Stewart, in addition to being an awful lot pop, is also a little bit country. Here he is on one of the genre's finest, Brandy Clark.
Stewart writes about embracing the new, as long as it sounds a bit old.
Stewart on the Revenge Release: artist left your label for pastures new? Just plunder their back catalogue.
1999: Pet Shop Boys and Kylie Minogue finally get together, create stunningly beautiful song, world shrugs. That's the brutality of pop for you.
In the scramble for limited chart spaces someone always gets left behind - so while their contemporaries raced ahead, Fruits of Passion never really got off the starting blocks. Which is, as we shall see, a massive shame.
They may have been label-mates with Duran Duran, but while Le Bon and co. jetted off to tropical climes for their videos, Talk Talk got a Super Saver to Halifax. Amazing.
1981 and 1982 - are they the MOST EXCITING years in pop? Spoiler: yes, yes they are.
Quite how we've got this far without covering one of pop's most successful guiding lights is beyond me, but here she is, finally: the irresistible Cathy Dennis!
Australia: REALLY good at pop. We shall be spending more time there...
The 90s dance cover version is often enough to make the blood run cold, but this one gets Stewart's pumpin'...
1981. There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?
No more champagne and the fireworks are through - the holiday season may be over, but Stewart can still spare a thought for a song that was lost in the Christmas rush 34 years ago.
Coshed by a Blunt instrument, Tom Baxter's "My Declaration" could find a second life as a winner's song...
Pop abhors a vacuum, so it's a brave person who takes five years to follow up their debut album. Stewart on the bulletproof (but not time-proof) La Roux.
Stewart on the rather brilliant Horse, regional bias and the inexplicable popularity of Scooter.
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