Tina Turner – Two People
A tale of Two People: how a winning formula doesn't always, er, win.
Natalie Imbruglia – Want
I want doesn't get for Natalie Imbruglia's brilliant, searing break-up record.
Florrie – I Took a Little Something
From the file marked "Why Isn't This Person a Huge Star Yet?", it's the quite brilliant Florrie.
Tanita Tikaram – Stop Listening
Tanita Tikaram releases absolutely brilliant song entitled "Stop Listening". Record buyers unfortunately take it as an instruction.
Tori Amos – Jackie’s Strength
Crying at the discotheque: why adding a thumping great beat to a ballad is sometimes a really good idea.
Donna DeLory – Just a Dream
In which Madonna's generosity knows no bounds (wait, come back!)
Cyndi Lauper – Into the Nightlife
2008, and Cyndi Lauper hits the dance floor with predictably brilliant results.
Akiko – Waters of March
Breathtakingly exciting giggly jazz-pop courtesy of Akiko and Swing Out Sister.
Rachel Stevens – Nothing Good About This Goodbye
Niall asks the most important question in pop: what happened to Rachel Stevens' career?
Diana Ross – No One Gets the Prize
Niall takes us back to the last days of disco, and Diana Ross isn't going down without a fight...
Ute Lemper – Passionate Fight
This isn't going to be standard confessional pop - if anything it's pop as evidence.
Vanessa Paradis – Love Song
Another in our occasional "let's restart Emma Bunton's pop career" posts, this time courtesy of a très bon Vanessa Paradis number.
Carly Simon – Let the River Run
To quote Patrick Juvet, I love America. And to quote Madonna, I love New York. For a person from a small town in Scotland, it was a place I’d only ever […]
Ingrid Chavez – Heaven Must Be Near
Derek Crook on the poetic pop of Prince protégée Ingrid Chavez. She co-wrote Justify My Love, fact fans.
Claire Hamill – Ultraviolet Light
We’ve already discussed, on numerous occasions, the sad demise of physical singles and bemoaned the loss of their many secondary pleasures. No more ruinously creased ‘giant’ posters folded countless times to […]
Lisa Lougheed – Run With Us
Raccoons: carriers of rabies AND amazing pop tunes.
Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning
Cast your mind back to 2008/09; 80s synth pop revivalism was at its height and it seemed every act (new or established) was trying on a shiny synth style in […]
Belinda Carlisle – Fool For Love
Sometimes I really do wonder what goes on when record company types are trying to decide on what singles to pick from an album. It is, of course, a very […]
Becky Hill – Losing
We exist in an odd time in the pop industry. In a post-recession world, money talks. Decisions at [insert record company here] are made with one eye on the bottom line rather than […]
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
This week, a good friend pointed out that I may just be the only person in the UK who even knows that Glee is currently playing out its final few episodes […]