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.
This is what happens to a pop career when Life gets in the way...
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.
Girl Power, a decade early: it's the brilliant Mint Juleps.
Behold! Into the Popvoid's Single of the Year for 2015: the very wonderful St. Lucia and the amazing "Dancing on Glass".
We've all woken up in a stranger's bed with a sense of deep shame. Only The Divine Comedy would dare set that to an orchestra.
I briefly considered adding a category of "Frog Solo" for this post, but it's a fairly small genre to be honest. Here's Kermit with one of the best Christmas songs EVER.
Disturbing talk of blindfolds! Family trauma! CHIME-Y BITS! It's a Mew Christmas... *books flight to Denmark*
Gosh, "You Don't Own Me" is everywhere right now isn't it? Therefore it's the perfect time for Into the Popvoid to salute Lesley Gore, writer of this fabulous, heartbreaking and revealing melodramatic masterpiece.
Christmas time is here -and there's no better way to kick it off than with a faintly depressing song about snowfall not amounting to very much. The gorgeous, timeless and plain brilliant Just Like Christmas by Low.
U OK HUN? Is the pop star Christmas album really a cry for help?
In which we imagine a PWL theme park, complete with a rampaging gene-spliced Sinitta.
Because sometimes there's nothing better than a cheap fix of dirty electronic pop.
1978's Hammer Horror - one of the few occasions on which we decided Kate Bush was just a little too strange for the charts.
Do you believe in life after "Believe"?
Danny Wilson and the problem with perfection - how Mary's Prayer turned into a curse.