Alphabeat – What is Happening
Alphabeat exerted a certain fascination on the British public in 2008 - for precisely three singles. The fourth, annoyingly, was AMAZING.
Thunderbugs – It’s About Time You Were Mine
Saluting the fallen girl bands of our time: it's the here today, gone today story of the Thunderbugs.
Hurts – Stay
The best wintry ballad of the decade.
Gloria Estefan – Wepa
In which Gloria Estefan hitches a ride with Pharrell Williams, unfortunately just before he fitted new wheels on his wagon.
Will Young – Like a River
Work hard, do good things and all your dreams will come true: not strictly the case when you're a pop star in this day and age.
Gina G – Every Time I Fall
Every chirpy pop star must at some point become a Frowning Concept (thank you Neil Tennant for that phrase), and Gina G's turn came with this lovely dreamy ballad. Note also cut-price version of Kylie's "Put Yourself in My Place" video.