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Bob Marley Legend sleeve

Chart Watch and New Releases: 19 August 2016

The unexpected Bob Marley revival rolls on this week as after three consecutive weeks at number 43 the remix of Is This Love climbs a place to 42. Meanwhile, in its 734th week on the album chart (I know that … read more


Off The Chart: 20 August 1988

Off The Chart: 20 August 1988

We’re 21 today! On the twenty-first edition of Off The Chart we look at the chart of 20 August 1988. Steve and Julian play some of the hits you don’t often hear, three tracks from the album of the week … read more



“Life is just a party and parties weren’t meant to last” – Prince: 1958 – 2016

Like his contemporary Michael Jackson, Prince became such an eccentric figure in later life that his behaviour risked overshadowing his talent and his contribution to popular culture, but look beyond him changing his name to P, writing “SLAVE” on his … read more


Adam Ant at Rewind Scotland 2016

Review: Rewind Scotland, Scone Palace, 22-24 July 2016

It’s Friday night. I’m in the grounds of Scone Palace, and a fifty-something man in a Choose Life T-shirt has just come up to me offering the largest hipflask I’ve ever seen, full of ‘homemade’ whisky. In the distance, Pat … 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