In which familiarité breeds contentement.
Ooh-aah, just a Little Bit: the greatest pop moment of 2016.
Probably the best record ever made about the fuzziness of falling in love.
My beautiful dark twisted fantasy of four top ten hits from a Brandon Flowers album.
"DanceMusicSexRomance" - it's Dan's go-to Prince tune (and also his to-do list for Saturday nights).
Work hard, do good things and all your dreams will come true: not strictly the case when you're a pop star in this day and age.
In which Dan asks the question "Is 'Better Man' Robbie Williams' career-defining song?" Dan is American, and therefore has an entirely different perspective from the rest of us who are all shouting "NO, IT'S OBVIOUSLY ANGELS" right about now.
Paul Simon - probably the first artist who made me sit up and think "this music lark is definitely for me".
When a fourth musical Gibb brother appeared, America was like "OMG YES", but over here we were more "we'll just leave it, thanks" - which was patently a mistake because "Shadow Dancing" is absolutely bloody amazing.
Two years prior to "Snobbery & Decay", Thomas Leer was out-blowing the Blow Monkeys with the string and saxophone drenched "No 1".
Billy Joel ropes in Cyndi Lauper for a bit of help on this anthem for the emotionally repressed. AMAZING.
I briefly considered adding a category of "Frog Solo" for this post, but it's a fairly small genre to be honest. Here's Kermit with one of the best Christmas songs EVER.
Derek shares his love for "Christmas in the Room" by yuletide enthusiast Sufjan Stevens. A slightly less frantic way of saying "All I want for Christmas is you".
Hook filled delirious pop? Keep your eye on the Sparro.
Coshed by a Blunt instrument, Tom Baxter's "My Declaration" could find a second life as a winner's song...