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Tag: Into the Popvoid

Andy Gibb – Shadow Dancing

When a fourth musical Gibb brother appeared, America was like "OMG YES", but over here we were more "we'll just leave it, thanks" - which was patently a mistake because "Shadow Dancing" is absolutely bloody amazing.

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.

Cyndi Lauper – Shine

The gist: in 2001 Cyndi Lauper made the album of her career but unless you lived in Japan or were willing to spend an insane amount of money on the import, you didn't get to hear it. This was a COLOSSAL SHAME.

London Boys – My Love

They sold more albums than Kate Bush or Tears for Fears in 1989, but will anybody these days admit to buying a London Boys record? I will, obviously.

Mono – Life in Mono

I had great expectations for this song, but not even Great Expectations could make it a hit. More Music for Spies, this time from the really very good Mono.

Thomas Leer – No 1

Two years prior to "Snobbery & Decay", Thomas Leer was out-blowing the Blow Monkeys with the string and saxophone drenched "No 1".

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.

E’Voke – I Believe

The 90s dance cover version is often enough to make the blood run cold, but this one gets Stewart's pumpin'...

Peach – On My Own

Hooked on classics: charting pop music's use of Symphony No.5 by Jean Sibelius. Wait, come back!