1988, and Five Star become a Leather Proposition.
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.
Summer is coming.
Billy Joel ropes in Cyndi Lauper for a bit of help on this anthem for the emotionally repressed. AMAZING.
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.
1981. There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?
In any other industry, a knock-off might be considered a bad thing. In pop, as Dan Poliak explains, it's often anything but.
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.
First there was the Power Ballad. And then, thanks to Alphaville, came the NUCLEAR POWER BALLAD.
Dan Poliak, invoking the memory of the Spice Girls to make a point about AC/DC and the Fist Pump Anthem. Business as usual then.
Girl Power, a decade early: it's the brilliant Mint Juleps.
A magnificent entry in our occasional 'Crying at the Discoteque' series, Niki & The Dove's "DJ, Ease My Mind" demonstrates why Scandinavians do pop better than just about anyone.
No more champagne and the fireworks are through - the holiday season may be over, but Stewart can still spare a thought for a song that was lost in the Christmas rush 34 years ago.
Behold! Into the Popvoid's Single of the Year for 2015: the very wonderful St. Lucia and the amazing "Dancing on Glass".
We've all woken up in a stranger's bed with a sense of deep shame. Only The Divine Comedy would dare set that to an orchestra.
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.