This will be the last in this series. I could go on, but I think that 25 parts is enough, and I don’t want to get too carried away. I hope that I have proven that a lot of pop music from the 2000s decade means something to me, and also, even if they are long-forgotten now, every group and single that made the chart has a story behind it, and some of them deserve a reappraisal.
Little Boots is a singer from Blackpool, whose first name is actually Victoria. She was in the Electropop genre, and she could also do some rather fancy things with various keyboards and synthesizers, so that caught my interest. In June 2009 she came on to the scene with “New In Town”, which reached no.13, to be her first hit single. Now I did like this one, and I realised that this was another singer who it would be worth following.
In the same month, the debut album “Hands” was released, and this made the Top Ten, which was good. And then, in August 2009 “Remedy” was released, which was also a Top Ten hit. I’m not sure why, but this one really stuck around in my head more than most hit singles that were around at the time did, although this is partly because this was on the radio rather frequently.
Her career seemed to be going well, with a Top Ten single and album achieved, and I’m sure that many people including myself wondered what she would do next. I was really surprised to discover that not only was “Remedy” her only Top Ten hit, but it was her final hit single in the UK all together. I did think that this was a mistake and I must’ve missed at least one out, but I hadn’t.
She finished off 2009 with the release of “Earthquake”, but this didn’t even make the Top 75, and despite releasing many more singles since, she hasn’t returned to the singles chart. It seemed to end all rather quickly for her. In the 2010s decade, the only chart action for Little Boots has been two more minor hit albums, neither of which made the Top 40. I do remember her though, she is definitely someone who produced a great moment in pop.