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Articles by Mark Elliott

‘Light Years’: How Kylie Minogue Found Her Future In Disco
In Depth

‘Light Years’: How Kylie Minogue Found Her Future In Disco

Released in the year 2000, ‘Light Years’ reset Kylie Minogue’s career in spectacular fashion. It remains the ultimate comeback album.

True Blue: The Story Behind Madonna’s Insightful Hit Song
In Depth

True Blue: The Story Behind Madonna’s Insightful Hit Song

A slick 50s/60s pop homage, the song True Blue was another smash-hit single for Madonna, but few had seen it coming…

Steve Norman Talks 40th Anniversary Tour Of ‘Journeys To Glory’, Life In Spandau Ballet
Interviews

Steve Norman Talks 40th Anniversary Tour Of ‘Journeys To Glory’, Life In Spandau Ballet

In this interview, Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman reveals the many highs – and the odd low – of being in one of the biggest bands of the 80s.

a-ha: Why The Norwegian Pop Icons’ Legacy Is More Than Take On Me
In Depth

a-ha: Why The Norwegian Pop Icons’ Legacy Is More Than Take On Me

Since scoring their international breakthrough with Take On Me, a-ha have built a musical legacy that has demanded critical respect.

‘Elysium’: Behind One Of Pet Shop Boys’ Most Authentic Albums
In Depth

‘Elysium’: Behind One Of Pet Shop Boys’ Most Authentic Albums

‘Elysium’ is perhaps one of the most personal Pet Shop Boys albums. Its release also marked a major turning point for the musical duo.

Who’s That Girl? 10 Madonna Facts You Need To Know
List & Guides

Who’s That Girl? 10 Madonna Facts You Need To Know

She’s caused controversy and scored success in equal measure, but these Madonna facts reveal much more about the “Queen Of Pop”.

Save A Prayer: The Story Behind Duran Duran’s Heavenly Song
In Depth

Save A Prayer: The Story Behind Duran Duran’s Heavenly Song

With an iconic music video filmed in Sri Lanka, Save A Prayer became Duran Duran’s biggest UK success to date in the summer of 1982.

Into The Groove: The Story Behind Madonna’s Floor-Filling Song
In Depth

Into The Groove: The Story Behind Madonna’s Floor-Filling Song

The best-selling of Madonna’s many UK hits, Into The Groove helped ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ become one of the 80s’ most iconic movies.

Holiday: Behind The Song That Started Madonna’s Lifelong Chart Stay
In Depth

Holiday: Behind The Song That Started Madonna’s Lifelong Chart Stay

No one expected Holiday’s monster success in late 1983, but the single would break records and become one of Madonna’s signature songs.

‘Who’s That Girl’: Behind Madonna’s Sure-Fire Soundtrack Smash
In Depth

‘Who’s That Girl’: Behind Madonna’s Sure-Fire Soundtrack Smash

Madonna’s ‘Who’s That Girl’ album may have been one of the 80s’ biggest soundtracks, but would records sales translate to the box office?

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