Where Are They Now

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The Ones YOU Miss The Most – 2020

Where Are They Now? – The Top Ten!

In our ever expanding and phenomenally popular series “Where Are They Now?”, we here at talkaboutpopmusic.com take a trip down memory lane and seek to find the stars and the one hit wonders of the past and ‘attempt’ to find out what they are all up to these days. But who do you miss the most? Who are the singers and bands that we’ve featured so far that fans are searching out the most?

This is our top ten most viewed and most popular features of 2020, found through internet search engines and our own website. How many do you remember and how many do you wish would return to the recording studio? Equally, how many are you glad that they have never burdened us all again?! So here they are, in reverse order (just to build up shock and surprise!).

Click on the pictures for each feature article.

10. Shampoo (6)

Shampoo

Jacqui and Caroline are also still very much sought after, down four places, but clocking up their third year on the top ten of the most missed and most wanted retro acts…but certainly not in ‘trouble’ any longer!

9. Five Star (9)

Five Star

Still much sought after and missed, and remaining the same as last year, Mark Keen‘s Five Star odyssey stays top ten with many thousands of hits this year alone! Their music really is as ‘strong as steel’!

8. Jade (NE)

Jade 1993

There are a lot of newcomers to this year’s list and it starts with US trio, Jade. They burst onto the scene in 1993 with hits like “Don’t Walk Away” and “One Woman” and after a few years, parted ways. But what are each of them up to now…?

7. The Shamen (10)

The Shamen

One of last year’s new entry’s was from UK duo The Shamen, who still ‘own’ one of the most controversial hits of all time. Interest is ‘comin’ on strong’ as they climb three places this year both ascending and moving any mountain in their way!

6. The London Boys (NE)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The London Boys

For a short while in 1989, Dennis and Eden notched up a hattrick of chart hits around Europe with their hectic dance actions and catchy songs. Sadly, they were both taken from us far too soon but their music lives on and with this new entry, interest remains in them 31 years on. Now that’s what I call a “Requiem”.

5. The Jets (NE)

The Jets 1985

There’s another new entry from the 80’s family Wolfgramm, who really did have a “Crush On You” back in 1986 and it seems we still have a crush on them nearly 35 years on!

4. Fuzzbox (NE)

Fuzzbox

The new entry’s keep coming as 80’s female band We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It! are up next. 1989 was their big year with hits like “International Rescue” and “Pink Sunshine”, but do you know what they’ve been up to since? We do…!

3. Big Fun (NE)

Big Fun

From the girls of ’89 to the lads of ’89, Stock Aitken Waterman produced trio Big Fun blamed it on the sunshine as well as the moonlight that Summer, we blame it on the boogie. Sadly, one of them could only blame himself in the end. Why? Find out what went wrong…

3. Jimmy Somerville (2)

Jimmy Somerville

Last year’s highest new entry from former Bronski Beat, Communard and solo act Jimmy Somerville climbs one place this year as interest in his music career and what he’s doing now remains as solid as his chart positions were over thirty years ago.

1. The Reynolds Girls (2)

Reynolds Girls 1989

Whether you love them or hate them, they’re back! They were number one two years ago and dropped off the top last year, but for whatever reason, Linda and Aisling Reynolds are still the most missed (or maybe the most loathed) music act of yesteryear as people still wanna ‘jack’, 31 years after they came, charted and went, just like that.

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But it doesn’t end there. We’ve greatly expanded this section in 2020 with a new feature every week and we are always constantly seeking out those elusive artists of yesteryear, celebrating their career and asking just ‘where are they now?’. Is there anyone we haven’t yet covered that you would like to see featured? Let us know…!

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!