Sidetracked with Annie and Nick

Sidetracked with Annie and Nick

For music and pop culture lovers looking for an authentic and light-hearted take on the week in music… with broadcasters and music fanatics Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw

Episodes

April 11, 2024 32 mins

Courtney Love reviews Grimmy's karaoke rendition of ‘Celebrity Skin’. Elsewhere, humility in Hip Hop - J Cole has stepped up (then right back down again) with his Kendrick diss track. Plus, Billie Eilish is back, Annie needs help soothing her Glastonbury anxiety and our favourite pop star's biggest regrets. Get in touch with Annie and Nick! If you’re over 16 WhatsApp 079700 82700 or email sidetracked@bbc.co.uk Sidetracked is...

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Yeehaw or No Ma'am? Comedian Munya Chawawa joins Nick Grimshaw as they explore Beyoncé’s new album ‘Cowboy Carter’ - from Stevie Wonder’s harmonica to recruiting the horse on the cover. Elsewhere, Eminem’s pranking his fans for April Fool’s Day and Nicki Minaj puts her audience on the spot. Plus, why did Snoop Dogg order 200 towels, who fell asleep at The Rolling Stones and do you know every lyric to one song? Get in touch with...

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Beef is on the menu for Kendrick Lamar – do Drake and J Cole still have a seat at the table? Elsewhere, how Coronation Street helped David Bowie on tour and listener Jake proposes a solution for musicians on streaming. Plus, DJing and self-worth - Annie and Nick dissect what it’s really like to be behind the decks. Get in touch with Annie and Nick! If you’re over 16 WhatsApp 079700 82700 or email sidetracked@bbc.co.uk Sidetr...

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Pop star conspiracy theories with comedian Joanne McNally who joins Sidetracked to talk about ‘Who Replaced Avril Lavigne?’ Elsewhere, Annie and Nick stand up for SZA as they react to the Glastonbury Headliners and Raye ‘hits the ground sprinting’ as she makes her O2 Arena debut. Plus, advice from Ariana Grande’s grandma and Justin Timberlake’s questionable snacks. Get in touch with Annie and Nick! If you’re over 16 WhatsApp 079...

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This Barbie won an Oscar – from Billie Eilish to Ryan Gosling, was the success of the Barbie album a one-off or the new way of making soundtracks? Elsewhere, Madonna has the perfect recipe to send fans into a frenzy and Elton John tours with cardboard cutouts of his family. Plus, how a smoke machine, choreography, a hydraulic stage (and saké) elevated Grimmy’s greatest ever karaoke performance. Sidetracked is all about taking a ...

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Can you train the perfect popstar? As K-pop artists dominate global charts, Annie and Nick discuss why the genre has become so successful. Elsewhere, Rihanna has come out of retirement to perform at a billionaire’s wedding and the MTV EMA’s are coming to a Co-Op near you. Plus, why AI generated music can’t make us cry like James Blake. Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have lov...

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March 3, 2024 26 mins

Recorded in the back of a cab on the way from The O2 to an after party, Annie and Nick have all the goss from this year’s BRIT Awards.

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Want Lady Gaga's skin? Annie and guest co-host Josh Widdicombe have the what's what on Fortnite Festival. Meanwhile, the V&A is looking for a Taylor Swift superfan advisor and Solange is making music for the tuba. Plus, IDLES have gone to Number 1 and LCD Soundsystem are hiring local baristas to make them coffee on tour. Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and perh...

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Training Season’s over - is Dua Lipa coming for Sporty Spice’s crown? Guest co-host Melanie C and Nick discuss the pressures of being a global popstar. From face tattoos to teddy bears, Eminem delves into stan culture and Lil Jon really has released a meditation album. Plus, Melanie addresses the rumours of a Spice Girls revival at Glastonbury. Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw...

