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UK Pop Charts
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on January 24th, 2011
OK, no time to concoct a theory about this week’s chart, as it is all change in the Top 10, with five new entries arriving and booting everyone else down a few places. Were it not for the imperious presence of Bruno Mars at ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on January 18th, 2011
Oh Lord it’s happening all over again. We’ve been clear for weeks…months even. And now The Infestation is back, maybe worse than ever before.
This week's chart report takes the form of a lesson in TV and how to use it to promote your product. Some of the results are a little baffling at first glance, so do bear with me, won't you?
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on November 1st, 2010
You know how it works with pop music: someone does something once, it’s an innovation. If someone else does it too, it’s a trend.
Everyone knows that the age of the boyband is well and truly over, right? You couldn’t move for the blighters around here for a while, standing in a line and doing those funny synchronized kicky dance steps like the floor was ...
This week, the UK’s charts are being dominated by an aggressive man with a shiny head and a prominent grill for the second week running. No, not Darth Vader, he’s wheezier, I mean Cee-Lo Green, whose sweary chart-topper ...
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on September 27th, 2010
Welcome aboard Fraser McAlpine to our roster of Anglophenia music contributors. He started writing about pop music for Top of the Pops Online, back when you had to know where the asterisk went in B*Witched, and before Billie Piper was ...
In record-breaking fashion, Leona Lewis got her third UK No. 1, “A Moment Like This” and “Bleeding Love” being the others.
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on October 6th, 2008
The Daily Telegraph‘s Andrew Pierce profiles Gordon Ramsay, who says, “I am not copying Simon Cowell but it is clever what he has done, how he has masterminded and reinvented pop. It is clever to be in a position to search ...