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Cool Britannia

Cool Britannia (a play on the title of the popular British patriotic song Rule, Britannia) was a period of increased pride in the culture of...

Suede

1992 had been Suede's breakthrough, landing a Melody Maker cover before releasing a single track and cracking the UK Top 20 with Metal Mickey. The first (self-titled)...

Supergrass

Singer/guitarist Gaz Coombes and his older school friend, drummer Danny Goffey had been playing together in The Jennifers since their early teens, releasing one...

Pulp

In November 1985, Jarvis Cocker was at a party at bandmate Russell Senior's flat above a Sheffield sex shop called Sven Books. While attempting to...

James

Through an early interest by Morrissey, James managed to get a recording contract with Factory Records based in their hometown, Manchester. In 1990 they signed...

Elastica

Elastica were the most crush-inspiring gang of the 90s Britpop set. Their DM's, eyeliner, jeans and leather jackets non-look set a new standard in what-the-fuck-you-staring-at attitude while...

Gene

At the hedonistic peak of Britpop, Gene's more melancholic, Smiths-influenced strains were a lad-free anomaly. The obviousness of their influences would ultimately be their downfall, but their...

Menswe@r

Daydreamer (1995) was the only song this short-lived band had in their arsenal when they started. It turned out to be the only one they...

Oasis

Guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, bass player Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan and drummer Tony McCarroll originally formed as 061 (after the telephone area code for their...

Blur

Released on 10 May 1993 as a response to grunge, Modern Life Is Rubbish showcased Blur's new aesthetic - an evocation of modern British life that formed...

Britpop

The mid-90s was a golden era for British music, with several fine bands all coming good at the same time. There was, though, little camaraderie...

Black Grape

Britpop wasn't just about the vanguard of brand new bands spunking forth from Camden's Good Mixer pub. It was also about older acts tweaking their...

Auteurs, The

Formed in 1992 by arch cynic Luke Haines and girlfriend Alice Readman alongside drummer Glenn Collins and cellist James Banbury, The Auteurs (named for...

Top 20 Best Selling Britpop Songs

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Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)

Pretty Marjorie Clark (Pauline Stroud) - whose parents run the local corner shop - wins a beauty competition in her Midlands town and finds...

Neneh Cherry

She was born Neneh Mariann Karlsson in 1964 in Stockholm, Sweden, the daughter of West African percussionist Ahmadu Jah and Swedish artist, Moki. Raised by...

Bon Jovi

Frozen in the collective memory as poodle-haired pretend cowboys, Bon Jovi released their self-titled debut album in 1984. They went on to play over 2,000...

Bucky O’Hare

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 2 (USA/Canada) In an alternative dimension called the Aniverse where the denizens are humanoid animals and the free...

Craig Douglas

Craig Douglas was a milkman from the Isle of Wight who specialised in medium-paced ballads, usually covers of American hits. He found consistent UK chart...

Titfield Thunderbolt, The (1953)

The picturesque village of Titfield is linked to a nearby town, Mallingford, by a single track railway. Unfortunately, the railway loses money and is...

Outland (1981)

In a titanium mining colony on Jupiter's volcanic moon, Io, workers have been taking an illegal super-amphetamine to increase their output so they can earn...

Press For Time (1966)

British comic Norman Wisdom pulls a Peter Sellers and plays several different parts in this hilarious escapade. The story centres on Norman Sheilds, a newspaper seller outside...