Fun fact! This was probably the song that started off the whole Into the Popvoid concept. I've been bitter about Turn it Into Love's non-single status for 28 years.
Every chirpy pop star must at some point become a Frowning Concept (thank you Neil Tennant for that phrase), and Gina G's turn came with this lovely dreamy ballad. Note also cut-price version of Kylie's "Put Yourself in My Place" video.
Brilliant song, amazing video, but Gwen Stefani can't get a hit single. Are those pesky "isms" to blame? Dan Poliak investigates.
In which bubbly pop princess Debbie Gibson attempts to grow up a bit and is roundly rejected because we are all TERRIBLE PEOPLE.
Britney's Femme Fatale era: it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Here's the best bit.
In which Kate Bush makes us all want to tuck into a bowl of Fruit 'n Fibre with our BARE HANDS.
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".
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!
That peculiar time when Debbie Harry became Deborah for a bit, roped in PWL for a remix and very few people cared. Sigh.
Chaka plays pop.
In which Dan asks the question "do singles even exist anymore?" The short answer is of course "no, not really and we sort of have Beyoncé to thank for it". But we'll let him delve a little deeper via discussion of the unbridled filth-fest that is "Ego".
From "Play With Me" - the decade's other great lost pop album - it's Lene from out of Aqua with the quite frankly terrific 2003 flop "Pretty Young Thing".
It's 1974 and Donna Summer, prior to becoming the first lady of everything, speaks out on terrorism and police incompetence. Wait, come back!
Ah, the long-distance love song. Where would pop be without telephone operators who can't do their job properly?
1988 is a long time ago now, but I'm still driving in the rush hour.
Everyone wants to be a Disney princess. Especially our American correspondent Dan Poliak. He's almost there!
In which Whigfield, the generally-a-bit-rubbish "Saturday Night" hitmaker, returns with an actual cracking number under her proper name.
A straight to the bargain bin bomb from the end of an era. Shouldn't be fabulous but is.
The curse of the single from the greatest hits album strikes again! It's the incomparable Olivia Newton John, not singing about bondage despite what the title would have you believe.
The gist: in 2001 Cyndi Lauper made the album of her career but unless you lived in Japan or were willing to spend an insane amount of money on the import, you didn't get to hear it. This was a COLOSSAL SHAME.