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 2021, 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!).
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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 are still coming on strong as they survive another year as one of the ten most popular features, even though they are down two places, but that could all change in 2022 with the 30th anniversary of “LSI”, “Boss Drum” and…some other song(!) they could well be phorever people this time next year.
8. Pepsi and Shirlie (RE)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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.