Way back when, when I left the country, one motivation was the excreble quality of the pop music, boy bands like Take That for example. I pop back for a couple of days and who is top of he charts? Yes, Take That.
TAKE That tonight clinched top spot in the singles charts and proved that their revival shows no sign of faltering.
The reformed boy band's latest release, Shine, jumped nine places to knock Ruby by the Kaiser Chiefs into second.
Take That's album, Beautiful World, and previous single, Patience, which scooped a Best British Single Award at the Brits, have also both reached number one in the charts.
On Friday, the 22 dates for their Beautiful World arena tour sold out in record time.
Six extra nights have been added to meet the demand from fans who want to see the quartet.
Fortunately I have a ticket out of here tomorrow.