The 100 Greatest UK Number 1 Singles – #94

This is the series where I feature The Guardian’s idea of the 100 best UK #1s ever, and we see what I have to say about them.

Yeh, I’d forgotten about this series too.

So, we last visited The Guardian‘s Hot 100 countdown back in January with a song from 1979, but today’s entry brings us bang up to date (almost), and features an artiste I recently described on these pages as one of “…the finest female pop stars going.”

Here’s what The Guardian had to say about it:

After a fitfully successful start, this was the song to turn the Kosovan-British pop singer into a global star. You can almost feel her clamp a hand on your shoulder as she adopts a stern, schoolmarmish tone to dispense those rules for breakup survival: don’t answer your ex’s calls, let them pop round or even be their friend. She’s not telling us or her mates, though, but rather herself, making for a powerful pop psychodrama.

And here’s the tune:

Dua Lipa – New Rules

And here’s what I have to say: I agree.

Worth the wait, that, wasn’t it?

More soon.

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Jez

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4 thoughts on “The 100 Greatest UK Number 1 Singles – #94”

  1. Yep, I really liked this song. She performed it at the Brits in 2019, in her swimsuit! Also performing at that show was Rita Ora, another Kosovan born pop princess. Who would have thought.

    Sorry if that song brought back painful memories for you and Lynchie!

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