Hooked on classics: charting pop music's use of Symphony No.5 by Jean Sibelius. Wait, come back!
Niall on the 'Nile. It had to happen eventually.
It's 1989 and Liza Minnelli issues an apology.
Pop stars: leading more interesting lives than you and I since, well, forever.
1988, and Five Star become a Leather Proposition.
I have a terrible track record when it comes to predicting the Next Big Thing. Karen Ramirez was my pick for 1998, and it didn't turn out very well.
Summer is coming.
Billy Joel ropes in Cyndi Lauper for a bit of help on this anthem for the emotionally repressed. AMAZING.
We now return to the bottomless well that is Atmospheric French Pop.
This is what happens to a pop career when Life gets in the way...
Very few people would make you wait fifty years for their best record. But that's exactly what Dame Shirley Bassey did.
First there was the Power Ballad. And then, thanks to Alphaville, came the NUCLEAR POWER BALLAD.
Girl Power, a decade early: it's the brilliant Mint Juleps.
It's the ITP countdown of the year. Hooray!
Behold! Into the Popvoid's Single of the Year for 2015: the very wonderful St. Lucia and the amazing "Dancing on Glass".
We've all woken up in a stranger's bed with a sense of deep shame. Only The Divine Comedy would dare set that to an orchestra.
I briefly considered adding a category of "Frog Solo" for this post, but it's a fairly small genre to be honest. Here's Kermit with one of the best Christmas songs EVER.
Disturbing talk of blindfolds! Family trauma! CHIME-Y BITS! It's a Mew Christmas... *books flight to Denmark*
Gosh, "You Don't Own Me" is everywhere right now isn't it? Therefore it's the perfect time for Into the Popvoid to salute Lesley Gore, writer of this fabulous, heartbreaking and revealing melodramatic masterpiece.
Christmas time is here -and there's no better way to kick it off than with a faintly depressing song about snowfall not amounting to very much. The gorgeous, timeless and plain brilliant Just Like Christmas by Low.