Where Are They Now

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The Ones YOU Miss The Most – 2021

Where Are They Now? – The Top Ten!

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10. D:Ream (NE)


There are a number of newcomers to this years list and it starts with D:Ream, possibly as they released new music in 2021, their first for some time. Have things got better for them since 1994 and are they still the best thing? Apparently so, according to you all!

9. The Shamen (7)

The Shamen

8. Pepsi and Shirlie (RE)

Pepsi and Shirlie

The former Wham backing singers and dancers who suffered “Heartache” in 1987, are back in the top ten this year after one year out as interest in Wham and their own careers since the 1980’s continues to be of intrigue and interest to those who wonder what did become of them.

7. Alannah Myles (NE)

Alannah Myles

Our second new entry this year comes from a lady who made her name in 1989 or 1990, depending on which country you live in. Where has she been, what is she doing now and where did Alannah Myles go after that? What happened to that ‘sure Southern style’? If you please…?(!)

6. The Corrs (NE)

The Corrs

More newcomers now as the Irish family Corr provide increasing interest into where they have got to. Solo projects and the promise of new music has been a certainty and a rumour. Tell us, Sharon, Jim, Caroline and Andrea, what CAN you do to make us all happy once more?(!)

5. Deee-Lite (NE)


Another new entry welcomes 1990 hit makers Deee-Lite into the chart of the most missed for 2021. It’s been 31 years since “Groove Is In The Heart” controversially missed the number one spot in the UK. To find out what happened, you merely need to read on…

4. Five Star (9)

Five Star

This year’s biggest climbers are Five Star. The Steadman family ruled the charts for a few years in the mid-late 1980’s with classic’s like “Rain Or Shine” and “System Addict”, and as Mark Keen remembers, there were many more of them while even more of us than ever before want to know WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

3. Jimmy Somerville (2)

Jimmy Somerville

Jimmy Somerville was part and parcel of the 1980’s. Whether Bronski Beat, The Communards or his own solo career that started in 1989 and he’s been a constant in our top ten for some years as well. This year he slips one place, having been the runner up on last year’s chart.

2. The Jets (5)

The Jets 1985

Moving into that spot in 2021 are the Wolfgramm family from Minneapolis, The Jets. They had a big “Crush On You” in 1986/87 and continued to pump out the hits for a couple of years after that. But the 1990’s were less kind to them and that leads us to ask, WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

1. Nick Kamen (NE)

Nick Kamen

Number one for 2021 and by an enormous margin is former model and pop singer Nick Kamen, who made his name in a Jeans commercial before hitting the charts with “Each Time You Break My Heart” in 1987 and “I Promised Myself” in 1990. Sadly, Nick passed away in May 2021 aged 59, having been ill for some time. RIP.


But it doesn’t end there. We’ve continued to evolve this section in 2021 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?’.

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