Jill Jones - she's bilingual but not single. It's 1987 and all over the world the completely amazing Prince-helmed "Mia Bocca" fails to be a smash hit. Tut.
It's 1989 and Liza Minnelli issues an apology.
Updating the sentiment of "Wham! Rap" for Melodifestivalen 2014, it's Sweden's Ace Wilder - she takes pleasure in leisure and believes in joy...
Here's a little story and you're sure to like it - Dan Poliak on everyone's homegirl, Paula Abdul.
Dramatic synth-pop from a 6'2" Scandinavian songstress. Where do I sign up?
I have a terrible track record when it comes to predicting the Next Big Thing. Karen Ramirez was my pick for 1998, and it didn't turn out very well.
We now return to the bottomless well that is Atmospheric French Pop.
New contributor Elliot on one of our finest pop-stars-in-waiting, it's the very lovely Tanya Lacey.
This is what happens to a pop career when Life gets in the way...
Great Britain joined the European Union in 1973. Perhaps one day pop will get that memo.
Very few people would make you wait fifty years for their best record. But that's exactly what Dame Shirley Bassey did.
Everyone likes Carly Rae Jepsen, but apparently only for one single per album. Luke explains why that's a terrible mistake.
Gosh, "You Don't Own Me" is everywhere right now isn't it? Therefore it's the perfect time for Into the Popvoid to salute Lesley Gore, writer of this fabulous, heartbreaking and revealing melodramatic masterpiece.
U OK HUN? Is the pop star Christmas album really a cry for help?
Joe Rivers on Sky Ferreira, Miley culture and one of the best singles of the decade so far.
It's the biggest test of pop snobbery there is: can you admit to liking a Paris Hilton record? We can.
Because sometimes there's nothing better than a cheap fix of dirty electronic pop.
1978's Hammer Horror - one of the few occasions on which we decided Kate Bush was just a little too strange for the charts.
A tale of revenge which is, quite literally, smashing.
Do you believe in life after "Believe"?