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From Usher’s roller-skating to Beyonce’s surprise country drop, Nick and guest co-host Joy Crookes have all the goss from the Super Bowl halftime show. Plus, J-Lo thinks she may have peaked and Lil Jon is making meditation music. Elsewhere, a fan pops (a baby) for Pink. Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and perhaps more importantly not loved) from the world of music...

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From Dua Lipa’s opening medley to Jay-Z's acceptance speech, Miley’s effortless charisma to THAT Joni Mitchell performance - Annie and Nick have all the goss from this year’s Grammys. Plus, BBC Music Correspondent Mark Savage helps us understand why we can’t hear Taylor Swift’s music on TikTok anymore. Elsewhere, Annie and Nick give their Super Bowl halftime show predictions and Adele’s invited everyone round to hers in Munich this...

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Charli XCX for president? Annie and Nick say “yay” or “nay” to her new marketing ideas including a Winona moment, potential piercings and a presidential campaign. As a report into misogyny in the music industry is published, Annie shares her thoughts and talks about what it was like giving evidence at the House of Commons. Plus, beef is on the menu – from Justin and Britney to Nicki and Megan. Elsewhere, listening to music without ...

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From RAYE and Dua Lipa to Little Simz and Yussef Dayes - the nominations for this year’s Brit Awards have been announced. Annie and Nick share their favourite stories (or the ones they can remember) from the biggest night in British music. Plus, Madonna’s running late - how long are you prepared to wait for your favourite popstar to go on stage? Elsewhere, Annie attempts to teach Nick some rhythm with her son’s toy mixer. Sidetr...

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Annie and Nick celebrate radio royalty and trailblazer, Annie Nightingale, sharing some of their favourite stories of Radio 1’s first female presenter – including Glastonbury with the Happy Mondays, gatecrashing Lily Allen’s baby shower and getting her first tattoo. Plus, big comebacks for Ariana Grande and Lil Nas X but are there any new ideas left for music videos? Elsewhere, how Coolio helped find a missing tooth at the Brit Awa...

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From the red carpet to the hotel bin – the highs and lows of the Golden Globes including Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez and Mark Ronson. Elsewhere, female artists dominated the charts in 2023 but what’s it really like to be a woman in dance music? DJ and presenter Jaguar shares some shocking stats and Annie reflects on her own experiences. Plus, Nick has sent an email to Barack Obama and Elvis is back in the building (sort of)... ho...

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New year… new music - which artists should we be excited about in 2024? Elsewhere, the dangers of listening to Rosalia with your mum and there’s a notable omission from Obama’s favourite songs of the last 12 months. Plus, Andre 3000 impersonates water and why do loads of people on TikTok think Nick went out with Taylor Swift? Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and pe...

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December 28, 2023 32 mins

Annie and Nick reflect on the year in music with the help of your voicenotes. What was it like meeting Debbie Harry backstage at Glastonbury and why was Annie mistaken for Harry Styles? Plus, Shakira’s jam, Kylie’s ‘Padam’ and the most unexpected moments of 2023. Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and perhaps more importantly not loved) from the world of music. A wee...

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It’s Christmas! 50 years on, Noddy Holder shares his key ingredients for a successful Christmas Number 1, but does reaching the festive top spot set you up life? Drama, performance and passion – Olly Alexander promises to bring all three to Eurovision 2024 and he shares a snippet of the song with Annie and Nick. Plus, Nick gives his hot take on SAULT’s first ever gig and the saga of the flying socks continues.

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Lily Allen has the biggest Christmas song of the 21st century by a British artist but does she regret getting Nick to delete it 10 years ago? Ashes to ashes, socks to socks – Tate McRae is the latest popstar to be hit by something thrown on stage. Plus, life lessons from Adele and what to expect from SAULT’s first ever gig. Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and perh...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (Number 1) - Cher’s thrown her hat into the ring. What do people listening to music in Berkeley have in common? Plus, Annie and Nick remember the brilliance of Shane MacGowan and please can everyone stop sharing their most listened to songs of the year? Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and perhaps more importantly not lov...

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