Ooh-aah, just a Little Bit: the greatest pop moment of 2016.
She's just some pop star that you used to know. As it turns out, a ruddy brilliant one.
Stewart writes about embracing the new, as long as it sounds a bit old.
Christmas. It's for the grown-ups really, isn't it?
Echoes of an era with the best person to come out of Glee.
The best wintry ballad of the decade.
In which Gloria Estefan hitches a ride with Pharrell Williams, unfortunately just before he fitted new wheels on his wagon.
My beautiful dark twisted fantasy of four top ten hits from a Brandon Flowers album.
Work hard, do good things and all your dreams will come true: not strictly the case when you're a pop star in this day and age.
She's the finest British pop star of the 21st century who keeps releasing amazing records. We're the people who don't buy enough of them and therefore we don't deserve to have nice things. Bingo! State of the charts these days EXPLAINED.
Joe Rivers on a cracking bit of pop that is very much built for the age we live in.
Brilliant song, amazing video, but Gwen Stefani can't get a hit single. Are those pesky "isms" to blame? Dan Poliak investigates.
Britney's Femme Fatale era: it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Here's the best bit.
Lily Allen - the pop star so amazing we'd have had to invent her if she didn't already exist. Here's Joe Anderton on the frankly brilliant "URL Badman".
In which Belle and Sebastian turn into Dollar for four perfect minutes.
(Mini) Viva Forever! Brand new contributor Joe Anderton with a cautionary tale of bad scheduling that consigned one of pop's most exciting new acts to the dumper.