Tag: a-ha

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #52: Someday We’ll Be Happy Again — Breakup Songs Part 2 (The Ballads)

If the first show was a Hormone Monster, this one's the Depression Kitty. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #46: Never, Ever, Always, and Forever

Proof that there is always something good that can come from even the worst of things. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #44: “Blue” Songs, Vol. I

Man, why are all of these songs with "blue" in the title so melancholy? Oh, right. ...

Film, Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: “Songs, Bond Songs” Executive Producer Andrew Curry

The classic Bond songs, shaken, stirred, and disrupted....

Film, Music

Excess and Perversity: The James Bond Theme Songs

Radiohead released their rejected James Bond theme song over the holidays. How did it stack up against the accepted songs of the series?...

Music, You Again?

You Again?: a-ha, “Cast in Steel”

Five years after fooling fans into thinking they were breaking up, a-ha are back with their 10th album, leaving Jeff Giles to sigh: You...

Like Omigod!, Music, Popdose

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 21

We’re on to Disc Six of this seven-disc set this week, and man oh man do these silly pop songs elicit some strong opinions. Put your...

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 2

Volume 2 of Bottom Feeders features lost hits from After 7, Alabama, Al B. Sure, All City and more. ...


Music, Podcast

Popdose Podcast Extra: Michaels on Michael (Plus)

It's been two years since Michael Jackson died, and several of Popdose's Michaels paid tribute in this special Popdose Podcast extra....


Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 6/15/11

The Weeknight '80s Dance Party is back and this week, Kelly's gonna melt your faces off. ...


Listmania, Music

Popdose 2010: Mike Duquette’s Best Reissues

Even in a year where a lot of great new music was released, it’s still been a blast to revisit artists and albums of old through those...


Listmania, Music

Popdose 2010: Will Harris’s Top Albums and Songs

I don’t even know why I’m here, frankly. I think it’s pretty well documented that all I do these days is write about...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Popdose Holiday Mixtape 2010

Last Christmas, we gave you our heart, but you were too busy doing real stuff. Hey, it’s perfectly understandable. We launched a...



Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1985

If you’re holding your breath for the day MTV starts playing music videos, let it go. It’s never going to happen, not while the...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 10/15/10

The Popdose staff curates this mix to be a companion through the headlong rush to the winter solstice....


Music, Uncovered

Uncovered: a-ha, “Hunting High and Low”

A look behind the scenes of a-ha's smash hit debut with Jeri Heiden, the artist responsible for the album's iconic cover....


Music, Rock Court

Rock Court, Small Claims Division: a-ha v. U2

All rise. The rules of this courtroom are simple. You will be presented with two songs, one by the plaintiff and one by the defendant. It...


Music, White Label

White Label Wednesday: Medsker’s Retro Beat Mix

David Medsker goes back in time and returns with a retro beat mix this week, featuring songs from a-ha, Wham!, Pet Shop Boys, Go West, and...


Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s Video Break: a-ha, “Take On Me” (Literal Version)

Here’s an oldie but a goodie, in a whole new style: the classic video for a-ha’s “Take On Me,” redone literally....


Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 10/5/85

Howdy, everybody! It’s CHART ATTACK! time once again!, What can I tell you about this week? Well, at least three of our artists owe...


Music, White Label

White Label Wednesday: Cliff Richard, “We Don’t Talk Anymore”

Everyone seemed to have so much fun jumping into the wayback machine with Nicolette Larson – and really, who wouldn’t want to...


Hooks 'N' You, Music

Hooks ‘N’ You: Morten Harket, “Wild Seed”

As God is my witness, I had already planned to write this column before Jeff dropped the news in his column, Freshly Unwrapped, that Morten...


Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to a-ha

Okay, jefitoblog faithful:you’ve stuck with me through Toto and Big Country. Can you handle an in-depth look at Norway’s most...