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Tag: 1988

Erasure – She Won’t Be Home

Look, we can argue about whether this is technically a hit or not until the cows come home but it might just be THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS RECORD EVER. So, um, there.

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.

Swimming with Sharks – Careless Love

If you’re of a certain vintage, you’ll almost certainly remember half-page adverts in Smash Hits promoting an exciting sounding new band called Swimming with Sharks, and thinking to yourself “gosh, […]

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 […]

Diesel Park West – Jackie’s Still Sad

  Guest contributor: Pete Paphides  In the world of record collecting, I was a bottom-feeder. Faced with the challenge of buying as many records as possible with my weekly allowance, I […]

Rachel Sweet – Hairspray

One of the saddest things about a song not being a hit is that you almost never get to dance to it anywhere other than your own kitchen or living […]