Tag: Laura Branigan

Shirley Ellis

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Shirley Ellis, “The Nitty Gritty”

Shirley Ellis emerged as a three-hit wonder at a dark time in the nation's history...

Like Omigod!, Music

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 7

Funk, power pop, adult contemporary, Eurodisco — there’s a little something for everybody this week! Or, as Dw. Dunphy (who is never at...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Hit Songs by Older Adults, Made for Older Adults

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

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 10

There's boy bands and some dude named Brandon but stop in for my interview with Jim Macpherson from the Breeders. ...


Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 6/22/11 – Kelly’s Birthday Edition

It's Kelly's birthday and she wants to celebrate by dancing....


Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 5/11/11

Tonight, Kelly wants you to get in touch with your feminine side. It's Ladies Night at the Weeknight '80s Dance Party. ...


Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: We Wuz Robbed! Great #2 Hits of the ’80s

Jon Cummings' ongoing look at great #2 hits in Billboard history moves into the '80s this week, with hit tracks from the Bangles, Journey,...


Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Michael Bolton, “Soul Provider”

In Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s character Crash Davis chides Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) for his laziness and lack of focus on the...


Future Retro, Meta, Music

Future Retro: Laura Branigan

CALLING GLORIA Laura Branigan is a classic example of a great and underrated talent whose life and career were cut short far too soon....


Bottom Feeders, Music, Popdose

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 10

Welcome to double digits! This marks the tenth week of posting every song from the Billboard Hot 100 in the 1980s that peaked at #41 and...