Stewart, in addition to being an awful lot pop, is also a little bit country. Here he is on one of the genre's finest, Brandy Clark.
Damn it, Janet. Dan Poliak on the complete madness of 2004.
In which necessity is the mother of re-invention.
Don't bore us, get to the Frazier Chorus.
Had it, lost it, got it back on his own terms: here's Derek on the very wonderful Darren Hayes.
It's one of Kirsty MacColl's greatest songs. Terry's ALL GOLD.
Category is: dancefloor eleganza. Yes, it's the Morales-booster that is "I'm the One You Need".
In which familiarité breeds contentement.
Ooh-aah, just a Little Bit: the greatest pop moment of 2016.
1991: the year that wanted to sex you up. Possibly one of the reasons why Eg and Alice never troubled the charts.
Film star in Moomin-pop-courtly-love-quite-good-album shocker!
She's just some pop star that you used to know. As it turns out, a ruddy brilliant one.
Probably the best record ever made about the fuzziness of falling in love.
You're a mid-tempo, mid-eighties filth-fest, I'm a downtown, downbeat guy.
Yes, it is that Running Up That Hill.
Alphabeat exerted a certain fascination on the British public in 2008 - for precisely three singles. The fourth, annoyingly, was AMAZING.
Stewart writes about embracing the new, as long as it sounds a bit old.
Christmas. It's for the grown-ups really, isn't it?
The entire pop career experience squeezed into a little under two years: it's the one and only Billie Piper!
Saluting the fallen girl bands of our time: it's the here today, gone today story of the Thunderbugs.