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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

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Recent Episodes of Sidetracked with Annie and Nick


Pop Star Jealousy, Adele’s Singing Tips and Brilliant Billie Eilish

Pop Star Jealousy, Adele’s Singing Tips and Brilliant Billie Eilish

From Lil Nas X to Charli XCX - which pop stars are jealous of each other? Elsewhere, Adele’s got some advice on how to be better at karaoke, interviews gone wrong and Billie Eilish’s album is finally here. Plus, performing on stage with your other half and an unexpected guest from Washington. Get in touch with Annie and Nick! If you’re over 16 WhatsApp 079700 82700 or email sidetracked@bbc.co.uk 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...

Episode 23 May 2024 31m and 23s


Supporting Olivia Rodrigo, Nightclub Watermelon and The Reality of Eurovision

Supporting Olivia Rodrigo, Nightclub Watermelon and The Reality of Eurovision

Supporting the biggest artists in the world – Remi Wolf on touring with Olivia Rodrigo and Annie relives DJing before Harry Styles. Elsewhere, what happens when entertainment and politics collide? Mark Savage tells us how it felt to be in Sweden for Eurovision. Plus, from Childish Gambino to child locks – Annie and Nick discuss this week’s best new music. Get in touch with Annie and Nick! If you’re over 16 WhatsApp 079700 82700 or email sidetracked@bbc.co.uk Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and perhaps more importantly not loved) f...

Episode 16 May 2024 33m and 54s


Eurovision Afterparties, Co-op Live and Simon Cowell’s Hula Hoops

Eurovision Afterparties, Co-op Live and Simon Cowell’s Hula Hoops

How debauched are Eurovision afterparties? Are Kendrick and Drake the new Blur and Oasis? What was it like being a judge on The X Factor? Listeners set the agenda in a Q&A special. Elsewhere, Nick explores a career in funeral care and Annie wants to turn her kitchen into a nightclub. Plus, there’s something Cheryl has never tried. Get in touch with Annie and Nick! If you’re over 16 WhatsApp 079700 82700 or email sidetracked@bbc.co.uk. Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and perhaps more importantly not...

Episode 9 May 2024 31m and 16s


AI Pop Stars, Elusive Rihanna and Does BPM Affect Mood?

AI Pop Stars, Elusive Rihanna and Does BPM Affect Mood?

Does BPM affect mood? In the wake of Chechnya banning music that’s too fast or too slow, Annie and Nick call in the experts from ‘Switched On Pop’ for help. Elsewhere, two AI popstars guest host the podcast and why peanut butter is perfect lyrical content. Plus, place your bets on whether we’ll ever get new Rihanna. Get in touch with Annie and Nick! If you’re over 16 WhatsApp 079700 82700 or email sidetracked@bbc.co.uk Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and perhaps more importantly not loved) fro...

Episode 2 May 2024 27m and 40s


Double Taylor Swift, Resurrecting Rappers and the Northern Graceland

Double Taylor Swift, Resurrecting Rappers and the Northern Graceland

31 tracks and over 2 hours – is Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ proof that albums are getting longer? Elsewhere, why Grimmy is on the news in India and Drake’s brought Tupac back to life. Plus, an apology to Mrs Blobby and recruiting for a Harry Styles tour guide. Get in touch with Annie and Nick! If you’re over 16 WhatsApp 079700 82700 or email sidetracked@bbc.co.uk 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 week in music, a week in An...

Episode 25 April 2024 34m and 16s


Coachella Highs (and Lows), Amy Winehouse Biopic and Cardi B’s Driving School

Coachella Highs (and Lows), Amy Winehouse Biopic and Cardi B’s Driving School

A nightmare DJ set, influencer Olympics and the return of Will Smith – the highs and lows of Coachella’s opening weekend. Elsewhere, the Amy Winehouse biopic ‘Back to Black’ was released to mixed reviews but is it too soon for a film like this? Plus, driving lessons with Cardi B, rap beef gone panto and listener Bally might have ruined Annie’s Glastonbury set. Get in touch with Annie and Nick! If you’re over 16 WhatsApp 079700 82700 or email sidetracked@bbc.co.uk Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and perhaps...

Episode 18 April 2024 31m and 31s


Courtney Love’s Karaoke, Humility in Hip Hop and Pop Star Regrets

Courtney Love’s Karaoke, Humility in Hip Hop and Pop Star Regrets

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 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 week in music, a week...

Episode 11 April 2024 32m and 1s


Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter, Eminem’s April Fool and Special Guest Munya Chawawa

Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter, Eminem’s April Fool and Special Guest Munya Chawawa

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 Annie and Nick! If you’re over 16 WhatsApp 079700 82700 or email sidetracked@bbc.co.uk Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the thi...

Episode 4 April 2024 33m and 43s


Kendrick vs Drake, DJing Dilemmas and Bowie’s TV Habits

Kendrick vs Drake, DJing Dilemmas and Bowie’s TV Habits

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 Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and perhaps more importantly not loved) from t...

Episode 28 March 2024 30m and 54s


Make Way For Raye, Glastonbury Headliners and Pop Star Conspiracies

Make Way For Raye, Glastonbury Headliners and Pop Star Conspiracies

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 079700 82700 or email sidetracked@bbc.co.uk Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw have loved (and perhaps more importantly not loved) from th...

Episode 21 March 2024 35m and

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