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Tag: Derek Crook

Olivia Newton John – Tied Up

The curse of the single from the greatest hits album strikes again! It's the incomparable Olivia Newton John, not singing about bondage despite what the title would have you believe.

Jill Jones – Mia Bocca

Jill Jones - she's bilingual but not single. It's 1987 and all over the world the completely amazing Prince-helmed "Mia Bocca" fails to be a smash hit. Tut.

Niki & The Dove – DJ, Ease My Mind

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.

Deptford Goth – Feel Real

Derek on Deptford Goth's gorgeous "Feel Real", and the social anxieties involved when you find yourself standing next to a pop personage.

Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning

Cast your mind back to 2008/09; 80s synth pop revivalism was at its height and it seemed every act (new or established) was trying on a shiny synth style in […]

Bananarama – More Than Physical

Choosing a follow-up single to a massive hit is a decision always fraught with danger. As a man who spends way too much time thinking about what singles should be […]