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Category: Pop music

Robbie Williams – Better Man

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.

Sophie Ellis Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love

She's the finest British pop star of the 21st century who keeps releasing amazing records. We're the people who don't buy enough of them and therefore we don't deserve to have nice things. Bingo! State of the charts these days EXPLAINED.

Fruits of Passion – Kiss Me Now

In the scramble for limited chart spaces someone always gets left behind - so while their contemporaries raced ahead, Fruits of Passion never really got off the starting blocks. Which is, as we shall see, a massive shame.

Kylie Minogue – Turn it Into Love

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.

Gina G – Every Time I Fall

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.

Talk Talk – My Foolish Friend

They may have been label-mates with Duran Duran, but while Le Bon and co. jetted off to tropical climes for their videos, Talk Talk got a Super Saver to Halifax. Amazing.

Red Box – Heart of the Sun

One of those bands that made you feel a bit clever for liking them, Red Box made a classic debut album which flopped terribly - and, as it turns out, quite unnecessarily. Thanks, record label types!

Lily Allen – URL Badman

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".

R.E.M. – Sitting Still

1981: a fresh faced young man from the west coast arrives in New York city and heads straight for the nearest record shop.