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.

Into the Top 20 of June 1991 although with Madonna, The Pet Shop Boys and even Kraftwerk in here there is a distinctly 80s vibe to parts of this.

The Top 30 of the singles chart from June 1991. Includes gratuitous Queen and the account of winning a T'Pau album on a local radio quiz. More thrilling than it sounds, trust me.

There's a distinctly summer vibe to this particular chart retrospective, winding the clock back to the balmy days of 1991 when it seems the nation had gone sex and soundtrack crazy.

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.