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Category: Male Solo

John Grant – Glacier

Six months in and it has become fairly clear that here at Into the Popvoid we don’t seem to spend a lot of time talking about boys. Or male pop […]

Preston – Dressed to Kill

Over the years, the relationship between reality TV and the pop charts has been a bit of a rollercoaster to say the least. Most obviously, there’s the endless parade of […]

Sting – We’ll Be Together

Why does everyone hate Sting? Ok, let me re-phrase that. Why did British singles buyers hate Sting? One more question and then I’ll move on to make my point. How […]

Thomas Dolby – Silk Pyjamas

You know when you really, really want to like a pop star but you can’t quite get your head around what they’re doing? This was the situation I found myself […]

Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl

Fortune does not always favor the overly-ambitious, particularly when it comes to film and TV actors who want to be pop stars. For every Kylie Minogue, emerging from the protective […]

Thomas Holm – Nitten

Pop music is a bit of an international form of communication isn’t it? A catchy tune is something that everyone can enjoy, regardless of language or cultural differences. Of course that […]

Marc Almond – Meet Me in My Dream

I don’t know whether it’s getting older that does this to a person, but the ten years between Soft Cell‘s Non Stop Erotic Cabaret and Marc Almond‘s Tenement Symphony seem to […]

Erik Hassle – No Words

There’s a school of thinking that says Scandinavian pop is the best kind of pop, and with Måns Zelmerlöw taking the Eurovision trophy back to Stockholm for the second time […]

Black – The Big One

Woe betide the sensitive male crooner in 1988. In a pop landscape where lyrical depth didn’t go much further than “Tay tay tay tay tay-tay tay-tay tay tay tay”, any man with a faintly hangdog […]

Scott Walker – The Seventh Seal

Some pop stars play the game for their entire careers – having figured out their sound, they tend not to deviate too far from it for fear of alienating their […]

Barry Manilow – Daybreak

One of the joys of being little is that you have absolutely no idea about concepts of cool. I’ve tried to retain that in my adult life, believing that if you […]

Philip Jap – Save Us

For many years I’ve traded on being a walking 1980s encyclopaedia, and then the other day a pal destroyed my entire world by mentioning an artist I’d never heard of […]

Randy Newman – Short People

What makes a song so horrific or offensive that is worthy of being banned from radio airwaves? In the UK, it has been a variety of things, from singing in […]

Robert Palmer – You Are In My System

It’s pretty clear I’m definitely ‘one of them’. And by ‘one of them’ I mean I have a natural tendency to prefer female voices when it comes to my favourite […]

Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love

If you’re a pop fan of a certain age, raised on the standard single-or-two-then-the-album release pattern, then the modern world is a very confusing place to be. Since the digital […]

Josh Rouse – Winter in the Hamptons

I spent almost ten years of my life working in record shops – mostly the Virgin Megastore on Buchanan Street in Glasgow, and for much of that time I was based firmly […]

Madeon ft Kyan – You’re On

Before the days of ‘Little Monsters’, HypeMachine, and VEVOLift (an impressive rebranding of the term ‘advertising’,) if you wanted to be a popstar you had to pay your dues as […]