I am really excited about this one! For the last several years, Mike at Troubled-Diva has been running a fantastic feature called Which Decade Is Tops For Pops? The format is simple: the Top 10s from today, 10 years ago, 20 years ago and so on are run against one another, one number at a time – so first we hear all the No.10s, then all the No.9s, and so on. Votes are cast, tallied, and after much horse-trading and POP SCIENCE an answer to the featured question is arrived at (Here’s the feature as, er, featured at Troubled Diva).

Summer 1960: Kids prepare to battle the future in a time-spanning pop war.

Mike isn’t blogging so much at T-D now and felt it was time to shake the Which Decade format up. He offered to do it here. Since it’s a) a great idea and b) proven excellent fun, I was absolutely delighted to agree.

So as of next week, Which Decade Is Tops For Pops? 2010 will be appearing at freakytrigger.co.uk, alongside your regular pop features. The top tens of 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 will be abasing themselves to curry YOUR favour. History lesson, all-in pop wrestle and generational WAR all in one ticktastic feature.

Quite frankly, it is going to be BRILLIANT.