Articles Tagged 'The Wanted'


Call Off The Shots: Girls Aloud Split Up

It must be lovely to be a rocksnob. Imagine how much time you save in your music-loving day having your decisions already made for you. Your taste predisposes you towards things with guitars, things that sound like other things with guitars that have gone before, in an eternal lineage that stretches back over the 20th […]

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The Brit List: Five Recent British Hits, Covered By YouTubers

Last week I had a bit of a moment getting grumpy about the gentrification of pop music, with particular reference to deliberately minimal and maudlin cover versions of old hits for the sake of advertisers. But that doesn’t mean I’m against cover versions. Far from it. So as other blogs are starting to put out […]

Welcome To The First All-British Top 5 Since 2007

It’s been a while since we did a chart roundup, mainly because our charts and your charts look pretty much identical from one end of the year to the next, but it seemed important to mark this, the first time the British Singles Top 5 has been peopled entirely by British performers (bar one guest […]

UK Chart Report: Get Adele Off The TV!

This week’s chart once again proves a simple truth. That if you allow Adele to appear on your television show singing “Someone Like You,” then that song will immediately rise to the top of the charts. It would not matter if you had a super jam session between Madonna, Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas […]

Chart Report: Red Nose Day Brings Mixed Rewards For George Michael

The story of this week’s chart is one of surprising highs, surprising lows, and those four songs that were stuck in pole position last week descending slowly, and in perfect formation. It starts with Nicole Scherzinger. Now, when Nicole made her first swipe at solo stardom outside of the Pussycat Dolls, a couple of years […]