Tag: Cher

Barbara George

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Barbara George, “I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More)”

Barbara George's 1961 smash was her only hit but it was a monster...

Consumerism, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… The New Celebrity

The fault may not lie in our stars, or who we make stars, but......

Bobby Hebb

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Hebb, “Sunny”

Bobby Hebb wrote "Sunny" in response to personal and national tragedy...


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Latimore, “Let’s Straighten It Out”

Latimore scored with his Miami soul hit in 1974...

Earmageddon, Music

Earmageddon: Allman and Woman, “Two the Hard Way”

From hell's heart, one of the worst albums of the '70s stabs at thee...

Earmageddon, Music

Earmageddon: Deemageddon!

Jeff Giles is a fucking asshole. I know I’ve said that before. And I’ll say it again, partly because it’s fun, but mostly because...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Cher with Beavis and Butt-head, “I Got You Babe” (1993)

Beavis and Butt-head had their cultural moment in 1993. All of 1993. Their cartoon was the #1 show on MTV (even after they couldn’t...

AM Gold: 1966

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 18

All of this week's AM Gold tunes but one were Top 10 hits in 1966. But only one of them was covered and surpassed by one Mr. Phil Collins....

AM Gold 1965

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 13

It's a brave new year on AM Gold - 1965 to be precise!...


Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Paula Abdul’s “I’m Just Here for the Music” (2009)

When pop stars turn 40, the palm flower crystal embedded in their hand turns black, indicating its time for them to go away forever. By and...


Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 6

Our look at AM Gold's 1963 entry tackles five very different tunes - from folk to soul to country....


Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: A Sad “Burlesque”

There are worse things than fumbling the lyrics of the national anthem at the Super Bowl or tabloid crackups, Xtina. There is...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 9/17/10 — Double Shots

In this week’s mixtape you’ll find pairs of the same song by two different artists. I did try to lay down some ground rules for...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 8

In honor of Easter, join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton as they talk about resurrection -- pop culture style! It's all in Episode 8...


Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 11/3/73

Join us for a trip back in time -- when Art Garfunkel shunned his first name, Cher sang on a horse, and Billy Preston's afro threatened to...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Paul Shaffer

More than just the guy who plays keyboards for David Letterman, Paul Shaffer is really one of the more underrated musical icons of the last...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Maia Sharp, “Echo”

Maia Sharp, Echo (2009, Crooked Crown Records) Purchase this album (Amazon) I distinctly recall the first time I heard Maia Sharp sing. It...


Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 5/13/89

Jason Hare takes us back to 1989, when 38 Special begged for forgiveness, Peter Cetera warbled with Cher, and a "mystery artist" made it...


Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Jennifer Lopez

Wasn’t aware that Uncle Donnie had a hand in the movie business until I found this missive.  Of course, the...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Fleetwood Mac, “Rumours”

For all those Sheryl Crow fans who were disappointed when they found out she wouldn’t be filling in for Christine McVie on Fleetwood...


Lost in the '80s, Music, When New Wave Happens to Old Artists

Lost in the ’80s: When New Wave Happens to Old Artists – Cher

There’s never been a musical trend that Cher has been afraid to jump upon.  From watered down hippie-dippy love songs to disco to...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 16

Last week I talked about “the Shrink,” the guy at the record show who thinks he knows everything about every artist that ever...


Chartburn, Music

Chartburn: 5/9/08

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Hooks 'N' You, Music

Hooks ‘N’ You: Prefab Sprout, “The Gunman and Other Stories”

During my years on the ‘net, I’ve been a member of various E-mail lists and participated in countless discussion forums, and if...