Back in 2007, the stale, repetitive, R&B-dominated charts was subjected to quite an earthquake. That earthquake cam in the form of bubble-gum pop and glam-pop; in hibernation for many years, the genre itself is like a volcano - it will not die down for very long.
The last time glam-pop dominated the charts was back in the 70's, with a few major hits on the 80's, but then synth-Britannia put a cork on the 12-inch heels, the big hair, the glittery flares, the raging falsettos and tight leather trousers and the list goes on.
Come the beginning of 2007, it looked to be a similarly dull year, with the launch of Leona Lewis' solo career thanks to the Christmas #1 being 'Bleeding Love' (who knew back then the Excrement Factor would become the force it is today?), but then along came Mika; he paved the gateway for many more like him - aswell as bringing the Scissor Sisters' back bigger than ever - thanks to the more welcome sound after their rocky UK start. Whether you like them or not, both Mika and the Scissor Sisters were huge turning point for reviving the recycled garbage in the charts.