Here's a little story and you're sure to like it - Dan Poliak on everyone's homegirl, Paula Abdul.
Dramatic synth-pop from a 6'2" Scandinavian songstress. Where do I sign up?
1988, and Five Star become a Leather Proposition.
I have a terrible track record when it comes to predicting the Next Big Thing. Karen Ramirez was my pick for 1998, and it didn't turn out very well.
Summer is coming.
Billy Joel ropes in Cyndi Lauper for a bit of help on this anthem for the emotionally repressed. AMAZING.
We now return to the bottomless well that is Atmospheric French Pop.
New contributor Elliot on one of our finest pop-stars-in-waiting, it's the very lovely Tanya Lacey.
1981. There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?
In any other industry, a knock-off might be considered a bad thing. In pop, as Dan Poliak explains, it's often anything but.
This is what happens to a pop career when Life gets in the way...
Great Britain joined the European Union in 1973. Perhaps one day pop will get that memo.
Very few people would make you wait fifty years for their best record. But that's exactly what Dame Shirley Bassey did.
First there was the Power Ballad. And then, thanks to Alphaville, came the NUCLEAR POWER BALLAD.
Dan Poliak, invoking the memory of the Spice Girls to make a point about AC/DC and the Fist Pump Anthem. Business as usual then.