Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #49: Hot Dog, Jumping Frog, Albuquerque — Royals, Volume I

I thought there would be tons of songs about princesses. I had maybe four....


Influences: Family Pet

Pissed Jeans, Billy Joel, AND The Animaniacs?...

Soul Serenade - Marvin Gaye (Give It Up)

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye, “Got To Give It Up”

Marvin Gaye's '77 hit was huge, it's influence even greater...

Popular Culture, Theatre, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Broadway Musicals as an Important Cultural Force

A series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the...

Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Phil Collins

There are two kinds of people in this world: those that say Phil Collins is a doughy, ineffectual frontman who ruined the prog-rock outfit...


Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: The Rolling Stones’ “Like a Rolling Stone” (1995)

In 1994, after more than 30 years largely intact and as one of the world’s best, most famous, popular, and hardworking bands, the...



Here’s Something Else!: Five Disco Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck

The 1970s weren't all shag carpeting and plaid pants. OK, they were. But not all of it sucked. Really....


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 9

Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton for a fantastic discussion about Drooling Fanaticism with special guest Steve Almond, author of...


Music, Pop Goes the World

Pop Goes the World: Alphabeat

Props to Will Harris for bringing this Danish group to my attention. God, I miss bands like this. Let’s not mince words about the...


Music, Phagz on 45

Phagz on 45: Special All-ABBA Edition!

Because absolutely no one the editorial staff demanded it — John C. Hughes and the world’s foremost Belinda Carlisle...


Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost In The ’70s: ABBA, “Hey Hey Helen”

Yeah, I know we’ve done ABBA once already this year, but in celebration of “Mamma Mia” stinking up theater screens...


Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: ABBA, “Angeleyes”

The double A-side single had a nice little streak in the late ’70s; Queen alone had two. But one of my favorites didn’t chart...


Hooks 'N' You, Music

Hooks ‘N’ You: The Merrymakers, “No Sleep ‘Til Famous”

Even since Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus first realized that they had a knack for writing songs together, it’s been an...