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Which Decade Is Tops For Pops?

Express Results Bulletin: Episode 8

Season 1, Ep. 8

Concluding our trip to the Dark Side, the results of Episode 8 have shaken up the Master Scoreboard in a most intriguing way. Take a listen, and see whether you agree with the assessments of our esteemed commentariat!

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  • 8. Express Results Bulletin: S3 E8

    35:11
    With the help of Patreon subscriber Mark, we unveil the latest set of results, with digressions that include a statistical history of fadeouts in chart pop, alarming encounters with dancehall MCs, a big-up for The Heritage Chart Show podcast, and a mouth-watering soundbite to get your juices flowing for Episode 9.
  • 8. Everly Brothers vs Paul McCartney vs Kim Wilde vs Hale & Pace vs Shaggy vs Nicole Scherzinger

    01:19:00
    Don & Phil's "death disc" flip gets Nick emotional, Macca swaps groundbreaking for cosycore, Kim bigs up the new wave scene around Lake Tahoe, it's another Trev x Mike smackdown as legions of rock legends fail to take down global capitalism, RikRok's girlfriend poses more questions than answers, and Ms Shamazing gives us yet another I Will Survive.YouTube playlist // Spotify playlist // extra tracks & bonus bitsTo join in with the voting, please submit your 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourites, plus your "most bad and hated" selection, to:The Patreon Supporters Club // X: @whichdecadetops // Facebook // whichdecadeistops@gmail.comThe voting deadline for this episode is 6pm UK time, Tuesday 9th April 2024.
  • 7. Express Results Bulletin: S3 E7

    31:03
    David Belbin joins us to pick over the latest set of votes, also featuring your suggestions for the best runs of Number One singles in chart history. David tells us about his musical memoir, Don't Mention The Night, and we also recommend BBC Radio 4's extended examination of Wichita Lineman.
  • 7. Glen Campbell vs Blondie vs Michael Ball vs Cher vs Lady Gaga vs Tom Walker

    01:35:52
    It's three boys versus three girls - oh no, wait, BLONDIE IS A BAND - in one of our favourite selections ever, with songs of love, longing and going out on the lash. You might struggle to rank 'em this time, but rank 'em you must!YouTube playlist // Spotify playlist // extra tracks & bonus bitsBonus Spotify playlist: hit singles with "glass" in the title To join in with the voting, please submit your 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourites, plus your "most bad and hated" selection, to:The Patreon Supporters Club // X: @whichdecadetops // Facebook // whichdecadeistops@gmail.comThe voting deadline for this episode is 6pm UK time, Tuesday 26th March 2024.
  • 6. Express Results Bulletin: S3 E6

    27:11
    Malcolm the Break Doctor joins us to pick over the latest set of results, with digressions that include a crowd-sourced list of trios, a Dionne Warwick gaffe and a power ballad origin theory. This bulletin also comes with its own extra tracks palylist.
  • 6. Brenda Lee vs Lulu vs Style Council vs Bryan/Rod/Sting vs Deepest Blue vs Katy B

    01:21:57
    A trio of Little Miss Dynamites, a trio of Oscar-hungry old tarts, "humanity in three minutes", and the band that The Jam could have been.YouTube playlist // Spotify playlist // extra tracks & bonus bitsTo join in with the voting, please submit your 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourites, plus your "most bad and hated" selection, to:The Patreon Supporters Club // X: @whichdecadetops // Facebook // whichdecadeistops@gmail.comThe voting deadline for this episode is 6pm UK time, Tuesday 12th March 2024.
  • 5. Express Results Bulletin: S3 E5

    28:16
    Patreon subscriber John Pearce joins us for the launch of our new spin-off podcast, What Do You Think Of We Built This City By Starship. Oh, and there are some results along the way as well.
  • 5. Frankie Vaughan vs ELO vs Toto vs East 17 vs Eminem vs will.i.am/Britney Spears

    01:26:57
    Preposterous pop and global mega-smashes abound, as we tackle a nursery rhyme twist, a Beethoven/Berry mashup, globetrotting accountants, a toast/knife trade-off, a battle rapping brat and a wazzock who may just be a genius.YouTube playlist // Spotify playlist // extra tracks & bonus bitsTo join in with the voting, please submit your 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourites, plus your "most bad and hated" selection, to:The Patreon Supporters Club // X: @whichdecadetops // Facebook // whichdecadeistops@gmail.comThe voting deadline for this episode is 6pm UK time, Tuesday 27th February 2024.
  • 4. Express Results Bulletin: S3 E4

    24:10
    Our first international guest, hedgerow from California, joins us to chew over the latest set of results.