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Shortlist for Official Charts Pop Gem #50: Charity Singles

Posted Friday, 21 March 2014  /  Written by Justin Myers  /  Leave a comment

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Every week, we ask you to nominate your fave Pop Gems, those overlooked classics we don't hear enough.

This week, for our 50th Pop Gem, we asked you to suggest a theme. Loads of great suggestions came in, but we went for Charity Singles, from Facebook fan Isaac Hodgson. From the deadly serious to the fantastically silly, loads of suggestions came in.

See who made the final cut and check out our playlist of all 10 contenders

Pop Gem 50: You choose the theme!

Posted Wednesday, 19 March 2014  /  Written by Justin Myers  /  Leave a comment

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Every week, we ask for your overlooked, cherished Pop Gems – those songs that used to be a permanent fixture on the radio, or bring back amazing memories, but simply don’t get heard enough any more.

So far you have helped to select 49 of those retro classics, usually based on a theme we give you guys, but as we celebrate reaching the 50th Pop Gem, we thought we’d get you guys to suggest the theme!

Find out how to get involved!

Shortlist for Official Charts Pop Gem #49: Number 2s

Posted Friday, 14 March 2014  /  Written by Justin Myers  /  Leave a comment

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Last week our search for overlooked classic tunes took us to Forgotten Number 1s; this week, we’re moving down just a place. Our Pop Gem theme this week is Number 2s.

They’re the also-rans, the ones that nearly made it but stalled at the last minute in the face of a track that had the backing to go all the way. There’s no prize for reaching Number 2, until now…

Check out our final contenders and watch all the vids in our playlist

Shortlist for Official Chart Pop Gem #48: Overlooked Number 1s

Posted Friday, 7 March 2014  /  Written by Justin Myers  /  Leave a comment

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In our weekly search for Pop Gems, those overlooked classics, we usually go for the unsung heroes, the underdogs that either never quite made the big time or have been forgotten all too soon.

But what about the songs that *do* make it all the way?

Not every chart-topper stays famous, and our theme this week is Forgotten Number 1s – the big hits that burned bright, but now nobody really recalls their moment of glory. We decided it was time to change that.

Check out the Pop Gem contenders and watch our video playlist of all finalists

Shortlist for Official Charts Pop Gem #47: Dreams

Posted Friday, 28 February 2014  /  Written by Justin Myers  /  Leave a comment

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Yes, it’s Pop Gem time again! We have been on the hunt for those overlooked pop classics that deserve another chance to shine.

This week's theme is DREAMS. Good ones, weird ones, recurring ones, 'saucy' ones, nightmares, hopes and aspirations, delusions – as long as it was dreamy, we'd consider it.

Check out our 10 contenders and watch our video playlist of all finalists

Shortlist for Official Charts Pop Gem #46: Breakups

Posted Friday, 21 February 2014  /  Written by Justin Myers  /  Leave a comment

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Another week, another Pop Gem! Time for those overlooked classics to shine again.

This week’s theme for our search for songs that need a little more love? BREAKUPS. The bitterer, the better.

See our final 10 and watch the video playlist of all the contenders

Shortlist for Official Charts Pop Gem #45: Declarations Of Love

Posted Friday, 14 February 2014  /  Written by Justin Myers  /  Leave a comment

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Yes, it’s that time of the week again! We have been searching for those overlooked pop classics that deserve another spell in the sun.

In keeping with St Valentine’s busiest day of the year, this week's theme is Declarations Of Love, so love songs basically. Awww.

See our shortlist and view our video playlist of all the contenders.

Shortlist for Official Charts Pop Gem #44: Comebacks

Posted Friday, 7 February 2014  /  Written by Justin Myers  /  Leave a comment

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Yes, it’s Pop Gem time again! We have been on the hint for those overlooked pop classics that deserve another chance to shine.

This week's theme is Comebacks, those triumphant (or maybe not so triumphant) returns to the charts. Whose revival hit should be on the radio loads more? Which popstar's comeback needs some serious recognition?

Check out who made it on to the shortlist and our video playlist of all our final contenders.

Shortlist for Official Charts Pop Gem #43: Rain

Posted Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Written by Justin Myers  /  Leave a comment

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Yes, it’s Pop Gem time again! We have been on the hunt all day for your fave overlooked pop classics that deserve a litte more attention.

In keeping with the recent weather in the UK, this week’s theme is Rain. Whether it’s a tropical downpour, a turbulent storm or just faint drizzle on the roof of a shopping centre, we wanted all your wet weather-based tracks that need some extra recognition.

Check out our video playlist of our 10 contenders.

Shortlist for Official Charts Pop Gem #42: Debuts

Posted Friday, 24 January 2014  /  Written by Justin Myers  /  Leave a comment

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Yes, it’s Pop Gem time again! We have been on the scrounge all day for those overlooked pop classics that deserve another spell in the sunshine.

This week's theme is Debuts, those very first single releases. Whose debut hit has been overshadowed, eclipsed or unloved? Which popstar's first ever chart success deserves another chance to shine?

See our shortlist and watch our video playlist of all contenders.

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