Soul Serenade: Luther Vandross, “Here And Now”

I come here today to praise Luther Ronzoni Vandross, who, despite the somewhat incongruous middle name, was one of the greatest singers of any kind of music that this world has ever known. When he died nine years ago the world suddenly ...

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

In my ongoing effort to stay warm during this cold winter I’m featuring one of the hottest tracks of the 1970’s this week.

If you were around in those days, you know that in the late ’70s disco was all. Everyone, from ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 88

With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, enjoy and ...

You’re Dead To Us…Medleys

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation of culture, or merely the fickle nature of fads. 

In the late ’70s in the Netherlands, most disco ...

Download Now: Lauren Anatolia “Four Words”

Just about every make and model of record comes across the POPDOSE desk on any given day. Indie rock, ironic pop, singer/songwriter/barista, dubstep, emo, screamo, steampunk, aggro folk, R&B, EDM, BNL, faux gangsta, lite reggae, Bieberish — you ...

Blerd Briefs: Rihanna & Nicki Lead The AMA Pack

The nominees for the 2012 American Music Awards were announced earlier today, and the 20 categories are dotted by the likes of Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. The two West Indian divas lead the pack with four nominations each. Rihanna has continued her ...

Weekend ’80s Dance Party: Special Labor Day Edition

Hey, you guys! How’s it going? I hope everyone’s enjoying their three-day weekend, so far. I know ye ole Weeknight ’80s Dance Party has been MIA the past several weeks and I have no real excuse other than I’ve been very ...

Jheri Curl Fridays 05: “Unconditional Love”

The years immediately following the “Death of Disco” weren’t the easiest for Donna Summer, who had been the most successful artist to emerge from the genre. She began the Eighties on a hot streak, with the greatest hits compilation ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 86

Here are even more songs by artists whose names begin with the letter S, as we continue looking at singles that charted below #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the 1980s.

Barbra Streisand
“Promises” — 1981, #48

Future Retro: Home of the Quick Serve

Obsessive fans know the sheer agony of waiting years, even decades, for their favorite oldies (ahem, classic) artist to finally release a new album of substandard material on a record label no one has ever heard of. Amazingly, some ...

Lost in the ’70s: Donna Summer, “Sunset People”

In 1979, Donna Summer could do no wrong — she was, in fact, riding high with three Top Ten hits in a row. So no one blinked when Summer and collaborators Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte decided her next ...

Mix Six: “Up From the Underground”

Hey, Popsters! You’re back for more weekly mixing fun, eh? Good. I’m glad you’re here, and I hope this week’s mix starts to spark some discussion about when a particular genre of music surfaced from the underground and became mainstreamed. You’ll probably ...