The 90s dance cover version is often enough to make the blood run cold, but this one gets Stewart's pumpin'...
Hooked on classics: charting pop music's use of Symphony No.5 by Jean Sibelius. Wait, come back!
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.
This is what happens to a pop career when Life gets in the way...
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.
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.
Tanita Tikaram releases absolutely brilliant song entitled "Stop Listening". Record buyers unfortunately take it as an instruction.
The union of Frowning Concepts Terry Hall and Dave Stewart produces unexpectedly uplifting results.
In which we ask the question: are pop stars on a hiding to nothing when they borrow the title of a famous song?
Crying at the discotheque: why adding a thumping great beat to a ballad is sometimes a really good idea.
Ooh, Derek's on the 702 tip.
In which Madonna's generosity knows no bounds (wait, come back!)
Or: how to write a memorial without getting maudlin.
Stewart on the rather brilliant Horse, regional bias and the inexplicable popularity of Scooter.
Derek Crook on the poetic pop of Prince protégée Ingrid Chavez. She co-wrote Justify My Love, fact fans.
"Army of Lovers, who seemed to take the court of Louis XIV as their sartorial inspiration and a large bottle of amyl nitrite as their musical."