Pic: Hanna Hiller

It's been a month since Radio 1 disc jockey Annie Mac first played The Human Stone, a 100% amazing song that as of today still isn't offi­cially available, in which cel­eb­rated pop per­son­al­ity KDA:

  • Gets some old Human League music (in this case the Sheffield funsters' 8000-year-old The Sound Of The Crowd)
  • Chucks some not-quite-so-old Angie Stone vocals over the top (he's gone for Wish I Didn't Miss You)
  • 'Totally comes up with the goods'

…like it's 2002 or something.

If you remember 2002 slightly better than Anne-Marie, which is to say perhaps you are a little bit older than Anne-Marie, or perhaps you aren't but simply have access to things like 'Wikipedia', you will know all about this sort of one-song-on-top-of-another thing.

You'll know FOR INSTANCE that the Sugababes staged one of the most daring and exciting girlband comebacks of all time by covering one of these mashups. You'll also know that the following year Liberty X had a hit by covering a soul lady on top of a Human League song.

For reasons unknown The Human Stone hasn't yet been properly released, which if nothing else is just the height of bad manners. This song deserves more than to live out its days trapped in a dodgy YouTube rip. So let's all start 2019 as we mean to go on — by peti­tion­ing our local MPs for this song's release, either by KDA himself or in a slightly watered down version by a strug­gling pop group.

Thanks AND THANKS ONLY to Popjustice's campaign, it looks like the song is now getting released. You are welcome.