Yes, it is that Running Up That Hill.
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.
The best wintry ballad of the decade.
Not that Love Hangover. The other Love Hangover.
1999: Pet Shop Boys and Kylie Minogue finally get together, create stunningly beautiful song, world shrugs. That's the brutality of pop for you.
Or: How I Learned to Stop Fearing Martians and Love Synthesisers.
One of those bands that made you feel a bit clever for liking them, Red Box made a classic debut album which flopped terribly - and, as it turns out, quite unnecessarily. Thanks, record label types!
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?
(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.
Sort of a discussion about how versions are very important to die-hard pop fans, but mainly about how brilliant "Out of Touch" is.
It's our 300th entry Into the Popvoid, and that calls for an apocalyptic Pet Shop Boys banger. If you've done nothing wrong you've got nothing to fear...
Why do some pop stars only ever seem to have hits here with duets or movie themes? It's all so unfair.
Pop: expressing how we feel so we don't have to. Thank goodness for that.
They sold more albums than Kate Bush or Tears for Fears in 1989, but will anybody these days admit to buying a London Boys record? I will, obviously.
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.
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.
A magnificent entry in our occasional 'Crying at the Discoteque' series, Niki & The Dove's "DJ, Ease My Mind" demonstrates why Scandinavians do pop better than just about anyone.
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?