Frazier Chorus – Typical
Don't bore us, get to the Frazier Chorus.
Kirsty MacColl – Terry
It's one of Kirsty MacColl's greatest songs. Terry's ALL GOLD.
Bright Light Bright Light – Little Bit
Ooh-aah, just a Little Bit: the greatest pop moment of 2016.
Eg and Alice – Indian
1991: the year that wanted to sex you up. Possibly one of the reasons why Eg and Alice never troubled the charts.
Tracey Thorn – Joy
Christmas. It's for the grown-ups really, isn't it?
Billie Piper – Misfocusing
The entire pop career experience squeezed into a little under two years: it's the one and only Billie Piper!
Erasure – She Won’t Be Home
Look, we can argue about whether this is technically a hit or not until the cows come home but it might just be THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS RECORD EVER. So, um, there.
Hurts – Stay
The best wintry ballad of the decade.
Scarlet – Love Hangover
Not that Love Hangover. The other Love Hangover.
When in Rome – The Promise
In which we look at Pompous Pop and habitual doorway-leaners When in Rome.
Tasmin Archer – One More Good Night With the Boys
Never be the Next Big Thing.
Will Young – Like a River
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.
Pet Shop Boys with Kylie Minogue – In Denial
1999: Pet Shop Boys and Kylie Minogue finally get together, create stunningly beautiful song, world shrugs. That's the brutality of pop for you.
Robbie Williams – Better Man
In which Dan asks the question "Is 'Better Man' Robbie Williams' career-defining song?" Dan is American, and therefore has an entirely different perspective from the rest of us who are all shouting "NO, IT'S OBVIOUSLY ANGELS" right about now.
Buggles – Elstree
Or: How I Learned to Stop Fearing Martians and Love Synthesisers.
Sophie Ellis Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love
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.
Fruits of Passion – Kiss Me Now
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.
Kero Kero Bonito – Picture This
Joe Rivers on a cracking bit of pop that is very much built for the age we live in.
Talk Talk – My Foolish Friend
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.
The Blow Monkeys – It Pays to Belong
Hey? What did I hear you say? Yes, you're right. The Blow Monkeys were indeed amazing.