced rapper was making his first waves. But we'll come to that in due course.

The climax of the chart show could only mean one thing. The A-Level exams were about to start in earnest. Let's spin this out as long as we can.