This week on Chart Attack we continue the chart battle theme of last week’s Girls Aloud episode with a classic of the genre, available to download today (13th September).
A titanic war between an unheralded DJ and a super niche indie star against a pop giant. Yes, it’s Sophie Ellis-Bextor vs. Victoria Beckham and the story of how Spiller’s eternal summer anthem ‘Groovejet’ spoiled Posh Spice’s solo party.
Chart battles are never quite so straightforward, though. We’ll explore the circumstances around this surprise Number 1 and how Victoria and Dane Bowers’ actually-quite-good-y’know Number 2 is unfairly maligned. Elsewhere in summer 2000, we talk the launch of Big Brother, summer club classics, and it’s a bumper week for our Corrie queen Gail Platt.
In season one, we jump in our big pop time machine and revisit ten iconic number ones from the turn of the millennium onwards. Exploring the highs and lows of the 21st-century UK chart, we’ll be dissecting cultural milestones, iconic pop stars, telling classic pop stories, and taking a trip down memory lane ourselves. Most importantly, we’ll be asking the crucial pop question: is this a good song?
You’ll be able to download a new edition of season one of Chart Attack every Wednesday via all the usual podcast providers, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more. Subscribe now to make sure you never miss an episode.
It will also be broadcast each Sunday on Dork Radio at 6pm BST. You can tune in via the Dork Radio app. Available for iOS and Android, it also allows you to get all the latest music news direct to your mobile device. You can also listen at readdork.com/radio, or via TuneIn on iOS, Android and more.
Chart Attack is brought to you by Dork. It’s hosted by Abigail Firth and Martyn Young and produced by Patrick Gunning. Chart data is sourced from the Official Charts Company. You can follow us or get in touch across socials @chartattackpod or via the Dork accounts @readdork and @dorkradio.