There have been a few exciting pop reunions of late, but there are comebacks and then there is the pure unadulterated disco magic that is eighties-heaven-tastic Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan - or Scott and Charlene, however you chose to remember them.
When news reached Grazia HQ that the most wondrous pop pairing of them all would be taking to the stage once more, some of us – early teenyboppers around the glorious period of 1988 – were simply beside ourselves.
The dream duo has yet to confirm which of their chart-toppers they will treat us to (surely it can only be Especially For You? Please, if there is a God in heaven, let it be so!) but it will be quite the spectacle when the Stock Aitken and Waterman gang, including Bananarama, Rick Astley and Sinitta travel through time to perform a special concert in Hyde Park in July.
Certain performers may need to let their stibe washed jeans out an inch or two, but on the whole time has been kind to the old gang (the less said about Jason’s new hair plugs the better).
Granted, Ms Minogue and Mr Donovan had their critics back in the day, but even those who claimed the synthesised sounds of SAW was not ‘proper’ music found their toes tapping to the endless stream of infectious bubble gum wonder hits that unquestionably ruled the charts throughout the 1980s.
“I’ve been saying no for years to a Hit Factory concert,” says Pete Waterman who is celebrating 25 years of his label, “But now the timing feels right.” Oh it does, Pete, it so does!
And since he scored more than 100 top 40 singles in the late 1980’s and 1990s, including classics like You Spin Me Round and Never Gonna Give You Up, we predict no dull moments at this concert.
Dig out those ra-ra skirts and start counting down the days, ladies…