Gloria Estefan – Wepa
In which Gloria Estefan hitches a ride with Pharrell Williams, unfortunately just before he fitted new wheels on his wagon.
Britney Spears – I Wanna Go
Britney's Femme Fatale era: it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Here's the best bit.
Belle and Sebastian – I Didn’t See it Coming (Richard X Mix)
In which Belle and Sebastian turn into Dollar for four perfect minutes.
Selena Gomez & the Scene – Love You Like a Love Song
Everyone wants to be a Disney princess. Especially our American correspondent Dan Poliak. He's almost there!
Florrie – I Took a Little Something
From the file marked "Why Isn't This Person a Huge Star Yet?", it's the quite brilliant Florrie.
Nicola Roberts – Gladiator
When the lads down at CERN have finished with that Hadron Collider business they might want to turn their attention to more pressing matters, namely the inexplicable commercial failure of […]
Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Starlight
Here’s a good example of how to cope when your record company loses absolutely all interest. I present to you the story of Sophie Ellis-Bextor and the Last Laugh. Sophie’s tale is a […]
Will Young – The Way I See
As someone who spent nearly 20 years buying singles for a living and many more doing the same thing on the ‘Amateur Circuit’, I still mourn the demise of the physical single, […]
SoundGirl – Don’t Know Why
“Right guys, it’s 2011. LOL-pop is over, and we need a new sound. You’ve got 15 seconds. Go.” “Well, I’ve got this song. It’s basically a pop-reggae interpolation of Carly […]
Penguin Prison – Don’t Fuck With My Money
I’m never too sure about the word “fuck” in pop. Its use always feels slightly like an act of self-sabotage in that your record either gets saddled with a bleeped out […]