1988, and Five Star become a Leather Proposition.
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.
1981. There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?
Great Britain joined the European Union in 1973. Perhaps one day pop will get that memo.
First there was the Power Ballad. And then, thanks to Alphaville, came the NUCLEAR POWER BALLAD.
Dan Poliak, invoking the memory of the Spice Girls to make a point about AC/DC and the Fist Pump Anthem. Business as usual then.
Girl Power, a decade early: it's the brilliant Mint Juleps.
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.
Derek would rather Fleetwood Mac than jack.
Danny Wilson and the problem with perfection - how Mary's Prayer turned into a curse.
A tale of Two People: how a winning formula doesn't always, er, win.
Now That's What I Call Stalking.
Filthy German cake-based Hi-NRG from the man they called Fancy. Fancy that!
A spot of religious ecstasy from a band whose fondness for exclamation marks is rivalled only by Shania Twain.
Dan Poliak on Young MC, rap's big breakthrough and Bette Midler samples.
To quote Patrick Juvet, I love America. And to quote Madonna, I love New York. For a person from a small town in Scotland, it was a place I’d only ever […]
Saddled with the worst name in pop history, that didn't stop the Dolly Dots from conquering Europe.
We’ve already discussed, on numerous occasions, the sad demise of physical singles and bemoaned the loss of their many secondary pleasures. No more ruinously creased ‘giant’ posters folded countless times to […]