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Category: 1990s

Banderas – She Sells

Banderas were about as close as we ever got to a female Pet Shop Boys – not that I recall anyone asking for such a thing – and they were potentially a […]

Jill Sobule – Supermodel

Sometimes I think I take pop a bit too seriously, because it irks me to this day that Jill Sobule isn’t a superstar. In the mid-nineties I was briefly part […]

Boy George – Il Adore

As the lead singer, chief songwriter and the undoubted creative force behind Culture Club, Boy George became one of the most iconic and commercially successful artists of the 1980s, scoring […]

Saint Etienne – Nothing Can Stop Us

If I had a lab and made a pop group in a sort of Weird Science-y way, Saint Etienne is what I would come up with. When I chanced upon Foxbase Alpha in 1991 I […]

Mylène Farmer – Désenchantée

We return now to the realm of French pop and its undisputed queen, Mylene Farmer. Were you inclined to put Madonna and Pet Shop Boys into a blender and blitz on full power […]

The Other Two – Selfish

There are perhaps no words in pop more terrifying than Side Project. A side project occurs when one or more members of a successful band form another one in between […]

Betsy Cook – Love is the Groove

Sometimes, even when you make a really great album, have a bit of a marketing budget, get a modicum of radio play and have a label willing to put out […]

Susanna Hoffs – My Side of the Bed

A certain type of person will thrill with anticipation when they look at a song’s credits and see the names Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, because they know that unless things have gone horribly, […]

Sarah Cracknell – Ready or Not

Solo careers are a tricky thing – just ask Rachel Stevens. Sometimes people go it alone purely for purposes of artistic expression, sometimes they’re refugees from a recently imploded band, and sometimes they’ve […]

Frazier Chorus – Nothing

Frazier Chorus, we hardly knew thee. Gosh, remember the trend for slightly fey indie bands discovering drugs and going a bit dancey? It was quite the thing in the early […]

Betty Boo – Hangover

  It’s fair to say that in 1993 there weren’t many people clamouring for a Betty Boo country single. Less charitable folk would say there weren’t many people clamouring for […]

Roxette – You Don’t Understand Me

The reason why this song wasn’t a hit is because Roxette were deeply, deeply unfashionable at the time of its release – though there is a strong case to be made […]