Archive for the ‘pop music’ Category

If the current success of One Direction on X Factor, and the domination of Take That 2.1 is any indication, the boyband is back.

Perhaps I’m showing my age here, but I remember a time long ago. A time before One Direction, and JLS . Before Take That, and N’Sync. Before Boyz II Men even. A time when there was one name and it was New Edition.

They are almost legends of the scene now, but I’m sure a lot of the Beiber heads, and JLS fans have never even heard of them. So here is your New Jack Swing-ducation. I hope you have half the fun I have been having listening to these old school jamz.

Want more? How about the side project Bell Biv Devoe..?

Word.

Spice Girls

I’m baaaaack!!! Yes, I have been away for a month, and I know y’all missed your Big Cheese fix. So here you go!

This is the news that has brought me out of my hibernation. Spice Girls – The Musical. Ya-huh! You heard me.

Rumour has it that Geri has been roping in some industry heavyweights – none other than Simon Fuller (who she knows from her Pop Idol judge days) and the lady behind Mamma Mia, Judy Craymer – to help bring the idea to the stage. Apparently it is to be called Viva Forever (what else?) and revolve around the groups friendships, becoming mothers and, of course, that great Spice Girl theme of sisterhood.

Now, I know it would be easy to have a dig… But honestly? I actually think a musical made up of Spice Girls songs would be pretty fun. They’re all big, theatrical, cheesy numbers anyway. And it’s not like the Spicies are so sacred that it would be sacriligious to touch them – like some of the films they keep turning into musicals.

So I say, good luck to them. If it happens I may just throw on my platforms, down a bottle of Sauv Blanc and say I’ll be there.

We have known all week that it is going to be Take That & Elton John songs this weekend. But I have finally found some song rumours online to share with you guys!

Stacey – Something About The Way You Look Tonight & Rule The World

Joe – Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word & Could It Be Magic

Lloyd – I’m Still Standing & Million Love Songs

Danyl – Your Song  & Relight My Fire

Olly – Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting & Love Ain’t Here Anymore

What do you think crew? Are they what you expected?

Frankly, I can’t wait for a big Saturday night in, curled up on the sofa, watching them all!

And, as a special treat, watch this clip of Take That (mark 1) live in Manchester. Those puffy shirts are hilarious and brilliant.

Could John Mayer be good again?

Posted: November 20, 2009 in pop music, top 5 men
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Ok, so let’s start with a confession. Back in 2003, I went travelling around the UK and Europe (mostly drinking, flirting with cute boys with accents and seeing castles). The album constantly playing on my discman (remember those?) the whole time was Room For Squares, by John Mayer. I felt the lyrics were speaking directly to me, and many of those songs are still very special to me. In fact, I would still rate it in my Top 5 albums.

And not only were they the songs which provided the soundtrack to my big journey of self-discovery, it turned out the guy singing them was hot as well! Bonus! A few TV interviews, and an intimate live gig later, His Royal John of Mayernaise was riding high in my Top 5 men list as well.

His album Heavier Things, and his bluesy era with the John Mayer Trio were still great, and I continued to hold a candle for him and his music. But then he started dating starlets like Jessica Simpson, and his sound was starting to become more ” nu-Police” (as in the band Sting was in, not the cops!), and less like the Mayer I had fallen in love with that summer.

And then came the more recent Jennifer Aniston phase, which I didn’t really have a problem with per se, but I just thought it was a shame I was hearing more about their relationship than I was about his music.

But now, it seems like John has got his acoustic sound back (with his new album Battle Studies), and a sexy haircut to boot. He sounds good. He looks good. Could this be the return of the Mayer?

Due to popular demand, here is it… Whatever happened to Lee Montgomery?

He was the tasty, all dancing, white vest wearing, drink of water in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. And he was cuuuuuute! But what happened to him?

I mean, Helen Hunt and SJP went onto better things. Even Shannen Doherty had a pretty good run. But lovely little Lee? There isn’t even a picture of him on IMDB so that we can see what he looks like now!

Apparently, he became a musician and composer. Does anyone have any more information?

Eternally classic and hilarious. Joey Lawrence when he was Blossom’s big brother – and he still had hair!

I admit, I had the CD single. A good friend of mine had the whole album! Gosh, I wish she still did…

I think the rap is my favourite part – “Cos lately you’ve been acting like I smell like a zoo”.

What are your favourite cheesy 90s pop choons?