Back in the day, it was considered a bit uncool to like Stock Aitken Waterman songs; but everyone did anyway. How could you not? They were just so catchy! The trio are probably most associated with their big hits of the late ’80s and early ’90s, working with either unknowns, like Rick Astley and Sonia, or soap actors looking to break into the music business, like Kylie and Jason. But they worked with some big name established acts too, people like Bananarama and Donna Summer, who went to them because they admired their success.
This first episode focused on their early years, how they got together and some of their early singles. It went into quite a lot of technical detail, which was something different, but it was largely an exercise in ’80s music nostalgia. And, hey, I’m always up for a bit of that! Loving this, thank you Channel 5!