Stuff and Things

This is a page which lists all the blog posts in one place, in case you're bored and want to read stuff about things.

 

 

1984

Spotify playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1984 George Orwell certainly didn't see Madness singing a song about Michael Caine ...

Service charges, politeness tax and unwelcome sausages

Imagine you’re in Asda and you’ve got your little basket with a mega pack of toilet roll, a Twix and ...

The real stories behind pop single covers

You might think that record companies used to send pop stars off to a photographer to make them wear costumes ...

The Best and Worst Toys of the 1980s (Part 2)

The best (and worst) Toys of the 1980s (Part 2) Etch-A-Sketch This was the precursor to the Laptop. A Laptop ...

1983

Spotify playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1983 It's hard to imagine now but in 1983, when you heard a ...

The best and worst of School in the 1980s

School in the 1980s School in the 1980s was great. It was just after corporal punishment was abolished and teachers ...

1982

Spotify playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1982 YouTube playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1982  (If the videos aren't ...

Click Bait

The fact we're all desensitised to everything these days and nothing seems implausible, journalists have to think up ways of ...

The top 10 best TV Theme Tunes of the 80s

In the 80s, there were two things that had my full attention. The music chart and everything in it, and ...

It’s Christmas, but it’s not Christmas

It's Christmas, but it's not Christmas Every year I trawl the shops looking for stuff to add to my ever ...

The best 100 songs of all time

The Best 100 songs in the world EVER Spotify playlist : The Greatest Songs in the World (Ever) YouTube playlist ...

1981

Spotify playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1981 YouTube playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1981  (If the videos aren't ...

The best and worst of 80s Food (Part 2)

Curly Wurly Curly Wurlies are a kind of chocolate trellis up which you can train strawberry laces. Seemingly random wiggling ...

1980

Spotify playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1980 YouTube playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1980 (If the videos aren't ...

1979

Spotify playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1979 YouTube playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1979 If you can name ...

1978

Spotify playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1978 YouTube playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1978 I realised something, listening ...

1977

Spotify playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1977 YouTube playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1977 To me, a single ...

1976

Spotify playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1976 YouTube playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1976 1976 was a kind ...

1975

Spotify playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1975 YouTube playlist : Top 40 Singles of 1975 The charts are dead ...

How the music charts began

The inception of the pop charts and the 1960’s The popular music charts began in 1940 when the popularity of ...