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Cher Lloyd – Sirens

Remember Cher Lloyd? She’s that annoying bubblegum brat from the estate with the hi-tops and tracksuit who thought she was going to waltz her way to the X Factor title […]

The Kids from Fame – Desdemona

  I can’t overstate the love I had for the Kids from Fame in 1982. As a ten year old pop fan, a weekly television series about young people attending the (fictional) […]

Exposé – Let Me Be the One

In rock music there seems to be an unspoken rule which states success automatically attracts success. Generally, as an artist grows in stature and the money starts to flow, the […]

Kirsty MacColl – My Affair

I think a lot of people – if I’m honest I’m one of them – tend to judge pop careers on chart positions. I do realise that this logic is […]

Barry Manilow – Daybreak

One of the joys of being little is that you have absolutely no idea about concepts of cool. I’ve tried to retain that in my adult life, believing that if you […]

Hall & Oates – She’s Gone

Given that they only ever had moderate success in the UK, it may surprise you to learn that blue-eyed soul outfit Hall & Oates are the biggest selling duo of […]

Taylor Dayne – I’ll Be Your Shelter

It’s time to talk about Taylor. Not that Taylor, the other Taylor. Taylor Dayne. In the very late eighties and the very early nineties Taylor Dayne briefly threatened to become the […]

Spice Girls – Move Over

“Luke, you simply have to write about the Spice Girls.” You’d think this would be hard; every track the girls ever released as a single charted strongly, so what’s left […]

Goldfrapp – Rocket

Choosing the right first single is a very exact science, and there are many factors to consider. Are you coming back from a hugely successful debut? Then you’ll be wanting […]

Sheena Easton – 101

My esteemed colleague and Popvoid’s Mr Big, Niall McMurray, has already discussed the concept of an artist entering his or her Imperial Phase, and today we explore the moment when […]

Diesel Park West – Jackie’s Still Sad

  Guest contributor: Pete Paphides  In the world of record collecting, I was a bottom-feeder. Faced with the challenge of buying as many records as possible with my weekly allowance, I […]

Pepsi and Shirlie – Someday

Time moves in strange ways in pop music: 1987 and 1991 may only be four years apart, but that short period ushered in so many changes that sometimes it feels […]

Eurythmics – Shame

Here’s another good example of the sort of thing that happens once a band has passed its Imperial Phase – songs that would have previously sailed into the top 20 […]

Suzanne Vega – In Liverpool

In the late summer of 1992 I had just entered my third year at Glasgow University studying English Literature and Medieval History – boy have those come in handy – and […]

Jody Watley – Another Chapter

Over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that Japan has great taste in Western pop music – Shampoo notwithstanding – for as a nation they’ve continued to embrace releases from people we’ve […]

Robert Palmer – You Are In My System

It’s pretty clear I’m definitely ‘one of them’. And by ‘one of them’ I mean I have a natural tendency to prefer female voices when it comes to my favourite […]

Laura Branigan – Shattered Glass

It’s almost impossible to discuss pop music at the end of the 1980s without mentioning Stock, Aitken and Waterman. For the last two years of the decade they essentially colonised the UK charts, […]