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Rolling Stones Blue & Lonesome

Chart Watch and New Releases: 9 December 2016 Widgets The Rolling Stones’ new blues album Blue & Lonesome enters the chart at number 1 this week with over 100,000 sales, the second biggest opening week total this year after Bowie’s ★ shifted 146,000 in January. It’s also … read more


Off The Chart: 10 December 1989

Off The Chart: 10 December 1989

We’re as close to the end of the ’80s as we’ve ever been on Off The Chart this week as we revisit the singles chart of 10 December 1989! As ever there’s three tracks from a featured album, the top … read more


Shelley Preston with Bucks Fizz

Tweet Little History: Shelley Preston

Since Twitter lifted its limit on the length of Direct Messages, the idea of succinct 140 character Twitter interviews has kind of gone out the window. Mind you, as far as Shelley Preston’s concerned this is probably for the best … read more


Yazz - Wanted

Yazz: “Wanted” 3CD deluxe edition

On the 25th November 2016, Cherry Pop released Wanted: The 3CD Deluxe Digipak Edition, a reissue of Yazz’s classic 1980s album. The accompanying press release states “This 3 CD Edition includes the 11 album tracks from the original CD released … read more

No 1 Singles

Don't You Want Me sleeve

DON’T YOU WANT ME – The Human League

8 December 1981 – 11 January 1982 · Virgin VS 466 · Writers: Jo Callis, Philip Oakey, Philip Adrian Wright One of the most enduring and instantly recognisable hits of the decade, and easily the Human League’s best known song, … read more