Once a reliable refuge from the miseries of the modern world, the pop charts are becoming every bit as grim as real life. 2017 in particular has really seen things take a turn for the maudlin – but why is it happening? Why are we so obsessed with sad sounding songs at the moment?
Weird though it seems, Sam Smith’s song – Writing’s On The Wall – has become the first Bond theme ever to top the charts. How has Sam Smith managed it? We stripped all twenty-three Bond songs down to their bare essentials to see if there was any explanation for it. Any explanation at all.
There’s nothing like a little mystery when you’re launching a new artist. Unless, of course, it’s Susan Boyle when the back story is so perfect. You could probably even do with a little less of the mystery. Shame then, that in these digital days it’s hard to reinvent the past. Sometime the internet knows you’re not a dog.