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Tag: Popvoid

Preston – Dressed to Kill

Over the years, the relationship between reality TV and the pop charts has been a bit of a rollercoaster to say the least. Most obviously, there’s the endless parade of […]

Annie Lennox – Pavement Cracks

Nowadays we live in a rather lawless society – in terms of music at least – and there’s a battle raging right now to determine the manner of its consumption […]

Alison Moyet – Ordinary Girl

I think we’re all quite used now to the notion that pop stars and their employers often don’t enjoy an easy working relationship, and in many cases it appears to […]

Prelude – Platinum Blonde

There’s only one thing I love more than a days-of-the-week countdown in a lyric – think Cherrelle and Alexander O’Neal’s Saturday Love or Craig David’s 7 Days – and that’s […]

Inga Humpe – Do I Have To?

It’s time to talk about cover versions, and specifically why they happen so often considering they pay for someone else’s swimming pool and not your own. Pop stars sing the […]

Fra Lippo Lippi – Come Summer

What’s in a name? Quite a lot if the history of pop music is anything to go by. In the 1960s and 70s, it was deemed necessary for aspiring pop […]

Lana Del Rey – National Anthem

Lana Del Rey is a brilliant example of everything that’s right with modern pop and everything that’s wrong with the modern pop audience. Here was someone who had done their […]

Taylor Swift – Tim McGraw

It might be hard for us to imagine there was ever a time B.T. (Before Taylor), and as painful as it is to remember, we Brits were a little slow […]

Def Leppard – Photograph

When I was a teenager we moved to the countryside, which meant that my ten minute walk to school became a twenty minute drive in the company of my brother. […]

Sting – We’ll Be Together

Why does everyone hate Sting? Ok, let me re-phrase that. Why did British singles buyers hate Sting? One more question and then I’ll move on to make my point. How […]

Swimming with Sharks – Careless Love

If you’re of a certain vintage, you’ll almost certainly remember half-page adverts in Smash Hits promoting an exciting sounding new band called Swimming with Sharks, and thinking to yourself “gosh, […]

Vince Clarke & Paul Quinn – One Day

It appears some artists just aren’t suited to life in the spotlight. The initial rush of success, and the recognition which follows, can rapidly subside. In my youth, this often […]

Thomas Dolby – Silk Pyjamas

You know when you really, really want to like a pop star but you can’t quite get your head around what they’re doing? This was the situation I found myself […]

Britney Spears – Perfume

I don’t know about you, but I always tend to flinch when I see a pop star on the publicity trail describe their new album as “my most personal record yet” […]

Go-Go’s – Our Lips Are Sealed

From a certain point of view, Britain was a thoroughly miserable place to be in the early 1980s, and it’s tempting to think that we passed on the Go-Go’s because we […]

Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl

Fortune does not always favor the overly-ambitious, particularly when it comes to film and TV actors who want to be pop stars. For every Kylie Minogue, emerging from the protective […]