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Word of the week: Swingle

If you were in the UK in the 1970s and spent any time watching TV on a Saturday night you will have seen a musical act containing the word “Swingle”, “The Swingle Singers” perhaps, or “Swingle II”. They would appear on shows like “The Two Ronnies”, performing a cappella versions of, well, I can’t remember… Continue reading Word of the week: Swingle

Music · Trivia

Stuck at 2: Songs that peaked at #2 for one act and reached #1 for a different act

At the end of this piece is a list of songs that were “Stuck at 2” in the UK for one act but made it to #1 for at least one different act. First, a few notes. In many cases, the original version only got as far as #2 but a later (and, you might… Continue reading Stuck at 2: Songs that peaked at #2 for one act and reached #1 for a different act

Music · Trivia

Stuck at 2: the lists are complete, and a BBC Top 40 revisited

At various times in the last three years I have posted pieces about songs that were “Stuck at 2”. They made it to #2 in the UK charts but no further. The original piece, from June 2016, is here. Over the last year I have been posting lists of the songs that were “Stuck at… Continue reading Stuck at 2: the lists are complete, and a BBC Top 40 revisited