Episodes
Published 02/22/24
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 have loved (and perhaps more importantly not loved) from the...
Published 02/22/24
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. A week in music, a week in Annie and Nick’s lives, this is...
Published 02/15/24
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 summer. Guten tag babes x Sidetracked is all about taking a...
Published 02/08/24
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 knowing who it is and dogs of the world get ready for Dolly...
Published 02/01/24
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. Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus...
Published 01/25/24
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 Awards and has Beyonce ever eaten a jacket potato? ...
Published 01/18/24
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)... how do you bring a Rock N Roll star back to life? Sidetracked...
Published 01/11/24
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 perhaps more importantly not loved) from the world of music. A...
Published 01/04/24
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 week in music, a week in Annie and Nick’s lives, this is the...
Published 12/28/23
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. Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie Macmanus and Nick...
Published 12/21/23
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 perhaps more importantly not loved) from the world of music. A...
Published 12/14/23
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 loved) from the world of music. A week in music, a week in Annie...
Published 12/07/23
As Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ hits the big screen, Annie and Nick discuss whether concert films are the future of live music. Why can’t we get hold of Dolly Parton and who would win in a fight between Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi? Plus, Annie has joined a choir and there’s a scientific reason why the noughties are back. 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...
Published 11/30/23
Why André 3000’s flute album proves that music still needs rule breakers. Elsewhere, Annie shares her crowd surfing tactics, Drake’s back sooner than we expected and Madonna attempts to get 20,000 people to fart on demand. Plus, why people are stealing Mike Skinner's trainers. 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 Annie and Nick’s lives,...
Published 11/23/23
Diddy is in town – what’s it like to party with a mogul? Plus, is Dua Lipa the perfect popstar and why should we care about the Grammys? Get more on the Grammys here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-67381339 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 Annie and Nick’s lives, this is the destination for music and pop culture...
Published 11/16/23
Annie and Nick celebrate Missy Elliott’s brilliance as she enters the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Plus, auditioning for Coldplay’s next single and is it too early to defrost Mariah Carey? 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 Annie and Nick’s lives, this is the destination for music and pop culture lovers looking for an authentic and...
Published 11/09/23
Being a billionaire – Taylor’s version. Meanwhile Eminem has been busy making pasta sauce and a man called Elliot has discovered an interview with The Beatles that hasn’t been heard for 60 years. Plus, listener Jo from Sunderland is back from Las Vegas – she put Annie’s theory to the test… is Legoland better than the Sphere? 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...
Published 11/02/23
Who’s performing at Glastonbury 2024? Emily Eavis joins from Worthy Farm as Annie and Nick try to get the goss on next year’s headliners. Plus, the new West End run of Cabaret has had a hefty injection of pop and is Eric Cantona bigger than The Rolling Stones? 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 Annie and Nick’s lives, this is the...
Published 10/26/23
What happens when you get too close to Madonna’s fire? Annie and Nick share their experience of the opening night of The Celebration Tour. Food and TV critic Adele on what to eat and watch this week plus, dancing with avatars – are you ready to rave in the metaverse? 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 Annie and Nick’s lives, this is the...
Published 10/19/23
Madonna’s UK tour – Annie and Nick get exclusive details of what to expect from her inner circle; why Drake’s album is like ordering prawns on holiday; plus, accidentally going viral with Taylor Swift. Get more on Madonna's tour here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-67075718 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 Annie and...
Published 10/12/23
Almost meeting Elton John backstage; taking sandwiches to legendary Berlin nightclub Berghain; and U2 at the Las Vegas Sphere - does a $2.3 billion dollar venue make a gig better? 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 Annie and Nick’s lives, this is the destination for music and pop culture lovers looking for an authentic and light-hearted...
Published 10/05/23
Unbelievably, Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones has sent Annie and Nick a question for their first episode of Sidetracked; A (Doja) Cat Amongst the pigeons – what makes a good fan?; Nick channels his inner Lil Jon ahead of Usher’s Super Bowl performance; and what’s it like having Lady Gaga sing in your face? 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,...
Published 09/28/23
Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw are back together exploring the week in music for their brand new BBC podcast, Sidetracked with Annie and Nick. Whether we need to laugh, scream or clap, these two friends are with you whenever you want on BBC Sounds (or wherever you get your podcasts). Sidetracked is all about taking a look at the things Annie and Nick have loved (and perhaps more importantly not loved) from the world of music with the help of artists, industry experts and listeners. A week...
Published 09/20/23