On Don't You Wish You Looked Just Like Cheryl Tweedy?

Didn't Girls Aloud lose Popstars: The Rivals? Though I guess Cheryl "won" by being made a member of the group. Also, anyone remotely involved in making "Biology" a real live pop song has a significant reservoir of good will with me. Their singles discography is quite good (and includes a decent Pet Shop Boys -penned tune -- to tie this to a recent listicle).

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm 0

On Pet Shop Boys Singles, 1985-2010

Please compare and contrast with:


I love the album version of It's Alright. I've always been baffled as to why Neil apparently prefers the single edit on Discography. It's all flattened out and assy.

And I also love Can You Forgive Her?, if you couldn't already tell....

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 6:24 pm 0

On Is This a Summer Without a Song of the Summer?

@semiserious Yes, you should start that article. I was thinking someone should be making the documentary analogue to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991:_The_Year_Punk_Broke but involving (arguably) 2010 and tacky eurodance.

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm 0

On 169 Song Titles with Parentheticals (In Order of Parenthetical Charm)

Lovely list. I would add: (Forever) Live and Die. {How to Be A) Millionaire. Guess my 80s synthpop roots are showing.

Posted on May 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm 0