In which Kate Bush makes us all want to tuck into a bowl of Fruit 'n Fibre with our BARE HANDS.
30 years may have passed, but I'm pretty certain I could say "everybody Wang Chung tonight" out loud and most people would know what I was talking about. Right?
1981 and 1982 - are they the MOST EXCITING years in pop? Spoiler: yes, yes they are.
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.
In which we ask the question: why did nobody admit to liking Matt Bianco at the time, when they were in fact dead good?
Quite how we've got this far without covering one of pop's most successful guiding lights is beyond me, but here she is, finally: the irresistible Cathy Dennis!
You've had your chance, now we've got the mandate. If you've changed your mind, I'm afraid it's too late.
From the file marked "Bands we never quite got round to buying even though they were dead good" - it's the amazing Dubstar.
The final (proper) single from Bucks Fizz, and if you ask me they saved the best for last.
A straight to the bargain bin bomb from the end of an era. Shouldn't be fabulous but is.
I had great expectations for this song, but not even Great Expectations could make it a hit. More Music for Spies, this time from the really very good Mono.
Two years prior to "Snobbery & Decay", Thomas Leer was out-blowing the Blow Monkeys with the string and saxophone drenched "No 1".
Everybody loves a happy ending, but for the longest time it looked like Tears for Fears weren't going to get one.
Welcome to the club, Swing Out Sister.
When we last bumped into the Human League, they were on the verge of great things. We now rejoin them on the brink of disaster. Hooray!
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!
Niall on the 'Nile. It had to happen eventually.
1988, and Five Star become a Leather Proposition.